“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.”

That’s what the girl named SABA from the slums of “East Delhi” said to me.

Well, will be sharing the thoughts of an immensely talented girl who aspires to be a dancer later in this post.

Coming to the Theme of today which Is Children’s Day – The second most anticipated day in any child’s life, next to their birthday, is Children’s Day. But there are so many children in our country who don’t even know what Children’s Day is all about. It doesn’t even matter to them, because they don’t find anything special about it. Or should I say, they don’t have anyone to make it special for them. This year, RAAH FOUNDATION FOR ENLIGHTENING LIVES tried making it special for the kids in the slums of east Delhi center & i am glad that i could contribute for it a bit.

A lot of times I just forget to thank god for all the opportunities he provides me in order to pursue my passion. Thank You So much God!!!

As we all know that Children’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of November in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different events such as debates, and music and dance performances.

Keen on the development and education of children in East Delhi – RAAH FOUNDATION FOR ENLIGHTENING LIVES conducted drawing competition & the topics were:

My Dream

My Community

Swachh Bharat

I was just spellbound to see the participation of all the age groups starting from 7 – 18 years.

The children I met in the slums had bigger smiles on their faces than I’ve seen on people who have everything! Yet, these children don’t have much. What made their smiles even bigger was that I was just willing to talk and teach to them. That I let them play with me and that I allowed them to ask me how old I was and where I was from. They enjoyed spending time with me. As I did with them.

Just can’t express how deeply I felt when I heard some of the ideas of these girls.

Have a look!!!

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Have you ever met someone who’s smile looks like it could make flowers grow..Well this is the one 🙂

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Unfortunately Couldn’t share the videos here, Nevermind

what the girl said to me was heart-wrenching, i could clearly sense how deeply she feels about the discrimination we have for girls & we say we are progressing.

To be very honest in first look the image below just looked pretty normal to me but it broke my heart into pieces when i started reading her thoughts & i was almost numb when the girl explained me her hardships & this girl is just 5 years of age. I have never met anyone who feels things so deeply & who want to achieve her dreams by breaking all the stereotypes.

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Because SABA thinks #Ladkaladkieksamaan. & She  is working really hard to fulfill all her dreams 🙂

Well, the good news is that our very cute SABA will definitely get a chance to learn dance from a reputed academy very soon. Will be sharing that surely in the next post.

My one wish for these children is that they continue to live a happy life and hopefully a long one. That their childhood filled days out weight there adulthood days.

At the end i just wanted to say that the time I spent teaching them, laughing, and playing, will not only fill their hearts but give them courage to know that some people do care. That I care. That some people do give a shit.

Just urging to you to come forward to try out spending your time fruitfully & don’t let your inner child ever die.. On that note wishing you all a very Happy children’s Day 🙂

On the concluding note am planning a trip to capture some inspiring stories in the slums of Delhi. Any ideas or any help if somebody wishes to do can contact this organisation directly & can make a differnece in their lives.

https://www.facebook.com/Raah-foundation-for-Enlightening-lives-245948165775671/

Would anyone like to take a trip with me?

 

 

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