Principal Secretary Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti, Anu Garg urged the children to repeat earlier excellent performance and bring laurels for the State in forthcoming National Event to be held at New Delhi.
Addressing the valedictory ceremony of the State Level Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs)- “Hausla 2019” Principal Secretary DWCD & MS said that during the previous years in the same event our children became national champion.
And Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik declared cash awards to the national winners.
“ We will try our best to repeat again. It is platform for the children from CCIs across the state to showcase their talent, to make them realize the hidden talent they possess and to help take it forward in their life”, said Shrimati Garg.
She said that this event would instill confidence in them to achieve greater heights in life.
Principal Secretary also resolved to make the event like Hausla even stronger. She also said that the event shall inspire children of Child Care Institutions so that they can reach the National Stage for expressing their capabilities.
Hausala is being organized by the Department of Women and Child Development & Mission Shakti (DWCD & MS) here during 1-2 December at Unit – VI Boy’s High School play ground.
The inter-Child Care Institution festival is witnessed participation of 1108 Children drawn from CCIs from 30 districts in the various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing as part of the Festival.
The event was also witnessed by Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Sulata Deo, Advisor of DWCD & MS.
The event was coordinated by Pritikant Panda, Program Manager(Child Protection) and Rega Geetarani Pattanaik, Joint Secretary WCDMS and Additional Director of Odisha State Child Protection Society.
Children participated in various events like Debate, painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and model making.
In 27 categories 86 children were awarded in individual and group categories, in which child from tribal populated districts also secures good numbers.
The winners will fly to New Delhi to participate in the National event scheduled to be held for 19-21 December.