Friday, May 8, 2009

Outing to Vashi -- Skits/Show

hi all...

Yesterday we had grrreeaat fun... with the kids at Vishnudas Bhave, Vashi



Here are the snaps :
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lead.airoli/SummerOutingSkitsShow#



the kids were told to gather at our center at 9am and rupesh told me to that i ll have to go to all the slums to ask to hurry-up... chalo..chalo and all
so i left my home at 8:55 and went to maruti's place first.. there i asked some elders and they said "woh log to sab gaya" and i as so surprised and this really charged me up.... so i decided to go to the center direcly and u know what.. on my way i met ghanshyam with his dad, shyamsunder and komal.... i was so happy to see these kids again after so long.... i asked hi dad and he said abhi mai kaam pe to nahi jaa sakta, late ho gaya hai... so i asked him to join us all [if he wanted to] and he agreed [great!!]...

so i reached our center and u know what!!! all the kids were already waiting for us.... i immediately took out the list that rupesh had made and given to me... i asked them to make pairs and stand in a line and to my surprise there was absolute disciple.. no running around, nothing.... so we all formed a line [26 kids in all and we 2 elders -me and ghanashyam's dad].. it was already 9:25, so i thought lets start moving towards the bus-depot.. ashutosh, nishita and her friend were in the train.. on their way to airoli so we started gng... thanks to arun for showing me the inside lane to got to the depot... so we didnt hav to take the main rd... we all reached the depot and met ashutosh and all there... bus no. 501 was already waiting for us.. khali bus tha.. all the kids got the bus and i got a call fm chandan [one of rupesh's friends.. she had cancelled her cming as she was nt well] that she was on her way.. her husband -jai was dropping her... bus driver came and i requested him to wait.. but then we waited for abt 10 min.. and the public started grumbling a bit, so driver started the bus.. o god!! i called up chandan and i said bus shuru ho gayi.. and there she was at the bus-depot entrance [what timing]... and our jouney began...

we reached vashi at abt 10:45... again all of the kids formed a line, crossed the rd, reached the auditorium.. we went inside.... we occupied 3 rows... the kids got excited seeing the chairs - the folding ones... then started "teacher toilet,teacher bhook lagay hai, teacher paani" ashutosh took all the boys to the men's and chandan and nishita, her friend took the girls to the ladies'
in the meantime, i bought pop-corn for the kids, later chandan took all the pains to go out again and bring biscuits and chocolates for the kids...

khana-pina ho gaya.. the play started.. kids enjoyed all the plays.. there were 3 plays for kids.. each of 20-25 min duration

again chandan went and bought samosas for the kids fm the audi. which the kids ahd b4 leaving.

after the prg,again it was time to go back to the bus-depot.. it was so hot outside and it was really sad that some of our kids were bare-footed "teacher bahot garam hai... pair jal raha hai teacher" they were saying and really felt so helpless and bad.. but that was only till crossing the road..now the real challenge ws getting in the bus.. this was not the 1st stop now... ashutosh saw some bus with airoli written on it, lesser crowd, and we asked the
kids to get into it... abt 10 kids [vinod, rahul, sunil, shenki...] got in and the bus started.... ashutosh was at the front and i was at back entry with rest of teh kids and volunteers behind me... it struck me that the kdis wer all alone... me and ashutosh started running with the bus.. banging the bus like crazy.... the bus was fast, i tried getting in but cudnt... and hush.. the bus stopped... actually our kids started crying and the conductor had to stop the bus....

so all the kids got in.. ashutosh ensured that no kid was left behind and he went home with now me and chandan with all the kids.. but now the challenge was over as we had to get down at airoli bus-depot

in the bus the kids started telling me "bus chalu go gaya teacher.. ye rone lag gaya.. mere ko bahot dar laga.. vinod said mere chaati me bahot dhad-dhad hua. poor kids....

and finally we got down at the depot, and again our line and back to the center.. it was abt 3:30.....

all the kids were very happy.... and we had a great time

thanks a lot to chandan... for cming esp when she was not well.. thanks to jai for dropiing her ON TIMe.. she was very nice to our kids... her way of interacting with the kids was too gud.. also thanks to nishita and her friends for joining us and taking care of our kids.... ashutosh. inspite of staying at nerul. took all the pains to come all the way to airoli in the morning....

thanks... WE DID IT!!!!

--
Richa
LEAD

Tiny things often say the most....

4 comments:

  1. Hi Richa...

    Sorry for late response...

    Thank you Richa, Ashutosh, Nishita, & Karishma ... Its only because of you that our children could witness the things that they would be doing tomorrow...!!! Kind of fore-casting their future ;-)

    I had almost given up when Sachin Pawar gave me this Thursday date .. Richa stood up immidiately & that made me hunt for some more volunteers ...
    Thank you Chandan for being with us whenever we need you...Thnks Jay...

    Though we had involved our entire communities during Republic Day celebrations, but this was the first time that we took the parent of our children too to an outing...
    Fortunately, he turned out to be Shyamsundar & Ghanshyam's father-- who has already bestowed lot of trust & responsibility upon us for his children....We are in talks with some children associated bodies for the rehabilitation of these 2 children...

    One more thing that caught my eye is the Smiling face of Einnetti in these snaps...!!!
    Richa called me up specifically about the problem of this girl, --as she had to look after her 1 yr old brother ganesh...---- then How did you all manage to get along ??

    So happy for her !!!! The memories of my interactions with this girl during our picnic to circus still stuns me ..... So finally, she got the taste of picnic...!!!

    Poor girl Madhuri --- still untouched with all these !!! ;-(
    She asked me the next day --- "Mujhe kab lekar jaayega???"

    Rupesh..

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  2. Good Work Folks :-)

    You might think that these mails might not serve some purpose but you know that it is by reading such mails and the work that you do that lazy folks like me come to atleast one event :-)

    The energy that you ppl have is really amazing :-) Keep the flag flying...

    Cheers,
    HP

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  3. hey richa, chandan, ashutosh....good work done people....i know i am
    no one to comment on this...but indeed this work needs to be
    appriciated......richa the report has been wriiten very well and from
    heart....it shows that how much you are commited for the kids
    happiness.....thanks to all the wonderful people who made it happen
    for the kids...i really missed this one.....

    Regards,
    arun

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