By: Preety Chaudhary
Article by: Tanushri Bose
On the occasion of Children’s Day, DFT, Prudent corporate and UCD department, Ahmedabad had organized a fun-cum-educative session for the slum children at the Heera Nagar Chaul in which they were made aware of the significance of the Children’s Day, and child rights such as the right to education, right to food and the right to freedom of expression. The informative session was followed by a thought-provoking session and fun activities such as talent shows & quizzes.
“Creativity, curiosity, and the awareness of the child rights must be encouraged in every child, including the underprivileged, and must be realized for them to help them develop to their full potential. Therefore, this children’s day we helped the kids from the less advantaged section of the society develop understanding of their rights and helped them explore, express, and present their talents through an open stage and interactive sessions which were followed by the distribution of the ‘It’s My Right’ kits to the children. The kits which were given to the slum children included stationery, learning resources, sweet treats and food packets to make them realize that like other children, they also have the right to enjoy the right to education and food security” – Dinesh Kumar Gautam (Founder, DFT).
Drishti Foundation Trust Is an NGO that enjoys a special consultative status with ECOSOC of United Nations was founded by Dinesh Kumar Gautam on 28th September 2012 in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) with the aim of holistic development and betterment of society and the environment we live in that works in the UN priority areas of health, education, and environment parallel to the current objectives of the United Nations.
It aims to support the efforts in achieving economic equality and sustainable development to address our country’s diverse development issues.