Painting Human Rights - Preparing Kids For Tomorrow

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) Human rights, along with puppet and magic shows and fun games, will be part of the week-long children's camp starting November 14, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Bal Bhavans' National Children's Assembly and Integration Camp from November 14-20 this year will focus on Promoting Gandhian Values of Bonding for Truth, Peace And Non-violence.

It would also be the theme of an International Conference of Children from November 14-16 to be attended by children from India and abroad, the Human Resource Development Ministry said.

The idea, a Ministry statement said, is to revive human values which are being progressively eroded and motivate children to create a world not torn over differences of border, region and religion.

An annual feature, the Camp is intended to promote national and international integration, amity, brotherhood and goodwill amongst children.

HRD Minister Arjun Singh will open the Camp at National Bal Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday and release special posters. Minister of State for HRD M A A Fatmi will release Akkar Bakkar, a children's magazine.

Bal Bhavan was founded by Nehru in 1956 as an out of school creativity resource centre for 5-to-16-year-olds. Organisers say 39 new Bal Bhavans set up in various States are expected to take part in the Camp.

Here are some of the activities scheduled: -- November 14, Children's Day - A special creativity fair, puppet and magic shows, fun games, and workshops on dance, drama, music, mime, science, toy making and creative writing; -- November 15 - Kids to make rangolies, colourful folk designs on large boards; -- November 16 - Mass painting activity to mark Human Rights day; -- November 17 - Yoga and Creative Sports Activities -- November 18 - Visit Rural Bal Bhavan, Mandi; -- November 19 - Programmes to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; -- November 20 - Prizes, mementoes and valedictory.

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