PANAJI: The season of love, cheer, and giving is upon us! And the spirit of joy and kindness is in the air. In light of this year’s Christmas season, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights organized a Christmas program for children from the Kathkari tribe at Virnoda, Pernem.
During the event, the children were also encouraged to display their dancing, arts, and other talents, giving them a platform to be creative and come out of their fear and display their talents.
The activities were conducted by young people from Chotanagpur Youth Group under the leadership of Fr. Michael Periera, SVD.
“Over the past few months, the Commission has been at the forefront and has engaged in addressing various issues of children in the area, i.e. malnutrition, delayed birth registration, access to food security, health and education in a sustained manner, besides promoting positive mental health among underprivileged children at Virnoda. This was an event to spread even more smiles, make a difference and foster good mental health during the holiday season,” said Peter Floriano Borges, Chairperson Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
“Christmas is a time to share our joy and happiness with each other, not only with our loved ones but also who are unknown to us,” said Fr. Michael Periera, SVD, Leader, Chotanagpur Youth Group.
“Our appreciation to Commission which has done a lot of work for the development of our children, contributing to their overall well-being. We are greatly indebted to the Chairperson, which has engaged with us and helped us access several benefits from the government system,” said Hanumant Pawar Community Leader, Kathkari Tribe, Virnoda Pernem