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World Children’s Day being observed

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Published: 12:18, 3 October 2022   Update: 12:23, 3 October 2022
World Children’s Day being observed

With commencement of Children Rights Week, the World Children’s Day-2022 is being observed in the country today (Monday).

The theme of this year’s day is ‘Children will build a golden country by spreading rays of light (Gorbey Shishu Sonar Desh, Choriye Diye Alo er Resh).’

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the children on the occasion of the World Children's Day and Children Right Week-2022, urging them to groom themselves as worthy citizens of the country.

The President, in his message, said children will lead the future world and so, there is no alternative to ensuring health, nutrition, education, safety and healthy recreation for the mental and cultural development of children.

In her message, the Prime Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formulated the 'Children Act' in the country in 1974 in order to ensure children's rights.

She said Bangladesh is one of the signatory countries of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) or the UN Children's Rights Charter.

Highlighting comprehensive measures taken by the ruling Awami League government to ensure health, education, recreation and welfare of the children, the premier said the government has formulated the National Child Policy 2011, Children Act-2013 and the Child Marriage Prevention Act-2017.

Bangladesh celebrates the World Children's Day every year on the first Monday of October.

At the same time, the Children Rights Week will be observed from October 4-11.