A second National Children’s Drama Festival, organised jointly by Bal Chetana Samuha and Save the Children UK, started here on Wednesday.

The festival is aimed to bring children’s issues and concerns to public through the medium of drama and to support the Global Movement for Children (GMC), as per the press release issued by Save the Children UK.

The plays are based on the themes of the rallying call for children, focusing on children’s issues such as quality education for all, protecting children from various kinds of exploitations and discrimination.

Some 16 child/youth theatre groups from different parts of the country have registered to participate in the festival, further states the release. The preliminary rounds of the final show will take place on 8 and 9 May in Bal Mandir, while the final show is being organised in Rastriya Sabha Griha on 10 May.

Save the Children UK, together with other Save the Children alliance members in Nepal, ministry of women, children and social welfare, UNICEF and Plan International has been playing a key role in spearheading the GMC campaign in the country.

National and international non-governmental organisations, community groups, child clubs, media, private sector and individuals are contributing to the movement for creating ‘A world fit for children’, states the release.