Friday, October 12, 2018

SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School observed International Day of the Girl Child.

Girl students share their views on Girl Child rights

The International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Pettavaithalai in Trichy District on 11th October with the  main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face. This day was observed in collaboration with TNAU Agri students from various districts, residing at KVK Sirugamani. Mrs.Meena, Vice Principal of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School presided over the celebration function and said “International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. Oct 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness such access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against girls and girl child marriage. The Day of Girls helps raise awareness not only of the issues that girls face, but also what is likely to happen when those problems are solved. For example, educating girls helps reduce the rate of child marriage, disease and helps strengthen the economy by helping girls have access to higher paying job”.

Mrs.Meena added further about good and bad touches of a girl child and said
Pleasantries shared among Girl students
Good" touch is touch that we agree to, that makes us feel happy or takes care of our health. “Bad" touch makes us feel scared or uncomfortable, and it means that the other person shouldn't be touching us in that way.
Through storytelling and song, children learn how to differentiate between “good and bad touches”.Dr.Amuthaselvi, Dr.Vijayalalitha Associate Professor of KVK Sirugamani, Amutha from Gramalaya (NGO) also enlightened the importance of Health and Hygiene and safety of the Girl child. 60 Girls students of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School of VIII standard of enthusiastically participated in this programme. Pleasantries were shared among  the girls students participated in this program.-Kris

TNAU Student speaks about girls empowerment on this occasion

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