Monday 6 June 2022

The Award in Action: Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar

Institute: Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar

Award Level: Bronze, Silver and Gold Participants


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi Ji

A community is usually defined as “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. The International Award for Young People, India is inspiring young people across the country and making a difference in the lives of many people and the communities in which they serve. Most of the institutions would not be successful in pursuing their mission without the support of volunteers. 


Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar provides its students a platform to enhance their Skills through the Award Programme. To fulfill this aim an ATL Community Day was celebrated in the ATL Lab of the school on 14th April, 2022 to extend the frontiers of learning and knowledge beyond our school. Staying true to the philosophy and ideologies of Shri B. R. Ambedkar, our IAYP participants, Charvi, Shailja, Isha Choudhary, Tanisha, Gargi, Samreen, Parineet Kaur, Ravneet Kaur Randhawa, and Vanshika completed the Voluntary Section of the Award. They invited some children from under-resourced communities to participate in this journey of innovation. IAYP aspirants commensurate the occasion with the children and rendered their services as required.


Following activities were performed by children along with our IAYP participants:

1.      Balloon Rocket

2.      Potato Battery

3.      Paper Circuit

4.      Newspaper preparing a heavy stack


The program ended with the slogan “#WeAreWorldReady


Wednesday 1 June 2022

The Award in Action: Lakshana Chandrashekar


Award Participant: Lakshana Chandrashekar

Institute: JBCN International School, Borivali

Award Level: Bronze

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”

The Read a Story Programme completely satisfies this quote. Being associated with Read a Story for the past few months has been amazing. I was a part of it as I was pursuing the Bronze level Award under The International Award for Young People, India from my school. However, I chose to continue teaching my student, Damini, who has always been enthusiastic and eager to learn new things. Her constant enthusiasm was the main reason why I chose to continue reading with her! I wish her all the best in life.
I would like to thank my award leader, Ms. Madhuri Gour and my teacher, Ms. Swati Pusalkar for giving me this wonderful opportunity and Ms. Anjali Desai and her team for their constant support and guidance.

Overall it was an enthralling experience and I wish to take up similar tasks in the future as well!