“Values like patriotism, truthfulness, empathy, love and kindness were deliberated upon during the month besides mass awareness was spread regarding child protection and safeguarding them from violence, exploitation, abuse and neglect of any kind,” said an official here today.
He said, “The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was transacted by faculty counsellors through various programmes.”
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“The Students were also sensitized about the POCSO Act, official said, adding, “faculty counsellors working in counselling cells conducted a series of activities viz role plays, dramas, lecture and puppet demonstration, poster making, storytelling etc to impart these themes to students.”
In the beginning of the month, a virtual session was organised by counselling cell DSEJ to discuss calendar activities.
Dr Romesh Kumar, I/C Counselling Cell, DSEJ and Dr.Alka Sharma, Member Counselling Cell were the key resource persons.
“Besides activities conducted by students and faculty counsellors, four virtual sessions were organized on the theme Value education and child protection as a part of the weekly programme “Aao Baat Karein”.
Official; added that experts from the field including Dhiraj Sonar from HEMA foundation, Dr Geetanjali Kumar from Aakar Wellbeing Centre, Dr. Raajiv Sharma, CEO NDF, Advocate Meenu Padha were resource persons.
Director School Education Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma appreciated the efforts of Team Counselling Cell DSEJ, DCCs, ZCCs and faculty counsellors for carrying forward different initiatives of the Directorate in a planned manner. He stressed on the need for value-based education which lays a strong foundation for a healthy society.