Friday, 12 May 2023

The Award in Action- Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

 Student's Orientation, Award Ceremony and Award Leader Training at Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth!

Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala, organized a Student's Orientation along with an Award Ceremony and Award Leader Training program of The International Award for Young People (IAYP) on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The event was conducted under the guidance of Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty, Programme Manager, IAYP India. The program was also successful in celebrating the accomplishment of 104 Award participants who had completed their Bronze level of the Award Programme. The main objective of the program was to introduce the young people to the Award Programme, provide training to the Award Leaders, and celebrate the accomplishments of the students who had completed the Bronze level.
Mr. Mukhoty then conducted a presentation that provided an overview of The International Award for Young People and its objectives, the different sections of the programme and the benefits of participation. Following this, the Award Leaders were given training on how to guide and support the students in their pursuit of the Award. Mr. Mukhoty provided us with valuable insights and tips on how to motivate the participants and help them choose the activities that align with their interests and strengths. After the training session, the students who had already received the IAYP Award were felicitated in a ceremony. Mr. Mukhoty congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue their pursuit of personal development and social service. The Award participants were felicitated and appreciated for their hard work and dedication towards achieving the Bronze level.

The Student's Orientation, Award Ceremony and Award Leader Training programme of IAYP organized on May 6, 2023, was a successful event. It provided an opportunity for young people to learn about the programme, the Award Leaders to receive training to guide and motivate the students and for the school to celebrate the accomplishments of its students. The felicitation ceremony for the students who had completed the Bronze level was a motivation for others to participate and work towards achieving the Award.

The International Award for Young People provides an excellent platform for young people to develop their skills and contribute to their communities, and this event was a step towards fostering this spirit of growth and service in the students.

Thank you IAYP!

▪by Dr. Ekta Dhawan, Principal, Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala.

Friday, 5 May 2023

The Award in Action- Jaimukund Bhan, The Lawrence School, Sanawar

Award Experience by Jaimukund Bhan of The Lawrence School, Sanawar

Clearing the Bronze level of The International Award for Young People with a few of my fellow classmates was a very enriching and engaging experience. As it was during a time when everyone was home and we had to make a semi-offline diary, it was important to keep up a set routine to remain productive and not fall into the pit of lethargy.
We started with the adventure journey, planning and researching the hikes which we could have taken if the situation had been favourable. We filled up questionnaires to check what we would have done in the various scenarios which would take place during a trip. We made food for the trip and slept on a slightly uncomfortable surface, just to emulate the feeling of actually going on a hike.
Our time during quarantine also included polishing our hobbies and practicing our sports. I spent most of my time coding in different computer programming languages, having completed many online courses and playing football at least an hour a day. For voluntary work, I took care of my friend’s grandmother at home, spending time with her and sharing things from my life, while hearing stories from hers. Working on these things was a very good way to stay active, both mentally and physically.
I would like to thank Mrs. Anuradha Sharma for guiding me through my time in the bronze level, along with my friends who helped me out and were completing their bronze level with me, and The Lawrence School, Sanawar, for providing me with the opportunity to pursue this Award Programme!