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Paint Your Dreams: A Social Initiative @ IMNU

Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) in association with X-lliant organized an event-‘Paint Your Dreams’- Where every dream is precious, for the underprivileged children of the society. The event was organized on the 24th of November 2013 at the institute. The Cultural Committee at Institute of Management, Nirma University in collaboration with Saral – the NGO at Nirma University conceptualized and gave shape to the event. A total of 175 kids from various NGOs in Ahmedabad viz. ManavSadhna, Apang Manav Mandal and Prayaas, the NGO of IIM Ahmedabad took part in the event.

The day started with a painting competition for all the kids. The kids unleashed their hidden creative talents, some chose to stick to the tried and tested while many others went ahead with varied interpretations of the world around them. The theme of the painting competition was Paint Your Dreams. Many surprisingly included strong messages for the society in their paintings such as Save Water, United India, Health is Wealth, etc. As one of the mentors remarked in her address to the audience, this was a session where she could see the children giving color to their lives through the medium of this event. Thereafter, the kids were treated to an exclusive screening of two children films.

Post-lunch, Mozart Music World gave a special performance for the kids and their mentors. Popular numbers such as Pichle Saat Dino Mein, Maa (from Taare Zameen Par) were played to the resounding applause by children. The children enjoyed the show and when given an opportunity sang in chorus with the band.

The event was sponsored by X-lliant. The Canadian Donut Company chipped in by donating 200 fresh donuts for all the children participating in the event.  All the children who participated in the event were gifted with a kit comprising of a lunch box, water bottle, pencil box, books and note books. The proceeds of the event will be used for sponsoring the education of the kids of Saral. Every child has a special dream and this event was a small initiative to help these underprivileged children cherish these treasured dreams.

(Content Courtesy: Jijo George ; Photo Courtesy: Vinamra Mundra, Cultural Committee)

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