Monday, January 14, 2008

Taare Zameen Par - Every child is special

SIES join IDF to make every child special

Students from SIES College of Management, Nerul, Navi Mumbai and Indian Development Foundation (IDF) took the children of Vimala Dermatological Centre for the most inspirational and encouraging movie, Taare Zameen Par at the Sun City Theatre in Vile Parle on Sunday the 13th January. My friends in the college volunteered to sponsor the event and i thought what could be more satisfying then to take the Vimala Centre children for such a motivating movie, said Hari Thampy, a student from the SIES College. It is a Makarshankranth gift from the SIESCOMS and IDF to the Vimala Centre children, said Shreya Shetty and Rushabh Vora from the SIES college.

A group of 53 children and Sisters from Vimala Dermatological Centre, a home in North Mumbai catering to leprosy, TB and eye care, had the privilege of visiting a theatre for the first time in life and seeing the latest movie of Aamir Khan, Taare Zameen Par. All our children are very fortunate to visit a theatre for the first time and that too to see a movie which every teacher, parent and student must see, said Sr. Lucia who led the group. Tears rolled through the eyes to see the role of Eshan played by Darsheel. A girl of 4 years from the centre said i could not control myself and cried seeing the most touching scene. I love the child artiste and also the drawing teacher's role, said Vidya from Vimala Centre.

Sr. Sisily, Sr. Shalini, Sr. Mary and Sr. Lucia accompanied the children from the Centre who thanked SIESCOMS students and IDF for organising such a wonderful moment in their lives. Really they made our children special, expressed the visiting Sisters from the Centre.

The Founder President of Indian Development Foundation, Dr. A.R.K. Pillai said it gives immense pleasure to take the underprivileged children to show such moving movies. Every child is really special and the children of Vimala Centre are too the `Taare' on this earth. It is duty of every citizen to come forward to support such children for their betterment and welfare, Dr. Pillai expressed with a smile as he visits a theatre after a long gap of 30 years.

Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) is a leading national NGO committe to health, education and rural development which has its head office in Goregaon West. IDF Ambassadors and Volunteers made all arrangements in organising the event in a most successful manner.

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