Kapil Bhalla along with the NAA team met and discussed the opportunities to expand The Award Programme at CBSE affiliated schools of Jalandhar city. The discussion was held during the orientation programme organised for Jalandhar Independent Sahodaya Schools at Cambridge International School, Phagwara. Mrs. Ekta Dhawan, Principal, Baba Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala; Ms. Sonia Walia, Principal, Cambridge International School, Nawanshahr; Mr. Jorawar Singh, Principal, Cambridge International School, Phagwara; Mrs. Ravinder Mahal, Principal, Cambridge International School, Nakodar; Mrs. Aarti Dada, Principal, Cambridge International School, Kapurthala and Dr. Sandeepa Sood, Principal, Saffron Public School, Phagwara attended the Orientation and showed their interest in expanding the Award programme.
Besides deliberations on various expansion opportunities of the Award, Mr. Bhalla briefed the attending delegates about the philosophy, framework, benefits and various sections of the Award and informed them that the CBSE Board has recently advised that First-aid learning should be made an integral part of the CCE curriculum, and of the four mandatory sections of the Award, First-Aid learning can be done under the Skills Section of the Award.
In addition, Ms. Ekta Dhawan and Mr. Jorawar Singh shared the self-discovery experiences of the students who are actively involved with the Award Programme and how those experiences benefit their institution and promote its growth. This orientation was one of the first major steps taken in the direction of the growth and expansion strategy of the Award where all the distinguished heads, decision makers and principals of the schools were involved. The IAYP team, in days to come, look forward to initiating and organising many such orientation meetings with heads and principals of schools.