August 27, 2009 12:06:05 am
A delegation from Sanskriti School,Chanakyapuri,met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. The delegation appealed for the creation of a Childrens League of Nations (CLEON) to protect the rights of children across the world.
Tanya Rizvi,a Class VIII student,who was part of Sanskritis 10-student delegation that participated in the 8th International Childrens Festival in Ukraine,was selected as the official Indian envoy and signed the appeal.
In Ukraine,Artek School that hosted the festival,had served as an international camp for young pioneers in the erstwhile Soviet Union,established in 1925 near the Black Sea and located in Ukraine. The Ukraine government re-established the school after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
During the festival,participants from 50 countries discussed political and other issues with regard to childrens rights,especially with respect to the 1989 UN Convention of Children Rights.
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