Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with immense joy and compassion by the students of one of the top universities in India, Teerthanker Mahaveer University. In a heartwarming event organised by Ms Himani, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physiotherapy, students from BPT 3rd and 4th year came together to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.
On the auspicious occasion of Shubh Deepawali, the celebration took place on the 8th of November 2023, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at Seva- the Serving NGO in Baldevpuri, Moradabad. This NGO, dedicated to serving the community, provided a fitting backdrop for an event filled with joy and philanthropy.
Event Coordinator and Participants
Ms. Himani, the driving force behind the celebration, demonstrated exemplary leadership in coordinating the event. Her dedication and passion for community service were evident as she orchestrated a seamless celebration, ensuring every detail contributed to the success of the occasion.
Accompanying Ms. Himani were enthusiastic students from the BPT 3rd and 4th year. Their active involvement added vibrancy to the event, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
Purpose of the Event
Beyond the festive cheer, the event aimed to bring happiness to the lives of underprivileged children. It emphasized the importance of giving back to society and fostering a spirit of empathy among the students.
About NGO- SEVA THE SERVING
Seva the Serving is more than an NGO; it's a beacon of hope for the community. With a mission to serve the underserved, the NGO has been making a profound impact on the lives of those in need. Their collaboration with Teerthanker Mahaveer University reflected a shared commitment to social responsibility.
Quality Time with Children
The students, with boundless energy and enthusiasm, engaged in various activities with the kids. From games to interactive sessions, the atmosphere was filled with laughter and excitement. The celebration created a sense of familial warmth.
Gifts were distributed to the slum kids of Baldevpuri. The joy on their faces as they received these tokens of love led to the success of the initiative. Gifts included essentials and recreational items carefully selected to bring delight. The 40 kids, aged between 4-15 years, enjoyed age-appropriate activities tailored by the students. This approach ensured that every child had a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Gratitude and Appreciation
The teachers from SEVA THE SERVING played a crucial role in facilitating the interaction between students and children. Their guidance added depth to the celebration, fostering an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
The success of the Diwali celebration highlighted the positive impact that collective efforts can have on the community. Ms. Himani and the students were lauded for their dedication, turning a festival into an opportunity for meaningful social engagement.
A heartfelt thank you was extended to all the participants - Ms. Himani, the students, and the teachers from SEVA THE SERVING. Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others did not go unnoticed.
Future Community Engagement
This Diwali celebration served as a stepping stone for future community engagement activities. Educational institutions, like Teerthanker Mahaveer University, play a vital role in instilling a sense of social responsibility in their students. Such initiatives contribute to the holistic development of individuals and the betterment of society.