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Calendar of 2020 carrying illustrations by children on child rights launched in Bhopal

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Senior Correspondent

BHOPAL: Calendar of year 2020, which has 12 illustrations by children on different aspects of child rights and is produced by MP Child Rights Observatory was launched on Friday at Bhopal by Michael Juma, Chief, UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh.

Number of children and Nirmala Buch, president of Child Rights Observatory, Madhya Pradesh were also present. 

Michael Juma, Chief, UNICEF Madhya Pradesh said that it is impressive to see child-focused illustrations in the form of calendar. Such initiatives are critical for raising children's voices on key issues impacting their potentials as well as using available medium for advancing child rights, he said.

It is considerably pertinent to continue using artwork which perfectly provides child friendly medium for raising children's voices on child rights issues with a view to get strategic and child centric solutions to enable them realize their aspirations, he said. 

Nimala Buch, president of Child Rights Observatory, shared that this calendar has illustration made by adolescents who were part of illustration camp and had expressed their views in this art form on child rights. 

The January month of the calendar features a Gond illustration on the right to education by Rani Paraste from Bhopal. Similarly Riya Sen, student of St Joseph Bhopal shared that her painting on various child rights features in the month of November of the calendar.

Anil Gulati, Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh said that illustrations are powerful expression of adolescents on child rights like right to education, violence against children, health, nutrition and child marriage in the way they see it around them.

Rashmi Saraswat, Raghu Raj Singh, Ritesh Shinde, Anurag and children of Seven Hills School and some who had contributed for the initiative were present at the function held at the school on Friday.