National Children's Assembly to promote Gandhian values

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) The theme of this year's National Children's Assembly is 'Promoting Gandhian Values of Bonding for Truth, Peace&Non-violence'.

The theme has been chosen so that the values which are being progressively eroded may be revived and the children may be motivated to create a world which is not torn by differences of border, region and religion, the organisers said.

An International Conference of Children on the same theme is also being organized from November 14-16.

Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh will inaugurate National Children's Assembly&Integration Camp here on November 14 at National Bal Bhavan.

The Minister will also release Bal Bhavan Publications on the occasion. Mr M A Fatmi, Minister of State for Human Resource Development will preside over the function. National Bal Bhavan is a creativity resource center for children within the age group of 5-16 years.

It has been catering to their creative needs for over fifty years. Founded by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956, it is a realization of his dream of an out of school activity center for children.

Throughout the year, Bal Bhavan organizes numerous creative and innovative programmes at local, state, zonal, national and sometimes even at international level.

The National Children's Assembly and Integration Camp is an annual feature of Bal Bhavan in which children from all parts of the country and abroad participate.

This camp not only promotes national, international integration, amity, brotherhood and goodwill among children of our country and children from our friendly countries who wish to know about the culture of India.

The theme 'Promoting Gandhian Values of Bonding for Truth, Peace&Non-violence'.

The publications to be released by Mr Arjun Singh includes four posters designed by children of Bal Bhavan. Mr Fatmi will release the children's magazine 'Akkar Bakkar'. Thereafter a colorful cultural programme will be presented by children on the theme of the assembly.

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