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Tiny tots campaign for eye donation

May 06, 2010

Slum children presented a musical dance in story–telling form at India’s national capital to raise awareness on eye donation. Their enthralling performance convinced many to donate their eyes and in return made each child feel like a star.

New Delhi: The capacity to recognise hidden/ latent abilities is something which is rare. However, this is the capability which Deepalaya can boast about in abundance. A living example of this was when twenty five students of Ramditi J.R.Narang Deepalaya School were given an opportunity to perform to western dance styles like hip-hop and jazz during the “The Magic Man”, a musical journey exploring the colors of life and dance.

The performance took place at the Kamani Auditorium on the 4th of May, 2010 and the children stole many hearts with their performance.

The performances started with a Saraswati Vandana following the power-packed performances by the students of Deepalaya, Scholars Academy, Pinnacle School and Issu. E. Rasers. The audience was enthralled by the direction of Chittaranjan Nayak and Meeta Nagpal which was scripted in story –telling form. This made the event even more interesting.

Deepalaya students were full of zeal and enthusiasm to get this opportunity. For many it was their first time on stage with such a large audience, but their energetic performance managed to get the well deserved applaud.

Ramditti School is located near a slum cluster-Jagdamba camp (close to posh Panchsheel Enclave) - the school now has a staggering count of five hundred children. This is the only Deepalaya School that runs in collaboration with an external family. The infrastructure and hardware for the school set up is provided by the Ramditti Jiwanda Ram Narang Trust, touched by Deepalaya’s mission and work.

An emotional Geetanjali Krishnan, Principal of Ramditi JRN Deepalaya School commented that “The students have performed really well. Their practice session so far hours have indeed shown results and I am glad that they got this opportunity.”

Deepalaya has always cemented its promise of giving, every possible support to make a child feel like a star. The children have already shown their mettle in their last performance at Akshara Theatre CP. This was their yet another endearing opportunity.

Everybody present there went away with the vision and awareness about how privileged they are to be able to enjoy the dances with their eyes. Most of them pledged to donate their eyes and Deepalaya is glad to be associated with such a campaign.

About the organisation:

Deepalaya a non-governmental development organisation works on the issues affecting urban and rural poor, with a special focus on children. It is because’ Every Child Deserves a Chance’ that the organisation exits and works towards making that possible. 31years back, the organization had set for itself the mission of creating a better future for the children in the slums of Delhi by imparting education to them.

Source : Deepalaya
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