This Sufi evening planned in 10 days is a result of requirement of funds. The humongous task turned out to be fun and purposeful just because of the people associated with this. A feat that we pulled off because of the purity of intent and hard work by so many. You all know about Sunshine Society that was founded in 2013 and about the work that we all are involved in (focus on the education of children and sr. citizen welfare), The After School study center in Gejha just opposite Silvercity, started operations in March 2022 after the start of raddi collections in December 2021 and which is carried out tirelessly month after month by Dipali, Anupama, Rijita, Chaitali, Seema, Sunaina and so many more. The study center started with about 20 students now has over 105 students and we have to turn back the students due to paucity of space and teachers. The Gejha study center is the third after the other centers located in sector 50 and sector 51 in Noida.
The 10th year of Sunshine Society is the year to look for. Starting with a very small team of individuals with a good intent, we have become a bigger team with the same intent – to spread happiness and to ensure that we become a part of literate India. Believe me, being with children is the most energy enriching experience. Teaching children is not an easy job as we all know. It not just involves making the children sit and study, but it also involves opening the doors, cleaning the place, collecting funds, ensuring that there are teachers available on a daily basis, planning the lessons, and helping the children see their future and so on. This is a huge task and only possible by commitment, focus and enthusiasm.
Sunshine Society is providing a platform for like-minded individuals to come together and to do this for the community.
The actual planning of the event started once the Silvercity AOA gave us the permission to use their premises for this good cause. Mr. Umashankar president AOA Silvercity acknowledged that the sector 93, Gejha study center is totally managed by the members and volunteers of Silvercity. Ever since Mr. Sanjay Pandey, President of Super MIG, sector 93 opened the doors of the community center for us to accommodate the children in March 2022, Sunshine Society has been teaching the students there. Sunshine Society is able to run the center with the help of Raddi collection that is carried out month after month since December 2021 and donations by kind sponsors.
The Silvercity residents who are responsible for this expansion of Sunshine Society are:
Rijita, with whom the process started in 2015 and who relentlessly pursued that we bring Sunshine Society to 93. Anupama, a woman of big heart just ensured that the process is absolutely smooth. Nirupama who is rock solid and backbone of our study center and also the Badi maa’m. Bandita, Naghma, Seema, Sunaina, Sujata, Vinod who is the science man of our center, Sunita Jain who brings music to our children’s lives, Saba, Nandini, Aruna, Manju, Saarim, Ammaar, and so many more student volunteers all from Silvercity.
It was for this center that a fundraiser was organized. The process started with Anupama’s promise to sell all the tickets, Siddhhi’s promise to design the event and Faiz Ali Khan’s promise to sing and ensure that the quality is the best!
रahmatein the fundraiser would not have been possible without the support of Vinita - who ensures the minutest details are met and connects all the loose ends, Anupama, Nandini, Dipali, Nirupama, Sujata, Tanvi, Chaitali, Sujata, Nirupama, Seema and the list can go on and on. The fundraiser was further supported by our sponsors Purvanchal Projects Private Limited, a kind individual who does not wish to be named, Malabar Gold and Diamonds, a few more individuals who wish to remain anonymous.
Faiz Ali Khan and his entire team kept the audiences asking for more and Ramita Taneja the MC of the evening and also the vice president of Sunshine Society, ensured that the audiences remained connected during the much loved Sufi evening. Alma Cafe added warmth with their hot soups, tea, coffee and savouries!
The unique feature of Sunshine Society is that the people involved are CEO’s, Managing Director’s, established doctors, exceptional home makers, Business owners, Embassy employees, and senior employees of their companies but when they come together for Sunshine they become photographers, they become water bearers, PR people, runner boys and girls, painters. They feel proud to be a part of a cause for their country. They all work voluntarily and are sponsors!
Sunshine Society’s President – Vidya, Vice President – Ramita, Treasurer – Vanita, Jt. Secretary – Archana and Secretary –Vaishali along with all the members, volunteers and well-wishers are thankful for Rahmatein!
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