Uthishta Seva Puraskar - I
The first Uthishta Seva Puraskar was awareded to Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra.
The first Uthishta Seva Puraskar was awareded to Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra. The award was conferred in lieu of the selfless services done by the Bala Samskara Kendra team members towards the development of Kani tribal, in the field of education
Uthishta Seva Puraskar was presented to the Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra by Sri. Rahul Dravid,cricket icon and former skipper of Indian Team.
About Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra
Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra is an initiative undertaken by Seva Bharati for the education of children and empowering of tribal folks named Kani. These tribals dwell in the Kuttichal Panchayat of Trivandrum District, Kerala. Tucked away from regular settlement, the tribal folks are cut off from all amenities offered by city life. There are eleven settlements, where members resort mainly to cultivation for a livelihood. There were around 100 children deep inside the forest deprived of the access to education, medical help and proper care.
Teachers from Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra, who render pure voluntary service, stay there and take care of these children as their own family. Children are groomed well till class four. They are given uniforms, books and other study materials free of cost. They are also provided free lunch in the afternoon.
The kids were unaware of an external world, culture, traditions or way of life. Living together with the settlement, the teachers started from the ground zero, created curriculum for them, prepared text books and started teaching them about them, the homeland, others and the world. With the training of those great teachers, now everyone in the settlement can read and write , they know about their own life, the tradition of our home country. They started celebration national festivals like IndependenceDay, Republic Day, Deepavali etc.
The three pillars of Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra is Smt Rajamma, Smt Shoba and Smt Ramalakshmi.They are driving every activities of the charity. The school provides education up to standard four. The school is being run in cozy and compact cabin like segments made out of bamboo. Education is imparted to over a 100 children, who have been gauged as quick learners. Once the students pass out of standard four their further studies are ensured at Vellanadu Mitra Niketan with the support of Seva Bharati. Agasthiya Kuteeram Balika Sadanam provides shelter for girl students for continuing their studies.