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.
DOSTI organized its orientation program on the April 8, 2017, in which over 80 parents participated. The topic for the discussion was positive parenting. Principal of DOSTI Mrs. Surabhi Kapoor gave them a brief overview on how to talk positively with our children followed by an open discussion. It was an enriching experience sharing session.
was an enriched experience sharing session.
The DOSTI children were invited by NBRI to visit the new Braille garden on February 28, 2017. The children had a great time and came back enriched with knowledge about the different types of plants and flowers
The term end party was organised in school for the children on March 4, 2017. Children came in coloured dress and enjoyed playing musical chair. They also danced on the tunes of some latest songs. A treat of cakes and tang from school was also thoroughly enjoyed by the children.
DOSTI (a department of the Study Hall School for Special Children) organized its annual concert – Jhilmil – on at the Study Hall School on Friday. Anoop Kr. Yadav (I.A.S) Director, Viklaang Kalyan Vibhaag, UP was the chief guest on the occasion.
After looking at the performances Mr Yadav said that he was very impressed by theefforts of the special children and encouraged them to put more such shows.
Dr Urvashi Sahni also added a word of encouragement saying that such performances help the children come out of their shell and develop their personality.
Surabhi Kapoor, the principal of DOSTI added that the teachers and students had worked very hard to put together this show and after watching the performances it seems their has paid off.
The English play, “Guest is God” was a light hearted comedy about the preferential treatment given to visitors in Indian homes, especially V.V.I.P’s like the son-in-law, whose unintentional bumbling and goof-ups turn out to his benefit and earn him the respect of all his ‘sasuralees.’ Bhola and the trio of thieves were a laugh riot.
A musical dance-drama, ‘Sooraj ki saatvi beti’ portrayed special children dancing, singing and making merry as fairies visiting our land on a special trip and how the one little fairy left behind makes the best of her life, overcoming hurdles and a wily King’s plots to end on a happy note
Both English & Hindi plays were interspersed with songs, dances and instrumental performances (orchestra) ensuring a fun-filled and lively variety entertainment program for the audience who joined in for the last performance “Ummedon wali aasha” waving hands and singing along to boost the spirits of the Dosti children.
Our tricolour was the theme for the Republic Day celebrations held at DOSTI on January 28, 2017. Flower arrangement, food preparations and other such activities marked a fun filled day.