<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>​A group of children shared their ideas on how businesses can ensure protection and promotion of children’s rights at ​the ​National Stock Exchange on ​Children’s Day.​ Children from NGOs such as Nine is Mine and Ashramshalas raised their voice for protecting the rights of the world’s most vulnerable children​, and later also rang the bell at NSE​.The children also presented interpretations of Child Rights and Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for children. According to the kids, ‘all rights are children rights’. While Right To Education is an important right, they feel Right To Information and Freedom of Expression too are important for them.Henriette Ahrens, Deputy Representative – Programmes, UNICEF India said, “One very important right for children is their right to participate. They are the most influential change agents. We believe that children are not only the future but also a big part of the change we need to bring. We try to learn from them too.”The private sector can play a significant role in ensuring every child has a fair start in life. “There are NGOs coming forward to help us while we are in school but they need to make our future bright by helping us get higher education,” said class 10 student Gulam Shah.“Many students in tribal areas have potential to perform but are not explored properly. The private sector should involve social causes more in tribal areas so that the children from the tribal regions like adivasi community gets a platform to show their talent,” said student Prakash Mali.“I never saw Sustainable Development Goals with a perspective of child rights. There are lack of facilities. Giving a facility is not important but looking at what is necessary for the child is. People look at girl child education has a single topic but there are many issues which needs to be explored. The private sector also has limited resources,” said Anurag Pratap, CSR Leader, Capgemini Technology Services Limited.

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Kids visit NSE, share ideas on how biz can help protect child rights