ONLINE COMPETITION PROGRAMME
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An online cultural competition programme ‘Mo Prativa’ has been launched.
- Launched by: The online competition was launched by Odisha government in collaboration with the UNICEF.
- Purpose: The programme has launched to engage the children and youth in the age group of between 5 and 18 years who are staying at home during the lock-down.
- Theme: The entry for this programme and the competitions were based on following themes;
- Being at home during lockdown
- My responsibility as a young citizen during Covid-19
- Need: During the existing lock-down, as the educational institutions were locked, it’s necessary to engage the students and children in some of the knowledgeable activities inorder to avoid wasting of their valuable time. This may improve their skills and knowledge.
- Competitions: The participants can participate in various competitions like art, slogan writing, short story writing (within 500 words), poem writing and poster making.
- To winners: The winners of the competition will get certificates and their entries may be used in Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials of the state government.
- Websites: The websites sportsodisha.gov.in and www.wcdodisha.gov.in.can be accessed to get additional information about ‘Mo Prativa’.
Data to know:
- UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund– Agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children
- Established year: 1946 – But became UNs permanent part and changed in its current name in 1953.
- Origin: It has the origin in ‘International Children’s Emergency Fund (ICEF)’ which was created in 1946 and in the same year “United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)” was established by the UN.
- The name was shortened to United Nations Children’s Fund in 1953.
- India joined the UNICEF in 1949 and the responsible Ministry is ‘Ministry of Women and Child Development’.
- HQ: New York, USA.
- Members: 192 members and has regional offices in 7 countries.
- Purpose: The organization was created to providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Also it concentrates on women development in developing countries.
- Activities: UNICEF’s activities include immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.
- Awards: The Organization awarded with the following;
- The Nobel Prize (1965)
- The Indira Gandhi Prize (1989)
- The Princess of Asturias Award (2006)
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