A colourful finale of the ‘Read Bapudham Campaign’ was jointly organized by CCPCR-Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Carmel Convent School & Yuvsatta-NGO today. The winners were felicitated by Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson, CCPCR; Sr. Mary Supreeta, Principal, Carmel Convent School; Sh. SK Setia, former DPI (Schools); S. Chanchal Singh, Adviser, CCPCR; Mr. Pramod Sharma, founder of Yuvsatta and Mr. Mayank Mishra. In her welcome address Sr. Mary Supreeta shared that children who learn to read when they’re young are less likely to end up in prison, drop out of school, or take drugs.
Bibi Harjinder Kaur honoured three best readers of Bapudham Colony with three new bicycles and also gave away school bags with stationary items, hand sanitizers, masks & other gifts to the participants. One new bicycle was sponsored by teachers of Carmel Convent School, two by young volunteers at Kitabghar Deeksha Khaitan & Saba Sharma.
The founder President of Girls Parliament at Kitabghar in year 2014, Ms. Ruchi, received the ‘Pride of Girls Parliament Award 2021’ on the occasion. Mr. Pramod Sharma explained the programmes like book talks, story-telling sessions, screening of educational videos etc undertaken to promote reading.
On the occasion, Bibi Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson of CCPCR Sr. Mary Supreeta, Principal, Carmel Convent School and Mr. Pramod Sharma, founder of Yuvsatta, also signed an MOU to launch their second ‘GIRLS INDIA Project’, promoting rights & dignity of girls and women at all levels.
On this occasion, the ‘Girls Parliament’ members of Carmel Convent School and Kitabghar also presented beautiful ‘Get Well Soon’ greeting cards for Smt. Kher to her representative Mr. Mayank Mishra.