WCD Ministry to celebrate Child Rights Week by hosting “Hausala 2017”

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development will celebrate the Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) from 16 to 20 November, 2017. The country celebrates the Children’s Day on 14 November and the International Child Rights Day is celebrated on 20 November every year.

International Child Rights Day is celebrated on 20th November every year


  • “Hausala 2017” will provide an occasion to showcase the talents of children from CCIs   from various child care institutions across the country and provide them with a space to express their dreams and aspiration.
  • Children will be participating in various events like Bal Sansad, painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing.

The following events are proposed to be organized

Bal Sandad on 16th November 2017

  • The National Policy for Children 2013 and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 endorse the rights of the children to participate in issues that affect them.
  • Children have the right to express their views and be involved actively in decision-making at different levels in matters that concern them.

Painting Competition on 16th November 2017

  • Children, generally use different ways of expressing themselves and make meaning out of the world around them. Drawing and painting are powerful  tools used  to enhance children’s communication skills.
  • With this background in consideration, a painting competition is being organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on 17th November

Athletics Meet, Chess Competition and Football Matches on 19-20th November 2017

  • Sports activities not only bring out the physical abilities in children, it also encourages their sprit to win over challenges and even be prepared to accept defeat with grace.
  • The ministry is organising athletics meet (100 meters race, 100 x 4 meter relay race, long jump, high jump), chess competition  and football matches for boys and girls from CCIs.

 Speech Writing

  • All States/UTs have been requested to hold speech writing competitions  within children of CCIs.
  • The first three speeches will be forwarded to the Ministry and the compilation of speeches will be published as a booklet by the Ministry, supported by UNICEF.

The Concluding Ceremony on 20th November 2017

  • The week-long celebration of child rights will culminate through the concluding ceremony which will be organized on 20thNovember (evening) at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
  • The programme will include release of compilation of speeches and guidelines of UNNATI scheme

The Ministry of Women and Child Development


The Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India, came into existence as a separate Ministry with effect from 30th January, 2006, earlier since 1985 it was a Department under the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

The Ministry was constituted with the prime intention of addressing gaps in State action for women and children for promoting inter-Ministerial and inter-sectoral convergence to create gender equitable and child-centred legislation, policies and programmes.

Vision for Ministry of Women and Child Development

Vision and Mission


Empowered women living with dignity and contributing as equal partners in development in an environment free from violence and discrimination. And, wellnurtured children with full opportunities for growth and development in a safe and protective environment.


  • Promoting social and economic empowerment of women through cross-cuting policies and programmes, mainstreaming gender concerns, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them realize their human rights and develop to their full potential.2.
  • Ensuring development, care and protection of children through cross-cutting policies and programmes,spreading awareness about their rights and facilitating access to learning,nutrition,institutional and legislative support for enabling them to grow and develop to their full potential.
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