Chandigarh Child Rights Protection Commission organized “Run for Rights”
Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child rights, CCPCR , Harjinder Kaur
Chandigarh : Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights celebrated the International Day of Girl Child by organising “Run for Rights”. In the program, 300 Girls from 4 (four) leading groups of 50 schools under Girl India Project i.e. Cluster I-Mai Bhago, III-Kalpana Chawla, IV Mary Kom & V- Arunima Sinha participated.The run started from New Lake, Sector 42, Chandigarh to Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh.The Run was addressed by Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, Mayor, Chandigarh as Chief Guest. On this occasion the pledge on Girl Rights was taken and flag offed by Ms. Anjum Moudgil, Olympian Shooter 2021. The participants were lead by Ms. Mannat, Child Right Ambassador and awarding to the participating schools was done by Dr. Sunil Rayat, Joint Director Sports, Chandigarh Administration.The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chairperson and Members Ms. Harjinder Kaur, Ms. Pooja Punchhi, Dr. Monica M Singh, Sh. Chanchal Singh, RTE Consultant appreciating momentum focused on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.Sh. Ravinder Singh Billa, CCPCR Mentor along with the market committee Sector 42, Chandigarh, Management of Gurudwara & Temple of Sector 42, Chandigarh showered flowers on the participants of “Run for Rights” and applauded the grand event.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:
Shivalik Public School, Sector 41-B, Chandigarh
Scared Heart School, Chandigarh
Delhi Public School, Sector 40C, Chandigarh
GMSSS-38 West, Chandigarh
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 D, Chandigarh. St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Sector 44D, Chandigarh along with the participants from their group schools.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF GIRL CHILD: International Day of the Girl Child was first achieved by the Beijing Declaration in 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing. It was the first-ever event to have identified the need for addressing issues faced by adolescent girls around the world. Every year on October 11, International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated to empower girls and amplify their voice. It acknowledges the importance, power and potential of adolescent girls by encouraging the opening up of more opportunities for them. This day also holds importance as it eliminates the gender-based challenges that little girls face around the world, including child marriages, discrimination, violence and poor learning opportunities.