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* It is the responsibility of the head of state to provide nourishment to the children and protect the elders - the President
Sat, Oct 1, 2022, 10:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe states in a message on the occasion of World Children’s and Elders Day that it is his mission to nurture the current generation of children and to create a developed country for the future generations.

He further said it is everyone’s duty to take care of the elderly community and called to make a commitment to usher an era where all children and elders will be taken care of compassionately.

Following is the President’s message in full:

The contemporary world that adults live in is not the world children see. It is very simple and delicate. They thirst for curiosity. As adults, we should understand this wisely and make sure to create a unique world for them.

If you consider the past few years, it is evident that the present society is very different from the social background in which the children lived a few years ago. There are many disclosures made by the media in this regard. In such a background, it is my duty as the head of state, to ensure that all the children of the country receive a balanced and nutritious diet containing the right amount of calories. My mission at this moment is to create a developed country for the future generations of this land.

Based on the policy statement presented by me, the required measures for the care of those in poverty and under privileged groups are being carried out in a systematic manner. Measures have also been taken to provide a balanced meal at the expense of the government and as initial step a nutritious meal for 1,080,000 schoolchildren prior to the commencement of classes, is already in progress. This program is being carried out with the approval of Health Ministry Nutritionists. Further, in addition to the allowance paid to pregnant mothers, the government has focused its attention on granting an additional monthly allowance for families undergoing food insecurity.

It is our duty to take care of the elderly community who have made unprecedented sacrifices to preserve children’s pleasant childhood and the country’s betterment. It is interconnected with our culture. Food, education, sport recreation, rest sleep mental and health wellbeing are only a few of children’s requirements. We are both culturally and legally bound to ensure these facilities. It is my view that it is the responsibility of all parents, teachers and civil society representatives, apart from the government, to fulfil these needs.

Let us all join hands in committing ourselves to ushering in era where all children and elders will be taken care of compassionately.


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