The Study Hall carnival becomes a big hit

“The best way to remove negativity is to laugh and be joyous” – David Icke
Study Hall School seemed to live by this when they organized the fete on the 17th of November, 2018. The laughter, the fun, and the positivity is what study hall continues to aim for every year.
It had enthralling games, uplifting music, and exciting prizes. And if that wasn’t enough, it had a DJ with groovy music that you couldn’t help but dance along to too. All of this inside the school premises.
The students with the help and guidance of their teachers set up engaging stalls of games that people waited eagerly to try their hand at and eat the delectable treats set up to their fill.
We had stalls for everyone. Whether you’re a child or an adult, everyone left with something or the other.
But the games and food were not all that we had. We had makeup and shops set up too. You could pick out of the various designs that we had to get it tattooed on your body, have amazing nail art done and even shop for handmade, well-crafted jewelry.
Our school teaches us to respect and help those in need. The school’s foundation principles include charity and respect for those in need and we ensure that these principles are upheld by every student.
The Study Hall Educational foundation runs Prerna Girls School, where girls from underprivileged sections of society are imparted free of cost education. This has changed the lives of hundreds of young girls and has enabled them to stand on their own feet and paint the world and the skies with colours of freedom, change and self-respect.
All money collected from this joyous event goes to this noble cause. It is used to help better the lives of those who are disrespected and considered inferior because of being economically and socially backward.
We strive to reduce and end the disparity amongst the people of this world.
The fête is a means of bringing the people together for a fun time and bring smiles on the their faces, and Study Hall continues to do that without fail each year.

Children’s Day celebration

14th of November is one day for which every student in Study Hall waits for. It’s the day when teachers put up dances and skits for the children.
This year too, the day began with assembly and meditation. The main program was hosted by Suman Dwivedi Aunty and Sheeba Aunty who portrayed themselves as ‘Geeta’ and ‘Babita’ from ‘Bollywood movie ‘Dangal’.There were skits and dances presented by all teachers from class 6 to 12. It was very enjoyable to watch teachers in different attires and their funny moves. Children loved it all thoroughly.

Study Hall Junior Enthralls the Audience Yet Again!!!

Study Hall Junior School held its Annual Concert on 3 and 4 November 2018 at the Sant Gadge Auditorium in Gomti Nagar. ‘Come see the world through the eyes of a child’ was the theme of the program which took us back to our childhood and the stories with which we grew up. The children of Classes 1 to 5 presented a delightful melange of stories and fairy tales which truly enthralled the audience. The little ones of Class 1 replayed ‘The Enchanted Wheelbarrow’ with great finesse. The children of Class 2 displayed their dramatic skills in the play, ‘Godmother’s Assistants’. The students of Class 4 staged a play, ‘Annie’ in which the acting skills of the children were highly appreciated. The story of ‘Time Travelers’ enacted by the students of Class 5 stole the hearts of the audience. The children of DOSTI delighted the audience with two of their beautiful songs. The young ones of Classes 4 and 5 were part of the School Orchestra and they presented a medley of old songs which was greatly enjoyed by everyone.

On this occasion, Shalini Sinha, principal Study Hall, said, I have seen many great actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi performing on this stage and now I see these tiny kids performing here. I just feel so proud and happy to see them here.

The various dance forms like the Shiva Dance, Kathak and Bharatnatyam dance presentations by Classes 2, 3, 4 and 5, the Qawwali by Class 1, the Fight Song and the poem.

Addressing the audience, Bani Malhotra, headmistress Study Hall, said, “The children have the ability to live in the present and to enjoy the life to the fullest. Today on the stage students are expressing themselves and their teamwork inspires all of us and encourages the friendship”.‘Freedom is Precious’ by Class 3 – all these left the audience spellbound. The time and energy invested by the teachers were clearly visible in the delightful presentations by the children and the enthusiastic response of the audience.

The program concluded with grand finale dance and vote of thanks.

Convocation ceremony of Study Hall Educational Foundation Center for Learning

Study Hall Educational Foundation had organized its Convocation for their Center for Learning (CFL) unit on Thursday, November 1, 2018 to felicitate the students to who have successfully cleared their class 10th and 12th examination. Mrs. Lalita Pradeep, Additional Director, Basic Education, Uttar Pradesh Government graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Center for Learning was founded on 1st July, 2013 which aim to help children cope with academic pressures of the centralized board, CFL paces the curriculum for its students with help of open school program.

The Ceremony started with an Academic procession and welcome speech by the principal Dr. Pratima Srivastava and followed by the Speech of Dr. Urvashi Sahni, CEO and Founder of Study Hall Educational Foundation. “Center for Learning bridges the gap between students learning needs and our education system with the help of NIOS. We aim to create a collaborative learning environment in our classrooms to enable children to develop freely at their own pace”, said, Principal, Study Hall Center for Learning Dr. Pratima Srivastava.

The ceremony continued with Hindi song and Instrumental performance performed by students. Students were felicitated and were congratulated on this occasion.

Addressing the convocation, Chief Guest Pratima Pradeep, congratulated the students for their accomplishment and wished them luck for the new inning of their life. She added Study Hall defines the real meaning of education. Along with education it expands the personalities and nurtures the soul.

On this Occasion, Dr. Urvashi Sahni blessed the students and appreciated them for their hard work and congratulated them for their success. She shared her journey. She also said Study hall has created a happy culture here, we believed dancing, singing, drama, painting everything is part of learning. Study Hall has just expand the definition of academics. At last, she said “Every Student is a champion”

In this ceremony students and parents shared their stories. Sakshi Rastogi, School Topper who is pursuing BJMC from Bennett University, Noida shared about her experience in school and said “Center for Learning gave me all the support and care that I needed. It built confidence in me. Today wherever I stand I want to give the credit to Center for Learning. Also, Amisha Jain, Pursuing professional course in choreography from Devi Dance Academy said “Being a member of Center for Learning, I experienced a whole world full of life, activities and knowledge, which helped me in exploring my capabilities and shaping my career”.

The program concluded with the delightful dance performance and Nation Anthem. The overall environment was full of joy, rejoice and celebrations. Students dressed in Traditional Regalia were visibly excited on the occasion and displayed the sense of pride and achievement.

A session on Traffic Awareness and Safety

Study Hall school organized a session on ‘Traffic Awareness and Safety’ for students of grades 9 and 10, on 24th October 2018.
The session was conducted by an Officer of the Regional Transport Office (RTO) who made.
The students aware of safety rules and traffic guidelines.

The dangers of speeding, driving under the influence of liquor, violating basic traffic guidelines etc., were stressed upon. Students were further apprised with the importance of minimising risk by wearing safety helmets, seat belts, following rules and driving safely. The session ended with a brief oath-taking ceremony, in which the students pledged to be responsible citizens and to follow traffic rules when they acquire their driving license in the future.

Study Hall College launched in a gala event

The Study Hall Educational Foundation formally launched the Study Hall College which is affiliated to the Lucknow University and currently has bachelors courses running in business administration, commerce, journalism and mass communication and computer application.

Minister of Excise and Prohibition Shri Jai Pratap Singh and former Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University Shri GB Pattanaik graced the occasion with their presence. Powerful personal stories of change narrated by college students and exemplary dance and drama performances were the highlights of the gala event.

Chief guest Shri GB Pattanaik said that experience sharing by the students of the college was the most moving part of the event. He added that colleges are not just places that give out degrees but institutions that shape individuals to change the society. He candidly mentioned that the Study Hall College is 35 km from the center of Lucknow and said that it could be 100 km away as it is the far-flung like Pipersand that need quality higher education institutions like the Study Hall College.

The founder and CEO of the Study Hall Educational Foundation Dr Urvashi Sahni shared the journey of the college and how she envisions it becoming a beacon of quality education.

On this occasion, Principle of the college Dr. Sudhish Chandra said, “Education is a basic necessity after food shelter and clothing. In fact, education is to be regarded as an investment of the highest order which in time to come become an asset.”
Adding to his point, the director of the college said education is not just about the degree, its not just a tool for the change, its a change itself which establishes the social dynamics of the human race.
The programme concluded with the speech of the chief guest and national anthem.
on this occasion the Guest of Honour, Shri Jai Pratap Singh said, “I loved the performances today, I am glad Study Hall Educational Foundation is still following the culture in this modernization. Study Hall has brought a revolution in education”,
The programme concluded with the national anthem.
The programme started with Invocation dance, Performed by The Study hall College Girls : Muskaan Mishra (BJMC 3rd semester), Akanksha Kushwaha (B. Com 3rd year), Laxmi (BJMC 1st Semester), Surbhi (BJMC 1st Semester), Sushma (B.Com 2nd year). Ceremony continued  with a short play named The New Car  performed by Sneha Reji -(BBA 1st semester) Adamya -( BBA 1st semester) Ashu Yadav (BJMC 1st semester), Anjali (BJMC 3rd semester), Anurag ( BJMC 1st semester), Pradeep (BJMC 3rd semester), Sahitya (BJMC 1st semester), Simran (BBA 1st semester). Later, Students from Vidyasthali performed a theme dance. The last performance was a song by Prerna girls and college girls.

8th convocation for Prerna Girls School

It a moment of pride for Study Hall Educational Foundation to organize the 8th convocation for Prerna Girls School (school to educate underprivileged girls). the convocation was held on October 22 at Study Hall school to felicitate the students to who have successfully cleared their class 10th and 12th examination. Also, the Prerna Alumni who have gone to complete their graduation and Post graduation was awarded the scholarship. The students who are pursuing their undergraduate are awarded Late Sundari Devi Kapoor Memorial  Scholarship of Rs.5000  each and Prerna alumni who are pursuing their post-graduation are awarded Late Rajendra Mohini  Satyapal Malhotra Memorial scholarship of Rs. 20,000 each.
The ceremony started by welcoming the guest and followed by the student’s and Principal’s speech. Students sang the song and continued the ceremony by felicitating class 9th and 11th meritorious students. The felicitation continued by felicitating the meritorious of class 12th, 10th and rest of passed out students of 10th and 12th.
Student Pooja Sen shared, how she has seen herself growing, developing and empowering. Later the Alumni who are graduated and post graduated were felicitated. Laxmi Nishad, Prerna Alum, currently working as Sales Head at Shiva Enterprise also shared her experience. She thanked  Dr. Urvashi Sahni and other teachers for the support she has received.
On this Occasion, Dr. Urvashi Sahni, CEO of the Study Hall Educational Foundation, addressed the students and said, education has helped alumnae to create their goals, and the willingness of studying helped them to reach their goals. she added, the story of girls is inspiring and every girl is special in her own way.
Adding to Dr. Sahni’s point the chief guest said, Education is for everyone, it is the weapon that helps to fight issues like child marriage, dowry and many other issues.
 The ceremony continued with a delightful dance performance. The ceremony finished up with a vote of thanks and National Anthem.
Girls Dressed in Traditional Regalia were visibly excited on the occasion and displayed the sense of pride and achievement

 

Prerna Girl swim to success

On August 2, 2018 Lucknow Public School, Vinamra Khand branch organized the 1st Shri Ram Lal Memorial inter-school swimming championship. In this inter-school competition, many prestigious schools participated.  Lucknow Public School, City Montessori School (Gomtinagar, Chowk, and Kanpur road branch), The Millennium, La Martiniere School, Study Hall ( Prerna Girls School and Study Hall School) and Seth M.R Jaipuria School.  In this inter-school competition, one Of the Prerna Girls Aditi Shukla from Class 6th won the Bronze in G-11 25 M Black Stroke and in G-11 25 M Free Style.  Sharing about her experience Aditi Said, “I like spending my spare time around water so I Joined swimming classes in school, after my academic classes. I just did it as a hobby. I never expected to participate in any completion but my coach encouraged me to do so”. She Added, She is very happy after she won and she is now more motivated to learn and win the first prize.

Dr. Urvashi Sahni felicitated by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Twelve social entrepreneurs at the helm of 11 organizations from around the world have been recognized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year in New York. The Schwab Foundation recognizes 12 individuals from 11 organizations for their innovative approaches and potential for global impact

Girls’ education, sexual violence, prison reform, financial inclusion, and disaster relief are issues where the 2018 awardees have developed cost-effective, scalable services.

Dr. Urvashi Sahni, Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF), India is one of the winners of the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year Award.  She runs the Study Hall Educational Foundation where organization runs a network of nine types of schools and programmes, catering to girls, disabled children, rural youth and children outside the formal school system. To date, the foundation has worked with more than 900 government schools and trained 5,000 government teachers, reaching an estimated 500,000 children.

Talking about the award Dr. Sahni said, “I am very grateful to the Schwab Foundation for the recognition.” 

Social Entrepreneurs leverage the power of market forces and business principles to solve social problems in ways that benefit the marginalized and the poor,” said Hilde Schwab, Chairperson, and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.  Adding to the point Schwab said, “Their work is often carried out in areas where government and the private sector are unable to achieve meaningful outcomes and involves considerable creativity coupled with pragmatism.”

The 11 organizations and 12 individuals honored in 2018 become part of the broader Schwab Foundation community of 350 outstanding social entrepreneurs from around the world. The work of the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs is integrated into the World Economic Forum’s events and initiatives aimed at scaling-up market-based solutions for global challenges.

Along with Dr. Urvashi Sahni, 11 other Social entrepreneurs from around the world has been recognized and facilitated. Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Horn of Africa Development Initiative(HODI Kenya, Valdeci Ferreira, The Brazilian Fraternity of Assistance to Convicts (FBAC) Brazil/Latin America, Bas van Abel, Fairphone, Netherlands, Bruktawit Tigabu, Whiz kids workshop from Ethiopia, Sasha Chanoff and Amy Slaughter, RefugePoint, Africa/Middle East,  Mike Quinn, Zoona, Zambia/Malawi, Zack Rosenburg, SBP, USA,  Tulin Akin, Tabit, Turkey,  David Yeung, Green Monday from Hongkong, Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Akhuwat, Pakistan/Uganda/Kenya. Several awardees use the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to provide better outcomes at lower cost. 

Dr. Urvashi Sahni felicitated by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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DOSTI children swim to success

Swimming Competition was organized for Dosti children on 18th Sept 2018. There were twenty plus participants full of enthusiasm. Many events were held such as 25 meters freestyle, 18m with the board, pick and come event and walk race.  The winners were as follows Praharsh stood 1st, Tanu Gupta 2nd, and  Sambhav 3rd in 25 m freestyle and underwater competition. Vanshika, Rush I, Divye, Vaibhav, Urjit, Ayaan, Radha, Nidhi, Anuoshka, Viraaj were the winners in walk race pick and come event.