16th December, 2013: The day, 16 December is remembered as the day to take a personal pledge to protect women who are victims of abuse and rape. “SAMANVAYA”, the Social Responsibility Committee, JRE Group of Institutions organized a prayer event followed by Candle Light March on 16 December, 2013 to highlight the importance of this date. Last year on this very same day, the whole nation was shaken by the heinous crime of Nirbhaya’s rape and murder. The remembrance might have been erased with passage of years, but still our tears have not dried and she is very much alive within us.
The prayer started with distribution and lighting of candles by the students and staff of JRE Group of Institutions. After the prayer was offered a presentation on the life and struggles of Nirbhaya was shown to all, and a motivational song was presented for creating social awareness. A candle light march past was then conducted by students at the JRE campus. We know that we can’t offer another life for the deceased ‘Nirbhaya’ but we can offer our sincere prayers in her memory and for her family.