The goal of #GadgetFreeHour is to help parents and children experience the MAGIC and JOY of connection without any distractions.
On November 20, 2020, for one hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm switch off all gadgets and spend time with your family laughing, chatting, playing...
Just 60 minutes of connecting with your children and family will help you create memories for a lifetime
135 Schools participating
12 Organisations participating
23 Corporates participating
Sandhya (Indian Actress)
Srinivas (Playback Singer)
Harish Kalyan (Indian Actor)
Unnikrishnan (Playback Singer)
Sonia Agarwal (Indian Actress)
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (Indian Actress and Director)
Viswanathan Anand (Chess Legend)
Samuthirakani (Indian Film Actor, National Award Winner)
Chinmayi (Playback Singer)
Dr. Sudha Raja (Carnatic Vocalist)
C Devarajan (Managing Director, URC Construction)
Anushka and Akanksha (Banerjee Beats)
Vivek Abrol (Sr Vice President, Art and Fabric division Pidilite Industries)
Suman Sarma (Educator)
Aditi Singhal (Entrepreneur and Author)
A V Dharmakrishnan (CEO, Ramco Cements LTD)
Sarah Ali Choudhury (International Food Expert)
Juri Barman (Bank Official)
Kiran More (Former Indian Cricketer)
Dr. Mickey Mehta (Fitness Guru)
Shan Re (Painter and Sculptor)
Dr. Sunita Maheshwari (Founder of RxDx Healthcare)
Ranjani Indrajith (Co-founder, My Chapter One Reading Gym)
Kashmira Dubash (Mompreneur)
Gursharan Preet Kaur (Indian Wrestler)
Anju Bobby George (Former Indian Athlete)
Rashmi Navada (Freelance Writer)
Dr. Bhumika Patel (IBM Ambassador)
Raksha Changappa (Pioneer Dietitian, Complex Diseases)
Deepika Kumari (Indian Archer)
Ashwini Nachappa (Indian Athlete and Actor)
Manjulatha Kalanidhi (Journalist)
Priya Kathpal (Nutritionist)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
My younger son was the teacher and we were all students during #GadgetFreeHour. I have never seen my wife laugh so much.
Dr Debarati Halder Cyber Expert
Dr Madhu Purushothaman Pediatrician
Dr. Jamuna Rajeswaran Prof. Clinical Psychology
Anya Kamenetz Author, The Art of Screen Time
Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma SHUT clinic
Dr Catherine Steiner-Adair Author, The Big Disconnect
Dr Jayashree Jayakrishnan Lactation Consultant, Fortis Malar Hospital
Dr Benny Benjamin Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Fortis Malar Hospital
Dr Nithya Ramamurthy Senior Consultant Gynaecology, Fortis Malar Hospital
Dr Radhi Malar Anand Consultant Ophthalmologist, Fortis Malar Hospital
Dr Vasanth R Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Malar Hospital
Sneha George Counselling Psychologist, Fortis Malar Hospital
Princess Naik Founder & Managing Director, Playcoop
Dr Kalpana Bharani Kumar Consultant Peaditrician and Neonatologist - Motherhood Hospital, Chennai
Diana Graber Author of Raising Humans in a Digital World, and Founder of Cyberwise and Cyber Civics
Rishipal Chauhan Founder-President, Jiva Institute of Vedic Sciences
Hon Dr. Chinmay Pandya Pro Vice Chancellor, Dev Sankskriti Vishwavidyalaya University
Shwetambari Shetty Author and Fitness expert
Kakoli Thakur Journalist and Home Chef
Dr Nithya Poornima Clinical Psychologist
Shreya Suraj Educator and Artist
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