Children celebrate Oct 2 as `Be The Change Day`
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 20:38
Ahmedabad: Several school children on Sunday celebrated the 142nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi, as the 'Be the Change Day' as part of an international school contest.

Design for Change (DFC), the international school contest, is an initiative of Kiran Sethi-run Riverside School here.

The event was held in 14 cities simultaneously, such as Indore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Patna, Agra, Chandigarh, Mangalore, Hubli, Nagpur and Kochi. It aims to inspire school-goers on how they could bring about a change and be the drivers of change in 21st century.

"After tying up with Turkey and Macau last week, we have been able to reach around 30 countries. Our aim is to reach up to 25 million children around the world this year," said Kiran Sethi, Principal of Riverside school and wife of nine time World Billiard Champion Geet Sethi.

"The DFC Challenge that 'I Can' are the two most powerful words a person can believe. Children, who have discovered this are changing their worlds," Sethi said.

"The DFC curriculum has started to go in several thousand schools of the country and around 1.80 lakh children shall be using this book this year," she said, while addressing a gathering of students here.

On being asked what the students would like to change they said, heavy bags, too much traffic, dirty bathrooms, garbage, loneliness in groups. They also came up with the ways on how to go about it.


First Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 20:38

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