There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children: Nelson Mandela
On November 20 every year, people across the globe celebrate World Children’s Day to promote international togetherness and awareness among children and to working towards improving children’s welfare. World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day.
November 20 holds great significance as on this day in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Moreover, on this very date in 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a rise in cases where rights of children have been compromised. However, this hasn’t stopped our young and bright generation from dreaming of a better world for them as well as for others.
Nobel laureate and founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) took to Twitter on this occasion and put out a reminder to all adults reminding us that we are accountable for every single child and every single childhood. He highlighted core areas of trafficking, absue and slavery which need to be addressed on a war footing to ensure rights of children.
We’re accountable for every single child, every single childhood. Mental trauma of children abused, trafficked or enslaved is a tragedy that needs addressing. Watch their journey here –@MAFfilmsforlife @HarvardChanSPH & @KSCFIndia#WorldChildrensDayhttps://t.co/OZJFvHP66l
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) November 20, 2020
NewsMobile reached out to a few young minds asking them to pick up their colouring kit and envision their dream world on a piece of paper.
Here are some of the shortlisted drawings:
Through their drawings, children have depicted what their world should look like. A world where equality, equity, peace, harmony and unity are the buzzwords, a free world devoid of the ills plaguing us today.