February 1, 2018

India estimates 21 million of its girls are ‘unwanted’

The desire among parents in India to have sons instead of daughters has created 21 million “unwanted” girls, a recent government report estimates. The report found many couples kept on having children until they had a boy. The authors also found that 63 million women were “missing” from India’s population because the preference for sons led to to sex-selective abortions and more care was given to boys.   Tests to determine a foetus’s sex are illegal in India, but they still take place and can lead to sex-selective abortions.   Some cultural reasons for son preference were listed, including: 1) Property passing on to sons, not daughters. 2) Families of girls having to pay dowries to see their daughters married. 3) Women moving to their husband’s house after getting married   It does not come as a surprise to us at FFLV who have been working at grassroots for the […]
January 31, 2018

Republic Day Celebrations!

On Friday, 26 January 2018 Sandipani Muni School celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India. The programme began with the hoisting of the National Flag by the school principals. This was followed by a prayer service and a cultural programme which included patriotic dances and songs. Speech was also given by students expressing their views about Republic day.   Here are some beautiful moments captured from the Republic day celebration!!        
January 24, 2018

Farewell Party

“I cannot say goodbye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories we have made will last a lifetime, and will never know a goodbye.” – Sherin, 12th grade, SMIC Students of senior classes of The Sandipani Muni Inter-college, FFLV, Vrindavan, gathered recently to bid farewell to the outgoing class 12th batch. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments. The auditorium was festooned with dazzling lights. The ceremony started with the welcome of class 12th students, followed by a dance item by class 11th students. There were more dances and singing by senior classes which were well applauded. Many interesting games were played to pep up the environment. A parting speech was given by Mr. Rajendra, Principal SMIC. Students were encouraged by the principals and teachers of SMIC to continue their studies, to achieve something […]