On a Fresh Lazy Sunday Morning, that was 28thof October 2018; Udaipur was soaring high to run a long Marathon and to clean the city from Sukhadia Circle to Fatehsagar area. Udaipur Carnival was the event organised by Solaris group of IIM Udaipur and Maitri Manthan became an active part of the same.
On the very fine morning at around 7 a.m., we were given a place in the carnival to showcase ourselves as well as the virtues that we carry for the society. After all the establishment, we the team of Maitri Manthan welcomed our Lil’ Bright Minds with not so little Dreams in our show stall. The Beautiful people I’m talking about are the Children of Mandesar Village, which is near Dabok in Udaipur. With all the perseverance and enthusiasm at an age of 6-15, they came and sat around to make their wonderland a reality of colors and paints.
We were not selling dreams, though we sold the bookmarks prepared by them against the donation made by the people who interacted with us and the activities of our children. To be brutally honest, they weren’t sold but were given as souvenirs to the people for investing in a good deed that day. Now You’ll say what was so special about the bookmarks that they were given as souvenirs ?
Have you seen the Wonderland once ? Maybe in your Dreams ? Maybe when you were a child ?
Everyone of us at that age carried a beautiful imagination (some of you are still having it), we painted them over every thing that we found at that time, take walls, empty pages, and everything that took shape of a canvas in our mind. Wasn’t that the happiest time we can ever had in our lives.
Now the thing is they are the ones, who are being abducted from the basic education, which eventually is a Right for us being in the society. Reason being is the funds ! They don’t have funds to afford a basic good education for a brighter tomorrow. Maitri Manthan raised the Donation in the show stall which will be utilized to fund education and healthcare of the children present there.
By the time everything ended, we had what we wanted; A good response and a better understanding from the people around. Even a small girl of 5thGrade was inspired by the work we were doing and wrote some beautifully sweet and kind words for our achievements. And then the whole Ice Cream was concluded on the Popsicle sticks that our Children prepared at the event. So just as those Popsicle stick bookmarkers, bookmark us too on your Media Handles and support us in whatever way You can. We have taken so much from the society, now it’s the Time to give Back.