It rained awards at DSKE
It was a bright sunny morning. After two days of continuous rain, the sun broke through the black clouds in all its splendor. The staff and the students were waiting for the stars who had helped the students in achieving their dreams and stood by Deepalaya through all thick and thin. They were none other than our donors, who had also eagerly awaited for the occasion to honour the little champs, they had supported with different awards.
While some of the awards were given by donors themselves, some were constituted by family members of the donors posthumously in their fond memory. Some of the donors sponsored the education of a few children enrolled at Deepalaya School Kalkaji Extension and took additional responsibility of encouraging these children. There were some who have announced scholarships for helping the poor and meritorious students. The donors gave the freedom of giving the children what they want for which they paid in cash. An amount of Rs. 74200/- was given by different donors.
The auditorium, teachers, students and their parents braced themselves for the Award distribution ceremony on 12th August. The programme started with the lighting of lamp by Mr. T K Mathew, Mr. & Mrs. Bhaskar Sen, one of our donors, Ms. Shikha Pal and Mrs. Meera Jacob.Thereafter Mr. T K Mathew and Ms. Shikha Pal gave away the first lot of awards. This was followed by a tap dance by girls, a group song by boys and duet by girls followed by a scintillating Bhangra performance by boys and girls together.
Ms. Meera Jacob read out the annual report of the school to inform the parents regarding last years' achievements and activities.Therafter next lot of prizes were distributed. Mr. Mathew then apprised the parents about importance of education and the changing scenario in the country. “Considering the enactment of Right to Education Act, it has become difficult to reach to the actual poor. The organization is constrained to enroll students from better-off families, who can pay the actual amount of fee to meet the stipulated salaries under the act and day-to-day running cost of the school,” he said. Mr. Mathew then thanked the parents and teachers to make the school a huge success and congratulated the students who were able to make a mark and win awards.
A total of 91 prizes were distributed to students from all classes, including the pre-primary wing for academic performance, participation in sports and co-curricular activities. It was lovely to see the tiny tots walk on the stage holding their prizes. There were many students who were able to grab more than 2 prizes with Aman Kukreti winning 5 prizes. On the whole, the day would be remembered fondly by the students, teachers and our donors.