Hausla Sports Meet for Children Begins in Delhi

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi at the inauguration of the HAUSLA-2018 Sports Meet, at JLN Stadium, New Delhi on November 28, 2018. The MP (Rajya Sabha) and Indian Olympic Boxer, Ms. Mary Kom is also seen.
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi at the inauguration of the HAUSLA-2018 Sports Meet, at JLN Stadium, New Delhi on November 28, 2018. The MP (Rajya Sabha) and Indian Olympic Boxer, Ms. Mary Kom is also seen.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, India’s Minister for Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), 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 today.

Secretary WCD, Rakesh Srivastava, and other officials of WCD ministry were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the participants, Maneka Sanjay 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 its 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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The sports meet is part of Hausla-2018 – an inter-Child Care Institution (CCI) festival, which is witnessing participation of more than 600 children drawn from CCIs from 16 states in the various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition, and speech writing as part of the festival.

Athletics meet, chess competition, and football matches for boys and girls from CCIs are being held on 28-29 November 2018 at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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