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Deepalaya-Loesche Centre for girl child education celebrated Swachhta Mission in Noida

Girl child education program of Deepalaya and Loesche India celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in Noida

Whenever one speaks about the story of Indian Independence, it is incomplete without speaking about the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi, whom we call our Father of nation. In order to give a tribute to Bapu, Deepalaya celebrated Gandhi Jayanti on 5th October. The staff and the children were eagerly waiting for this day. They have been rehearsing their the last few days.

The programme started a welcome address. Children thereafter spoke about Gandhi Jayanti and its importance. Baby Siya and Baby Priya were adjudged as the best speakers in Hindi speech and Baby Sonali spoke very well in English.

Deepalaya-Loesche India sponsoring the education of girl child in Noida

Then the programme proceeded with group dance. Children were adorned in the best of their clothes. One after other, different children came upstage and performed. The best three performances were given prizes. Thereafter, children recited English and Hindi poems followed by dance performance. Baby Soha, Sabreen and Laxmi recited the poems so beautifully that the audience did not move from their place.

Then children played a water coins game. A bucket of water was placed on the stage. A small steel bowel was put on the bottom of bucket. Ten coins were given to the participants. The participants who were able to put more coins in the bowel was declared the winner.

Girl child education program of Deeplaya and Loesche India celebrated Gandhi Jayanti with swachhta mission in mind.

Thereafter, two plays were staged. One of the plays revolved around Gandhi Ji’s struggle and his work for attaining freedom.  The second one was dedicated to Swachhta mission. Towards the end, children were given prizes and refreshment. The children not only learnt about Gandhi Ji but also enjoyed participating in different activities.

A small initiative for promoting health of the poor – Noida

Health Check-up camp for less privileged people at Deepalaya-Loesche Centre in Noida by Max Super Specialty Hospital

There is an old saying that “Health is Wealth” without health one cannot enjoy life. Keeping this in mind, we decided to organize health camp for the children studying in Deepalaya Loesche learning centre in collaboration with Max Health Care Hospital on 20th September 2017.

Health checkup camp for the underprivileged kids at Deepalaya-Loesche Project in Noida

A team of six persons including two doctors diagnosed the problems and provided appropriate medicines to children. Around 210 children and their siblings queued up for the health check-up. Our team had created necessary awareness and publicity more than a week before in the community.

The doctors also apprised the patients why it becomes necessary to conduct health camps and what kind of benefits can people have, especially when diseases like dengu, chikangunya and Typhoid are spreading in Delhi, NCR. People still are not paying heed to cleanliness and swachhta that is being promoted by the government. They also informed them what kind of preventive measures they should take. Thereafter, the doctors checked the patients one by one, prescribed medicines and advised them to maintain cleanliness.

Max Super Specialty Hospital did a health checkup camp at Deepalaya-Loesche project for the underprivileged people in Noida

The results laid bare the stark realities of people residing in slums. Majority of them were found to be a victim of malnutrition. People are half-fed and half-naked. They are not aware about their health and hygiene. Overall, the camp was a great success as people were able to get the benefit free of cost. However, there is a lot which needs to be done for improving their health condition.

Honouring the creativity amongst the underprivileged

Underprivileged students won certificates and rewards from HUDCO

Every year HUDCO organizes a drawing competition to celebrate World Habitat Day. Most of the participants are underprivileged children associated with different NGOs. The students compete in two categories based on their age — 8-11 years and 12-14 years.

Underprivileged children from Deepalaya won awards at drawing competition organized by HUDCO

For the last three years our students from our learning centers in North West Delhi have been participating in the event and every time they have won prizes also. This year,  12 students (6 in each category) participated. The competition was held on 3rd September.  The students were provided with drawing kits as per the category. Senior group painted with water colours while the junior students used crayons for coloring.

The topic for this year ‘Smart city for future’, which was similar to the theme announced by world habitat day.  The winners were selected by eminent personalities in the world of art and were awarded in function held on 5th October at Vigyan Bhawan.

This year three of our students who participated in the competition have won prizes worth Rs. 25000/-.

  1. Tannu (14 year)      2nd Prize (Rs. 10000/-)
  2. Ajay (14 year)      3rd Prize (Rs. 7500/-)
  3. Khushboo (10 year)      3rd Prize (Rs. 7500/-)

Underprivileged children from Deepalaya recieving award from Shri Hardeep S Puri Honourable Union Minister of Urban Affairs

These types of events help students in getting exposure to a competitive world. Our DLC staff and specially our Art & Craft teacher Himanshu has always put in extra efforts in identifying and training the talented students at the centers.  The students were thrilled to be awarded by Shri Hardeep S Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister (Housing & Urban Affairs), who inaugurated the award winning paintings by underprivileged children.

Junoon-a recreational and competitive activity for special kids

Special children participated in an event

Every year, Deepalaya Sambhav project has been participating in the event organized by BITS Pilani – Junoon. It is a platform for exploring and recognizing the skills that special children have. Junoon 2K17 an NSS initiative of BITSian was an unrivalled platform that included different recreational activities, sports events and cultural events. It is indeed like one of its kind where different NGOs from different parts of the country gathered together to participate enthusiastically.

Special children getting awards at Junoon 2017

Day 1 – 9/09/2017: The team started the journey from the Deepalaya campus early in the morning and boarded train. The staff members and volunteers assisted students in settling down to their respective reserved seats. The kids were given refreshment. The team arrived at Loharu Station where the BITSian welcomed them and escorted them to the BITS Pilani Campus. All the girls and boys from our team were taken to their respective accommodations as per the arrangements they had made. Throughout the event we were helped and briefed by BITS volunteers. Around 1:00 P.M. the team had Lunch at the hostel mess and then all took a short nap for an hour.

At around the Inauguration Ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp by the Guest of Honor, Shri. Anand Kumar an Internationally recognized Para Badminton athlete. He has been regular at most para-badminton meets, and has won the Israel Para Championship on three occasions. Everyone who was honored to be a part of Guest panel addressed the audience with a motivational speech. Different eminent personalities like Shri. Anand Kumar who has been an athlete with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and Mr. Hitesh Ramchandani who has been an International Speaker with Cerebral Palsy motivated the students. Deepalayans were fortunate to have an interactive session with Mr. Hitesh Ramchandani. After the Inaugural ceremony, they had organized recreational activities like dancing, painting and games for the students. During recreational activities, not just the students but even the teachers and volunteers were full of exuberance and joy. Around 7 in the evening, they had dinner followed by a movie, Mr. Bean in their auditorium. Everyone had a hearty laugh.

Special kids getting awards at junoon nights 2017

DAY 2 – 10/09/2017: The day started with a delicious breakfast after which the team was accompanied by the volunteers to the Ground for the sport events. The students were ready to win and enjoy the event. Our children participated in various sport events like racing, shot put, long and standing jump and bocce under different age categories. The children won 18 Prices in different categories, detailed hereunder:

S.No

Name

Age group

Sex

Atheletic Event

Potision

Physical Or Mental

1

Sanjay,Sumit,Vishnu

8-11yrs

M

Booce Team

I

Hearing Impaired and Vishnu Low Vision

2

Puneet Jain

16-20yrs

M

Long standing Jump

I

Hearing Impaired

3

Ashwani Jadon

16-20yrs

M

Shot Put

III

Intellectually Challenge and Down Syndrome

4

Aakash

16-20yrs

M

Shot Put

II

Hearing Impaired

5

Puneet Jain

16-20yrs

M

Shot put

II

Hearing Impaired

6

Mohit Singh

16-20yrs

M

Shot Put

III

Hearing Impaired

7

Vishnu

8-11yrs

M

50 mtr run

II

 Low Vision

8

Uttam Singh

12-15yrs

M

100 Mtr Run

II

Hearing Impaired

9

Jyoti Thakur

16-20yrs

F

100MtrRun

III

Intellectually Challenged

10

Geeta Thapa

16-20yrs

F

100MtrRun

II

Intellectually Challenged

11

Pooja Kumari

12-15yrs

F

Long Jump

I

Hearing Impaired

12

Geeta Thapa

16-20yrs

F

Shot Put

II

Intellectually Challenged

13

Kiran, Jyoti Thakur, Geeta Thapa,Pooja

16-20yrs

F

Booce Team

I

ntellectually Challenge Hearing Impaired

Differently-abled kids getting awards at Junoon 2017

Later in the day, the kids waited for last cultural event — Junoon nite. Around 4:00 P.M. the team was split into two groups — the dancers went to the auditorium and the rest went for recreation activities. Our students performed extraordinarily well. At the end we had a fortunate interactive session with the Chief Guest.

Specially-abled children got in Junoon Nights 2017

Towards building an inclusive society

Nukkad-Nataks to identify kids with special needs

In order to increase the enrolment of special kids at Sambhav Project and make people aware about different disabilities and breakthrough different myths that are associated with disability, Deepalaya collaborated with Munch society team on 28th August, 2017. The team marched towards Lal Kuan and Madanpur Khadar where a joint Nukkar-natak was conducted.

Nukkad Nataks to indentify differently-abled kids

A short story was acted through the nukkar-natak.  The story revolved around a wealthy king who had two disabled children and a helpless wife. One day suddenly a well-wisher comes to his kingdom and old that his kingdom is not the best. He is not a benevolent king even after having abundant wealth and despite the fact there is not even a single man who is poor or unemployed. The King after hearing so was rude to the well-wisher and ordered him to be hanged till death. After hearing the order, the king’s ministers also supported the well-wisher. Surprisingly, the king asked why the citizens are unhappy. The well-wisher spoke that four out of hundred people in your kingdom are born with disability or become disabled by accident. “There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see the problems of these disabled”. After listening to this problem the king too realized that there is definitely a special need for the disabled and a society or a kingdom will be only prosperous with an inclusive vision.

The skit had a number of elements that conveyed the message that Disability is not a curse for the society rather rejecting them retards the growth of the society and it won’t be an inclusive growth. While the Nukkar natak was in progress, our team started collecting information from the people. We were able to find 15 new cases, which made our effort a huge success.


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