Motilal Oswal Foundation celebrated 72nd Independence Day with the students of Guru Nanak Mission High School (Andheri). The students brought together the colorful folk dances of India and sang songs praising the diversity, natural beauty and culture of the motherland.
The 71st Independence Day was celebrated in its full glory at Motilal Oswal Tower. Students from schools in Wada, which are supported by the Foundation, presented an array of folk dances. The highlight of the evening was the rope-skipping performance by the students. Among the performers were 2 students who have won medals in National level rope-skipping competition. Speaker from Isha Foundation were also invited to talk about the Rally for Rivers movement.
MOF hosted a gala night for Paani Foundation to spread the word about the incredible work done by them. Mr. Aamir Khan addressed the audience and shared the journey and future goals of the initiative. During the first edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 116 villages participated. For the second edition more than 1300 villages from 30 talukas across Maharashtra have registered. The impact created through the movement is phenomenal.
KISS is one of its kinds in the entire world, providing free and quality residential educational facility to tribal children. The campus located at Bhubaneswar is home to 25000 tribal children from kindergarten to post-graduate level!! Founded in 1993 by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, KISS has been accorded Special Consultative Status by the United Nations.
Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal (JMD, Co-founder MOFSL) and Mrs. Sunita Agrawal (Director, Motilal Oswal Foundation) spent an entire day at KISS. Both of them were highly impressed with the quality of infrastructure, thoughtful planning, seamless daily routine and above all discipline among children. KISS provides quality education along with opportunities with all-round development. Many students of the institute have represented in sports and other areas at national & international levels. Mr. & Mrs. Agrawal also addressed the students during the school assembly.
MOF partnered with Paani Foundation, an initiative started by Aamir Khan to tackle drought conditions in Maharashtra. Paani foundation announced a competition – ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’ wherein the participating villages competed to create watershed development.116 villages across Satara, Beed & Amravati competed to make their village water-sufficient through shramdaan. MOF aided 11 villages to be part of this initiative.
Mr. Motilal Oswal presented awards to the winners of the competition, along with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis at an event organized on August 15th.
The 70th Independence Day was celebrated at MOT on August 12th. The students of Balmohan Vidyamandir added color and melody to the event through their enthralling performances. While through their songs they expressed their hopes for a new and improved India, through the drama they gave the message of animal protection. During the event the volunteers of Gyandaan were felicitated with a certificate of appreciation.
As part of our engagement with the schools, students of Balmohan Vidyamandir who had appeared for NFLAT visited MOT on February 17th. Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal had an interactive session with these students. He shared his life’s journey and guided them for goal setting and tips for overall development. The students had a very enriching question-answer session with Mr. Agrawal about Indian and international economy, stocks and commodities, career choices, etc. Later the students visited the dealing room where our advisors showed them the dealing room and trading system.
On 14th September MO Foundation had organized a motivational talk by Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal at Saraswati Mandir (Mahim). More than 250 students of 8th and 9th Std were present for this event. Mr. Agrawal shared his life story with the children, emphasizing on the need to have bigger dreams and being completely dedicated to them. With hard-work and dedication one can achieve any goal in his/her life, irrespective of one’s background.
Mr. Agrawal highlighted the need to develop reading habit, especially newspapers so as keep one updated about the world. Mr. Agrawal also focused on the need to have a role model. The children also interacted with Mr. Agrawal, asking him questions about career choices, learning techniques etc. He suggested the students to give their 100% to their studies as this is the only thing that will create the foundation of their future.
The Independence Day celebration at MOSL was a memorable event. On the eve of 14th August the Motilal Oswal Tower was filled with the titters of students of Saraswati Mandir High School. More than 80 students of Class 1-8 visited the MO Tower. They were extremely excited and happy as it was their first ever visit to a Corporate. The children presented dance performances and sang patriotic songs. Everyone was awestruck to see their talent.