Indore: Celebrating Diwali as a festival of sharing warmth and love by making the day special for under-privileged students from V4U Foundation, student council members of Emerald Heights International School (EHIS) invited 300 under-privileged students to the school campus recently.
Students engaged with their guests in friendly games of different sports including football and kho-kho. Feeding their creative cravings, all students bonded over fun art and craft activities like painting and decoration of diyas.
Talking about the event, EHIS principal Siddharth Singh said, “The little guests as well as the students enjoyed themselves thoroughly, giving each other the gift of true happiness and bliss for upcoming Diwali festival.” He explained that they have been encouraging students to understand and care for people and animals as part of social initiatives in the school.
Explaining the effect of such activities, EHIS director Muktesh Singh said, “These activities not only built new enthusiasm in the students from the organisation but also the students of the school.”
The day was a potpourri of good food, personality development activities and a range of gifts in the form of stationary. The school also managed to collect Diwali gifts for these kids, and all the students contributed whole-heartedly.
What They Say
“I feel as a society we can evolve only if we try to uplift the under privileged. I also realised that we have limited ourselves to finding happiness only in material things. It was a revelation.”- Vishwangi Vadnere
“It was a very moving experience for me. I really experienced the joy of giving during the time I spent with them.”- Vaibhav Singh
“These children are truly special. They openly accept people and loved us without judging us. I feel there is a lot to learn from them.”- Pravish Agnihotri