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Monday, June 9, 2008

a trip to a school

weekend started with buying of a desktop pc for niece, which for me actually facilitated the trip on saturday morning to moradabad, 160 kilometers from noida. started with sitting at the back of prashant's car. the last when i went on a trip in his car was the hrishikesh trip last year. it wasn't the same month but there were similar flashes still. was with anjie in the back seat inside the car and there was fog outside. this saturday morning, it was overcast and it rained a lot too. for a hundred kilometers, i guess, we saw a good amount of water pouring on us without us getting wet. took a pit stop at now virtually closed reliance motel. i am sure, they would have improved the benchmarks for low cost pit stops looking at the kind of accessories that were installed in the facility.

the trip was about a visit to the school run by 'sankalp', ngo based in gurgaon. they have this school where they enroll kids who work in now dwindling but very health-degrading brass industry. they also solicit sponsorships for those kids who can not/ are not willing to pay. we organised a painting competition, gave away little prizes and a movie for those kids. the kids had good fun while watching the movie. we had good fun watching the kids. i didn't like the fact that we had lunch and snacks on school's cost. we were back home by around eleven in the evening. though i wished we further cover another 160 kilometers on that the trip, nonetheless, it was fun.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

The smile on their faces would have been nice/satisfying.. :)

6/09/2008 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Chakoli said...

:-)))

smiles are really infectious and can give lot more plsr:-))

6/09/2008 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Btw, did you give any theme/topic to the children?

6/09/2008 02:26:00 PM  
Blogger ~ ॐ ~ said...

Not Really sure why your version is not a "cheerful" one...

Not sure if you enjoyed it at all !!!

Anyway...

The school is run by "ASK" (ASKINDIA.ORG) and the name of the center is Sankalp !!!

@ the snacks and lunch at school's cost : Don't worry about that.. These are budgeted !!!

6/09/2008 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous burf said...

samy - they were sometimes mischievous :D

chakoli - yea they are

samy - the one i suggested was baarish [it was raining a lot that day :D], the theme took 2nd prize and some very interesting usage of glitter colours

om - hmmm

6/10/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Chakoli said...

u are tagged :-))

6/10/2008 09:31:00 AM  
OpenID churningthewordmill said...

i like the way ur weekend shaped up:)

6/10/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous burf said...

chakoli - thanks :)

churning - yea, it was nice :D

6/10/2008 04:33:00 PM  
OpenID churningthewordmill said...

u r tagged!

6/10/2008 04:40:00 PM  

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