The month of November at SOS India is always exciting!
While festivities take over most of the month, SOS Tarang makes it even more special for all of us. Getting together from across 32 Children’s Villages in India, children had a great time competing, playing and having fun with each other. Besides this, we also have other updates to share with you all!
1. SOS India celebrates SOS Tarang 2018 with zest!
SOS Children’s Villages of India successfully concluded SOS Tarang 2018 on 22nd November with its grand finale at Shri Sathya Sai Auditorium, New Delhi. The finale included enthralling events like group song, group dance, experience sharing by Shivani Chibbar and Anadi Bisht, settled youth of SOS India, duet song and a dance performance by differently abled children from SOS Children’s Village Khajuri Kalan. Additionally, these children also presented the National Anthem in sign language. The glittering evening was concluded with the prize distribution ceremony.
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2. Sports and cultural gala at SOS CV Raipur!
SOS Children’s Village Rourkela hosted Hausala 2018, a state level sports and cultural event, on 15th November 2018. The programme was organised by the Women and Child Development Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. Themed around ‘Child Safety and Safe Neighbourhood’, this served as a great platform for over 250 children from all over the state to display their talent in indoor and outdoor sports, debate and art. The event was concluded with the award ceremony, where winners were announced and appreciated for their work by Ms. M Gita, Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development, Government of Chhattisgarh.
3. Our girls shine at Hausala 2018!
Puspa Muduli and Arati Soren bagged the first position in debate and high jump competition, respectively, at Hausala 2018, a state level sports and cultural event organised by the Women and Child Development Department, Government of Chhattisgarh. Additionally, Puspa along with Adysha Patra also won the first and second prize, respectively, in another state level debate competition called ‘Mahak’.
Congratulations to all our girls, we are proud of you!
4. Team Hexaware visits SOS Children’s Village Chennai
Children from SOS Children’s Village Chennai thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the employees of Hexaware, who visited them on 17th November 2018. Two German Delegates, who were also briefed about the concept, work and ethos of SOS Children’s Villages of India, accompanied the Hexaware Team. They were taken on a Village tour to visit Family Homes, where they spent time with SOS Mothers, SOS Aunts and children.
Additionally, about 40 children also participated in an outdoor sports activity with the employees of Hexaware; this proved to be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to bond and get to know each other better.
5. Bal Panchayat members from SOS Children’s Village Rourkela spread awareness about health and hygiene!
Bal Panchayat members from SOS Children’s Village Rourkela organised and carried out a cleanliness drive in their locality from 5th October 2018 to 15th October 2018. Inspired by the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Campaign, this was done to spread awareness amongst people about the importance of health and hygiene. Children from six FSP locations actively participated in this activity and successfully set a great example for everyone in the area.
6. SOS India is raising funds for Cyclone GAJA victims in Nagapattinam
Cyclone GAJA has caused huge loss of life and property in the state of Tamil Nadu. While families enrolled in our Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) around SOS Village Nagapattinam are severely affected, there has been heavy damage in and around the children’s village as well. SOS India has rolled out a crowdfunding campaign on Ketto to raise funds for the relief work at Nagapattinam.
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7. Universal Child Rights Day celebrations at SOS Children’s Village Kolkata
Members of the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) at Narayanpur, Kolkata, celebrated Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2018 with fervor! While some children presented a short skit on the theme Child Rights, others indulged in group dance performances and poetry recitation. The programme included attendance of Ms. Rahima Bibi, Counsellor- Ward No. 2, Ramnagar, Mr. Debmalya Choudhury, Assistant Village Director of SOS Children’s Village Kolkata, Ms. Sanskari Das, Music and Drama Teacher, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Secretary of the United Club and Mr. Mohon Biswas, Member of the United Club.
To highlight the importance of this day, Ms. Rahima Bibi and Mr. Debmalya addressed the audience with a speech towards the end of the programme. Mr. Debmalya said, “In order to build a strong nation, we must instill good values in our children, providing them the love, care and guidance that they need to get through every thick and thin.”