"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.
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
Jan 4, 2016

Celebration time with more activities

Report for the quarter October to December 2015

Ashraya Neelbagh School ,Rayalpad, Kolar District Karnataka

October – As it is the season for festivals in India the School is closed from the 14th of October till the end of the month so that the students can spend the time with their families.

Prior to closing the Parent teachers meeting was held. Parents met the subject teachers- the high school teachers discussed the students strengths and weaknesses and the measures they are taking to offer remedial support. All other parents had a general discussion with the teachers regarding their children’s overall progress.

On October 1st a painting competition was conducted to commemorate World Elder’s Day- the students were sensitized on the changing scenario in India for the elderly and simple communication tips were shared with them to improve intergeneration bonding.

Sports and cultural activities were conducted as inter house competitions- kabbadi and soft ball and skit and prizes were given.

November –The students and staff returned from their break  .

Academics- a review of the preparations for the Board exams for the Class X students was done with the teachers and strategy to focus on the Board exams preparations was decided.

November  1st was celebrated as State Hood day and November 14th as Children ‘s day. Students planned a short cultural program.  

One of Neelbagh’s corporate donors invited over 200 students to participate in the CSR cultural program where the employees of the company  showcased their talents. The students enjoyed the wide variety of performances.

The staff from Azim Premji School for Migrant workers visited Neelbagh School to see how the school was being run and to share and exchange ideas.

We are happy to report that the School had a large

December - Apart form the regular sports and cultural activities the students participated in the On 12th of Saturday the Inter schools Sports meet competitions were held in Prabodhana for educational institutions in GE Campus, Bangalore. Our students performed remarkably well getting  the 1st place in more than 18 events out of 20 the GE Sports Championship events and  winning Overallteam GE Championship award.

 Saalumarada Thimmakka visit,

0n 12th of December Saalumarada Thimmakka Neelbagh School .Saalumarada Thimmakka is 106 years old. She is an Indian environmentalist from the state of Karnataka, noted for her work in planting and tending to 1384 banyan trees along a four-kilometre stretch of highway between Hulikal and Kudur. Saalumarada Thimmakka was relatively unknown, until she received the National Citizens Award in 1996. A film was made on her life.

It has been an eventful quarter with the students and staff experiencing a variety of activities and visit

We wish all our donors a very happy New year and look forward to your continuing support. 

Jan 4, 2016

Festival Celebration and Meeting the Parents

Report for the quarter October 2015  to December 2015.

In this quarter the children have settled into a routine and are now  able  to read and write numbers. They have also started reading two letter words.

October is a month of  festivals and celebration in India .Apart from Dussehra   the festival of Lights  Deepavali  is also celebrated all over India.  This is the  time for  the children to enjoy lighting lamps, wearing new clothes and  bursting crackers. The teacher  took the opportunity and educated  the children about bursting crackers safely and  with the  supervision of the elders.   

Ashraya also  celebrated Diwali with all the crèche and admin staff. They  were all invited  to the office  for tea and snacks; each teacher showcased her talent by either singing or reciting a poem. They were all given Diwali gifts.

November- Due to the severe cyclonic weather in South India  Bangalore also experienced inclement weather and this affected the children as well .  It was very cold and  the parents were encouraged  to dress  the children with warm clothes. Regular doctor’s visit was done  to ensure that children were not following sick .

December:- This quarter the Parents Teachers meeting was arranged in all the crèches. The meeting went on very well.

  1. The  children’s activities and performance was shared with the parents.
  2. Their progress in height and weight were informed to the parents.
  3. The parents were educated about the RTE quota they can avail for their child’s education.
  4.  Admissions to formal schools and the process and application s etc were discussed with the parents .

The parents in turn shared  how the crèche has helped them and their children and said their were happy to see the young ones learning and following a routine. They all thanked the teacher and staff of Ashraya for supporting them and giving their children an opportunity. .


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