Child Welfare Council, Punjab

Other Activities

Heading:   Other Activities of the Council :


  1. State Level Children's Day Function

Child Welfare Council, Punjab organises State Level Children's Day Function every year on 14th November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, who had a great love for children. Different competitions like Group Dance, Group Song/Solo Song, Poetry/Paper Reading Competitions are organised on the occasion. In these competitions, children from all the districts of Punjab participate. A Souvenir of the Child Welfare Council, Punjab is also brought out on the occasion every year. The winners of these competition are given Medals/Trophies & certificates. Participation certificates are given to all the participants.

  1. Bravery Award

The bravery awards are given to children between the ages of six to eighteen and committed acts of bravery. The award includes a medal, a certificate, and a cash prize.

Each year, the ICCW, New Delhi receives applications for the National Bravery Award. These applications come from official agencies such as local and district governments, school authorities, and councils for child welfare. The applications complete in all respects received by 30 September to be eligible for selection

Awardees are selected by a high level committee constituted by the ICCW, New Delhi. The awards are usually announced on 14 November, Children's Day, or in January the following year, and later presented by the prime minister on the eve of the Republic Day, and prior to this the President hosts a reception in their honour. On 26 January, the awardees take part in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi.

  1. Painting Competition

To explore the hidden talent of children, Child Welfare Council, Punjab organises Painting Competition at District/Divisional Level every year. The paintings of the State Level Painting Competition winners are sent to the Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi for National Painting Competition. The Winners of State Level Painting Competition are presented medals/certificates every year by the Council.

  1. Lohri Celebration of Girl Child

To give equal importance to the Girl Child in society, Lohri of girl children is celebrated every year in ICDS Blocks & Anganwadi Workers Training Centres being run by the Council. Parents of the girl children are congratulated and gifts are presented to the newly born girls. Functions are organised in which folk songs related to Lohri & Gidha is presented on the occasion.

  1. Breast Feeding Week

'Breast Feeding Week' is celebrated every year in all the 3 ICDS Blocks & 5 Anganwadi Workers Training Centres being run by the Council every year from 1st August to 7th August. Functions in this connection are organised wherein the importance of Breast Milk is highlighted. Mothers are informed that breast milk is a complete food for the baby and it protects the child from different diseases.

  1. Nutrition Week

'Nutrition Week' is celebrated in all the 3 ICDS Blocks & 5 Anganwadi Workers Training Centres being run by the Council every year in the first week of September. Function are organised in this connection wherein pregnant mothers, lactating mothers and women in the age group of 15-45 years are specially invited. The importance of a balanced diet is highlighted on the occasion. The gathering is informed that a daily diet must include cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, green vegetables and fresh fruits. Demonstration of low cost nutritious recipes is also given on the occasion. 

  1. Child Line Services

Child Welfare Council, Punjab is running Child Line 1098 Project at its District Council branch Gurdaspur. CHILDLINE works towards ensuring that all children in need of care and protection are aware of and have access to services, that are child friendly, available when they want it and encourage them to participate in decisions that affect them.

But its special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections, which include:

  • Street children and youth living alone on the streets
  • Child labourers working in the unorganised and organized sectors
  • Domestic help, especially girl domestics
  • Children affected by physical / sexual / emotional abuse in family, schools or institutions.
  • Children who need emotional support and guidance
  • Children of commercial sex workers
  • Child victims of the flesh trade
  • Victims of child trafficking
  • Children abandoned by parents or guardians
  • Missing children
  • Run away children
  • Children who are victims of substance abuse
  • Differently-abled children
  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Children in institutions
  • Mentally challenged children
  • HIV/ AIDS infected children
  • Children affected by conflict and disaster
  • Child political refugees
  • Children whose families are in crises