Int’l Children Day observed in camps


The Bhutanese children in all seven camps celebrated the International Children Day 2010 with various programs, Saturday.

Children in one of the camp

The Refugee Youth Project (UK) and Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal jointly organized a song cum dance contest in Pancha-oti English School (PES), Beldangi-II.

Sector H, Sector D and Sector C secured first, second and the third position respectively in the inter-sector songs competitions. Meanwhile, PES Extension grasped the fist prize in inter-school dance competition, followed by Tri-Ratna Secondary School and PES.

The Bhutanese Refugee Children Forum (BRCF) extended wishes to all Bhutanese children in exile. Issuing a press statement on the day, BRCF said, children are future heroes for any nation.

It also urged everyone to respect their rights and provides equal opportunities in the society.

Meanwhile, Bhutan Media Society sponsored prizes for a song competition held in Sanischare camp on the occasion of the International Children Day.

Our correspondents from other camps reported of similar programs in their camps to mark the day.

According to BRCF Vice Coordinator, there are around 22,000 children in all seven camps.

With inputs from Tilak Niraula ( Goldhap), Lakpa Tamang (Sanischare) and  Narad Pokhrel (Beldangi-II)