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MISSION

All the activities are directed to fulfill our mission that is "To facilitate Physical, Moral, Social and Academic development of children, enabling them to become conscientious & contributing human beings who will make world a better place.

Vision

EVERY CHILD BELONGS TO A FAMILY AND GROW WITH LOVE RESPECT AND SECURITY.

Achievement 2020-21

ACHIEVEMENTS OF HERMANN GMEINER SCHOOL JAMMU SESSION 2020-21 • Inter-house Hindi Poem recitation competition for C1 and C2 category on Thursday (07.05.2020) was nicely held on zoom. All participants from each category and each house participated and some teachers were connected including judges. Parents and students enjoyed the activity. • An online biggest dance competition was held on 07.05.2020 organized by BURN A TON. 25 participants from the SOS HGS JAMMU had participated. • An inter-house online (live demonstration) activity on the topic “survival measures during COVID-19 pandemic” for C2 category was held on 15.05.2020 on zoom. • An online essay and painting competition on the theme” Our Solution are in nature” and topic “SAFEGUARDING JAMMU AND KASHMIR BIODIVERSITY-WAKE UP CALL IN PREVAILING PANDEMIC CRISIS “organized by Jammu and Kashmir Forest Research Institute Government of Jammu and Kashmir (UT) was held from 19.05.2020 to 21.05.2020. 19 students in essay competition and 06 students in painting competition were participated from school. • An online poster and painting design competition on the theme” COVID 19” was held during week. Students from class VI to X were participated. • An inter-house online English Debate competition on the topic” Lockdown is mandatory during corona period” for C3 category was held on Friday (22.05.2020). • An inter-house online English Debate competition on the topic” Effect of lockdown on student's life” for C4 category was held on Thursday 28.05.2020. • An inter-house Bhakti song competition for C1 and C2 categories was held on Thursday 04/06/2020. • Inter house poster making competition on the topic “Environment Change “was held on 05/06/2020(Friday). • An inter-house “Online plantation demonstration activity” for C1 category was held on Thursday (23.07.2020) and for C2 category was held today (24.07.2020). Students planted the sapling with some dialogues. • An inter-house “Online plantation demonstration activity” for C1 category was held on Thursday (24.07.2020). Students and teachers participated the activity enthusiastically. • SOS HGS, Jammu celebrated the 74th Independence Day by the customary hoisting of the National Flag and a speech by the principal Mr.R K Dhar. Every class teacher conducted national anthem ceremony virtually on various platforms such as WebEx, zoom and google meet. The activity group also shared a video on the YouTube channel and uploaded the photos on Facebook. • On August 12, 2020, SOS HGS, Jammu organized a virtual celebration of Janmashtami, which flowered into a grand success, owing to the zealous participation of students and teachers. A colorful dance performance by students dressed up as Krishna and gopikas added to the delight. The activity group also shared the videos and photos on Facebook. • Students participated in various activities such as rakhi making in their online classes to celebrate RakshaBandhan on 01.08.2020. Colorfulrakhis were made in class under the guidance of their teachers and parents. Children enthusiastically participated in the activity. The activity group also shared the videos and photos on Facebook. • Students celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi virtually. Students enjoyed the day with their families by chanting hymns, drawing, painting, and narrating stories based on the theme of the day. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, students expressed their devotion to Lord Ganesha. Principal appreciated the joint efforts of students, teachers, and parents. The activity group also shared a video on the youtube channel and uploaded the photos on Facebook. • Dancing superstar conducted in July and result was declared on 1st of august. 9 students gotselected from junior and senior category for grand finale after selection in first and second round. • Korean Essay writing competition was held online in which 40 students from class (VI to XII) of school participated and submitted their essays via email. • SOS HGS, Jammu celebrated the teacher’s day on 5th September, 2020.PrincipalMr. R K Dhar addressed the students and staff by audio message. He expressed his views on importance of student teacher relationship and positive learning environment for the students. Class teachers with students celebrated the activityvirtually on zoom and google meet. The students participated enthusiastically in various activities like speeches, dances etc. Photos and videos are also shared on YouTube channel. • An inter-house “online Hindi debate competitionfor C4 category was held on 16.09.2020 on google meet. Two students from each house had participated. Photos and videos are also shared on YouTube channel. • Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on October 7, 2020 virtual platform in which children presented speeches, Dances, Skitson virtual platform

Senior Deputy National Director



Senior Deputy National Director

Mr Sumanta Kar


Mr Sumanta Kar is the Senior Deputy National Director of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s best childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing an end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.

Mr Kar has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He joined SOSCVI in 1989 as a youth co-worker. Mr Kar has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India between 2004-2007 - it was the largest ever emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far.

Mr Kar was part of SOS International Core Group in defining programme strategies in Alternative Care, SOS Children’s Village Programme Policy and Families First Project. He had participated in various international working groups and supported different member associations in shaping their emergency programmes.

His vision for SOSCVI is to make it a self-sustainable organisation. “Our focus will always be the same: Holistic development of children in a caring family atmosphere till they become self-supporting and contributing members of the society. Towards this end, we strengthen different forms of families - SOS family, families of origin, and kinship families - for children who have lost or who are at the risk of losing parental care,” he says.

Heading an organisation that is committed to providing parental care in a deinstitutionalised way, Mr Kar looks at parental care as a means of “ensuring that the basic rights of the children are met, and the children enjoy their childhood”. He firmly believes that the commitment of deinstitutionalised parental care is fulfilled when “every child in a group foster home enjoys a long-term relationship with his or her caregiver, whom he or she can trust, share his/her feelings and look for support and guidance.”

Born and brought up in Rourkela, Mr Sumanta Kar belongs to the state of Odisha. He holds a post graduate diploma from Xavier Institute and an Executive MBA from Utkal University. His motivation comes from “Working with children in different provinces and learning new customs and cultures.” Mr Kar enjoys talking to settled youth, listening to music, and visiting new provinces and countries.

Mr Sumanta Kar

Senior Deputy National Director