Ahmednagar, 15th August 2011
Snehalaya's children celebrated Independence day at the Rehabilitation Centre. Prof. Makarand Kher began the celebrations by hoisting the national flag. He addressed the students and talked about sacrifice of several freedom fighters, such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, etc.
Children also gave speeches in honor of our freedom figthers. City Yoga students performed yoga to patriotic songs. Mr. Dagdu Lomte (Volunteer) performed 'Lahu Ka Rang EkHai' song. Foreign volunteers Florence Koenderink (Holland), Bonny Astor (England), Sophia Browne (England) also participated.
Mr. and Mrs. Deshpande , Mr and Mrs. Karmarkar, Makarand Vaidya, Milind Kulkarni (Secretary), Mr. Girish Kulkarni (Director) were presented during the flag hoisting.
Mr. Suvalalji Shingvi (President) gave a vote of thanks. Mr. Vilas Zhalte hosted the ceremony.
In the evening, the common birthday of Snehalaya’s children was celebrated at Anand Mela, a Fun Fair. The program involved a dance competition, an enactment of the Independence movement, and songs performed by the children. Mr. Krusnaprakash (Supt. of Police) was present for the program and praised the children for their efforts. Everyone wished good health and long life to the children.