Friday, March 16, 2012

Holi Celebration at Sneh

Holi - the festival of colours - where an explosion of hues meets a burst of high spirits, and we celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

This cheer is however, limited in its reach - for many in the darker corners of our society, Holi is a day like any other. The Social Responsibility Cell of XIMB, celebrated a special Holi, in an attempt to spread some of the infectious cheer of the festive season.
A group of students, from Xavier Institute of Management, under the aegis of the Social Responsibility Cell, visited Sneh - An orphanage tucked away in Saliasahi - One of India’s largest slum pockets, covering over 200 acres - on the 8th of March, and spent a few hours with the children.

The evening was sparked off with the traditional gulal, which was followed by a round of antakshri, and singing competitions, which saw enthusiastic participation from all the children. Volunteers also distributes sweets among the children.

The cheerful little orphanage - has accommodation for around thirty children, who are from various age groups. Their education is taken care of by a government school in the vicinity. Apart from their academics, the children also have a keen interest in fine arts as the colourful tribal art style painting on the walls of their living quarters, and the training in musical instruments like the dhol.

The intention of this project was to celebrate an inclusive Holi - one where the true spirit of the festive season - the hope of a better tomorrow - comes through. Here’s to many more cheerful Holis to come!


Shruti Goenka said...

Beautiful images that show the tradition and culture of Holi celebration. My heartfelt holi wishes everyone!

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