The month of May has brought several activities and many achievements for Deepalaya

A month full of activities and achievements at Deepalaya– May 2018

Ravi Pahuja 12-Oct-2018

A Cricket Match “For” and “By” the Community Youth

In a bid to motivate community youth to use their energy in a creative direction, Deepalaya has in the recent past conducted various types of community engagement initiatives through sports and skill development activities. On 5th May, a cricket match was played at Bada Park, Kakrola Village between two teams of Deepalaya—VTC Dwarka vs. VTC Patel Garden.

More than 50 boys and girls took part (directly or indirectly) in this cricket match. The idea was to keep the youngsters away from the negative influence of crime, drugs, etc.

Children at DCH Express Themselves through Mono-Acting

“Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Mono-acting is a very interesting form of art that can deliver our thoughts effectively in a silent manner. On 6th May, a mono-acting programme was arranged at Deepalaya Children’s Home, Gusbethi. Ten of our children from DCH participated in the activity. 

Some of our children portrayed their own hardships and challenges faced in life, and others raised critical social issues like child labour and child trafficking. Much inspiration could be drawn from each of the participants as they proved their latent talent through this programme.

Visitors from A&K Philanthropy at Ramditti Learning Centre

Abercrombie and Kent (A & K), one of the world’s largest travel companies, has been associated with Deepalaya since 2005. Over these years, the agency has brought many visitors to Deepalaya. On 7th May, Mr. Mina Habashi, Senior North America Business Specialist, Abercrombie & Kent USA visited Ramditti J. R. Narang Deepalaya Learning Center. He was accompanied by Mrs. Sukreeti and Mr. Govind from Jasola office. He spent almost an hour and was very pleased to see this project closely.

DCH Hosts District-Level Indoor Games Competition

On 8th May, a one-day Inter-Child Care Institution (Inter-CCI) indoor games competition was organized by the District Child Protection Unit, Tauru at Deepalaya Children’s Home premises. Apart from DCH, three other orphanages/shelter homes from Nuh district participated in this competition.  Around 60 children (20 girls and 40 boys) from DCH enthusiastically participated in the various activities viz-a-viz- Painting, Drawing, Short Stories, Slogan and Poems writing, and so on.

Our children won prizes in almost every activity organized, and were acknowledged with gifts.  The closing speech was given by District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) of Nuh, who said that the idea behind the event is to bridge the gap between the privileged and less privileged. He also added that Ministry of Child and Women Development, Haryana is dedicated to support and work for the welfare of the underprivileged children in the state.

3 Celebrating the Bliss of Motherhood

Mothers are the ones who raise us, make innumerable sacrifices yet give us unconditional love and warmth. Every child has a unique emotional bonding with his/her mother; small wonder that no person in the world can replace “maa” in one’s life.

To add glory to maternal bonding and the influence of mothers in our society, Mother’s Day is celebrated in various parts of the world (including India) every year on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day was celebrated in all the project locations in unique ways.

Visitors Spread Joy at Deepalaya Special Unit

On 15th May, 30 students and 2 teachers of Guru Har Krishan Public School, Hemkunt Colony, and 4 members of Rotary Club of Panchshila Park, Delhi (namely Ms. Mridula, Mr. Gurucharan, Ms. Madhu, Mr. Anil) visited Sambhav Project, Deepalaya Special Unit, Sanjay Colony. The group reached our centre around 10.30 a.m. The guests were welcomed and briefed about the centre activities. Hereafter, classroom visit was conducted. The students from Guru Har Krishan Public School divided themselves into four groups; each group spent time in our four classrooms of the Sambhav Project. The visitor students also shared their lunch with our children

Hereafter, the guests were shown products made in the VTC unit of Sambhav Project.  As a note of appreciation, they purchased 100 quilled “shagun” envelopes worth Rs.2000 and one flower basket of Rs.300. Ms. Mridula placed an additional order of 50 flower baskets and 50 small Greeting cards.

A Day of Delight for Our Children at the Parliament

Earlier in November 2017, an on-the-spot drawing competition was conducted by the Parliament’s youth wing “Children’s corner”. Various NGOs, organizations, children of staff of the Parliament, among others took part in the competition. Among 28 participants from Deepalaya Learning Centre Sanjay Colony who participated in this competition, Sneha Das and Shweta Kumari emerged as better among good. Sneha got the 3rd prize and 2500/- cash, whereas Shweta won the consolation prize and 1500/- cash.

On 16th May, the winners of the above mentioned completion were awarded trophies and certificates by Ms Kamla Sharma, Director of Children’s Corner at the Conference hall of the Parliament. Our children were enthralled to receive the prizes in front of so many important dignitaries present in the audience.

Ready For School: An Early Childhood Care & Education Centre Inaugurated in Noida Sector-66

Deepalaya and Infogain India Private Limited (a global enterprise IT services company), has recently joined hands to establish an early childhood care & education centre in a backward area adjacent to a slum cluster in Village Murmura in Noida Sector-66, which aims at improving gross motor skills and functional literacy of community children. The project has been set up under the CSR initiative of Infogain India Private Limited and is implemented by Deepalaya. The formal inauguration ceremony of this centre, quite aptly named as “Ready For School” was held on 16th May. Ms. Cathy Chandok, VP Marketing, Mr. Rajiv Naithani, Country HR Head, Shailesh Agarwal, Assistant Manager, Marketing; Divya Kaushik, Asst. Manager HR; and Subodh Singh, Assistant Manger Admin, were present from Infogain. Mr. A J Philip welcomed the guests. Children put up scintillating performances to entertain the guests. The function ended with a vote of thanks by Ms. Jaswant Kaur, Executive Director. The guests had brought some drawing books for all children at the center.

“Motivational Workshop” Conducted for Staff Members at Deepalaya Head Office

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”-Helen Keller

The daily grind can make many of us feel demotivated or pessimistic about our work, or life in general; what we do not tend to remember is that there is always a ray of hope for those who seek it. On 19th May afternoon, a motivational workshop was conducted by Success Strategist Mr. Abhishek Pal at Deepalaya Human Resource Center in Janakpuri. Around 54 staff members (from various project locations of Deepalaya) attended the workshop. The idea of this workshop was to make the participants self-aware of their inner potential with help of practical tools and strategies.

10 Career Counseling Sessions for Deepalaya VTC Students Conducted by NIIT Foundation

With an aim to prepare students ahead of the job interview season, Deepalaya recently organized e-sessions on “career counseling” for the students of its VTC batches at Sanjay Colony and Gole Kuan respectively on 24th May and 25th May 2018. Both these online sessions were conducted by Ms. Divya Vij of NIIT Foundation.

11 Expanding Footsteps towards Community Wellness: Mega Eye Check up Camp Organized at Sohna

On 25th May, a mega eye camp was organized at Shanti Gram Vidya Niketan School, Mandawar Gaon, Sohna Block. A team of 12 people (including 2 doctors) were present to conduct this camp. A total of 191 people from the nearby community registered for the camp, where BP and other basic eye care tests are conducted, those who needed medicines were given on the spot, and those who needed cataract operation were referred to AIIMS. The total number of cataract patients identified through this camp was 41, out of which 25 were referred for surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi; the surgeries will be conducted at the hospital between 30th May and 2nd June 2018. Besides, spectacles were given out to 103 patients and necessary eye medicines were given to 165 patients

12 Students from Deepalaya School, Gusbethi Bring Laurels

 

On 26th May, 9 students from Deepalaya School, Gusbethi participated in an inter-school competition organized by District Administration of Sahsola Patti as a part of the Lado Swabhiman Utsav. The idea behind this event is to break stereotypes and celebrate the “Swabhiman” (self-respect) of Haryana’s women and daughters. Our students participated enthusiastically in the competition, and brought home seven awards out of twelve. About 17 schools participated in the competition, but DSG stood out for its exceptional overall performance.

 

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Ravi Pahuja

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