After the grand celebrations of Dussehra, the country waits with bated breath for yet another and perhaps even glossier, splashier, and more gratifying festival, the one that marks different mythological and historical events-Diwali. From welcoming Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman to Ayodhya from exile of 14 years to honoring Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune and prosperity, the reasons may vary but the fondness, adoration, and frenzy are distinctly palpable across India and many other nations. As the thrilling wait nears an end, here are a few facts about Diwali that will stir up your fervor and enhance your jubilation.
On Saturday, 22nd October 2022, we had Diwali Celebrations at Jananai Home for Girls. The local community, staff members, students for Bachelor’s degree from Idhaya Ars and Science College for Women, Puducherry, and children from Janani Home took an active part. Vel Mobile Dental Clinic was our main sponsor for this event.
The children demonstrated their dancing skills and the interns taught good habits to the children through a skit. The Doctors from the VEL Mobile Dental Clinic taught the children about oral hygiene. Vel Mobile Clinic distributed Gift hampers to the children and staff members followed by fireworks and lunch.
Ayudha Puja is a part of the Navratri festival (Nine nights), a Hindu festival that is traditionally celebrated in India. It may be translated to “worship of Instruments”. On the tenth day of the Dasara festival, weapons and tools are worshipped. The Puja is considered a meaningful custom, which focuses specific attention on one’s profession and its related tools and connotes that a divine force is working behind it to perform well and for getting the proper reward.
On 03.10.2022 Monday Ayudha Puja was celebrated by the staff of Prime Trust at Sishubhavan (Muthialpet), Janani home(Colas Nagar) and Prime trust office (Rainbow Nagar). In all three places puja’s were done by lighting the lamp, offering aarti, flowers, sweet Pongal and chickpeas to the deity. The participants were given sweet Pongal and chickpeas.
A special program was organized in Prime Trust. It started with the prayer song and continued with a welcome speech. The Prime Trust Founder and Chairman Mr S.M. Arasu gave a short speech on the various experiences of Prime Trust over the past 20 years. He reminded and thanked all the staff members who had worked in Prime Trust in those years. Mr Fredy, the founder’s son and trustee shared how Prime Trust had played a very important role throughout his life. The Janani home children, the evening school children and the MSW interns from MAR AUGUSTHINOSE college Ramapuram, Kerela performed dances. The staff were given gifts. The program ended with a vote of thanks.
Accomplishments of women after receiving microcredit from Prime Trust
With the support of GlobalGiving, Prime Trust was able to help one of their beneficiaries, 36 years old, a graduate in economics of the Akshaya Punnagai Pookal Self-Help Group, Muthialpet with Rs. 20,000/- to build a toilet for her tuition center. Her husband is a building contractor. Her daughter and son are doing their schooling. The Income from the tuition center helps them to repay the loan. The family thanked GlobalGiving and Prime Trust for their support.
With the support of GlobalGiving, Prime Trust was able to help one of their beneficiaries of the Akshaya Punnagai Pookal Self-Help Group, Muthialpet with Rs.20, 000/- to start her own business. The financial assistance helped her family to improve her existing Idli/ dosa batter production in Muthialpet. Her husband passed away a few years back. Her daughter got married and her son is working in a shop. The income from her business helps her to repay the loan. The family thanked GlobalGiving and Prime Trust for their support.
With the support of GlobalGiving, Prime Trust was able to help one of the beneficiaries of Akshaya Punnagai Pookal Self-Help Group at Muthialpet with Rs.20, 000/- to start her own business. The financial assistance helped her family to improve her existing cool drink shop at Muthialpet. Her husband goes fishing and has 2 daughters who are undergoing graduation. The income from the shop helps them repay her loan as well support the children in their studies. The family thanked GlobalGiving and Prime Trust for their support.
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