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
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.