- Dec. 2, 2013
-- Gurgaon, December 2, 2013
: Over 230 meritorious scholars & their parents from less privileged sections of the society who were awarded scholarships on merit by DLF Foundation found their way to mainstream their talent development during, DLF Foundation’s 2-day winter workshop held from November 30 to December 1, 2013. The two day winter workshop which took place over the weekend at Ridge Valley School was organized by DLF Foundation under their flagship initiative- DLF Cares Talent Nurturing Programme. The winter workshop is an extension to the Annual Summer workshop which took place earlier in June this year. The workshop witnessed 150 scholars from classes I to XII and 200 parents enthusiastically participating in the workshop. It emphasized the need to adopt an interactive and conceptual based approach to learning as opposed to rote learning and helped in instilling confidence and decision making abilities amongst the students.
While inaugurating the Winter Workshop, the Chief Guest, Ms. Meenakshi Datta Ghosh
(IAS) Former Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Panchayati Raj, and Special Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
, Government of India, shared her ‘Perspectives on Talent Nurturing.’ She said, “Children from underprivileged families, needs an extra push to build their confidence and capacity to make them leaders of tomorrow. I am glad that the winter workshop has so many well designed modules of learning to meet this objectives”.Lt Gen. Rajender Singh, CEO, DLF Foundation
while delivering the Keynote Address at the Valedictory Session of the Winter Workshop, said that the Foundation has this year granted scholarships to over 400 scholars and chalked out a detailed talent nurturing plan for nurturing the academic, extra-curricular and personal development of these scholars. He further urged the parents to help their children dream big, build their potential to fulfill their aspirations. He was emphatic on his message to the scholars that they must inculcate in themselves the characteristic required for them to become global citizens and DLF Foundation would walk side by side with them to lead them to achieve their goals through the various talent nurturing activities being extended through the DLF Scholar Guidance Center and DLF Sahyog Volunteering Programme. I am happy to see that our initiatives are welcomed by students and parents, who form an integral part of the society and are also the decision makers of the country as a whole, take away something valuable from our endeavors.”
The 2 days were divided into 4 thematic sessions and each having different activities under it for different classes (divided into groups). After much deliberation, DLF Foundation selected and incorporated various engaging activities that were exercised during the entire workshop. Activities on goal setting, Appreciative Inquiry for Personal Growth, Self-Image, peer pressure study strategies and Adolescent Health were conducted for the senior secondary students. Creative Writing, Personal Grooming, Self-esteem, Road Safety and Adolescent Health were covered for the middle school students. Language Building, Life Skills, Artistic Self, Value Education, Story Craft, Multiple Intelligences and Debating Skills were covered for the Junior Classes. The Workshop also covered over 170 parents of the scholars. The sessions for parents included lessons on Raising Respectful and Responsible Children, Behavioral Management, Conscious Parenting, citizenship and a Sujok healing camp was undertaken in order to soothe and relax their senses. The activities were full of fun and frolic apart from a teaching element attached to it.