EVENTS

2019-07-17

Aster Sick Kids Foundation in association with the Aster Volunteers, Aster Child and Adolescent Health Department took part in this years ‘Praveshanolsavam’. The Panangad Vocational Higher Secondary School, which is completing 100 years of service and ca

The start of the school season in the state of Kerala coincides with the beautiful monsoons. Going back to school after 2 months of summer vacation is a period of excitement as well as apprehension for most children. They are often excited to meet their new or old friends. They wonder what their new teacher will be like and about what the new year holds for them. ‘Praveshanolsavam’ is the enrolling festival organized as per directives from the Kerala Government at the start of the school year. This is to celebrate the commencement of the academic year and to welcome children who newly join school. The late Dr. P.C.Alexander was, not just a beloved pediatrician, but also a child rights activist. He particularly focused his work and dedicated his practice to those less privileged. In memory of this pristine soul, Aster Sick Kids Foundation in association with the Aster Volunteers, Aster Child and Adolescent Health Department took part in this years ‘Praveshanolsavam’. The Panangad Vocational Higher Secondary School, which is completing 100 years of service and caters to a large number of financially underprivileged children, was chosen. To mark the occasion school kits including school bags, stationery sets, notebooks and umbrellas were handed over to children from 1st through 4th grades. In addition to this a large sports kit including all kinds of sports equipment ranging from carom boards, balls and nets to cricket kits were donated to the physical education department of the school. *"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai*