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Govt committed to children�s all-round development: CM

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GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said the State government is committed to spearheading the intellectual, social and spiritual development of children.

Speaking on the occasion of Children�s Day celebration at the District Library here today, Chief Minister Sonowal termed the day very significant and said that the entire nation has geared up in celebrating a day for the children who are the future of the country and nucleus of human resources. He said a state cannot progress without the development of children. He added that his government is laying paramount importance on the all-round development of children.

The Chief Minister also said, �Assam is rich in resources of all forms and it is the duty of the teachers and parents to lend capacity building of our children to help them to inculcate expertise to reap rich dividends of our resources.� He also said that every parent dreams of making his or her child great, so on the occasion of Children�s Day all should take a pledge to help the children realise their full potential. Since children constitute a sizeable chunk of human resources of the country, a conducive environment needs to be given to them so that they become good human beings to expedite the development the country.

Sonowal also reiterated that a holistic development of a child encompassing the intellectual, social and spiritual facet is of vital importance. Therefore, the State government is on its foot to augur an environment for the all-round development of children. He also asked parents to educate their children to use mobile phones for constructive purposes.

Paying tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru he said, �It will be a great honour to the first Prime Minister if we can empower our children with good habits.� He also reiterated the need to encourage children to plant saplings for a pollution-free, green and clean Assam.

Sonowal also handed over awards to the winners of different competitions held on the occasion.

Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma who also spoke on the occasion touched on the history of Children�s Day and the State government�s slew of measures for the development of the children of the State.

At ASCPCR: The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights celebrated Children�s Day today with the children of Basistha Vidyapeeth ME School.

A team from the ASCPCR visited the school and spent the day with the students. A painting competition was organised on the occasion on the theme �Swachh Bharat�. Later sweets were distributed among the children.

Indrani Tahbildar, Member of the Commission explained to the children the provisions of the RTE Act, 2009 and the ban on corporal punishment. She also stressed the responsibilities of every individual towards the community, society and the nation so that every one enjoys their rights to the fullest.

Dr Nani Gopal Goswami, Member of the Commission introduced everyone to the children and spoke about the Commission and its mandate and functions to protect and promote the rights of the children.

Rupa Hazarika, Member of the Commission focused on the evil practices of child marriage, child sexual abuse, etc., and explained to the children the ill-effects of early marriage and early pregnancy.

At BBCI: The Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) celebrated Children�s Day today with an art competition amongst childhood cancer patients and various other recreational activities.

Prizes and gifts were distributed among the children, which was preceded by a cake-cutting ceremony. Representatives from various schools also participated in the programme.

Aditya Kumar Sharma, Managing Director of Assam Gas Company Ltd., Duliajan and other officials attended the celebration.

Children and employees of BBCI recollected the contributions made by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India who was also a great scholar and wrote Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History.

Legal Services Authority: The Kamrup District Legal Services Authority in association with Divine Hand Welfare Organisation celebrated Children�s Day with a daylong programme today.

The occasion was marked by an event at Fatasil Ambari Children Home where Satya Nath Sarma, Member Secretary, Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA); Jyotsna Das, Secretary, ASLSA and Bhupesh Kumar Bharali, superintendent of the Children Home, were present among others, a press release said.

At Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya: Children�s Day was celebrated at Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya with enthusiasm.

Teachers of the school presented various cultural items on the occasion, like recitation, Bihu dance, soliloquy, comedy, songs and violin recital.

A health check-up camp was also organised on the occasion where child specialist Surajit Majumdar was present.

At Sparsh: Sparsh Group of Schools, Guwahati also celebrated Children�s Day with an exhibition-cum-sale of handicraft items made by the students and teachers, besides other programmes, on its campus at Geetanagar. Actor Kopil Bora was the chief guest on the occasion.

The proceeds of sale of the handicraft items will be donated for the welfare of underprivileged children, a press release said.

At Axel�s Kindergarten: Axel�s Kindergarten of Kalaphar, Guwahati organised an exhibition for kids to celebrate the Childrens� Day at its premises. The exhibition was inaugurated by director of Axel Public School, Lakhara Mr Prasanta Choudhury. Axel�s Kindergarten�s head mistress Bijoylaxmi Chakraborty said, �We have organised the exhibition to bring out the hidden talents of our kids.� Axel�s Public School principal Mrs Monti Gogoi Chowdhury, Axel�s Kindergarten teachers, guardians and general public also visited the exhibition.

At Radhanagar: Faculties and students of the Rahman Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Radhanagar, today celebrated Children�s Day and World Diabetes Day with the students and staff of Guwahati Blind High School, Latakata, Basistha. Health assessment of the students were carried out and a cultural programme was also held, while a PA system was donated to the school as a Children�s Day gift.

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Govt committed to children�s all-round development: CM

GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said the State government is committed to spearheading the intellectual, social and spiritual development of children.

Speaking on the occasion of Children�s Day celebration at the District Library here today, Chief Minister Sonowal termed the day very significant and said that the entire nation has geared up in celebrating a day for the children who are the future of the country and nucleus of human resources. He said a state cannot progress without the development of children. He added that his government is laying paramount importance on the all-round development of children.

The Chief Minister also said, �Assam is rich in resources of all forms and it is the duty of the teachers and parents to lend capacity building of our children to help them to inculcate expertise to reap rich dividends of our resources.� He also said that every parent dreams of making his or her child great, so on the occasion of Children�s Day all should take a pledge to help the children realise their full potential. Since children constitute a sizeable chunk of human resources of the country, a conducive environment needs to be given to them so that they become good human beings to expedite the development the country.

Sonowal also reiterated that a holistic development of a child encompassing the intellectual, social and spiritual facet is of vital importance. Therefore, the State government is on its foot to augur an environment for the all-round development of children. He also asked parents to educate their children to use mobile phones for constructive purposes.

Paying tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru he said, �It will be a great honour to the first Prime Minister if we can empower our children with good habits.� He also reiterated the need to encourage children to plant saplings for a pollution-free, green and clean Assam.

Sonowal also handed over awards to the winners of different competitions held on the occasion.

Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma who also spoke on the occasion touched on the history of Children�s Day and the State government�s slew of measures for the development of the children of the State.

At ASCPCR: The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights celebrated Children�s Day today with the children of Basistha Vidyapeeth ME School.

A team from the ASCPCR visited the school and spent the day with the students. A painting competition was organised on the occasion on the theme �Swachh Bharat�. Later sweets were distributed among the children.

Indrani Tahbildar, Member of the Commission explained to the children the provisions of the RTE Act, 2009 and the ban on corporal punishment. She also stressed the responsibilities of every individual towards the community, society and the nation so that every one enjoys their rights to the fullest.

Dr Nani Gopal Goswami, Member of the Commission introduced everyone to the children and spoke about the Commission and its mandate and functions to protect and promote the rights of the children.

Rupa Hazarika, Member of the Commission focused on the evil practices of child marriage, child sexual abuse, etc., and explained to the children the ill-effects of early marriage and early pregnancy.

At BBCI: The Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) celebrated Children�s Day today with an art competition amongst childhood cancer patients and various other recreational activities.

Prizes and gifts were distributed among the children, which was preceded by a cake-cutting ceremony. Representatives from various schools also participated in the programme.

Aditya Kumar Sharma, Managing Director of Assam Gas Company Ltd., Duliajan and other officials attended the celebration.

Children and employees of BBCI recollected the contributions made by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India who was also a great scholar and wrote Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History.

Legal Services Authority: The Kamrup District Legal Services Authority in association with Divine Hand Welfare Organisation celebrated Children�s Day with a daylong programme today.

The occasion was marked by an event at Fatasil Ambari Children Home where Satya Nath Sarma, Member Secretary, Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA); Jyotsna Das, Secretary, ASLSA and Bhupesh Kumar Bharali, superintendent of the Children Home, were present among others, a press release said.

At Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya: Children�s Day was celebrated at Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya with enthusiasm.

Teachers of the school presented various cultural items on the occasion, like recitation, Bihu dance, soliloquy, comedy, songs and violin recital.

A health check-up camp was also organised on the occasion where child specialist Surajit Majumdar was present.

At Sparsh: Sparsh Group of Schools, Guwahati also celebrated Children�s Day with an exhibition-cum-sale of handicraft items made by the students and teachers, besides other programmes, on its campus at Geetanagar. Actor Kopil Bora was the chief guest on the occasion.

The proceeds of sale of the handicraft items will be donated for the welfare of underprivileged children, a press release said.

At Axel�s Kindergarten: Axel�s Kindergarten of Kalaphar, Guwahati organised an exhibition for kids to celebrate the Childrens� Day at its premises. The exhibition was inaugurated by director of Axel Public School, Lakhara Mr Prasanta Choudhury. Axel�s Kindergarten�s head mistress Bijoylaxmi Chakraborty said, �We have organised the exhibition to bring out the hidden talents of our kids.� Axel�s Public School principal Mrs Monti Gogoi Chowdhury, Axel�s Kindergarten teachers, guardians and general public also visited the exhibition.

At Radhanagar: Faculties and students of the Rahman Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences, Radhanagar, today celebrated Children�s Day and World Diabetes Day with the students and staff of Guwahati Blind High School, Latakata, Basistha. Health assessment of the students were carried out and a cultural programme was also held, while a PA system was donated to the school as a Children�s Day gift.

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