10 Nov 2010

CHILDLINE Bus drive at New Delhi

CHILDLINE in association with GMR Varalakshmi Foundation organised CHILDLINE Bus outreach programme on November 9, 2010. Six proactive employees from GMR came on board as volunteers in the program to raise awareness on CHILDLINE and children issues. The aim was to create awareness on CHILDLINE to a greater audience specially youth in Delhi. CHILDLINE Bus drive started from GMR and picked up the children from New Udaan Bhawan, Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi.

CHILDLINE Bus was an opportunity to get together and create an aware culture towards child rights and protection said a volunteer from GMR. With this drive, the hope was that for each person who steps on this bus, a new 'dost' was made and the lives of many under-privileged children is being changed.
50 CHILDLINE volunteers also joined in and organized outreach at Jamia Millia Islamia, Lady Shri Ram College,and Delhi Haat. On November 9, 2010. The energetic group of volunteers landed at Jamia Millia Islamia university campus in Delhi. The event at Jamia Millia Islamia witnessed a large number of students who came forward to know about CHILDLINE 1098 service.

Students came forward to volunteer for the cause of children and pledged to call 1098 whenever they see a Child in distress. CHILDLINE city coordinator briefed people on types of cases received by CHILDLINE Delhi and the nature of intervention carried out by CHILDLINE.

The street play performed by the children from Don Bosco Ashalayam attracted large crowd. People from all walks of life came together and lighted the candles as a symbolic gesture of commitment to Child Protection. GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, a CSR unit of GMR extended their support by facilitating the programme.

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