Khelo Prerna - Prerna Girls School marks 20 years of empowering education with annual Sports Day
Bureau chief R L Pandey
Lucknow: Celebrating 20 years of empowering education, Prerna Girls School on Wednesday organised its annual sports day - Khelo Prerna at Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Gomti Nagar. The chief guest for the occasion was Renuka Mishra, DG UP Police Rectt and Promotion Board. The event commenced with balloon release and torch lighting ceremony, led by the Head Girl. The students presented a March Past displaying the flags of four houses. The Principal of Prerna Girls School, Rakhee Panjwani welcomed the audience and set the tone for a day filled with sportsmanship and cultural brilliance.
Chief Guest, Renuka Mishra said, “Heartfelt congratulations to Prerna on reaching the remarkable milestone of 20 years. The significance of sports in fostering well-rounded growth in children cannot be overstated. Witnessing the dedication and hard work evident in every performance today was truly inspiring. The children showcased exceptional skill and prowess, and their achievements are commendable.”
Dr Urvashi Sahni, CEO of Study Hall Education Foundation (SHEF) said “Prerna began in 2003. We have completed 20 years of empowering girls through education that builds their capacity to aspire, to take charge of their lives, and to flourish. Every aspect of education at Prerna is focused on helping the girls construct a sense of themselves as equal persons worthy of being respected by themselves and their communities.”
Prerna Girls School, a unit of Study hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) began in 2003. Prerna is a highly subsidised school for girls from extremely marginalized urban communities, with a feminist, rights-based approach. It is a pioneer in taking a direct feminist approach and including gender education in the official curriculum in UP and India.
The continued with thrilling 100-meter races, a ball drill and "Musical Umbrella" showcased the diverse talents and skills of the students.The highlight of the event was the exhilarating cultural performances by students from Classes 7 and 8. The Tug of War added a touch of friendly rivalry between the Prerna alumni and parents. Students of Prerna Boys school also participated in the sports day.
The event was a resounding success, with enthusiastic participation from all students, and a strong presence of proud parents. The event ended with a vote of thanks and national anthem.