Long Live Deepalaya | One plus one equals three!
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln
Long Live Deepalaya
It was a day which was long awaited, a day yearned for by everyone forming part of Deepalaya Parivar. 36 years on, Deepalaya – the abode of light -- is growing and glowing every day with a never-say-die spirit of serving the community.
It was time to celebrate 16th July -- the day when Deepalaya was born – a day when everyone came together under one roof at Deepalaya School Kalkaji Extension to share their experiences, to shake a leg and sing together.
The occasion was graced by two founding members – Mr. T K Mathew and Mr. T M Abraham. The celebration started with a solo song from Deepalaya Learning Centre Sanjay Colony. It was followed by a welcome speech from Mr. P T Varghese, Director (Admin) and a graceful dance by Ms. Shamli on the evergreen number – abhi na jao chhor ke ki dil abhi bhara nhi.
Thereafter, Mr. T K Mathew informed the audience how this small plant grew over these years and is marching towards self-reliance gradually. “The un-satiated desire to serve people is the only factor which has kept the organization moving and binds us together even now, when some of our founding members are no longer with us,” said Mr. Mathew.
No one had ever imagined that we have a huge group of talented people, who can sing songs and dance to a variety of Bollywood, traditional and cultural songs.
Though each and every performance had an elegance of its own, one that grabbed all the attention was put up by SHG team from Tavru on a Bhojpuri song. It was amazing to see women dancing in jeans and t-shirts, dragging Mr. Mathew and Mr. Abraham to the dance floor, who thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. There were others who followed suit and shook a leg together. The day passed by, but is still alive in our hearts, with fond memories to relish for days together.
One plus one equals three!
AA study reveals most of the government schemes, howsoever, fruitful they may seem, remain underutilized due to lack of awareness amongst the people. Similarly, unless we create awareness about our programs, people will not be able to avail the benefit.
In order to increase enrolment and to create awareness about importance of computer education and girl child education 30 students from VTC and 50 students of FADA came together for an awareness campaign/rally in the adjoining areas on 19th September. The students made posters, banners, distributed brochures detailing the information about both programs. They raised slogans like “Computer Sikhsha aaj ki Zaroorat”, “Aaj Ka Gyan Computer ka Gyan”
FADA students laid stress on why girls should be educated by raising slogans like “jo beti ko de pehchan, mata pita wahi mahaan”and yahi hamara nara ha har larki ko parana hai,” to motivate parents to enroll their girls to school. Their enthusiasm and excitement showed their unconditional support to the cause endorsed by Deepalaya and values inculcated by the organization of “giving back to society”.