Students of Deepika Ispat Sikhya Sadan
(DISS), the free school established by Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and managed
by Deepika Mahila Sanghati for the underprivileged children have won the
prestigious Rajya Puraskar in Scouts and Guides for the second consecutive
year. On 29th of March 2017 in a function organized at Raj Bhawan, Bhubaneswar,
His Excellency Mr. S. C. Jamir, the Honíble Governor of Odisha, presented the
Rajya Puraskar certificates for Scouts and Guides to 21 students of DISS.
The Rajya Puraskar came as recognition of
the contributions made by the Scout and Guide children in the society.
The children were actively involved in creating awareness on diseases like
Japanese Encephalitis, Blood Donation Camp at Rourkela Institute of Management,
Chhend, cloth distribution on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Rourkela
Railway Station, spreading brotherhood through Raksha Bandhan, rag picking and
other activities under Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, observance of Women Safety Day
in association with Youth Hostel Association of India and extending assistance
in the camp held for the differently abled.
Among the 21 recipients of the
certificates, there were 11 Guides and 10 scout students, all at present
student of Class X of the current academic year. The certificate will give the
students additional weightage at the time of admission for higher studies and
other career related opportunities. The Rajya Purskar Certificates are given to
those who have successfully completed the different advancement stage of Scout
and Guide training such as Pravesh, Pratham Sopan, Dwitya Sopan and Tritya
The students were accompanied by their
trained Guide Captain Ms Lakshmi Sahoo and the Basic Scout Master Trainer, Mr.
Sribatsha Samal, Assistant Teacher of the school. The school aims to
receive Rashtrapati Puraskar and bring many more children under the ambit of
the Scouts and Guide activities so to develop the inherent potential of the
youngsters and groom them as worthy citizens of the Nation.
It is worth mentioning here that, in an
endeavour to bring about a holistic development of the underprivileged children
of Industrial Township Deepika Ispat Sikhya Sadan (DISS), a free school was
established in the year 2007 by Rourkela Steel Plant. Ever since,the students
of the school have been proving their mettle in both academic and
extracurricular activities by participating in state as well as national