Haryana Women and Child Development Department aims to create awareness among 2375 children living in 82 Child Protection Institutions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and to engage them in constructive work during this period.

  • Chandigarh, May 21- Haryana Women and Child Development Department aims to create awareness among 2375 children living in 82 Child Protection Institutions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and to engage them in constructive work during this period. Various online competitions were organized under the title 'Safe Rahona- Fight Corona'.
  •           Giving this information here today, the Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Kamlesh Dhanda said that special attention is being paid by the department to the children living in child protection institutions.
  •           She said that all district programme officers and incharges of child care institutions have been directed to create awareness among the children regarding COVID-19 as per guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and National Child Protection Commission. She said that in view of the protection of children from this pandemic, a team constituting of a District Child Protection Officer and a Counselor is inspecting every Child Protection Institution on a weekly basis. All the District Child Protection Officers have been directed to take special care to follow social distancing norms, wear masks, clean hands repeatedly with soap or sanitizer to prevent COVID-19 and encourage children to do the same.
  •           She said that the main objective of organizing various online competitions under the title 'Safe Rahona- Fight Corona' was to engage children in creative works during this time and to make them aware of COVID-19. For this event, children were divided into three categories of 6-10 years, 11-15 years and 16-18 years who participated in painting, slogan writing, poetry and essay competitions. In the first phase, 88 children were winners in the district level competitions. Out of 88 children who were winners in the district level competitions and were asked to send their entries of Paintings, written slogans, poems and essays online through WhatsApp48 children were selected in three categories at the state level by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of Deputy Director. Certificates will be given to all the children who are winners at the state level in the competition and in the first, second, third and consolation prizes in each category and competition, an amount of Rs 5000, Rs 2000, Rs 1100 and Rs 500 will be given respectively. Additionally, certificates will be given to all the participants who are winners at the district level.
  •           In the painting competition in the category of 6-10 years, Tanishq of Sonepat bagged the first prize, Saurna of Rewari second, Shivanshi of Karnal third and Farzana of Palwal won the consolation prize. Similarly, in the 11–15 year category Badal of Sonepat bagged the first prize, Abhishek from Gurugram second, Nandani from Jhajjar third and Vishal from Rewari won the consolation prize. In the 16–18 year category Dhruv of Sonepat, Monika of Karnal, Meena of Faridabad and Harindra of Rewari bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively.
  •           In the poetry competition in the category of 6-10 years, Sakshi of Kurukshetra, Mohammad Kaif of Nuh, Jaswinder of Panchkula and Amit of Panipat bagged the first, second, third and consolation prize respectively. Apart from this, in the 11–15 year category, Abhay of Karnal, Muskan from Bhiwani, Rajni from Kurukshetra and Nushad of Nuh bagged the first, second, third and consolation prize respectively. Similarly, in the 16–18 year category, Krishna from Sonepat, Prince of Yamunanagar, Raunak of Panchkula and Kajal of Palwal bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively.
  •           In the essay writing competition in the category of 6-10 years, Sorama of Rewari, Sagar of Sonepat, Armaan of Yamunanagar bagged the first, second, and third and prize respectively. In the 11-15 year category Muskan from Panchkula, Sanju from Sonepat, Mukesh from Kurukshetra and Seema from Bhiwani bagged the first, second, third and consolation prize respectively. Similarly, in the 16–18 year category, Meetu from Karnal, Riya from Panchkula, Sanjana from Bhiwani and Harish from Rohtak bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively.
  •           In the Slogan writing competition, in the 6-10 years category, Tanishq from Sonepat, Saloni from Yamunanagar, Ekamjot from Kaithal and Prince from Gurugram bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively. In the category of 11-15 years, Parvati from Palwal, Khushboo from Kurukshetra, Armaan from Mewat and Hrithik from Bhiwani bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively. In the category of 16-18 years, Heena of Gurugram, Aarti of Panchkula, Priya of Jhajjar and Anjana of Karnal bagged the first, second, third and consolation prizes respectively.