by BIS Correspondent
PUNE, SEP 29, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organised diya painting, akashkandil or lantern making, Diwali greeting card making and drawing activities for children on September 22 at Chinchwad in Pune to prepare them for the Diwali festival.
More than 100 slum children studying daily in the support classes conducted by DBDS participated in the activity. The event was held under the aegis of 'Women Empowerment Project' supported by AXA Business Services Pvt Ltd.
The main objective was for children to learn and enjoy creative craft activities. Vaishali Palande and Manoj Kumar were the resource persons.
The children were very excited. Akash Gaikwad, a student of the daily support class, said, "It's for the first time that we had such a lovely experience in life; we have celebrated so many Diwali festivals but never had such a nice preparation for the same."
"It was a wonderful moment for all of us to witness. The children from the slums – whom we cater to daily through the support classes are benefited a lot," Lalita Choudary, DBDS – coordinator said. Snacks were distributed to all the children at the end at the end of the event.