Celebrating Three Years of Sportsmanship!

“Little drops of water, Little drains of sand, Make the mighty ocean And the beauteous land. And the little moments, Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages Of eternity….” Every moment spent with the children is indeed special. Likewise, Deepalaya School, Gusbethi celebrated their Sports Day on 18th and 19th December,09. The misty morning of the Sports Day started with a Prayer song followed by a March Past by the four houses (Bhagat Singh, Nehru, Raman and Mother Teresa). The Guard of Honor trailed after the flag opening ceremony of the third annual sports day was inducted by the two Chief Guests for the event- Ms Shikha Pal, (Assistant Manager, Deepalaya School Kalkaji Extension) and Ms Sudha Parthasarthy, Executive Director of Deepalaya . Delighted to see the enthusiasm in the children and addressing the children, Ms Sudha said, “Take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. You all have a lot of potential in you, recognize it and come out as shining stars.” The stars of Mewat listened to her and nodded in anticipation. Gusbethi, which has been the institutional care baby of Deepalaya, indeed showed it is growing and how! The commemoration continued the next day with much more zeal. The bright winter morning of 19th December and a huge playground with children lined up with a series of competitions offered a perfect environment for sports. The children were divided into four groups namely small (grades LKG & UKG), sub-junior (grades 2 & 3), junior (grades 4 & 5) and senior (grade 5-10). There were three categories of activities for each of the groups like Lemon race, Balance race, Three-legged race, 100m and 200m dashes to name a few separately for both boys and girls. Apart from this, the groups’ activities and indoor activities added a cherry on the cake in the entire day. The second day ended up with the award distribution ceremony showcasing the champs of the event.
As Erica Jong rightly said,” Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads”. Deepalaya has unquestionably shown the courage towards recognizing the talent among the students. The Sports Day was one of the examples. Send Feedback at pooja@deepalaya.org By- Pooja Sikka, Officer- Media Coordinator and Conent Development

Fourteen Glorious Years of Ramditi JRN Deepalaya School


“Add a sentiment or two, A thoughtful wish or line, A touch of stardust, a sunshine ray... It's a recipe, for a Baby truly fine” This year Deepalaya celebrated 14th Year of its yet another baby - Ramditi JRND School. With a pleasant nip in the air, the day started with the lamp lighting ceremony, followed by an elegant Bharatnatyam dance by the alumni of the School, Vijay Lakshmi and Geeta Pal (who are now the teachers at Ramditi School). Speaking with optimism on this occasion Rtn T.K. Mathew, Founder Member, Secretary and Chief Executive of Deepalaya said, “The School is result-oriented and my special acknowledgement goes to the leader of the School- Ms. Gitanjali Krishnan”. The Chief Guests for the occasion were Mr. Ashish Ghosh, District Governor, District 3010, Rotary International and Veteran Actress Ms. Sushma Seth. The students exhibited the various facets of their talents with dance, drama, music and other cultural activities. The children performed with full zeal and confidence. It was a complete delight to see an eight year old Rajni hosting the Cleanliness drive through the presentation of two skits. She definitely made the audience realize that the adults are indeed the role models for the young ones and it is indeed important to practice what we preach when it comes to keeping our environment clean too. Witnessing the performance of the children, the Veteran Bollywood Actress, Ms. Sushma Seth said, “I am really happy to be present here on this occasion. Looking at these presentations by the students, it makes me realize that it is our responsibility to provide overall development to our children by educating them and finding out their latent talents. This can help us get a bright future”. The Annual report was presented by Ms. Gitanjali Krishnan, Principal, Ramditi JRN Deepalaya School on the event. Enlightened to spot the achievements, the Chief Guest Mr. Ashish Ghosh, District Governor, District 3010, Rotary International said, “I am glad to see the School reaching unprecedented heights and the children are the future of tomorrow, give your best and study hard. If you spot anybody poor in your society, help them out”. The audience was enthralled after witnessing an exemplary performance by the students who danced with their eyes blindfolded. Shabina’s solo performance took everybody’s breath away as she sung the title song from movie Titanic and Parineeta. The function included an award ceremony where students were awarded for their commendable performance in different areas across the previous academic session. By the end of the day, everyone had a feeling of contentment to take back home.

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Global CSR Excellence & Leadership award presented by ABP News to Deepalaya