The 1st quarter of financial year 2016-17 brought us opportunities to spread out to work for new people. In the month of June we worked in Faridabad by joining hands with so many voluntary organizations as Child Welfare & Education Society, Mission Jagriti, Adarsh Bio, Rotary, Sarvodaya, Sanskriti, Khushi, Unfold, Adani, etc. under a joint venture named ‘Save Aravali’ on World Environment Day on 5th of June 2016 at Aravali Hills, Near Pali Police Choki, Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway where we planted trees and celebrated the day with cultural activities related to the issue. On 23rd of June 2016 we displayed a Nukkad Natak at Town Park, Sector 12, Faridabad on environment conservation.
On 14th of June 2016 we started working at Shivpuri district of M.P. with Badagaon village where we conducted an awareness program for connecting the villagers with the various government schemes.
On 5th of June 2016, we were selected among the committee members of ISSNIP (ICDS System Strengthening & Nutritional Improvement Program) and were trained to improve the working structure of ICDS, Jhansi so as to further train the Aaganwadi workers in all the blocks of Jhansi. From 26th of June to 4th of July 2016 we participated in ‘Beti Padhao, Samaj Bachao’ Campaign organized by Mahila Samakhya, where Pragati Rath Nukkad Natak team displayed 20 Nukkad Nataks at various villages of Moth, Chirgaon, Babina, Mauranipur and Badagaon Block of Jhansi.
Apart from this, we supplied water as well as conducted workshops on Rain Water Harvesting among the various drought affected villages of Babina block of U.P. during May & June 2016 as people here were struggling to get water even for drinking. On 30th of June at village Mohangarh, we organized a free medical check up & treatment camp where Dr. Anshul Khatri (Senior Physician, St. Jude Hospital, Jhansi) who is also a Pragati Rath Saarthi, gave treatment to all the patients of the village with medicine.
In the month of May 2016 we conducted workshops on Kitchen Garden & Rural Development and distributed seeds of various vegetables to be planted by the villagers at their homes at village Radhapur, Tekanpur and Mohangarh. At village Tekanpur envelope making & paper craft making workshop was organized and Pragati Shala (Non Formal Education Centre) was established. At village Mohangarh ‘Swachchta Abhiyaan’ and awareness camp on various government schemes were conducted. At villages Mohangarh and Tekanpur on 26th of May exams of the students studying in Pragati Shalas were taken where most of the students performed well and good students were awarded also. On 22nd of May 2016 we organized a Blood Donation Camp at Hansa Marriage Hall, Nagra, Jhansi where along with local public & all Pragati Rath Saarthis chief guest of the event, IPS Ms. Charu Nigam (Additional S.P., Jhansi) also donated blood.
In the month of April 2016 we organized ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ camp at village Tekanpur, ‘Nasah Mukti’ camp at village Radhapur, an awareness camp on government schemes at village Tekanpur, 2 awareness camps at village Tekanpur & Radhapur on Earth Day (22nd April) on environment conservation, etc.