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Indore: Underprivileged children given tips on dil ki khushi on V-Day


Indore: Making Valentine’s Day special for kids, Create Stories Social Welfare Society celebrated the day as ‘Dil Ki Khushi – True Happiness’ with underprivileged children living behind Bombay Hospital on Wednesday.

With cake, games, stories, chocolates and fun, students of various government schools celebrated their first Valentine’s Day. With experts from different fields, children learned life lessons and possibilities of hard work. Sharing her story, former flying officer of Indian Air Force Sushmita Sahay talked about the importance of self-study. “My father was working and I did not know who else to ask for help to study because like most kids, even I felt that someone else can make me study.”

She interacted and explained that studying is not something that someone else can do for us. “We need to re-read and revise everything that our teacher, our guru tells us, because only we determine how we learn,” Sushmita said. Looking at talented dancers, fitness expert Aarti Maheshwari said, “A lot of you wish to become dancers, right? I want to know why.”

While some girls responded by stating that pleasure of dancing, others talked about its beauty and their passion for it. “Wonderful! That is how dance is, in every form it can energise you, but can every moment be dance?” Aarti asked. Girls denied. “The truth is… yes, maybe everything can be dance but once done with meaning it brings true happiness,” Aarti explained. She further taught them some steps on latest songs.

Chatting with girls who aspired to become police officers, homemaker Nimita Sareen said, “Do you think you can achieve everything by studying?” As they nodded, she explained them importance of balance and practise of skills while learning from books. “I learned recipe of making a cake, but does it mean I am qualified to make it?” Nimita asked. She elaborated that practise, physical fitness and personality are equally important for achieving their goals.