Oman Post re­leases spe­cial stamp to mark World Chil­dren’s Day

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mark­ing World Chil­dren’s Day, Oman Post launched a com­mem­o­ra­tive stamp re­cently. It was launched in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Chil­dren First Associatio­n un­der the pa­tron­age of H H Sayyida Dr Mona bint Fa­had al Said, head of the associatio­n, at the Royal Opera House Mus­cat.

The launch event was part of a week-long pro­gramme that ad­vo­cated in­alien­able rights of chil­dren. The event also marked the 30th an­niver­sary of the adop­tion of the Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

H H Sayyida Dr Mona said, “We are work­ing closely with Unicef Oman, lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties across the sul­tanate, pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor part­ners to en­sure ev­ery Omani child re­alises his or her full po­ten­tial. Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with Oman Post to launch the World Chil­dren’s Day stamp tran­scends com­mem­o­ra­tion and is meant to raise aware­ness over the Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child and achieve real and im­pact­ful change for chil­dren.”

The event was also at­tended by Ab­dul­ma­lik Al­balushi, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Oman Post, among other pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The new stamp fea­tures a drawing by an Omani child, who was the win­ner of the 30th an­niver­sary of the adop­tion of the CRC.

Al­balushi said, “The Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ac­cepted hu­man rights treaty in history and Oman has been a leading sup­porter en­sur­ing chil­dren’s rights are met whether in gov­ern­ment or civil so­ci­ety. This cause has been an in­spi­ra­tion for us to join hands with the Chil­dren First Associatio­n and sup­port their ef­forts through the launch of this ex­clu­sive com­mem­o­ra­tive stamp. We are hon­oured to lever­age Oman

Post’s reach to spread the mes­sage of hope and well-be­ing for the lead­ers of to­mor­row.”

Ma­jor landmarks were lit up in Unicef's sig­na­ture blue colour, in­clud­ing the Royal Opera House Mus­cat, the Chil­dren’s Li­brary, Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Airport, Salalah Airport, Duqm Airport, Bahla Fort, Mut­trah Fort and Burj al Sahwa.

(Sup­plied photo)

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