“Run for Children” on Children’s Day…..

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President of India Shree Ram Nath Kovind today called upon the children to work hard

  • On children’s day, PrayasJuvenile Aid Centre Society organized a ‘Run for Children’ at Vinay Marg adjacent Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
  • More than 5,000children participated.
  • Actor , Boxer Vijender Beniwal, Commissioner of Police Mr. Amulya Patnaik, Singer Hamsika Iyer, Singer and many other personalities graced the occasion to encourage the kids.

New Delhi, 14th November 2017. President of India Shree Ram Nath Kovind today called upon the children to work hard in such a way that they should play a significant role in the future of the national building. On the occasion of Children’s Day, under the aegis of Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society ten (10)  Children from the disadvantaged sections of society went to the President House to meet the Honorable president of India.

Earlier in the morning, these children won the massive children marathon ‘Run for Children’ organized under the aegis of one of India’s largest non-profit organization children belongs to downtrodden Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society. About 5000 children from different schools of Delhi and 1,000 underprivileged children participated in the marathon to build awareness about Right of Children.

Actor , Boxer Vijender Beniwal, Commissioner of Police Mr. Amulya Patnaik, Singer Hamsika Iyer, Singer and Mr. Amod K Kanth, General Secretary of Prayas were amongst many other prominent personalities graced the occasion to encourage the kids.

Mr Amod K Kanth, General Secretary of Prayas and former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said: “As we celebrate Children’s Day on 14th November, ‘ Run for Children’ is a wonderful chance to not just experience the pleasure of running4 kilometers with the children from underprivileged segments of our society and from various schools, but also support their demand for Rights of Children. Prayas has got together Corporate Houses, celebrities and other important personalities for this noble cause through this ‘Run for Children’.”

Actor said that today is the day of children and He is very happy to meet these children. He appreciated the efforts of PRAYAS and Shree Amod K Kanth.

The ‘Run for Children’ started at 7:30 am from Central Secretariat Ground, Vinay Marg Chanakya Puri (adjacent to Nehru Park), proceeding to Hyatt Hotel, Via Leela Palace. The return lap was through Hyatt Hotel, taking a U-turn from Mahatma Gandhi Flyover before terminating at Central Secretariat Ground.

Groups of School children joined the homeless, working, destitute and other less privileged and Special children to run a short marathon from Secretariat Ground to Leila Hotel and back on the same route. Celebrities, VIPs,  Politicians, Corporates, top cops, Govt officials and representatives of NGOs flagged off the kids whose massive presence and electrifying enthusiasm have become the hallmark of the Children’s Day in the capital next only to Bal Diwas function.

Four hour-long celebrations started with a 4 km long Run of the more than 4,000 children belonging from different strata of society in the age group of 10- 18 divided into four groups followed by cultural programmes presented by various Projects of Prayas, different NGOs, Public and Government Schools.

On this occasion, Shree Amod Kanth said that Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society, which was born out of the dire need of the marginalized children in 1988 is completing twenty-seven years of its existence on November 14, 2015. Prayas JAC Society is a national level humanitarian, gender sensitive and Child focused development organization operating 242 Centers including 52 Vocational Training Centers, for children etc. across the country in 09 States/UTs directly serving about 50,000 beneficiaries. The organization serves over 15,000 marginalized children and 25,000 youth and women addressing the multiple issues and programs relating to child protection and juvenile justice, trafficking of children and women, vocational and life skills training, empowering women through Self-Help Groups and Income Generation Programmes, promotion of entrepreneurship, facilitating credit through bank linkages and also direct microfinance operations.

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