50th World Children's Day Celebration
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Our children are our legacy. They
are priceless gifts to us, and also our precious gifts to the world,
today and for the future. Thus it is only fitting that we set aside
one day of the year to celebrate and cherish our young . For this, we
have the World Children's Day.
The first World Children's Day
was celebrated in 1953 by the International Union for Child Welfare.
In the following year, UNICEF (United Nation's Children fund)
officially recognized and celebrated the World Children's Day. Five
years later, on 20th November 1959, the World Children's Day was
officially sanctioned by the United Nations. The world body also urged
all the countries in the world to jointly celebrate the day and make
in an annual affair to honour the children.
Malaysia had its first World
Children's Day celebration on 8th October 1959, held at the National
Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Ever since, Malaysia has taken active steps
to promote the cause for the children.
The celebration of the World
Children's day in 2003 brings great significance, for it is the Golden
Jubilee for the World Children's Day. The celebration in 2003 marks 50
years of honouring and cherishing the children of the world. This
year's festivities will be bigger and merrier than ever, for it is
also a tribute to the Day itself. It will be a day of commemoration,
of worldwide fraternity and understanding among the children of the
world. Around the world more than 150 countries will join hands to
celebrate this day.
The World Children's Day in 2003
serves as the platform for us to extend our hands, ensuring the
youngest generation receives the nurturing and love that is due to
them. 50 years of celebrating the World Children's Day have brought
countless joy and merriment among this "treasure" that we are saving
for the future. Efforts are carried out to increase awareness on the
need to appreciate and nurture our young ones. And we are proud that
today, millions of children are afforded safer and brighter future.
With the 50th World Children's
Day Celebration, we will step ahead into a world that cares for the
|Date of Issue
||11 October 2003
||20 sen, 30 sen (4
||40mm X 30mm