Hyderabad: Parents of students studying in social welfare residential schools recalled their childhood days nostalgically and yearned for their childhood, thanks to ‘Halchal’ Programme.
In yet another innovative initiative, the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) organized competitions for parents under the ‘Halchal’ programme, it is the first of its kind in the country.
Students, teachers, officers and spectators cheered with sheer excitement and joy as thousands of parents across the state of Telangana enthusiastically took part in various competitions like tug of war, elocution, singing, dance, volley ball, kabaddi, debate, athletics, musical chair, apart from a host of other games.
Manjula from Mahabub Nagar district who participated in the state level ‘Halchal’ competitions, said, the child in us awakened and thanks to the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for providing quality education to our children and empowering us in various spheres.
Another parent, Rajanna, from Nizamabad district, said, the Halchal programme brought thousands of parents to a common platform and this would help us to strengthen our parents’ network.
The Halchal competitions provided a rare opportunity for close to twenty thousand parents across Telangana to take part in various competitions and a chance to interact with each other and teachers and officers. The competitions were held at district, zonal and state level.
The state level competitions were concluded on a colourful note at TSWR School Kamadanam today, besides parents expressing their wish to become role models for their children.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Dr RS Praveen Kumar thanked the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for his support for innovative initiatives and taking the residential educational institutions to the next level under the KG-PG Mission.
Dr Kumar said, competitions for parents will be held every year with a focus on creating awareness about positive and responsible parenting as parents are our important stakeholders.
Shad Nagar MLA Anjaiah Yadav and Karunakar, Director, SCDD were the chief guests and gave away the prizes to the state level winners.
Scintillating colourful cultural programmes performed by the parents enthralled the audience. The Halchal programme enlightened the poor and illiterate rural parents and the parents vowed to play an active role in the education of their children. (INN)