India Launches Quiz on Child Rights for School Students
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in India is celebrating its 18th Foundation Day. To fully dedicate this occasion to the children, a Quiz was launched by the Commission on the occasion of National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) on 12th January, 2023 to create awareness among children about child rights and make Child Rights champions through this Quiz.
Wide participation of children has been invited from school students, children living in hostels, children living in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and street children across the country through online and offline mode to participate in the quiz.
According to NCPCR, it is a platform to empower children for their rights, where the quiz covers all the topics that are very important for children to know. While launching this quiz, Mr. Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson, NCPCR categorically said that there can be no better day than National Youth Day to launch this quiz.
The quiz is divided according to age groups and students will participate in the quiz according to their age group. A link for the quiz has been provided on NCPCR website where children can participate online or offline as per their age group.
The quiz has a question bank of hundreds of questions covering basic topics on child rights, school safety, disaster management, cyber safety, sexual violence and other violence, child marriage, health and nutrition, etc.
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A question paper of 10 questions will be given to the participating children on all topics. The answers to all the questions will also be provided, out of which the participants will have to choose the correct one.
In order to make this quiz accessible to the children who are not connected with the internet or do not have electronic devices to access the online quiz, an offline facility has also been made available to the children.
After students complete this quiz, it can be scanned and uploaded on the link. The link of the quiz available on the Commission’s website will remain online from National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) till February 28. The list of children participating in the quiz through offline medium will have to be submitted to the Commission by February 20, 2023.
Once the child completes the quiz by participating in the quiz through online or offline mode, the child will be given a digital certificate of participation. The list of children participating in the quiz through offline mode will be obtained from the respective authorities and they will be given a certificate of participation on child rights champions.
Along with this, the states which have maximum participation in this quiz, will be honored by the Commission during the Foundation Day program.
In order to ensure maximum participation of children in the quiz, letters have been written to Central Government Institutions such as Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya, CBSE and State Education Department, Women and Child Development Department, Tribal Welfare Department, Minority Department, etc.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is a statutory body constituted under Section 3 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 to protect the child rights and other related matters in the country.