Celebration of National Consumer Day in CBSE Schools
National Consumer Day
National Consumer Day is celebrated every year on 24th December. The day reminds us of the fact that protecting consumers’ interest is one of the most important activities for the Government and helps in ensuring accountability and efficiency for both the Government as well as the corporate sector.
India is a young country with more than 70% of our population under 35 years of age. Rightly recognizing this, the Board has been asked by the Department of Consumer affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India to involve young students in spreading the message about consumer awareness
and Redressal mechanism.
The theme for this year’s National Consumer Day is “Consumers! Discharge your Responsibilities: Assert your Rights“.
The following activities may be organized in your schools among the students around the National Consumer Day:
i) Speeches by you or the School Director highlighting the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 1986.
ii) Debate Competition among the students of classes IX to XII highlighting the relevance of Consumer Protection.
iii) Poster Competition / Quiz Competition / Cartoon Competition among the students of classes VI to VIII utilizing the creativity of students in evolving newer format about Consumer awareness.
iv) Pledge taking by the students on 24th December to be a vigilant and aware consumer.
These activities are only suggestive and you may consider other innovative activities which may helpstudents to generate consumer awareness among other students and community.
The aforesaid activities may be organized on or before 24th December 2010 and the detailed report may be sent to Sh. S. K. Jena, Assistant Education Officer, CBSE, 2 community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi enabling us to forward a compiled report to the concerned Ministry.
Source: CBSE Circular No.78 /10