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Annual Christmas party for children with special abilities by Pune Central

Rotary
18 Dec, 2019

Beneficiaries : 300

Cost : 75000

President : Jinendra Munot

Rotarian Team : NA

Non Rotary Partner : NA

Description :
Rotary Club of Pune Central along with Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central organized its 21st Christmas party for differently abled children this year on 18th December at the Ladies Club, Camp. As in the past, Rtn. PP Munir Chinoy, Rtn. Anil Bora arranged this fun-filled evening with active support from the Inner Wheel Club. A large number of organizations sent their children for the party. There were mentally challenged children and adults from "Navshitij", Hearing and Speech impaired children from the Bharari and Hadapsar Schools, Cancer Patients from the 'Sofosh Society' of Sasoon Hospital, Visually impaired students and Orphans from Eklavya Foundation and Anjuman -I-Islam School. Music, Dancing, Tattoo Artist, Balloon Circus, Magic Show and Puppet show kept the children entertained. Ms. Parinaz Vaz, daughter of Rtn. Cawas and R’Ann Hutokshi Pundole had set up a stall for food craft and art. Cookies and biscuits were painted with food colours and distributed to the children. The event manager, Tina Yadav did a great job of keeping the participants engaged in dances, games and singing. The entry of Santa Claus (aka Rtn. Shashi Talwar and Rtn Oni Kakajiwala) added to the fun and excitement as he distributed sweets and cookies to all the children and became the 'Social Integrator' for the evening, binding all ages and backgrounds with a common bond. The evening ended with a sumptuous spread of food consisting of Pav Bhaji, Noodles, Fried Rice and Veg Manchurian for the main course and Gulab Jamuns with Boondi Laddoos for desert. The children left the venue, each bearing a gift handed over by Pres. Jinendra Munot and the members of Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central. RCPC Members who volunteered and attended - Pres. Jinendra Munot, Rtns Vanita Bajaj, PP Manjula Vishwanathan, Uday Dharmadhikari, Anil Bora, PP Munir Chinoy, Shashi Talwar, Oni Kakajiwala, Rooma Dubey, Sunita Gundesha, Poonam Buch R'Anns Mangal Bora, Nafisa Kakajiwala, Savita Dharmadhikari, and Inner Wheel members, R’Anns Kokila Sheth, Fathema Chinoy, Jasma Asher, Lata Pardesi, Hina Shah, Yasmin Patel, Hutokshi Pundole, Shalini Hingorani, Raveena Deshmukh and Usha Shrikant. Our heartfelt thanks to all the people who contributed, aided and supported in making this annual endeavour a great success. Special thanks to: • Rtn. Anil Bora, PP Munir for their meticulous attention to detail. • Pres. Asha Naik and her Club members for gifts to the children, sponsoring event planner and for their presence in large numbers to show their support. • The team of IYE students who provided the international collaborative factor, thereby enhancing the joy, happiness and satisfaction that pervaded the whole atmosphere. • ACP Ravindra Rasal for being there and gracing the event. • Mr Muneer Mirza, Vice President NCP Pune City who also graced the event and was a great help. • The Management of the Ladies Club for generously allowing the use of their large hall free of cost. • Mr. Bharda, Manager of Ladies Club for all the arrangements and facilities in the hall. • The caterer - Mr. Satish Shetty for sponsoring the food for the 15th year in a row. • Ms. Tina Yadav, for her enthusiasm in making the children fully involved and for choreographing the evening. • All members and R'Anns from RCPC who devoted their afternoon and evening for the program. • Gajanan and Hari from RCPC Office. Not only was this a special day for the children but their smiles and happy faces made it a special day for each one of us. A few newspapers and T.V Channel have also reported this event.

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