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THE CYCLE RALLY – An SPS Social Justice Initiative

                                             THE CYCLE RALLY – An SPS Social Justice Initiative 

Children worldwide suffer from abuse every day. Not too many people are aware of the different kinds of abuse the children undergo, not because they don’t care, but because it is not publicized enough for anyone to do anything about it. Child rights and Health & Sanitation are two important issues in the world right now. To spread awareness on these two issues, the Social Justice wing of St. Patrick’s H. S. School, Asansol organized a cycle rally on 26th November, 2016.


Many different schools of Asansol participated in the cycle rally. There were students from St. Vincent’s High & Technical School, St. Mary’s, Asansol, Loreto Convent and St. Joseph’s Asansol. The students of Nai Disha also took part. It began with a short introduction was given by our principal Mr. N. D’Souza on the purpose of having a cycle rally followed by a short programme. A song on child rights and a welcome dance by the students of class XI followed. After the programme, our principal flagged off the cycle rally. The rally started from the assembly ground and then it went on to the G. T. Road. The police accompanied the students for their safety. Many teachers also accompanied the students in the cycle rally. There were placards on a few cycles depicting the topic of the rally. The rally went down Mother Teresa Road and then entered the school premises through the S. B Gorai Road. The rally ended at the assembly ground.


After the rally another programme was conducted by the Social Justice group which included songs and a skit based on child abuse. Then information on thr Nine Is Mine campaign and Sustainable Development was shared with the students of different schools. After the programme some refreshments were given to the students.


This was a great initiative taken by St. Patrick’s H. S School to go on to a cycle rally and spread awareness on two of the most pressing issues at present. By organizing a cycle rally a strong message was sent to the residents of Asansol. If we want to stop child labour, people must know about the rights given to a child by the UN. Children are the future of the nation and it is necessary that child labour should be stopped because it is rightly said, “A child is meant to learn, not to earn.”


Jaspreet Singh, XI A


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