Wednesday 29 January 2014


23rd - 24th January 2014 at Award Training Centre, New Delhi

The NAA organised a two-day Award Leaders training workshop at Award Training Centre, New Delhi, on 23rd and 24th January 2014. Participating in the workshop were nine 9 delegates from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali; Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior; Adventure 1 Zone, Mumbai; Delhi Public School, Saket, New Delhi; Indirapuram Public School, Ghaziabad; National Award Authority and NAZ Foundation. 

National Director Kapil Bhalla conducted the initial session with an introduction to the Award, highlighting aspects relating to About, Doing, Delivering and Supporting the Award. He also emphasized the role and importance of the Award Leaders in delivering the Award.

Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager) started the next session with the 'Ice Breaking' exercise in which participants introduced themselves and shared their expectations from the training workshop. This icebreaker helped the participants to know each other and get an idea of their background and to learn from the diversity.The session was followed by the Philosophy of the Award and the Award Framework which was explained by the Programme Manager with the help of detailed presentations. These presentations helped the delegates to understand the essence and ethos of the Award.

Next, Kapil Bhalla took a session on the Service Section, in which participants were encouraged to brainstorm for different possible service activities respective to their interest and areas. The participants designed several interesting activities and demonstrated a brief plan of action for perform them. The Skills section was another session which all the participants enjoyed. Mentored by Bivujit Mukhoty, the participants performed individual skills to demonstrate their area of interest. Next, Bivujit Mukhoty described the challenges that Award aspirants face during their Award Journey and how to resolve them.

The last session for the day was Physical Recreation. Kapil Bhalla led the session and organised a group activity for the participants which they enjoyed a lot. Mr Bhalla explained the need of the Physical Recreation in an individual's life and its importance in the Award.

The next day the workshop started with the Adventurous Journey. Bivujit Mukhoty explained the key features of the section. This was followed by a session on Risk Management. The Programme Manager explained the different risks and measures to reduce them. The session was followed by a session on Residential Projects. There were sessions on Branding Guidelines, Volunteering and Benefits of the Award. 

There was a Q&A session in which the participants discussed different challenges which participants face during their Award Journey. All the queries were discussed and resolved by the National Director and the Programme Manager. Click for the pictures

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