Panja inaugurates childfriendly corner at book fair

first_imgKolkata: Minister of state for Women & Child Development & Social Welfare Shashi Panja on Saturday inaugurated a child-friendly corner at the stall set up by West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) at the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair.”This is the second time when such a stall has been put up at the book fair, with the aim to create awareness among children and their parents about the rights of children and how should such child rights be upheld. The state department of Women & Child Development has extended full support for setting up the facility,” said Ananya Chatterjee Chakrabarti, chairperson of WBSCPCR. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThere will be posters, books and various publicity materials for the purpose of awareness and various interactive activities, which will be held every day to attract children. Children will be encouraged to recite poems, draw, tell stories and other similar activities through which we will try to deliver the message of awareness. A paper cutting workshop involving children was conducted by Trina Lahiri at the WBSCPCR stall on Sunday. “Child rights and their security should be given utmost priority. So there should be such child-friendly corners at every fair. The book fair stall will have activities every day on the part of the WBSCPCR, to encourage participation from the children and their parents. People tend to think when they see activities linked to child rights and their security and this contributes to awareness generation,” said Panja.last_img

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