Loo Niva celebrated its silver jubilee program on 17 December 2022, Saturday at Rashtriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu. The Silver jubilee program was completed by celebrating various programs, starting from the children's club and reaching the leadership level of the national campaign.
A children's club formed with the intention of raising awareness of education in Khokana is now dedicated to the protection and promotion of the rights and rights of the backward and vulnerable children of the country. The event was held with the main objective of sharing the stakeholders on the journey of Loo Niva, run by the children for the children from their children's clubs to national campaigns. On the occasion of its silver jubilee, various programs have been carried out. For the first time in Nepal, human rights workers, representatives of civil society, school teachers, and children sat together and conducted a civil dialogue on children's issues, which is historic in itself.
A blood donation program has also been completed in collaboration with the Nepal Red Cross Society. In Collaboration with Mahankal rural municipality and Konjyosom rural municipality of Lalitpur district, a municipal-level essay competition was also conducted with the aim of encouraging children to explore extra subjects and help them to get involved with that subject. Students who are successful in the competition have been awarded first, second, third, and consolation prizes. Likewise, in collaboration with ward number 18,21,22, and 25 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, it was also conducted a drawing competition program.
It was my first experience participating in a drawing competition program. I came to know about the selection of colors and sketching. I am interested in drawing but did not get the opportunity to learn on sketching, using drawing materials, and using colors. Our facilitators guided me very well and motivated me a lot. I am happy to be a part of this program. I wish that our painting will be selected for Japan Art Competition. Thank you Loo Niva for giving us such a wonderful chance.
- Amisha Kumari
The closing program with cultural dance, children's songs, and performances by children with disabilities was held at the Rashtriya Sabha Griha, Kathmandu under the chief guest of the honorable Ganesh Prasad Timalsina, President of the National Assembly. Senior social worker Ms. Radhika Shakya and senior comedian and social worker Mr. Madan Krishna Shrestha were present as special guests in the program. Speaking at the end, Mr. Gauri Pradhan, a senior human rights activist and the chief advisor of Loo Niva, informed that the campaign for child rights in Nepal has come from a dormant state to a conscious state and said that we should pay as much attention to children as we are now embarking on a campaign to make the country prosperous. It was expressed that if the state is to be successful it should be invested in children. The chief Guest Honorable Ganesh Prasad Timalsina pointing out that investment in children should be increased for the transformation of society expressed that the state is fully responsible for the protection and promotion of children's rights as the children of today are the future of the country.
A total of 525 people participated in the program including school principals, teachers, children and heads, representatives of various national and international agencies working in the education sector, civil society representatives, and activists.
The program was conducted by announcing the achievements of the 25 years of Loo Niva and the future direction of Loo Niva the Executive Director of Loo Niva, Mr. Narendra Dangol. The closing program was chaired by the Chairperson of Loo Niva Ms. Rupa Munakarmi.