24 April 2017
Today, Youth for Peace Club of Carmel Convent School in association with Yuvsatta-an NGO organized a ‘Girl Star Project’ at their School campus, in which 40 marginalized girls of Bapudham Colony, Sector 26 were presented with gifts of books, stationery items and School bags.Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR (Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights) was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Welcoming the Chief Guest Sr. Mary Supreeta, School Principal shared that their School had adopted 50 marginalized adolescent girls of Bapudham Colony for overall grooming and personality development with extra coaching, computer literacy, dance classes and medical camps at Kitabghar the children’s centre of Yuvsatta in this slum settlement of city.
The girls from ‘Kitabghar’ presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion with a skit on theme of ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’, Declamation on issues of social concern and group dance.
Impressed by the performance of these girl children’s and appreciating the support of Carmel Convent School Harjinder Kaur shared that other private Schools should also adopt less privileged children’s living in slums and rural areas of the city for overall development of each and every child of the city. She stressed that children’s are the future of the country and if their education, health, well-being, overall development is taken care of in a holistic manner, not only they will grow in life, but country will also become more secure, peaceful and prosperous. She further stated that protecting children and promoting their welfare is a collective social responsibility.
The programme ended with national anthem and vote of thanks by Preeti Swami the incharge for ‘Youth for Peace Club’ of School.