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City-based organisations beat Sathyarthi’s record

Bengaluru-based organisations Faith Foundation and V Force Media created a Guinness record by conducting the largest child safeguarding session as part of Raksana - a global movement against child abu

Published: 10th December 2017 11:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2017 07:39 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: Bengaluru-based organisations Faith Foundation and V Force Media created a Guinness record by conducting the largest child safeguarding session as part of Raksana - a global movement against child abuse. The event was held at Kittur Rani Channamma stadium in the city where about 1,297 children participated.

Previously, noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi had hosted a similar event in Jaipur, Rajasthan with 344 children and had participated to create a Guinness record, after three attempts. Now, the Bengaluru-based organisations have broken this record.

Dr Vani Khare, founder and managing trustee of Faith Foundation, says, “The aim of the session was to directly empower children, to reach out to as many of them as possible and teach them to take care of themselves. I am happy that we could achieve it.” She adds that when she got the idea of creating a world record of conducting child safeguarding session with the largest number of children, Vani happily agreed. "I saw this as an opportunity to show the world that we care and we are powerful,” she says. It took them just one attempt to create the record. "We had three trainers leading the training on stage and other trainers simultaneously leading the session on ground as a synchronised activity.” she adds.“For the next three years, Faith Foundation aims to create sustained, specific and measurable results when it comes to child safety,” Vani adds.

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