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Photos: Children's Day Celebration in Tehran - Actress Mahtab Karamati says "Listen to Children"

TEHRAN, Oct. 7 (Mehr News Agency) -- Actress Mahtab Karamati, the Iranian UNICEF goodwill ambassador, sent a message on the occasion of World Children's Day emphasizing the necessity for listening to what children have to say.

In her message, she said that although parents and adults are responsible for teaching children, they should not forget that children have feelings and sometimes they need to express their opinions.

Mahtab Karamati

She pointed out that this year's motto of Iran's UNICEF "Listen to Children" emphasizes the necessity of the participation of children in decision making. She mentioned that children's opinions should be acknowledged in everyday life.

Whenever a child is grumbling or is dissatisfied, actually she or he is expressing a desire to talk with the parents. Children want to convey their wishes, hopes and feelings to adults. They have the right to be sensitive about their own lives, she mentioned at the end of the message.

World Children's Day is celebrated annually in Iran on October 8.

Photos: Children's Day Celebration at Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran
photos by Amir Narimani, Mehr News Agency

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