NILGIRIS WYNAAD TRIBAL WELFARE SOCIETY MUD FESTIVAL-2015
The picture says it all. We had a Mud Festival played in the wet lands around our society. The games ranged from Football, to just throwing mud at each other to just rollicking in the mud in great abandon. It was an event meant to get rid of all inhibitions and to go back to one’s childhood. The event turned out to be a memorable vacation for the staff members andthe students after a long year of academics.
Summer Fest, Gudalur – 2015 Report
A summer festival and spices exhibition (Nilgiri Kodai Vizha Matrum Vaasanai Draviya Kankaatchi) was organised by the RDO’s office in Gudalur between 8th May, 2015 and 10th May, 2015. The programme included several cultural performances by different organisations, and was held at the St. Thomas English-Medium High School grounds in Gudalur. The students of the Residential Special Training Centre (RSTC) of Nilgiris-Wynaad Tribal Welfare Society were among the invited guests at the summer fest. They were given a time slot of half an hour on 9th May, 2015 to exhibit their talents on stage.
Our Students presented three performances at the summer fest. The performances included a tribal dance, a cinematic dance and a skit. The students were dressed in traditional attire, and danced to a tribal beat.. The skit was the main highlight of the programme, where the children enacted scenes that portrayed some of the challenges that tribal people face with regard to government procedures, education and basic amenities in their communities was well received.
SAHIB CUP FOOT BALL TOURNAMENT 10th May 2015
The Nilgiris-Wynaad Tribal Welfare Society organized a football tournament among the tribal youth of the region. It was held at Velarey Puzha on 10th May, 2015. The guest for the day was Prof. Prince Solomon, President of NWTWS.
There were 8 teams who took part in the tournament. The first round of matches was between the following teams:
- 1. Thenampadi …..Vs….. Kallichal
- 2. Nachery…..Vs…..Veramanga
- 3. Puthankunnu….. Vs…..Konnad
- 4. Eruthalode…..Vs…..Vattakolly
All the team members participated actively in the matches. The teams that competed in the finals were Thenampadi and Eruthalode, out of which Thenampadi emerged as champions. Medals and trophies were awarded to the winning and runner-up teams. Speaking at the prizes distribution ceremony Prof. Prince Solomon appreciated the dedication shown by the players and told them to give the same importance in their studies as well in order to come up in their life. Sport is a part of life; education should be given more value. All the participating teams were also invited to the FRIENDLY FOOT BALL tournament that is schedule for the month of November.
News and Updates
Motivating our children into school going, is a challenge we have overcome by introducing sport. In our Residential Special Training Centre supported by SSA, we initiated collaboration with Mr. Biju Philip, Sports4all foundation, to run a soccer coaching programme for the tribal children.
In the second phase of this coaching programme, we were able to identify children who had an ability to be team leaders. The motive of this programme was to build leadership quality, improve self-esteem & discipline. We now are keen to introduce women’s tribal football team in the Niligiris.