Saya Zenith Indirapuram holds candle march in support of agitated parents
Saya Zenith residents in Indirapuram came out in high numbers on Sunday night to hold a candle march on the society premises to show solidarity with the parents of Armaan Sehgal and Pradduman Thakur, both children who were found dead on school premises – Sehgal in GD Goenka Public School Indirapuram, and Thakur in Ryan International School, Gurgaon.
The march was initiated by a senior resident, Avinash Dave, who showed his concern on the resident social networking group and appealed to fellow residents to pray for peace for the children and to give strength to the parents.
Pallavi Agarwal, a resident, said, "I have two daughters and am a teacher by profession. I know there is lot of pressure and expectation from a school but it's the need of the hour to be vigilant. Schools need to be stricter with rules, regulations and verification of employees, which includes even the teaching staff. Parents should come forward and raise their voice when they find anything they feel concerned about."
Dave said, "Today, especially when both parents may be working, it's also important to slow things down a bit and make sure you communicate with your child regularly about what's happening in his or her life."
Nitin Agarwal, father of a 4-year-old in the society, said, "Most parents don’t raise their voice against things, as they don’t want their child singled out and harassed by the school. However, it should be clear by now that ignoring issues is never the solution and can even cost a child his or her life."
Swati and Gulshan Sehgal, parents of Armaan Sehgal, the child who died inside GD Goenka Indirapuram under mysterious circumstances, were also supposed to attend the candle march but couldn't make it. They, instead, sent a video thanking parents for their support and requesting them to stand with them.