Other Events 2019
12TH YEARS OF PARAS (24th August)
Dedicated to the upliftment of marginalized communities especially women and children from the rural and devoid sections of the society, Paras India has completed its 12 years of service on the 24th of August 2019. We celebrated the occasion with utmost happiness at our PARAS centres. Children demonstrated their thankfulness by making posters and drawings conveying their wishes on the occasion.
Since its inception in 2007, PARAS India has whole heartedly worked to emancipate women from the shackles of society, in the regions of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, tribal areas of Chattisgarh and urban slums of Delhi. It has worked towards a more gender equal society, spread awareness on health and hygiene, counseled thousands with mental health issues, created livelihood opportunities for women from backward regions of the society, promoted girl education and understanding of a better sex ratio.
RAKHI CELEBRATIONS (15th August)
With the spirit of collective brotherhood and sisterhood, we celebrated the festival of togetherness, i.e., Raksha Bandhan at Paras India centres.
The celebrations started with enthusiasm and zeal at the Nand Lal Basti and the tribal belt of Bundelkhand. Various programs were conducted on the occasion of Rakhi. To celebrate the cultural significance of the festival, children were motivated to make cards with personalized messages written on them. It was a holy site to witness the affectionate love of sisters and brothers. Children were enthusiastically tying Rakhi to their loved ones.
The event went ahead with the message from Paras India to always stand up for each other in the moment of crisis. The children were explained why we celebrate the festival of Rakhi and the message of kinship and solidarity behind it. The event was concluded with an impactful message of our obligation as a society to build circumstances where we see confident, strong and independent women around us with each passing day.
FELICITATION CEREMONY (30th June 2019)
PARAS India had organized felicitation ceremony at Jhansi Uttar Pradesh on 30th June 2019, for its meritorious students who have made everyone proud by scoring a high percentage in Class 10th Board Exams 2019 Uttar Pradesh. Parents of those students were also invited to attend the ceremony. The achievement was made possible by the hard work of all the students, teachers under the guidance of the organization.
During the event, the Prize Distribution Ceremony was done by the Community Pradhan, Chief Guest felicitated the students and gave the certificate and gifts. He also congratulated the teachers, parents, and organization for their efforts and guidance.
HOLI CELEBRATION (21st March 2019)
The theme of this year’s celebration was “SAFE HOLI, SAVE WATER”. Dipped in the shades of love and togetherness, PARAS India celebrated Holi with organic colors in states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh at all its community centers. True to its name, Holi or Dulhandi is a festival of colors. It is the most famous and fabulous festival of India. We meet peoples, near and dear ones perform Pooja of Goddess Holi and burn Holika. Awareness on clean India drive and judicious use of water were given in this event. It was really a day of feast and festivity.
BLANKET DISTRIBUTION TO HOMELESS PEOPLE IN DELHI (January 2019)
“Freezing doesn’t annihilate humans,The paucity of clothing does”
In India, winters are the second prime reason for deaths after lightning. For many people in Delhi who are homeless, it becomes difficult to acquire winter clothes and they face harsh winters with a shiver, which may lead to deaths in some cases. PARAS India has always been active in noticing the pervasive issues and working on it to provide the best solutions. Every year in winters, we distribute winter clothing like sweaters, shawls, mufflers, and socks in the tribal lands of Bundelkhand and slums of Delhi. Earlier in December 2018, we have distributed winter clothes in Lalitpur, Tikamgarh, Datia, Jhansi, and Niwari in tribal areas of Bundelkhand, Tihar Jail and in slums of Delhi. It has benefited to almost 520 people in Bundelkhand, 300 people in Tihar Jail and the slums of Delhi. On the streets of Delhi, the blanket distribution event was conducted for two days i.e. 5th and 6th January 2018 where volunteers and our staff members conducted it by expediting on the streets of Delhi. About 100 blankets were distributed to homeless people on the streets of Delhi.