On the run up to India’s Organ Donation Day on the 27th of November, the Organ Receiving & Giving Awareness Network (ORGAN) India, an initiative of the Parashar Foundation, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), and the Nehru Planetarium organized an ‘Organ Donation’ Poster Making Competition 2018 at the Nehru Planetarium on the 29th of October, 2018 from 9am to 1 pm.
The competition aimed to create awareness on the concept of Organ Donation among students and teachers and encourage students to bring out their thoughts and feelings on the subject through a vibrant display of their skill and imagination. The competition encouraged students to express themselves via their paintings and drawings and bring out the spirit of giving which is the hallmark of the selfless act of organ donation.
The competition was organized for the students of classes 9th to 12th divided in two categories viz. Category 1 – Class 9th & 10th and Category 2 – Class 11th & 12th.
The theme of the competition was, ‘Organ Donation – You Can Live Twice’. Students could choose any one of the following sub themes for making their posters on the spot:
Around 149 students from 41 schools across Delhi-NCR participated in the competition. In an effort to create ripples in the minds of students, the best change-makers of the society, schools had also conducted an in-house poster making competition in their schools on the theme of Organ Donation as a run up to the competition, as requested by the organizers.
(Some of the posters and pictures from in-house competition conducted by participating schools)
Dr. Promila Gupta, Principal Consultant, DGHS, MoHFW, GOI was the Chief Guest for the event and Dr. N.N. Mathur, Principal, VMMC graced the occasion, as a special guest, to encourage students and the efforts of the schools, teachers, organizers to spread awareness around organ donation.
The competition was judged by 10 jury members divided in a panel of 5 jury members for each category. The jury panel was a mix of eminent artists and experts related to organ donation. Following were the jury members (From left to right): Dr. P.N. Gupta, Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Mr. Rajesh Harsh, Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Ms. Santosh Gupta, Dr. N. N. Mathur (special guest), Ms. Nirupama Mishra, Ms. Aditi Saigal, Ms. Kavita Puri Arora, Dr. Richa Kapoor, and Dr. Suresh Badhan.
The competition began with a welcome note by Ms. Prerna Chandra, Program Manager, Nehru Planetarium followed by a short speech by Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium. She shared her happiness in collaborating with ORGAN India and NOTTO for the first time to organize such an educational event with a theme different from astronomy and for a great social cause of organ donation.
Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee of ORGAN India, an initiative of the Parashar Foundation shared few words of encouragement for the students. She spoke of her own mother’s heart transplant and how it saved her life. She told students what a miracle organ donation was for her family who now have a mother and grandmother thanks to the generosity of a donor and his family.
Dr. N. Rathnasree sharing few words with attendees
Ms. Anika Parashar addressing students
Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO shared few words of wisdom about organ donation and welcomed all to the competition. Finally, Dr. Promila Gupta, Principal Consultant, DGHS, MoHFW, GOI shared her thoughts and inaugurated the competition.
Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh sharing her thoughts
Dr. Promila Gupta addressing the gathering
The competition began at 9:45 am on the terrace of the Planetarium. Students were given a time frame of 90 minutes to make their posters on the spot. They participated enthusiastically and made wonderful posters on the given theme, depicting the altruistic side of organ donation, and why it is the need of the hour. Meanwhile, the teachers accompanying the students were shown an astronomy show by the planetarium. Some of them also came forward for voluntary participation to make posters on the theme of organ donation and show their creative side too.
The competition was followed by tea and refreshments for students and teachers and other guests. An astronomy show was also organized by the Nehru Planetarium for the students and teachers.
Students used various medium of colors such as crayons, oil pastels, sketch pens, or poster colors etc. to make their posters. Top 3 winners in each category were presented a trophy and a certificate. A Decathlon gift voucher worth INR 3000, INR 2000 and INR 1000 were presented to top 3 winners in each category, sponsored by ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation. Ten students in each category were presented a mug and a certificate as an encouragement prize. The competition was judged by a panel of eminent artists and experts related to art and organ donation. Participation in the event was through pre-registration only.
The Prizes to the winners were presented by Dr. N.N. Mathur, Principal, VMMC; Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO; Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee, ORGAN India and other jury members.
Following are the very talented winners of the competition:
First Prize – Eshita Jain, Class 10th, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Second Prize – Farhan Bakht Ahmed, Class 9th, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Third Prize – Bhomik Rajlok, Class 9th, The Union Academy Sr. Sec. School, Raja Bazar
First Prize – Aksh Garg, Class 11th, Bal Bharti Public School, Rohini
Second Prize – Shubhashree Rana, Class 11th, Amity International School, Vasundhra;
Third Prize – Aniket Mitra, Class 12th, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini
Following 10 students, in each category, got encouragement prizes:
Category 1: Anushka Saxena, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhra; Eva Chaudhary, Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura; Aditi Panwar, Navyug School, Pandara Park; Laiba, Little Flowers Public Sr. Sec. School, Shahdara; Sushant Prakash, The Air Force School, Subroto Park; Harsh Tanwar, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 8, Rohini; Kishor Singh, Navyug School, Lodhi Road; Sakshi Verma, Amity International School, Vasundhra; Namrata Devgun, Bal Bharati Public School, Noida; Karishma Nagdev, Mata Gujri Public School, Greater Kailash-1
Category 2: Nisha, GGSSS, Block 2, Yamuna Vihar; Manvi Jain, Amity International School, Vasundhra; Soumya Aggarwal, Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura; Priya Kumari, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 12, Dwarka; Dhyanu, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Delhi Cantt; Anushka, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini; Lomush, Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj; Adheesh Nandkeolyar, Sachdeva Global School, Dwarka; Ayesha Siddique, GD Salwan Public School, Rajindra Nagar; Satish Kohli, Navyug School, Lodhi Road
Post the prize distribution ceremony, a thank you note was given by Ms. Sunayana Singh, CEO, ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation.
A very special thanks to Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO, Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee, ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation, Ms. Prerna Chandra, Program Manager, Nehru Planetarium, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Assistant, Nehru Planetarium, Mr. Anurag Arora, Assistant Administrative Officer, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Antika Jain, Consultant (IEC), NOTTO and their entire teams for their support. Very special thanks to all the volunteers Pooja, Varda, Vibhanshu, Vikas and Amresh and ORGAN India team for their efforts and hard work to make this program a huge success.
Vikas (Volunteer), Dr. Sourabh Sharma (Project Manager), Mr. Harjeet Singh (Estate Manager), Dr. Geetika Vashisth (Senior Project Manager), Ms. Sunayana Singh (CEO), Varda (Volunteer), Pooja (Volunteer), Vibhanshu (Volunteer)
Final list of Participants in the ‘Organ Donation’ Poster Making Competition 2018
|S.No.||Name of the School||Category 1 – Class 9th & 10th||Category 2 – Class 11th & 12th|
|Name of Students||Name of Students|
|1||Kerala Edu. Society Sr. Sec. School, Sector 8, R.K. Puram||Michelle Ruth P.A.||Noel Saju||Dhanoop M.D.||Aneesha Dileep|
|2||Amity International School, Vasundhra, Ghaziabad||Sakshi Verma||–||Subhashree Rana||Manvi Jain|
|3||Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura||Ifrah Khan||Eva Chaudhary||Aditi Goel||Somya Aggarwal|
|4||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sec-25, Rohini||Aryan||Vanshika||Nitin Sharma||Babita|
|5||Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt||Kanishka||–||Sudipta Nandi||Khitija Jena|
|7||Navyug School, Lodhi Road||Deepika||Kishor Singh||Tarun Maurya||Satish Kohli|
|8||Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj||Kriti Lohia||Chhavi Kholia||Lomush||Parvati Sharma|
|9||Guru Harikrishan Public School, Nanak Piao, R P Bagh||Simranjeet Kaur||Harpreet Kaur||Jasmeet Kaur||Jasrayman Kaur|
|10||DTEA Sr. Sec. School, Lakshmi Bai Nagar||Tanya Tariyal||R Jeevanantham||–||–|
|11||Mata Gujri Public School, Greater Kailash – 1||Karishma Nagdev||Jaspreet Singh||Manav Sharma||Bishan Singh Rana|
|12||SKV No.1 Narela (1310036)||Lakshita||Shivani Bhardwaj||Monika||Bharti Rathore|
|13||GSKV H Block, Sultanpuri (1412029)||Saniya||Anha||–||–|
|14||Rukmini Devi Jaipuria Public School, Rajpur Road||Arpit Yadav||Shreya Gambhir||Nikita Sharma||Kumar Himanshu|
|15||The Air Force School, Subroto Park||Riya Singh||Sushant Prakash||Shruti Singh||Subhadra|
|16||Lovely Public Sr. Sec. School, Priyadarshini Vihar||Ujjwal Malik||Aahan Gupta||Divy Jain||Karishma Bedi|
|17||Govt. Co-ed SSS Lajpat Nagar-1 (1925335)||–||–||Raghuvir||Manoj, Pankaj Singh Kushwaha|
|18||Bal Bharati Public School, Rohini||Shreya Chabra||Saumya Rawat||Aksh Garg||Kaveri|
|19||The Union Academy Sr. Sec. School, Raja Bazar||Bhomik Rajlok||Sumit Verma||Ankit Kumar Yadav||Mohd Saud|
|20||Little Flowers Public Sr. Sec. School||Laiba||Bushra||Himanshi||Deeksha|
|21||Modern School, Barakhamba Road||Anya Seth||Eshita Jain, Farhaan Ahmed||Girija Jhalani||Raghav Kapahi, Arunima Gautam|
|22||Gyan Devi Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar||Srishti||Divyanshi||Ayesha Siddique||Ashween|
|23||South Delhi Public School, Defence Colony||Ayush Mehta||Sagar Kumar Nayak||Hardik||Vanshika Vohra|
|24||Kendriya Vidyalaya Sec.12 Dwarka||Soumya||Bidisha||Mahima||Priya Kumari|
|25||Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Delhi Cantt||Vibhu||Tanya||Dhyanu||–|
|26||Indirapuram Public School, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad||–||Shweta Rajput||Kanchan Sami||–|
|27||GBSSS Babarpur, Shahdra||–||–||Hariom Tomar||Harsh Shanu|
|28||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Masjid Moth, Sadiq Nagar||Pallavi||Aditya Mohanty||Preeti||Himanshu|
|29||Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt||Jeslin Verghese||Sabarnika||Anushka Singh Rajput||Nishat Smriti|
|30||Ryan International School, Gurugram||Adya Sharma||Sneha Saini||–||–|
|31||Govt. Girls SSS No. 2, Yamuna Vihar||–||Ruchi||Ikra Khatoon||Nisha|
|32||Bal Bharati Public School, Sector 21, Noida||Yash Garg||Namrata Devgun||Sarthika Dave||Prerna Dimri|
|33||B.R.M.V.B. Sr. Sec. School, Lajpat Nagar||Tina Bal||Meenu||Khushi Binwal, Amit Prajapati||Prem Choudhary, Irfan|
|34||Sachdeva Global School, Sector 18A, Dwarka||Prarthana Khanna||Nikita Kumari||Adheesh Nandkeoiyar||Adheet|
|35||Oxford Public School, Nehru Nagar||Khulud Qureshi||Kirti Singh||Nashrah Kalam||Ayesha|
|36||Kamala Nehru SKV, Jangpura||Priya||Komal||Hema||Khushi|
|37||Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad||Dhriti Dugar||Anushka Saxena||Aditi Modi||Akriti Agarwal|
|38||Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 8, Rohini||Harsh Tanwar||Dharna Khatri||Ajay Kumar||Vanshika|
|39||Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini||Saatviki Chawla||Siya Giriwar||Aniket Mitra||Anushka|
|40||Navyug School, Pandara Park, Pandara Road||Aditi Panwar||Gungun Verma||–||–|
|41||Govt. Coed Sr. Sec. School, Kavita Colony, Nangloi||Kailash||–||Jyoti||–|