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Farewell of Students at Deepalaya School Gusbethi

“I cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime and will never know a goodbye”

The Farewell was organized by the students and teachers of Deepalaya School Gusbethi in the school hall on February 28, 2020. Students and teachers of the school bid farewell to the outgoing students of class 10th with great enthusiasm!

Students for class 10 with their teachers

The function began with the recitation of the school prayer. Dr Manoj Kumar, principal of the school gave the welcome speech. Mr A.J Philip, secretary and chief executive of Deepalaya enlightened the students with his inspirational speech.

Students of class 10th current batch presented very interesting skits, group dance and Solo singing performances which entertained the audience to the fullest. A beautiful skit showing a contrast between college and school life was also presented. A group of 9th class entertained the audience with their energy-rich dance performances. The performances were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

Students were recollecting the memories and the time spent in the school and bidding farewell to them with a heavy heart, but with a hope that they fair well in life left everyone teary-eyed.

Different Titles were awarded to different students, the title of Mr and Ms Helpful was won by head girl and head boy of the school. Thereafter Mr A.J Philip honored the students of 10th class with a farewell card and pen with a lot of heartily wishes to perform well in their board exams which will be starting from March 4, 2020.

 On concluding the event of farewell a group of 10th class students sung the farewell song & gave the Farewell Speech. Token of love was given to all the outgoing students.

Summing up, an eventful farewell organized for the students ended with the message of not to be dismayed at goodbyes, “Go confidently in the DIRECTION of your dreams live in LIFE you’ve imagined.”

 The day was great, filled with nostalgia and fun and excitement!

International Women’s Day Celebration at Deepalaya

Happy Intenational Women's Day

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

-Albert Einstein

Women are a valuable part of society, the play a very vital role in human progress. For a very long time, women were considered inferior to men. However, the role of a woman in society has significantly changed during recent decades. But what we ‘Deepalaya’ feel that Men and women are incomparable; women are far superior to men and are capable of sharing all the responsibilities of life.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, almost all projects of Deepalaya celebrated this day with full enthusiasm.

Deepalaya Learning Centre, Sanjay Colony

Women’s day was celebrated at DLCSC with lots of enthusiasm and zest. The celebration was graced by the presence of Ms Minimol Joyce, her husband Rev. Joyce Mon, Joel and Johan their two sons’ accompanied by Mr Chackochan, one of our founder member and President, Mr A.J. Philip Sir, Secretary and Chief Executive of Deepalaya and Mrs Betty Philip.

VTC students from Deepalaya presenting a Fashion Show on the occasion of Women's Day
VTC students from Deepalaya presenting a Fashion Show on the occasion of Women’s Day

 The program started with the lighting of the lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana which was presented through a group dance. A skit on female feticide was staged, where students wonderfully expressed the situation and aftermath of this practice. Students performed a group dance on the free spirit of women. The entire program was wonderful but the show stopper was the Fashion show put by students of Fashion Designing and Beauty Culture courses. These girls and ladies took admission just one month back and initially they were very hesitant to perform in front of an audience. But after receiving motivation classes from our teachers they performed and stole everyone’s heart.

At the end of the day, Ms Minimol graced the occasion with a soulful song which added stars in the celebration.

Ramditti J.R Narang School, Panchsheel Vihar

The celebration was started with the interactive session with remedial girls and ladies of VTC centre. They have a long discussion on the historical background of International Women’s Day celebration by highlighting the various dates, quotes and themes as declared by UNO from year to year. They were told that inspire many provisional Laws in the protection of women and girl child rights passed by the Indian Parliament, women continue to be suffer from violation of her basic rights.

An awareness session with ladies at DLC, Panchsheel Vihar
An awareness session with ladies at DLC, Panchsheel Vihar

The celebration concluded with a vote of thanks and followed by the common sharing of lunch by all the participants. 

On March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day, with the theme “#EachforEqual”, which depicts the aim of Individuality, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Deepalaya strongly believes that when women and girls have access to education, health care and nutrition, are involved in decision-making processes, their families and communities are more productive and stable. Through the possible efforts, we are working directly with 17,507 rural women to call for change in society and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in their ordinary lives.

Sincere Thanks to our Partners Honda and NABARD for making this possible with their support.

On this International Women’s Day — and every day — we have a responsibility to stand united and work together in the ongoing struggle for the rights of women and girls nationwide so that they may live full, healthy, and productive lives. – Happy Women’s Day!

SHG members of Deepalaya visited International Crafts Mela, Surajkund

India is always known for its heritage and culture for ages. Tourists from all over the world visit India to explore these ancient arts and crafts and get fascinated. 

Surajkund Tourist Complex where the Crafts Fair is held is situated at a distance of just about 8 km from South Delhi, and it is an ideal picnic spot.  The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela from 1st February onwards, a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. The Surajkund Mela is unique as it showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India, & is the largest crafts fair in the world.

Deepalaya SHG ladies at International Craft’s Mela, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana

Deepalaya SHG programme took the new initiative, as NABARD realized its potential and started promoting it by sanctioned our MEDP Program (Micro Enterprise Development Program) for giving training on making Jute Bag.

On February 11, 2020, 15 women from SHG from village Mandarka in Tauru block visited Surajkund Crafts Mela, Faridabad as we all know that they have been taking a training on Jute making and it would be a great opportunity for them to see the things from their perspectives and with the same view they visited there with a multiple objectives such as:

Women from Deepalaya microfinance project along with our staff member checking the quality of the Jute Bags for their training
  • How to organize, manage and run the Surajkund International Craft Mela at Surajkund Faridabad with a view to promoting handicrafts, handlooms with the aid of craftsmen invited from all over the country.
  •  How to identify languishing and lesser-known crafts and to introduce them to patrons.
  •  To display crafts and loom techniques by organizing demonstration sections in the Mela grounds.
  • To undertake the promotion of export of handlooms and handicrafts.
  • To set up an environment in which rural crafts traditions could be displayed and to project the traditional rural ambience of a typical village near Delhi for travellers who may not have the time or means to visit an Indian village.

Our SHG women were very excited to see the various kind of shops operated by women/SHG members, they asked many question like, how long have you been doing this kind of work, asked some important questions what is the difference between cost and profit, How much they are able to earn per day, Where is the raw material come from for making goods if we make this stuff too, will you take it at such an expensive price

Overall it was an interesting and informative visit for all the SHG members. They thanked Deepalaya and NABARD for this unprecedented experience.

Happy women from Deepalaya Self Help Groups, at the Surajkund Craft’s Mela

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