This year, under the special project of Sri Sarada Math, Rasik Bhita, 7 students received the Gold Award as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. It is mention worthy that this year, the Awardees under the Gold category, hailed from 2 remote villages of West Bengal, Baladbandh and Kumrogori. The programme titled, ‘The Gold Award Ceremony of The International Award for Young People’ was held at the Multipurpose Hall in New Delhi. The awardees representing Rasik Bhita were, Pranati Koley, Papiya Koley, Bonnya Soren, Rima Pakira, Piyali Dhara, Rupsona Khatun and Chandrani Patra. The awardees have come a long way and for the last 3 years, they have consistently performed under the four skill sections of IAYP.
The awardees have actively participated in the Gold Award programme in New Delhi. They have participated in a dance performance with ‘Asatoma Sadgamaya’. The performance was highly appreciated by the eminent guests and audience present there. Dr. VivekRaghavan (CTO Team Indus, Technology Architect, Aadhar, UIDAI) and Ms. Sue Walker (Regional Director, Asia Pacific, The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation) were the Chief Guests. The 7 Gold Awardees felicitated the eminent guests with beautiful flower bouquets. They further welcomed the Trustee Members and a few guests with hand-made Rakhis (wrist-bands), conceptualized and created by the awardees themselves. The event was memorable to make the day a treasured one, bringing smiles in the faces of these marvelous children of God!