Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India.”-Essay competition conducted in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Award recipient students of SEVAI Shanthi MHS School
The National Insurance Company Limited, Trichy, an undertaking of Government of India conducted essay competition for students of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary Higher Secondary School as a part of observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week during the week in which the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (31st October) falls. C.Kannadasan, Senior Divisional Manager National Insurance Company Limited, Trichy handed over the winners of the essay competitions. The winner essay highlighted the need to motivate stakeholders to collectively participate in the fight against corruption and also aims at raising public awareness regarding the damaging consequences of corruption the Vigilance Awareness
Anti-corruption Awareness message addressed
Week is being observed from 29th October to 3rd November, 2018 on the theme “
Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India.” The National Insurance Branch Manager spoke on importance of creation of awareness on the ill-effects of corruption amongst school students. In this regard, as per Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidance  the various activities such as lectures, panel discussions, debates, quiz, essay writing, slogans, competitions on moral values, ethics, good governance practices etc. are being organized across the country. School correspondent K.Govindaraju appreciated Government of India for taking steps to eradicate corruption at all levels. Earlier, Vice Principal of the School, Mrs.Meena welcomed the gathering and Mrs.Kala proposed vote of thanks in the presence of Mr.A.Ganesan.the Gist of winning essays highlighted, the anti-corruption ideas and students are able to give deep analysis on the ill effects of corruption,
“Corruption is poisonous and is and the misuse of public property, position, power and authority for fulfilling the selfish purposes to gain personal satisfactions. Corruption affects the growth of the individual as we well as the nation and reduces income. Some people wrongly uses someone else money for their own sake. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, economically and politically. Several benefits are given by the government of India to the poor people on the basis of various rules and regulations to bring social awareness among common people as well as equality in the society. However, poor people are not getting benefited of those advantages given by the government as many officers doing corruption secretly in between the channel before reaching to the poor people. Corruption is seen everywhere in the society just like an infectious disease. Corruption has been spread in the common public lives, politics, central governments, state governments, businesses, industries, etc. It has not left any field. Youths of the country should also need to be aware of all the reasons of corruption and get together to solve it in group. Increasing level of the corruption needs to take some heavy steps to get control over it. It is the need of the hour to eliminate corruption from our county”-. Kris

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Follow up of rescued children should be given top priority in the area of care and protection of a child.

CHG Meeting held on 30,Oct  2018
"Follow up of Rescued children are to be given utmost importance for care and protection of the Children" shared by Shri.N.Muthukumar,Station Manager of Trichirapalli Railway Station Manager. Shri..N.Muthukumar.Railway Children India, (RCI-SEVAI-Society for Education Village Action and Improvement) Child Help Group (CHG) meeting for the month of October 2018 was conducted on 30, October in SMR Chamber, Railway Junction, Trichirapalli, Southern Railways Division.Mr.N.Muthukumar, Station Manager, Railway Junction, Trichirapalli presided over the CHG meeting. The Station Manager appreciated the good work done by RCI-SEVAI and appealed all the stake holders to help the RCI-SEVAI and Railway for the rescue the children in need of Care and Protection. K.Govindaraju, Director SEVAI presented the data of the rescued children in need at Trichy Railway Junction. Director SEVAI reported as of 30th Oct 2018 since January 2018, 657 children have been rescued, out whom boys were 599, girls were 58. The rescue for the month of September was 70, boys were 61 and girls were 9 and for the month of October as of date the rescue was for 62 children, out of whom boys are 51 and girls are 11. RCI-SEVAI Counselor Sukumaran reported that 493 children are in follow up.Mr. Muthukumar congratulated RCI/ SEVAI, the RPF Personnel and Commercial Staff associated with Trichirapalli Railway Junction those were felicitated by Shri.R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway and Railway Children in the esteemed  presence of Shri P.K.Mishra, Addl General Manager, Shri Birendra Kumar, Principal Chief Security Commissioner- RPF, Shri Sanjay Tiwari, Strategic Alliance Manager, Railway Children NGO and other invitees for their outstanding contribution for protection of children. Mr. Muthukumar, Station Manager, Railway Junction an article appreciated about the facilitation program in local Daily in English and asked RCI-SEVAI to display the article in an enlarged size so that the stake holders and passengers/public will be able to understand the role of Child Help Desk rescuing  the children in need for Care and Protection. Mr. Muthukumar, Station Manager, Railway Junction also suggested honouring the grass root level stake holders in near future in an appropriate date and time by RCI-SEVAI. The Station Manager appreciated for the follow-up; after rescue and sheltering children undertaken by RCI-SEVAI personnel.
RCI-SEVAI Counselor Sukumaran highlighted that 493 children are in follow up. Mr.Murali Kumar, Outreach Coordinator, RCI- SEVAI stated that 657 children were rescued successfully with the support of Railway stake holders on average of 2- 3 rescuing children a day. Mr.Sujit Kumar Roy, the Inspector of RPF stated that RPF will work hand in hand with RCI-SEVAI in rescuing children those need care and protection from trains and Railway premises and hand them over to the safe and secure hands of Approved NGOs Such as RCI/SEVAI,Child Welfare Committee, other legal rehabilitation institutions established by Law as per the Railways Standard Operating procedure (SOP), to ensure care and protection of children in contact with Railways jointly developed by Ministry of Railways , National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and Ministry of Women and Child Development. Mr.Sujit Kumar Roy assured that his office will his fullest cooperation for rescuing children those are need of care and protection. However, the Inspector of RPF conveyed that CWC is the legal body to deal with rescued children, those need care and protection.
Auto driver association Representatives, Chief  Health Inspector Staff Head, station level commercial staff member representatives requested RCI-SEVAI to put up information boards about child rescue with Child Assistance Booth   phone numbers in prominent and visible locations of  Railway station so that they can contact when they come across children in need of rescue for care and support. K.Govindaraju, Director SEVAI informed that the required permission has been obtained by DCM of Southern Railway and soon approved phamlets/information boards will be displayed with the guidance of Station Manager pertaining to the locations of display. S.Kalyanasundram, Chief Health Inspector,S.Sekar Sub Inspector, GRP,Y.Robert Jayaraj Chief Ticket Inspector,commercial inspector, Plat form Inspector participated  in this monthly review meeting and gave their valuable suggestions such as orientation on safe guarding Children in need of care  and protection; for Railway middle level functionaries.  Earlier, Shri.K.Govindaraju, Director, SEVAI welcomed the participants and Mr., M. Babu Ezhil Dasan, Project Coordinator,RCI-SEVAI proposed vote of thanks.-Kris

Monday, October 29, 2018

Amoor-Trichirapalli District women groups and Trichy based NGO congratulate Savitha Sridaran, Founder/CEO of Orora Global for receiving Innovative Leadership Award of Clean Energy leadership Institute.

Young women in Solar accessories assembling
Amoor-Trichirapalli District women
groups and a Trichy based NGO SEVAI( Savitha Sridaran, Founder/CEO of Orora Global for receiving Innovative Leadership Award of Clean Energy leadership Institute.Amoor-Trichirapalli District women groups are grateful to Savitha Sridharan for support for the support given to them for better quality of life improvement and also empowerment of women communities in Amoor cluster. Shanthi a women skill trainer as trained by Orora said,“Orora provides access to reliable renewable energy our communities focusing on individual families with affordable and reliable energy solutions; including lighting, circulation and cell phone charging.Oraro provided‘entrepreneurial opportunity' for us”. The Renewable Energy Training Center in SEVAI Centre Amoor was inaugurated by Mr. Andiappan Bala from Indian Institute of Technology Alumni on Jan 5, 2018 and we are extremely motivated to learn and have so far been able to bring high speed internet access to the rural communities.

We learnt basic practical engineering skills and apply them to fix any electronic appliance. We are also trained in Accounting and book keeping and marketing our products. We as Women are empowered in our ability to enjoy our right to control and benefit from the resources, assets, income and our own time, as well as the ability to manage risk and improve their economic status and well being. We were also able to cope up with life coping skills such as gender training combined with other key elements to integrate the power dimension and skills development into gender training with survival and development skills training. Thanks for the support extended by Orora headed by Savitha Sridaran.We are still to produce fans and we are in the process”-concluded by Shanthi.
Savitha receives Award

Savitha Sridharan states, “Orora Global, Inc. has leveraged state-of-the-art technology to develop a suite of products--all solar powered, to present impoverished individuals and communities with energy solutions. Our programs are designed to create more opportunities for women in clean energy and in building innovative, renewable solutions which provide a holistic and a long-term approach to community development. My commitment focuses on empowering women from rural communities with soft skills, helping them to become leaders within their communities.  Working in remote towns on such a fundamental issue as providing electricity, and hence, empowerment to women, echoes with my belief of making a difference. We have one dream for them--to create a safe environment for families and help the homeless communities to thrive in these regions by building off-grid homes with solar power. The communities
Savitha,the Founder/CEO, OREO
can learn the skill of building homes through community participatory design and installing solar products, which can provide people with means for economic livelihoods, thereby creating truly sustainable communities. A low-cost solar solution that helps power a home in a rural community is the aim of Orora Global. Our target is to train our enterprising women in rural India to be community leaders in several aspects of solar to be ready for lighting up their own communities”.-Kris

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Students are to keep key points in mind to score outstanding marks in Public Examination.

Mrs.Sribala enlightens the students on importance of Examination
Mrs.Sribala, an expert educationist enlightened SEVAI Shanthi Matric.Higher Secondary School,Pettavaithalai students   the key points in mind to score outstanding marks in Public Examination. Mrs.Sribala  further added, “Some students view examinations are mere punishment. We should think that it is only due to exams, we get to step the final stage of ambitions and also get an opportunity to live one’s dreams. The students should understand how to cope up with the exam pressure and even score maximum marks.  Before the students begin the writing answers in Examinations, they need to allocate time for every question. Few of the questions will need more time than others. Allot the time to each question based on the marks fixed to it. Should are to Check and Re-check their Answer Papers. Many of the students fall short of time to check their answer paper after finishing it. To avoid this, try to complete their exam paper at least 20 minutes before time so that the students can have enough time to check all their written answers. Moreover, the students also can see if each and every question has been numbered correctly or not and if by any chance there are any questions left unanswered. It is very important that the students are to look into their balancing their Writing. Illustrating too much for questions that do not need lengthy answers results in an apparent scarcity of time for other remaining questions. Similarly, if students write too little for questions that requires elongated answers, the students will end up missing main points or details of an idea. Invariably, the result will be loss of marks. But at the same time, if the students balance it out well they will apparently get higher marks in exam. It is also vital for Sequencing as the style of the writing is very vital. A notable point wise answer will absolutely earn more marks than a long piece of writing. The students are to highlight the answer point wise starting from the most important to the least important and pay a lot of attention to writing style. It may definitely fetch some bonus points. It is note worthy to practice beforehand in this arena so that the students write appropriately to get higher marks in exam. It is desired to use “Paragraphing”, In case of long answers where the students need to write in paragraphs adapt the method of paragraphing. After every three or four points, a new paragraph should commence. In addition, where there is an association of points, the following paragraph should begin with a transitional word like, ‘Consequently’, ‘Therefore’, ‘Nevertheless’ etc. and to get a good command over the language, one should read as many books as possible. Where ever possible emphasize students are to answer by drawing a diagram. The students can draw flow charts and illustrate their knowledge as the diagram should be effective and not shabby. It is very important to highlight the main points and words in students answer by underling the important phrase and Present answer as neat as possible without any cuts and strokes. Grammar plays a very significant role in getting higher marks in exam and as much as possible avoid all the obvious grammar as well as spelling mistakes. One way of achieving this is by reproducing all the answers in very simple and plain language
Student participants of SSMHSS
instead of using complex terms. If students want to score excellent marks in exam, they should not stuff their answers with any unwanted trash. Many pupils are under the impression that if they write more they will get more marks. However, the marks allotted are mainly for the quality writing and not just quantity, master the art of content writing and easily score effectively. The majority of the students take the value of handwriting very lightly. They do not understand that it is handwriting which brings in some extra marks. Yes, if your handwriting is neat, viable and easy to read then the examiner unconsciously or consciously checks generously and you get a few extra marks by the virtue of your good handwriting. Intelligibility counts and it is always appreciated and favored. Clear handwriting is indeed a way to get that high score in exams. The students are to make sure that they are fully attentive while writing the exam, both physically as well as mentally. Avoid any sort of distraction. Don’t look here and there and focus mainly on their paper. Also carry every necessary item with himself so that the students don’t have to ask as it may disturb others as well as your focus on the topic”.-Kris

Right to Survival, Right to Development, Right to Protection and Right to Participation are the child rights.

Brilliant Girls

Railway Children, India and SEVAI a Trichy based NGO, SEVAI in collaboration with Railway authorities have been undertaken CCRS-Care of Children in Railway Stations in Trichirapalli. In the staff review meeting on Saturday, Oct.27, K.Govindaraju,Director SEVAI shared , “There is a need to protect the children who run away from abusive situations at home or are lost and reach railway platforms, as they are extremely vulnerable to abuse by strangers thus needs child protection at railway stations become important. It is estimated that every five minutes, a child arrives alone at a railway station in India. These children are vulnerable and exposed to several risks. It is, therefore, important to strengthen the existing child protection mechanisms at the railway stations. Child rights are special Human rights which are applicable only to children. Child rights go beyond just human rights, which exist to ensure fair and proper treatment of people across the world, and promote their well-being. Children, defined as any person under the age of 18, need more than just human rights due to a set of unique needs
stemming from their vulnerabilities. The United Nations Convention defines a ‘child’ as a person below the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood younger. Biologically, a ‘child’ is defined as a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. Legally, a child is referred to as a human being between birth and the age he/she attains majority. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities these rights can broadly be classified into four major types: Right to Survival – to life, health, nutrition, name, nationality, Right to Development – to education, care, leisure, recreation, cultural activities, Right to Protection – from exploitation, abuse, neglect and Right to Participation – to expression, information, thought, religion. All children have the same right to develop their potential in all situations and at all times with equal access to education regardless of the child's gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, parentage, sexual orientation or other status. UNICEF considers child protection as the prevention of or responding to the incidence of abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect of children. This includes commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking, child labour and harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation/cutting and child marriage. Protection also allows children to have access to their other rights of survival, development, growth and participation. Child Protection is more than a right. It is system which needs the support of concerned departments of the government, police, school, civil society, who all have roles to play to ensure that a child's rights are met, and in the case that a child's rights are violated that the violator be brought to justice and care be provided to the child. Child protection is not only treatment, but should also be preventive. Risk management needs to take place to reduce the risk of violation of child rights in any given circumstance or space. Child protection is hence the means through which all other rights of a child can be upheld. A child has a right to live a normal childhood in a family environment to survive with better health, education, and food. Protection from violence extends even to family members, and children must not suffer ill-treatment or sexual or physical violence. This includes use of violence as a means of discipline. All
Innocent Boys
forms of sexual exploitation and abuse are unacceptable for children.
Rights of children are to participate in activities of the society, especially matters that may affect their life, to assemble peacefully and to join associations. Children's rights includes their right to association with both parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for physical protection, food, universal state-paid education, health care, and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child, equal protection of the child's civil rights, and freedom”.Mr.Jerome,FO-Railway Children insisted that all SEVAI-RCI Project functionaries need to strictly follow the Job Description and discharge their duties for achieving CCRS project a great benefit for the benefit of the children in need.-Kris

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Trichy Kalaiarangam has been modernized as a huge wedding hall

View of the Decorated Kalaiarangam Wedding hall

Trichy Kalaiarangam has been modernized as a huge wedding hall. The decision to convert the movie theatre into a marriage hall with a seating capacity of 1,500 persons was taken by the District Welfare Fund Committee in January 2018 at a cost of 2.5 crore including the cost of the utensils, seating arrangements  and Generator etc. The fully air conditioned marriage hall is equipped with a dining space with a capacity to accommodate 350 persons in one sitting. District Collector K.Rajamani, who also serves as Ex-officio President of District Welfare Fund Committee inaugurated recently the modernized Kalaiarangam Thirumana Mandapam in the esteemed presence of DWFC Treasurer, (SEVAI) K.Govindaraju, other Life Members and officials.-Kris