MANKIND IS OUR BUSINESS

Community Service Club

The club members develop a sense of importance of rendering service to all members of the community by exposure to unfamiliar environment, particularly with people less fortunate than themselves.

 

Visit to Helen Keller Blind School

February 21, 2018

Students of class VII visited the Helen Keller Blind School on February 21, 2018 to find out the difficulties faced by the visually handicapped children living there. With warm love, our students served them food which was savoured by them. Their disciplined life was a thing to behold. Our students parted with a smile and a promise to meet them soon. Their close association with the children made them empathise with them and helped them realize that life is not as easy as it seems.

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Visit to Old Age Home

February 2, 2018

17 students of classes VIII and IX of Community Service Club visited Aastha Vridhjan Sewa Ashram, regulated by Kalyanmitra Samiti, Indore on February 2, 2018. The students spent time with the elderly and showed their warmth and compassion. Talking to them, understanding their feelings, giving them a warm touch brought momentary yet profound happiness to them.

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A Philanthropic Endeavour by the School

October 28, 2018

To strengthen the belief of a noble deed for a noble cause, Choithram School took the responsibility of donating 300 school uniforms to the underprivileged children of Sri Krishna School in Sardarpur (a small town in Dhar district in the state of Madhya Pradesh). Sri Krishna School is a boarding school with minimal infrastructure and is run by three teachers, wherein 150 students from nearby villages study. Students of class IX visited this school and donated school uniform, green boards and sports equipment. They interacted with the students, played games with them and were quite impressed by their knowledge, logics and presence of mind.

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Spreading Happiness

October 12, 2017

‘In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others.’ In order to kindle the flame of spreading knowledge, Community Service Club planned a visit to the orphanage ‘Neev’. The students of class III to V interacted with the children there and demonstrated how to make lamp shades using coloured papers.

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Vocational Training to Underprivileged Children

October 7, 2017

Children aged 12 to16 of Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti were invited to the school on October 7, 2017 to enhance their creative skills. Class VII students of the Community Service Club taught these students the creative work of basket making and pen holders. The zeal to learn the new skills was clearly reflected and the artefacts prepared by them were quite commendable.

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Artificial Limb Donation Camp

August 27, 2017

The Community Service Club of school organized artificial limb donation camp in association with the Inner Wheel Club of Indore Uptown on August 27, 2017 in school, where 35 uniquely abled people were benefitted with the artificial limbs free of cost. The students volunteered for the noble venture and helped them in registration, guiding for the procedures and finally succeeded in bringing smiles on their faces. Registration, check-up, distribution and briefing were carried out in the camp wherein students of classes IX to XII of the Community Service Club of the school volunteered and co-ordinated the programme.

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Learning to Befriend

August 31, 2017

A visit to an orphanage is a memorable experience as it is filled with emotions and sentiments. The students of classes III, IV and V of the club visited Shradhanand Ashram on August 31, 2017.They interacted with the children living there and discussed their day to day activities. Later they sang songs and cracked jokes together. The students also presented biscuits and stationery items to the ‘children of Lesser God’ and realized how fortunate they were to be blessed with comforts of life.

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Choithram School: The Saga of Benevolence Continues

August 27, 2017

Choithram School, ManikBagh in association with Inner Wheel Club of Indore Uptown organised Artificial Limb Distribution Camp in the school on August27,2017 to lend a helping hand to the physically challenged people of our society.Artificial limbs were distributed to 35 people free of cost. Registration, checkup, distribution and briefing was carried out in the camp wherein students of classes 9 to 12 of the Interact Club of the school volunteered and co-ordinatedtheprogramme with a mission that the purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to make some difference in others’ life. The camp gave a new hope to the underprivileged people and learning to all that ‘No one has ever become poor by giving.’

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Creating Awareness!

July 24, 2017

‘The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.’
The Community Service Club as well as Health and Wellness Club organised a visit to the slum area near Bombay Hospital on July 24,2017to spread awareness regarding water borne diseases and their remedy. As Street play is one of the effective ways of spreading awareness among the local people, students presented a street play on the theme focussing on the disease diarrhoea and its remedies. The loud and bold dialogues in the local language, the impressive enactment attracted the attention of the slum dwellers. The street play brought to light the causes, symptoms and remedies for various water borne diseases. The students also gave a demonstration on how to prepare O.R.S solution which can prove a life saver in case of water bone diseases. Actual height and weight of students was also taken and the ideal weight as per the height was informed to the local people.The visit was an eye opener for the residents as well as for the students.The students realised the real life situations of the slum-dweller and understoodhow they can now contribute significantly for the society. The residents became aware about how at times even household remedies can save the lives of their beloved ones!

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Realizing the Importance of Support Staff

July 3, 2017

Various community helpers like gardener, chef, didi, driver and conductor were introduced to the students of class III on July 3, 2017. It was done with the objective to make students realize about the importance of these staff members who work hard to make our life comfortable. The event concluded with the students giving away ‘Thank You’ cards to them.

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Visit to Aastha Old Age Home

November 11, 2016

As a part of AFS Day Celebration, class X students of the club visited Aastha Old Age Home on November 11, 2016and distributed some items like oil, cold cream, toothpaste, body soap and washing soap to 85 old inmates residing there. They spent time talking to these people who in the sunset years of life had been neglected by their loved ones.

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A Philanthropic Endeavour

October 30, 2016

With the money collected from various Fundraising Events of School Enterprise Challenge, an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach A Man to Fish’ organization, the students of Community Service Club of the school visited homes of less fortunate ones to empower them with the resources needed for better living. The students donated three Congo drums (musical instruments) to visually impaired children of the Blind School as it is believed that music therapy creates a soothing effect and also help to develop self-esteem and motor skills. They brought smiles on the faces of slum children volunteered by ‘Souls for Slums Charitable Society’ by gifting them with 65 school bags. They established a library by gifting a cupboard with 125 story books to the underprivileged children of BahuUdeshyaSevaSamiti, an orphanage. The story books included a vast array of topics from mythology to mystery. All these acts of kindness made students realize that giving brings closer to create the better world where everyone wants to live in.

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Street Plays on ‘Safeguarding Our Planet’

September 15, 2016

‘We have not inherited the world from our forefathers we have borrowed it from our children’. Students of class 9 of the main curriculum and grade 9 of CBSE-i curriculum of Choithram School, Manik Bagh presented street plays at Harinyakhedi village to aware the villagers on ‘Safeguarding our Planet’ on September 15, 2016. The presentations highlighted the causes and effects of smoke emissions and garbage disposal from industrial and human activities resulting in global warming. The remedies were also suggested to deal with the problems. The presentation by the students made the people thoughtful about using the resources judiciously. They portrayed the ailing planet and the urgency to understand our responsibility towards the environment focusing that we have the lifelong tenancy on earth with a duty of its repair.

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A Philanthropic Endeavour by Choithram School, ManikBagh

October 29, 2016

With the money collected from various fundraising events of School Enterprise Challenge, the students of Choithram School, ManikBagh visited homes of less fortunate ones to empower them with the resources needed for better living. The students donated three Congo drums(musical instruments) to visually impaired children of the Blind School as it is believed that music therapy creates a soothing effect and also help to develop self-esteem and motor skills.

They brought smiles on the faces of slum children living near Bombay Hospital volunteeredby ‘Souls for Slums Charitable Society’ by gifting them with 65 school bags.They established a library by gifting a cupboard with 125 story books in BahuUdeshyaSevaSevaSamiti, an orphanage for underprivileged children. The story books included a vast array of topics from mythology to mystery.All these acts of kindness made students realize that giving brings closer to create the better world where everyone wants to live in.

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Community Service Club Students Teach the Skills of Making Handicrafts to Underprivileged Children of Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti

October 19, 2016

‘Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.’

Students of Community Service Club invested their time and skills to teach the underprivileged children of BahuuddeshiyaSevaSamiti, Indore, who visited Choithram School, ManikBagh on October 19, 2016. They helped the children aged 8 to 14 years to make colourful and decorative bangles from discarded plastic bottles, pens stands from old CDs and used foil rolls, beautiful cards and envelopes from the old greeting cards. The activity witnessed the absolute participation by these vulnerable children and also enhanced their creative and imaginative skills. The experience taught the students that unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.

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Visit to Old Age Home

August 27, 2016

To sensitize the students towards the aged and the needy, the students of class IV were taken to Aastha Old Age Home on August 27, 2016 as a part of their Community Club Activity. The students spent thought provoking moments with 84 inmates who shared memorable incidents of their life with the children. The students also asked the old people about their daily routine and the work which they used to do when they were young.

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Rakhi Making Event

August 14, 2016

Community & Service Club conducted Parent Involvement Programme on August 12, 2016 wherein parents demonstrated different ways of making rakhisin front of class III students. On August 13, 2016 the students of classes III, IV and V participated in Rakhi Making Event and made beautiful and creative rakhis.They presented these rakhis to children of didis working in the school. The activity taught the children to celebrate festivals with others and develop goodness in them.

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Visit to Helen Keller Blind School

July 30, 2016

Students of class X of Community Service Club accompanied by Community Service Club teachers visited the Helen Keller School for Blind on July 30, 2016 and interacted with the students of class II to X. Students of both the schools shared their experiences. Students of class X of our school learnt the different ways in which students of Helen Keller School study their course content using Braille language. They realized how people live confidently even with a permanent disability.

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Artificial Limb Camp At Choithram School

August 7, 2016

The Rotary Club of Indore and Interact Club of Choithram School, Manik Bagh organized the distribution of artificial limb camp for the physically challenged persons on August 7, 2016 at Choithram School, Manik Bagh. Around 171 disabled persons benefitted from the camp which reintegrated them into the society with dignity to live independently. The process of distribution was completed in four phases – Registration, Photograph, Fixing the limb and Counseling of the amputees. The beneficiaries were instructed about the safety measures and precautions to help prevent the problem of artificial limbs. The entire event also witnessed the selfless service rendered by members of the Student Council and Community Service Club of the school who played an instrumental role to see miles of smiles on the faces of physically challenged persons.

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Visit to Orphanage

July 23, 2016

The students of class III visited Shradhanand Ashram on July 23, 2016 and interacted with the children there and discussed their daily routine. The students enjoyed the visit and sang a few prayers whereas the children of the orphanage gave a demonstration of Surya Namaskar.

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Visit to Blind School

July 9, 2016

Visit to Blind School was organized for the students of class V to develop the value of empathy in them and also to make them realize their social responsibilities towards the society. Our school students interacted with the children of the Blind School and discussed their daily routine. They showed keen interest to learn the way to write the Braille script. Students of both the schools sang hymns together. Our students presented Braille paper to the children of the Blind School.

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An Exemplary Act of Serving Humanity

June 2016

The World Record of ‘most people holding mug with artificial limb’ has been achieved by Rotary International and supported by Choithram School, ManikBagh on April 10, 2016, when physically challenged people held the mug with the artificial limbs. Devansh Mishra from the school rendered his service in this act and was awarded with the certificate of excellence.

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Artificial Limb Distribution Camp AtChoithram School

March 6, 2016

The Rotary Club of Indore organized the distribution of artificial limb camp for the physically challenged persons on March 6, 2016 at Choithram School, ManikBagh. Around 105 disabled persons benefitted from the camp which reintegrated them into the society with dignity to live independently. The process of distribution was completed in four phases – Registration, Photograph, Fixing the limb and Counseling of the amputees. The beneficiaries were instructed about the safety measures and precautions to help prevent the problem of artificial limbs. The entire event also witnessed the selfless service rendered by the students of the Community Club of the school who played an instrumental role to see miles of smiles on the faces of physically challenged persons.

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Visit to Old Age Home

February 3, 2016

Class VII students of Community Club visited Amarlal Old Age Home, Dwarkapurion February 3,2016 accompanied by Community Service Club teachers. Students talked to the old people and shared their experiences. Songs sung by the senior citizens made them relive their golden past. Their innocence like a child filled every eye with tears. The students seeked their blessings and distributed handmade gifts and cards with touchy lines that evoked their feelings making them feel special.

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Joy of Sharing

December 22, 2015

‘Sharing brings happiness’. The students of class III experienced the joy of sharing when they donated their old toys for the poor and needy children of Shubhankar Social Foundation on December 22, 2015.

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Visit to Old Age Home

December 22, 2015

Students of classes VIII, IX and X visited Amarlal Old Age Home on December 22, 2015. The students sang old songs and played film quiz as well as Tambola with the 52 people deserted and neglected by their loved ones in the sunset years of life live. They were able to bring a smile on their wrinkled faces and make them forget their sufferings for a while.

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Visit to Anubhuti Vision SevaSansthan

December 19, 2015

Class VI students of the Community Service of the school accompanied by accompanied by Community Service Club teachers visited Anubhuti Vision SevaSansthan, home of physically challenged children on December 19, 2015. The children of the Sansthan performed skits and sang many patriotic songs. Choithramians realized that inspite of physical challenges one can do miracles if one takes a pledge to transform the disability into one’s strength.

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Message for Celebrating Eco-Friendly Diwali

October 31, 2015

To create awareness and spread the message of celebrating eco-friendly Diwali, various activities were planned by the Community and Service Club in the month of October. The students of Class III made wonderful eye catching posters and wrote messages of celebrating eco-friendly Diwali on them. The students of class V showcased skits for conveying their message of celebrating a cracker free and an eco-friendly Diwali.

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Teaching the Students of MookBadhir Sangathan School the Art of Making Lanterns

October 30, 2015

A visit to MookBadhir Sangathan School (a school for deaf and dumb) was planned by Community Service Club for the students of class IV on October 30, 2015. The children of Mook Badhir School gave a demo of sign language to the students of our school. Our students showed keen interest to learn the sign language. Our students in turn, demonstrated the procedure of making lanterns by using craft paper, handmade sheets, decorative materials etc. It was indeed a satisfying experience for our children as they were able to bring smiles on the faces of the handicapped children who got an opportunity to learn something new.

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Making of Lanterns

September 29, 2015

A workshop was conducted by Ms.Amita Lalwani of Junior School wherein she demonstrated how to make lanterns using waste material in front of class IV students. Keeping in consideration the theme i.e ‘Reduce Reuse and Recycle’ the students made colourful lanterns on September 29, 2015. They portrayed their creativity using old greeting cards, wedding cards, papers and decorative material to make unique and colourful lanterns.

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Making of Door Danglers

September 30, 2015

Ms.Amita Lalwani of Junior School demonstrated in front of class V students how to make door danglers using waste material. The students made door danglers using old CDs, used chocolate boxes, strings, papers, decorative materials etc. The creative items made by the students would be sold to the parents during the PTM to raise fund for a noble cause.

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Visit to Shradhanand Ashram

September 12, 2015

Students of class III visited Shradhanand Ashram on September 12, 2015 with the Club Incharges, interacted with the children there and discussed their daily routine. The students donated their old books to the underprivileged children. The visit was planned with an objective to develop the value of empathy in children and also to make them realize their social responsibilities towards the society.

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Education for Sustainability

September 2015

Repurposing is a great way to keep things out of the dump. To make the students of classes VI to VIII learn and progressively understand that resources should be used carefully and reused wisely, beautiful paper weights of stone and decorative bangles with gelatin were made. They also made idols of Lord Ganesha with clay and carried with them as a memory to worship. Making of artistic diyas from clay was also the part of the activity.

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Charitable Act, a Stepping Stone Towards Heaven

September 2015

To make the students aware of the objectives of Community Club, three videos were shown to the students of classes IX and X. The inspirational videos helped them to understand the suffering of others and guided them to lend their support to the needy without any expectation.

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Visit to Anubhuti Vision SevaSansthan

September 19, 2015

Group of class X students accompanied by Community Service Club teachers visited Anubhuti Vision SevaSansthan on September 19, 2015 and distributed fruits, chocolates and handkerchiefs. They interacted with the underprivileged children and learnt how they communicate using sign language. They also played Antakshari with them. They learnt a lesson of life that the best way to find oneself is to lose oneself in the service of others.

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Gift Making Event

August 28, 2015

On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, Gift Making Event was organized on August 28, 2015 for class III students to inculcate the value of love and care for their siblings. The students exhibited their creativity by making beautiful bangle boxes, pencil boxes, bags, jewellery boxes, flower baskets for presenting it to their brothers and sisters. They used wool, coloured stones, pearls and ribbons to decorate the gifts.

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Session of Rakhi Making for Wards of School Support Staff

August 22, 2015

Students of classes IV and V taught the wards of the School Support Staff to make creative handmade rakhis using wool, thread etc. on August 22, 2015. Beautiful pieces of art were created by the duo.

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Rakhi festival gives meaning to the concept of family and relationships. It brings people together and binds them in a common thread of love and protection. To inculcate the value of selfless love of brother and sister, the students of classes VI to VIII were taught to make beautiful rakhis.

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Artificial Limb Camp AtChoithram School

August 2, 2015

The Rotary Club of Indore organized the distribution of artificial limb camp for the physically challenged persons on August 2, 2015 at our school.

Around 200 disabled persons benefitted from the camp which reintegrated them into the society with dignity to live independently. The process of distribution was completed in four phases-Registration, Photograph, Fixing the limb and Counseling of the amputees. The beneficiaries were instructed about the safety measures and precautions to help prevent the problems of artificial limbs. The entire event also witnessed the selfless service rendered by the school student council that played an instrumental role to see miles of smiles on the faces of the physically challenged persons.

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Muse to Reuse

July – August 2015

‘Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow’. With this motto the students of class VI learnt how to reuse waste paper to make paper bags and other decorative pieces. They also made pen holders from newspapers and ice-cream spoons. They learnt to maximize the use of eco-friendly things and sensitize their family and friends towards their responsibility to create, grow and sustain.

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Initiative for a Noble Cause – Small Steps to Eradicate Child Labour

July – August 2015

When the world says, ‘Give up’, Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time!’ Keeping this in mind, the students of classes VI to X worked together on the project of ‘Eradicating Child Labour’.Different ideas were put forward by the students like spending time with child labourers, understanding their difficulties and how they could contribute to remove this blot from the society. They wrote punch lines and slogans, prepared posters, questionnaires for interviewing these children and prepared a street play pertaining to the same during the month of July – August 2015.

A group of 25 students of classes VI to X visiteda slum area and an NGO working for welfare of slum children in Vijay Nagar on August 10, 2015. They put forth many questions to Mr. Gurvinder Singh, social worker who runs the NGO. They distributed handmade copies and stationery along with their old books and chocolates to the ‘children of lesser God.’ They asked questions to the children and presented them hand-made cards. In the end they staged a street play to create awareness amongst the slum children.

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Creating Artefacts From Recycled Material

July 6 to 8, 2015

Students of classes III, IV and V made ‘Thank You Cards’, ‘Photoframes’ and ‘Flower Vases’ respectively imbibing the concept of ‘reuse, reduce and recycle’. They used old greeting cards, wedding cards and birthday cards lying waste at home for making ‘Thank You Cards’, old newspapers and waste cardboards for making ‘Photoframes’ as well as plastic bottles and CDs for making ‘Flower Vases’.

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Choithram School’s Efforts Applauded at the National Level

August 14, 2015

The school team comprising of Manas Jain and Purva Bharadwaj of class X along with and Mrs. Deepali Ahirao, faculty Social Science Department, Senior School won the second prize in ‘Endeavour: a project on Community Service’ in ‘Reflection- International Youth Fest for History and Civics’ organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow from August 10 to 14, 2015. The students showcased the work done by the school students in rendering service to members of the community particularly with people less fortunate than themselves. Ms. Reshma Dave and Ms. Sandhya Arondekar are the Incharges of Community Service Club. The students competed with 63 schools from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Gratitude Towards People Who Help And Serve Us      

February 2015  

Students of classes IV to VIII made ‘Thank You’ cards for our helpers (conductors, maids, drivers) to express their gratitude towards them and also to make them feel special, as all of them play a vital role in our life.

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Visit to Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti (Orphanage)

January 24, 2015

To be a part of the noble cause, students of classes IX and X along with the teachers visited Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti orphanage on January 24, 2015. The students conducted one minute games and played songs for the less privileged children. The students also took old clothes, pens, chocolates for which quiet voices whispered ‘thank you’ to express gratitude. ‘Be the reason someone smiles today’ was very well reflected on the faces of students as they were successful in making the difference to the life of the less fortunate children.

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Students Make First Aid Box    

 January 2015

Any emergency can be handled easily with adequate preparation, including a medical one. A well stocked first aid kit, kept within easy reach is a must for every home. Preparing and maintaining a first aid kit is also a great way of teaching students about safety. In this connection, students of classes IX and X were taught how to make a first aid box to deal with any kind of emergency arising at home.

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Visit to Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti (Orphanage)    

December 27, 2014

Community Service Club students of class IV visited Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti Orphanage to bring cheer and share the feelings of less privileged children. Many games were conducted for the children of Bahuuddeshiya Seva Samiti by the students of club. Prizes were distributed to the winners.

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Paying Homage To Peshawar Victims

December 23, 2014

12 students of class 5 of the school visited Big FM radio station on December 23, 2014 to pay homage to the innocent children killed in Peshawar, Pakistan. One group of students recited poems, citing that the children killed in Peshawar were also waiting for Santa to give them gifts this Christmas. They gave messages for maintaining peace and harmony in the world and ended with the song ‘Heal the World’. Another group of children wished the listeners ‘Merry and Safe Christmas’ and sang Christmas carols.

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Reaching Out for a Noble Cause

December 18, 2014

As a part of ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach A Man to Fish’ organization, students of Choithram School, Manik Bagh are helping to become business leaders of tomorrow, gaining hands-on experience of running a business successfully and reaching out to the children of lesser God. The students produced compost in the school premises and sold it to parents, teachers, people residing in the vicinity of the school and horticulturists at Rs. 10 per kg during the PTMs.  The profits generated by the business have been used for rendering help to the less fortunate ones as a philanthropic endeavour to create an unbreakable bond. The students distributed 10 solar lamps to the needy school going children of village Harniyakhedi which will enable them to study when there are erratic power cuts in these villages. The under privileged children of Bahu Uddeshiya Sewa Samiti, an orphanage were given 30 story books to spread the gift of literacy. The visually impaired children of the Blind School at Prakash Nagar were given Braille slates and ‘type’, a specialized tool to ease them with mathematical calculations. Reaching out for a noble cause enabled the Choithramians to realize the feeling of joy that giving engenders.

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Visit to Old Age Home 

November 17, 2014

‘You and I are old; Old age hath yet his honour and his toil.’ Students of Community Club of the school visited the second inning’s house on November 17, 2014 accompanied with the teachers. The manager introduced the residents of the old age home and briefed about the working and management of the old age home. The green, calm, serene and pollution-free atmosphere conveyed the sound health and hygiene of the old people. Around 80 people deserted and neglected by their loved ones in the sunset years of life live there longing to share the grief and fond memories. To break the monotony, the students staged a skit which brought smile on their wrinkled faces and made them forget their sufferings for a while. The little child in the old came to life again when the children started tambola, passing the parcel, songs, poems and a lot more. Students talked to the old people sharing their experiences and received blessings. A sense of care, compassion and responsibility in the students could be seen during the entire visit making it an experience to cherish forever.

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Service to Man is Service to God’ Stressed by Philanthropist Mr. Rajan Ranade 

November 15, 2014

As a part of Community Club activity, a notable philanthropist Mr. Rajan Ranade visited the school on November 15, 2014. The visit aimed to make students understand the value of selfless service. Mr. Ranade has been rendering his service for the old and destitute for four years after his retirement from the bank. He urged the students to spend time with their grandparents in sharing their joys, sorrows and loneliness as they are the valuable asset in the family instilling moral values and culture in children. But grandparents are abandoned, ignored and forced to live in isolation due to nuclear families. He expressed concern over the alarming increase of old age homes in Indore and also shared woes of old in these homes, plight of orphans in the orphanage and informed about the upcoming day care school for tribal children. He asked students to donate old clothes, woollens for the hapless as a small step can make a huge difference to these children. His pleasant disposition was effective in imparting the lesson that ‘life has been favourable to you, but you have to give back to society what you have got from it and the best way is to be of service to your fellowmen.’

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Visit to Shradhananda Ashram (Orphanage)

 October 17, 2014

The Community Service Club students of class V planned a visit to Shradhananda Ashram (orphanage) to display empathy to mankind. Ms. Amita Lalwani conducted the workshop for the children of orphanage and guided them to make lanterns. The involvement of the less

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Awareness About Excessive Drinking of Soft Drinks

September 2014

Students of classes VIII and IX chose to solve the problem of excessive drinking of soft drinks amongst the youth and elderly people when they learnt about the devastating side effects of these drinks by performing experiments in the laboratory. They observed that the amount of cold drinks consumed by each person per day exceeded the limit of sugar and caffeine per day. They decided to first conduct a survey in the neighbourhood and in the school and find out the intake of soft drinks by the people, then performed the experiments in the school, spoke to students in the school during the morning assembly time as well as people in the neighbourhood and made them aware about the harmful effects of these drinks.  The Facebook page ‘Choithram School – Say No To Soft Drinks’ also helped them in reaching the target audience. They felt that their efforts though small might help in creating a positive change in the health of people.

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Awareness on Water Conservation Through Mime Presentation

August 22, 2014

Through a well synchronized mime presentation, students of class VIII  made the village folk of Harniyakhedi village aware about the importance of water and ways to conserve it. They showcased how we human beings have not paid any importance to water conservation and wasted water in the past which has led to the problem of water shortage in today’s age. A day may come in the near future when we would be compelled to buy water at exorbitant rates for fulfilling our basic needs. The presentation left an impact on the viewers as they tried to introspect themselves and realized the need for using this precious resource judiciously.

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Puppet Show To Educate The Villagers About Water Conservation

August 22, 2014

Students of class VI of Community Service Club of the school visited Harniyakhedi village on August 22, 2014 and educated the villagers about the importance of water and ways to conserve it through a puppet show. The animals puppets – the elephant, the deer, the frog, the mouse and the monkey were perplexed as they did not get enough water to drink and bathe. They blamed the human beings for this alarming situation of water shortage and gave a clarion call to the human beings to make assiduous efforts to save this essential resource.

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Poster Making Event on Water Conservation

August 19 & 20, 2014

To make students aware about water problem in India, a Poster Making Event on ‘Water Conservation’ was organized for students of classes VI to VIII. Students learnt about the problem of water shortage, different ways in which they can conserve water as well as make members of their community aware about this grave problem.

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 Making Rakhis For Underprivileged Children

August 4 to 6, 2014

To make the students realize the stark reality of the poor section of the society, the members of Community Service Club of classes VI to VIII made rakhis during their club activity periods from August 4 to 6, 2014. The rakhis when gifted by the students to these children of the lower strata on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan brought a smile on the faces of the latter.  The activity also sensitized our students to be empathetic towards their brethren.

Making Rakhis For Underprivileged Children

 Visit To Blind School

August 2, 2014

Students of class V visited Helen Keller Blind School at Prakash Nagar on Saturday, August 2, 2014 accompanied by their class teachers. The visually challenged children demonstrated the way of writing and reading Braille Script. The students not only realized the importance of sense organs but also understood the power of hard work in achieving one’s goal.

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Spreading the Gift of Literacy Amongst the Underprivileged

July, 2014

To spread the gift of literacy among the underprivileged members of the society, Choithramians stepped forward to help their brethren by donating books.  Students of class IV to VIII brought old as well as new books from home. These books were given to Rotary Club of Indore to be distributed amongst the members of the lower strata of the society.  The activity sensitized the students towards a noble cause.

Spreading the Gift of Literacy Amongst the Underprivileged

Singing to Fund Education of Poor Students  

June 22, 2014

Pulkit Jain, a student of class XI Commerce of the school has used his talent of singing for a social and educational cause. From the tender age of eight years he took the responsibility of collecting funds to educate underprivileged children. He has toured many cities to spread the message of educating underprivileged kids.  More than 1100 children have been provided quality education through the funds generated from his 40 concerts.  In his concert on June 22, 2014, his NGO (Pulkit Educational and Social Welfare Foundation) will use the proceeds to fund a water cooler and furniture for a government school in Vijay Nagar.  The money will also be used to partially fund the education of four engineering and chartered accountancy students.

Singing to Fund Education of Poor Students

Fundraising For Hearing Impaired

March 24, 2014

As responsible members of the society, students of classes III to IX and staff members collected a sum of `10,790 on March 24, 2014 on the occasion of 56th Flag Week of the Deaf to help the hearing impaired members of the society.

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Extending Helping Hand to the Members of Yatna Yuva Sankalp                                       

 August 2013 & January 2014                                                                               

Staff members bought chocolates on August 15, 2013 while parents and students of the Junior Wing bought chocolates and bouquets made of artificial flowers prepared by the visually challenged children of Yatna Yuva Sankalp during the PTM on January 18, 23 and 24, 2014.

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Choithramians Raise Their Voice Against Heinous Crimes Committed On Women In A Street Play
November 27, 2013

To create awareness in the society for rights of women, a street play focusing on ‘Heinous Crimes Committed on Women’ was staged by class XI students of Choithram School, Manik Bagh at Krishnapura Chhatri on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.  The issues of grave concern like eve teasing, dowry menace and sexual harassment were highlighted in the play. Students carried placards with various messages like:  (1) If you don’t respect women, why do you worship Goddesses? (2) If you do not respect a woman, you are only half a man (3) Women are a nation’s pride, then why do they suffer such a plight? (4) Break the silence on men’s violence! The play grabbed the attention of the audience leaving a deep impact and allowing them to introspect themselves.

 

Fundraising For Distribution of Solar Lamps

October 2013                                                                                                         

Considering it our social responsibility to illumine the homes of the unprivileged ones, students of classes VI to XII and staff members collected a sum of  ` 20,900 to supply solar lamps to the school going children in the villages of Borkhedi and Harniyakhedi that are devoid of electricity.

Fundraising For Distribution of Solar Lamps

Visually Challenged Students Of  Yatna Yuva Sankalp Perform At Choithram School, Indore On The Occasion Of Independence Day
August 15, 2013

The 67th Independence Day of India was celebrated with gaiety and fervour at Choithram School, Manik Bagh on August 15, 2013.  The special guests of the day, the underprivileged children of Yatna Yuva Sankalp gave soul stirring performances. Their confidence, determination and professional presentation left an indelible impression upon everyone. The Principal appreciated the performance of the Yatna Yuva Sankalp.

 

Visit to Helen Keller Blind School
July 24, 2013

Students of class V visited the Helen Keller Blind School at Prakash Nagar on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 accompanied by their teachers.  They interacted with the visually handicapped students and gained insight on how these students read and write with the help of braille script. They also saw the mobile phones used by them which had speaking software.  The students learnt the ‘joy of giving’ when they gifted the blind students three braille slates and pledged to do something for them in the future

 

Choithramians Donate Generously For The Victims of Uttarakhand
July 16, 2013

As responsible citizens, Choithramians felt it was their prime duty to help their brethren who were suffering at the hands of nature’s fury in Uttarakhand. A cheque of Rs. one lakh fifty six thousand as Choithram School, Manik Bagh’s contribution towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund was handed over to the District Collector, Mr. Akash Tripathi by the School Head Girl Soumya Ajmera and the School Head Boy Ravi Agrawal on July 16, 2013. Students from classes III to XII along with the teachers of the school contributed generously towards this noble cause.

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Visit To Matru Chhaya Orphange
July 12, 2013

‘Many people do not realize what they have and lament for what they don’t have.’ Similar thoughts were generated by 40 students of class VII when they visited the orphanage ‘Matru Chhaya’ on July 12 , 2013 as a part of Community Service Club Activity.
The students accompanied by two teachers spent some time with the less privileged children who were of the age group 2 months to 5 years. They with their caretakers, lived like a family. The children were touched to see how the small babies with an innocent smile lived cheerfully. They had never imagined that such a world also exists where children are devoid of the parental love and care. They developed an optimistic approach towards life and learnt to value their parents and everything in their life and thank God for what they have. The Community Service members took a pledge that when they grow up, they would definitely do something for the less privileged.

Session on Burn Prevention By UK Medical Students

June 17, 2013

An interactive session on ‘Burn Prevention’ was organized for class X members of the Community Service Club of the school on June 17, 2013.  The resource persons were Dr. John Gibson and Ms. Sophie Smith from Cardiff University, UK and Birmingham University, UK respectively. Dr. John and Ms. Sophie apprised the students about burn mortality and the factors that can lead to burn prevention, viz., improved housing and basic amenities, proper regulation and design of industrial products, proper storage of flammable substances and supervision of children.  They also made the students aware about the first aid to be rendered to patients suffering from burns. The information garnered by the students will enable them to disseminate the same when they visit the rural areas as a part of their Community Service project.

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Touching Lives… !
Programme For The Children of ‘Bahu Uddeshiya Seva Samiti’, An Orphanage At Choithram School
February 9, 2013
It was a very special day on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Choithram School, Manik Bagh, when the initiative taken by the members of the Community Awareness Club bore fruits. Class IX and X students of Community Service Club arranged a special programme for the children of ‘Bahu Uddeshiya Seva Samiti’, an orphanage.
The children were traditionally welcomed with a tilak and a card. Principal Mr. Rajesh Awasthi addressed the gathering and stressed on the importance of good deeds and values through short stories. He also appreciated the efforts of the club members who managed to fill colours in someone’s life, at least for a day and told the children to imbibe these values in their lives.
The students presented a cultural programme which included songs and dances and also invited these children for the same. The students were choked with emotion when the less privileged children sang ‘Itni Shakti Humein Dena Data’ flawlessly. Many exciting games were arranged for them and they also took them on a visit of the school enthusiastically.  The less privileged children heartily enjoyed the special treatment given to them and freely interacted with the students.

It was evident from the event that the altruism and empathy are indeed alive in the elite group of children and they do care for the society.

 

Joy of Giving – Visit to Bahu Udeshya Orphanage, Hawa Bungalow
December 22, 2012

‘Release the joy that is inside of another, and you release the joy that is inside of you.’ Keeping this in mind, members of Community Service Club collected used/old/new winter clothes from students of Senior Wing from December 14 to 20, 2012. 54 students of classes VI to VIII accompanied by three teachers visited Bahu Uddeshya orphanage on December 22, 2012 and distributed these clothes and edible items to the children. After a formal round of introductions, the orphans shared their experiences with our school students. Our students wanted to spend some more time at the orphanage; spending one and a half hours seemed less for them. The visit indeed sensitized our students and aroused a feeling of empathy in them.

Bringing Smile On The Faces Of Underprivileged Children
An Activity By The Children And For The children
December
 20, 2012

As a part of Community Service Club of the school, we partnered with Naidunia’s initiative of SMILE, an activity by the children and for the children. Students of Nursery to class V enthusiastically brought used/new toys and clothes to school from December 14 to December 20, 2012. These were collected by Naidunia personnel from the school on December 22, 2012 and donated to underprivileged children on December 24 & 25, 2012. The initiative helped in bringing a smile on the faces of the children of Lesser God and enabled our children to learn the joy of giving and helping the needy.

Joy of Giving – Visit to Jyoti Niwas Orphanage, Rajkiya Bal Shikshan Orphanage and Helen Keller Blind School
November 12, 2012

‘We can feel the real joy of giving when we’re doing something for others knowing that we’re simply doing it for ourselves – we’re doing it for our own joy.’

Students of classes VI to X collected biscuits, wafers, chips, cold drinks, chocolates for the underprivileged children. Members of the Interact Club distributed the same on their visit to Jyoti Niwas Orphanage, Rajkiya Bal Shikshan Orphanage and Helen Keller Blind School on November 12, 2012 and November 27, 2012. Interacting with the orphans and blind, the Interact Club members realized the feeling of joy that giving engenders.

 

Fundraising For Blind By Students And Teachers
October 29, 2012 – November 9, 2012

To make a real difference to the lives of visually impaired people and help them to lead an independent life, students of classes VI to X and staff members collected a sum of Rs. 2900 for the blind. This money was sent to National Association for the Blind in Indore which is working for the welfare of the blind by providing them training, employment and rehabilitation.

 

Visit To Harsola Village To Create Environmental Awareness Amongst The Rural Children 
September 26, 2012

Stressing on ‘Community Environmental Awareness’, Choithramians decided to go beyond the rural-urban divide and realized that issues like lack of environmental and hygiene awareness need to be addressed at the grass root level.
A group of seven students of class XII – Jayesh Balani, Priyesh Sawlani, Ajinkya Mujumdar, Khushboo Kashyap, Janhavi Manjrekar and Vallaki Patni accompanied by teachers Mrs. Kshamta Ram and Mr. Dheeraj Sharma visited Harsola village on September 26, 2012.  Harsola’s secondary level government school gave the students an opportunity to interact with the rural youth. This activity proved to be a refreshing and innovative one, as they interacted with the future of Harsola, which if aware, could aware the whole village.

 

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Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking – Poster Making Event
June 26, 2012

The global war against drug abuse and illicit trafficking has gained momentum over the years. Undoubtedly, drugs can hold individuals to ransom, triggering a negative effect on an entire family and community. To create awareness amongst the students about the menace of drugs, a poster making event for the school students was organized on June 26, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Students of class VI to VIII expressed their ideas on the sub-theme ‘Act Locally, Effect Globally; while class IX to XII students colourfully expressed ‘An Idea Can Change The World’.

        

Reaching Out For A Noble Cause                                                                                      December 18, 2014

As a part of ‘School Enterprise Challenge’ an initiative of UK based NGO ‘Teach A Man to Fish’ organization, students of Choithram School, Manik Bagh are helping to become business leaders of tomorrow, gaining hands-on experience of running a business successfully and reaching out to the children of lesser God. The students produced compost in the school premises and sold it to parents, teachers, people residing in the vicinity of the school and horticulturists at Rs. 10 per kg during the PTMs.  The profits generated by the business have been used for rendering help to the less fortunate ones as a philanthropic endeavour to create an unbreakable bond. The students distributed 10 solar lamps to the needy school going children of village Harniyakhedi which will enable them to study when there are erratic power cuts in these villages. The under privileged children of Bahu Uddeshiya Sewa Samiti, an orphanage were given 30 story books to spread the gift of literacy. The visually impaired children of the Blind School at Prakash Nagar were given Braille slates and ‘type’, a specialized tool to ease them with mathematical calculations. Reaching out for a noble cause enabled the Choithramians to realize the feeling of joy that giving engenders.