NCH was invited by the School of Excellence, Khichripur, Delhi , for an orientation programme of their new students on 9th May, 2019, primarily to empower their students on Consumer Awareness
Approximately 120 Students of classes 9th, 10th and 12th along with a few parents attended the NCH session, which was held from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Ms Deepika Sur (Project Manager, NCH) and Ms Rajneet Kaur (Sr. Counselor, NCH) explained the Consumer Protection Act, which embodies the rights of a Consumer. An insightful details for the sectors of Legal Metrology ( weights & Measures ) , Food Safety, E-commerce & Digital transactions and the LPG and piped natural gas was also taken up. In addition, the working of National Consumer helpline and its role in grievance redressal was also explained.
NCH choose the above topics for these ‘Young Consumers’ as they should be made aware of labeling rules, e-commerce. Maximum Retail Price, digital payments and related information. The open discussion allowed NCH to address the questions and queries of the students parents and teachers.
At the end of the programme, the Principal of the school interacted with the students and asked them to list the things that they had learnt. She also told them that the information and knowledge which they imbibed in the session, should be shared with their relatives & friends - like- how to check expiry of gas cylinder, mandatory labels on food and pre-packaged products, precautions while doing e-commerce and online transactions. The event ended with the launch of their magazine of the consumer club of the school.
Empowering young students to be ‘Responsible and empowered consumers’ goes a long way towards being a smart consumer in todays world.