COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE

On 30th January 2024 the Interact Club of IVWS donated a 5 litre geyser to the Ashar Alo Girls Home. The students of the Interact club funded the geyser from their bake sales held regularly in school. We are proud of the hard work of our children.


SPIRIT OF GIVING-PART III

On 16th December, 20 students and 3 senior teachers travelled with the officers of SHER (Society for Heritage and Ecological Research) to the interiors of Sundarbans for the distribution of 100 blankets to the needy and 100 stationery kits for children. They made a 12 hour journey by bus, boat and by foot to reach the interiors.This has become an annual practice for our community service club Interact and the dedication of our students and teachers to this cause is truly exemplary.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPIRIT OF GIVING-Part II

On 11th December 2023, a team of 16 students offered their selfless service as volunteers for the Manovikas Kendra Annual Sports. It was an extremely humbling experience for the students as they helped those who are specially abled to enjoy all the races and games organised for them. The organisers had a special race for our IVWS students who worked all throughout the day to make it a special day for all the children at Manovikas Kendra. Our team was ably led by our Interact Club incharge to make it a wonderful day for all the children.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPIRIT OF GIVING

Our students have been bringing Christmas cheer into the lives of many in the last few days. On 14th December the Interact Club donated blankets to the Loreto Mary Ward Social Centre along with 100 stationery kits for underprivileged children. Then the team visited the aged nuns of the Loreto order and delivered blankets for them to ward off the winter chill. On 15th December we sent new clothes, pulses, and rice for all the children of the NGO Universal Smiles. It is our mission to bring smiles on the faces of as many people as possible this Christmas.

 
 
 
 

KEEPING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD CLEAN

On 6th December, the students of the community service club, Interact, went on a cleanliness drive. The students have made it a regular feature in their calendar where they believe in keeping the neighbourhood of the school clean.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE

On 10 November 2023, after a very successful Diwali evening celebration for the underprivileged children of the school neighbourhood,our Interact Club decided to donate the surplus food to the homeless and needy. They joined hands with an NGO called’ Haath Barale Bondhu’ and gave the food for the needy living on the footpaths near Lake Gardens and Sealdah station. The fresh food was given to the needy that evening itself instead of any wastage to satiate the hunger of the homeless.

 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES

Our Interact Club students along with the support of their teachers have been working very hard to set up Bake Sales at the last three Parent Teacher Meetings held on 23, 30 September, and 7 October. They have also organised to bring different NGOs to support their cause and helped them to set up stalls selling their wares, namely the Disha Foundation, Iswar Sankalpa, and the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy. All three organisations have seen the excellent sale of their wares and have expressed their deep appreciation for the support rendered by the parents and teachers of IVWS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

VISIT TO OLD AGE HOME

On 27th September 2023, our Interact Club students visited the old age home Shibasram and spent time with the people staying there. They entertained the old people by singing, reciting and dancing for them. The old age home people were delighted with our students. Our students also donated Horlicks,tea and coffee for the home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVES

Our Interact Club has been persevering in serving the community by providing essential food supplies to different NGOs across the city. They have visited the following organisations and donated 225 kgs of rice to Paripurnata Home, Nakshatra NGO, and Ishwar Sankalpa. The people incharge of these organisations have expressed their deepest gratitude to the students for extending a helping hand. Our students have also donated educational toys for the young children at the NGO Future Hope. This has all been made possible because of our parents who relentlessly support our community service initiatives.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Recognition For Interact Club

We are delighted to announce the citation received from Rotary Club Calcutta Chowrenghee for the exemplary service rendered by our community service club Interact of Indus Valley World School. This recognition will spur us on to touch greater heights through our future initiatives.


Staple Collection & Donation

As an institution that believes in the motto ‘sharing is caring,’ the students of Grades IX-XII were encouraged to donate rice and staples to help two organisations Shishu Tirtha and Premasree that we support every year. We were able to contribute 150 kgs of rice for the ‘Fistful of Grains’ initiative of the Soroptimist International of Calcutta for Shishu Tirtha. The visually impaired students of Premasree received a variety of staples and rice. Both organisations have expressed their profound gratitude to the school as they said the supplies would help to sustain meals for underprivileged children for the next few months.

 
 

Fundraising Activity Of Interact Club

On 5th August 2023, the Interact Club organised a mandala and doodling competition for the students of the Middle School. Each student participated by buying tickets that would help to fund projects of the club. It was truly heartening to see so many young artists spending such a wonderful Saturday morning in school creating beautiful artwork.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Annual Interact Meet 2023

We are overjoyed to announce the recognition of the hard work by our Interactors at the Annual District Meet of Rotary International District 3291 on 28 June 2023. Our two year old club has received awards in the following categories:

1. First in Community Service (medical)
2. First in Care for Differently abled children
3. First in Care for Animals
4. Best Club with 100 members

Our students presented a beautiful dance at the Annual meet and received a lot of appreciation. We wish to congratulate the entire IVWS family of students, parents and teachers for making every community service initiative taken up by Interact Club in the past year a success. We look forward to reaching greater heights as our students continue to serve the community and make us proud.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Service Initiative By Interact

On 21st June 2023, representatives from the Interact Club distributed 16 sewing kits to the women at Disha Foundation.The kit included a measuring tape, needle set, chalk set, scissors and pins.Future collaborative efforts were also discussed with the Disha representatives so that it can become a continued and long standing process.

 
 
 
 

The Interact Club of IVWS began its work in the new academic session by two initiatives

In continuation of our relationship with Shibasram, the residential home for senior citizens, our Interactors went and gave sweets for all the 75 residents on 12th April 2023 to mark Poila Baisakh. After school reopened,the Interactors began sorting all old textbooks that were donated by the students, as part of the book collection drive initiated by the club. On 13th April 2023, four large cartons of textbooks were donated for the students of Future Hope School by the club members. We are grateful to our students and their parents for the constant support that makes our community service initiatives a success.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Students Of The Middle School Donated Rice, Essentials And Toiletries

We are very proud to announce that the students of the Middle School donated rice, essentials and toiletries. Our school supports UNIVERSAL SMILES, a free residential home for students of various ages. Our students were able to handover staples on 8th February.This initiative was made possible due to the tremendous support of our parents and students.

 
 

Rugby Training With Future Hope

As part of our continuing collaboration with Future Hope on 3rd February the students of Indus Valley World School had a wonderful opportunity. They took part in a training session with the Rugby coaches Mahesh Paswan and Raju Karmakar and the students from Future Hope School. After the training session they played a friendly football match.

 
 

Interact District Rotary Youth Leadership Award

The four students Ayushi Paul Roy, Kashvi Gupta, Aradhita Ray and Debankita Roy of the IVWS Interact Club participated in the District RYLA Meet from 3rd to 5th February 2023. They engaged with students from various schools at Dhyan Ashram over three days and showcased their talents and participated in multifarious activities. They were accompanied by our Interact Club advisor Ms. Khadija Saleh. We are very proud of their participation and involvement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We are very proud to announce that the students of the Middle School donated rice, pulses and mustard oil over this week.

We are very proud to announce that the students of the Middle School donated rice, pulses, and mustard oil over this week. Our school supports PREMASREE, a free residential school for the blind. We were able to hand over staples to them on 19 January. This initiative was made possible due to the tremendous support of our parents and students.

 
 
 
 

Eight students of grade XI and XII volunteered to be scribes for blind students participating in the mock CLAT test at the National University of Jurisdictional Sciences.

On Sunday 27th November 2022, eight students from Grade XI and XII volunteered to be scribes for blind students appearing for the mock CLAT examination at the National University of Jurisdictional Sciences, Salt Lake, Kolkata. The school had been approached by IDEA Charitable Organisation to provide scribes who would help students from the Blind Boys Academy Narendrapur and the Calcutta Blind School Behala. IVWS is indebted to the parents of the students who agreed to send their wards as scribes to participate in this social service initiative.

 
 
 
 

INTERACTORS IN THE SUNDERBANS FOR BLANKET DISTRIBUTION

Twenty-one members of the Interact Club of IVWS went to the Sunderbans on 12th November 2022 with two teachers. After a three-hour bus ride, a two hour ferry ride, and a two km walk the team reached its destination – Pakhiralay. The school had donated over 1000 books to the same library last year with the assistance of Mr. Joydip Kundu of SHER. This time Mr. Kundu helped the Interactors distribute 150 blankets to underprivileged villagers. This was made possible because of the generous contribution of the entire IVWS teaching faculty along side the funds collected by the Interactors from their fundraising efforts. We are delighted that these 150 villagers will be protected in the forthcoming winter season.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INTERACT FELLOWSHIP MEET

On 5th November, 17 interactors from IVWS attended a workshop titled ‘Thoughts become things’ at Sri Sri Academy. The workshop was conducted by Mrs Shivani Agarwal, founder of “A journey with Gratitude”. She highlighted the importance of having a positive outlook towards life among children. The workshop was followed by an interactive session between students of Sri Sri Academy, BDM International and Indus Valley World where they discussed the current and upcoming projects of their respective clubs and how they could collaborate in making them happen.

 
 

INTERACTORS IN THE SUNDERBANS TO GENERATE AWARENESS

Twenty-one members of the Interact Club of IVWS went to the Sunderbans on 22nd October 2022 with three teachers. After a three-hour bus ride, a two hour ferry ride, and a two km walk the team reached its destination – Pakhiralay. The school had donated over 1000 books to the same library last year with the assistance of Mr. Joydip Kundu of SHER. This time Mr. Kundu helped the Interactors distribute 100 mosquito nets to underprivileged villagers. The students educated them about diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. The need to protect themselves was explained to the villagers as they were also requested to avoid use of plastic and to protect the environment. 100 stationery packs were distributed to children, along with snacks, sweets, and chocolates. This was the way in which the Interactors generated awareness and celebrated the Diwali spirit with the Sunderban villagers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In order to inculcate a sense of compassion and a spirit of giving to the less fortunate, IVWS has entered into partnerships with ‘Ektara’ (an NGO located in Topsia), Samaritan Help Mission ( located in Tikiapara) and ‘Premasree’ (a free residential school for the blind) Students of Ektara visit Indus Valley World School every week for sports and activities. We are working with the Samaritan Help Mission to enhance their teacher development programme. Students are also actively engaged in cleaning the school, neighbourhood and raising awareness of the need to maintain hygiene.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A FISTFUL OF RICE

The members of the Interact Club of IVWS launched a drive where they went from door to door collecting, literally, a fistful of rice. We are delighted to report that they collected almost 140 kg of rice!

Four representatives of the Club accompanied by their mentor teachers visited Shishu Tirtha, Thakurpukur, on the 28th of August 2021 to donate the rice to the underprivileged children there. This donation will help to feed the students and their families for approximately a month.

The interaction with the children at Shishu Tirtha was truly heart-warming for our teachers and students and they are hoping to go back to spend more time with them when the situation improves.

 
 

SEWA

Schools reopened from 3rd February and our students from Grade XI and XII were back following all Covid safety protocols. As an institution that believes in the motto ‘sharing is caring’ along side plunging into offline classes our students were encouraged to donate rice to help the needy and underprivileged.

We are extremely proud of our students that in just a fortnight our students collected over 110 kgs of rice! We are truly proud of the helping hand that has been extended by the IVWS students and parents as the pandemic recedes. We have donated 110kgs of rice to Shishu Tirtha, Thakurpukur to feed the underprivileged children there.

 
 

School reopened from 7th February for our students from Grades VIII and IX and they were back following all Covid safety protocols. As an institution that believes in the motto ‘sharing is caring,’ alongside plunging into offline classes our students were encouraged to donate rice, pulses, puffed rice, cooking oil and biscuits to help the visually impaired students of the NGO Premasree.

We are delighted that in just a fortnight our students collected over 200 kgs of rice and other staples.We are truly proud of the helping hand that has been extended by the IVWS parents. We have donated the entire collection to the representatives from Premasree today.They expressed their profound gratitude to the school as they said the supplies would help to sustain them for the next two months.

 
 
 
 
 
 

IVWS Undertakes Literacy Drive

The Interact Club of IVWS took up this project in collaboration with Rotary Club of Calcutta Chowrenghee. It was a literacy drive undertaken for the children in the neighbourhood slums of the school. We distributed exercise books,stationery kits and a Bengali primer to 100 students. The little ones were delighted to receive them and we look forward to them enjoying the process of learning.

 
 
 
 
 

Summer Camp For Ektara Children

The Interact Club of IVWS organised a five day camp with the help of the school’s faculty members for the students of Ektara, an NGO working out of Topsia. The club presents a few glimpses of the joy and fun.


Annual Interact Meet 2022

We are delighted to announce that our new born Interact Club received the 1st prize for Community Service( non- medical) at the Annual Interact Meet 2022 held on 21st June. The collective efforts of our students, parents and teachers has borne fruit and made the first year such a great success. We pledge to take bigger strides to serve the community in the years to come.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Interact Installation Ceremony 2022

The Interact Club of Indus Valley World School organised its Installation Ceremony in the school auditorium on 13th July 2022. The occasion was graced by the Chief Guest, noted actor director Arindam Sil, Guest of Honour Ananya Chaochcharia, Harvard Kennedy School scholar and creator of ‘Paint it Red’, District Governor Rotary District 3291 Ajoy Laha, Immediate Past District Governor Prabir Chatterjee, DICC Sulagna Daw and distinguished Rotarians from Rotary Club of Calcutta Chowrenghee.

The glittering ceremony opened with a dance set to a Ganesh Vandana followed by the traditional lamp lighting. The IVWS singers paid salutation to the Almighty through a Rabindra Sangeet. The keynote address was delivered by Arindam Sil whose thoughts were truly inspiring for the young Interactors. The new Board was invested by the Principal Reshma Bhattacharya. Thereafter the IVWS Choir sang a beautiful hymn before Eka Narayan, the Charter President of the Interact Club, made a presentation on all the work undertaken by the club in the last year.

This was followed by the President Neha Agarwal highlighting the projects the club will undertake in the coming months. The Guest of Honour Ananya Chaochcharia delivered a stirring address where she shared her personal story to inspire students to make “service above self” their motto. The programme came to an end with the school song and the National Anthem. It was truly a morning to remember!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Fundraising By Interact Club

Our Interact club has been receiving a lot of encouragement and support from their teachers and peers particularly in the Cookery club as they have been organising weekly food sales to raise funds for their community service projects. It is extremely heartening to see the teachers coming forward to cook and bake items for sale to support them. The school is encouraging the enthusiastic efforts of the children as they are trying to build up their funds in right earnest.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Extending A Helping Hand

Due to the initiative of our students we have been able to bring a smile on the faces of several underprivileged children and women before the festive season. Essential food supplies like rice, pulses, oil, sattoo and salt was handed over to two organisations, namely Mitali Mahila Samiti in Jadavpur and Universal Smiles in Anandapur. The supplies were handed over on 22nd September. This has been made possible due to the tremendous support the school received from the parents of our students. We are deeply indebted to the parents for their support of our community service initiatives.