Chandigarh, August 16:(News From Bharat Sandesh) Today, Diane Millar, Regional English Language Officer (RELO), US presented certificate to 75 pass-outs students from Bapu Dham Colony of an English Access Microscholarship Progamme of US Embassy, at Gurukul Global School, Chandigarh . This was locally managed by Yuvsatta-an NGO in association with Department of Education, Chandigarh Administration. Prominent amongst those who were present included Saroj Mittal, Dy. Director, School Education, Rachna Sharma, English Access Program Coordinator & Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta.
The programme started with melodious welcome song and vibrant ‘Ganesh Vandana’ by Gurukul Global Kids.
And before presenting certificates and gifts of books to this batch of young students, Diane Millar in her address said that through this initiative, these students had undergone 360 hours of English language learning in a very innovative methodology of teaching techniques, multimedia, theatre, puppets, cooperative games, calligraphy classes, home assignments, enhancement activities,film shows and exposure to American culture, customs, food items, etc. And she motivated the successful students to now give back to society what they have learned in last two years, by not only teaching English to their family members and friends but also by becoming good citizens of their country and working for a better world.
Beaming with joy Mohit Sharma and Sandeep Kaur, both students of English Access Programme, while sharing their experience on stage thanked US Embassy for facilitating their English learning & writing skills, which has made their communications skills stronger and boosted their morale. Young kids of Bapu Dham also staged a skit ‘The Giving Tree’ highlighting the value of caring, sharing and planting of trees on the occasion.
Along with certificate English Access Programme students today also got an advance learner’s Oxford Dictionary and autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Aruna Bhardwaj, Principal of the Gurukul Global School.