Two of our girls from the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Yelahanka (Bangalore), Karnataka came back with prizes from Chiguru, the annual flagship event of Youth For Seva. There are currently 45 girls residing in the Yelahanka Chatralayam.
In the fireless cooking category competition, Kavya (8th standard) and Shireesha (6th standard) bagged the third prize. Similarly, Shakuntala ( 5th standard) and Anumavva (7th standard) won the third prize in yoga in the junior category.
Designed as a cultural extravaganza, Chiguru is a platform for underprivileged children from government schools to exhibit their talents in more than 16 competitions. Around 3,000 children participated in this annual event held on December 16. The show saw the support of 800 volunteers that included the Youth for Seva network as well as corporate volunteers.
Founded in April 2007, Youth for Seva (YFS) is a nation-wide volunteering movement that inspires youth to volunteer and provides them with meaningful opportunities to serve the community.
The goal of YFS is to support schools, destitute shelters, government hospitals and other organisations in the social sector through volunteers who can help them mitigate some of their shortcomings and challenges. Volunteering is made easy and customised to the individual’s interests, time availability and skill sets.
YFS aims to create positive change agents in the society, through the culture of volunteering.