New Delhi: Delhi Government declares November 14, which is celebrated as Children’s Day, will be observed as a holiday in Delhi government schools and offices this year. Children Happiness Festival would be organised at over 100 locations across the city on that day.
According to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, directions to this effect would be issued to private schools soon. Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio said that the government is planning to organise cultural programmes and other activities for children at more than 100 locations across the city on the occasion.
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Addressing the media, Sisodia said Children Happiness Festival would be organised at over 100 locations across the city on November 14, reported IANS. The Children Happiness Festival will feature sports, arts and cultural programmes and activities, in which children can participate.
The minister also said the government would facilitate locations for the festival and different groups, including NGOs, residents’ welfare societies and individuals would organise different activities for the festival.
“We want to send a message to the children that Delhi enjoys with your enjoyment,” Sisodia said.
Schools and offices were being given a holiday to encourage people to attend the programmes with their children, the minister added. Last month, a total of 5,695 new classrooms in more than 100 government schools across Delhi were inaugurated by leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party.