The Iranian Cultural Consulate in Sierra Leone has observed this year’s International Children’s Day.
The day is commemorated worldwide each year in recognition of the welfare and rights of children.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Iranian Cultural Head Office in Freetown, the Consulate Mr. Raza Gezla Sofla says the day is important to the rest of the world because it marks the recognition of the rights of children to live in peace, prosperity and secured world.
"The children of Sierra Leone who are one way or the other celebrating this day must be encouraged to do so as this is a step in the right direction," he says, adding that the children are the pillars of the future.
"The future is in the hands of the children," he says, adding that children are to be respected and their needs should be adequately met.
"They should be educated and have free access to medical care," he said while pointing out that the basic needs of the children should be met.
"A child must live a decent life in a decent society and should have the opportunity of copying a good step," he says and encouraged parents to take proper care of their children and for them to know their rights as children.
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