Saturday, February 23, 2008

A facelift for TBG Langadiyawas

Tilak Bal Gurukul an empowerment school of Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and Sarthak Manav Kushthashram (SMK) got a facelift on Saturday the 23rd Feb. 2008. TBG a project of IDF and SMK was started two years ago for the underprivileged children of Langadiyawas which is located in Ramgarh Tehsil in Jaipur (approx 25 kms from Jaipur). Most of the students of the school are first time school-goers in their families.

Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma, MLA, Jaipur Rural inaugurated Tilak Bal Gurukul in the `Community Hall' of Langadiyawas village. It was two years ago that TBG was started by SMK & IDF in the rural area of Jaipur in an old structure. Looking at the progress of the school function, Mr. Brij Kishore and the village authorities have decided to shift to TBG to the newly constructed `Community Hall'. Empowering children through education is the key to India's development, observed Mr.Brij Kishor Sharma and this exercise has a great relevance in Rajasthan, he added. He congratulated SMK and IDF for sustaining this programme and providing excellent education.

Mr. Suresh Kaul, President, Sarthak Manav Kushthashram presenting a report of TBG, Langadiyawas village said the efforts of the teachers and the students have borne fruit and they are blessed with a new building today. The teachers of TBG schools are very committed to the student education and they have brought about a lot of transformation in this village, he added.

Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, President of IDF paid compliments to SMK team in developing this noble project to a successful level. He also congratulated the dedicated teachers of TBGs for their excellent contribution in the moulding of students.

Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Co-ordinator, IDF outlined further programmes for strengthening student empowerment in Rajasthan. He quoted the latest rank of India rising high in the area of social transformation surpassing even Singapore. Education is the key to progress, he added.

Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) in its diversified activities has taken up rural development and education as the prime objectives. There are 15 empowerment classes/ schools established by IDF in different parts of India where complete education is given free of cost.

International dignitaries present at the function like Mrs. Thea Kosse Muckli and Mrs. Klara from Leben Ohne Lepra eV., Papenburg, Germany – Mr. Daniel Fillod from Club Nomades, France and Mrs. Christine Laloutte from CEHDYS congratulated the good work of Tilak Bal Gurukul and wished all the students good education.

TBG students staged a couple of dance programmes to entertain the gathering. Panchayat authorities and a large number of villagers were present to witness the occasion. Mr. Ramji Lal Jangid, Panchayat President, Langadiyawas village thanked IDF and SMK for their education gift to the village.

We are really happy to get this new building. It only shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel, said Rajesh Meena a students of standard IV. I wish to become an IAS officer and help the poor and the needy in the country. My school-mates have a good ground to play too, said Anju another student.

A glimpse of happiness could be seen on the faces of the TBG students as they moved to the new school.

Mr. Mohd. Gauhar, Chief Manager, Ramgarh Re-integration Centre proposed a vote of thanks.

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