Inmates of several children’s homes in the city spent a day full of fun and frolic during the ‘gala for kids’ event conducted at NIT-T on Sunday.
The children were brought to NIT-T, treated as guests, and provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks. They got a chance to interact with the students of NIT-T, who educated them about higher education opportunities.
Drawing, face painting, singing, dancing, handwriting, quiz, and elocution competitions were conducted for the children. Over 200 children from New Life, Annai Telc, Rojavanam, Dollar School, and Synthica Trust participated. Prizes were distributed to the winners.
The event helped in bringing out the hidden talents of the children and brought a smile to their faces. It was organised as part of the ‘joy of giving week’ celebrations being held at NIT-T from October 2 to 8.
The annual celebration is aimed at brightening the lives of the deprived children. Social clubs of NIT-T, namely Apeksha, People for Pupil Committee, Helping Hands, and SEC have got together to organise the event. Visits to orphanages, old age homes, distribution of food to destitute and orphans, and thanksgiving to public transport crew have been arranged during the week-long celebrations.
The funds for the celebrations are raised by the students, staff, and alumni of the institute. Old clothes collected from students and staff as well as BHEL employees are sold and the money is added to the fund.
On October 7, visits to old age homes will be organised and on October 8, distribution of towel, soap, chocolate, and pen to all public transport crew.