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.