‘Safety and Protection of Women’ and ‘Child Rights’: theme for this Year’s VATSALYA MELA

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is celebrating the Vatsalya Mela from 14-19 November 2012 at the Dilli Haat in New Delhi.  The theme for this year’s Mela is ‘Safety and Protection of Women’ and ‘Child Rights’. The inauguration of the Mela coincides with the ‘Children’s Day’, celebrated in memory of the birth anniversary of the first Prime of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru whose love and affection for children is well known.

As the name suggests, this Mela is organized in recognition of the love of the mother for the child. The Mela provides an opportunity to the Ministry and its attached organizations to showcase their activities and programmes and policies to the public. As many as 400 artisans, craftsmen and NGOs from different parts of the country who are working with the Ministry or its attached organizations are showcasing their activities this year. In addition, different activities are planned for all the six days of Mela. These activities have been arranged in cooperation with partner-NGOs working with this Ministry.

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