Awareness Workshop and Poster contest Jeevan Jyoti CHild care institute by AYUDH Bhubaneswar Unit, Odisha
AYUDH (Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara) is an international youth movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math guided by Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi who is the world–renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader. AYUDH is dedicated to empowering young people to contribute to a peaceful and sustainable world and become compassionate leaders with a sense of tolerance, solidarity and global responsibility. Founded in Kerala in 1985, AYUDH now has units across Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It is active in more than 41 countries worldwide and 23 states in India. AYUDH has more than 70 chapters in India. This year, on World water day the members of AYUDH chapter, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, took an initiative to spread awareness about the misuses and misconduct faced by the depleting fresh water resources to the children of various age groups (3-16years of age), at Jeevan Jyoti Ashram (Child Care Institution) Bhubaneswar. We have conducted interactive sessions, where the Ayudh coordinators elaborately explained to them the hazards faced by the water resources and the measures through which they could help saving them as we showed them educational posters and videos for the same. After the interaction session, we conducted an inter-group poster making competition in which the students were asked to represent the topic in the most artistic way possible. We provided the children with papers, sketches and pencils. Following this was an idea writing competition between children in which they were asked to pen down their ideas on how to save water. Following this was the prize distribution for the winners. After this, we demonstrated the SIP method of small scale drip plantation that the children could practice themselves and grow saplings. Finally, we took pledgeto save even the single drop of water .The children treated us gracefully, and showered us with affection and appreciation. The smiles on their faces and cheers of encouragement were worth a million bucks.
Start date: March 22, 2019
End date: March 22, 2019