Friday, December 11, 2009
Gurukul Global School distributes woollies to 400 students
Private schools should adopt students under SSA, Rodrigues
Governor distributes woolens to 400 underprivileged children
Chandigarh, December 8
Gen (retd) S F Rodrigues, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh distributed woolens to four hundred underprivileged children of GMHS-26. Gurukul Global School has adopted these 400 students of GMHS-26 under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Jean Rodrigues presided over the function.
Speaking at the occasion Gen Rodrigues exhorted the efforts of Gurukul Global School management that felt the need of poor children and provided them woolens. Calling up other private institutes to indulge in similar philanthropic activities, Rodrigues added that adopting underprivileged children is like giving back to the society what we have taken from it in our lifetime.
Principal of the Gurukul Global School, Aruna Bhardwaj said that that they provide curricular and co- curricular support to children studying under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in GMHS-26.
Speaking on the occasion Home secretary, Ram Niwas said that adopting students under SSA also aides in overall development of the poor children, who otherwise do not have access to good quality of life.
“Healthy interaction with students of other schools inculcates confidence amongst them. It also serves as an opportunity for the students of private schools to have larger picture of life at the other side of fence,” he added.
DPI (school) Sunil Bhatia delivered a vote of thanks. He thanked Gen Rodrigues and Jean Rodrigues for sparing their valuable time to be amongst the poor children and a team that was trying to make sincere efforts in making a change. He bid the Gurukul Global School, Chairman, Dr VD Singh and his team all the best for all its future endeavors.