Monday, November 9, 2015


by BIS Correspondent

MUMBAI, NOV 9, 2015: Around 350 children from various city-based NGO's celebrated Diwali - the festival of lights - by singing, dancing, reciting poetry, colouring, face painting and tattooing at the special Diwali Mela organised by Shelter Don Bosco on November 7. The Mela was aimed at helping the youth explore future career options through career guidance.

The Mela 
began with the children going through the process of registration. A prayer service followed. Nishant Sinha, the CSR Manager of the Mahanagar Gas Limited, was the chief guest for the event. At the inauguration, children were shown a short video on the importance of Diwali. A short play, focused on the importance of making the right decisions in life, was then enacted. During the post-lunch session, children were treated to a magic show and a talent competition. The youth displayed their talents through dance, music and poems. 
An inter-NGO dance competition followed, wherein all the NGO's prepared their children to participate in the competition. Dances on various cultures and styles were displayed. After the dance competition a jam session was organised. The cultural programme continued with the boys of Shelter Don Bosco putting  up two breathtaking dances. The winners of the dance and talent competition also displayed their talents, once again, on public demand. 

The children also interacted with the Bollywood personality Boman Irani, who made a special appearance at the end of the programme. He addressed the gathering and also sang the famous song, 'Give me some sunshine' from the famous movie, 3 Idiots. Before all the children left for the evening, they were treated to fireworks, which added to the celebratory fervour. 

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