Raj Bhawan Illuminated in Blue to Mark World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day 2020 is being observed today on November 20. The theme this year is ‘Investing in our future means investing in our children’As a part of marking World Children’s Day and to show commitment towards upholding child rights, Raj Bhawan and Legislative Assembly in Jharkhand were illuminated blue under the Go blue campaign.

Go Blue is a global campaign of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to show solidarity with child rights and the impact of Covid-19 on children’s lives. This year as children are greatly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic it is not a celebration, but a resolve towards reimagining a better world for every child.

Raj Bhawan and other important buildings across the state were illuminated in blue light as part of the campaign. The Governor of Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu on the occasion said,
World Children’s Day is a fun day with a serious message. It is a day where all children are encouraged to speak out about what matters to them, like education, safe spaces to learn and play, and positive environments. By going blue for UNICEF on this day, I hope that we will provide a brighter future for children and create awareness. We have been celebrating children’s Day every year with UNICEF and the Child Reporters who are setting an example for everyone by taking actions for their rights. 
As part of the Go Blue Campaign, other monuments and important buildings across the country like Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister’s Office (North and South Block), Parliament House and Qutub Minar and other historical buildings, landmarks and key government buildings across India – will #GoBlue on 20 November. World Children’s Day is marked every year on November 20 to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day. In 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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