President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday invited all adults to join hands on World Children’s Day to work towards creating a better world for children in realizing the its theme ‘Children’s World is for Children’.
“The government has taken multiple initiatives to upgrade the status of children in many respects. We achieved the hardest but the essential thing, a peaceful country for children to grow up with pride,” the President added.
“We rid the country of terrorism opening a novel path to development through the construction of airports, Expressways, harbours etc. These things are done for the betterment of our children,” he said.
President Rajapaksa said it is the ultimate responsibility of adults to understand children’s needs and their interests to help children grow into good citizens with confident personalities.
“Children’s solidarity could only be wiped away by their own parents. Adults should understand and possess the capability to move with the children’s mindset. A child’s personality could be well developed by giving him love and affection,” he further said.