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How a Mumbai school brought cheer to the lesser privileged on Diwali

Students collaborated with Girija Welfare Association to create a large-scale impact



It is rightly said that small acts multiplied by millions of people can change the whole world. And keeping this noble thought in mind, the Interact Club of Apeejay School, Kharghar in Navi Mumbai initiated a drive to help orphans and the less privileged children this year.

The school’s club sponsored by Rotaract organised a Diwali Festival to sell handcrafted diyas and other décor items. These were made by creative young minds at Apeejay School, Kharghar. Then, the collected funds from the festival were used to purchase presents such as chocolates, chips and fruits for the children of Navi Mumbai-based, Girija Welfare Association.

Diwali 2022 was loaded with lights, happiness and smiles for these children. It was a pleasure for the school’s interactors to distribute the goodies and make this occasion a memorable one. Further, many members of the school’s club donated sums to help the children. “A big thank you to our parents and students whose contribution and enthusiasm was a very important part of the Diwali give-away,” says Ms. Tejaswini Katdare, Principal, Apeejay School, Kharghar.  

Back in the school, the Primary section celebrated by observing a ‘No Bag Day’. The school’s teachers and staff held a community lunch for them on the joyous occasion. And the meal included delicious ‘poori’, ‘chhole’, ‘pulav’ and sweets for the students.

Adding more fun to the day, they participated in events such as class decoration, rangoli making, toran making and lantern making. Their zest and excitement knew no bounds as they tried their hands on new activities. In doing so, they also learnt substantial values like patience, creativity, peer coordination and teamwork. Students also tried to channelise their creativity and kept their surroundings clean to mark the festival. 

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