Children are universally acknowledged as the future pillars of any society, entrusted with the responsibility of shaping and serving their nations as adults. Therefore, it is important to conscientiously nurture those children, ensuring the enhancement of their mental and physical capacities, and ultimately moulding them into knowledgeable and well-rounded individuals.
While aspirations for children may or may not materialize, societies across the world are steadfast in their commitment to nurturing the younger generations. Whether dreams come to fruition or not, it is incumbent upon societies to invest in the comprehensive development of children, propelling them to achieve their fullest potential. Embracing the collective belief that children are the future of the State who would be reliable for all nationalities, is paramount for fostering bright ambitions in these young minds.
This commitment to children’s well-being is underscored by global communities, including the United Nations, which set World Children’s Day in 1954, designating the 20th of November each year as a day dedicated to enhancing the physical and mental capacities of children globally.
Stakeholders across various levels and sectors, including young people and children themselves, play pivotal roles in annually observing World Children’s Day. This observance serves as a clarion call to draw attention to the need for children to live free from perilous circumstances such as armed conflicts, poverty, drug abuse, human trafficking, forced labour, exploitation and so on.
The theme for World Children’s Day in 2023, “For every child, every right”, underscores the importance of creating opportunities for children to exercise their rights and cultivating their knowledge for a sustainable and responsible life.
It is the duty of adults at different ages to impart knowledge to children, allowing them to accumulate knowledge in different forms gradually and apply the knowledge and experience deserved by them responsibly in the relevant arenas in accordance with the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, without infringing on the interests of others.
Every nation must establish and uphold the rights of children, educating them about the entitlements and responsibilities awaiting them. From early childhood, parents, guardians, and teachers should instil democratic values and public ethics in children, ensuring that they become individuals who contribute to the prestige and integrity of their nation in the future. In this way, the global community actively engages in uplifting the physical and mental capacities of children, recognizing their crucial role in shaping a better tomorrow.