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Friday, December 26, 2008

Jingle All The Way...

Come December and celebration is in the air. Streets, homes, malls, offices and schools sport a new festive look. While most of us share the joy of the festive season with our family and friends, do we even spare a moment to think of those little children who don't have a family? What does a festival mean to them?

Below are some snapshots from the Christmas celebrations at the Don Bosco home for street children.

Manjunath, better known as Manja is a star at Bosco. From acting in Kannada movies to being an all-rounder on the cricket field, Manja excels in many extra-curricular activities. He was chosen to be the Santa Claus.

Great food is an essential part of any celebration. At Bosco, children are treated with a good meal, a fruit and a piece of cake on Christmas day. This is an aerial view of the children lined up at lunch time.

The kids at Bosco are given several oppurtunities to exhibit their talents. Music and dance are an integral part of most celebrations. The children in this picture performed a skit on the story of the birth of Christ.

The highlight of the Christmas celebrations. Santa cutting the Christmas cake which was later distributed to all the guests and children.

Improvisation! As there weren't sufficient glasses to distribute water to all the kids, a new innovative method was used to serve water!

Bidding good-bye to the 'Christmas Thatha' (Santa Claus). There was amazing excitement among the kids as they scrambled to shake hands with Santa.

Not related to this post, but this is something which caught my eye... A nice play of lights in front of Garuda Mall. Peace is indeed the need of the hour in India and across the world.


Blogger Dew Drop said...

I see you've had a real Merry Christmas :)

Nice joyous shots :)

1:53 PM  
Blogger zoxcleb said...

and a merry christmas from here in the bay as well :-)

10:11 PM  
Blogger Raam Barani said...

The celebrations in BOSCO was a humbling experience for me, I think its great that you cover this event every year.

8:18 AM  
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9:06 PM  
Blogger Keerthi said...

hai there i dont know you but i some how came across your blog....and am surprised to see myself playing volley ball i d beach.....thanks a ton for d pic.....and nice pictures by d way

9:12 PM  

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