Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, Y S K Seshu Kumar
Penalise Schools that Fail to Safeguard Their Students
In January, a 6-year-old boy was found dead at Ryan International School, Delhi. 5 people, including school employees, were arrested and then released on bail the same day. Attacks against children in schools happen regularly across India. There is outrage and shock immediately after the incident, and then things return to normal. Sign my petition asking CBSE to penalise schools where children have been attacked, raped or killed because of a lapse in security measures. Many schools make parents sign waiver forms that declare that the school cannot be held responsible for the child’s safety and well being. Even if a student is raped or killed within school premises, the school will not be answerable. Sign my petition to make schools take responsibility for our children. We have to stop this. If all parents in our country speak up, we can get a response from CBSE, the board with the maximum number of schools across India. After that, the other boards might also act. Sign and share my petition. Do it for our children. Do it for our country’s future. ------ We are changing our ask from "Derecognising schools" to "Penalising Schools" after a lot of feedback from Parents and Teachers. We don't want parents and students to suffer because their school has lost recognition. We want schools to be worried about heavy penalties and implement standard protection for all their students. This should cover: 1. Stringent Background checks for all teachers and staff.2. Security to ensure authorised and monitored entry/exit of students/strangers/parents.3. CCTV coverage to gather evidence of any wrongdoing.4.Surprise audits of schools for safety measures.Schools to obtain a yearly certificate for safety measures.5.Incase of any security failure the offenders to be punished, institutional head and certifying authority to be heavily penalised, These are only some high-level ideas, but we can discuss more once CBSE responds. We want to the board to ensure that all schools recognised by CBSE comply with these standards or are hit by stiff penalties, especially when children in these schools are hurt or attacked.
Petition to Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri Upendra Kushwaha, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari
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 change.org 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 change.org 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.
Petition to The head of research and training at CBSE
Reform of the schooling system of CBSE
The current education system of India is based on the system of schooling implemented in the British era where so called "discipline" occupied centrestage over creativity in children as obedient and obliging workers needed to be produced so as to supplement the industrial revolution in India. I Armaan Singh Ahluwalia take a stand against this system and present to you 2 annexures explaining and highlighting the problems in our education system as well as their solutions. 1. Demand to lessen the student to teacher ratio in Indian Schools :- The average student to teacher ratio in Indian school is 45:1, this means that introvert and meek children who account for almost 20% of the entire schooling population can't set their career goals and life goals as no individual attention is paid towards them. The NCERT needs to hire more teachers for government schools and private schools need to do the same 2. Demand to reduce the Average age of teachers in schools The average age of a teacher in any school in India is 42, this means that the age gap between a student and a teacher seriously hampers their communication with them and creates a severe generation gap, this means that children are often afraid to approach their respective teachers about everyday problems. The NCERT needs to hire younger teachers with good qualifications for government schools in India and private schools need to do the same.
Petition to Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, Sushmita Dev, Debeswar Malakar, Monalisa Goswami, Prof M.V. Rajeev Gowda, Shamsher Singh
Install Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines in Govt. Schools in Guwahati #BleedWithDignity
Neha*, an 18 year old died in Baram, Assam on 23rd April 2017 because parasites had eaten away her intestines. Doctors said the parasites entered her body through the cloth she was using during her periods.As a student of social work I was saddened and shocked. I believe that timely knowledge about hygienic habits to practice and products to use during periods could have saved Neha. But sadly the silence surrounding the taboo subject of menstruation bars access to such life-saving information for lakhs of girls. The superstitions and awkwardness associated with periods stop girls from washing and drying cloth pads in the sun. This leads to life-threatening infections, like in Neha’s case. I find this silence odd and ironic in a land like Assam because my state has a culture of worshipping menstruating goddesses, and some communities even celebrate a girl’s first period.I want to end this silence and make quality menstrual healthcare accessible to every girl in my state.Sign my petition. I’m asking the Government of Assam to install sanitary napkin vending machines in all government schools beginning with capital Guwahati I believe that this government can be motivated to implementing my idea as a pilot project as it had announced a stipend for girls from underprivileged background to buy sanitary napkins in its 2018 state budget. This shows its willingness to focus on menstrual health of teenage girls. However, while the stipend to buy pads was a welcome move, the government hasn’t accounted for the fact that a majority of girls feel shy about asking for a sanitary napkin and don’t know how to use it. A sanitary napkin vending machine in all schools will enable all girls to access and use pads correctly and without any awkwardness. Sign my petition to secure every girl’s right to #BleedWithDignity.(*Name changed to protect identity)
Petition to Chief secretary of Tamil Nadu, ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, CHIEF MINISTER'S SECRETARIAT, education minister tamil nadu, chennai district collector, regional provident fund commissioner tambaram, esic regional office chennai, Ministry of labour and employment, tamil nadu department of education, pallikalvi thurai, Licenses & Building Plan/Lay out Approval, RTI related(CRA office), THE JOINT SECRETARY SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TAMILNADU SECRETARIAT, CHENNAI-600009, THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TAMILNADU SECRETARIAT, CHENNAI 600009, Tamil Nadu State Information Commission
STOP EXPLOITATION OF EMPLOYEES IN SCHOOLS-NON PAYMENT OF GRATUITY FOR SERVICE PERIOD 13YRS
I am Mr. Sudhakar R, an ex-employee of Akshayah Matriculation Higher Secondary School, No 7, LIC colony, Tansi Nagar, Velachery, chennai - 600042. Website address: www.akshayah.co.in I did not get the gratuity amount for my service period of 13 years (2005 - 2018). I have submitted my resignation letter (prior three month notice) on 03 Jan 2018 clearly mentioning the employer to pay my gratuity. I have resigned on 21 Apr 2018. I have mentioned about non payment of gratuity dues to my employer on my last working day with a formal letter duly signed by the school office authority since there was no Principal/Headmaster in service in the school at that time. I have filled an RTI application on 18 apr 2019 followed by RTI first appeal 19 june 2019 to submit my salary slips for 13 years for me to calculate the gratuity and provident fund contribution of the employer as it is a very low contribution from the employer which is reflected on my PF passbook. The employer did not answer my RTI application and RTI first appeal. Employer details Mr.T.K Venkatesh,Akshayah Matriculation higher secondary school,No 8, LIC colony, Tansi Nagar,Velachery, Chennai - 600042 In addition to this, i have filled 5 petitions in Petition Processing portal(PPP) Tamilnadu government portal2019/9005/02/155200/0707 & Date: 07/07/2019,2019/9005/02/167237/0709 & Date: 09/07/2019,2019/9005/02/246700/0812 & Date: 12/08/2019,2019/9005/02/246721/0812 & Date: 12/08/2019,2019/9005/02/247576/0813 & Date: 13/08/2019 The reply from District Educational Officer,CHENNAI(CENTRAL) and Assistant Commissioner - Labour (SSS), District Level Miscellaneous offices , CHENNAI is "Petitioner request relates to police department". Check PDF file attached. In my opinion the reply i expected is from Educational department, Labour department, Revenue department. Akshayah Educational Trust also run a global school(Cambridge curriculum) [UNRECOGNIZED SCHOOL] which is functioning in the same building of Akshayah Matriculation school. List of unrecognized school in chennai released by chennai collector on 17 june 2019 https://chennai.nic.in/details-of-unrecognized-schools/ has Akshayah Global School in the list with serial no 28. The school is still functioning without any approval from the state government till now. I would like to bring it to your kind notice about Akshayah Global School which functions in the same building of Akshayah Matriculation with address No 7, LIC Colony, Tansi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai - 42. I would like to inform you pointwise about Akshayah Global School 1. I have got to know that none of the teaching faculty have any degree in the field of Education.For example in any Chennai school teaching faculty should have a B.Ed degree which is mandatory.(Bachelor of Education). 2. They charge exuberant amount as fee but parents,students are treated badly if there is a delay in the payment due to any genuine reason. 3.Food provided by the management is pathetic, substandard. 4.They had promised to start angling,fishing, archery, golf for students in the last academic year still its in the message not in reality. 5.They terminate teachers at their own whimsfancy. Assistant teacher is later made to handle the subject who has poor communication skills. 6. They do not have Principal/Headmistress in matriculation school but they make Principal of global school to handle matriculation school work. 7. RTE Right to Education 25 percent free seats for educating the poor children is denied by the management in both matriculation, global school as well. 8. The school office have deducted ESIC amount from employees but they have not deposited the money in ESIC office. No ESIC card given to the employees for their medical help in ESIC hospitals. Kindly take appropriate action against such unrecognized school. I seek your help in getting my gratuity amount from my employer at the earliest without any further delay. Regards Sudhakar9884330018 IMPORTANT PROOF OF DOCUMENTS - ENCLOSURES - CLICK ON THE LINK TO OPEN
Petition to Chairperson, Assembly of God Church School, Park Street
To remove Mr. K. M. George, Principal of The AG Church School, Haldia
A SENIOR TEACHER IS BEING REPEATEDLY HARASSED FOR MONTHS BY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL.You are all aware that my mother Mrs. Aparna Jena, someone very dear to me, has been a teacher in AGC Haldia for 20 years since 1999, and has been a very sincere teacher throughout. I’m sure you all can verify that fact. Even though she doesn’t have to, she shoulders the responsibility of choreographing cultural programs of the school. She does this not to showcase her talent, but to uphold her commitment to the school.I am infuriated and disgusted by the fact that the Principal of the school- Mr. K. M. George has been harassing her on a regular basis for the last few months, by publicly slandering her, humiliating her, and speaking against her in an undignified manner, in front of teachers and school students alike. He has repeatedly insulted my mother for things like talking to a colleague during lunch breaks or free periods, wearing salwars, sarees, hairstyle. This extreme misbehavior and mental torture on a regular basis are becoming unbearable for her. I often find her crying after school. She has also become unwell as a result.Today, on 14th June 2019, K. M. George did not allow her to return home after school, and kept her captive for 40 minutes. He abused her, used extremely filthy language on her. Language that would demean the modesty of a woman. Language that is horrifyingly disgusting, words that no sane man would ever say with his own mouth. I feel bile rising to my mouth, when I even think about those words.To everyone who is a teacher or in the administration of a teaching institute, you tell me- is this behavior acceptable? Do your superiors force you to tie up your hair the way they want? Do they slander and abuse you because you don’t adhere to a non-existent dress-code? Are you humiliated repeatedly for talking to your colleagues during lunch breaks or free periods? Would you accept an outsider torturing you this extremely, for months? I feel immense disgust at the fact that I once used to respect this man. No. This is not a man. This…thing, does not qualify to be called a human. To bring this to an end, I request everyone reading this to kindly SHARE THIS POST. Make this VIRAL. LET PEOPLE KNOW what’s going on. PLEASE. Sign this petition.~ Swapnil Jena
Petition to Department of Education, Deputy Director Of Public Instruction , HRD Ministry, DDPI
Concerning Mandate on Kannada in Grade X
We respect the state of karnataka, for opening its doors to many students and professionals from, across the country and globe. I also appreciate the department of education for introducing kannada as a language, into the regular school curriculum. However, this is related to the recent ruling from DDPI on making Kannada a mandatory subject for students of all schools (CBSE; ICSE etc.) from the 2018-19 academic year till 10th grade. There are a lot of professionals and others who have moved from other states to Karnataka for work or education. While the department is absolutely right in promoting Kannada, this petition is to make an appeal to focus on Kannada as a functional language. Per current ruling, Kannada is to be taught at par with 2nd language and the emphasis and intensity would continue till Grade X. In an already competitive scenario, this is putting additional pressure on the children. For many of us Kannada is an unknown language and I am happy that my children would learn to speak a language that we cannot. But beyond that it is impossible for us to help our children academically. The purpose of this petition is to make an appeal to the concerned authorities to alleviate the pressure on children by changing the focus on kannada to be a functional /spoken language without imposing the academic demands in Grade X. Parents and authorities are well aware of the pressure on the children and we all need to do our utmost to alleviate this pressure. We are also aware of children going into depression, due to high competition and pear pressure. This will only add to the challenges in current scenario. We request : Either not have to an academic pressure linked to it. The marks of the subject , should not be considered , to reduce the pressure. Or Keep it till grade 9 and not bring it in grade X. We look forward to an amicable solution, where the learning of the language becomes the focus for the children , rather an academic enforcement and the associated pressure.
Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Smriti Zubin Irani, Pankaja Munde, Devendra Fadnavis
Approve Government grant to Sou Sindhutai Sapkal for welfare of women & supporting orphans
Sub: Request for financial assistance to Sou. Sindhutai Sapkal for her noble work in the area of women empowerment & supporting orphans Respected Madam /Sir, Myself Amit Patil, I would like to request you to take necessary action to support for a noble cause of supporting a group of organisations run by Sou. Sindhutai Sapkal. You must be aware of her work in the area of women empowerment & supporting orphans. She worked quietly in last 35 years to more than 1,000 orphans or unwanted children whom she has raised in five centres across Maharashtra. All these years, she went about her work quietly, begging, pleading and struggling to find money and resources . I am interacting in a very small way but really amazed by her work. she is famous by name"Mai".I am sure you must be knowing her as she has won a lot of National & International awards. But during discussions with her I came to know that she does not have any fix source of income. She is running all her organisations through donations received from small donors & amount she received during her lectures in India and abroad. Last year when she was not feeling well & had to undergo surgery during that time it was difficult to raise funds for the organisations. She is 68 years old. She is trying very hard to get government grant for her organisations. Please go through details about organizations run & managed by Sou. Sindhutai Sapkal, Sanmati Bal Niketan, Bhelhekar Vasti, Hadapsar, Pune Mamata Bal Sadan, Kumbharvalan, Saswad Mai's Ashram Chikhaldara, Amravati Abhiman Bal Bhavan, Wardha Gangadharbaba Chhatralaya, Guha Saptsindhu' Mahila Adhar, Balsangopan Aani Shikshan Sanstha, Pune Awards Received by her 2015 - Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize for the year 2014 2014 - BASAVA BHUSANA PURASKAR-2014, Awarded from Basava Seva Sangh Pune. 2013 - Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice. 2013 - The National Award for Iconic Mother ---- (first recipient) 2012 - Real Heroes Awards,given by CNN-IBN and Reliance Foundation. 2012 - COEP Gaurav Purskar, given by College of Engineering, Pune. 2010 - Ahilyabai Holkar Award, given by the Government of Maharashtra to social workers in the field of woman and child welfare. 2008 - Woman of the Year Award, given by daily marathi newspaper Loksatta 1996 - Dattak Mata Purskar,Given by Non Profit Organization – By Sunita Kalaniketan Trust (In the memories of – Late Sunita Trimbak Kulkarni ), Tal – Shrirampur Dist Ahmednagar. Maharashtra Pune. 1992 - Leading Social Contributor Award. Sahyadri Hirkani Award (Marathi: सयाची हरकणी पुरकार) Rajai Award (Marathi: राजाई पुरकार) Shivlila Mahila Gourav Award (Marathi: शवल ला महला गौरव पुरकार) , NARI SHAKTI PURASKAR 2017 Courtesy: Thanks to below sites & references. http://mysindhutaisapkal.blogspot.in /http://sindhutai.apneareamein.com /https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindhutai_Sapkal She has has received so many awards but still at this age she has to struggle for funds which she is doing for social welfare.It is really a miracle that she is working relentlessly for a social cause. Madam /Sir,I am sure that you will consider this & give approval for aid /& grant to support the great mother(Mai) & her noble cause. Her contact details are : Sanmati Bal Niketan Belhekar Vasti, Manjari (Budruk) Taluka- Haveli ,Dist.- Pune, PIN - 412307. Maharashtra, India. Phone : +91-20-26870403/ 26823879. +91-20-26999541 Mobile: +91- 93 71 07 42 56 Email: email@example.com Regards, Amit Patil