Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: This Deepavali, Udhavum Ullangal, a city-based non-governmental organisation, will be organising an event that will make the festival a memorable occasion for children from economically backward sections of society.

The event will be held on October 15 at Krishnaswamy Kalyanamandapam, South Boag Road, T. Nagar.

They are looking for sponsors for the children. Clothes for 1,200 children at Rs.300 a child costs Rs.3,60,000. Sweets and snacks to be distributed on the day are estimated to cost Rs.1,50,000. Entertainment (audio, video) is priced at Rs.50,000, transport at Rs.35,000 and miscellaneous expenses at Rs.5,000.

Those interested may contribute financially or help organise the event. Call B. Sankar Mahadevan for details at 9444194743.

Contributions to Udhavam Ullangal are exempt from tax under SEC-80G of the Income Tax Act.