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Gadget Free Hour

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Understanding that lives today are highly dependent on gadgets, the organizers thought that just allocating an hour for no-gadget usage and distancing ourselves from the virtual would help in celebrating the real connections.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://tamil.indianexpress.com/education-jobs/tn-schools-asked-to-join-parent-circle-gadget-free-hour-campaign-childrens-day/|title=#Gadget Free Hour பிரச்சாரத்தில் தமிழக அரசு பள்ளிகள் – சுற்றறிக்கை வெளியீடு|date=2019-11-06|website=Indian Express Tamil|language=ta-IN|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref> Thus, as a precursor to the #Gadget Free Hour Campaign as well as to increase awareness on the importance of familial connections ParentCircle kick-started with the #Disconnect2Reconnect Campaign from 17th October until 3rd November requesting parents to connect with their children by disconnecting from their gadgets. #Gadget Free Hour GadgetFreeHour soon followed suit from 4th November 2019 and the idea struck a chord with millions, finally culminating on 14th November 2019 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM where families experienced pure moments of connection by engaging in fun activities that did not involve the usage of gadgets.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://tamil.samayam.com/latest-news/state-news/tn-government-request-parents-to-spend-time-with-children-tomorrow/articleshow/72039181.cms|title=குழந்தைகளைப் பாருங்கள் ஒருமணி நேரம்.. பெற்றோர்களுக்கு கல்வித்துறை கோரிக்கை|date=2019-11-13|website=Samayam Tamil|language=ta|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/movie-screenings-carnival-games-kids-in-thane-navi-mumbai-celebrate-children-s-day/story-JbrcWYWVTw2znKUP58HKbO.html|title=Movie screenings, carnival, games: Kids in Thane, Navi Mumbai celebrate Children’s Day|date=2019-11-15|website=Hindustan Times|language=en|access-date=2020-01-07}}</ref>
[[File:GadgetFreeHour Event Nov 14.JPG|thumb|Gadget Free Hour pledge at KC Toshniwal Vivekananda Vidyalaya School, Chennai]]

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