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    World Children's Day National Celebrations today in Jaffna Featured

    October 01, 2015

    World Children's Day National celebration will be held at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna today (Oct.01) under the patronage of Ms.Chandrani Bandara, Ministerr of Women and Child Affairs and with the participation of Ms.Wijayakala Maheshwaran, State Minister of Child Affairs. The theme is "A Benevolent Land that Dazzles the World with Child Friendly environment".

    The celebrations are organised world over considering the factors to protect a child's basic rights such as food, education and freedom while creating a caring environment where the children will enjoy the love of family, school and the society.

     

    Children's Day is an event celebrated on various days in many places around the world. International Children's Day is celebrated on June 1 and Universal Children's Day is on November 20.

     

    In Sri Lanka we celebrate Children's Day on October 1.

     

    The International Children's Day had its origin in Turkey in 1920 and later in the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925.

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