#100DeedsOfKindness There are many things in this world that can make even the most weary, break into a big smile. But, the joy of making someone happy, ranks really high up on the happiness index. Daan Utsav is India’s festival of giving, which brings people from various strata together, to celebrate and spread the joy of sharing. This gesture has given millions of Indians, a chance to give back to the society.
On Saturday, the 28th of October, at around 3:30 PM, 126 kids were presented with a new pair of shoes & socks, as a part of the Dana Ustav. This noteworthy initiative came alive at Bal Sahyog, opposite L-block market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, under the aegis of Anjali Kumar. The kids with their smiling faces, couldn’t contain their obvious excitement.
The youngest of these kids was about 5 years old.
There was no chief guest. This was done to make the event more inclusive and homely. The donors and the members’ children mingled well with the kids at Bal-Sahyog. It was heartening to see the walls breaking between the kids.
A carnival feel was created by organizing various fun games for kids. Counters were put up where kids could ring the bottle with a hoop.
Tattoo stand was a big hit. Each kid wanted to get a bigger tattoo than his/her friend.
The kids were very enthusiastic to get their pictures clicked when they were receiving the shoes. This was a very memorable moment to most present when the new shoes were accepted for the old.
The kids were also very happy to showcase their talents – some danced, some sang and entertained. Some even acted for the members present.
At the end, the kids were given a snack box consisting of samosa, sandwich, muffin and a juice pack.
The target of collecting the amount that was needed to buy Bata shoes and socks was achieved because of the kind sponsors of the Dana Utsav.
A huge heartfelt thanks goes to all of them.
In all, it was a day filled with some happy stomping, fun, frolic and smiles. Also utterly enriching.