To commemorate Universal Children’s Day, SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India), one of the leading Group Foster Care’ childcare options for parentless children in India, launched its annual sports and cultural event – ‘SOS Tarang 2018’, on Nov 19 in Delhi NCR, said a press statement.
SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India) organizes a series of regional and zonal level competitions every year for showcasing talents of SOS children in the field of culture and sports. The series culminates into National Level Competitions and a grand finale event, organized also to commemorate the Universal Children’s Day on 20th November.
The children have arrived from all across the nation and the festivity has begun a day prior to the Universal Children’s Day. This will go on for the next three days. After a series of competitions at various levels, SOS Tarang National Sports and Cultural Competition is being organised at SOS Enclave and SOS Children’s Village Greenfields, Faridabad. The events lined up for this year’s Tarang festival include relay races, group dance, badminton, volley ball, group song, singing duet etc. amongst many others. More than 200 children from 32 SOS India villages are participating in this mega event.
The festival will conclude on 22 November with a gala evening of fun and celebrations where all winners will be felicitated with certificates and trophies for their exemplary performances. Speaking about the relevance of holistic development of children on the Universal Children’s Day, Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, said, “The Universal Children’s Day should be celebrated every day, and every child must know his or her rights. The rights here refer to his upbringing in a safe and secure environment with his family, and in the most holistic way. A secure childhood is where a child can access his basic rights that include good education, nutrition and a loving home.”
She further added, “We, at SOS India, not only provide a loving home to the parentless and abandoned children, but also focus on their overall personality development while following a holistic approach. Our annual festival Tarang gives these children an exposure to a diverse range of sports and cultural activities, and to mingle with children from other villages. Their level of engagement in such activities ensures their well being and at the same time, gives them a higher level of life satisfaction as well as happiness.”