Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Help disadvantaged Bengali children + young people
Dec 23, 2019

Sarberia India update December 2019

I have recently returned from the New Life Centre School in Sarberia, West Bengal. We celebrated Childrens Day in the first week we were there which is a National event in Indian schools.  India celebrates Children’s Day every 14th of November each year. This special day commemorates the birthday of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first ever Prime Minister of India and raises awareness of the rights, education and care of children. During his term, Pundit Nehru worked greatly for the educational rights of children for which he was called the Chacha (Uncle) Nehru. Before Nehru’s Death, India celebrated Children’s Day every 20th of November as declared by the United Nations. After his death in 1964, a resolution was passed to move the celebration to the 14th of November in order to honour Nehru and his advocacy for children’s rights.

In the NLC school Childrens Day consisted of fun and games and a meal paid for by the staff and Alindra and cooked by them! Considering there are over 400 children this was no small feat!

A parachute was donated which we took out with us and this proved to be a highlight on this day as it did throughout the visit. The joy on the children’s faces was a delight to see.

The children gave us gifts of homemade cards and candles, and the staff bought us presents this time of coffee mugs. They have so little in terms of material goods but they want to share whatever they can with you.

I have put up the cards in my home as part of my Christmas decorations to remind me of what this time of year is really about; the celebration of a child, innocent, pure and joyful, as we experienced on the 14th November in the New Life Centre School.

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