Bommallatam.An event of Rotaraction at the Juvenile Home in Coimbatore for
the first time on 14.02.2006[Tuesday] from to .
The Puppetry Show was exclusively organized to create awareness among the delinquents.
Juvenile delinquency is one of the most important social problems which have attracted the attention of all serious
thinking people. It exhibits a specific pattern of behavior. It “involves wrong doing by a child or by a young person
who is under an age specified by the law of the place.”
At the Observation Home there were about 27 delinquents in the month of Feb [strength keeps changing.], where three
meals are provided to the delinquents. There are three cells two for boys and one for the girls. The strength of the girls
is usually lesser than the boys. There are not more activities for the children especially for girls; the boys are engaged
with some kind of General Knowledge classes. Two wardens, a male and a female take care of the delinquents.
OF THE DELINQUENTS:
club members were very much eager to interact with the delinquents to know their causes for being a delinquent.] As per the
collected data, there were 17 boys and 10 girls, the delinquents are involved in various offences like beggary, misbehavior,
pick pocket, murder, etc... The most interesting fact is that the delinquents were frank to say their own offence without
any hesitation. They are frank that they are not happy there and want to return to their own places soon. The children will
be taken to the court weekly thrice for their respective cases. To our surprise there were few who were really not to be blamed.
But it is not correct to assume that every ‘teddy boy’ is actively engaged in delinquency. These names
often mislead people. It is unjust to assume automatically that a youngster who likes rock ‘n’ roll music or bizarre
clothing is on his way to becoming a delinquent if he is not one already. Too often, the adult word has used the word ‘delinquent’
to express anger or bewilderment at adolescent tastes.
The show started with an introduction by Mr.SAGADEVAN, Coordinator - Centre for Social Education and Development (CSED),
introducing his team members in his speech. He said that many shows had been conducted for various people and this was the
first time at Juvenile Home. The show started with a theme song, it involved ten characters that played a socio-economic role,
telling the children about the importance of education and any crime is punishable by the law. The show ended around .
BACK FROM THE DELINQUENTS:
Towards the end, the delinquencies were asked to share their experience. Few tender voices said to Rtr.Sandeep “it
has changed our mind to get back to our normal life of schooling “. While one gave importance only to a cup of tea ,
that was needed the most. Few games were conducted for them which made them feel relaxed . The secretary of Juvenile Home
advised the children to forget their past and to set new goals for a good future.
At tea and mushroom rolls were distributed .It was received by
the delinquency with a great joy and a word of thanks as well. At the cells
of both boys and girls were locked respectively. “We are very happy, do come within next week to visit us for I will
leave to my home town by then “, was a request by girl child who was an orphan.
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