Children belonging with Sakthi – Vidiyal association on Sunday started their two-day celebrations here to watch International Day of the Girl Child, which falls on October 11.
An assortment of projects to highlight the issues faced by the girl children under the topic ‘We are the ones to reach for the sky’ were organised as part of the celebrations.
Sharmila, Planning Director of Sakthi – Vidiyal, said that the association was sorting out the festivals consistently to make awareness with the issues faced by girl child . “Children, particularly girls, are denied their rights at various levels today.
Girl children are as yet being discriminated and face different issues like sexual abuse , exploitation and child marriage. Thus, it gets to be important to highlight these issues as often as possible,” she said.
She said that all the children and different members would promise to guarantee the protection of rights of girl children as part of the second day of the celebration on Monday.