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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Akshay Patra-PRCI event to motivate youth

BENGALURU: The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Public Relation Council of India (PRCI) held  a panel discussion  on ‘You can be the Change’, to discuss how a common man  can contribute to bringing  about a  change in child welfare” on 5th of May, 2017 at Rangasthala, Rangoli - Metro Art Centre.

The panellists were  Amit Amarnath – Founder, Youth for Parivarthan, Vinay Bharadwaj – Banker & Designer,  Mayuraa Raghavendra – Radio Jockey, 92.7 BIG FM,  Mrs Geetha Shankar – Director, PRCI and Shridhar Venkat – 👩‍💼 , The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The panel was moderated by Mrs Meera Bharadwaj – Senior Journalist, The New Indian Express.

Vinay Bharadwaj who pioneered a show called 'Let's Talk with Vinay' on YouTube, is spreading awareness among youth on cancer.  He said that this Panel Discussion on Child Welfare has made him think bigger and take up much more initiatives in this area.

Amit Amarnath,  Founder, Youth for Parivarthan said the initial project was on environmental sector, but now,  he says, his organisation has entered into domains of health and  education of children and  he hopes to do a lot of work through his volunteers in Youth for parivarthan

Mayuraa Raghavendra – Radio Jockey, 92.7 BIG FM, spoke  about the awareness spread through the broadcast media for child welfare and the huge responses that he received.

Mrs Geetha Shankar spoke on the dilemmas being faced by the parent of a child with emotional or behavioural problems and the first question, may be the most troublesome of all: Whether the child’s behaviour is sufficiently different to require a comprehensive evaluation by professionals?

Mrs Meera Bharadwaj moderated the session with ease and with an innate sense of pacing and exhibited a smooth approach to weaving in questions from the audience and the panellists’ response.

A documentary from Akshaya Patra “The Passioneers” - People behind the scenes, that portrayed essence of how the people behind the scenes operate and what motivates them to take up this cause, as also screened.


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