Communication and Friendship Tours
We stress the need of informal interactions and encourage participation by people. Annually Aseem organises a study tour for school-children and gives them a much-needed exposure. Similarly people from both regions visit each other in Friendship Tours.
Aseem is runs various projects under its Educational Initiatives.
Project Abhilasha: a series of lectures roughly one per month showcased live through video conferencing to reach the 9th and 10th standard students from across the country. Administrative services, medicine, engineering, arts, sports, commerce, law, agriculture, architecture, business, linguistics, management are the major topics that are discussed. Abhilasha commenced on 9th Feb 2013 and has received terrific response so far from schools as far as Assam, Nagaland and Ladakh.
e-friendship and e-Mentoring: Students from Border areas get connected to an e-Friend or e-Mentor and they communicate so that the students get directional guidance and to learn new skills.
Integrated Schools: Under this project we connect one school from Border region with one school from mainland India. They have at least one interaction per month through video conferencing. They have guest lectures and the schools in Border areas are inntroduced to new teaching techniques and new opportunities for students. Currently Khushal Valley Public School from J&K is interacting with Jnana Prabodhini school, Pune, MH. “Abhilasha”,
National Integration Park
Featuring 21 Paramveer chakra awardees on a feature wall, the Ekatmata Udyan or national Integration Park is a place near Pune (at Chandiwali) that symbolizes the national integration and brings together groups of active people to work towards a common national cause. We hold various congregations to discuss national issues, show films hold study workshops here.
Social Entrepreneurship Development
Efforts are aimed at creating socially beneficial opportunities for the youth of Border states. Successful experiments in the state of Jammu and Kashmir include Apple-Walnut biscuits (production and sales)and women's self help groups into embroidery. Read the details under Projects.
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