"Expression of words is easier than to express in photographs. See Bihar according to the expressions of children keeping the target to protect child rights in the society," said the chief guest Nisha Jha the Chairperson of Bihar State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) during her inaugural speech in the 'Clicks for Change' state level Photo Exhibition at Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir Multipurpose Cultural Complex in Patna.
Jha also greeted the winners and appealed the people to celebrate the silver jubilee celebration of CRC by awakening the society about child rights for happy children world.
"Photography is the best media for child rights awareness. The objective of this Photo Exhibition is to focus attention and create visibility on issues related to children's rights in Bihar through the medium of photography," said Shivendra Pandya, program manager UNICEF Bihar during his inaugural address in the program.
"All photographs of this exhibition are impressive and informative.This is my first visit in Patna," said Hanane Shreki, UNICEF operation manager in the exhibition.
'Clicks for Change' state level Photo Exhibition on child rights protection to mark 25 years of UNCRC organized at Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir Multipurpose Cultural Complex in Patna from 18th to 21 December 2014. This four days exhibition was organized by UNICEF Bihar with implementation support from NGO Nav Harsh in Patna.The art gallery was decorated with about 150 beautiful photographs which were specially clicked by 75 child and adult photographers of Bihar.
This exhibition was inaugurated by chief guest Nisha Jha the Chairperson of Bihar State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) in the gracious presence of Shivendra Pandya, programme manager UNICEF Bihar,UNICEF operation manager Hanane Shreki and renowned photo journalists of Bihar like K.M Sharma, Suman Srivastava, Prashant Ravi and Prof Mazhar Elahi, College of Arts & Crafts, Patna by lighting the lamp. The themes of the state level photo exhibition were Adolescence of Bihar and Routine Immunization in Bihar. Winners of this contest were honored with prizes and certificates by the guests on Thursday.
"According to UNCRC and National Policy for Children-2013- "A child means every human being below the age of 18 years." Government should make these rights Rights to survival, development, protection and participation available to all children. Routine Immunization is the basis of healthy and happy life. The main purpose of this exhibition is to aware the society about child rights protection for healthy and prosperous Bihar. First time in Bihar child rights protection exhibition has been organized Bihar," said Nipurnh Gupta, advocacy and communication specialist UNICEF Bihar to this citizen journalist in the exhibition.
Ranjit Kumar student of College of Arts & Crafts,Patna won three prizes in the photo contest. Maximum participants were from College of Arts & Crafts, Patna University, Patna. Photographs of Ranjit Kumar, Manish Kumar, Chandan Kumar, Banita Kumari, Jyoti Kumari, Kiran Kumari, Deepak Laxmi, Biswajeet Kumar, Avinash Ujjwal, Amitabh Pandey, Shilpa Kumari, Sakshi, Nandan Kumar and Shabnam were highly appreciated by the art lovers in the exhibition.Jyoti Parihar,director of Bihar Bal Bhawan Kilakari, Patna,Dr Ratna Purkayashta, program executive of DDK, Patna,Rajnish Raj, photographer ASI,Patna, students, members of NGOs and photojournalists of different media houses were also present in this exhibition.
All the guests and participants also observed two minutes silence to pay tribute to the departed souls of 138 innocent child victims of recent blood curdling terrorists attack in Army School at Peshwar in Pakistan.