Lit diyas, or oil lamps, are lined up, the air is full of hope, amidst COVID 19 pandemic, along with the rest of the country, the festival of light Diwali is celebrated in Meghalaya as well as the festival symbolizes light overpowering darkness, the victory of good over evil and new, bright beginnings.
With its motto, Bringing Light to Lives, SPARK organized 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.
It is true that the Underprivileged children hardly get an opportunity to witness such occasions as they have to work to support their families and in the process, their precious childhood is lost.
“As Diwali signifies the festival of lights so through this little initiative, we 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, said. Shima Modak, founder and the president of SPARK.
“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,” Modak said.
Also, Children’s Day was observed where children were empowered and sensitized 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 MakeSomeoneSmile Team too came together & had the real blast with the children who thronged to the celebration like never before & 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 & 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 them to celebrate Diwali in an Eco-Friendly way.
Other attractions of the programme were some games, dance performances, and other recreational activities. The children also made colourful rangoli. It was totally an ECO-FRIENDLY Diwali celebrated by these children.
Altogether more than 200 children participated in the programme at Bara Bazaar Slum and Rangmen Centres of SPARK.
The programme was indeed a successful one because it brought real happiness among these children which is indeed a great achievement for us.
“We further make an appeal to all to come forward to KINDLY help and support SPARK in whatever capacity in organizing such special programmes for these underprivileged and deprived children,” she added. EOM