KGBV Babhni, Sonbhadra

A poem by Vimla from Kasturba gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Babni Block, Sonbhadra

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A poem by Sunita from Kasturba gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Babni Block, Sonbhadra

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A poem by Suman from Kasturba gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Babni Block, Sonbhadra

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KGBV Chatra, Sonbhadra

A poem by Sangeeta Raii from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chatra Block, Sonbhadra

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A poem by Rupanjali from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chatra Block, Sonbhadra

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A song by Manisha Kumari, Madhuri Kumari and Dharmasi Kumari from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chatra Block, Sonbhadra

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A poem by Kusum Muarya from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chatra Block, Sonbhadra

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KGBV Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

A poem and a short plea by Poonam Pal from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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An audio essay by Minuraag from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A poem by Sarita Yadav from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A poem by Rina Kumari from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A poem by Pinky Devi from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A poem and a short speech by Nidhi Pandey from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A story and a poem by Anjana Yadav from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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A poem by Laxmi Kashyap from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Hariharpur Rani Block, Shrawasti

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KGBV Madihan, Mirzapur

A slogan from Raveena, a student of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Madihaan Block in district of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. Raveen is a student of class 7 and this is her first entry in the India’s Daughter’s Campaign

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KGBV Mithoura, Maharajganj

Students of KGBV Mithoura, Maharajganj participating in the India’s Daughters Campaign. These entries were collected with help of Voice Forum developed by Digital Study Hall. Voice Forum helps our partner schools to connect with us using a basic mobile phone.

A story by Anjuma Patel from KGBV Mithura, Maharajganj

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A poem by Kasturi Bharti from KGBV Mithura, Maharajganj

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A poem by Neelam Shani from KGBV Mithura, Maharajganj

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A poem by Neelam Gautam from KGBV Mithura Maharajganj

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A story from Pratima Vishwakerma from KGBV, Mithurea, Maharajganj

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A story from Munita Yadav from KGBV Mithura, Maharajganj

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KGBV Dharmapur, Jaunpur

Students of KGBV Dharmapur, Jaunpur participating in the India’s Daughters Campaign. These entries were collected with help of Voice Forum developed by Digital Study Hall. Voice Forum helps our partner schools to connect with us using a basic mobile phone.

A poem by Nidhi-Maurya, KGBV Dharmapur, Jaunpur

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A slogan by Khushboo Raivanshi, KGBV Dharmapur, Jaunpur

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A poem by Akansha Maurya, KGBV Dharmapur, Jaunpur

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Inter KGBV Folk Song Competition, Jaunpur

Folk music has been a very powerful medium of expressing feelings and the village women have been literally singing away their blues for centuries! Study Hall Educational Foundation has been incorporating music and drama in the programmes it has been running for the empowerment of underprivileged girls. For the past three years, the Foundation has been involved with the Kasturba Gandhi Vidyalayas, residential schools for girls from very poor families.

Girls in Kasturba Gandhi schools of Jaunpur district were asked to search for songs that reflect the social status of girls in the society and the result were overwhelming. All the 19 schools sent their entries and the songs poignantly bring out the feelings of the girls about dowry, domestic violence, and ill treatment by in-laws, patriarchy and denial of their right to education. The listener can feel the pain in the young voices and one is forced to think how much more needs to be done before we get to hear some notes of joy.

Winning Entry
Chandini
KGBV Jaunpur, Karanjakala

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First Runner-up Entry
Aarti and Chandrakala
KGBV Shahganj, Jaunpur

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Second Runner-up Entry
Pratiksha
KGBV Mugrabadshapur, Jaunpur

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Commended
Kajal and Pooja
KGBV Mariyahoo, Jaunpur

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Commended
Nisha
KGBV Dobhi, Jaunpur

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Complete the Story

This was a group activity.The beginning of a story was narrated over the phone and the wardens noted it down .They were asked to divide the class in groups and then the girls had to discuss and  complete the story . The story is about a girl who wants to study further but when she goes home for Diwali , she finds her parents have fixed her marriage .The wardens /teachers were requested to go through the stories and select the best one .

The next day ,all the seven participating schools were called up and one girl form the selected group read out the story which was recorded at DSH .

THE STORIES

  • All the participants sounded excited and enthusiastic .
  • None of them had ever written a story before .
  • All the groups were able to bring the story to a logical conclusion  but some were very well written ,with a lot of thought .
  • The winners were a cut above the rest because they discussed the social pressures  child marriage and the resulting physical , social and financial problems .
  • All the stories ended on a note of hope.
Anju
KGBV,Majhwa
Mirzapur

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Nansi Mourya
KGBV,Muftiganj
Jaunpur

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Versha Raj
KGBV,Baksha
Jaunpur

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Suman Choudhry
KGBV,Jamalpur
Mirzapur

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Rinki Bind
KGBV,Badlapur
Mirzapur

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Nidhi Mourya
KGBV,Dharmapur
Jaunpur

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Neetu
KGBV,Kranajakala
Jaunpur

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Tell Your Dreams

In the first phase, seven KGBVs of Lucknow region were contacted and each school was requested to select five girls. These girls were then called individually and asked the following questions

  • What are your plans for the future?
  • How did you plan? Do you have a role model?
  • What qualities one must have for entering the field you have chosen?
  • Do you have some of these qualities or strengths? Was there any incident that made you feel that this is what you should be aspiring for?
  • Do you anticipate any hurdles or it will be smooth sailing?
  • If you feel there will be hurdles, what will you do to overcome those?

THE RESPONSE

Almost all the girls had dreams for a better future .

Most of the girls had set their sights on the commonly preferred goals, but some had very specific role models and sounded much focused.

Despite the fact that they have faced so many hardships due to poverty, none of them said that they wish to take up a profession solely to earn money .All of them wanted to serve the poor and help them get a fair deal from the society.

Most of the girls are aware of their rights.

The girls strongly believe that their teachers will be able to help them and that their parents will listen to their teachers.

FIRST – Prachi Yadav (KGBV, Kakori)
SECOND – Sweety Bantham (KGBV, Gossaiganj)
THIRD – Shivani Yadav (KGBV, Chinhat)

Ankita Rawat
KGBV-Mall

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Jyoti Chaurasia
KGBV-Mohanlalgang

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Kaushiki
KGBV-Malihabad

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Prachi Yadav
KGBV-Kakori

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Shivani Yadav
KGBV-Chinhat

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Sweety Batham
KGBV-Gossaiganj

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Ujala Bharti
KGBV-Sarojininagar

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