Prerna Concert ends on an emotional note

The second and final day of the annual Prerna Concert – Chu Le Aasman – was headlined by chief guest Sutapa Sanyal and guest of honour Navneet Sikera.

The Art and crafts exhibitionnonce again saw overwhelming response from the crowd as almost all the paintings were bought by art enthusiasts.

Performances by students of class 6 to 12 of Prerna Girls and Boys School marked the day.

Welcoming guests to the concert the Principal of the Prerna Girls School said that Prerna is an endeavour to empower and educate the girls.

There after Dr Urvashi Sahni addressed the parents of the students and urged them to also work towards gender equality.

The highlights of the second day of the Prerna Concert included – play titled Malala by class 9 and 11, dance by class 6 students. Five other plays were also staged on the ocassion.

Aarohini, a play by the class 7 students was also a big crowd pleaser.

Addressing the gathering Ms Sanyal said that she was teary-eyed as she saw the performances.

She urged the parents not to discriminate between the boys and girls. She concluded the her speech by saying that if girls get the right opportunity they can achieve anything.

Mr Sikera said that we need to empower the girls in our houses so that in-turn our nation will become stronger.

This was followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Urvashi Sahni. She talked about how important it was for parents to attend the function and cheer their children.

The second day of the event would also have similar programs.

Prerna students win everyone’s heart.

The annual Prerna Concert – Chu Le Aasman – got off to a colourful start with the inauguration of the Art and crafts exhibition. Paintings made students of class 6 to 12 were displayed in the exhibition.

Welcoming guests to the concert the Principal of the Prerna Girls School said that Prerna is an endeavor to empower the girls. She also shared how 18 Prerna Girls had gone on complete Visharad (graduation in music).

This was followed by a soulful rendition of the song Hamari Hain Mutthi Mein Aakash Sara

Pre-primary students performed a heart-melting dance on a medley.

Other highlights of the first day of the Prerna Concert included – play titled Macchar Ram by prep class, dance by class 2. Three other plays were also staged on the occasion.

They included Ekta mein Bal by class 3, E-jungle by Prerna Boys and the mouse wedding by class 4. Sporty recitation by class 1 students was also held.

The concluding ceremony started with the parents of Prerna Girls sharing their experience.

This was followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Urvashi Sahni. She talked about how important it was for parents to attend the function and cheer their children.

Study Hall Carnival a big hit

Much fanfare marked the Study Hall Carnival 2016 held here in Saturday.
Fun and games made sure the kids had a good time and kept playing till the carnival drew to a close.
Games like Long Flight, Just Ring It, Stick and blow were great Hits among those visiting the school on a sunny afternoon. Ratio making, plane flying and the Didi’s food stalls attracted the most crowd.
More than 2500 students and parents alike participated in the Carnival.
Students and parents from Study Hall School, Prerna Girls School and Prerna Boys School participated in the event.

Prerna girls get scholarships to aid their higher education

The Convocation ceremony of the Prerna Girls School (a school for underprivileged girls) was organised on with great pomp and show Thursday at the Study Hall School. A total of 18 students who had cleared class 12 along with and 23 students had cleared class 10 were felicitated on the occasion.

In addition to this at total of 10 Prerna Girls School alumni who are now enrolled in graduation and post graduation courses were given financial assistance of Rs 20,000.
Speaking in the occasion the chief guest Prof. (Dr.) Qamar Rahman said that the Prerna Girls School is a very good initiative for underprivileged girls and added she was very impressed with performances.
On the occasion, Sunil Sahni of the Study Hall Education Foundation announced the setting up of the Shakuntala Devi and Amritlal Sahni Scholarship fund. Selected girls will get a scholarship of Rs 50,000 for pursuing higher education.
Director of the Study Hall Educational Foundation, Dr Urvashi Sahni encouraged the girls to continue on their path of women empowerment.

English Access Programme

The English Access Microscholarship Program Graduating and Inaugural Ceremony at Prerna Girls School (a school for underprivileged girls) was a unique event as the Access team and students had a number a of reasons to celebrate.

It was a day that marked the end of a two year mentoring program, of a total of 125 students from Prerna Girls School and Vidhyasthali Kannar School, in the learning of the English language and with it a broadening of new horizons which the Access program brings opportunity of.

This day also heralded in a beginning of a new relationship with the American Center as SHEF became a Hub for the English Access Microscholarship Program in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, with SHEF managing a total of 4 sites in Lucknow and Rajasthan.

In the ceremony 200 new students were felicitated too, into the Access program for another 2 year session of mentoring and learning.

 Dr Bradley Horn, Regional English Language Officer (RELO), U.S Embassy, and Ms Rachna Sharma, Manager of English Access Program- India, U.S. Embassy, graced the occasion to congratulate the graduating students and welcome the new batch of students eager to embark on the journey of learning.

Also present on this joyous event was Prof. (Dr) Nishi Pandey, Chief Proctor Lucknow University, who had heard of the program running successfully at SHEF and was pleasantly surprised at the great results the program has brought to the lives of the students.

The highlight of the occasion was the chat show, “Chit Chat over Chai”, organized by the Alumni, graduating and new students of the Access program. The talk show was also a great platform for the students to flaunt their skills of successfully communicating in English. The Alumni and the graduating students of the Access program shared their experiences of events and opportunities the Access program enabled them to partake in. The new students were thoroughly encouraged to make the best of the program.

Prerna Girls bag laurels

Prerna Girls bagged the first prizes in the group dance and drama competitions held at the La Martiniere Girls College on October 16, 2016. The girls also won the third prize in collage making. A total of 100 girls from Prerna Girls School participated in the competition which had nine schools vying for top honours.

77 Prerna Girls chosen as 1090 power angels

77 girls from Prerna Girls School were chosen as the 1090 Women Power Line – Power Angles (Special Police Officers). The programme started welcoming of the chief minister and IG Navneet Sikera briefed the gathering about the progress of women power line and then CM Akhilesh Yadav handed over the identity cards to 25 handpicked power angles. Prerna Girls School’s Preeti was one of them.

CM urged the Power Angles to strongly represent women and also congratulated Sikera for all his good work. He thanked the power angles and added that the government would seek their help in future as well.

When asked about her experience one of Prerna Girls School alumni Moni Kannaujia who has been chosen as a power angel said, “I have tried to help women before also but this makes us extra powerful. I will take every opportunity to help women from now onwards and become a power angel in the true sense.”

Principal of the Prerna Girls School Rakhi Panjwani said, “I am very proud of my girls. They have been involved in women empowerment excises before also but this gives them extra power.”

Another Prerna girl Preeti Verma who received her power angel identity card said, “I feel now I have a special power to help other women. Change has to start from home and reflect in the society later.”

Sunita who is also a Prerna Girls School alumni said, “Whenever I tried to help women in desperate need – one question that always haunted me was who are you to this woman? But now I can say that I am a power angel which gives me the right to help women in need.”

Prerna Girls shine in basketball

Shalu, a basketball player from Prerna Girls School in Gomti Nagar has been selected to represent Uttar Pradesh in the Under-14 National Basketball Tournament being organised by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) in Hyderabad on September 28, 2016. In another development, Sandhya and Shivani who are also students of Prerna Girls School shone in the recently concluded Mandal Vidyalaya Basketball Tournament and have now been selected for the under-19 state level tournament.