On Children’s day Children Demand their Right to Play

Make posters and plan to meet Chief Minister Shri. Arvind Kejriwal with 1,00,000 Signatures Endorsing their Right to Play

New Delhi, 14 November 2015: On the occasion of Children’s Day, almost 200 children and staff from 20 child rights organizations in Delhi participated in a poster making competition at India Gate lawns on the theme Children’s Right to Play. The children have also decided to collect 1,00,000 signatures endorsing their demand for their Right to Play which along with a memorandum will be submitted to the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal. Children are questioning the limited space & time available for them to play due to restrictions by parents, Resident Welfare Association (RWAs) in parks, schools and sports bodies. Children are also questioning the safety and accessibility of existing public grounds, sports complexes, which force them to play in streets & alleyways thus putting them in danger of being hit by vehicles.

Children are demanding that families should allow every child including girls to come out & play. Children also want schools to include a sports period everyday with adequate sports material and sports teachers available. Further, all sports complexes & stadiums should be open & free for children to play and all play grounds should be safe & secure.

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