Towards reforming Government schools in UP: A meeting with DyCM Dinesh Sharma

Dr. Urvashi Sahni, President of Studyhall Educational  Foundation, met Dy CM Dinesh Sharma and discussed the state of primary and secondary education in Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Sahni, who is also a member of the Rajasthan chief minister’s advisory council (education), appraised Sharma about how administrative reforms in Rajasthan had lead to the migration of 10 lakh students from private schools to government schools in Rajasthan.

Prof Sharma showed the keen interest in knowing how the change was brought about in Rajasthan. He said that the current Yogi government was determined to bring about positive changes in primary and secondary education and he would like to discuss this further.

To this, Dr. Sahni explained that integration of primary and secondary school, reducing teacher vacancies, rationalization of teacher appointments based on the need of the school, a collection of accurate school data through a technology portal, Shaala darpan, along with increasing teacher accountability were among the major factors for change.

As a follow up of the meeting, Dy CM Dinesh Sharma suggested that he would like to arrange a presentation before the chief minister Yogi Aditynath and table her suggestions to chalk out the roadmap for educational reform in UP.

She also presented a memorandum to stop child marriage in UP as part of the India’s Daughters Campaign being run by the Study Hall Educational Foundation.

4th Art Competition ‘Paint your imagination’ by Study Hall – Center of Learning

The Study Hall Center for Learning organized its 4th Annual Art Competition on 14th April 2017, where around 350 students of various schools like CMS, LPS, Jaipuria, Police Modern School and many others across the city have participated. It was held grade wise where various topics related to social issues like Domestic Violence, Clean India Green India, Rio Olympic etc were allotted. The epitome of creativity and imagination was witnessed. Saad Khan  of City Montessori School  achieved 1st prize in senior category Arnav from Seth M.R Jaipuria  and Harsh from Centre For Learning  Owned 2nd prize, Naincy From Prerna  Girls School achieved 3rd prize, Kamini from Vidyasthali and Navya from CMS won consolation prize. In Junior Category Amhad of Study Hall School Grabbed  1st Prize, Nivedita Singh Of Seth M.R Jaipuria and Aarav from Study Hall Won 2nd Prize  Kushagra and Nandini From Study Hall received 3rd Prize and Naseema of Gyan Setu- Non Formal Education Centre received consolation prize respectively.

Paint your imagination

India’s Daughters Campaign – Rally taken out against child marriage

The Study Hall Educational Foundation organized an awareness march against child marriage to launch its 5th India’s Daughters Campaign 2017 on April 1, 2017.
With over 200 participants the rally started from Gandhi Pratima in Hazaratganj and moved towards Jawahar Bhawan.
Students Prerna Girls School , 8 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Study Hall School, Vidyasthali and GyanSetu participated in the rally.
As a follow-up a memorandum against child marriage was given to the chief minister and the governor.
Naheed from Prayatna (NGO) said that this is a very good attempt to draw the attention of the crowd towards a very sensitive issue.
Dr Sahni added to her voice saying the onus is now on the state government to take this issue forward.
Mahant Diya Giri of Mankamneshwar Temple also spoke on the occasion and said the since the inception of the law against child marriage not a lot has changed and one of the major reasons for child marriage is illiteracy and lack of strict implementation of the law.
A Nukkad Natak titled Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai was also staged on the issue.
5 child marriage survivors also participated in the event.
One of the child marriage survivor Fatima Khatoon (name changed) said that had my teachers not saved me from the child marriage I would not had two kids by now and I would not be supporting my family through a job.
Mamta Singh, Humsafar, Neha Naidu, UNICEF, Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Naheed Aqueel, Prayatna, Shaista Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Mohd. Idrees Ambar, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Prof Nishi Pandey, Lucknow University, Rakhee Panjwani, Principal  Prerna Girls School, Kahkashaw Parween, Mahila Samakhya, Shubhagi, AALI, Jagdish Gupta, Mankamneshwar Math, Akhilesh Tiwari, Sarathi, Shipra Jha, Girls Not Brides, Neelofer Khan, Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshtha, J Ram, Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh , Swarnima Singh, Suraksha, Lucknow, Chhavi Jain, Suraksha, Lucknow, Prof Nishi Pandey, Institute of Women’s Studies, Lucknow University , Aftab Mohammad, CP Specialist. UNICEF, Shachi Sharma, Sahayog India, Deepika, Sahayog India and Ibrahim, Nadwa (Muslim Education Institution) also lent their voice to the rally.

India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – April 1, 2017 – Mankamneshwar Mahant Divya Giri
India’s Daughters Campaign – Awareness March – Street Play – Bal Vivah Ghulami Hai – April 1, 2017

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.

Vidyasthali Kanar School’s Convocation

The convocation ceremony of Vidyasthali School in Kanar, Malihabad was a perfect occasion for the students to showcase their talents and achievements, and they did not disappoint.

Very well scripted plays which focused on gender issues and other social evils were staged. The ‘Experience Sharing’ session where the graduating students talked about how they had gone on to achieve milestones was a real eye-opener. This was followed by a session where the parents also took to the stage to talk about how Vidyasthali School was providing quality education in a rural area like Kanar, Malihabad.  Group songs and dance performances also livened the mood.

Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey urged the students not to indulge in corruption once they go on to become educated and independent individuals.

Joint director (education) and principal of DIET in Lucknow Ms Lalita Pradeep praised the students and added that they had been successful in presenting a very professional stage show. She also congratulated Dr Urvashi Sahni for setting a high quality school in a rural area.

The programme concluded with the felicitation of the graduating students.

Kho-Kho competition held at Vidyasthali

Vidyasthali Kanar High School organised the annual Kho-Kho Competition 2016-17 on October 14, 2016, under the aegis on Madhyamik Siksha Parishad Uttar Pradesh.

Teams from Hardoi, Lakhimpur, Rai Bareli and Lucknow participated in the event. The team from Rai Bareli bagged the winner’s medal after beating Lucknow in the final team. Four students from Vidyasthali – Vijay Yadav, Jajal Yadav and Aditiya Tripathi and Prabhat Tripathi were selected for the Lucknow team. Sports secretary Ved Prakash distributed the prize to players.

​Happy Colours of Freedom – 2016

​Happy Colours of Freedom – 2016 

Study Hall School Campus was ablaze with happy colours of freedom and spirited with spectacular festivity as the Study Hall Educational Foundation family celebrated 70th Independence Day, 15 th August 2016.
Students and Staff from Study Hall School, Prerna Girls School, Dosti School, Centre for Learning and NIOS school, Vidhyasthali school, Digital Study Hall and DIDI’s – A unit of sister’s in Solidarity participated with full zeal and excitement made the celebration grand. All the hearts were filled with pride, respect and the feeling of patriotism.
The flag was hoisted by, Dr.Urvashi Sahni. And seeds of the thought – “Are we really free”, were etched in everyone’s mind.
All the creative minds were at work showcasing their talents in different fields. Students from junior section set up a Maths Mela where they demanded freedom from fear of Maths, whereas the students from Senior section celebrated the freedom of thoughts and expression by taking part in Advertisement Competition. Students from Non Formal Education centres painted their thoughts through flowers and little paper flags while the enthusiastic ones from Dosti danced with dynamism on patriotic songs.
All the teachers, too were dressed up in beautiful tri-coloured attires. Study Hall Educational Foundation celebrated this Independence Day in a different Style spreading Happy Colours of Freedom in everybody’s lives.

2016 Intermediate and High School Results for Vidyasthali Kanar High School

Classs XIIth Marks Detail 2016

S.No Subject  Over all %age  Highest  Marks in Subject  Student’s  Name 
1 Hindi 62.74 75 Shreya Singh
2 English 68.83 78 Abhishek , Pragya
3 Maths 62.85 86 Rajvendra Singh Sonwani
4 Bio 80.43 88 Pragya Dwivedi
5 Physics 62.75 73 Rajvendra Singh Sonwani
6 Chemistry 73 88 Raman Tripathi
7 History 64.33 68 Manisha Sharma
8 Civics 67 75 Manisha Sharma
9 Sociology 74 75 Manisha Sharma , Astha Gupta

Class Xth Marks  Detail  2016

S.No. Subject  Over all %age  Highest  Marks in Subject  Students Name 
1 Hindi 69.22 92 Shambhavi Singh
2 English 80.86 91 Divyanshu Dwivedi
3 Maths 61.03 85 Shambhavi Singh
4 Science 66.33 87 Shambhavi Singh
5 S.ST 78.72 88 Shambhavi Singh
6 Computer 74.61 97 Shashi Kalpna

Congratulations and Best Wishes to all dear Students.
Mr.Deepak Tripathi, Principal Vidyasthali Kanar High School