Karnataka Legislators’ Forum for Child Rights and the Karnataka Child Rights Observatory supported by UNICEF, Hyderabad, will hold a three-day State-level Children’s Parliament from November 11 in Bangalore.
Speaking to presspersons here Thursday, Vasudeva Sharma, convener, Karnataka Child Rights Observatory (KCRO), said the parliament will provide an opportunity for children to express their opinions, issues and recommendations before the State Government besides helping youngsters from various districts know each other, share their experiences and inculcate in them leadership qualities and communication skills. Several issues raised during the last four years related to children have found results, Mr. Sharma added.
Some 60 children from 30 districts — 20 from Bangalore alone — aged between 12 and 18 years will participate in the Children’s Parliament. They include dropouts, children with special needs and children from tribal communities.
The inaugural and concluding day’s programme will be held at Indian Social Institute in Benson Town. On the second day, on November 12, Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar will hold consultations with child representatives that will focus on children’s health, nutrition level, education, protection and participation at Vidhana Soudha.