6 The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself to the service of other”
- Mahatma Gandhi
I am proud of being an MRV student where every student at MET Rishikul Vidyalaya has been directly or indirectly involved in social service which has been introduced to create a sense of awareness and sensitivity towards issues which fuels disparity. ‘MRV Cares’ is a step to channelize the energies of the Cambridge IGCSE students to make their contributions to society with a student led initiative dedicated to aiding society and spreading kindness, locally and internationally and building leaders of tomorrow.
In the past year we the students of MET Rishikul Vidyalaya have been associated with Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of Speech And Hearing Disabilities Divyangjan,Bandra Mumbai as part of the International Dimensions in School Project work. The association has uncovered the heartening and commendable effort that has been put in by the faculty of Ali Yavar Jung National Institute towards children with Speech And Hearing Disabilities.
Hence, MRV Cares Club Students Committee members extended an invitation and was wholeheartedly accepted by the faculty of Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities to celebrate World Deaf Day on 23rd September 2020.
MRV Cares first event of the year “Impaired but Empowered” was conducted virtually in the presence of the students, faculty from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities and supported by we the students, staff of MET Rishikul Vidyalaya with Our Principal Dr G Nagashree and MET Trustee Shri Pankaj Bhujbal also graced the occasion.
The event infused spirituality with the ceremonial prayer by Riddhi Gupta (MRV Cares Secretary), followed by Aahan Karnavat (MRV Vice President who inspired the attendees by sharing the story of Ludwig Van Beethoven; a deaf composer, whose music is regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Ms Krishna Tripathi (MRV Hindi Faculty) took us through this heart touching event with her constant motivation, sensitive and positive perspective. MRV Music Team (Mr Sachin Dhumal, Mr Nilesh Arwat and Ms Paribhasha Valmiki) took all the attendees on a journey into the world of music demonstrating innovative ways in which one can create music with simple everyday objects and recycled items to compose tunes.
Our gifted, MRV Art & Design Faculty, Mr Prashant Suvarna introduced everyone to the world of caricatures and taught the attendees the secrets to a good drawing: practice, determination, and attention to detail. Mr Prashant made a caricature of 2 students from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities who were thrilled seeing their final outcome.Our young students Sanvy Kulkarni and Soumya Deshmukh (Grade 7) our nimble footed students performed a classical piece effortlessly. The Grade 3 students of presented a group dance performance and was joined in by students of Ali Yavar Jung who danced and matched the steps with MRV Students.
Our enthusiastic Pre Primary teachers enacted a small skit called ‘The Enormous Radish’, teaching that if we work hard together, we can accomplish anything The dramatization was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The event concluded with MRV Trustee Shri Pankaj Bhujbal sharing a few inspiring thoughts of the unique event and encouraging more such associations for MRV Cares Club. He appreciated the perfect blend of art, music, dance, drama and conveyed his good wishes for the success of the event.
I am privileged to be a part of this endeavour! Although the pandemic has trapped us in our homes, that doesn’t stop MRV Cares. It will continue with the objective, to create a society that creates equal opportunities for the citizens of tomorrow irrespective of their impairments.