The students, with the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY), painted a wall on Hosur Road, conveying a message to ensure that every girl child had the opportunity to have a safe, healthy and happy childhood.
The Raffles Students also made an on the spot installation to capture the interest of onlookers. Raffles Millenium International is a premier design school in India. CRY is an Indian NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood - to live, to learn, grow and play.
This year, the International Day of Girl Child is celebrated with a focus on Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. It has to be noted that, even after 67 years of attaining independence, India still grapples to provide basic rights to all the its girl children.
Speaking on the importance of the day and on the event, CRY Regional Director South, Suma Ravi said, "11th October is a day, together we need to reiterate our promise to the girls in our country and do everything to ensure they lead healthy, contented lives. It is great for us at CRY that we found a creative and enthusiastic partner with an institute like Raffles Millenium International to celebrate this day through our wall painting event."
Talking on the association with CRY Daren Kang, Director, Raffles Millenium International, Bangalore, said, "We are glad to associate Raffles Design Education with CRY to create a social impact in the city. We hope to use design and art as the platform to address the current child rights issues in the society & develop a socially minded generation of designers."
In 2011, a United Nations resolution established 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) a day that was designed to promote the rights of girls and address the unique challenges that they face. In 2012 the focus was on ending child marriage and in 2013 the theme was "Innovating for Girls' Education"