BY A STAFF REPORTER: In a recent development, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, met with a delegation of child citizens from the PRATYEK foundation on 1st February, Thursday at his official residence in New Delhi.
Moreover, the child citizens from India's North-east region presented Singh with a copy of their Children's Manifesto ahead of the upcoming General Elections in 2024. The manifesto, with the theme 'Bachchon ka Vikas, Sansar Ka Vikas' (the development of children is the development of the world), detailed a list of recommendations focused on strengthening the welfare and rights of children nationwide. Furthermore, substantial budgetary allocations for child welfare, expansion of health facilities tailored for children, boosting stakeholder involvement in children's law formulation and implementation, child's rights protection, and concentration on children's ecological rights were some of the key areas of focus outlined in the document.
During the interaction, the delegation and Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh exchanged ideas and visions for the future of children in the Amrit Kaal. Responding to PRATYEK's efforts for the welfare of children, the Minister enlightened the delegation on their government's efforts to nurture young minds and how it aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 4. He also expressed utmost assurance in the youth's participation in the idea of Viksit Bharat.
The PRATYEK Foundation has been working towards strengthening and advocating for the rights and welfare of Children since 9th October 2013.