The Village Group has always promoted education among the young children, especially of families belowthe poverty line.
VFS celebrated ‘Sishu Utsav o Milan Mela’ on the occasion of the 120th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Village Model School in Udaynarayanpur, Howrah.
The festival started off with a morning rally and a road show by the students and teachers of the Village Model School and other local schoosl. 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’s Empowerment,Ssave the 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 a few women entrepreneurs, who took multiple assistance and developed successful businesses, were acknowledged.
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 to spur talents to help secure a better future for their family and themselves.