Sisters of the People celebrated their Annual Children’s Day more than a month late due to pollution problems in Delhi.
Saturday 16th December dawned with clear skies and there was excitement in the air. All 12 balwadi students and Teachers assembled in the colourful tent put up in play ground with balloons to add to the cheer.
We were delighted to have Ms Anita Goyal, great granddaughter of Lala Lajpat Rai as our Chief Guest. Chairman, Vice Chairman of Delhi Branch, CSR partners and prominent donors came to support our 600 children.
The topic of the day was States of India which was aptly celebrated by every Balwadi representing different states. Starting with traditional welcome by Rajasthan we got to see UP, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bengal, Sikkim, Kumaon Hills, Haryana and a pan India dance too.
The children were exquisitely dressed in costumes of the states and the immense hard work put in by the teachers and monitors was evident by the level of the performances.
We celebrated the day with relay race and flat race for the kids and there were many proud winners who took prizes home. The teachers and helpers had their own musical chairs competition and won prizes too.
A special lunch for our guests and kids was enjoyed by all. All the kids took back a goodies bag full of treats, home. An extremely satisfying morning and we look forward to the next one too.