For most of the underprivileged children it’s not easy to have fun during childhood, as they are always busy helping at home or working to support their families from a very young age. The difficulties they face, financially and emotionally, are so persistent that they barely have time or mindset to even enjoy one of the biggest festival in our country – Diwali: Festival of Lights.
Diwali supposedly brings joy and happiness to everyone’s life, but the children of slums are miles away from this happiness. Abject poverty is the main hurdle in celebrating the festival. These children have only despair and darkness even on the occasion of festivals like Diwali resulting into hatred and desperation in the hearts of these children towards society.
Keep India Beautiful did their bit to make a difference and celebrated Diwali with slum kids by distributing sweets gift packs to them. Around 50 kids from nearby slums of Yamuna Pushta gathered in Railway Colony, Civil Lines area participating and sharing their experiences. This was followed by a pep talk about hygiene, keeping our surroundings clean and staying away from polluting crackers.