A day long Workshop on Child Abuse Prevention was conducted on 16th of May at DPS Budgam auditorium to enlighten parents regarding child abuse, its types and prevention. The main objective of the workshop was to create awareness among parents through various programmes on the growing menace of child abuse. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Shah Faisal (IAS), while as the workshop was also graced by Director DPS Budgam Mr. Salman Anees Soz, Pro V.C Mrs. Mumtaz-Un Nisa Soz, Principal Mr. Mehfooz Aslam, Headmistress Ms. Shobhna Sirohi besides other dignitaries and parents.
While terming child abuse as very sensitive issue, Headmistress said in her opening address that child abuse is not only physical abuse but also encapsulates emotional and mental abuses. “It is not difficult to prevent child abuse all we need is to aware, alert and educate parents and children. We have to be alert what is happening around our children, around us and others,” she said. She further said that parents should maintain comfortable relation with their kids and spent quality time with them.
The students also presented a skit delivering the message that parents should spend their quality time with their children to know their problems and make them speak as much as possible
The Chief Guest appreciated the school’s effort to bring awareness among parents as DPS Budgam is in itself the first school who initiated to put a drop in the ocean as this is the universal issue. The workshop was conducted by a motivational speaker Dr. Hilal Ahmad Rather. The speakers in the event hailed the efforts of DPS Budgam and other supporting organisation. At the end of the event Pro V.C of Mrs. Mumtaz un Nisa Soz appreciated the efforts of all the concerned and certificates of gratitude with honour for support were presented.