While most of us celebrate Diwali in a pompous manner, there are few who believe in celebrating Diwali by giving joy to others.
Housewife Kavita Ladkat took up diya decoration as a hobby.
Later, she taught the art to 15 women from socially weaker section. Ladkat has provided them a market where these diyas can be sold and the revenue is distributed among themselves.
Speaking to dna, Kavita said, “We contacted a few businessmen and showed them the finished products. They liked it and instantly gave us orders. Now these women are providing over two lakh diyas before Diwali and the entire revenue is distributed among them.”
Maitri NGO is raising funds by selling Diwali products in an exhibition and the entire money will be donated for their Melghat project. One of the volunteers told dna, “Our volunteers have prepared various products such as diyas, home-made chocolates, Diwali faral, rangoli colours for the entire year and stocked it for the Karvenagar exhibition. The money will go to Melghat project for malnutrition children.”
Manjeetsingh Virdi, a camp resident and businessman who runs Virdi foundation, has decided to hold a special screening of Krish-3 for special children from 15 different organisations. He said, “The special screening will be held on November 6 at Inox multiplex.These children have some limitation and therefore they can not enjoy Diwali like normal children and therefore we have decided to gather them and show them the movie.”
As a part of its corporate social responsibility, Courtyard by Marriott in Chakan served a special lunch for the residents of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), a batch of 80 paraplegics, quadriplegics who have been injured while they were with the defence services.
Speaking on the occasion Ritu Chawla, general manager, Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan said, “We are grateful to the team at PRC for giving us this opportunity.”
Similarly, Rotary club of Pune has donated wheelchairs to children of Snehalaya school. “We donated four wheelchairs to the children of Snehalya school. The wheelchairs were imported from Australia,” said Dolly Raizada, member of the Rotary Club of Pune.