Spotlight 2020: Ishva Foundation’s Maiden Annual day and Daylight Carnival for 7+ Government Schools4 months ago Shravani Maddirala
As dawn broke on the 5th day of January in World One International school, the colours were vivid and the sky was blue in the purest form of the hue ; giving way to a picturesque setting for the maiden annual day celebrations and daylight carnival for the kids of 7+ Government schools organized by the esteemed Ishva Foundation. The bustling classrooms echoed with gales of chivalrous laughter and the pathways were adorned with the creations of our in blossoming artists ; all amidst the advent of a beautiful day to be remembered for years to come.
It all began with a group of girls from St Francis College for Women, who wanted to do their part to provide a platform for lesser privileged children to showcase their talents. They realized that while the privileged strata of society always has ample opportunities for them to hone their skills and display their art, others are left in the dark, despite being equally talented, if not more. To take this mission forward, they formed a core team and got in touch with Ishva Foundation, an NGO that works for uplifting lesser privileged students by facilitating high calibre mentors in government schools.
The right kind of education plays a vital role in the life of young students learning to blend knowledge, wisdom and integrity to their years at school. A well rounded education programme that imparts not only knowledge and wisdom to its students but also teaches the lessons of skills will undoubtedly succeed in empowering them holistically for a bright future. Ishva Foundation is a widely acclaimed NGO that conducts after school classes in about 7 Government schools in Hyderabad to focus and push toward exactly this kind of holistic development.
For over the course of more than five months, the Spotlight organising team and Ishva Foundation worked tirelessly to make this event a grand success. They spent weeks planning out the various nuances of the event. In addition to this, the organising team also recruited a group of over forty young volunteers, with whose help they visited seven government schools regularly, interacted with the kids there and taught them various art forms for their performances.
The result of their hard work speaks for itself. The team had promised the kids their moment to shine, and they delivered it seamlessly. Spotlight was organized in collaboration with Vibrant arts and sponsored by Bharthi cement, NGIT and Hawk securities. The venue was packed with a 1200 strong audience, cheering and
supporting more than 10 scintillating performances in dance, music, drama and storytelling by the Ishva students. The event also featured an art competition in collaboration with Vibrant Art, an NGO that conducts art classes for lesser privileged children.
Spotlight 2020 played a poignant role in creating an invaluable opportunity for the lesser privileged kids to be put on a pedestal that they so deserve. Surpassing strata with wide grins plastered on their faces, they have proved once again that talent and skill are the true light of life. Spotlight 2020 was special not just to the kids, but to the team as well. Diligently working towards the cause helped the volunteers pay their dues and do their bit to the society. Consistent interaction with the kids gave the volunteers a chance to mentor the tiny tots and in turn, made them realize the value of the simplest of things.
Spotlight is the kind of event that reminds society how much good the young generation is capable of doing. The selflessness and dedication of the Spotlight Team ensured the successful execution of an event like no other. Started from scratch by a group of such young, empowered women, it serves as an example and inspiration for anybody looking for a sign to put themselves out there and change the world. Spotlight 2020 is truly special in every way possible, be it creating a platform for showcasing innate talent or reinstating the importance of access to a platform. Spotlight 2020 is a whirlwind of experiences and memories that we shall cherish forever.