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Petition to Amity International School

Deferment of School Projects

Dear Principal Ma’am As you are aware these are unprecedented challenging times,where most of the families have someone or the other either battling Covid 19 or having lost to it .Tough times not just for our country but also for the entire human race! We are somehow managing to survive with bare minimum of what we have right now with all our might and our emotions are running high. Amity’s expectation of compelling children to work in groups and make innovative projects is not echoing our sentiments currently.The school should give some thought before loading children and parents with project work such as Vasudha.These activities are done with an objective of building team work, and enhancing creative thought processes amongst kids under the guidance of their teachers , with the support of their parents. Unfortunately at the moment it's a burden on the child as well as on the parent. We really do not see any constructive output out of it this year except frustrations to perform and deliver on time . Last year you made an appeal to us parents to support the school and its workforce financially through timely payments of fees and dues . This year we also seek support from the school to let the storm pass away before giving us another task to perform. Let us channelise our energies and focus on fighting the disease first not just physically but also mentally . Kindly defer these activities until the situation is under control and manageable for all.Hoping that our voices are heard by the school management and the rules for compassion as well as cooperation are followed in a bilateral manner Wishes and regardsParents of standard 6th

Rashim Gupta
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Petition to Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Mandatory inclusion of Mental Health education in the curriculum of all schools in India

India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and the largest population of adolescents in the world. Issues such as growing aggression and violence, gender issues, anxiety disorders , major depressive disorders peer pressure, substance abuse, social exclusion, bullying etc. are increasing at an alarming rate which declares a state of urgency to act.  According to a WHO study in 2015, 56,675,969 people suffer from depression in India, which is about 4.5% of India's population. Another study shows, 65% youth between the age group of 22-25 show early signs of depression and yet another WHO study tells us 1 in 4 children in the age group of 13-15 years in India suffer from depression. India has the highest suicide rate in the world for the 15-29 age group , depression being a major cause. These findings reinforce the need to increase awareness of the importance of mental well-being. A comprehensive curriculum will equip the youth to use the information to promote and maintain good mental health. It will help in sensitizing them about mental health issues and eliminating stigma that surrounds it.  Awareness of mental health issues will also help them to recognize the need of professional intervention, if needed.  From the statistical point of view, the Indian student population today is the largest in the world at around 315 million, of which around 120 million students are in the age group of 18-22 years. However, our education system lacks in providing social and emotional learning and strategies that promote positive mental health. Hence, we all need to take an initiative  Students, parents and employers all benefit from good education. But they lack the voice to press for change. However, it’s high time we take an initiative and be a force of positive change. Please sign this petition so that we can get our voices heard.  If we are able to gather a considerable number of signatures, it will show a potential commitment to the decision makers involved, who in our case, is the HRD Ministry, Ministers of State for school education and higher education. It will bring to their notice the need for a change in the existing education system.  Signing a petition on is very simple. If you are using your phone to sign the petition, then please click on the red “Sign This Petition” button at the bottom of your screen. Then enter your first name, last name and email id. Providing this information will help us keep you updated with the progress we are making regarding this cause. If you are using your laptop or desktop to sign the petition, “Sign This Petition” button can be found in the top right corner of your screen. Please enter your first name, last name and email address and click on “Sign This Petition” button. For first time users, no additional steps are required. However, if you already have a account, you may need to sign in to your account before you can sign the petition. Please don’t forget to share this petition with your family and friends on other social media platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. This will help us increase our reach and momentum. That’s it! And you would have taken a great step towards making our future brighter than ever.    

Bhawini Thakur
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