The Joy of Togetherness!

“They’re the ones who'll laugh, and go laughing with you all through the night; the ones who'll help you, Help you with all their might” The children of Deepalaya School, Gusbethi celebrated eleven years of their bond of friendship together on 5th February when the School celebrated its Annual Day. The occasion was graced by Ms. Bindu Malini Krishnan, HRO India Benefits CSG, Gautam Ramdev, Hewett Associate and representatives from Colvetta India. The sunny day started with a Prayer Song and the guests were welcomed with the band. Proud to see the enthusiasm and the performances, Rtn T.K. Mathew, Secretary & Chief Executive, Deepalaya appreciated the efforts of the children and the staff members for putting up an excellent presentation. Various acts rolled out of the carpet once the program began. A group of girls presented a well executed qawwali item, followed by a graceful Bengali Dance. Beautifully choreographed Rajasthani dance by the girls and a foot tapping Punjabi dance by the boys were the show stealers. A Radha - Krishna act by tiny tots was the icing on the cake. The students celebrated togetherness with full zeal and energy. The function was the most appropriate time to list the important achievements of the school in the last academic year. The Annual Report of the School was read out by Anita John, Head of the School- Gusbethi, which pointed out towards the steady growth of the school. Following that, the Academic Excellence awards were given to the deserving students. Saraswati and Sareela, were awarded Smt. Rajni Verma Memorial award for their outstanding performance in 3rd standard. 13 toppers from LKG to 10th standard were felicitated with a school bag each, presented by Hewlett Associates. Ms Bindu Krishnan, amazed by the stellar performances, applauded the efforts of the students and encouraged them to work hard towards achieving their dreams. The talented lot of the school made the day unforgettable with their enthusiasm. Send feedback at- By- Pooja Sikka, Officer- Media Coordinator & Content Developer and Punya Srivastava- Content Developer

Rohit Bal Supports the ‘Power Of Kiss’ Initiative

“There should be safety of the girl child and every girl in India should get proper education” was what Mr.Rohit Bal, Goodwill Ambassador for the cause of girl child education had to say at the launch of the Power of Kiss initiative on 28th January, 2010

Oriflame, the natural Swedish Cosmetics major in association with Deepalaya- a non-government development organization, launched the ‘Power of Kiss’, a major initiative for the overall development and welfare of the girl child in India. Oriflame’s Managing Director- Mr. Fredrik Widell unveiled the ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign along with the fashion maestro Mr. Rohit Bal- goodwill ambassador for the cause and Mr. T. K. Mathew, Chief Executive and Secretary of Deepalaya accompanied by some students from the Schools of Deepalaya.

The campaign aims to raise funds for the upliftment of the girl child in India. To help support the cause, Oriflame- India will donate Rs. 2 from the sale of each lipstick and this contribution will be doubled by the ‘af Jochnick Foundation’, a charity concern formed by the founders of Oriflame- Jonas af Jochnick and Robert af Jochnick contributing a total of Rs. 6/- per sale to Deepalaya.

According to Mr. Widell, MD, Oriflame-India, “We at Oriflame believe that any investment made in the education of a girl, translates directly and quickly into better health care, poverty reduction and better overall economic performance of the family. Thus, through the ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign, we are hoping that our consultants and consumer base whole-heartedly contribute for this great cause.”

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Mathew, Chief Executive and Secretary, Deepalaya said,” “With the birth of a girl child, a new world emerges as she would be the creator of more lives in the future. From the past four years Oriflamme India and af Jochnick Foundation has been supporting Deepalaya towards their commitment in positive discrimination of the girl child. The ‘Power of Kiss’ campaign is yet another initiative towards the cause. Deepalaya feels proud, stronger and motivated towards the issue of education and several related issues like gender equity and women empowerment.”

Mr. Rohit Bal, renowned fashion designer added, “We should all step up and make a difference. I believe in the brand and the noble cause they support here in India. I whole heartedly support this initiative and urge everyone to contribute.”

It was a moment of enthusiasm for the students of Deepalaya present at the launch who shared their story about how Deepalaya with the help of Oriflame brought about a change in their life.

It would be a month long campaign and yet another feather in the cap of Deepalaya to lead the underprivileged girls towards the path of education and bring out their latent talents.

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