Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BIKETHON -International Girl Child Day Celebrations -15th October 2016 at Hyderabad-7 A. M.

Tharuni is organising an  All Women Bike Rally to support the Girl Child,at People's Plaza, Necklace Road ,near Tankbund, Hyderabad at 7 A.M. on 15th October 2016 as part of International Girl Child Day Celebrations. Any two wheelers, Men and Women who are willing to support Girl children, are requested to attend the celebrations.This event is supported by the She Teams of Hyderabad Police and the Traffic Police,Bikerni-Hyderabad and  Hexagon Software Solutions.The Girls from Rainbow Orphan Home and Tharuni Gurukul and Tharuni Warangal are participating in the Event.Many Bikers have already registered their names with their mail IDs. Any person who is willing to participate can register now with a free SMS to No :9000243000. The Rally will be from Necklace road to Sanjivayya Park and return to People's Plaza.A meeting will be held to take a Pledge to support the Girl Child and few Cycles will be distributed to the Girls notified, under the "Cycle to School" Project. All are Cordially invited to support this great cause. Tharuni says, 'No Girl- No World'.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Orientation Workshop for CWC, JJB,& NGOs on child Related Acts by Tharuni on 07-10-2016

Tharuni in collaboration with Department of Juvenile Welfare& Correctional Services, conducted One Day Orientation Workshop for Child Welfare Committee Members and J.J.B Members of Telangana Districts and NGO representatives on Child Related Acts, at Hotel Sandhya on 7-10-2016 from 10 A.M to 5 P.M. It was sponsored by Terres Des hommes & HELP under SRHR Project.Mr. David UNICEF Project Officer, WCD, took the first session on the POCSO Act, sexual abuse cases on Children and important sections in the application of the Act and Role of CWC & JJB in implementing it.The second and fourth sessions were taken by Sri Kismat Kumar, Former Director JJB, on the conceptual background of juvenile justice, its evolution, salient features of the Act and its implications while applying it for the protection of the child. The third session was taken by Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder, Tharuni who  presented on the Child Labour Prohibition Act 2016. role of CWC and other practitioners for the safety and protection of the child. The fourth session was again continued by Sri Kismat Kumar  on clarifications on other child related acts and procedures to be followed.  The interactive sessions between  the practitioners and the speakers,, made the workshop lively and interesting. The best interests of the child is the most important concept , while applying these child related enactments, the Speakers observed. Dr. P. Hemalatha , Director Tharuni presided over the workshop.  CWC, JJB Members, Chair persons, NGOs like Mahitha, Divya Disha,MVF and many more Members participated in the workshop. Sathyanarayana Programme Officer and Ravikanth, Programme coordinator of  Tharuni Team organised the Workshop.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tharuni Work Shop for Media Reporters at Warangal under SRHR Project on 27-09-2016

Tharuni conducted Workshop for Media Reporters and Journalists from Warangal District  at Haritha Kakathiya Hotel on 27th September 2016.Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer ,Founder, 'Tharuni' explained in detail about the  Child Laws and the how the Reporters have to react and report about the Children as victims of crime, or as witnesses or involved in the crime.The Children are voiceless and innocent ,Depending on the incident the journalists always keep in mind the best interests of the child.The child should not shown in the T.V. Channels and the Print Media and the  identity of the child may be hidden,  in his/her  best interests. The child must be in the presence of his parent/ guardian, while interviewing him.Too much of questioning by different media Reporters  cause him trauma and stress.The JJ Act and other Legal proceedings must be followed by the journalists always. Otherwise they will be punished and penalised with one lakh rupees fine and six months Jail under the law.
This interface  Meeting was attended by different journalists of both Print and Electronic Media, and the Village Child Protection Committees, Leaders of Girls Groups Sirisha and Rajeswari and Geesukonda Sarpanch Rajkumar  and  the Tharuni Team Members.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Orientation Workshop on reporting on Child related issues under SRHR Project-20-09-2016

Tharuni in collaboration with St. Francis College,Hyderabad, Mass Communications Department, held  'Orientation Workshop on Reporting on child related issues for young Media Fellows' on 20th September 2016, under SRHR Project.As the Media plays a significant role in moulding public opinion, on how to protect children from atrocities, reports the incidents from time to time.But Reporting needs skill to expose the circumstances of abuse and exploitation against children.The Speakers Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer, Founder 'Tharuni',explained in detail, the legal provisions to protect the child and Dos and don'ts , while reporting child related cases.Senior Radio Journalist,
Usha Thuraga, gave an elaborate analysis of the challenges faced by the reporters, along with case studies. Dr. Hemalatha Devi Retired Prof. in Mass  communications, reiterated that the Reporters as watch dogs of Society, should always bear in mind , the best interests of the Children, as they are voiceless.Dr. Antha Kaluvoya, Head of the Department organised  the Workshop. More than seventy five   U.G. and P.G Students  actively participated in the inter active sessions.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tharuni launched 'Cycle to School' Project at Hyderabad on 13-09-2016

Tharuni Founder Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer and Lata Jain, Senior Journalist initiated the 'Cycle to School' Project to empower and educate the girl children. The girls can have more mobility and freedom with safety and keeps them healthy in their adolescent age, with Cycling. Further the drop out rate of girls from schools will come down.So Tharuni requested donors from the public to contribute for the fund raising campaign, few months back, for which there is good response.In this context Jayceerette Wing (JCI), Banjara Hyderabad, while celebrating 'Joy of Giving Week', donated three cycles to the poor students studying in the ZPHS school, Champapet. The girls are also attending 'Tharuni Gurukul'  a special concept school, improving their life skills for many hundreds of poor children. Dr. Hemalatha Devi who coordinates the Gurukul and also as Director of 'Tharuni' in collaboration with JCI launched the 'Cycle to School' Program on 13th September 2016. JCRT Chair Person Reema Mehta, Secretary Deepsree Sarda, Treasurer Preeti Desoi, Lata Jain, Dr. Mamatha Raghuveer graced the occasion.The local community people, parents and children gathered and appreciated this initiative.
Hope if more people come forward to contribute to this project Tharuni is planning to extend this facility to rural girl children in near future. Tharuni  Hyderabad Account Number can be noted from the Website. Few Non Resident Indians have also came forward to donate for this social cause. Tharuni Face Book also acknowledging the amounts with gratitude.If the donors send their address , Tharuni sends acknowledgement receipts, which comes under IT exemption.
Tharuni hopes that Govt. of India and our State Governments
come forward to initiate and extend this project to all the girls studying from 6th Standard in Govt. schools.It ensures gender equality and safety,and self confidence for Girls.
 So please join 'Tharuni Swechcha'  to empower the Girl Children.