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Published:August9,200900:00IST|Updated:March6,201017:10ISTAugust9,2009

Forabettertomorrow

ChiefElectoralOfficerofTamilNaduNareshGupta(secondright),ChiefUNICEFofficerforTamilNaduandKeralaSatishKumar(thirdleft)
andrepresentativeofTeensforUnityNadiaXodo(right)atthereleaseofspecialpostalcoverat"SuperCongress2009"atKumaraguru
CollegeofTechnologyinCoimbatoreonSaturday.

PherozeL.Vincent
Coimbatore:OnlycollectiveactioncanachievetheMillenniumDevelopmentGoals,saidTamilNaduUNICEFChiefDr.SatishKumar.The
UnitedNationsMillenniumDevelopmentGoalsincludeeradicatingpoverty,universaleducation,improvinghealthcare,sustainingthe
environmentamongothers.
Dr.KumarwasaddressingtheSuperCongress2009ajamboreeofchildrenfromallovertheworld.HehailedtheSuperCongressbeing
heldinthe20thyearoftheUnitedNationsConventionontheRightsoftheChild.
TheSuperCongresswouldbuildsocialmomentumtoachievethesegoals.Thegovernmentalonecannotdoit.Thatswhythereisanurgent
needtointeractwithNGOsandchildrendirectly,forfreshideas,Dr.KumartoldTheHindu.
Hesaidthatprogrammeslikethesewouldmakechildrenawareofwhattheycandolikegivinginformationtohealthdepartmentsabout
issueslikenonavailabilityofsanitation.
NareshGupta,ChiefElectoralOfficerofthestate,echoedtheviewsofDr.Kumar.Herecalledthehistoryoftherightsofchildrenfromthe
1924DeclarationoftheLeagueofNationstotheUNGeneralAssemblyspecialsessionin2002.Mr.Guptareiteratedtherightstosurvival,
health,education,protectionandparticipationofchildren.
PostmasterGeneral(WesternRegion)V.Rajarajanreleasedthreespecialcoversontheoccasion.Thethemeswere:Youngforaunitedworld,
ChildrenlearningtolivetogetherandMahatmaGandhiunitingchildrenoftheworld.Thesecoversalongwithminiaturesheetsfeaturing
threestampsonthefestivalsofIndiawereonsaleatthePhilatelicBureaucounteratthevenue.
B.K.KrishnarajVanavarayar,thechairpersonofthecommitteeofhostswelcomedtheparticipants.Thethemeoftheculturalperformances
wasthegoldenruledountoothers,asyouwouldbedoneby.Thisethicofreciprocityispresentin21oftheworldsfaithsandistheguiding
principleoftheFocolaremovementtheorganisationbehindthecongress.
TheCongress,organisedbyShantiAshramKovaipudurinassociationwithNamadhuPangu,BharatiyaVidyaBhavan,TeensforUnityand
theUNICEF,isontillAugust12.Thechildrenwillparticipateindiscussionsonlivingwithdiversityandwillvisitvillagesandfamiliesinthe
district.
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