Sunday, November 20, 2011

Children's Day at Harsha Memorial

"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children"

(German Protestant theologian & anti-Nazi activist (1906 - 1945))

The reasons for happiness are not in the great deeds accomplished but in the little joys shared; and the joys are doubled if shared with children those are special. The trip to Harsha Memorial School on the children’s day narrates one such event.

It was the time to bring smiles, to bring something new and most importantly a change in the life of the little hearts that could not express, that could not ask for and could not demand, yet beautifully portray the various strands of life in  their exceptionally striking art and crafts. The creative instincts in the kids were brought down in various forms of collages, abstract paintings, paintings depicting emotions, and leadership qualities.

The time spent with the kids was much more than painting and collage competition. We laughed, talked, shared and cared for each other and the time spent showed the true essence of life. It indeed was an amazing time!

On a personal note, cannot stop thinking to visit HARSHA MEMORIAL again!

Leia Mais…

Friday, November 11, 2011

Diwali Celebration @ Sneh (26th Nov 2011)

Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of the most symbolic festivals of India. It symbolizes the glory of light and the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated with pomp and show over the length and breadth of the country. Candles, Diyas and crackers ,all light up the atmosphere on this day. In a more contemporary context, the festival helps in promoting warmth, brotherhood and a sense of unity in the lives of the people.

The Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) of XIMB, took up the initiative to celebrate this joyous occasion with the not so privileged sections of the society. The entire team celebrated Diwali with the children at Sneh, an orphanage in Salia Sahi.We had a wonderful time with the kids there, who were overwhelmed with joy and happiness while celebrating with all of us. The smile and glow which we saw on their faces was of the purest form.

The team also distributed sweets and crackers among them. The kids sang melodious and beautiful songs for all of us. They danced on some popular numbers with our entire team. The hidden talent the kids possessed was a revelation of sorts. We also sang and danced with them and experienced true joy and happiness.

Despite their impoverished conditions, the innocence in their faces, the contentment and happiness was a lesson in itself for all of us. In a world driven by greed, anger, hatred, selfishness and corruption, these kids represented the dying human virtues of love, kindness, respect, sharing, camaraderie and goodwill.

It’s high time we all realise that the true triumph of “Good” over “Evil” is complete eradication of poverty, child labour and illiteracy so that these little underprivileged children can make merry and enjoy the festivities with childhood joys.The youth of India is bubbling with energy and we all should work towards channelizing our resources that facilitate economic growth, so that the festive spirit of Diwali is able to enlighten and bring happiness into the lives of all these people.

Leia Mais…