News ID: 128480
Published: 0204 GMT October 07, 2015

National Children's Day programs announced

National Children's Day programs announced

Tehran Municipality has drawn up comprehensive plans to observe National Children's Day which is held each year in Iran on October 8. Celebrations are held nationwide to commemorate the auspicious occasion.


Mohammad Baseri, the head Tehran Municipality's Social Department, said a special ceremony will be held at Khavaran Cultural Center which will be attended by 3,200 labor children.

He said 12 NGOs will take part in the ceremony organized by the municipality.

"Dozen of stalls will be set up in the cultural center to entertain children. Painting, doll making and other skills will be presented to youngsters in these stalls," the official said.

Baseri said the department, in cooperation with Tehran Municipality, has established centers in the capital to support labor children. "We are keen on increasing the number of such centers in future."

He noted that the centers are providing services to 3,000 labor children and hoped that up to 3,500 children would be able to avail their services at the earliest.

Children's Day is marked on different days in countries around the world.

November 20 is Universal Children's Day — a special day for children and the societies they live in.

Established by the United Nations in 1954, Universal Children's Day aims to promote the welfare of children everywhere and to encourage understanding between children all over the world. It is also the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Moms and dads, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children's Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

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