The Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and other monuments across India will light up in blue on World Children's Day on November 20 as part of UNICEF’s #GoBlue campaign.
The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on child rights and the impact of Covid-19 on children's lives, UNICEF officials said adding that the activities planned for this year will occur online.
"Along with grownups, children will also wear masks and maintain physical distance. That, however, does not mean that children's voices will be any quieter – children will be Masked but not Muted! this World Children's Day," the UN body said in a statement.
UNICEF in partnership with Parliamentarian's Group for Children (PGC) is organizing a ‘Climate Parliament with Children’ on November 20, under the leadership of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Thirty members of Parliament will also take part in the program.
"Children will discuss the impact of climate change with parliamentarians and present a Charter of Demands on climate action. The participant parliamentarians are expected to sign a letter of commitment to support integrating children's rights and voices to climate action and adaptation plans," the statement read.
"Monuments across the country – the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), Prime Minister's Office (North and South Block), the Parliament House and Qutub Minar in New Delhi, and other historical buildings, landmarks and key government buildings across India – will #GoBlue on November 20, standing in solidarity for child rights and the impact of Covid-19 and climate change on their lives," the UNICEF statement added.