On the recent occasion of Diwali, the most famous festival in India, we organised the art and craft activity of painting earthen diyas (lighted lamp) and drawing the beautiful Rangoli (traditional Indian art from using coloured sand or powder to decorate floor) to bring out the creative talents of children.
The children from across all of our centres decorated the diyas which were then donated to both needy persons, and also to some police officers at the local station.
Our Director Mr. Amit Samuel said the main objective of this activity was to explore the student’s imagination and creativity and explain the word ‘equality’ to the children and to reinforce the importance of showing respect and having an understanding of community religions and important celebrations.
As an opportunity to share love some of the students of our Bijnor Center) also took part and visited to respected Officers (District Magistrate (DM) Mr Umesh Tyagi, Mrs. Indoo -Superintendent of Police, and Sanjiv Tyagi) bringing their best wishes, decorated diyas, sweets and colourful greeting cards.
Mr Umesh Tyagi returned the blessing giving gift hampers to the children. Mrs. Indoo gave Rs 500 to each child 500 rupees as a token of love and to buy a Diwali gift.It was a very special moment.
The officers honoured and appreciated the remarkable work done by Project Help India in their locality of Bijnor and for its role in helping humanity, and specifically the poor and needy in one of Bijnor’s poorest slums.
I want to thank our fabulous teachers at Project Help India for your hard work in making this happen. Through this celebration we bring joy, honour and an important sense of identity and pride for our Hindu students, their families and community ...and so much fun too!