Inmates of rescue home given free entry to recreational park
HYDERABAD: Cameras, mikes and notepads jostled along the railings impatiently while the carnival progressed in a corner at Jal Vihar. The children from M.V. Foundation bobbed, squealed and frolicked in the gushing waters least caring to glance even sideways towards the scribes in waiting.
Opportunities to unwind are rare for these little soldiers who had to fight tooth and nail with social atrocities at a tender age. For Jaggamma who escaped child marriage to join the camp, this is the third such outing.
“Previously I saw swimming pools at Indian School of Business and Mughal Gardens. I accompanied Madam (Shantha Sinha) to Delhi on a visit to the President,” she says, her eyes all aglitter. For all the 120-odd children who gained free entry into Jal Vihar on Children’s Day, there have been few such occasions of blissful oblivion. The children were treated to fruits by the management of Jal Vihar.
It was just an instance of the Children’s Day celebrations that swayed the twin cities on Wednesday. While children from a few institutions were the distinguished guests as in case of Jal Vihar, flocks of children from a number of other schools and institutes could be seen picnicking in the city’s parks and tourist places.
Software professionals from Satyam Foundation took upon themselves the responsibility of Children’s Day’s celebrations in 33 government schools in twin cities. More than 250 associates from Satyam trained the children in various cultural activities over a week that culminated in successful performance on the D-day.
The children of Government Central Primary School, Neredmet received a warm gesture from NTPC when its Dakshin Deepanjali Mahila Samiti’s president Sadhana Dave gifted them with stainless steel plates for mid-day meals. While Devnar School for the Blind celebrated the day with Lions Club of Hyderabad, Salar Jung Museum played host to children’s week celebrations. Apart from these, various cultural and educational programmes marked the occasion.