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Children’s PM, president selected

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Sachu S., a Class III student, will be the prime minister, and Class VII student Sivaranjini G.B. will be the president at this year’s Children’s Day rally.

The rally is being organised by the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare on November 14.

Sachu is a student of Government Lower Primary School, Kodavilagam, Parassala, and Sivaranjini is from Government Upper Primary School, Palavila, Chirayinkeezhu.

The programme is being organised as part of Varnotsavam — a Children’s Day festival — that kicked off in May with a painting competition. As many as 1,500 children from nursery to higher secondary level are taking part in nearly 25 events as part of the festival.

The child leaders were selected from the top five winners of the Malayalam elocution contest for lower primary and upper primary sections by a panel of judges.

The keynote address will be delivered by Aparna Prabhakar of Government Higher Secondary School for Girls, Cotton Hill. Donna P.J. of St. Helen’s, Lourdpuram, will deliver the welcome address. Atmana P.J. of St. Mary’s, Poojappura, will deliver the vote of thanks.

Children’s Day stamps

The contests being held as part of the festival will come to a close on November 8. Prizes will be given away on November 11. Children’s Day stamps will be released at 10.30 a.m. on November 14 by Minister for Social Justice M.K. Muneer.

A public meeting of the students will be held at SMV school, Overbridge, at 3.30 p.m. Besides the child leaders, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Dr. Muneer, Ministers, Shashi Tharoor, MP, and others will take part in the function.

The rally will kick off from the school and conclude at University College at 5 p.m.

The focus of the observance this year is to make children aware of the pitfalls of new media.

Awareness campaigns are being held in schools and posters put up. Clips of a video prepared by Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Kumar Gurudin will also be shown in schools.



Child leaders selected from top five winners of Malayalam elocution contest for lower primary and upper primary sections.



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