Diwali is over with the Bhaai Dooj been celebrated on November 15 and this marked the end of festivities for a while before the Christmas and New Year arrives to bring the warmth of happiness amid chilling winter.

We’ve collected umpteen memories of the festival which was both grand and much awaited. But when you were passing from Shastri Circle to Ahar, or when you cruised from Sevashram to Sunderwas, innumerable faces were looking at you. They looked at the big cracker bags you were carrying on your scooter. They also peeked into your car’s back seat to get a glimpse of sweet packs you bought for the occasion. These were the people including kids who did not get to see these items from close, let alone consuming them.

IIMU students spreading light of love with uder privileged children on Diwali
IIMU students spreading light of love with uder privileged children on Diwali

You shall read on this story and then get back to work after a litlle ponder. After a little consideration on how you could help these people? You had to make your family happy and do things needed for Diwali. You must be thinking that you could make some donation if someone had approached you. But, you wish you could…

It was a bunch of IIMU students that shared Diwali delights with the children of Jeevan Jyoti Child Home. They made their Diwali valuable and memorable. They made their time and money worth. This is why IIMs are considered one of the most special institutions of this country.

The IIMU family on the Diwali went to Jeevan Jyoti Child Home to share a few moments of happiness with  the children there. Jeevan  Jyoti Child Home  is a Govt. run boarding school for children belonging to poor families from  in and around Udaipur.

The event was coordinated by Prayatna, the social club of IIM Udaipur. The day began with an ice-breaking session for an informal introduction from both sides. A number of activities had been planned for the day, the first of which was the drawing competition for the children.  Each child was provided with drawing sheets and colors, and was let free to pour their thoughts on paper as creatively as possible.

IIMU students with uder privileged children on Diwali
IIMU students with uder privileged children on Diwali

This was followed by a series of fun games for which teams were formed from the group of  children. It was great to see the enthusiasm and the competitive spirit among the children. Then, a friendly cricket match was played between the visitors and the home team. The festival of Diwali cannot be complete without sweets, diyas and crackers.  So, sweets were distributed, and the IIMU students  lit diyas along with the children and burst a few crackers.

IIMU students with under privileged children on Diwali
IIMU students with under privileged children on Diwali

Through these small efforts, the IIMU family was able to light a few innocent faces with smiles on the festival of light. And that brings the real difference. We need more humanity inside us in a ignited state that as we consume sweets, there are many who ares till waiting to have their meal of the day.