On Wednesday, 14 August 2019, a Guest Speaker Programme for class VIII to sensitise the children about Child rights, Gender Sensitivity and Equality was held in the AVH. Ms. Sheetal Chaudhury Pradhan was the Guest Speaker. She is a Judge at the Saket High Court and deals with cases pertaining to offences against women.
Ms Niva Chhonkar, Headmistress VI-VIII, felicitated Ms Sheetal Chaudhury Pradhan. The Headmistress said that with ‘rights’, the children must not forget their ‘responsibilities’ and the children should avoid unsafe situations and report any such matter immediately.
Ms Sheetal started her interesting speech telling that there should be no discrimination between boys and girls. She emphasized on having equal responsibilities for both. She slowly proceeded towards bullying which has become a common issue now. She told the students that they should neither give in to bullying nor be a silent observer. She also focussed on good touch and bad touch. Children were specifically told to speak out and report if ever they felt uncomfortable about any such thing. They were also advised to confide in a person with whom they are comfortable. She also asked the students to avoid eye contact with strangers as cases of hypnotism have been reported.
The programme concluded with a positive note which she made about friendship. Even a single friend in our lives can make the difference. Students were also encouraged to have confidence in themselves.