Removed superstition of villagers Graveyard near our school Our school Didi (sweeper)
We have organized an open discussion for this campaign and our students are free to feel any problem which they were see in their surrounding and they wants to change it. Then our students says there is a misconception among people about the presence of ill sprits in our school campus and it come to in our school at every Saturday. One student sanjana of class 5 th says due to this misconception, Suman Didi (Sweeper) didn’t come to school for many days ,and parents also not interested to send his children on Saturdays. Therefore our school attendance decreased due to this superstition. Teachers are also facing the same problem because we have a holiday on 4 th Saturday but community people says this day is reserve for ill sprits. As our school being located near grave yard so community members are totally beliefs on this misconception & holiday of last Saturday conformed this misconception. We realized this superstition of people & determine to remove it from the society.
By a discussion in groups of student ,we came to know about this is a very crucial issue of society. So finally we decided to change the thinking of the villagers on superstition . To achieve our goal we have design a campaign named “ Andhvishwas Ek Abhishap ” We have planed to start this campaign from 25th sep. during Design For Change School Contest 2010 .
Panchayat Meeting We talk and educate to Panchayat members of our village for removing this feeling of superstition. Meeting with Sarpanch & other panchayat members
Design For Change Contest “Andhvishwas Ek Abhishap” <ul><li>Satya Bharti School, Teek </li></ul><ul><li>District – Kaithal, Haryana </li></ul><ul><li>Bharti Foundation </li></ul>
<ul><li>Bharti Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bharti Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Bharti Group Companies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The prime objective is to bridge the existing education divide and make quality education accessible to underprivileged children in rural India. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Foundation aims to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satya Bharti School Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship program of Bharti Foundation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It aims to deliver free quality education to underprivileged children, with special focus on the girl child across rural India. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present Operational Status: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Schools Operational: 236 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>States of Operation: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of Students Enrolled: Over 30,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>Introduction
<ul><li>Geographical Location : </li></ul><ul><li>Situated on Kurukshetra – Kaithal highway, Teek is at a distance of 12 kms from the District Kaithal. </li></ul><ul><li>Address : Village-Teek, Block-Pundri, District-Kaithal, Haryana </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Background : </li></ul><ul><li>Major casts are : Gurjar, Bramhin, Jat Nai, Chamar, Kumhar etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Main Festival : Dewali, Teej, Raksh Bandhan </li></ul><ul><li>Dominating cast : Gurjar </li></ul><ul><li>Main source of earning : Agriculture, livestock and labor. </li></ul><ul><li>Population : 5000 Apprx. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Students : underprivileged children of rural area. </li></ul>About the Community and Students
Students Participating in the Contest: S.No. State District School No. of students participating Name of student Class 1 Haryana Kaithal TEEK Sanjana V 2 Harpreet V 3 Pooja V 4 Raman V 5 Sonia V 6 Bhagwati V 7 Pinki V 8 Jyoti V 9 Ruby V 10 Shweta V 11 Kajal V 12 Sahil V 13 Niraj V 14 Sourabh V 15 Priyanka V
A Rally was held to make people aware against superstition. Village march
Muniadi Muniadi is the way of passing any message to entire village. It is a very effective tool for communication. Our students also used this tool for passing message on removing superstition with the help of the temple pujari and Village Sarpanch. Sanjana & Harpreet speak their message
Street Play A Street play was prepared by students and it organized in man point of the village. Through this play students were shown that what types of misconception are followed by us in our daily life and how can we remove those superstition from our life. Through this play students also gives some scientific reason on this misconceptions. Students were e nacted plays on superstition like serious diseases as the result of the anger of ill spirits, Crossing the way by cat, Sneezing at the start of any work, Thinking snakes as God, To eat ash to avoid the effect of ill spirit. This play increased the understanding of the issue and people are appreciated to the students for this work.
Slogan writing Slogans were made by students themselves writing on the street wall for speeding the awareness among the community. They were used NIL (using for cloth coloring), Stick and Cotton for writing slogans on village walls. Slogans were written on public places & walls of various buildings against superstitions. Diware Bolti Hai
Panchayat meeting, Conversation with villagers, Writing slogans on public places, Enacted plays on public places, March past was led by shouting slogans against superstition, Common pledge against superstition, Developed rationality & scientific thinking.
CHANGE In the beginning, people didn’t belive our arguments & suggestions against superstitions & ill spirits. But later they relised the truth &rationality . Scientific approach of modern society proved our mission. These things by affected people positively & result was before all of us: Suman Didi started to come to school daily. The presence of the students reached at normal level in school People of the village took last Saturday off of the school positively.