Blue Pen Team celebrates Holi at various Flyovers all over Delhi, Noida and Faridabad

Dear friends, with Holi excitement gripping whole nation with every passing hour, Team Blue Pen celebrated this auspicious festival in style, while conducting classes at various flyovers of Delhi, Noida and Faridabad.

Shivam,Volunteer(Coordinator-Noida-Okhla-Faridabad) shares, “This is the Holi week, so we all were very excited to have fun with them. All the students got their exams over so we decided to have some interaction only and encouraged them to help the needy ones. We asked some general knowledge questions like ” What is the full name of our P.M ? ” and like that. Also told them to play safe and properous Holi with Gulal , sweets only. Deepak told them about the history behind Holi Poojan, atleast they should know it.”

Mr Shivam adds,”At Faridabad , students prepared a wonderful play and performed very well, even they made a poster too. We had not asked them to prepare a play but still they did from their own , this shows their creativity”

Mr Saurabh. Volunteer (Coordinator-Munirka-Nizamuddin) discusses,”The festival of Holi was celebrated with great pomp and fervour at Blue pen. The students of munirka and the volunteers got together to play colours Holi.
The students made colours from the marigold flowers, beetroot, leaves of flowers etc.
This kind of activity helps children to understand the importance of rich Indian culture and heritage. “We were eagerly awaiting for this day. It was indeed a fun-filled festival of colours which took place with a lot of joy and fervor.” As shared by some munirka students. The celebration started with a special assembly in which the students highlighted the concept behind the Holi celebrations.”

Mr Saurabh adds,”The facilitators along with the kids enjoyed the festival by playing colours with each other.Jyoti discussed with the students how to play safe Holi and to keep away from synthetic colours and dyes. She wished all the parents safe and colourful Holi . Also Jyoti and Akash inspired them to enjoy this festival in an ‘Eco-Friendly’ manner. I made them understand the importance of Holi & Colors in our life. All the volunteers also blessed the students on this colorful festival. Munirka Students enjoyed splashing eco-friendly colours on friends and family. It was a great experience for everyone as the festival of Holi signifies coming together of different communities and the celebration of the spirit of universal brotherhood. Wish you all a Happy Holi!” said Akash”

He goes on,” At Sangam vihar, Holi was celebrated with a splash of colour and array of water guns by the students from sangam vihar. The event evidenced superb sharing of culture and fun. Cultural activities such as these help students assimilate and appreciate the richness and diversity of not just the local culture but also go a long way in enhancing the social and cultural fabric of ngo’s multi-cultural community . After finishing their exams, children enjoyed this colorful festival with much enthusiasm. Students sprinkled colours on each other. The students were apprised about the importance of colours of different things and we’re also informed about the precautionary measures to be taken while playing Holi.”

Kavita Chaudhary, Volunteer (Coordinator-IIT-Safdarjung Area) shares, “We started our energetic day from IIT flyover where regular classes were conducted. We told them about Holi, why we celebrate ths festival, the festival of colours, Further we moved to our next center Safdarjung wherr we conducted drawing competition, kids drew wonderful drawings based on the occasion of Holi, And Jawahar sir and Vijay wardhan Sir told them about the festival,”

Kavita adds,”At the end, we celebrated Holi with kids, the kids were very happy after playing Holi with us.. They asked us to come on the festival day as well so they can play with us. After lunch we moved to our last center Sangam vihar where regular classes were conducted and kids drew beautiful drawing and wrote essay on occasion of festival.”

Friends, Our objective is to impart to Kids/Women of Flyover/Slums, following modules:-
* Regular Teaching sessions, with special focus on females (on lines of “Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao Abhiyaan”)
* Teaching Cleanliness & Personal Hygiene (on lines of “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Nutritious Food (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Skill development (Ex. Cycle/mobile/auto
repair etc) (on lines of “Kushal Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Regular Medical Checkups (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Teaching Electronic Gadgets (on lines of “Digital Connect India Program”)

B. OUR SCHEDULE:- Every Sunday, our timetable is:

*930-1030AM : Munirka-I, Munirka-II, & IIT flyover, and Noida (all parallel sessions)

*11-12PM: Safdarjung-I, Safadarjung-II, Nizamuddin Park, Nizamuddin Flyover and Okhla sessions (parallel sessions)

*12:30-1PM: lunch of volunteers at near GK & Okhla

*2-4PM: “Extended” sessions at Prajapati mohalla, Tughlaqabad village & Sangam vihar and Faridabad (all parallel sessions)

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