Friday, March 2, 2007

Let Holi be Holy

Let's spread the colour of love during this Holi

Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Podar International School of Santacruz celebrated Holi Festival with the children of St. Catherine's Home at Andheri this evening.

CAS Co-ordinators Dr. Anuradha Sridhar and Ms. Sarala Gavane from Podar International School said Holi festival gives us an opportunity to wish and greet each other. There is no age bar in playing Holi and sharing happiness. It is an opportune time for us to come together and spread the joy of happiness with the underprivileged children in the society. The CAS Co-ordinators led a team of 30 students from the School along with a group of teachers who visited St. Catherine's Home and played holi with the children in the Home.

Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Co-ordinator of IDF explained to the visiting students about the activities of the Home and inculcated social values during festive occasion. Spreading the colours of love and happiness should be our motto, said Dr. Iyer. Let us leave an indelible impression of happiness in the minds of the children, exhorted Dr. Iyer.

Podar students explained the importance of Holi to the Home children and gave them a brief of making natural colours out of flowers, leaves and vegetables. One should avoid using colours made of chemicals which will harm the skin. Natural colours are the best alternative for playing holi, said Dhruv and Nimisha from Podar School.

Mr. Karthick Sridhar, Social Entrepreneur of IDF joined the group in celebrating Holi and distributed natural colours made of flowers, leaves and vegetables to the children of Home.

Mr. Venkat Ramanan Iyer and Mr. Jayaraja Acharya from IDF took part in organising the event.

A group of children from the Home presented a song on the occasion of Holi while Rev. Sr. Lorreto, Headmistress of St. Catherine's High School conveyed her good wishes and blessed the students.

Podar students distributed ice-cream, sweets and eats to the children of St. Catherine's Home and wished them a Happy Holi.

Mr. Anish Hafizi from Pestonji Ice-cream generously sponsored ice-cream for the children of the Home.

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