The National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) – “Hausla 2018” of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) was held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. It was a 4 day event, from 26 to 29th November 2018. Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ms. Mary Kom, Indian Olympic Boxer & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) addressed the opening ceremony.
- The festival witnessed participation of more than 600 Children drawn from CCIs from 16 states in the various events like painting competition,debate, athletics meet, football, chess competition Safe Neighbourhood Project making activity and speech writing as part of the Festival.
- The theme for the event was “Child Safety”.
- The Childline India Foundation (CIF) and National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) will be assisting the Ministry in organizing the events.
- The concluding ceremony was organized on 29th November (evening) at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi in which a cultural programme by the children of CCIs, presentation of Best State Team Award based on performance during Hausla 2018 and Prize distribution to all winners of each individual category was held.