JCYCN, in collaboration with Consortium Nepal and Plan International, conducted an interaction program on child participation among People’s representatives in Province no. 4 on 9th Chaitra, 2074 in Nawalparasi.
The program was focused on the necessity to promote Child Participation and the need to invest in child participation in the present to ensure sustainable development in the local level. Since it is time for local level planning, policy making, and finalisation of budget, the program was conducted among the stakeholders and the elected people’s representatives. The participants included elected representatives from 7 districts from Province No. 4, including Gorkha, Lamjung, Myagdi, Parbat, Tanahun, Syangja, and Nawalparasi and Chitwan from Province No.3. There were a total of 30 participants consisting of People’s representatives, Stakeholders, and other concerned parties.
The program was inaugurated in the honoured presence of Mr. Chesram Ale, the head of East of Susta District Co-ordination Committee, as the chief guest, Mr. Bikas Kumar K.C, President of district Sports Development Committee, as the special guest for the event and other guests and stakeholders. Mr. Chesram Ale, the head of East of Susta District Co-ordination Committee, in his speech in the inauguration session stressed that development should not only be focused on physical and infrastructural development but also equally focused on Social and Human Development. He emphasised that it is the responsibility of all local level governments to ensure investment in children and ensure child participation.
A Memorandum Letter on why it is necessary to invest in children was handed over to the chief of district co-ordination committee, to be submitted to the Chief Minister of Province No. 4. Child Rights Activists Mr. Khiminanda Bhusal, Mr. Deepak Sharma, Mr. Tilottam Paudel, and Mr. Homnath Jaisi. Overall, the issues regarding Child Rights, Child Participation, Child participation under the new federal structure, and investment in children were addressed and discussed in the interaction Program.