is a common story that gets repeated in virtually
village after village in this vast country.
There are millions of teeming, bright, enthusiastic
young minds who want to become an Abdul Kalam
or a CV Raman or a Kalpana Chawla or even Mother
Theresa . They have the will but lack the opportunity.
After seeding life skills like
Teamwork, Planning, Influence, Articulation
etc. through the weekly SUMMIT program, to the
urban children studying in Corporation, Govt.
and Govt. aided schools in and around Chennai
and the other metros, Ullas chose to do its
bit to 'ignite young minds' living in these
remote interiors. Associates led by PDs/Konarks
who wish to ‘reconnect with their roots’
participate with their team members in this
program which revolves around the Diary of Dreams
The audience will essentially
be 9th std children who will be encouraged to
pen down their dreams and voice out their aspirations
during the workshop.The entire session is a
module of 120 minutes. Each of the five toppers
in the school gets a scholarship cheque of Rs
1000 from the team leaders .
Each team is provided guidelines
to be followed in conducting the workshop including
administrative instructions on distribution
of scholarships. We have selected schools which
are easily accessible by road/rail and they
are also near to important temple towns/ resorts.
In fact, village Kille(tsunami affected) which
is also our Social Engineering hub near Cuddalore,
is very close to Pichavaram lake. So one more
reason to have a 'team outing with a purpose'.