By Our Correspondent
The 27th May annually was declared by the United Nations as a day to celebrate children, appreciate them and address their plight.
For the first time in Katsina the day was celebrated with pomp and peagentry in Sandamu local government area of Katsina state.
An elaborate ceremony was organised for the children in that area by an NGO, ‘Community Information and Advocacy initiative in collaboration with Save the Children International.
The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘ Climate Change’ and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Participant at the ceremony described this year theme as critical and timely.
The children describe how the Covid-19 pandemic affected their academic activities especially in the year 2020.
They however hailed the NGO, community’ Information and Advocacy initiative and Save the children International for organizing for the first time the celebration of children day in the rural area.
In Karkarku village similar activities were carried out where children discuss and deliberated on this year’s theme and their plight.