“CHILD SAFETY” ENTERS ASIA BOOK OF RECORDS! | Event Date: Tuesday, 26th, February 2019
The students of the Hindustan Group of Institution gathered together to create a Guinness World Record and Asia Record on “Child Safety” on 26 February 2018. The event witnessed over 4000 students of varied age groups from Hindustan International School, KCG College and other Hindustan Group of Institutions gather under one roof.
The workshop on “Child Safety” was a Guinness World Record attempt on account of the student count under one roof for a social cause. It 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. Ms. Deepa Aathreya, Founder, School of Success who conducted the workshop said, “Safety is every child’s fundamental birth right! We need to come together, voice out loud and ensure a safe childhood for our future generations! We can, We must, and We will! Together, let’s be the change!’ Actors Nisha and Ganesh Venkatram were the chief guests for the day and Brand Ambassadors for the campaign.
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 and provide them a safer place to learn, love and live. 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 commit and 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. The record attempt will soon be made official after the approval from the Guinness Team.