Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A new dawn… efforts still a long way to go

Award participants of Delhi Public School Megacity, Kolkata took part in a Campaign on Health and Sanitation. A brief report from Atanu Chatterjee, Award Leader.

As a part of the social initiative project, DPS Megacity is in the process of adopting a village nearby. We started with the donation of articles and food-grain to the village. The Award participants felt an urgent need of toilets there and conducted an awareness programme on health and sanitation with the local people, where the basic importance of cleanliness and how they can keep themselves and their surrounding clean was demonstrated and discussed. The Award participants are now in the process of building a toilet there too for proper and sustained sanitation.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Fostering Maturity and Compassion through Service

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just sharing your riches, but reveal to them their own.”

Award participants from Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala visited and offered their services at the Kusht Ashram (Leprosy Home) in Kapurthala. Below is a report from Ms Ekta Dhawan, Principal, Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala.

Award participants of Bawa Lalvani Public School, through their Award routine at school, are committed to serving society. The BLPS Award volunteers remain on their toes to work towards the noble cause of community service, i.e., lending a helping hand to leprosy patients. In this Academic Year session 2017-2018, the team adopted "Kusht Ashram" (Leprosy Home).

The Bronze and Silver Award participants have been assigned a facility in the Kusht Ashram and each student is individually responsible for the upkeep of the earmarked space.

The participants have made it their mission to cater to the well being of the residents of the Ashram; this is an endeavour to make them feel a part of the general population and 'wanted' in society.

The official caretaker at the Khusht Ashram, Shri Keshav Pandit, informed the IAYP Team that the residents being cared for come from within India and also from Nepal and Bhutan. This effort has brought about a sense of maturity and compassion and, further, has had a very positive effect on the personality of the participating students.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018


Literature: A collective experience of humanity

Award participants from DPS Megacity, Kolkata took part in a mega event on Literature called MEGALIT 2017. Atanu Chatterjee, Award Leader, is sharing a report of the event.

Adhering to the unique tradition of imparting and upholding knowledge through innovations and first-hand experiences, DPS Megacity, Kolkata, ushered in the second version of MEGALIT 2017 on the 8th and 9th of November, 2017 -- an educational initiative undertaken with the active collaboration of the Management, our respected Principal Mrs Indrani Sanyal, the teachers and the students. The Award participants who were actively involved witnessed the august presence of acclaimed contemporary Indian authors as Mr Ravinder Singh, Ms Devika Rangachari, Ms Harshikaa Udasi, Ms Swati Sengupta, Ms Deepa Agarwal, Ms Roopa Pai, Mr Rustom Dadachanji, Ms Priya Kuriyan, Ms Nandhika Nambi, Ms Natasha Sharma, Mr Terry O Brien, Ms Sharada Kolluru, Ms Anjum, Mr Zac O’Yeah and Ms. Bijal Vachharajani.

Through their versatility and interactive deliberations the visionaries encouraged the Award participants in an unhindered and uninhibited pursuit of honing their reading, comprehending and writing skills by exemplifying their own personal passion for literature.

Intending to assist the students to discover new ways of enriching their sensibilities, enabling them to achieve the status of ‘careful observers, critical thinkers and curious learners’ the mega event successfully culminated. Click here for the pictures

Orientation Programme for Students

At The Vikasa School, Tuticorin
A report by S. S. Sorna Kumar, Award Leader

An Orientation session of the International Award for Young People (IAYP) at The Vikasa School, was held on Monday, March 20, 2018, under the supervision of the Principal, Dr N. K. Charles. During the event, Mr Immanuel Cyril Jairaj, Vice-Principal (Non-Academic) introduced Mr Bivujit Mukhoty, Programme Manager, Award Programme Foundation, New Delhi, and Mr Sasikiran, Programme Assistant, IAYP, Chennai, to the gathering. Mr Bivujit Mukhoty's speech was inspiring and challenged our students. They have shown a good deal of enthusiasm to join the Award Programme. There was a video presentation of the Duke of Edinburgh Camp, in which various Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey related activities were highlighted. Mr Sasikiran motivated the students to join the Programme and emphasized that the Award earned by them will be helpful to pursue higher studies and might be useful during job interviews as well.

Mr Ganeshamoorthy, Co-Ordinator, Department of Physical Education of the School, honoured the guests with a bouquet. The orientation programme was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr Mathew, English Co-Ordinator. The orientation programme motivated everyone, not only to enroll, but also to actively take part in rendering Service to the society, sharpening their Skills and Physical Recreation, and to enjoy Adventure. Click here for pictures

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