A big bunch of 30 children in the age group varying 8 to 16 years came eager to know what can they do to ‘Make a Difference’. It was an orientation session of sorts to prepare the children as volunteers for the Sunshine activities including but not limited to the monthly raddi collection for SEP funds generation.
This society has just begun this activity in April and it was a blockbuster beginning. Some children came forward and volunteered in the task that Sunday but the astute volunteers did not want to make it a one time show only and the energy and enthusiasm brought forward many more children to form the younger army for Sunshine in this wonderful society.
Displaying true community spirit, Col. Apurva Tandon, Shilpi, Vivek, Pamita and Deepa, organized this session. Young champions Madhav and Rishab helped by registering the children and making sure they are seated well.
Apurva Tandon kicked it off sharing how each of us wish to do something for the many children we see outside with less in life and how after joining Sunshine we are making a difference to them. He encouraged the kids to also join and feel happy about bringing a positive change. Vaishali, the Secretary, Sunshine Society then addressed everyone and first energized and got their attention by playing a game and then talking about Sunshine. She shared how the society was formed and what it does and how with a humble beginning with supporting 25 children from neighboring slums and villages it now supports regular school education of more than 200 children and after school support for many others. She shared this was possible due to the unfailing support of people like them and we wish to continue to spread sunshine more and more. She took ideas and questions from the very keen young audience and closed by asking them to begin with small and possible acts and contribute to making the change.
Vidya, the President Sunshine Society provided information on the website and congratulated the entire ATS One Hamlet team for their spirit. Shilpi encouraged the children to stay focused on Save Water, Save Electricity and Swachh Bharat which continuously stay relevant to us. Col Apurva divided the teams by towers for the upcoming raddi collection on Sunday, May 14 and it was so heartening to see children in rapt attention and asking very relevant questions. Seeing the enthusiasm and commitment of the children we closed the session satisfied and assured that the coming month’s raddi collection at ATS One Hamlet will be richer as the children will be the torch bearers. It was a couple hours well spent by all and people went out looking forward to the future Sunshine activities.