How strong can a human skull be? Is it strong enough to stand a heavy blow by a metal rod? The children gathered at Olympia hall of Chandrasekharan Nair stadium here watched in awe when the video clipping showed a skull getting shattered like a glass while at the same time, a helmet remaining intact on receiving a blow with the same intensity.
When the helmet is lifted, they saw a man turning his head with an expression of wonder on his face. The demonstration event was held to make the young minds aware of the need to wear helmets and keep road accidents at bay.
It was at a seminar on the topic ‘Rights and Protection of Children’ organised by the City Corporation and four Kudumbashree Community Development Societies for children who are members of ‘balanagarasabha’ listened to a session on road safety presented by Motor Vehicle inspector Najeeb.
On the precautions to be taken to prevent road accidents, the children were briefed that not only the motorists but pedestrians too can cause trouble like for instance when they cross a busy road without checking the flow of vehicles. Sessions on health and child security were also held.
The seminar was inaugurated by Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Thursday. K Muraleedharan MLA delivered keynote address. Mayor K Chandrika, Deputy Mayor G Happykumar, UDF leader Johnson Joseph, BJP leader P Asok Kumar, development standing committee chairperson Shajida Nazar, welfare standing committee chairman Palayam Rajan and education standing committee chairperson K S Sheela were also present. On the occasion, children of Kudumbashree CDS members who bagged A plus for all subjects in the SSLC examination were presented memento.
Certificates were issued for all participants in the concluding meeting. A seminar on ‘Women’s Safety’ was also held which was inaugurated by Mayor K Chandrika at another venue in the city.