Character Day is an annual day where people from around the world screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives; the third annual celebration of character development will be September 22, 2016.
Safecity was a part of this online global conversation around character and the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness)—all rooted in evidence-based research.
We celebrated Character Day in Mumbai and Delhi with about 35 participants, majorly youth. Screening of films around character, gender roles, taboos, societal issues were followed by animated and intense discussions among the participants.
The discussions brought out myriad perspectives, different personalities, each one’s solutions to existing problems and a unanimous need to have open dialogue leading to mutual understanding, collaborations and unified efforts towards making a difference.
Thank you to everyone who attended. We learned a lot about each person’s character and how each one of us can do our bit for our world by true to ourselves and pushing ourselves to achieve our dreams. Thank you Twitter for providing this amazing space conducive to positive discussions.
You can have a look at the pictures here.