Greetings for the New Year! I am Manisha, an Udayan Shalini fellow studying in my final year of Mass Communication and Journalism from Delhi University. Being selected as a Shalini and joining USF, Delhi Chapter in 2010, really changed my life. Not only has the Fellowship eased the financial burden on my family, it has helped me polish my communication skills and develop a lot of confidence. The regular career counselling sessions help me a lot as they tell me about the various options I can choose from.
We are all looking forward eagerly to February 2013 – when Udayan Care completes 19 years and begins its twentieth year. That’s 2 decades of working with children and young girls like us.
Meanwhile, across Udayan Care, the winter months have been a busy time. The new website was launched. You can click www.udayancare.org to view it. The Annual Report for 2011-12 has also been uploaded on the website
I am really happy that 583 Shalinis have been inducted for the Fellowship in beautiful ceremonies across all Chapters. With Haridwar, Gurgaon and Phagwara being added on, USF is now present in 8 cities
Shalinis from Uttarakhand Chapter visited Delhi on an educational tour and also had fun visiting many of the historical monuments.
Diwali was celebrated with many of our corporate partners and Christsmas saw children at all Udayan Ghars enjoying a wonderful Carnival with one of our foreign volunteers even dressing up as Santa!
Many of our young Udayans from Udayan Ghars won medals for excelling in Sports like badminton, taekwondo and athletics.
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Manisha Gola (20)
Graduating in Mass Communication Journalism, Delhi University
Udayan Shalini Fellowships (2010), Delhi Chapter