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New Delhi : The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) will celebrate the Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) from November 16 to 20, 2017. The country celebrates the Children’s Day on  November 14 and the International Child Rights Day is celebrated on November 20 every year. The period between the two important events will be celebrated as Child Rights Week by WCD Ministry by hosting an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

The commemoration of the festival “Hausala 2017” will provide an occasion to showcase the talents of children from CCIs   from various child care institutions across the country and provide them with a space to express their dreams and aspiration. The children will be participating in various events like Bal Sansad, painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing, according to a PIB release.

The Bal Sansad will be held on November 16 at CSOI, New Delhi. The children from CCIs from all States/UTs will participate at it. Thirtsix children in the age group of 14-18 years have been  invited from States/UTs to participate in the programme, according to a PIB release.

The ministry is organising athletics meet (100 meters race, 100 x 4 meter relay race, long jump, high jump), chess competition  and football matches for boys and girls from CCIs at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi, on November 19 & 20.

To encourage children, Virendra Sahwag (Cricketer), Gautam Gambhir (Cricketer) and Ms Mithali Raj (Cricketer) have been be invited on  November 20, 2017 to take part in the prize distribution function.

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