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Bala Vidya Mandir Bala Vidya Mandir

Senior Secondary School

(Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi)

 

 

         
 

Interact Club

The Interact Club is a sponsored unit of the Rotary Club of Madras which provides guidance and assistance in the realization of the club's objectives; to inspire constructive leadership qualities in its fortunate in our community; to selflessly work in raising funds for worthwhile causes; to encourage initiative towards social service programmes and to develop good-will towards fellow-beings.

INTERACT CLUB ACTIVITIES

2015 - 16

The aim of the Interact Club of Bala Vidya Mandir, an initiative of the Rotary Club, is “ Service to Society and spreading awareness on social issues. Enforcing this idea, various activities were undertaken by the club members at various locales in the city and outside during the academic year 2015 – 16.


The installation of Interact Club of Bala Vidya Mandir for the new academic year was held in the month of July in the presence of our Rotary President Rtn Venkatramani, Rtn Jayashree Sridharan and our Principal Mr.Srinivasa Raghavan. The following are the office bearers  for the current year:


President         : Nandakumar
Vice President : Advitha Krishnan
Secretary         : Anand Menon
Treasurer        : Pooja .H


Board of Directors: Aditi Aravind, Reva Saksena , Gautham.C, Shalini Manna & Roshan.Nagesh.


In the month of August, the interactors collected about 100 kg of rice out of which 50 kg  was donated to the Blue cross organization  and  50 kg of rice & T.Shirts were distributed to seva samajam,  an orphanage at Thiruvanmiyur.


A Visit to the cancer institute pediatric ward by the interactors was an emotional experience in the month of September. The students spent a day playing with the inpatients and also distributed dates and soaps.


In the month of October around 400 notebooks and pens were donated to the inmates of Sevasamajam who are taking their board exams. The interactors shared their experiences of how to face the board exams and gave them the confidence and wished them the Best of Luck.


Money donation  were made to the following organization in the month of November.


Udhavum Ullangal Cancer care unit at Thirunelveli – Rs.30,000/-
Sivananda Orphanage - Rs.1500/-
Kaakum Karangal - - Rs.1500/-


Parents, Teachers and students of Bala Vidya Mandir joined hands to rise to the occasion in helping the victims affected by the floods in Chena in the month of December. 2.5 Tonne of bleaching powder and medical kits were distributed to the flood affected areas in kotturpuram, Saidapet to eradicate and prevent the spread of diseases.

To emphasize the need to save a life, a blood donation camp is being organized in the school campus on Republic Day involving student  volunteers who are mobilizing donors  for the noble cause

 

2014 - 2015

UDAVUM ULLANGAL DONATION


The Interact club of BVM raises funds every year through raffle draw to help the underprivileged and the needy. This year the interactors decided to support the National child labour project schools at Sivakasi by helping pay the fee of the needy student’s education.

Udavum ullangal Public Charitable trust supports the education of these students by providing school fees, uniform, notebooks etc to increase their retention in school. The Interact club of BVM has sponsored school fees of Rs.37,580/- for students studying from 6 – 8. The donation was made by the interactors at the “Gift of Education’ function held by the trust @ Ramakrishna Mission, T.Nagar. The cheque was handed over to Mr.Shankar Mahadevan founder of the charitable trust whose genuine noble service is well recognised

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2013 - 2014

JANUARY


SAVE A LIFE- DONATE BLOOD


Bala Vidya Mandir organized the Annual Blood Donation Camp in association with the Interact Club and Karuna club of Bala Vidya Mandir, on 26th January 2014. The students of Bala Vidya Mandir along with the Interact club members were given an opportunity to organize this event. Volunteers and medical professionals from ‘Apollo Specialty Hospitals’ helped assist the donors through the process. Around 50 donors were eligible to donate for the noble cause. The students of class XI interacted with the donors and catered to their needs. An annual feature of the school, the Blood Donation camp helped the students gather a lot of experience and knowledge. It was a memorable experience for the students and one felt proud to be a part of an organization that helped those in need of it.


NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER


The interact club of Bala Vidya Mandir hosted an elocution competition on the 26th of November for classes 6 and 7. The topics pertained to this year’s chosen theme water conservation.


The judges were Mrs. Jayashree Sridhar and Mrs. Indrani from the Rotary Club. Students’ enthusiastically took part and some even spoke on the spot putting forth their views on the topic. Three winners were chosen and later prizes were distributed.


Overall the event was informative and achieved the aim of spreading awareness on water conservation.
 A Poster designing competition was held simultaneously for std 8,9 &10 on water conservation.


A VISIT TO KAAKUM KARANGAL


A group of students from Bala Vidya Mandir were taken to the Kaakum Karangal, as a part of Interact club activity. Kaakum Karangal is an old age home and orphanage for old people and children of all ages. It provides schooling facilities for poor children as well as housing facilities for orphans and the elderly. The Interact club sponsored a noon meal and entertained the elders with a cultural programme. The students performed classical and western dance routines followed by carnatic music songs. The audience had enjoyed and clapped along with songs and kept with the beat during the dances. It was a great experience to see the room lighten up. They then distributed biscuits and engaged in conversations with the audience. They gave their contributions and ended the day with a Christmas carol to wish everybody a ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’. After seeing those lovely smiles the students left with a good feeling and a wonderful experience.

AUGUST


The Annual Raffle draw for the year was held for classes LKG – std 12. Each student paid Rs.50 towards purchase of raffle tickets. The interactors conducted the draw for each class & one student per class per section was the winner of a gift voucher worth Rs.250/- from Odyssey. The proceeds of the raffle will be utilized for various projects that the Club would undertake.


The RYLA camp @ Brahmakumari Retreat was enjoyable and informative. The 2 days camp organised by Rotary was an amazing experience for the interactors. The activities organised involved both team effort and coordination. Eminent speakers were interesting and Spiritual talks roused our positive  thinking and optimistic visualization. The camp brought together different personalities who dispersed as friends at the end of the camp.


The Interactors distributed  toys, soap and dates for the children in the pediatric ward at the cancer Institute Adyar .On seeing the toys the children were overjoyed forgetting the trauma they underwent. We could visualize their ambitions while they chose their favourite toy. Our hearts were filled with misery as we left the premises.

JULY


The Installation ceremony of the Interact club took place at the Vidyapeet auditorium at Bala Vidya Mandir.


In the month of July 31st  the interactors from class 9 and 11 made a visit to the Chennai Middle School in Nehru Nagar Adyar. They donated 450 note books ,pens , pencils and paper realms to the students of classes 6 – 12 and interacted with student on the various educational fields they could pursue in their future.


A short drive from the school took us to the Seva Samajam Children’s Home. At first it was nothing more than a two storied building and an empty playground. But as soon as the bell rang the ground was filled with curious eyes and vivacious minds and they all assembled in a hall in perfect straight lines. The home houses around 100 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18. It is a destitute home with an in campus school. “The Lady Nye Special School” has classes from 1 to 12. We were greeted into the hall with lurid claps and a prayer followed this. We then distributed the notebooks, pens and pencils we had taken with us. The students joyfully accepted our petite gifts and thanked us with “Thank you sir, God bless you.” And “Thank you mam, God bless you.” We realized how privileged we were to enjoy such cozy and affluent lives. It was a great experience and we went back to our school with a satisfied heart that we made somebody happy.

 

 

 

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