Friday, December 25, 2009

Our trip to Korum Mall for Christmas

Hi,

Thanks Richa for sharing the event....
It really made us feel the part of this fun-drive.....

I felt so disappointed when children,while departing, asked me from the bus windows, "Sir, aaap nahin aa rahe hain ? ", "Sir, plz chalo naaa !! "



But then, I was also glad (& relaxed ) that we had two senior volunteers Richa & Kailash accompanying them... (Thanks Kailash for involving your daughter Manisha in this event too....)

Also, their charming 'sunday ki teachers' (as our children call them)--- Nikita & Shruti --- were going to join them directly in the mall...They had even brought the cakes for our children ....which they loved eating on Sunday....


I saw the beautiful snaps..Our children looked so beautiful in the x-mas caps...playing games, excited about the escalators, hanging around near the Christmas tree, n all....

Here's the link of the snaps ....
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lead.airoli/ChristmasCelebrationsMallEvent#




On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Richa wrote:

hi friends....

We [our kids, kailash and myself] had been to Korum Mall, Thane on 25th December....Thanks to our volunteer Dhaval for arranging this event/visit....

I reached our center at 10:15am as we were to leave by 11... When i reached i was pleasantly surprised to see all the kids already at our center with rupesh, dhaval, kartha madam and ketaki... All the kids were waiting for the bus to come they were very anxious... they were asking us "kabhi jaane ka hai..." [Actually even we were anxiously waiting for the bus too....]


Veena teacher [one of the event management staff] reached our center by 11 and the bus came by 11:15.... Then Rupesh sir made pairs of all the children and told them not to let go their partners till we all come back home... Then we all formed a line and went to the bus... Thanks to Dhaval and Veena's group, they had made all the arrangements... Getting a bus to-and-fro was a boon to us... Once the kids got into the bus, Veena madam had a surprise for them.... She had brought Xmas caps for all of our kids... And charged us further....

We started at about 11:45 and Dhaval and Veena asked the bus driver to stop at some shop... They wanted to buy chappals for all the kids who were barefooted, but oh... they didnt have such small size chappals. So we started on our real journey. On our way we picked up Sathe Nagar kids - Roopali, Akash, etc.

The kids were so excited... They were telling each other about the areas we were at and were asking us "yeh kaunsa area hai teacher?"

We reached the mall by 12:15.... Again we all took our partners and entered the mall and lo.... pallavi teacher and chaitanya sir welcomed us all...

Chaitanya Sir then took us around the mall... Ask us how? The ESCALATORS!!!
The kids were so excited... Most of them wanted to go there only a few like shenki, simran were afraid [actually vinod was afraid too... but, he was brave ]

It was lunch time now... Now chaitanya sir took the kids to the basement cafeteria by lift and again... it was fun... We reached the cafeteria and what was the menu??? Pizza and potato chips...!!!

Kids like vinod, bharat immediately said "teacher ye pizza hai na..?? aataa hai TV pe".. There we had Pramila teacher who treated all of us with love and care and ensured that all the kids had a sumptuous lunch..

We came back to Pallavi teacher now... and guess who made an entry.... Santa Claus!!! He gave gifts to all our kids. Our kids went on stage one-by-one and wished him "merry xmas" and also said "thank you" when he gave them the gift..

It was now time to leave... All of us bid goodbye to Santa Claus with a promise to see him again next year...

Dhaval sir again arranged for the bus and we all came back to airoli with wonderful gifts and most important - memories....

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Richa
LEAD

1 comment:

  1. great work all the LEAD volunteers!i really wish i could devote more time to activities like this, organising and all. this blog is actually proving to be a wonderful medium to know about all events and see the pictures and reactions of evryone in the same space! great work!

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