IIMPACT’S ANNUAL FUNCTION ORGANISED AT MAHUA KHURD VILLAGE OF ALWAR ON NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Every year 14 November is celebrated as Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Every year IIMPACT celebrates this day with young children in the form of our Annual Function. Girls studying in IIMPACT’s learning centers participate in cultural programmes organized in one of the project areas, prizes are distributed to the girls who have passed their class V exams and IIMPACT’s board members and donors utilize this event to interact with the community members and beneficiaries of IIMPACT. On this day IIMPACT provides them with a platform to celebrate their childhood.
This year the Annual Function was celebrated at village Mahua Khurd in District Alwar of Rajasthan for the simple reason that this is one of the oldest village where IIMPACT works. This village has seen tremendous change in the last years as a result of IIMPACT’s presence.
The community members welcomed the guests from IIMPACT . IIMPACT alumni came to the function wearing their present school uniforms almost as evidence of the change that IIMPACT has brought in their lives. They are the ones who performed so well in their passing out exams from IIMPACT, class V, they are the ones now creating waves in the higher schools where they are studying.
Besides the older batches, over 200 girls who have just passed class V with fantastic results were also present on this occasion.There were prizes waiting for them as well.
Among those attending were donors of IIMPACT, board members and people working at IIMPACT: Mr. Rohit Arora of Titan, Mr. Imran Jafar of Gaja Capital and Sabu Joseph of SC Johnson – supporters of IIMPACT. From among the board members of IIMPACT were Mrs. and Mr. Krishan Dhawan -President of IIMPACT, Mr. Anil Tandon, Founding President of IIMPACT, Mr. G. Srinivasan, Secretary IIMPACT, Mr. Amal Jajodia, Treasurer of IIMPACT and Mr. Devraj Singh. From among the staff members of IIMPACT those present include Mrs. Nirmala Tandon, COO, Mr. Awan Sharma, Accountant and project officers, Mr. Abhishek Gaur, Mr. Rajesh Dhabhai and Mr. Kalyan Singh.
The event was marked by the traditional Rajasthani welcome of Rajasthan. The fact that Rajasthan is the area where IIMPACT first stepped into with its objective of girl Child Education added to the significance of the event.