The official website of Vidya Shakti Niyas, www.vidyashaktiniyas.com was launched by Mrs Ruchi Narendran at Employee Recreation Centre, Tata Sponge township, on 17th May 2016. Continue
It was a special occasion for Vidya Shakti Niyas when Mrs Ruchi Narendran visited the charitable organization on 17th May 2016. Mrs Narendran was joined by Mrs Deshpande, Mrs Patnaik along with Mrs Rosalie Mishra, Secretary (VSN), several volunteers and officials of CSR department, on a visit to the adopted village of Panchananpur.
Mrs Narendran was pleased to see the festive spirit of the village as they welcomed their special guest with traditional music & dance, in native attire and custom. Mrs Narendran inaugurated the newly constructed boundary wall of Panchananpur UP High School, a center of education for nearby children. She witnessed a rural medical camp nearby, conducted regularly as a part of VSN health initiative for the rural poor. The guests planted banana saplings in a cultivation plot, along with villagers. Vidya Shakti Niyas distributed water filters to the villagers during the occasion. Mrs Narendran also visited a new rice flake machine, installed by Maa Mangala Self Help Group, with assistance from VSN.
Mrs Narendran spent quite some time at the village observing various initiatives by Vidya Shakti Niyas. She appreciated the efforts put in by the volunteers in the journey to make Panchananpur a ‘model village’ in the state.
The gifted students of Adyasha music school presented a beautiful welcome song during inaugural ceremony of a Seminar on Human Trafficking on 16th April 2016 at the Employee Recreation Club. Adyasha students performed the song as a special request from the organizers. Continue
6th April 2016, Bileipada. Vidya Shakti Niyas proudly organized its Annual Award Ceremony 2016 at the Employee Recreation Club to honour the volunteers contributing in various philanthropic work throughout the year.
The program was inaugurated by Mr DP Deshpande, Managing Director (Tata Sponge) along with Mrs Madhavi Deshpande, Chairperson (VSN), Mr P Chattopadhyay, COO (Tata Sponge), Mr SK Mishra, CFO (Tata Sponge) and other dignitaries. Mrs Ratna Chattopadhyay, Trustee (VSN) presented the welcome speech while Mrs Rosalie Mishra, Secretary (VSN) presented the Activity Report for 2015-16. She elaborated on various activities conducted by VSN under education, health, income generation, agriculture, women empowerment, employability etc. Mrs Madhavi Deshpande explained about future prospects of Vidya Shakti Niyas in the year 2016-17. In his address, Mr DP Deshpande appreciated the humanitarian work of Vidya Shakti volunteers and congratulated them for their contribution in nation building.
The dignitaries presented various awards to Vidya Shakti volunteers during the ceremony. The guests and audience in the jam packed auditorium were treated with a multicolored cultural presentation by young talents of Amrapalli Dance School, Adyasha Music School, Shishu Prem Nursery School, Basudevpur Govt Girls’ High School, Bileipada Saraswati Shishu Mandir School. To top it all, a captivating Adibasi Dance presentation by Panchananpur villagers won the crowd. Coordinated by Mrs Jolly Pattnaik & Mrs Snigdha Tripathy, both VSN Trustees, the program was highly praised by the audience and guests alike.
Cultural programs were patronized by VSN at Lahanda Munda Sahi Primary School, Sishu Prem Nursery School, Adyasha Music School, Amrapalli Dance School, VSN Sewing and Driving school on Teacher’s day. The children offered their talent and skills as tribute to their teachers whom they acknowledge as their Guides and Mentors. VSN recognized all the teachers with token of appreciation for their sincere and devoted commitment to children.
Mrs Rosalie Mishra, Secretary, VSN was invited to share her knowledge as the chief speaker in the Annual Functions of Saraswati Sishu Mandir School, Bileipada and Govt Girls’ High School, Basudevpur. The students benefited greatly from the varied accounts of philanthropic activities conducted over the years by the charitable organization.
It was a moment of pride for Vidya Shakti extending education support to Miss Chandrika Hembram of Lahanda & Miss Chandrika Munda of Putugaon villages, recently. The girls show great promise to develop into skilled professionals after their technical education.
Master Jagmohan Munda made his family, school, community and VSN proud by winning a scholarship from the Odisha Govt. He was recognized for this achievement by VSN and also by Chhatra Pragati Yuvak Sangha (CPYS) of Bileipada.
Vidya Shakti Niyas has been conducting health awareness programs for the rural community. Some conducted recently are;
- A Quiz on Mother, Child Care and Family Planning for the ladies of Panchananpur & Anseikala villages.
- Preventive Measures and Cure of Sun Stroke attended by women from Panchananpur and Anseikala.
- How to Prepare ORS at Home amongst the ladies of Panchananpur and Anseikala.
- A Quiz on Home Safety, participated by the ladies from Lahanda and Mutuda villages.
The above programs were highly successful which is evident in the number of people turning out and participating in the above events.
As a part of several ongoing programs focused on local community, training on Incense Sticks (Agarbatti) making was imparted to 14 members of Ratneswari SHG of Sanbarbil village, recently. Mr Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, an expert in Agarbatti making conducted the program at the village community center. It is encouraging to see the village ladies already taking up Incense Sticks making. In addition, VSN is also extending its support by helping them market their products.
Rice crop & vegetable farming training was imparted to 45 farmers of Panchananpur village recently. Mr J Sethy, an authority on the subject shared his knowledge among the villagers during the session. VSN distributed 45 bags of rice seeds & hybrid vegetable seeds among farmers during the session.