Students of Podar International School (IB), Santacruz visited St. Catherine's School at Veera Desai, Andheri to celebrate Makarsankranth with a difference.
Indian Development Foundation, a national NGO organised a get-together programme of the Podar students and St. Catherine's School students where they mixed with each other and distributed colourful kites made by them. Podar students took keen interest in making special kites and they also decorated the kites in various fashions.
Mrs. Sarala Gavane, CAS Co-ordinator of Podar School, along with teachers led a group of 90 students from class 3 to St. Catherine's School in the morning hours of Thursday (13/01/2011) where she explained the importance of Makar Sankranth to the students gathered and also conveyed the message of love and brotherhood.
Dr. Narayan Iyer, CEO IDF talked to the students and congratulated Podarites for coming forward and participating in such a meaningful exchange programme. Every school should have such kind of exchange programme where the students mix with others and share the joy of participation, he added.
It's a festival time to celebrate the winter solstice and the change of direction which is nothing but changing from the darkness of delusion towards knowledge, light and wisdom, said Vaibhavi (10), student of St.Catherine's School.
The visiting students presented beautifully made colourful kites to the St. Catherine's School children. Every child took keen interest in the exchange programme and shared personal information. It was all a fun to see the colourful sight in the St.Catherine's campus. Students teaching each other the method of tying strings to the kites and the tips to fly kites high in the sky. It's really fun to fly kites and also share love with the Catherine's children, said the students from Podar School.
The visiting students also presented til gud laddos to the St. Catherine's students which signified the message of sweetness in life. The students were so engrossed in their activity that their parting became a matter of difficulty. Podarites invited St. Catherine's children to visit their school on such festive occasions and share experiences with them.
Dr. Sharad Nayampally, Prof. Prahlad Kedia, Wg. Cdr. S. Balasubramaniam from IDF and 13 Social interns from ITM Business School, Kharghar co-ordinated in organising the event.
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