World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, Nepal

February 3, 2012

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children brings people together to pray and take action for the well-being of children on Universal Children’s Day (November 20th) every year. Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954, also commemorates the 1989 adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was first celebrated in 2008. In 2009, more than 9,000 people in 29 cities in 22 countries participated in the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.

Nepal as a multi-religious and multilingual country consisting mainly Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Jain, Sikha and Bahai has been celebrating WDPAC since 2008 with various program. 

This year too Shanti Sewa Ashram (Peace Service Centre) took the leading role with an active involvement and support from Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) Nepal, Youth Society for Peace (YSP), Hindu Vidyapeeth-Nepal (HVP) and Children’s Peace Home (CPH).

With a series of pre meeting with youth DPAC organising committee WDPAC was organized in various forms in various places of Nepal. Dr Chintamani Yogi, the coordinator himself patroned the DPAC organising committee meeting who also led and helped to pass on the message ‘Stop Violence against Children!’  

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