GUWAHATI, July 5 - Along with a range of fun activities and creative exercises, the children participating in �The Essential� workshop at the Assam State Museum were today sensitised on the importance of �good touch and bad touch� in a move to make them emotionally strong and also to help them understand and react to the �not so positive� events in life.
Anamika Sharma from Childline held the effective session on �good touch and bad touch� where children participated in the post-session interactive gathering as well.
The importance of educating the children about various social environments and making them talk openly about various comfortable and uncomfortable feelings is increasingly being felt today. Other than ensuring a normal childhood, emotional education has now become an integral part of children�s overall growth index.
�Surprisingly, the children seemed quite aware about the issue and were ready to talk about it,� said Neetu Sarawgi, director of Headway, organiser of the event.
The junior participants were mentored and instructed on how to go about the story-telling competition to be held on Friday. The seniors� session, on the other hand, was about oratory prowess. The children were judged on their spatial, literary, bodily and spiritual aspects and it was found that most of the students were inclined towards sports and literature.
Later a situation-based communication session was presented by the students, showing their own creativity.