Tuesday, December 25, 2007
FUN Time for this Construction Workers Children's
Over 125 children from various Mobile crèches of Mumbai and Poway including Hiranandani and Raheja Vihar participated in the carnival. The event was held on 15 Dec at BMC Grounds, opposite Jal Vaiyu Vihar, Hiranandani and was organised jointly by MANCH - North-East Mumbai Citizens and Giants International - Powai (Hiranandani) in association with the Schools of Powai. The carnival included games, DJ music, ice-creams and food. The event had the support and generosity of residents of Hiranandani, Powai Vihar, IIT, Powai, Rajeha Vihar, Nahar Village, Lake Homes, Customs Colony, PNG Society, Income Tax Society, MHADA and several other Societies, individuals and Corporate Houses including Jet Airways.
"We wanted to share a 'happy' evening with children of construction workers. They are a neglected lot as they move from place to place. Although they their parents toil to make sure that we have a "happy home", they themselves never have one! This was one of the most cheerful evening for me to see so many smiles on the faces of little children" said Ms Bhama Sreekumar, Project Director for the event. "The response was overwhelming and it was very encouraging to see so many residents of Powai and Raheja Vihar who had spared their time to spend time with the kids. I am very happy with the success of the event" she said"
"The best joy any one can get is by giving joy and bringing smile in others" said Thelma D'Souza, President, Giants International, Powai (Hiranandani), "Children of Mobile Crèches deserve events such as this one. Only after talking to them I realised how neglected they were. Their parents hardly have any time for them. Few children came to me and thanked me for thinking of them. They had tears of joy in their eyes”
Ms Nita of Mobile Crèches, Raheja thanked MANCH and Giants for organising such a wonderful Carnival for the kids of Mumbai Mobile Crèches. She said "The kids and the staff had a very good time . The joy on the kids' faces said it all. It was a very thoughtful and touching gesture by MANCH and Giants.”
Children of Bombay Scottish and SM Shetty were touched with the experience they had. One of the child said "We did not realise how fortunate we are until we met these children, spoke to them and shared our views. We want to involve ourselves more with these children and share more time with them"
Mr Mirchandani of Raheja Vihar Residents Welfare Association complimented MANCH for their thoughtfulness in bringing smile on so many children's faces. He was very pleased to witness such a social event. He mingled with the children and spent time with them. Residents of Powai who came in large numbers had a good evening too! They too went back with smiles and were happy that they could bring smile to so many loving and cheerful children.
Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.