Rotary Club of Pune Central along with Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central organized its 16th Christmas party for differently abled children this year on December 17, 2023, at the Ladies Club, Camp. As in the past, Former Rtn. PP Munir Chinoy and Rtn. Anil Bora arranged this fun-filled evening with active support from the Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central. A large number of organizations sent their children to attend the party. There were mentally challenged children and adults from Navkshitij, hearing and speech impaired children from the Bharari and Hadapsar Schools, and visually impaired students and orphans from Eklavya Foundation. Music, dancing, a photo booth, balloon circus, and a magic 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 entry of Santa Claus (Rtn. Oni Kakajiwala) added to the fun and excitement as he distributed sweets and cookies to 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 noodles, fried rice, and veg Manchurian for the main course, and gulab jamuns with ice creams for dessert. At the end of the afternoon, each child left the venue with a gift handed over by members of Rotary Club of Pune Central and Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central. RCPC members who volunteered and attended included Rtn. Pres. Ajay Chitnis, Rtn. Anil Bora, Rtn. Oni Kakajiwala, Rtn. Cawas Pundole, Rtn. Delshad Karanjia, Rtn. Dr. Shashi Saxena, Rtn. Amita Munot, Rtn Vanita Bajaj, R’Ann Nafisa Kakajiwala, R’Ann Suchi Bhargava, R’Ann Hutokshi Pundole, R’Ann Hina Shah and Inner Wheel members... Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed, aided, and supported the organisers in making this annual endeavour a great success. Special thanks to: • Rtn. Anil Bora and former Rtn. PP Munir Chinoy for their meticulous attention to detail. • Pres. Hutokshi Pundole and her Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central members for gifts to the children, sponsoring the event planner, and for their presence in large numbers to show their support. • 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.
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