The 4-day sports event Hausla-2018 organized by India’s Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) for the children from Child Care Institutions (CCIs) concluded in New Delhi on Thursday.
The national festival for children of CCIs witnessed participation of more than 600 children drawn from CCIs from 18 states in various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition, and speech writing. The team from Orissa won the Rolling Trophy and the Chhattisgarh team came second.
Earlier, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, India’s Minister for Ministry of WCD, had flagged off the Hausla-2018 Sports Meet in the presence of Mary Kom, Indian Olympic Boxer & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Addressing the participants, Ms. Gandhi said that she appreciated the presence of Mary Kom – a national treasure – to be there to inspire and motivate the children.
Talking about the safe neighborhood campaign of the ministry, she said it’s very important that all the parents, teachers, and guardians should know that the government has provided platforms like ChildLine e-Box for raising their grievance of any kind pertaining to child sexual abuse and harassment.
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