Dressed as Batman, Joker, T-Rex, Captain America and V from V for Vendetta among others; many superheroes from the city came together to cheer up kids at MNJ Paediatric Oncology children’s ward and Serve Needy Orphanage on Saturday. The children had fun learning about some new comic characters, reading comic books and playing games with the entertaining and alive characters.
Titled ‘Comics for Hope’, the event was organised by Comic Con with the aim to bring smiles on the face of the kids.
“The kids who stay at the orphanage and the kids from the oncology ward do not get to live the comic experience, so we thought of surprising them,” says Jyothir Adithya Rao, a recent B Tech graduate, who dressed up as V.
Another participant, Akhil Macharla, a VFX artist, who dressed as T-Rex, was a big hit with the children who kept borrowing his costume.
Maanav Talla, a student who was dressed up as Captain America, says, “A few kids knew about Batman, Superman, Spiderman and were asking us questions about them.” Kids even borrowed Captain America’s shield to click photos.
Bhargavi, a student who dressed up as Catwoman, says, “They need a lot of love and we gave them that. Though initially they got scared looking at me (since I was dressed as Catwoman), later they couldn’t let us go. This was my first time and I am happy to have brought smiles to their faces.”...