Uttar Pradesh to host its first children parliament

November 19th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) A first ever ‘Children’s Parliament’ of Uttar Pradesh will be held at the state assembly here Thursday, officials said.A consortium of voluntary organisations working on child rights in assistance with the Unicef is organising the event, which will start from 11 a.m. Thursday.

“In the parliament, nearly 200 children from across the state will discuss various issues related to child welfare,” said Augustine Veliath, communication head at Unicef, Lucknow.

Ministers and politicians will attend the parliament to listen to these children as they take up various issues concerning them, officials said.

According to social activists, the parliament will enable Uttar Pradesh to have a concrete policy on child protection.

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