Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's all about kindling our inner lights !!!

When the Bengalooreans were busy moving their fingers on their newly purchased Blackberry to send Diwali Greetings to their near and dear, the young lad of 11 years, Nishchith was moving his fingers on the musical keyboard sharing happiness and joy with the less-privileged children of Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul at Benson Town.

Nishchith, class VI student of Kendriya Vidyalaya MEG & Centre, Bengaluru and young social ambassador of Indian Development Foundation thought it fit to celebrate his Diwali with the underprivileged children and make the festival of lights a meaningful one.Nishchith is a regular visitor to this Gurukul and a couple of other Centres run for the welfare of the children, where he spends his time teaching musical notes on his keyboard to the young kids.

Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul is an empowerment education programme of Indian Development Foundation run by the Sisters of the Immaculate at Benson Town in Bangalore.

Nishchit visited the Gurukul along with his mother Thriveni on the evening of Diwali to share colours of the festival with the less fortunate and make a positive difference in their lives. He said Diwali is the time for gifts and sweets to be given to our friends and family. But Diwali for me is an opportunity to create a positive social impact, Nishchith expressed with a smile.

Rev. Sr. Florita, Mother Superior, Mary Immaculate Sisters of Bishop Morrow and the Chief Guest for the event encouraged the students to become the little lights of God dispelling darkness towards knowledge of light and spread happiness in the society. The excitements of the children in the centre were boundless and they were immersed in joy of dance and merry. They were on cloud nine, when sweets and sparklers were distributed to them.

Dr. S. Franklin, Manager of IDF spoke on the spirit of Diwali and blessed the children on the occasion. Rev. Sr. Vincenta, Secretary of the Centre invoked blessings for universal peace and prosperity as the children of the Gurukul formed a procession with diyas in their hands. Sweet packets were distributed to all those who were present, sharing the joy with one another.

Earlier, Mr. Samuel Vincent, Development Executive of IDF welcomed the guests and children while Mohan, a ten-year old student of the Bal Gurukul proposed a vote of thanks.

It was truly a celebration of light kindling the hearts of many children in the centre.

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