Project #2756

Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

by Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust
Nov 25, 2013

Deepawali Celebration at Sri Arunodayam

Dear Friends of Sri Arunodayam, 

A warm greetings to you from the special children of Sri Arunodayam. 

Deepawali” at Sri Arunodayam.

“Deepawali” is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) signify the victory of good over the evil within us… This festival usually starts with the people waking up early in the morning before sunrise and having an oil bath… and the whole day, we will be in the festive mood… New dresses… Sweets… Bursting crackers…

Deepawali is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India.  Deepawali is a holiday of joy; it is the time when we gather with loved ones, celebrating our family, our friends and the prosperity God has bestowed upon us.

At Sri Arunodayam Deepawali was no less in grandeur of celebration. It was celebration of the children, who may have been abandoned by their natural homes but to find a paradise to live life through.

On Deepawali day the children got up early with excitement, had a traditional oil bath, were given their new dress, accepted it with joy and gratitude, wore them with pride and ran to burst crackers and experience the joy of Deepawali.  A must see sight was the genuine joy in the hearts of these kids all together as one family, strong and together forever. Their great expression with their little brains brings a smile on our face and tear in our eye. Chidlren had delicious meals. 

Such great festive celebrations are possible only because of philanthropic donors who help Sri Arunodayam make a paradise on earth for these kids who were abandoned by their natural homes.  We thank each and every one of you for your support, concern and contributions. We welcome you along with your family and friends to visit our home and continue your support as usual. Light up lives of abandoned children with mental disability on more such Deepawalis at Sri Arunodayam.


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Organization Information

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Iyyappan Subramanian
Founder Managing Trustee
Chennai, Tamil nadu India

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