This program witnessed over 4000 students from various age groups from Hindustan International School, KCG College and from other Hindustan Group of Institutions gather under one roof. The workshop on Child Safety, a Guinness World Record on account of the student count under one roof , was conducted by Deepa Aathreya, Founder of School Of Success. ‘Safety is every child’s fundamental birthright! We need to come together, voice out loud and ensure a safe childhood for our future generations! We can. We must. We will. Together, let’s be the change’ said Deepa. The workshop sensitised the gathering on the need for child safety and what actions should a common citizen take to prevent child abuse and safeguard children. The Day also witnessed a talk show between students of Be The Change Movement and Friends Of Police (TN Police).
Dr. Prateep Phillip, ADGP – CID, in his special address to the gathering assured them that the Police dedicate themselves to protect the children against crimes like kidnap, abduction, child rape, etc. However, unfortunately with most of the crimes happening within the four walls of the house, Police get to know about this rather too late and quite a few cases do not get reported at all. He also highlighted the fact that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was amended in 2018 to provide for award of death penalty for assaults of an aggravated nature on children below the age of 12. 1 in 3 children, boy or girl, is abused. He added that the Friends of Police Student Corps will be introduced in all Schools and Colleges in India shortly to educate and empower the children regarding this.
Actors Nisha and Ganesh Venkatram were the chief guests for the day and Brand Ambassadors for the campaign.
This is an initiative of the Be The Change Movement of School Of Success (A Brand Avatar Entity). Be The Change is a Movement by the children who work on social causes. School Of Success has worked with over 3 Lakhs students till date enabling them to take charge and lead.
Details have been sent across to the Guinness Team and the Record is expected to be announced shortly after its approval.