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    Archdiocese of Bhopal organized workshop on violence against women

    Archdiocese of Bhopal in collaboration with Queen Mary School, Ayodhya by-pass road, organized a workshop on -International day of  violence against women. Rev. Sr. Quietline, the principal of the school welcomed the distinguished guests with bouquet and said that she was overwhelmed to see the positive response to this workshop and thanked the diocese for extending its help to organize this wonderful workshop to promote meaningful awareness for the school students. There were around 30 students both boys and girls to speak on the above subject. Three minutes each were given to speak on the topic with a bell and three judges to promote interest among the students.

    First, Second and Third prizes besides consolation prizes were awarded as the best speakers. Mr. Dharmendra Sharma, DEO, said in his address that in this busy world, encouragements in different fields are not given to the students in spite of various capacities and abilities are prominent among the students. It was clearly visible that abilities of the youngsters were not  brought out in the recent Olympic Games, he added.

    Neetu Kansariya the SI-Nirbhaya Incharge, said in her address that not to be frightened of any kinds of violence against women as the government has made very strict rules against the culprits. She asked the girls to be alert and vigilant against others and self.

    Shaily Acharya, Journalist from Hitvada asked the students to make use of the different helplines available for the girls. She also asked the school management to organize similar workshops to build life skills besides regular studies. Arun Tiwari, the Beureau chief of  Bansal News appreciated the efforts to create awareness, on violence against the women in the school, and was ready to extend any sort of help to promote dignity for women.

    Programme started with the prayer song by the students followed by lighting of the lamp. Mr. Sudhir Sharma, the coordinator, in his key note address said it is the need of the hour to create awareness on violence against women in the school environment as the young girls are the most vulnerable to such violence.

    Fr. Maria Stephen, the P.R.O. congratulated the school management, staff and students for the enthusiasm in organizing such motivating workshop to build violence free society.  He cautioned the parents and the teachers against abuses of children that taking place, knowingly or un-knowingly when they deal with, namely verbal, physical, negligence etc. are the source of domestic, workplace and public violence. Jesus is the best model for us to build violence free India. In the end Mrs. Bharti Choube thanked all the distinguished guests, management, students and the P.R.O. staff for their willingness to collaborate in organizing such fruitful workshop on violence against women followed by national anthem. Mrs. Ravindra Virde conducted the workshop.  


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