Saral Ahsaas

Prinicipal Madhu Bahl received State Commendation Award and State Honour on Republic Day for the best social movement programme run by her for under-privileged children under the banner “Saral Ahsaas”.

Prinicipal Madhu Bahl received Coveted National Award in Social Movement Programme on Education at the august hands of Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE,
New Delhi


Principal Madhu Bahl was awarded the coveted National Award for being the Best Principal in Social Movement Programme on Education at Indian Education Congress Session 2011. The award ceremony was organized by Franchise India in Collaboration with several Prestigious Educational Organizations on 22nd April 2011 (Friday) at Hotel Callridges, Suraj Kund, Delhi.
This prestigious award is an initiative under the Vision Education 2020. She received this award at the august hands of Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Former Chairman, CBSE, New Delhi and Prof. Pillai, Former Chairman, UGC & Vice-Chancellor & Chairman, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

The Award consisted of a Shawl, Momento, a citation and a Certificate of Honour for the best social movement programme
run by her for under-privileged children under the banner “Saral Ahsaas”.

Prinicipal Madhu Bahl received State Commendation Award and State Honour on Republic Day for the best social movement programme run by her for under-privileged children under the banner “Saral Ahsaas” by the Chandigarh Administration in 2009 for Charitable , social Services and community services

KBDAV Saral Ahsaas Students receive Diwali Gift Hampers, October 16, 2017

16th October 2017, the occasion of Diwali coincided with the Birth Anniversary of Former Founder Chairman of the School, Late Shri B.S. Bahl, Rich tributes with health felt homage was paid to the founder Chairman of the school, whom all call as “Pita ji”. To seek blessings of the departed soul, the day started in a pious manner, where all Saral Ahsaas students, Principal and School staff performed ‘Hawan Yajna’ and sang ‘Devotional Bhajans’ enjoyed by all.

 

The Saral Ahsaas students received ‘Gift hampers’ that included a set of new School Uniform, Books, Candles, Chocolates at the hands of School Principal, Mrs. Pooja Prakash, who kept the tradition intact. To encourage the toppers of Saral Ahsaas from Class 4th to 10th, Dr. Arun Bahl, Chairman of the School, gave Cash Prize that brought smile on the innocent faces who promised to work hard to bring laurels to the School.
The day was full of fun, fervour and happiness for all 160 Saral Ahsaas Students.

Alfia, a KBDAV Saral Ahsaas Student honoured with “Hindi Pratibha Samman 2017” at the National Level. September 14, 2017

Competing 97 schools all over India, Alfia, a Class 5 student from Saral Ahsaas, KBDAV-7, Chandigarh bagged 3rd Position at the National level in Hindi Olympiad 2017. On 13th September 2017, at the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Alfia was conferred with Hindi Pratibha Samman 2017, a Trophy and a Certificate at the hands of Dr. Piyush K. Sharma, Director, Hindi Vikas Sansthan, New Delhi, in a grand ceremony held at Hindi Bhawan, Delhi. School has received 15 other medals in a tally, 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze medals bagged by students of respective levels.
Alfia, hailing from Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, studies in Grade 5, is a student of Saral Ahsaas – a parallel school at KBDAV-7 for underprivileged students. To promote Hindi Language at the National level, Hindi Vikas Sansthan, Delhi had organized Hindi Olympiad at the National level for the second consecutive year and school had enrolled nearly 130 students in it.

 

 

Twin Festivals Independence Day and Janamashtami celebrated with great fervor, August 15, 2017

The whole school tuned up to the vibes of patriotism through the Group Songs and Dance Performances. The highlight of the function was a dance choreographed by the Saral Ahsaas students, who indeed stole the show by formation of Tri-colour patterns. This jubilant fervor was carried towards the celebration of Janamashtami. A spectacular show put up by the Saral Ahsaas students with involvement of Principal, Teachers and Students dressed up as Radha Krishna, who performed the Raas Leela together.

 

 

June 3, 2017

The First Batch of Class X Saral Ahsaas passed with flying colours CBSE Board Examination in 2016-17.

Christmas Celebration by Saral Ahsaas Students, December 24, 2016

The Saral Ahsaas students spread the joy of Christmas by singing Carols and dancing on songs Alexander, Blame the Night and Bezubaan. They presented musical native play of Christmas depicting the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. Students were dressed as Joseph, Mother Mary, Angels, Three Kings and Shepherds. Other enthralling performances were Shiv Tandav and traditional Bhangra.

 

Keeping up the tradition, the Saral Ahsaas students were given free Winter Uniforms on the occasion of Christmas at the hands of Principal Pooja Prakash and the Guests. Everybody could feel the Christmas spirit of love, joy and sharing.

 

Children's Day Celebration, November 12, 2016

There was Solo Dance Competition for the “Saral Ahsaas” students of Classes III to VII on Children's Day. The students enthusiastically competed in the competition. Winners of the Group I and II are as follows :- Group I (Classes III, IV & V) Aman of V I Anshu of III II Tanya of V III
Group II (Classes VI & VII) Naushaba of VII I Manoj of VII II Ajra of VII III

 

 

Free Distribution of Books, May 20, 2016

With an aim to spread the light of education, following the tradition, the school distributes free textbooks to the students of Saral Ahsaas on 20th May 2016. Notebooks and stationeries are provided throughout the year depending on need.

 

 

Special Morning Assembly to celebrate Labour Day, April 30, 2016

A Special Morning Assembly was organized by the students of Saral Ahsaas, a parallel School being run for underprivileged children form Bapu Dham Colony, on the occasion of Labour Day which falls on 1st May 2016. Prayer marked the beginning of the assembly followed by poems and speech by the students which beautifully captured the importance of dignity of Labour. Students presented handmade flowers, chocolates and sashes saying “Thank You” to the workers of the school. Workers were overwhelmed and expressed their gratitude when showered with praise for their work. The children carried the message of respecting all kinds of labour, through cards which were presented to all Class IV employees of the school.

 

 

Annual Athletic Meet, December 9, 2015

Students of Saral Ahsaas participated in a well choreographed dance sequences on Annual Athletic Meet on 9th December 2015. The spectators witnessed to the enthusiasm and energy of the young students as they enthralled everyone with their performance. Saral Ahsaas students also competed in different events like Sack Race, Three Legged Race, 200 m and 400 m race and won medals.

 

 

Saral Ahsaas outshines In School Assembly, September 30, 2015

Class III to VII students of Saral Ahsaas under the Outreach Programme at KBDAV-7 celebrated ‘World Heart Day’ in the Morning Assembly on 30th September 2015. The Assembly began with conduct of prayer service. The tiny tots introduced the theme ‘One World One Heart, So Keep Your Heart Healthy’ with a rhyme ‘Eat Vegetables Everyday’ which was followed by some informative lines on healthy heart and a poem emphasizing the importance of healthy food and exercise.The theme of ‘World Tourism Day’ was presented in form of the four states namely Punjab, Bengal, Madras and Gujarat with a melodious song highlighting the features of their rich food, culture and festivals.

 

 

Saral Ahsaas Students created a Mini-Eco Village to Celebrate Earth Day, April 20, 2015

To celebrate the Earth Day, Saral Ahsaas Students created a mini-eco village. The village threw light on the Bio-Gas Plant, Solar Cooker, Separating Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Wastes and the technique to convert waste into manure by maintaining a compost pit. “Bicycles” dotted the campus signifying the need to adopt bicycles and reduce air pollution. The idea was to help the learner dwell upon the need to bring the change. The learners were asked to bring small changes around them like keeping their environment clean, switching of fans and lights, saying no to plastics and saving the trees and converting the waste into manure.

 

“SARAL AHSAAS” ANNUAL DAY AND PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION 2014

Amongst the cheers and overwhelming response of the exuberant parents, “Saral Ahsaas” celebrated its Annual Day cum Prize Distribution Function on 18th May 2014 in Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh.

“Saral Ahsaas” students exhibited their remarkable talent through cultural items and set the stage on fire.They were honoured for their academic excellence and active participation in co-scholastic activities. Principal Madhu Bahl felt proud that her dream project SARAL AHSAAS has taken a swift flight for the Function was showcased academic achievements of the students in academics as well as in co-scholastic fields.

 

The Distinguished Chief Guest who graced the occasion were Shri Rajinder Nath Ji, Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi and Dr. R.S. Khandpur, Director General, Pushpa Gujral Science City,Kapurthala. Hon’ble Guests from the Chandigarh Administration and CBSE, Panchkula were present on the occasion.

With melodious and soulful echo of mantra uchharran in the hall, the function started with lighting of lamp at the hands of Chief Guest Shri Rajinder Nath Ji followed by powerful “Durga Stuti” dance by the children.

Principal Madhu Bahl highlighted the Annual Academic Report of the “Saral Ahsaas students” studying from Class I level to VIII. Principal expressed pride that students from the economically weaker backgrounds are competing at par with rest of the school with same curriculum and active participation in various activities throughout the year.

In Prize Distribution ceremony, the Chief Guest of the day, Shri Rajinder Nath Ji honoured the students for their academic excellence, sports and co-scholastic activities.

Just as the Rainbow has seven colours, its varied colours were reflected on the faces of students, dancing rhythmically and expressing emotions in different styles from prayer “Suraj Ki Baho Mei” to “Punjabi Peppy Folk”, from Rajasthani “Mauj Ki Malhar” to “London Thumkada”.

Toddlers of Class I & II won the hearts of the audience singing, “Bacchon Ke Loge Jaan Kya”.

The Chief Guest, Shri Rajinder Nath Ji commended the efforts of the students, Staff and Principal for bringing Saral Ahsaas students at par with the other students and bringing out their dormant talent, to the best of their ability.

A red letter day in KB DAV- 7 history- 6 September 2005

Bapu Dham Colony has had its own share of social needs, with parents having no concept of education and children being first generation of learners. After decades of virtually no access to Education, 40 children from Bapu Dham colony got a chance at regular school system. The successful adoption of 40 Ahsaas children was described as a ‘Red Letter Day’ by a leading daily, when on 6th September 2005, Principal Madhu Bahl initiated the first step by this generous humanitarian act. To ensure that the staff and teachers were equipped to handle this towering responsibility, the school began renovations in preparation for the official start of the classes.
The school gave itself a ‘Reality Check’ wherein an endeavour was made of not ignoring the limitations imposed by the realities of our system but earnest attempts were made to achieve 100% school enrolment and retention, providing a conducive learning environment and equipping the Ahsaas Children with skills and attitude which characterize an individual.

 

Action for Change - 22 February 2008

Ahsaas renamed Saral Ahsaas- 22nd February 2008 ‘Saral Ahsaas’ named after the Late Smt. Sarla Chopra Ji, wife of Padma Bhushan Shri. G.P. Chopra Ji, President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi is formally inaugurated at the august hands of Hon’ble Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Renuka Choudhary. Beginning with the traditional lighting of the lamp, the audience gets a peep into the past and witneses the growing stages of Ahsaas students. The students from Saral Ahsaas present a moving prayer which touches the chords of all present. Spectacular performances mark the occasion. Principal Madhu Bahl dons the role of a generous benefactor yet again. School uniforms are handed out to the new 150 adopted children from Bapu Dham Colony, by the venerated gathering of leading Educationists. Some of the dignitaries who grace the occasion are Mr. R.S. Sharma, General Secretary, DAV College Managing Committee; Mrs. Sudha Chandra and Mrs. Kiran Chadha, IAS.

 

Curriculum and Quality Teaching

The curriculum aims at enriching the cognitive, social and emotional abilities of the learner and stimulates a multi-dimensional development of the child.
Saral Ahsaas gets its unique identity through the fusion of four important building blocks – Tradition, Technology, Excellence and Partnership.
The Saral Ahsaas students are sensitized to the traditional Indian Values and also universal values. Yagyashala, where the havans are performed daily are an integral part of the curriculum.  Recitations of Shlokas from Vedas form an integral part of the curriculum. Even though the children are from humble backgrounds, the quality of education imparted is not compromised upon. Efforts are made to develop a questioning mind and a spirit of adventure, a strong secular ethos, leadership, with a sense of team work and fair play and an awareness of the environment.

 

Smart Classrooms

The Saral Ahsaas classrooms from Class III to Class VIII are well equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Computers and CD are used as teaching aids along with specially designed teacher and children assessment modules. The teachers, acting as facilitators, use video, computer animations, power-point and multi-media tools to encourage active learning and to engage the attention of the young learners.
The highlight of this endeavour remains free quality education with free uniforms, books, notebooks and transport facilities.
Saral Ahsaas students are required to attend the same amount of time as of typically developing peers. They have access to assemblies, regular classes, recess and tuck shop. The current curriculum has been incorporated in the Saral Ahsaas classrooms to allow children to have access to all educational, social, health and psychological services normally offered.

 

Holistic Development


In addition, the mainstream schooling involves the Saral Ahsaas children in co-scholastic activities like singing, dancing, dramatics, art and craft classes, physical training, hygiene, various activities of School Clubs, Annual Day and Recognition Day celebrations, Sports Day and Celebration of National Days to develop their cognitive, aesthetic, physical and mental skills. The Saral Ahsaas learners are exposed to meaningful language activities like role-playing, singing, rhyming and reading. Authentic situations are created to help promote the learners’ interactive skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

 

Parents are Advocates

Saral Ahsaas parents are taught to be advocates for their children. They are also counseled by the Principal, an initiative she has undertaken to continue her community connectedness, on various issues of general importance like AIDS, Population Control, personal hygiene and importance of timely vaccination.

 

Health Plus

Health and hygiene of the children, being an important concern, the school ensures the presence of a doctor, who is in charge of well-furnished Dental cum medical clinic on campus. The children are given free dental check-ups and regularly checked for safeguarding them against infectious diseases.
In recognition of the young learners physical needs, they are provided time and space for unrestricted movement. The 3-acre sprawling campus, with its immaculate infrastructure and amenities helps develop a sense of balance, physical coordination through physical training, activities of Cycle Club, Sports Day celebrations which encourage active participation of Saral Ahsaas learners.

 

Useful Activities

The Saral Ahsaas class work is powerful, fun and educational.The Saral Ahsaas learners are encouraged to recognize, make observations and express their views about their immediate surroundings. They remain front-runners in Go-Green Rallies, Environment-friendly projects like Best-out-of-waste and Poster-making activities.
No complicated philosophy seems to govern the ideology behind Saral Ahsaas. The philosophy of kindness remains supreme. Silent determination, a vision fuelled by the passion to reach the ‘poorest of the poor’ and the central task to implant the will and facilitate learning reigns at the KBDAV Campus on all days.

Saral Ahsaas Today

The Gesture of Affection for our Saral Ahsaas Children