Monday, November 18, 2013

Children's Day... SRC XIMB way ..

On Friday, Nov. 14, 2013, SRC (Social Responsible Cell) of XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar) visited Asha Kiran Orphanage to celebrate the Children’s Day. The groundwork for the visit was already done by some few days back when they visited the place and collected wishes of the inhabitants of that place. The members floated the idea of the Wishtree Project under the UMEED vertical of SRC with a huge response from the college students. Not only were all the gifts sponsored by the students of the college but also the fund flow was big enough to sponsor some extra gifts to the 21 girls of the orphanages aged from 5-13.
On 14th Nov, 2013 a big group of college students of XIMB including the SRC members and non-members visited the place with all the gifts neatly packed along with some more surprises. The girls smiled with curious and sparkling eyes as the students walked passed them. In contrary to the expectations of a sad and dusty place the visitors received a warm and heartwarming welcome from the girls of Asha Kiran Orphanage. The students started distributing the gifts among the girls and they could not resist opening them at the same time. The little angels were thrilled to get their wishes fulfilled. The gifts included their daily items of use as well as some of the food products that obviously included their much coveted snack of “Maggi”. As the distribution was going on the children lost their reservations of meeting the new people and started mingling with the XIMBians like people they know from a long time.
This was not the end. There was an element of surprise for the children. The XIMBians were very particular about the details about the students and this helped them to identify the birthday of the beautiful girl Lakshmi. On the very eventful day the XIMBians celebrated by cutting a big cake which they had ordered. The students of XIMB were very contended with their effort and were happy to see such happy and lively children. The experience was, without shadow of a doubt, one of the most rewarding and fulfilling one. Getting to know these wonderful children was in a sense a feeling of great achievement.

The realization was heart full that sometimes we are so bothered about the external complexities of life that we do not give heed to the small things which make our life even more special.
Last but not least, a special thanks to all the seniors and juniors who made this event a huge success.

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