In Pictures: Indian Monuments Have Turned Blue To Mark World Children's Day
World Children’s Day is an annual celebration to mark the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), that began 33 years ago on this day.
The national capital saw Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Prime Minister’s Office (North and South Block), Qutub Minar, along with UN Offices lit up in blue.?
#GoBlue is a symbolic expression that has yielded tremendous results over years in drawing much-needed attention to rights #ForEveryChild in India and globally.
Raj Bhawans and Legislative Assemblies in states also went blue for children along with railway stations and airports. Other iconic monuments across the country that lit up in blue include the Amber Fort (Jaipur), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal and the Municipal Corporation (Mumbai), the Charminar (Hyderabad), MANUU University, the Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow University and Char Bagh Railway Station in Lucknow, the Jahaz Mahal and India's first private station RaniKamlapati Station in Madhya Pradesh, the Howrah Bridge, the Bidhan Sabha, Nehru Children's Museum, and the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple in Kolkata, Kankariya Lake, Ellis Bridge and Airport in Ahmedabad, and the Brahmaputra Heritage Centre in Assam.
In Chhattisgarh, 1000 village streets were painted blue; and in Madhya Pradesh, a village called Lambatalab went blue, with messages of education, nutrition for every child, painted on walls. Here are a few images of the buildings that went blue.