Ahmednagar Dt. 25/12/05
Snehalaya, along with the National youth Project has organised, a national level event of Fifth National Children's Festival from 28th, December to 2nd, Jan. 2006. The Festival will be inaugurated by Mr. S.M.Krishna, the Hon. Governor of Maharashtra at 11 am. on 29th, December. The festival pendal is named after late Prof. Madhu Dandawate, the former Finance Minister of India and the honest politician born and brought up at Ahmednagar, who recently died. All the volunteers of Snehalaya are Day and night working under the able guidance of Dr. S.N. Subba Rao allies Bhaiji, the living spirit of Mahatma Gandhi.
More than 800 Young boys and girls aged 8 to 12 from all corners of India will be our guests for 5-6 days. Children from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh also will join them. It is historic occasion for Ahmedagar and so, we invite every citizen of the town, all the well wishers of the Snehalaya like you and all the young, old, men, women and children to contribute your moral and material support to make this event a grand success.
Every group of five children will be escorted by an elder. Children will each stay with a child at his/her home while the escorts will stay in the camp.
The children will be at the Festival Spot from 8.00 am. to 6.30 pm. parents and elders are welcome to join their programmes after 4.30 pm. During the day, however the children will be free to choose their own activity in the festival and at that time, please allow them COMPLETE FREEDOM, freedom from parents, freedom from teachers and elders you will see the best in children comes up.
Elders are most welcome to join after 4.30 pm.
The festival starts with flag salutation at 8.30 am. each day and conclude with all religions prayers.
You are cordially invited for the National Children's Festival along with your children. Snehalaya shall make the arrangements of your five days stay at the Ahmednagar