VKE and Vanitashray – An Association

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VKE and Vanitashray – A Social Drive Towards a Much-Neglected Area ~ Girl Children

Vanitashray is non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit organization that provides crucial support to abandoned, exploited and marginalized girl children in India. Victorious Kidss Educares, an IB World School has been a part of this beautiful association for over a decade now. Ms. Anupama Silas Dongardive, who is the Founder and Director of Vanitashray, has beautifully penned down her thoughts about what it means to her to have the extended support and care of our VKE family. Read More

The Sugar Candies

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THE WORLD ~ How Does It Appear To Us?

A Child and the Sugar Candies

Not so many days ago, in India there was the boy, lived with his mother in a village near the bank of the river Ganges. Since his early tenure, the boy had proved to portray his potential in learning the lessons that had taught by his mother of kindness, simplicity, and humbleness.On a Sunday morning, there was one sugar candy seller who came to the village to sell handmade sugar candies of fruits and animals in numerous sizes, shapes, designs, and colors to attract the kids in the village. He used to come to this village to sell his candies only on Sundays. All the kids in the village rushed to the sugar candy seller to pick their own choice of candies from the seller. They all liked the candy-man’s candy whenever he visited that village. Read More

The Monkeys & The Vegetable Seller

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A Story of The Monkeys And The Vegetable Seller

Not so long ago, there was a vegetable seller. He lived a peaceful life in a small village where he grew fresh and healthy vegetables along with his father and sold them to make a decent living. Many years passed by, he was now married and had a little son too. To support his bigger family and expand his business, he decided to sell his vegetables in the nearby city. But to do so, he had to travel through a dense jungle which was home to many animals. And amongst the animals, there were some very cunning and smart monkeys too! Read More

Princess of Kashi

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Princess of Kashi

Once upon a time, in the court, of an ancient kingdom, adjacent to the then capital of India ~ Kashi (Today’s Varanasi or Banaras), a dramatic play performance was staged. The King and the Queen had organized this very special function, and required a pretty little girl of age ~ around 5 years, to play the role of ‘Princess of Kashi’. They could not find an appropriate girl for the role. So, the Queen came up with an idea of dressing up her little son Prince, who was about same age of five (5) years of age to enact the role of ~’Princess of Kashi’. The court as stances and maids in assistance, dressed up the Prince for the role, very well and he looked so cute and beautiful that the Queen asked for a portrait to be painted of him, ~ as he looked in that costume. The painting was completed and titled ‘Princess of Kashi’ with an appropriate date marked on it and stored away, in the palace’s basement store room.

Now, almost 15 years later, the Prince was all grown up, an adult, being trained to take over as the ‘Yuvraaj’ of the kingdom. One day while exploring the old stores of the palace, he accidentally discovered that painting. He was so mesmerized, hypnotized and enthralled by the beautiful Princess in that painting, he wanted to get married to her. Based on the date, he figured out that she would be of the same age as him and without a second thought; the Prince decided that he would not marry, anyone else, other than the ‘Princess of Kashi’. But feeling a bit shy, he could not tell anyone or share with his parents! He felt so moved, that he thought he would die, if he did not marry this princess. He felt lost and everyone could notice that something was unusual and wrong with the future ‘Yuvraaj’ of the kingdom. Worried King and Queen, talked and were equally unhappy, not knowing and realising,’what could they do to bring about some smile in their only son’s face? Read More

Let go of the Banana

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Let go of the Banana

Once upon a time, there was a farmer. This farmer was bothered by a monkey, on a daily basis. The monkey, from the trees, would come down, through the window, come in to the little house of the farmer and steal the bananas kept in a jar, when the farmer was not at home and away with his farming job. Read More