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My Dream - Event II

posted Nov 29, 2010, 6:42 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 29, 2010, 9:35 PM by Vivek Shivaprabhu ]

The second event of 'My Dream - Nanna Kanasu' was organized in the premises of Gandhinagar High School, Kumara Park West, Bangalore. Since our aim was to target under-privileged students/schools, Bharath and I were taken aback when we first saw the school from outside. Though it was a Government High School, it didn't look one bit like the ones we are accustomed to seeing. The school was very well maintained thanks to the wonderful Head-master and his supporting staff who take special interest in all the aspects of running a school. But the students who are part of this school are from under-privileged sections.

As planned, the entire strength of the school (which was about 110) was divided into two groups. The short-film screening and the quiz event were conducted in parallel to each group separately one after another so that none of them missed the two events.

The quiz was well conducted by Ashwini. She was ably supported by Ullas and his parents. Prizes, in the form of books, were distributed to all the winners. Archana was to compere for the film-screening event and she did a wonderful job.

The children enthusiastically participated in both the events and their response was amazing. They were thoroughly enjoying. And for us, it was heartening to see the smiles on their faces. We were truly humbled by the overwhelming response and the feedback that we received from both the students as well as the teaching staff was very encouraging and it has made our resolve, to take this initiative - 'Education through Short Films' - to as many schools as possible, even stronger.

As usual, the team 'Nirantara' was instrumental in providing a great support without which it would have been impossible to organize this event. Thank You Nirantara.

I, on behalf of by2coffee films, thank you all who were part of this event directly or indirectly and helped to make this event a great success.

I also thank our donors whose generosity, am sure, will go a long way in the success of this initiative.

I was very happy and so were the other members of by2coffee team. I could sleep with a smile on my face that night. A truly satisfying day!

~ Guru