Field trip to “Home for the Aged”
Based on I year lesson “A Visit of Charity” Department of English organized a field trip to “Home for the Aged” near Bhoiguda, Hyderabad on 5th March 2019 for all the students. The main intention of this visit is to inculcate human values and bonding with the aged people, how to behave with elderly, being responsible and sensible in this mechanical world. Students from I year B.A/B.Com/B.Sc visited the home. They interacted with the aged people, served food and shared their burdens. Some students have become emotional by listening to their stories. Finally all the students had the practical experience. English HoD Ms.Indrani, Mrs.Sharmila Rani, Mrs.Anusuya and Mrs.Sharada visited the home along with the students. The department is thankful to the management and the Principal Dr Chandriah for their encouragement and cooperation. An old age home is a place where old people are provided shelter and food to live.Since the women have started working out of homes, there is now, no one to look after the routine needs of the elders at home. The working women do not take care of the elders as their duty but as useless appendages in the family. They are also provided with healthcare facility and other amenities in old age homes. Old age is an important phase of life when we can sit and relax at home but nowadays many children who don’t want their parents at home admit them to old age homes to get rid of them. This attitude of the women has also largely contributed to the removal of elders from families. With this backdrop, the necessity for old age homes was felt, and is being increasingly felt with the passage of time. The entire spectrum of circumstances has led to this unhappy need for old age homes. However, sometimes there are people who don’t have children and no one to take care of them so they get admitted to the old age home on their own wish. The staff in the old age homes makes every possible effort to make their stay comfortable and relaxing so that they can also enjoy their life. There are various reasons behind the mushrooming of old age homes in different countries some of which includes increasing urbanization and modern life which makes people too busy earning their livelihood and forgetting all the moral values, breaking of the joint family into nuclear families, people becoming selfish and socialize less and there are numerous other factors that result in this situation. Children need to understand that their parents are the only ones who love them unconditionally but without giving a second thought to this, they send their parents to the old age homes.Sometimes the old people willingly join old age homes as they remain active and get comprehensive facilities which ensure a healthy and peaceful life. Also, old age homes are a great option for the parents whose children work outside their country and don’t get a chance to look after them. It is a matter of fact that if parents can admit their children in crèche when they are working or don’t have time to take care of them, then indeed children can also send them to old age homes when required.No matter how well they are looked after in these homes, a single visit to an old age home brings depression to the onlooker as, no one – Yes, no one seems to be happy there.It is very clear to all who visit an old age home that, all the inmates are there, not for the love of being away from home and independent but, because there is no better alternative left for them, once they are neglected and unwanted in their homes by their own children.The only solace is that, they are getting their daily requirements of shelter and food – if not the bonds of love from the family.Today it is alarming to see the growth of old age homes across India. We, once lived unitedly as a joint family under one roof with different blood relatives – father, mother, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt, grandchildren and many more who are now living a pathetic life of loneliness. In conclusion, old age homes can be a blessing to some people while for others it can be a curse. The situation varies from family to family. However, the old age homes are the last hope of old people so they must be equipped with every facility so that people who live there can lead a better life. Students have learnt the values of life such as respect towards elders, helping them, developing values and ethics to implement in their lives.
Celebration of International literacy Day
On the occasion of International Literacy Day on September 8th 2019 , Department of English conducts a programme about awareness on the importance of literacy. All the students from B.A, B.Com, B.Sc participate. All the students participate enthusiastically in the program and made it a grand success. Through this it was observed that people were aware of the importance of education and shown their willingness to join in Government’s free education scheme. Principal Dr A Chandraiah started the programme. HoD Ms.K.Indrani , Lecturers Mrs. N.SharmilaRani,Mrs.S. Anusuya and Mrs.G.Sharada took the initiation in organizing the programme. B.com final year students SSV Sharma , P. Usha , Pallavi , Vamshi , Saba Begum ,Venkatesh and others lead the team. It is observed on 8 September across the globe to promote and support the development of literacy and skills, universal access to quality education, and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives. Let us have a look at International Literacy Day, its 2020 theme -history and significance.The day spread awareness about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. It is necessary to raise awareness in the world of literary issues that are faced by people and also to endorse campaigns that help increase literacy for all people. The theme for 2019 is Literacy and Multilingualism. We know that with the progress still challenges about literacy persist. It is distributed unevenly across countries and populations. Therefore, it is necessary to focus on the linguistic diversity in education and literacy development to overcome the challenges and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. On 26 October 1966, UNESCO proclaimed 8th September as International Literacy Day to combat worldwide issues of illiteracy. The purpose was not only to combat illiteracy but also to promote literacy as a tool that could empower individuals as well as whole communities. Due to this many people around the globe will get employment opportunities and will improve their lives. The idea of an International Literacy Day was born at the World Conference of Ministers of Education on the eradication of illiteracy held in Tehran in 1965. This day was also adopted as the part of UNs sustainable development goals program in 2015. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UNs sustainable development goals and the UNs 2030 agenda for sustainable development. This day is celebrated to promote human attention towards literacy and know their rights for social and human development. International Literacy Day serves to recognize the importance of literacy and acknowledge the need to create a globally literate community. Literacy refers to a persons ability to read or write, an ability that connects and empowers people, allowing them to communicate and interact with the world, and one that the United Nations considers to be a basic human right. Today, approximately 1/6th of the worlds population, two-thirds of which is female, is unable to read or write at a basic level in their native languages. Illiteracy in nearly all parts of the world has been linked to socio-economic issues like poverty and demographic factors such as gender. International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year to highlight the importance of literacy and raise awareness for literacy problems. According to a report based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey, Kerala, with 96.2 literacy, has once again emerged as the most literate state in India, while Andhra Pradesh featured at the bottom with a rate of 66.4. With 96.2 literacy, Kerala, emerged as the most literate state in the country, Andhra Pradesh featured at the bottom with a rate of 66.4 showed a report based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey. According to the study, after Kerala, Delhi has the best literacy rate at 88.7, followed by Uttarkhands 87.6, Himachal Pradeshs 86.6, and Assams at 85.9.On the other hand, Rajasthan is the second-worst performer with a literacy rate of 69.7, followed by Bihar at 70.9, Telangana at 72.8, Uttar Pradesh at 73, and Madhya Pradesh at 73.7.Based on these statistics our country population needs to be educated. Kerala as role model Telangana government has to implement education policies and make it mandatory. Literacy day program is creating awareness among the students to spread the importance of education .