Education  India Project #32911

Transforming children into leaders of today

by Prime Educational and Social Trust
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Transforming children into leaders of today
Transforming children into leaders of today
Transforming children into leaders of today
Transforming children into leaders of today
Transforming children into leaders of today
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022

                                          National Girl Child Day on 24th January 2022

From female infanticide and gender inequality and discrimination to sexual abuse and violence, there are numerous issues that girls continue to face. With the objective of highlighting the inequalities faced by girls and promoting awareness about the rights of a girl child and the importance of their education, health, and nutrition, National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. This is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) which conducts various events on the day across the country along with other ministries like Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Skill Development. The purpose of the day is also to change the attitude of society towards girls and uplift the girl child, says the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

For all the Child Care Institutions, the Department of Women and Child, Government of Puducherry organized the program. The staff members of Janani Home,  participated in the program. Participation certificates were issued to the participants.

National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
National Girl Child Day observed on 24,01.2022
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Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022

Happy Republic Day 2022

India marks January 26 as its Republic Day every year. In 2022, the country is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day. While India gained independence from the British in 1947, it wasn't until January 26, 1950, that the Indian Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. Dr. B.R Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. Additionally, Constitution Day is celebrated in India on November 26 every year, as, on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India.

Republic Day was celebrated with the children from Janani Home, Evening Schools, and the Children’s Parliament Program. Elder children spoke about the importance of the day and remembered leaders who fought for the independence of our country.

Children were given stationary during the celebration.  

Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
Republic Day Celebrations on 26th January 2022
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Pongal festival
Pongal festival

Pongal Celebration was made in all project sites of Prime Trust. Here is a brief story about it.

 India, being an agrarian country, brims with festivals that celebrate the harvest season. Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals in the country. The festival is celebrated by the Tamil community across the globe in mid-January every year. It, often, coincides with other harvest festivals across the subcontinent, such as Makar Sankranti. Pongal is celebrated around the same time as Lohri and Bihu.

 This year, it will be celebrated from January 14 to 17. The four-day festival honours the Sun god and commemorates the Sun's northward voyage. It also signifies the end of winter.

 History

Pongal is considered to be an ancient celebration, dating to the Sangam Age from 200 BC to 300 AD. It's originally a Dravidian harvest festival but finds mention in Sanskrit Puranas too. In the Sangam Age, Pongal was celebrated as Thai Niradal in the month of Margazhi. The festival was marked by the worship of goddess Katyayani through fasts and rituals. These festivities paved the way to today's Pongal.

 Food and cattle are a vital part of this celebration. According to a legend, it all started when Shiva's bull, Basava, delivered a wrong message to humans. Instead of directing humans to have an oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month, Basava told everyone that they should eat every day and have an oil bath once a month. Thereafter, Shiva sent his bull to Earth to help humans to produce more food.

Significance

Pongal welcomes new beginnings. The festival is significant as it marks the end of a six-month-long night, according to Hindu mythology. With Pongal begins the day of the Gods, according to mythology.

The first day of the four-day festival is marked by the cutting of paddy. A puja is performed when farmers worship the Sun and anoint their ploughs and sickles with sandalwood paste before cutting paddy.

 The three other days contain other festivities. The second day is dedicated to the Sun God. The third day marks the worship of cattle. Later, the Pongal offered to the deities are distributed among the cattle and birds.

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Now the schools for the lower classes were declared as holidays due to the fast spreading of pandemic and the children are at home.The leaders and members of the Chidren's Parliament were contacted over mobile and the following instructions were given to them:

They were briefed about Covid pandemic,  its nature of spreading fast and what are the precautions that have to be followed. The children were givent he following information:

  1. Do not come out of their houses and play outside 
  2. Always wear mask
  3. Wash their hands with hand wash and use sanitizer always
  4. Take bath every day and wear clean dress
  5. Do not be in the crowd
  6. If they have fever, to contact their doctor or visit the hospital
  7. Educate their family members and their friends about the pandemic
  8. To attend their onlne classes and revise their lessons
  9. Contact us for any need or support our us
  10. To contact their school regularly for any updates

The field coordinators will contact the group leaders and members regularly and provide advice. 

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Prime Trust is involved with the following core activities:

Women Empowerment: Micro Credit, Vocational Training, Entrepreneurial Development program

Awareness Generation: Creational of awareness in the community on Women Rights, Child Rights, Child Labour, Domestic Violence, Health and Hygiene, Personal Hygiene, awareness on Covid, Cancer, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, and heart diseases.

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