Dated 20th August 2023.
Care For you Foundation Presents “Hunt of the Secret Super Star – General Knowledge Series” a unique hunt by the foundation to find the superstar amongst the children staying in Orphanages (Child Care Institutions _ CCI).
After a long journey of 1.5 years the final round was concluded in a grand way at DY Patil Medical College Pimpri supported by the Department of Women and Child Development was a great success.
The program was chaired by D.Y. Patil University Vice Chancellor Doctor P. D. Patil. The chief guests were IPS Krishna Prakash Sir (Chief of Force One & Key Note Speaker for the event ) and Dr. Prashant Narnaware, (Commissioner, Women and Child Development Department) . As special guest of honour were Mr. Punit Balan (Director – Punit Balan Group), Mr. Santosh Barne (Director Silver Group), Mr. Vinod Chandwani (Director – GK Associates), Mr. Nandkishore Rathi (Founder – Ramnath Seva Trust) , Mr. Karan Ranka (Chartered Accountant ), Mr. Krishnakumar Boob (Director – Clean Science Technology Limited) , Mr. Rajendra Mutha (Director – Krsnaa Diagnostics), Mr. Manjit Singh Khalsa (Director – SWACC Hospitality) , Mr. Somnath Patil (Director – DY Patil Medical College) , Mr .Rahul More (Additional Commissioner WNCD) , Mrs .Manisha Biraris (Officer WNCD) were present. 45 children from child care institutes across Maharashtra such as Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Nandurbar, Pune, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar were present to participate in the program. About 350 children from various organizations under the Women and Child Development Department of Pune district, care takers accompanying the children, volunteers from Care for You organization and other spectators were very excited to watch the exciting competition.
Four rounds of the competition were completed earlier to shortlist 45 children across Maharashtra who survived to reach the final round. The children were well prepared due to their own hard work and the dedicated guidance of the mentors appointed by Care For You Foundation.
The Quiz Show comprised of 6 Variety of rounds such as Written MCQ tests, Topic Selection, Buzzer, Crossword, Jeopardy etc. The audience was enthralled by the wonderful intelligence of the children. The guest of honor Shri. Vinod Chandwani, GK Associate immediately announced the help of three lakh rupees for one of the outstanding child.
Moderator Prasad Bedekar while interviewing Chief Guest IPS Krishna Prakash who is answered the questions asked by the present students and motivated not only the Audience but the children as well. His example “A frog jumps because the surface is hard and cannot leap over soft surface” explained and encouraged the kids to excel in studies. Further, hementioned that only a jeweler knows the value of a diamond. Smt. CA Payal Sarada Rathi is the jeweler finding the precious gems hidden in such social institutions and bringing them to the fore. He also has been associated with Care For you Foundation since the inception and has been a guiding star to the team and playing a role of Chief Advisor to the organization.
Chief guest of the program D. Y. Patil University Vice Chancellor Doctor P. D. Expressing his thoughts, Patil said that “I have been working in the field of education for forty years but the unique idea of reaching these children in such a way never crossed my mind.” And promised to extend his help by providing the majestic auditorium for free for all such events.
DY Patil Medical College Pimpri provided the auditorium for this program free of charge while the guest of honor Manjit Singh Khalsa arranged for food for all those present for the program. And he further announced free food for all the programs of the organization. The chief guest Dr. Prashant Narnaware thanked all the organizers and sponsors of this competition as the parents of all these children. He said that the Department of Women and Child Development would be committed to provide all kinds of support for Care for You to
hold these kinds of competitions in the future.
Under his leadership The Department of Women and Child Development gave all necessary permissions from time to time to hold this competition. And the District Women and Child Development Officer and their staff have received special support to bring children from Pune district for this program.
The guest of honor and sponsorer Mr. Santosh Barne, who always lends a helping hand to Care For You, said he will provide each of them with a platform where they can showcase their qualities.
Ahmednagar District Additional Collector Mr. Suhas Mapari promised to mentor these children.
Founder of the organization Smt. CA Payal Sarda Rathi said that we have adopted the guardianship of all the 25 children who won the competition. These children will be supported till they complete their education and stand on their own feet, the organization will try to provide them with every opportunity.
In this event, the winners of the Singing Superstar competition organized by Care for you for the children of the children’s homes enthralled the audience by singing various songs. In this event, the first winning team received Rs.25 thousand for all the 5 children together, the second team was recognized with Rs.22500/- and the third winning team received Rs.15000/- and all other participating organizations will get Rs. 10000/- was given as rewards. Also, all the participating children were given laptops (sponsored by Punit Balan Group and Clean Science Technology Ltd), personalized mugs, medals and certificates were given to all the organizations. The amount shall be deposited in their respective bank accounts.The teams were provided stay a day prior to the event by Krsnaa Diagnostics.
And the teams were also given travel expenses to reach at the competition. Also on this occasion, Shabnam, Gayatri Pathak and Santosh Mandve, Naib Tehsildar, who have successfully stood on their own feet while staying in an organization under Women and Child Development Department, were felicitated.
Neha Puthran worked as the head of this entire project while Neha Dedgaonkar Jaggi, Sheetal Bhandari, CA Prasad Bhandari, CA Rakesh Bhaganagare, Kaivalya Kulkarni and Sujeet Malhotra worked hard in the technical team. The efforts from the team made the event a grand success. Mr. Prasad Bedekar brought color to the program by conducting the quiz show very beautifully. Importantly, Smt. CA Payal Sarda Rathi and her husband CA Roshan Rathi with the blessings of their parents and In Laws extended all possible support to fulfill this dream. Avinash Adak (Ray Creations) & Chetan Suchak (Creative Eye Events & Technology) supported the event.