Shillong (Meghalaya), Nov 14: In honor of Children’s Day today ,14th November 2023, the Meghalaya Early Childhood Development Mission (MECDM), in collaboration with the Departments of Social Welfare and the Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society (NRLM), organized a series of community-level activities dedicated to raising awareness about the rights, education, and welfare of children across the State.
Aligned with the United Nations Children’s Day theme for this year, ‘For every child, every right,’ the Mission underscored its commitment to achieving holistic development for all children in Meghalaya. The event featured a range of engaging activities designed to celebrate Children’s Day and promote Early Childhood Development.
Activities included dance and music sessions, drawing competitions, musical chairs, spoon and marble races, jumping frog, breaking the balloons, and prize distribution. These initiatives were led by Village Organizations (VOs) in collaboration with Anganwadi workers, all centered around the theme of Early Childhood Development.
In some areas, special attention was given to educating children on essential topics such as proper handwashing, understanding the rights of children, and distinguishing between good touch and bad touch. Notably, the mothers of children in Thaiem Village, Mawshynrat, West Khasi Hills took a pledge to ensure nutritious food and quality education for their children.
Going above and beyond, Phudmuri-1,2,3 demonstrated exceptional community support by providing refreshments, a gesture made possible through the contributions of Anganwadi Workers (AWWs).