RDOET ( HAO India )
Report on Amusement Creativity
Summary: This project will enable children for the provision of kites though traditional but a remarkable festive day, as International Kites Festival. In India, observe the festive day of welcoming the Spring Season according to Sanskrit ‘ Vasanta Panchami’.
Background information of the identified Area:
The people living here are in pathetic situation, without any basic amenities like clean drinking water proper sanitation, no electricity and live in huts. Main occupation of these communities is Garbage-lifters, rag-picking. Children are school dropouts not having proper education & they go for begging at Bus stops.
You can’t fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with Man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.
Kite flying is a popular outdoor sport in many countries. In Korea, people celebrate the New Year by flying kites. In China, the ninth day of the ninth month is a holiday to honor kites. In Thailand, kite flying is a major league sport with kite flying championships held every spring. In India, “kite fighters” coat their kite's string with ground glass. The object is to cut the string of their opponent's kite!. As millions of kite enthusiasts pitch themselves at the rooftops, waves of flying kites overwhelm an otherwise deep blue sky.
Every year, the extraordinary fanfare associated with the paper works of art called kite brings people together from far and wide.
The kites fly by line or thread. The line is called “Manjha”, a glass coated thread and each flier attempts to cut every other kite out of the sky. They always make competition with each other. The last kite flying is the winner. In many of the states they do large scale of competition. Some of the competitions are last standing kite, some competitions are beautiful kites and some competitions are related to biggest kites.
The kite is flown during Spring Season. In Sanskrit Vasanta means spring and Panchami is the fifth day of the fortnight of waxing moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Magh, January–February of English calendar.
In the Vedas the day of Vasanta Panchami is dedicated to Goddess Sarasvati. It is not a national holiday in India but the schools are closed and the students participate in decoration and arrangement of the worship place.
A few weeks before the celebration, schools become active in organizing various annual competitions of music, debate, sports and other activities. Prizes are distributed on the day of Vasanta Panchami. Many schools organize cultural activities in the evening of the Saraswati Puja day when parents and other community members attend the functions to encourage the children. Sarasvati is the goddess of learning. Sarasvati bestows the greatest wealth to humanity, the wealth of knowledge.
RDOET IN ACTION:
As a part of this great festive event, RDOET (HAO India) provided with Kites alongwith the required thread called ‘Manja.
Children were overwhelmed and joyous to receive these colourful Kites with different sizes and designs with thread and roller to hold the thread.
Children were also provided with snacks and they enjoyed the whole day happily flying kites.
Our Board Member has passion to serve for the children and He actively involves in all our HAO India Programs.
The Parents of the children are also very excited and it is a surprise which they did not expect. All of them extend their thankfulness to all our valued Donors of Global giving for their valuable support and lovely gifts of their heart’s desire.
On behalf of these children, we extend deep gratitude to the donors for their valuable support, without which these children would have not availed all these opportunities.
With all good wishes and seasons greetings!
Dr.(Mrs). P. Usha Abraham
CEO, RDOET (HAO India).
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