DMRC completes 200 puppet shows

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has completed 200 puppet shows in schools to create disciplined future commuters, a senior officer said on Sunday.

The officer said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) reached another landmark in its social outreach and corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign by completing a series of 200 puppet shows from July 2015 at schools across the National Capital Region.

The puppet shows have been successfully organised in various government schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas and other city private schools covering more than 50,000 students in the age groups of 10-14 years and above, he said.

“The Delhi Metro also organised these puppet shows at all the depots, residential colonies of the DMRC network to spread awareness about travelling etiquette in Delhi Metro among children. It is an initiative to inculcate good manners and etiquette among the children and create disciplined Metro commuters for the future,” a DMRC Spokesperson said.

The duration of each puppet show is 15 minutes and these shows are organised free of charge for schools located in Delhi and the NCR. Puppeteers from Kathputli Colony in north Delhi perform these shows.

The efforts by the Delhi Metro towards inculcating the spirit of discipline and ownership among the commuters have been well received and appreciated, the spokesperson said.

Delhi Metro has also established a museum at Patel Chowk Metro Station to connect to the children of the city more effectively.

In the past, the museum has conducted workshops for children undergoing treatment for cancer, orthopedically challenged children, underprivileged sections, senior citizens and others, he added.

–IANS

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