President Thongloun Sisoulith and his deputies Pany Yathortou and Bounthong Chithmay participated in a tree planting event organized by the Presidential Office in Vientiane on Jun 1 in celebrating the 99th International Children’s Day (Jun 1, 1924-2023) and the 43rd National Arbour Day (Jun 1, 1980-2023).
Senior officials of the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union, relevant officials and students also took part in the tree planting event.
The celebration of the two holidays aims to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting children's rights, especially to healthcare and education, and promoting children’s early participation in the national protection and development cause.
International Children’s Day is celebrated annually on June 1 in different parts of the world as an initiative for children’s well-being and rights.
This day is celebrated as part of a greater cause that revolves around ending child abuse, ending the deprivation of children of their rights, and making efforts to improve the lives of children all around the world.
Source: Lao News Agency