Udaipur : In a bid to combat malnutrition and spread awareness on child rights, a Children’s Temple would soon be built in tribal dominant Ghatol block of Banswara district. The Bhil community has announced to provide free land for the temple and funds would be raised by means of donation. The announcement was jointly made by Banswara-Dungarpur MP Manshankar Ninama and Manan Chaturvedi, chairperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
Revealing details Chaturvedi said that the temple would be one of its kind not only in the country but the world which would aim at spreading awareness against child abuse, their rights to have a healthy life and education. It would be dedicated for the kids specially for the unprevileged ones from tribal areas. There would be models of physical map of every state and statues of children in traditional and tribal attire to potray the cultural richness of the land. Apart from the statues, there would be miniatures of Lord Krishna in his ‘Laddo Gopal’ form, Bal Ganesha, Bal Kartikeya and Bal Hanuman to depict the strength and prowess of the kids. in children. ” A Baal-Chalisa would be inscribed on the temple wall narrating the rights of children and the visitors would be given a booklet in form of prasad so that to further spread the message to others” Manan told Udaipur Kiran.
Rites like Hawan would be performed in the temple to eradicate malnutrition among kids and to encourage parents to provide higher education to their children. The chairperson also said that a grievance box would be kept in the temple so that the people could report incidents like child abuse or other illegalities/irregularities taking place against kids anywhere. Chaturvedi also announced in the comming days a large rally of kids would be organized in Banswara and a ‘Bal-Sena’ would be constituted. This army of kids would go door-to-door to educate people on proper diet and nutritional requirements among kids. Chaturvedi also said that seeing the poor nurtitional level among kids in tribal districts, the commission would recommend the state government to extend mid-day meal facilities till ninth grade so that morechildren are benefitted of the scheme.