In an effort to curb the ‘use of crackers’ during Diwali Celebrations; practices of ‘burning straw’, that cause much pollution & damage to the environment, and to help save the girl child from evils of feticide, students of Akal Academy at village Dhanal Kalan, gathered together with Teachers and Staff members to organize a rally […]
In an effort to curb the ‘use of crackers’ during Diwali Celebrations; practices of ‘burning straw’, that cause much pollution & damage to the environment, and to help save the girl child from evils of feticide, students of Akal Academy at village Dhanal Kalan, gathered together with Teachers and Staff members to organize a rally across villages & areas in vicinity to benefit from maximum outreach for their appeal.
The ‘Awareness Rally’, was conducted through joint efforts of Akal Academy Dhanal Kalan and the ‘Interact Club Jalandhar Central’. The rally was addressed by S.Gurdev Kaur Sangha – Chairperson-Shiromani Akali Dal(women), Akriti Mehta – Trainee Pilot from Air Force, Dr. G.P Singh and Principal Harpreet Kaur; who explained about the damage caused by the evils of the society whilst appealed for support to spread awareness for their complete removal from the society.
Preparations for the rally had commenced a week before Diwali, the students were given informational and motivational insights about the agenda, each morning during the daily assembly session, through lectures, skits & thought sharing sessions.
The event concluded with the terminal phase of the rally; which started from Mann Medicity Hospital (Khambra), went through Nangal Purdil, Dhanal Kalan to finally reach the Academy for conclusion.
Throughout the rally, students did a splendid job at carrying and speaking slogans while appealing for the causes to the people of the village en route. The spectators appreciated the work & efforts of the children and the Academy’s initiative and pledged to save environment in every possible way!
The rally was led by the ‘Gatka’ squad of the Academy, under the command of Satnam Singh (Gatka Master); the Gurdwara Committee of Khambra organized for the refreshments for the students and staff during the course of the rally.
During the event, also present amongst the invited guests were, S.Ujjagar Singh, S.Santokh Singh (Delhi Paints), Mr. Rajesh Dutta (President Rotary Club, Jalandhar Central), Dr. J.S Mann (M.D. of Mann Medicity, D.S. Anand, Mr. Om Prakash, Interact Club In-charge – Manjeet Singh, President – Sahibpreet Singh, Secretary Arshpreet Kaur and all Akal Academy & Akal Teacher Training Institute(women) staff members.
~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 9th Nov ’13