UDAAN & Girl Child Day 2019
ASHA organized UDAAN an Inter-School Competition for the students of the Project Schools to showcase their talents. The competitions were held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, 19th October 2019 at Sacred Heart Convent School (Primary hall), Jamshedpur. The competitions included the following events :-
FOR JUNIORS – CL V AND BELOW
Solo Dance For juniors-
No. of participants - 1 . Time Limit- 3 minutes
Group Dance ( Folk dance ) For juniors
No. of participants- 4 to 6 . Time Limit- 3 minutes
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL –CL VI ,VII AND VIII
Group Song ( Bhakti Sangeet ) Cl VI and cl VII
No. of participants. 6 to 8. Time Limit- 3 minutes.
- Rangoli Designing ( Flowers and Butterflies ) CL VII and VIII.
No. of participants 2. Time Limit- 1 hour
- Poster Making ( Tribal dresses ) CL. VII and VIII only
No. of participants. 2 Time Limit- 1 hour
FOR HIGH SCHOOL- CL IX AND X
- Group Folk Dance Competition. 6 to 8 students.
In the overall competitions held, Convent Project School won with maximum points. Kerala Samajam Hindi School was the Runners up.
A total of 157 Student participants had come from different schools. Two teachers from each school accompanied the students. ASHA members Neera Nanwani, Rachel Bonerjee, Sumita Ghosh, and all the present Committee members - Reena Hazra, Mahrookh Mehta, Sumita Singh and Manjeet Marwa helped in conducting the entire program . Sister Superior Valsa, Sister Rashmita and Sister Amla were also present for the program.
Celebration of International Girl Child’s Day
This event was held on Wednesday 23 October 2019. The invitees to this program were Sister Superior Valsa, Sister Principal Rashmita and Sister Amla of Primary section. The Chief guest was Dr Tripura Jha, Head of Education, Jamshedpur Women’s College, affiliated to Kolhan University.
All members of ASHA were also invited to this function. Students of SHC from class VI to class IX were invited as the audience to witness the performance of the children of the Project school.
The program started with Lighting of the lamp by the Sisters ,Chief Guest and Committee members. Thereafter a prayer song by Sister Rashmita.
Manjeet Marwa ,the President of ASHA welcomed all the guests and participants and introduced the Chief Guest Dr Tripura Jha, a PhD holder in Political science and Education, an acclaimed writer of stories , poems and articles in newspapers. Has translated an urdu book NAKHUSH into hindi, been awarded by the Governor of Goa as accomplished poetess.
The program started with the performance of the three group dances- Jhumar, Dola, Dola re and Main Long tu Elaichi .... There was also a solo performance by a young kid at the famous bollywood song… ham kale hain hai to kya hua dilwale hain, which was greatly enjoyed by the audience.
The program was anchored by the ASHA Secretary Sumita Singh .Scholarship ‘Protsahan rashi‘ of Rs 2000 was given to two girls to each of the 11 schools. Sponsored by G lalita ASHA school coordinator, School bags and a set of copies and pen, were given away by the Chief Guest to all the participants.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering . Her message to the Girls was exemplary. She highlighted the challenges of rape and molestation that the girls are facing in our country in recent times and how the young girls need to prepare themselves to combat this , she urged the young girls to become mentally strong, the inner strength was much more important than spending time on external beautification.
Next the Certificates and the Medals were given to all the participants by the Principal, Sister Rashmita and Sister Superior Valsa. Finally food packets were distributed to all the Participants of the program and all those who helped out.
At the end , food packets were given away to all the participants and all those who helped in making the function happen.
Vote of Thanks was given by Reena Hazra, Vice President- Committee member.