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Hindustan Zinc awards 27 students with “Khushi” Child Care Awards for showcasing their emotions on canvas as part of care for the deprived children…

Hindustan Zinc awarded 27 students with “Khushi” Child Care Awards in a glittering ceremony organized at Hindustan Zinc’s Auditorium in Udaipur on 8th December, 2016. “Khushi” Child Care Awards were given to students for their portrayal of various child-care themes on the canvas.
Hindustan Zinc’s senior management honoured the children for their creative thoughts in the field of child labour, child beggary, atrocities of children, save the girl child, nutrition, education, child trafficking and child marriage which these children portrayed on the canvas.
The awards were presented by Mr. Sunil Duggal, CEO-Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Amitabh Gupta-CFO, Mr. Naveen Singhal-Director Projects, Mr. Vikas Sharma-COO (Smelters) and Mr. Laxman Shekhawat-COO (Mines).
Hindustan Zinc organized “Khushi Creative Workshop” for the children of classes 6th to 12th. On 23rd November 2016, Udaipur saw 250 kids from the schools - Delhi Public School Udaipur, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Seedling School, Ryan International, The Study, Bohra Youth School, DAV, St. Mary’s Convent, Vidya Bhawan and St. Matthews exhibiting their thoughts on child care.
Carried out at over 10 popular locations of Udaipur - Delhi Gate, Saheliyon ki Badi, Sukhadiya Circle, Chetak Circle, Field Club, Gulab Bagh, Panchwati, Fatehpura, Science College along with Hindustan Zinc Office-Yashad Bhawan - 8 selected students from each of the schools painted on one of the 8 pre-identified child care themes - Child Marriage, Child Abuse, Child Beggary, Save the Girl Child, Child Trafficking, Child Labour, Child Malnutrition and Child Education.
In this Khushi Creative Workshop, children aimed to reach out to about 75% of Udaipur population and convey sensitivity of children of Udaipur towards child related issues.
A designated jury took rounds to all the 10 locations and motivated school children for the cause. The jury also made the children understand the concept and how they perceived and dealt with delicate issues painted on the canvas.   
During the Award Ceremony, Kendriya Vidyalaya (No.1) School received five awards on the paintings made by Het Choubisa, Vidhi Sharma, Saloni Jain, Gayatri Veerwal and Bhavya Soni.  Seedling School received five awards on the paintings made by Mohd. Hyatt, Anuj Soni, Bhakti Jain, Vedansh Mali and Tanish Pagaria. Ryan International School also received five awards on the paintings drawn by Melvin Thomas, Prabreet Gambheer, Sandali Rathore, Vaishnavi Mehta and Saloni Rathore.
St. Mary’s School received four awards - Sakhshi Jain, Savi Prajapat, Shraddha Tiwari and Harmita Chundawat. Delhi Public School received two awards - Sarim Khan and Rohit Maida.
St. Matthews School received two awards - Swati Rathore and Khushi Paliwal. Bohra Youth Public School, The Study School, DAV School and Vidhya Bhawan School received one award each for the canvas drawn by Sara Khan, Misbah Khan, Ayush Dangi and Harsh Talesara respectively.
The jury members comprising Mr. Hansraj Choudhary – Senior Vice President -UCCI, Ms. Jenny Nicol – UK National - Khushi Ambassador, Mrs. Shweta Dubey – Director Fusion Business Solutions, Mrs. Ruchika Godha - Chief Operating Officer - Advaiya, Mrs. Anita Sharma – Socialite and Mrs. Kavita Barjatiya – Freelance Anchor for TV and Radio programmes, also decided to pick-up best of the best category awards and accordingly 5 winners were also declared who made the best paintings across all the 8 themes. The winners were - Savi Prajapat from St. Mary’s School, Het Choubisa from Kendriya Vidyalaya (No.1) School, Sandali Rathore from Ryan International School, Gayatri Veerwal from Kendriya Vidyalaya and Saloni Rathore from Ryan International School who were awarded with trophies.
Each of the schools that participated in Khushi Creative Workshop has been recognized and a memento was presented.  All the children who participated in the workshop have also been given certificate for their contribution.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Duggal emphasised on the need to continue with such efforts to sensitize the society towards care for the deprived children. Acknowledging the sentiments of children, he expressed his desire to display these paintings at various Units of the Company to promote care for the deprived children. He applauded the sentiments of children behind such thoughts. Vikas Sharma, COO also appreciated the thoughts of children behind such projects and congratulated children for bringing such thoughts forward by way of depicting them on canvas.

Pavan Kaushik, Head - Corporate Communication and Founder of Khushi, introduced the thought of making “Khushi Club” in schools that can deliberate on the care for the deprived children and how schools can unite their activities towards a single focus on child care. With the “Khushi Club” the schools would also need to open “Khushi Bank” that would facilitate all funds that are now still diverted. These funds can be then spent on a focused activity through decisions taken by the “Khushi Club”.

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