Kolkata, February 27, 2016: Kalyani – a Bikram Dasgupta Foundation – successfully held today the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016 at the Globsyn Knowledge Campus, in Bishnupur, 24-Parganas (South), West Bengal. Nearly 450 children from 17 schools, between 6 years and 14 years of age, belonging to Classes I to VIII, thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the four-hour programme of fun and games, as did the teachers and principals of their schools and their parents, in the various events planned for them. All those who run Kalyani felt immensely happy at achieving the objective they had laid down for the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016 – to ignite aspirations among 850 underprivileged children, mothers and teachers of semi-urban areas through a platform which allows them to exhibit their talents on the theme ‘Inventions & Inventors’.
The volunteering partner of Kalyani for the Ananda Utsab is the Globsyn Business School. Students of the Globsyn Business School, under the aegis of the Kalyani Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF), work in tandem with Kalyani to foster community welfare as a part of their “Care for Society” work which enable them to connect to the society for their holistic development.
The 17 schools whose children, teachers and principals took part in the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016 were Shishu Samsad Nursery School, Pirtala High School (H.S.), Amtala Ghoshpara F.P. School, Udayrampur Pallysree Sikshayatan Junior Basic School, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Nivedita Pathbhavan, Rotary Siksha Kendra, Mount Litera Zee School DHR, Vidya Nagar Vidya Bhavan, La Martini, St. Joseph Bright School, Amtala Nivedita F.P School, Amtala Nivedita Balika Vidyalay, Gabberia Chhatrabandhu Vidyapith (H.S.), Udairampur Pallisree Sikshayatan (H.S.), Bishnupur Grihasree Sikshayatan for Girls, Banstala Bhairabi Vidyapith F. P. School and Barkey Free Primary School — all in various areas around the Globsyn Knowledge Campus in the 24-Parganas (South) district.
The theme of the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016 was ‘Inventions & Inventors’. While the children took part in Sit and Draw and Fancy Dress Competitions and a Puppet Show, there was a recitation event for their school teachers and principals, an Antakshari Competition between the teachers and the children’s parents, and also a Sankha Bajano Competition and an exhibition of handicrafts made by the children’s mothers. Happiness at the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016 was spread all around…
There were prizes for the various events, and the Guest of Honour, Moubani Sorcar, was the judge for the Fancy Dress Competition, while renowned artists judged the entries for the Sit and Draw Competition.
Commenting on the Kalyani Ananda Utsab 2016, Mrs. Ranjana Dasgupta, Managing Trustee, Kalyani – a Bikram Dasgupta Foundation – said, “An important part of living a happy and fulfilling life includes being part of a close-knit community, where we can share, help and support people we care about. It also includes being kind to strangers, and learning to replace envy and anger with understanding and empathy. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing our own life that we forget to help others. It is this thought which led to the birth of Kalyani and events like the Ananda Utsab, through which we want to touch the lives of under-privileged children and mothers by igniting aspirations among them, while providing a fun-filled experience.”
Kalyani – a Bikram Dasgupta Foundation – is a not-for-profit foundation with a credo of “Touching Human Lives,” and has been designed to create a more equitable social fabric around us by giving back to the most needy sections of society. Backed by Mr. Bikram Dasgupta, an IT entrepreneur of International repute, the foundation has been named after his mother Kalyani – one who has been the biggest source of inspiration in his life.