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Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Gandhi with 100 street children

Kolkata - Celebrating the 150th Birth anniversary of Bapu, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights along with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has started a month long journey with 1000 Children living in street situation across five different locations across West Bengal. The objective is to enable them to curate with Bapu’s philosophy, their own Swaraj, or Self Rule named as Bal Swaraj. At the Kutchina Center for Women Empowermen, 100 children from these five locations came together to kick start this journey.

The programme began with key note addressed by Honorable Secretary of West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Sudipta Chatterjee. Chairperson of Kutchina Foundation, the leading CSR organisation in Easter India,Mr. Namit Bajoria also added why they came in support to this call by SCPCR and joined hand since they also believe change needs to begin from early. Ms. Sudeshna Roy, Senior Consultant, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights was also present at the occasion.

Prof. Ananya Chakraborti, Honorable Chairperson, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights joined the event later.

The Cultural Programme began with the children performing on various activities celebrating Gandhi Ji’s vision of India -Plural, Tolerant and Non Violent.

Then they got into a workshop in which they were engaged in many fun activities through which they could understand, learn and execute the values of the Indian Constitution. For next more than one month journey they will be running these plays with their friends and peers in their respective locations to practical learning of how in most particip atory way could they curate Bal Swaraj in their areas.

Prof. Ananya Chakraborti closed the programme by saying "The vision of plural, tolerant, nonviolent India is possible only with active participation of young children. The journey began today.”

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