On 27th January ’20, Mrs Jaya Anupam, Chairperson (VSN) visited along with Mrs Rosalie Mishra, Secretary (VSN), Trustees (VSN) volunteers and coordinator visited the other units of VSN such as Shishu Prem Nursery school, Jeet Fly Ash Products, Sewing Training Centre, Beauty Training Centre, VSN Laundry Etc., observed the activities, work process, discussed, understood and suggested for the further journey towards excellence.
On 26th January ’20, Mrs. Jaya Anupam, Chairperson (VSN) visited Vidya Shakti Niyas for the first time. Mrs. Ratna Chattopadhyay, vice-chairperson (VSN), Mrs. Rosalie Mishra, Secretary (VSN), and Trustees (VSN) gave a hearty welcome to Mrs. Jaya Anupam in the VSN training hall. She also visited the Abhiyan driving center & gave her valuable suggestions regarding the overall development of VSN. VSN volunteers & VSN staff attended the memorable program.
TSLPL, 22nd November 2020. Vidya Shaki Niyas organized a heartfelt farewell to Mr. J.P.Mishra in a formal ceremony who was associated with Vidya Shakti Niyas as Trustee – Occupier cum administrator. The event was organized at Lakeview recreation club. All the member of the Charitable organization including the dignitaries Mr. P Chattopadhyay, COO, SB (TSIL), Mr. SK Mishra, CFO (TSIL), Mrs. Rosalie Mishra, Secretary (VSN), Mrs. Ratna Chattopadhyay, vice-chairperson (VSN) with other Trustees & Coordinator joined the program. The guests shared fond memories working with Mr.J.P. Mishra and wished prosperity, health, and well-being in the years to their entire family.
In order to foster a culture of caring & sharing and encourage child welfare in the region, VSN organizes Annual “Shishu Kalyan Pratiyogita” every year, which has seen an increasing number of participants year after year. VSN hosted the final contest of the second phase of 9th Rural ‘Shishu Kalyan Pratiyogita’ on March 03, 2020 to pursue a community of healthy children around us.
VSN monitored the physical and psychosomatic responses to assess a wholesome growth in a child. Over the years the number of participating babies has been rising steadily. This year participation touched a new high with 420 babies competing the coveted prize. After stiff competition 56 babies made it to final round. The contestants were judged on several criteria such as; health, weight, growth, psychosomatic responses etc. Dr. Arabinda Panda of Joda Town was invited to preside over the Shishu Kalyan Pratiyogita who judged the children from 0-3 years and also their mothers. The best in each category were awarded by VSN.
“Stars of the year-2019”, a reward and recognition function has been arranged by Sishu Prem Nursery school (SPNS) inside the school campus on 28th Feb 2020. Like every year, SPNS rewarded the meritorious students who have come up with par excellence both in studies and extra-curricular activities like sports, music & dance and other competitions during the academic year 2019-20. Out of 204 students, 70 were felicitated in overall development and 72 were awarded in sports. Parents seems to be happy and had high praise for the efforts of teachers and VSN as well.
Tata Sponge Long Products Ltd (TSLPL) organized its reward and recognition nite on 25th February’20 .The Company felicitated Vidya Shakti Niyas for its exemplary volunteering in the nearby five Gram panchayat. On behalf of volunteers, VSN Trustees received the prestigious award from Mr. Ashish Anupam, Managing Director- TSLPL.
Surrounding villagers found to know very little about the various government welfare schemes that gets announced from time to time. Thus per scheme beneficiary ratio is minimal and hence the success rate of these schemes are very discouraging. To orient and generate awareness on different Govt. schemes, a capacity building training program was arranged for 56 dalit & tribal women in collaboration with Central Board of Workers Education (CBWE). It covered the topics like how to lead an effective Quality of life, Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, Sukanya Samruddi Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Eradication of social evils, Domestic safety etc. Mr. Nagarjuna Reddy, Trainer CBWE successfully imparted the training with the active involvement of VSN volunteers.
Education is the pillar of success. VSN has been instrumental in building the foundation block by adopting Anganwadis of its vicinity. VSN used to conduct inter-anganwadi competitions to boost the motivations of Anganwadi Workers, Helpers and Parents which is primarily based on certain parameters namely Arunima course curriculum (W & CD, GoO), health & hygiene, overall development of students, activeness of Anganwadi teachers etc. In the whole month of Nov and Dec, VSN volunteers personally visited 29 Anganwadis and facilitated various competitions. Such multiple competitive events pose challenges to each center to come out as a best performer. On 20th February, all the 29 Anganwadi workers were invited and rewarded at VSN Training Hall by Rosalie Mishra, VSN Secretary in presence of other Trustees and Volunteers. Besides the first three best overall performer, there were many categories like best Anganwadi worker, best cleanliness award etc.
Vidya Shakti Niyas organized a study tour program for the inmates of Residential Bridge Course (RBC) center on 19th Feb’ 20. Around 90 students along with 3 teachers guided these under privileged residents who rarely get chances to be exposed to outdoor trips. Visit to Jeet fly Ash brick unit was a unique experience for these students. Mr. J.P. Mishra, VSN Administrator and the staffs of JFAP narrated the entire process of making fly ash bricks and how the waste is being utilized for generating wealth for the society. With great enthusiasm and interest, the students came to know many practical aspects of brick making. Children also enjoyed fun filled games followed by lunch. VSN Trustees thanked the Educational volunteers for their wholehearted support.
‘Stop accidents before they stop you’ by following certain basic safety rules. To give a practical training on “Road Safety”, a road Safety awareness program was arranged on 12th Feb’20 on the Birikala Panchayat road. Around 15 Students and teacher of Abhiyan driving training school along with VSN volunteers actively participated in the program. They created awareness among the drivers about the benefit of using seat belt, helmet, no-use of mobile phone while driving, no-overloading and always follow speed limit etc.