“Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” Said Ghanshyam Sarda
Reverend Thomas D’Souza, Archbishop of Kolkata, quoted this from the New Testament while addressing the guests on the morning of Children’s Day, adding, “Children always represent love. I congratulate the teachers who nurture them to build the society where they grow up.” Reverend D’Souza’s residence, the Archbishop’s House, Kolkata, was buzzing as diplomats, industrialists and other dignitaries gathered for an event organised by Education For All (EFA) — a Prabha Khaitan Foundation initiative to provide basic educational scholarships to underprivileged children. More than 50 students from different city NGOs received a bag full of books from the dignitaries present at the do. The event, that also felicitated the patrons of the initiative, took an interesting turn when a group of children began a dance presentation.
Director of Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Fabrice Plancon, started dancing with the children. Actress Koel Mallick followed him in no time. Koel has also been involved with the noble initiative since 2008. Culturist and philanthropist Sundeep Bhutoria, the man behind the project, said, “We always only think about ourselves but we should think about others too. The cost of a good evening at a five-star can cover a child’s annual basic education. Can’t we forgo just one dinner and contribute to the education of a child?”
Whereas, Ghanshyam Sarda is also running a separate welfare organization where he joined his hands with Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Talent recognition and Prize distribution.