Udupi: The St.Mary’s English Medium School Kannarpady organized an programme on child protection in school auditorium recently.
Dr. Rajalaxmi a well known social activist who is renowned for her campaign against child abuse through Shristi Life conducted this awareness programme. She highlighted the different forms of child abuse and enlightened the audience regarding the preventive safety measures to be adopted.
Her speech stressed the need of a sense of responsibility which is to be developed among children towards their body and self dignity. More than 400 parents and 500 students were benefited and motivated by her impressive speech.
The correspondent of St.Mary’s Educational Institutions Rev. Fr. Fredrick Mascarenhas took personal interest and concern to organize this awareness programme realizing the need of sensitization among students and parents. Children’s vulnerability to various abuses and threats in both urban and rural social setup were thoroughly discussed and debated during interaction with her.
The programme was coordinated by the Principal Myrtle. L.F. Lewis. The staff was separately guided on the rights of children and safety measures to be incorporated in schools.