The Village Group has always promoted education among the young kids, especially of families below poverty line.
We celebrated ‘Sishu Utsav o Milan Mela’ on the occasion of 120th Birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Village Model School at Udaynarayanpur, Howrah.
The festival started off with a morning rally and road show by the students and teachers of the Village Model School and other local school. Various cultural and extracurricular activities were organized during this four-day festival. Besides the students of Village Model School, children from other local schools in Udaynarayanpur and adjoining blocks of Howrah and Hooghly districts also participated in Inter-School competitions of painting, yogasana, martial arts, singing, recitation dance, debate etc. The winners were felicitated with medals and certificates.
To make the villagers more aware, employees of VFS staged musical and theatrical performances which highlighted many social issues like child labour, women empowerment, save girl child (Beti Bachao), Swachh Bharat, safe driving, over indebtedness, abandoning parents in old age etc. in the form of light comedy to generate collective consciousness. Additionally the efforts of few women entrepreneurs, who took multiple assistance and became successful entrepreneurs, were recognized.
Village Group has also designed and initiated a Scholarship program for deserving children of poor families to encourage them to go for higher studies and make a difference in their lives. The monetary assistance provided encourage the talents to draw out a better future for their family and themselves.