Children are the future builders of a nation. The type of care that is given to the children determines the future of the country. But, the condition of children in developing countries like ours is awful. Children are forced to work in factories and restaurants instead of gaining proper education. The people of rural area discriminate girls and boys in terms of education. The boys are sent to schools but the girls are made to work in the field. Some of the children who have access to education get drop out and they also start working for their parents.
It is necessary to provide suitable environment to the children so they can gain education without any fear. Along with study, their health should also be cared. Family environment should be friendly.
The international bodies have worked for the welfare of the children. In 1924 AD, Child Right Declaration was made in the Geneva Conference. In 1959, UN General Assembly passed another Child Right Declaration. Again, in 1989, the UN passed a resolution for the child rights.The constitution of our country also has provisions of child right. It has guaranteed right to education, right to health and nutrition, right to entertainment, right to love and affection, right against child labor, etc. Besides, many organizations are working for the care of disabled, orphan and helpless children. The year 1990 was celebrated as SAARC Girls year.
In addition to it, special care has been given to education. Pre -primary schools have been established in many parts of the country. The children are taught poems and stories with proper love and care. A project has been carried out to provide education to the poor and disabled children. More than 800 schools have been set up under this project. The right to education for children includes free, compulsory and standard education.
When there comes right, there is duty. Children also have to perform certain duties for their own better future and better future of the country. Their main duties are:
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