New Delhi, Nov 14 : Union Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh today called upon the children to stay united, to interact and intermingle, to show compassion and to be sensitive towards others.
While inaugurating the week-long National Children's Assembly and Integration Camp here, the Minister said, " Let us all live in peace and harmony with each other and follow the path of righteousness and values and enliven Mahatma Gandhi in the hearts and minds of one and all."
He also released Bal Bhavan Publications on the occasion. Children presented a cultural programme highlighting the oneness of humanity and the importance of love, peace and universal brotherhood.
The theme of this year's National Children's Assembly is "Promoting Gandhian Values of Bonding for Truth, Peace and Non-violence".
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 but international integration, amity, brotherhood and goodwill amongst children of our country and children from our friendly countries who wish to know about the culture of India.