Children of Deepalaya Special Unit celebrated Independence Day at the Unit located at Okhla Phase III in South Delhi. After the unfurling of the National Flag, the children put up a cultural performance showcasing their abilities and the coaching they have received from their teachers.A painting competition was also organized on the occcasion and all the children drew the National Flag!! Participation prizes were given away by Ms. Prativa Vaidya Bhalla.
Children at Deepalaya Gram Gusbethi also celebrated on the occasion. They were joined in by Col. Anil Alagh, Dr. Anurada Khairnar, visitors from USA and students from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. The program was marked by dancering to patriotic numbers, a skit enacting the dramatic judgment condemning Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru to the gallows.
It is rightly said that â€œA Penny Saved is a Penny Earnedâ€. This is what the 9 year old Siddhant Suri Dhawan did when he decided to donate all his piggy bank savings to Deepalaya.
Mrs. Priya Suri, the mother of adorable Master Siddhant stated that â€œIt was during our visit to India last year that he had picked up one of the brochures of Deepalaya placed in a donation box in a shop and read it thoroughly. He later browsed at the website of the organization and was completely moved by their work. Ever since that day he has been curious to get associated with the cause of Deepalaya.â€
All this while the non- profit organization has been working for the issues related to the underprivileged children. This was the first time when a child did the outstanding work by taking an initiative to bring about a change for his not so privileged peers.
â€œI was touched by the work of the organization, so I encouraged my friends here in Sultanate of Oman, towards the work of the organization which in turn made them to contribute further,â€ commented the doozy child Siddhant.
â€œI hope and pray that he goes a long way with his caring nature. He wishes to volunteer for Deepalaya and teach some students in the near future,â€ commented Dr. Sonya Suri, Aunt of Siddhant.
One of the best things parents can do is to give their children moral values, values of caring & sharing. The entire Team of Deepalaya congratulates the efforts of Mr. & Ms. Dhawan for instilling such values in Siddhant and making him realize his responsibilities as a member of the society-the responsibilities that most of us close the eyes to. After all, it is not what we take, but what we give that matters the most!
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By- Pooja Sikka, Officer- Communications