Published on 2015-10-12

After securing formal approvals from Thane Municipal Corporation, Mumbai to have sessions for students studying at Thane Municipal schools, DIYA pledged to work with municipal schools with a noble intent of sowing seeds of enlightenment making difference in their lives inspiring and uplifting young students. 

DIYA has been emphasizing on importance of imparting value base education. Each session was formulated to deliver self management, positive thoughts , creativity and story telling to impart skills and values which would help them to rise above their predicament and keep them in good stead for future.
 
Saturdays being working day for Mumbaikars, a small team of DIYA Mumbai volunteers and Inner Wheel Club Thane join hands to make a difference in the lives of children. DIYA brightens up the lives of TMC schools students
 
SESSION – ONE
12th Sept’15 – ‘Ideal Student’

The series started on 12th Sept’15 with Smt. Suman Roy from DIYA Mumbai, who after finishing working hours in school where she teaches, rushed to Thane Municipal Corporation Marathi medium School for the session. The topic was ‘Issues, Challenges faced by Students’.
The community hall was full of chatter of 200 students boys and girls put together. A nice beginning with guided meditation calmed the students and Suman Didi started with presenting current times, the problem areas. Visuals, examples made students interested and a nice story narrated well grabbed their interest.

A special focus on solutions with real live cases from her counselling experience made students realize that they can battle problems of any level and succeed. In the end an interesting Quiz was taken and students who answered questions were rewarded with ”Loose not your heart” in Hindi. All Teachers were gifted by ‘Time Management’ in Marathi and ‘Benefits of Tulsi’.

Principal, Thane Municipal Corporation appreciated this noble initiative of DIYA Mumbai and Inner Wheel Club helping students.
 
SESSION –TWO
26th Sept’15 - ‘Positive Thinking’

DIYA Mumbai gearing up to spread positive thoughts at TMC school at Thane on 26th Sept’15 for 200 students of Std.X .

DIYA Snigdha sang pragya bhajan in her melodious voice which set the mood for the talk. DIYA Pankaji explained how thoughts emerge ways to have positivity around through interesting stories Then came the icing on the cake by DIYA Aditya who stressed that very problem in life has a solution. He used simple mathematical problems and taught them easy ways to have solutions in short time. Students were excited, motivated with this initiative of DIYA Mumbai along with Inner Wheel Club Thane Garden city.
 
SESSION –THREE
3rd Oct’15 - ‘Stress Management’ for Girls
DIYA Jagruti and DIYA Hitesh Joshi took up the onus of sharing simple sutras of healthy life with 75 girls of TMC school .The session started with an introduction to body,mind, lifestyle,focus on current health concerns and then gradually arriving at solutions.
Pranayam was shared with two girls chosen from the student team who demonstrated really well. Demonstrations of pragya yog followed and one could see all 75 girls enjoying these simple ways to stay fit. They all promised that they would continue with these good habits and share it with others as well.

SESSION – FOUR
10th Oct’15 – ‘Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda’

500 students from Std.IXth and Std.X was a big lot to handle but their enthusiasm to learn something motivated DIYA Mumbai volunteers. DIYA Mamta Sharma chanted Gayatri mantra and a small meditation session to relax the busy minds. There after DIYA Indrabhushan narrated short stories each with different virtues of Swami Vivekananda. Fantastic Q and A session followed by DIYA Jagruti and DIYA Snigdha An interactive mode with students made them gradually open up and share their concerns like fear,despair. The icing on the cake was an animated short audio visual depicting Swamiji’s life made the magic of leaving an everlasting impression of the great youth icon’Swami Vivekanada’.


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