On the occasion of Deepawali, SPARK organised a special programme for the underprivileged children with the prime objective to brighten the lives of these less privileged children by making them enjoy the festival and experience it as they hardly get an opportunity to witness such occasion as they have to work to support their families and in the process, their precious childhood is lost.
As Deepawali signifies the festival of lights so through this little initiative, SPARK intended to bring light into the lives of these children and provide them a platform where they can enjoy to the fullest and forget all the burdens on their tender shoulders.
Diwali also signifies the end of evil and rise of goodness. SPARK hopes that this Diwali ends all the evil and brings goodness and positivity in the lives of all especially these underprivileged and distressed children.
Also, Children’s Day was observed where children were empowered and sensitised about child rights thereby building up their capacity to protect themselves from any kind of abuse especially at this time of crisis due to Covid-19. SPARK distributed soap and mask to all the children being provided by the Indian Red Cross Society.
The Make Someone Smile Team too came together and had the real blast with the children who thronged to the celebration like never before and hence changed this event into a real festival.
During the celebration, lamps were lit by the children with a strong belief that its light will bring brightness in the life of every child. Children recited a prayer asking for God’s blessing and support.
Thereafter, Shima Modak, Founder and President of SPARK acquainted the children about the essence of Diwali and the purpose of celebrating the same altogether without any kind of discrimination or individual differences.
Also the essence of protecting the environment was explained to the children thereby motivating to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly way.
Other attractions of the programme were some games, dance performance and other recreational activities. The children also made colourful rangoli. Altogether more than 200 children participated in the programme at Iewduh slum and Rangmen centres of SPARK.