Largest child safeguarding lesson: world record set in Jaipur (VIDEO)
JAIPUR, India -- Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, along with 344 students at Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, set the new world record for the Largest child safeguarding lesson, according to the World Record Academy.
On 11th October, a historic day for children's safety when Mr. Satyarthi took the class on 'increasing awareness on the dangers of sexual abuse' at the DAV Centenary Public School in Jaipur that was attended by 15000 students. (enlarge photo)
Simultaneously, across India, this module was conducted by teachers over 693 DAV schools across the 23 states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Punjab, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.
Additionally, government and private schools in the states of Assam, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and NPS schools of Delhi-NCR will also conducted the session under the guidelines provided by the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation, with approximately 4 crore children participating in this lesson.
There were several hundreds of schools that simultaneously took the special session designed by Mr Satyarthi himself in the state of Rajasthan.
Mr Kailash Satyarthi said, "The world witnessed an unprecedented moment when close to 4 crore Indian children joined the war on rape and sexual abuse. They participated in the world's largest child safeguarding lesson across India. This is the most effective attack on the age-old mindsets that stigmatise and blame the victims and strengthen the perpetrator. Today, I am confident that India's children understand that they own their body, mind and soul. Since this generation is ready to protect itself, it is a guarantee that the generations to come will be protected."