Other Events 2019
Distribution of Certificates of Silai School Learner among the women in Delhi
Recently on the completion of the training program of a batch of women at the Nand Lal Basti and Gopalpur village, North Delhi, PARAS INDIA distributed certificates of successful completion of the training to the women on the 15th of February, 2020. These silai schools bring a mark of identity and dignity to these women. All these schools are skilling women and providing them better opportunities of livelihood in their locality. All these schools aim at skilling women and thereby break the cycle of poverty.
PARAS INDIA in association with Usha International Limited is running 28 Silai schools in slum areas of Delhi NCR since 2017. More than 560 women have benefited from this venture. It is a community based program where PARAS INDIA has in association with USHA has identified, set up and motivated women to join Silai Schools.
DONATION OF OLD CLOTHES FOR THE NEEDY
Carrying forward the tradition to take the basic necessities of clothing to the poor and needy, PARAS INDIA distributed old clothes in Delhi. We collect all kinds of summer and winter clothes for children and adults at our collection centre. We organised camps and distributed those clothes. We made sure that the clothes were untorn and clean. It was our attempt to cover slum dwellers from the community we work in, the homeless and the elderly. These clothes, as basic as they may sound, have helped people survive the cold/heat waves on the roads. The homeless and the destitute already have a life filled with struggle, they are unable to meet their hunger and financial needs. The severe weather add to their woes and make it hard for them to survive. A small gesture of our supporters will be a boon for poverty stricken, deprived people to stay happy during the cruel summer / winter season.
NEW YEAR 2020 CELEBRATIONS AT PARAS INDIA
PARAS INDIA community members celebrated New Year 2020 with a breath of fresh air. Leaving behind oneself the old chapters that were filled with pages of worries and beginning the New Year with happiness, cheer and smiles. New Year 2020 was celebrated in a unique way by the students of PARAS INDIA by cutting cake and cheering together. Organization's team members and community members were all present encouraging the students on this occasion. Children made greeting cards using crayons, decorated the community centres with balloons and ribbons. Children took new year resolutions like studying better this year, of cleanliness, developing new hobbies, of fraternity and being supportive of each other. It was a fun filled atmosphere full of positive vibes.
WARM CLOTHES AND BLANKET DISTRIBUTION FOR THE HOMELESS
Many parts of the country experience extreme cold during winters which makes it difficult for poor children and elderly to survive. People live in these areas in extreme poverty, and consequently they have no possibility to afford basic needs, such as shelter, education, healthcare and food. We largely target the old age person, disabled, women and children as they are the most vulnerable in the winter cold. As the winter chill turns harsh with each passing day, PARAS INDIA is spreading warmth among the less privileged people of the society by carrying on blanket distribution drive. The objective of the initiative is to provide a shield to the less privileged from the winter. PARAS INDIA annually distributes warm clothes and blankets to the needy and homeless people. In the Bundelkhand area of North India and NCR Delhi, PARAS distributed blankets to the homeless people who have taken shelter around the Yamuna Ghats, near temples, on the footpaths and inside the parks. We covered the areas nearby Kashmiri Gate, Majnu ka Tila, Old Delhi Railway station and Jhandewalan in Delhi. As part of the charitable activity, we encourage interested people to come forward and donate towards making such camps possible and successful.
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.