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.
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.
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.
Study Hall School hosted an annual concert for the DOSTI (Development of Self through Interaction) unit on November 2, 2018, at Sant Gadge Auditorium in Gomtinagar. The theme of the concert was “Come to see the world through the eyes of a child” which took everyone back to their childhood. Mr. S.K Srivastava, commissioner disabilities, the government of Uttar Pradesh, graced the occasion as chief guest.
Dr. Urvashi Sahni, CEO, and founder Study Hall Educational Foundation shared how she started the Journey of DOSTI with 10 students and today, over one hundred children, are taken care of in its Early Intervention, Home-based programs, and regular school programs. She added, “I feel so happy to see all these parents here supporting their kids and I appreciate every single effort that every teacher make here.”
The concert started with welcoming the guest and speech by Shalini Sinha, principal Study Hall School The first performance was a soul-stirring song “Let the children have a world”, in which kids shared their dreams and beliefs. It continued with a dance performance on “Ek Zindagi Meri SauKhwaishe.” Children of class 3 eloquently and effectively speak out their minds about what freedom means to them in form of a poem. Students act on the short English play “The keys to heaven” which was about how we get caught up following the herd, Instead of looking at what’s real. Two students from DOSTI Vaibhav Yadav and Stavya Mishra showcased their talent on synthesizer and bongo. This took concert on another peak.
On this occasion, chief guest, Mr. S.K Srivastava congratulated the teacher and appreciated them for the work they do. He said, “it takes immense patience to deal with kids with special abilities and I see the teachers and special trainers do their work so lovingly.”
The program continued with a song performance “Hume Haq Hai Barabari Ka” and song performance by students of Center for Learning “Koshish karne walon ki haar nahi hoti.” The next performance was a short humorous play in Hindi “Chintiprem” which left the audience laughing. The program concluded with the delightful dance performance by students.
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.
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.
The programme concluded with the national anthem.
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.
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|