To celebrate National Handwriting Day, Times Foundation, as part of its ongoing campaign ‘Phir Likhega India’, along with Times NIE(News in Education), organised an interactive event at NMMC earlier this week for kids. The education department of NMMC also helped in organising the event.
Over 250 students of classes 5 to 9 took part in the event. The ‘Phir Likhega India’ campaign aims at developing and improving children’s handwriting skill and also helping with personality development.
For the campaign, Times Foundation sought a tie up with Institute of Graphology as a knowledge partner to conduct workshops. The mayor of Navi Mumbai, Jayawant Sutar was the chief guest at the event. There were other dignitaries like Rupali Bhagat, local corporator, along with Kalpana Puntambekar, principal of the civic school, Rutika Sankhe, extension officer, and Rekha Patil, co-ordinator from the education department of NMMC.
After the commencement of the event with the lighting ceremony, Mayor Sutar addressed the people by reminiscing his childhood. He said “When I was a kid, I used a stick to write. Today, you (children) have a lot of facilities to write. You should enhance your handwriting and use less of mobile and computer.”
Principal Putambekar said, “This initiative is yielding a positive response from the children.” Sandeep Sangave, head of education department, welcomed the initiative and assured to provide all support to make it successful. The civic education department has allotted 70 schools for this campaign.
A handwriting competition took place in the event in which many students took part in, and prizes were handed to the best three. There was even handwriting workshop that was conducted by Rajesh Jauhari, handwriting analyst of Power of Handwriting.