Elimination of Corporal Punishment in Schools of Chandigarh by 2016

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Chandigarh Commission for protection of Child Rights in collaboration with the Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration today formally launched the Campaign for “Elimination of Corporal Punishment in Schools of Chandigarh by 2016” Today . The Campaign was launched by Sh. Vijay Dev, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT Chandigarh.

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Speaking at the program Sh. Vijay Dev, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator addressed the Principals and spoke on the commitment to “Zero Tolerance for Corporal Punishment by the Chandigarh Administration. He stressed on the core principles of value education that schools needed to imbibe, which are:-

  1. Truth and keeping promises.
  2. Making lectures more interesting and receptive for students.
  3. Importance of Physical Education and Training in helping children constructively use their energy.
  4. Teachers to imbibe new technology and update skills to deal more effectively with the changing trends.

Delivering the key note address Prof Devi Sirohi, Chairperson, CCPCR spoke on the need and importance of such a Campaign. Prof. Sirohi informed that this was the first such Campaign in the country and Chandigarh has taken one more step to realize the dream of becoming a smart city in the true perspective. Prof. Sirohi also highlighted that an Advisory on the “Redressal mechanism of complaints on Corporal Punishment to all schools” is being sent which includes setting up of “Child Rights Committees” by 31.01.2016 under the monitoring of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The Program Logo, Banner and Pamphlets were launched by the Worthy Advisor.

The program was attended by Sh. Rubinderjit Singh Brar, PCS DPI Schools, Smt. Navjot Kaur, PCS, Director Social Welfare, Sh. Pramod Sharma, Member, CCPCR, Sh. Chanchal Singh, DY. Director School Education, Principals / Representatives of 14 Private Schools and 18 government Schools of Chandigarh.