Andaman children get their own parliament

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Port Blair, Oct 29 (UNI) In a unique programme held at Mayabunder area of remote North Andaman islands today a parliament have been formed for the hundreds of children of the archipelago.

The Deputy Commissioner of North and Middle Andaman himself administered the oath to hundreds of children.

"These young people can create awareness among the people on various issues of social importance," Deputy Commissioner, Middle and North Andaman, Vivek Pandey told UNI today.

The project encourages the children to recognise their rights and responsibility and encourages them to fight against the evils. It is being organised by Hindustan Convenant Church, an NGO working in these islands since tsunami 2004, in partnership with Holistic Child development India and KNH Germany.

Earlier, Dr Ashish S Waskar, Project Director, HCC, told UNI,"We want every children to know their rights and raise social issues before others." The Panchayati Raj members of the North Andaman villages have welcomed the effort of HCC and assured all support to the cause.


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