Earlier, Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, had declared to celebrate this year’s Children’s day—November 14—as a festival, wherein the Delhi Government has thought of arranging several activities for children across the city. The Deputy Chief Minister, taking into consideration the recent attacks on kids within the private and government schools, said there was a need for the public to respect kids. However, the plans have changed a bit owing to the smog issues.
Yes, the “Delhi for children” festival has been postponed to November 19 by the Delhi Government as a result of the dense smog circumstances existing in the capital city. Primarily, it was planned to be organized on November 14. Also, as a part of the program, government offices and schools were declared to have a holiday to celebrate Children’s day as well as the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.
Mr Sisodia tweeted, “Because of the #Delhismog, the #Delhi4Children festival which was scheduled on November 14, now will be held on November 19.” As per the previous reports, Mr Sisodia had mentioned that the government had intended several activities, including arts and sports as well as cultural programs for kids on the day at around 100 places in the Capital.
The minister has also stated that the government would be facilitating places for the festival and diverse groups, including residents’ welfare societies, NGOs, and individuals, who would organize diverse activities on that day. Apart from this, offices and schools were also asked to be given a holiday to cheer parents to attend the programs with their kids.
On November 7, Delhi had waked up with severe smog layer. By 10 A.M., the quality of air was reckoned “severe” by the Central Pollution Control Board. After the meeting of Deputy Chief Minister with the Health, Environment, and Education Departments, the government asked the all the schools in the city to stay shut till Sunday considering the enduring pollution crisis in the city.
Yes, the program has been postponed, but you can make some arrangements for your kids and make this Children’s day special for them. So, what are you planning to do?
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