Sunshine Society's AfterSchool Study Program, Indirapuram, children celebrated Christmas (perhaps for the first time in their life) with their counterparts from Chahak and Udaan informal schools in the Swaran Jayanti Park, Indirapuram. The children used their imagination to prepare colorful Christmas decorations to decorate trees in the Park and sang Christmas carols along with spreading awareness towards cleanliness. An initiative of ATS Samaritans, the event was very well complimented by the Sunshine Indirapuram team. On a chilly day, Sunshine children and volunteers were spreading warmth with their smile and high energy levels. Later, children enjoyed a hot meal of upma and pulao prepared by volunteers Ashwin Mudgal and Medhna Singh of ATS Advantage Indirapuram. A huge thanks to their teachers (volunteers) – Priti, Meenu Agarwal, Hema Balasubramanian, Manisha Mudgal (ATS Advantage, Indirapuram) and Asha Srivastava (Vasundhara) for guiding them through the preparation as well as during the event. The event was very well coordinated by Mr. Satinder Thakral who represented both ATS Samaritan and Sunshine Society. We are grateful to all volunteers, particularly teachers for bringing a positive influence in the lives of so many not-so-fortunate children.
Vasant Panchami – arrival of spring and also a day to worship Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, knowledge and fine arts. Sunshine students from Lakshya (Indirapuram afterschool study group) decided to worship their teachers for imparting their knowledge on them. In line with the spirit of the festival they brought yellow flowers for all their teachers and sang songs for them – all of this without any prompt or guidance from anyone. We, Sunshiners, wish all our students all the very best for final exams. May Goddess Saraswati be always with them and bless them with wisdom, knowledge and success.