"Ashraya" meaning 'shelter', was founded and registered in 1982 and has since then brought hope and love into the lives of many children and adults. Ashraya is committed to alleviate the sufferings of women and children in distress through our various programs.
Jun 30, 2016

Arrival of New Sunshine



During the months of April  and May the children in the crèches were preparing to start their summer vacations and also join formal schools.

The crèches were closed for a two week summer break. 

Happy and Sad Moment

The month of May was mixed with happy and sad emotions.  Many children were leaving and an equal number were joining  as well. 

The older children left us with a happy note. The parents thanked Ashraya and the teachers for doing a commendable job. They appreciated  the efforts of the teachers in enabling a positive and stimulating environment in the crèches and allowing the child to learn and develop through a holistic approach. The children gain good nutrition,  hygiene habits and discipline in daily activities.  Overall this year we had 144 children join regular schools from al the crèches .

  New admission

 New  admissions are accepted in the month of June. ( Children are 3-5 years of age ). Applications are screened for the appropriate age and criteria and admissions are finalized. This year we have enrolled 158 new children. Currently we have a total of 206 children in all the creches.  

 The first two weeks  the crèches function for  half day  to allow the children settle down. Third week onwards the crèches are functioning  for the fll day as the children have settled down.  The teachers  make the children play with toys and sing rhymes to  distract the children.

 All the children get a nutritious meal in the afternoon. The first lessons taught are on personal hygiene – washing hands before a meal,  eat neatly without spilling etc


Doctor’s Visit 

Regular doctor’s visits were  started.    

Parents Teacher Meeting

 The first parent teacher  meetings were held , the parents were given an opportunity to express their views, a majority of the parents were happy to see how cheerful and happy the children were. They were briefed on  importance of maintaining hygiene and regular attendance etc.

Apr 4, 2016

New Year Party Celebration 2016

Magic Show
Magic Show


AshrayaCrèche New Year Party 2016

Ashraya’s annual New Year party for all the crèche children and staff was held on January 9th 2016 at Ashraya’s office premises. Children and staff from the 5 crèches - (Banaswadi, Avalahalli, Siddapura, Shivajinagar, and Indiranagar) were invited.

A total of 165 children and 16 staff members attended.  Committee members and one volunteer also attended. 

The sponsors for this party were:

Anne Gray OWC member- lunch and magic show; Jumporee (jumping castle) by Ms. Sudha; Nithya Reddy transport for one crèche.

Transport for the other crèches was arranged through Mani travels by Ashraya.

The crèche teachers and children started preparing for this program in December-2015. The children were very excited practicing their songs and dance items.  


Every year Ms. Sudha organizes Jumporee (Jumping Castle) for the children. The children enjoyed playing on it and had great fun.

Through Ms, Sudha, a magician for the Magic Show was also organised. Mr. Satish was excellent -he kept all the children and staff entertained with his funny tricks. The children enjoyed watching him. He also got few children and staff to participate.

The children from all the 5 crèches put up a great show. All the children were beautifully dressed; they were excited and very energetic. The children from all the crèches performed very well. Each crèche got 10 minutes to perform.

Shivajinagar crèche children put up a different, entertaining program. The children performed a small skit on “The Monkey and the Cap Seller”. The children acted beautifully; specially Mugilan, who gave a splendid performance.The children also danced for a song.

Siddapura crèche had a fashion show. All the children were dressed like famous spiritual personalities.

Avalahalli crèche performed 2 dance programs. They used props like vegetables drawn on KG Cardboard. They sang a song which included all the vegetables. It was amazing to watch them using the props.

Indiranagar crèche had 2 dances – the children danced and the songs were sung by the teacher. The song was on different size of flowers and the children danced very well.

Bansawadi crèche did a dance program and the children sang rhymes

Lunch:- A  special lunch was catered for all the children and staff.  The menu included Vegetable Pulav, Raita and Finger Chips ordered from Subramanya Catering. Sweets were ordered from Kanthi Sweets.  The children and staff liked the food; the children enjoyed eating the crispy finger chips.

New Year Gifts:- This year Ms. Shanthi Chacko -President Ashraya , handed over the  New Year gifts to the respective teachers  which was later distributed to all the children once they reached their crèches.

Overall it was great show. The entire programme went as per the schedule which ensured that everyone relaxed and enjoyed every bit of the programme.

The New Year Party was a great success because of the children, teachers and staff’s co-operation. A special thanks to all our crèche children for beginning the year with great energy and excitement.

PT Meeting:- This quarter is the last Parents Teacher meeting . The parents expressed their appreciation and thanked Ashraya and the staff for all the support. Admissions to formal school have started and the teachers are helping the parents in filling the forms, and guiding them about different schools the children attend.

Creche Children and staff
Creche Children and staff
Giving Gifts
Giving Gifts
Apr 4, 2016

Annual Day Celelbration

Gift Distribution
Gift Distribution





January- 2016- The students at Neelbagh School brought in the New Year with a New Year party on New Year’s Eve. The students presented a cultural programme and a special lunch was enjoyed by all.

The Class X students started their preparations for the Board exams which are conducted in April 2016. The students have 3 preparatory exams at different levels- school, district and State to get them accustomed to the type of question paper formats, how to space their time so that they can complete  the papers without stress. 

The monthly sports competition was organized on 23rd of this month. In the Volley ball competition held for boys yellow house stood first and in the Throw ball held for girls Greenhouse came first. The folk songs competition was organized on 26th of this month for the groups in the school. In the junior section red house won 1st place, Green house 2nd place and in senior group Yellow 1st place and Green 2nd place.

 On the 07th of this month cultural programmes were performed by students of class 7th during the morning assembly. The drama, songs and dances were appreciated by one and all.

 On 26th of this month Republic day was celebrated.  Karan Misra, a volunteer from Canada hoisted the national flag; the students organised cultural programmes for the occasion.

Karnataka State Govt. - Chief Minister’s Function

On the 8th of this month, 2 Class X, SSLC Students, Girish Babu and Nagendra Babu who achieved the distinction of being Kolar district toppers in the State Board Exams in April 2015were honoured by the State Government at a special function and felicitated personally by the Chief Minister of the State; the students were given a certificate, a trophy, wrist watch and Twenty thousand cash award. Karnataka Chief Minister Mr. Siddaramaiah, Education minister Mr.Kageri and 10 ministers attended the function. The Chief Minister congratulated the School students, management and staff on their impressive performance.


February 2016

This month was a busy month at Neelbagh:

Monthly cultural and sports events were conducted. Basketball competition for the boys and Kho Kho for the girls; a fancy dress competition for different groups of students and prizes were distributed for the winners in all the events.

Career guidance Workshop

On 18th &19th of this month Mrs. Mamata Mutt (Corporate Trainer) conducted a career guidance workshop for the school leaving 10th class students. She talked about different college and vocational courses available to the students; group and individual counselling with each student and the parent was also done to explore potential, interest and aptitude of each student.


Mrs. Philomena Lobo IAS (Director Secondary Education Department of Public Education) visited School on 11th of this month. She was very happy with the achievements of the students and staff.


Teachers and 10th grade students training workshop

Teachers and 10th grade students training workshop was conducted by Poornaprajna Institute of Faculty Improvement on 27th of this month. The workshop Modules explained were time management in writing exams, facts ofemotional intelligence and how to face board exams. 

Dance and Theatre workshop

Students from 5thto 9th grade were encouraged to participate in this workshop. It was a source of fun and entertainment for the children. This workshop was conducted by Mr.Anand on 28th and 29th of this month. The students a few folk dances.


Mr. Karan Joy Misra volunteered as an English teacher for secondary school and stayed at the school for a period of 5 weeks, starting from the 15th January to 28th February 2016. He taught the students spoken English and helped them with the subject; he also played games and sports with the children.

March 2016

This is the end f the academic year at Neelbagh- the Class X students start their Board exams and the rest of the students get ready for the summer break. The school closes for the summer holidays from March 15 to May 15 2016.

The monthly sports competition and quiz competitions were organised.

Class X students Fare well function:

The Fare well function for the 12th batch of Class X students was held on the 03rd of this month. Mr. Thopalli Narayanaswami (Kolar Zilla Panchayat President) was Chief Guest. Ms. Shanthi Chacko, Ms. Dechu Banerjee and Ms. Leena Thomas (Project in charge BOSCH) were the guests. The students presented a colourful cultural programme.  The Class X students spoke about their experiences studying in Neelbagh School .Conduct certificates were distributed to the Class X students.


BOSCH Programme

On the 22nd of this month Boschorganised an exhibition of science and vocational training activities and the students displayed Science models, Carpentry, craft and tailoring items. Two students talked about the School.

Graduating Students from 10th class
Graduating Students from 10th class
Dance Show
Dance Show

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