UDAIPUR: Hindustan Zinc awarded 27 students with “Khushi” Child Care Awards in a glittering ceremony organized at Hindustan Zinc’s Auditorium in Udaipur. Khushi Child Care Awards were given to students for their portrayal of various child-care themes on the canvas.
As part of creating awareness in Udaipur city on care for the deprived children, a creative workshop was organized by Hindustan Zinc under the project Khushi on 23 November 2016. 250 children of 10 schools had participated in the on-ground activity that also involved display of short skits.
Hindustan Zinc’s senior management honoured the children for their creative thoughts in the field of child labour, child beggary, atrocities of children, save the girl child, nutrition, education, child trafficking and child marriage which these children portrayed on the canvas.
The awards were presented by Sunil Duggal, CEO-Hindustan Zinc, Amitabh Gupta-CFO, Naveen Singhal-Director Projects, Vikas Sharma-COO (Smelters) and Laxman Shekhawat-COO (Mines).
Kendriya Vidyalaya (No.1) School received five awards on the paintings made by Het Choubisa, Vidhi Sharma, Saloni Jain, Gayatri Veerwal and Bhavya Soni. Seedling School received five awards on the paintings made by Mohd. Hyatt, Anuj Soni, Bhakti Jain, Vedansh Mali and Tanish Pagaria. Ryan International School also received five awards on the paintings drawn by Melvin Thomas, Prabreet Gambheer, Sandali Rathore, Vaishnavi Mehta and Saloni Rathore.
St. Mary’s School received four awards – Sakhshi Jain, Savi Prajapat, Shraddha Tiwari and Harmita Chundawat. Delhi Public School received two awards – Sarim Khan and Rohit Maida.
St. Matthews School received two awards – Swati Rathore and Khushi Paliwal. Bohra Youth Public School, The Study School, DAV School and Vidhya Bhawan School received one award each for the canvas drawn by Sara Khan, Misbah Khan, Ayush Dangi and Harsh Talesara respectively.
The jury members comprising Hansraj Choudhary – Senior Vice President -UCCI, Jenny Nicol – UK National – Khushi Ambassador, Shweta Dubey – Director Fusion Business Solutions, Ruchika Godha – Chief Operating Officer – Advaiya, Anita Sharma – Socialite and Kavita Barjatiya – Freelance Anchor for TV and Radio programmes, also decided to pick-up best of the best category awards and accordingly 5 winners were also declared who made the best paintings across all the 8 themes.
The winners were – Savi Prajapat from St. Mary’s School, Het Choubisa from Kendriya Vidyalaya (No.1) School, Sandali Rathore from Ryan International School, Gayatri Veerwal from Kendriya Vidyalaya and Saloni Rathore from Ryan International School who were awarded with trophies.
Each of the schools that participated in Khushi Creative Workshop has been recognized and a memento was presented. All the children who participated in the workshop have also been given certificate for their contribution.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Duggal emphasised on the need to continue with such efforts to sensitize the society towards care for the deprived children. Acknowledging the sentiments of children, he expressed his desire to display these paintings at various Units of the Company to promote care for the deprived children. He applauded the sentiments of children behind such thoughts.
Vikas Sharma, COO also appreciated the thoughts of children behind such projects and congratulated children for bringing such thoughts forward by way of depicting them on canvas.
Pavan Kaushik, Head – Corporate Communication and Founder of Khushi, introduced the thought of making Khushi Club in schools that can deliberate on the care for the deprived children and how schools can unite their activities towards a single focus on child care. With the Khushi Club the schools would also need to open Khushi Club that would facilitate all funds that are now still diverted. These funds can be then spent on a focused activity through decisions taken by the Khushi Club.