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SOS village children share thoughts with Young Indians' members

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, May 15: Young Indians (Yi) the youth arm of Confederation of Indian Industries organised a day-long interactive program for the children of SOS Children’s Village, at Azara on the city outskirts, launching their initiatives for the year 2016-2017 called Masoom , Health & Nutrition and Thought Leadership.

The members of the chapter actively interacted with the children. The Masoom Initiative in collaboration with Childline is an effort to address the issue of child abuse and hence help aware a child about Good Touch, Bad Touch. A video screening on the topic was shared along with an interactive ice-breaking session with the felicitators and children. Through the Health & Nutrition vertical, a free eye and dental check up was organised followed by distribution of free medicines for the entire village.

To kick-start the Human Library series under the Thought Leadership Initiative, members of the chapter posed as books with a theme and a story, wherein the children of classes 9 and 10 enthusiastically participated to read these books, asked questions.

It was an effort to help empower their minds with stories of life, passion, creative ideas. Mehtaj Zaman Ahmed, Chairperson, Young Indians, Guwahati Chapter, said “It is a part of our endeavour to give back to society; through our initiatives Masoom, Health & Nutrition and Thought Leadership Human Library Series, we are committed to the cause of helping disadvantaged sections, highlight issues of concern, invoke creative thinking and thereby play a role in tion Building, Thought Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship.”

Joutishman Dutta, Co-Chairperson, Young Indians, Guwahati Chapter, said “Our endeavour is to educate children and help them build a positive outlook towards life, as these children are the future Youth of our tion.”

Subodh Das, Director, SOS Village, Guwahati, said “We are happy that Young Indians has embarked on this journey with the Masoom Initiative and chose SOS village for their first programme. Our children are thrilled. We are overwhelmed with the active participation of their members and wish them all the best.”

The chapter intends to take this forward with more events throughout the year under Masoom, Health & Nutrition and Thought Leadership in partnership with likeminded organisations.

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