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Ajayya Kumar’s ‘The Rescue Code’ for children wins heart at the Cannes Lions, France

Brand Post | New Delhi |

Ajayya Kumar along with the Guinness World Record Winning Lifology’s campaign for children who are the victim of domestic abuse won laurels at the prestigious Cannes Lions, France. 

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity happening in Francis is the most respected global space for celebrating creative communications. From it’s very inception in 1954, it is considered the Mecca of Creative Communication Industry.

The initiative ‘Rescue code’ points out to the painful ground reality which is well documented by Official government statistics and points out the that 1 out of 7 children are victims of domestic abuse by their parents and have nowhere to go and seek help. The creative pursuit inspires the good hearted parents themselves to address and tackle this problem and create awareness against those who poison the noblest of human relationships

The collective opinion of the Jury was that “being a very sensitive topic, the civil society usually adopts a conspicuous silence. It is a bold & much needed initiative that Ajayya ‘s Sarvamangala and Lifology  took to shed light into this dark evil which spoils childhood”.  

The discussion forum noted that “this is one of the first initiatives of such a kind globally to address this serious issue in a secretive way that will protect anonymity and identity of the child” 

The campaign is using multiple media channels to create high level of awareness among the gamers’ community worldwide. The gaming industry is expected to cross $ 200 billion in the next few years, as per reports. A large part of this community are children who are hooked on to various multiplayers games through their mobile phones, laptops and tablets. The pandemic has fuelled this addictiveness even further where children have more online friends than friends in the real world. The gaming world is their space where they interact freely with fellow gamers for hours. A great space to communicate, create a massive level of awareness and also get help to the victims, and that too covertly.

 “It is high time to extend a reliable and approachable supporting arm to children to express their mind and concerns. We see this initiative as a step forward in this dimension,” said Ajayya Kumar, Chief Curator, Sarvamangala.

“Lifology is a guidance platform and is used by millions of students and parents for guidance. We believe that our role as a brand doesn’t stop at that, and we have a larger responsibility to play in society. The rescue code is our idea to help thousands of children,” said Praveen Parameswar, CEO – Lifology. 

Yash Kulshresth of atom said, “Most kids find online space more interactive and enriching than offline, that has led to the popularity of games like Roblox, COD: Mobile, etc. When it comes to abuse, similar to any domestic abuse, kids are not under constant abuse or captivity. They become victims of the intermittent explosive disorder. Sometimes, it is difficult for them to comprehend, get out of it or find the courage to share, without getting caught by their parents.”

“The Rescue Code is the first step toward providing a solution covertly. Even if it helps one kid, it will be helpful. Right now, there’s nothing that helps a kid get out of a situation covertly. The intervention of counsellors, lifologists and NGOs make the parents think twice before doing any physical harm. We’re glad to have brave partners like Lifology and Ajayya Sarvamangala who believed in this idea.”

There is only a thin line between terrific & terrifying parenting. It is the responsibility of larger society to rescue children from toxic parenting and protect the tenderness of children. 

Credits:

Client: Lifology
NGO Partner: Sarvamangala
Chief Curator: Ajayya Kumar
CEO: Praveen Parameswar
Agency: ^a t o m network
Chief Client Officer: Yash Kulshresth
NCD: Ananda Sen
Creative Team: Anil Nair, Sourabh Dhabai, Sonal Kuthe, S Ravikrishna