250 children paint “Khushi” in Udaipur
Udaipur: A child’s mind is like a fertile ground on which ideas can be grown. Indeed the children have the power to change the world, it is only a matter of sensitising them of the social issues that the world has to deal with.
With this thought, Hindustan Zinc – a Vedanta Group Company in Zinc-Lead-Silver business, organized “Khushi Creative Workshop” for the children of classes 6th to 12th. On 23rd November 2016, Udaipur saw 250 kids from the schools – Delhi Public School Udaipur, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Seedling School, Ryan International, The Study, Bohra Youth School, DAV, St. Mary’s Convent, Vidya Bhawan and St. Matthews exhibiting their thoughts on child care.
Carried out at over 10 popular locations of Udaipur – Delhi Gate, Saheliyon ki Badi, Sukhadiya Circle, Chetak Circle, Field Club, Gulab Bagh, Panchwati, Fatehpura, Science College along with Hindustan Zinc Office-Yashad Bhawan – 8 selected students from each of the schools painted on one of the 8 pre-identified child care themes – Child Marriage, Child Abuse, Child Beggary, Save the Girl Child, Child Trafficking, Child Labour, Child Malnutrition and Child Education.
Along with the painting competition, the schools displayed their enthusiasm for Khushi and actively conducted performances of band, skits and interesting street plays along with choir. The students played instruments like drums, harmonium, bagpipers etc., dramatized various issues relating to child care and women empowerment, raised banners and placards and also sang touching songs.
The founder of project “Khushi”, and Head Corporate Communication – Hindustan Zinc, Pavan Kaushik informed that the schools have shown keen interest and in a span of about 5 days he met about 3000 students and the children were found keen to bring necessary change in the society.
“While the Government is taking forward Digital India, Make in India and Skill India, there is a dire need to initiate Human Resources of India. The country is passing through a transition period. We are growing at each front but we also have to see what future generation has in store for India. About 6 crore children in India are deprived of health, education and nutrition. India contributes to largest child deaths, largest malnourished children and largest street children in the world. The future generation that is expected to take the country forward need to be addressed today.” Pavan Kaushik said.
In this Khushi Creative Workshop, children aimed to reach out to about 75% of Udaipur population and convey sensitivity of children of Udaipur towards child related issues.
A designated jury took rounds to all the 10 locations and motivated school children for the cause. The jury also made the children understand the concept and how they perceived and dealt with delicate issues painted on the canvas.
The winners will be later awarded at a ceremony at Hindustan Zinc office -Yashad Bhawan in Udaipur.
Pavan Kaushik also informed that “Hindustan Zinc has been working to provide nutrition, health and education to deprived children in Rajasthan through association with Anganwadis. As part of promoting the cause of child care Hindustan Zinc launched project “Khushi” about 5 years back. The objective of “Khushi” is to bring together similar minds that can then drive the cause of child care. Project “Khushi” has over 200,000 followers across the world and everyone wants to help the deprived children. There is no donation required and neither do we accept. We just want people to develop a sense of responsibility towards these children” said Pavan Kaushik.
Earlier, Khushi had organized workshops for the slum children on education, health and sanitation, nutrition and moral values.