With an aim to entertain the neglected children of the slum dwellers, Darshan Udyog Samuha organised `one-day fun-day’ (anand utsav) programme along with drawing competition exclusively for them at the gardenin Kote Kere (fort lake) premises besides BUDA office in Belgaum on Sunday for the children from the Slums. These neglected children did play and paint just like other children of their age today. For many of them it was the first time they held the crayons in their hand but this never bothered them from drawing their mind out on the canvas.
As many as 64 children of slum dwellers participated in the programme. They exhibited their talent in drawing competition, creating beautiful landscape pictures. Noted artist Jayashree Achrekar was the judge of the competition.
Deputy Commissioner V Anbu Kumar along with noted industrialist and social worker Suresh Hundre distributed prizes to the winners. Ravi Kondur bagged the first prize, Ravi Igoti secured second and Mahantesh Igoti got third prize. A special prize was given to 3-year-old tiny tot Laxmi.
Every participant was presented with a drawing kit, one kg rice. At the end of the competition, every participant was presented with participation certificate.
After offering lunch to the children, they were taken in entertainment world for boating and other rides, making day memorable for them.
DC Anbu Kumar and Suresh Hundre accoladed the work of Darshan Udyog Samuha and also that of young social activist Mahesh Jadhav.
Ashqin Azrekar of Darshan Udyog samuha who runs the Kote Kere lake and the boating said that they plan a bigger event for the Orphan children in the days to come.
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