Students of Orchids The International School (Acharya Tulsi Academy) celebrated World NGO Day with elderly people at Sandhya Mita, a Kolkata NGO in Baguiati.
The students gifted the residents of the old-age home potted plants, decorated the balcony and corridor with the plants and celebrated the day by cutting a cake. The elderly residents also had a lovely musical session with the school kids. All residents of the old-age home were delighted and moved by the efforts put in by the young students.
“It was a great experience for my friends and me to celebrate World NGO day with so many sweet didas. One of them was a gold medalist in music and she played the guitar and sang a beautiful song for us. My friends and I have decided to visit this place again and spend some time with them going forward too,” said Ansh Minhas, a student of Class VI said.
Sharmili Shah, principal of Orchids The International School (Acharya Tulsi Academy), said, “We at Orchids The International School always motivate our students to share their joy and happiness with everyone. I’m glad that the students visited the NGO where they could spend time with elderly people. It is also our responsibility to make this environment a safer and green place for them and everyone. Our campus is green, so on World NGO Day, we decided to give them a greener environment, and all of us were equally excited to witness the happy faces of the elderly.”
A student gifts a potted plant to a Sandhya Mita resident
“Orchids The International School is the best place where you learn to live with society. Today’s generation is raised in nuclear families, so they don’t get a chance to spend time with their grandparents. But today when we took our students to the old age home, they were overjoyed, and it was nice to see them feel the love of elderly people,” event coordinator Abira Deb said.