Delhi Smog: 'Dilli For Children Festival' Deferred To November 19

The Delhi Government has deferred the 'Dilli for children festival' scheduled to be organised on November 14 (Children's Day) to November 19 due to the dense smog situation prevailing on the capital city.

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Delhi Smog: 'Dilli For Children Festival' Deferred To November 19

Delhi Smog: 'Dilli For Children Festival' Deferred To November 19

New Delhi:  The Delhi Government has deferred the 'Dilli for children festival' scheduled to be organised on November 14 (Children's Day) to November 19 due to the dense smog situation prevailing on the capital city. Earlier, the Delhi Government announced holiday for schools and government offices on the occasion of Children's day which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. According to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia the government had planned cultural programmes and other activities for children on the day at over 100 places in the city.

"Because of the #Delhismog, the #Delhi4Children festival which was scheduled on November 14, now will be held on November 19," Mr. Sisodia tweeted on Thursday.

Addressing the media, Mr. Sisodia said "Dilli for Children Festival" would be organised at over 100 locations across the city on November 14.

"The festival will feature sports, arts and cultural programmes and activities, in which children can participate," Mr. Sisodia had said on Monday.

The minister also said the government would facilitate locations for the festival and different groups, including NGOs, residents' welfare societies and individuals, would organise different activities on the day.

Schools and offices were being given a holiday to encourage people to attend the programmes with their children, the Deputy Chief Minister added.

The government on Wednesday asked the all the schools in Delhi to remain closed till Sunday in view of the ongoing pollution crisis in the capital city. The Deputy Chief Minister had called a meeting with the Education, Health and Environment Departments, on tuesday evening (November 7, 2017). The capital city had woken up to severe smog on Tuesday morning. The air quality was deemed 'severe' by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 10 am on Tuesday.
 
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