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Join us for#GadgetFreeHour

Nov 20, 2022 7:30PM - 8:30PM

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Pledge to switch off all gadgets spend time with your family during this one hour

How It Works

About #GadgetFreeHour

Once a year, on World Children’s Day, we encourage all families to observe #GadgetFreeHour between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

During this hour we urge parents, children, and their families to switch off all gadgets and spend time with each other – laughing, eating, playing, chatting, and experiencing the joy of connection.

How To Take Part

#GadgetFreeHour 2022 is for every family and there are various ways each one of you can be a part of this global movement. Join hands with us and help us spread the word within your community.

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  • Take a pledge to stay away from gadgets and spend time together with family on World Children's Day between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Post videos of your pledge on social media with the hashtags #GadgetFreeHour and #Disconnect2Reconnect
  • Inspire three others to take the pledge
  • Participate in the activities as a family and win instant vouchers
  • Take part in the contests and win exciting prizes
  • Visit our community and share your ideas and experiences
  • Download resources to help you spread the word with your family and friends

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Participating Institutions


Schools Under Directorate of Education, Tamil Nadu


Schools under Directorate of School Education, Puducherry


Early Childhood Associations, India

Celebrities Who Pledged

  • SamuthirakaniActor

  • T M KrishnaMusician

  • Daboo RatnaniCelebrity Photographer

  • Priya KathpalNutritionist

  • Manjulatha KalanidhiJournalist

  • Ashwini NachappaIndian Athlete and Actor

  • Deepika KumariIndian Archer

  • Raksha ChangappaPioneer Dietitian, Complex Diseases

  • Dr. Bhumika PatelIBM Ambassador

  • Rashmi NavadaFreelance Writer

  • Anju Bobby GeorgeFormer Indian Athlete

  • Gursharan Preet KaurIndian Wrestler

  • Kashmira DubashMompreneur

  • Ranjani IndrajithCo-founder, My Chapter One Reading Gym

  • Dr. Sunita MaheshwariFounder of RxDx Healthcare

  • Shan RePainter and Sculptor

  • Dr. Mickey MehtaFitness Guru

  • Kiran MoreFormer Indian Cricketer

  • Juri BarmanBank Official

  • Sarah Ali ChoudhuryInternational Food Expert

  • A V DharmakrishnanCEO, Ramco Cements LTD

  • Anushka and AkankshaBanerjee Beats

  • ChinmayiPlayback Singer

  • Viswanathan AnandChess Legend

  • Sonia AgarwalIndian Actress

  • T M KrishnaMusician

  • Rishi PiparaiyaAuthor

  • Asit Kumarr ModiMaker, Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma

  • DileepanActor

  • Daboo RatnaniCelebrity Photographer

  • SaindhaviPlayback Singer

  • LoganayakiJournalist

  • Sriranjani SundaramAnchor

  • Dr Velu SaravananChildren’s theatre artist

  • MahathiCarnatic singer

  • Neelima IsaiActor

  • Swami VimurtanandaHead, Ramakrishna Mutt, Thanjavur

  • Rj Kay KayRadio Jockey

  • Rj AloysiousRadio Jockey

  • Rj ToshilaRadio Jockey

  • Sonali KhanMD, Sesame Workshop India

  • Talaivasal VijayActor

  • Dr. R. RajammalNational Best Teacher Award winner

  • Sonalika - SrinikaMother-daughter duo classical dancers

  • Nishita GoswamiActress

  • Dr Vikram KumarSiddha Doctor

  • Dr Ashoo GroverSenior Scientist

  • Dr Srikala PrasadGynecologist

  • Gopa BParent Blogger and Entrepreneur

  • Rishipal ChauhanDirector, Jiva group

  • Ajay SharmaFilmaker

  • Dr Partap ChauhanDirector, Jiva group

  • Kasthuri Andaal SaravananRadio Jockey


My younger son was the teacher and we were all students during #GadgetFreeHour. I have never seen my wife laugh so much.


I am busy almost 365 days because of my business, but today our daughters asked us to play with them, on their teacher’s request. We enjoyed a lot and realized what we are missing out in our daily life. All credit goes to #GadgetFreeHour 2019.

Pasam NaveenkumarParent

We ate dinner on the porch and enjoyed the cool breeze. Then, my son played the guitar. Our phones, TV, and other gadgets were switched off. The hour flew by pleasantly. We had a good time.

Roopa MParent

My mother was very emotional. She said to specially thank you for this #GadgetFreeHour. We have not spent time like this together (my parents, my child, my wife and I), as a family, in at least 4 years


My son went from saying, ‘No Chance’ to #GadgetFreeHour, to saying, ‘Can we have #GadgetFreeHour again tomorrow?’ after we spent a fun hour of playing together.

Rex Savio FernandoParent

Thank you for this wonderful initiative by the ParentCircle team. Got to know about my daughter’s (1.5 years old) skills and her grasping power. We were amazed to see her talent. We played many interactive games.


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Tips To Connect



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