Up to March 2022
Independence Day, Republic Day, Ambedkar Jayanti, Diwali, New Year, Competitions and Birthdays are some of the events celebrated with the Shikshaangans students.
Educational Trip : Took the children of the Shikshaangans for an educational trip to the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre, Airoli on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Mr Hrishikesh Rane (Officer – Capacity Building) from Mangrove Foundation coordinated coordinated the activities during the visit.
135 students from the different Shikshaangans ( New Panvel, CBD, Nerul, Ghansoli and Rabale) were accompanied by 5 teachers and 10 parents during the educational trip. They also visited the newly built Ambedkar Bhawan. All had a great time –learning interspersed with fun and frolic and eating.
Diwali 2021 : Diwali was celebrated at all the five Shikshaangans with great gaiety and enthusiasm. We started with Rabale 1 & 2 Shikshaangans and this was followed by the ones at New Panvel, Thane and CBD Belapur Shikshaangans.
All the students of the five Shikshaangans, totaling 199, were given floaters, sweet boxes, sweets & snacks to eat. Books were distributed at Thane Shikshaangan, T shirts to all at Rabale 1 & 2, and sparklers were lit at some. We thank the sponsors for making the events very enjoyable for the children. The Smiles on their faces say it all.
Independence Day was celebrated at all the five Shikshaangans. Dances, Songs & Speeches by the children marked the day. Sweets were later distributed. Rtn Ram Bhisnoi was the chief Guest at CBD Shikshaangan.
In Thane a large number of local residents joined the children when they took a walk around the area chanting “Bharat Mata KI Jai”.
The rains couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children. As a part of Independence Day celebration we also conducted Online Competitions for the children — Elocution, Drawing and Essay Writing. The children have uploaded their entries which will be evaluated shortly and Cash Prizes given to the top three & Participation certificates to all the participants.
16th Nov. : Diwali was celebrated at New Panvel Shikshaangan by distributing sweets to 30 families and basic stationery to the children of our Shikshaangan by Sneha (Shreeram’s cousin) and her husband Pratik.
13th Nov. : Diwali was celebrated at Thane Shikshaangan by distributing sweets to 40 families. To bring out the creativity of the children a competition was held to select the top designs of Greeting Cards and Lanterns.
On the 12th of Nov., we celebrated Diwali with the children of the two Shikshaangans at Rabale.
Rabale Shikshaangan 1: Diwali was celebrated in a subdued manner by distributing Sweets only to 36 students families. Prizes were also distributed to students who were regular in online classes and completed their assignments regularly. Some of the children gave speeches on Children’s Day.
Rabale Shikshaangan 2: Diwali was celebrated here also in a subdued manner by distributing Sweets only to 32 students.. Medals & Prizes were also distributed to students who did well in tests conducted online. Also, children who were regular were also recognized. One ex-student, Bhakti Patil gave a motivational talk to the children. Some of the children gave speeches on Children’s Day