GUWAHATI, Aug 31 - The Lions Club Guwahati South organized a Raksha Bandan progarmme for the children of Snehalaya, working for the homeless, destitute and orphan children, on August 30 at Snehalaya, Paltan Bazar.
The main objective was to provide these homeless children an opportunity to come closer to their culture and give them dignity in society. The programme started at 6 pm with the arrival of Lions Club members, welcome address and felicitation of guests and friends who attended the occasion.
Krishnanka Chanda, the principal of South Point School and president of Lion�s Club Guwahati South was the main person behind organizing the event, along with some other members of Lions Club Guwahati South. There were about a hundred children from Snehalaya Children�s Home, Dhirenpara, and Snehalaya Paltan Bazar.
Soon after the welcome address by Fr Lukose Cheruvalel, Rector of Snehalaya, and Fr Thadeus, Director of Child Friendly Guwahati, a welcome song was presented by the Snehalaya children.
Hirak Kashyak, a well-known singer-cum- music director, and Meghali Hirok, a noted singer, enthralled the audience with their melodious Hindi, Assamese songs and musical pieces. The girl students of South Point School, too, participated in the event and tied rakhis on the wrists of the children from Snehalaya Home for Boys and staff of Snehalaya.
The children wore bright smiles on their faces and were delighted to be a part of the celebration. Snehalaya Home for boys expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Lions Club Guwahati South for organising the event.