National Children’s Day being observed

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The 59th National Children’s Day is being celebrated across the country by organizing several programmes.

The United Nations General Assembly had endorsed the Covenant on Children Rights on 20 November 1989. Nepal passed the convention on 14 September 1990.

The National Children’s day that has had been celebrated on 4th of Bhadra since BS 2021 begun to be celebrated on Bhadra 29 since BS 2063 marking the date Nepal ratified the Covenant.

The Nepal Constitution has guaranteed overall development of children by defining children’s rights as fundamental rights.

The Constitution has also included the arrangements related to child protection, child preservation, child development and child participation.

As per the commitment made in the UN Child Rights Convention, 1989 and other international instruments, the Nepal government has formulated and implemented its laws and policies accordingly.

President Ramchandra Poudel has extended the message of best wishes to all Nepali children and their guardians on the occasion of the National Children’s Day. The president viewed all sides concerned including schools, civil society, rights defenders, governmental and non-governmental organizations could extend help in enforcing rights to children.

Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen and Chairperson of National Child Rights Council Surendra Raj Acharya expressed his ministry’s commitment to implement the constitutionally-guaranteed child rights.