New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today reached another landmark in its social outreach and CSR campaign by completing a series of 200 puppet shows at schools across the national capital region. Started in July 2015, the puppet shows have been successfully organized in various Government schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) and private schools covering more than fifty thousand (50,000) students of the age group between 10-14 years and above so far.
The Delhi Metro also organizes these puppet shows at all the depots, residential colonies of the DMRC network to spread awareness about travelling etiquettes in Delhi Metro among children. It is an initiative to inculcate good manners and etiquettes among the children and create disciplined Metro commuters for the future. The duration of each puppet show is 15 minutes and these shows are organized free of cost for schools located in Delhi/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. DMRC also received the first prize for having the best Corporate Communications campaign at the Corporate Communications summit 2016 held in July this year under the aegis of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE).
Delhi Metro has also established a Museum at Patel Chowk Metro Station to connect to the children of the city more effectively. All major milestones, issues regarding the selection of the technology, unique management style, earthquake proof structures and the distinction of being the ﬁrst railway project to claim carbon credits have been prominently displayed here. It keeps organising workshops and visits of children, senior citizens from all classes of the society. In the past the museum has conducted workshops for children undergoing treatment for cancer, orthopedically challenged children, underprivileged sections, senior citizens etc.