Rotary Club of Secunderabad West

Independence Day 2012 at Madhav Vidyalaya (Our Adopted School)

In what has now become a tradition, members of the Rotary Club of Secunderabad West attended the Independence Day Celebration of Madhav Vidyalaya, Balajinagar -- the school adopted by our Club. On 15 Aug 2012 morning, 8 of our Rotarians drove all the way to Yapral to join the celebrations at the adopted school.

The flag was hoisted by the local MLA and then the students put up a beautiful programme of songs and dances and yes, the little ones gave speeches about the importance of Independence Day in English, Hindi and Telugu.  The festive atmosphere, the disciplined children and the treasure of talent made the morning truly enjoyable. The cultural programs presented by the students was excellent.
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Members of our Club handed over milk and biscuits ( courtesy PP Rtn.S.Gajendran) and chikis for distribution to the children. PP Rtn.N.Siva Kumar and PP Rtn.D.J.Desai addressed the school children. They asked them to study hard and get great achievements in life and promised all support from our Club.
 
Considering the disadvantageous background the children have, the teachers have really moulded them well and therein lies the hope for thefuture.

Janmastami Celebrations - Madhav Vidhyalaya (Our Adopted School)

The morning of Janmastami day (21 Aug 2011) was quiet different for our Rotarians. (Janmastami is the birthday of Lord Krishna and celebrated across India).  Rotarians with few Annets headed towards Madhav Vidhyalay (school adopted by our club) in three cars to join the school children for Janmastami Celebrations.

It was combination of Celebrations and Community project (supporting the school children).

The school had organized the event with various programmes from the students including recitation of poems, singing, Group dancing in various forms etc. It was a real treat for the Rotarians to see the children performing with full dediction. The dance programme where children were dressed like Krishna and Gopikas got the special attention.  As an indictor for Krishna's playful and mischievous days when he was young, Uri Breaking (Dahi Handi) is celebrated. The students formed human pyramids to reach a high-hanging pot of butter (Dahi Handi) and broke it.

Our club regularly visits the School every year during Independence day celebration (15 Aug), however this year it was not possible due some other festival in the community (Bonalu). Hence wevisited the school on 21 Aug during which the school had organized excellent cultural events by the children.

The school had requested for fee sponsorship for few students who would not be able afford the school fee. Our Rotarians and some of their relatives/friends have kindly come forward to provide the fee sponsorship and the same was announced during the program. Also the following gifts were distributed to the school children by our Rotarians:-

1) Notebooks
2) Pouch with pencil and rubber
3) Flavoured Milk
4) Biscuits
5) Peanut Balls (laddu)
6) Savories (Laddu and Mixture)

It was indeed a great way to celebrate Janmastami with the School Children.

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