Tata Tea Jaago Re handed over to Prakash Javadekar, minister of human resource development (HRD), Government of India, a petition with nearly 1.8 million signatures collected from across India that hope to instill positive change in the areas of women’s safety and the lack of sports culture in the country.
Jaago Re 2.0 launched earlier this year with the theme, Alarm Bajne Se Pehle Jaago Re, urged people to pre-act on issues to avert a future crisis.
Jaago Re’s two petitions, which aim to make gender sensitisation compulsory in a school curriculum and make sports a compulsory subject in schools, garnered support from nearly 1.8 million people across the nation in just a few months.
“We are glad that the Tata Tea Jaago Re team has brought out this petition to make sports compulsory and also include gender sensitisation as a part of the curriculum in schools across the country,” said Javadekar.
“This is a welcome step, and we believe that schools and colleges should dedicate one hour to sports or physical activity,” he added.
Jaago Re 2.0 hopes that its petitions to the government will be the first step towards building public and stakeholder opinion, consensus and consequently drive relevant policy action towards an actionable roadmap to make this vision a reality.