Nation Current Affairs 08 Aug 2016 Youngsters in Visakh ...

Youngsters in Visakhapatnam celebrate Friendship Day in novel ways

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 8, 2016, 6:36 am IST
Updated Aug 8, 2016, 6:49 am IST
The 14 interns from China, Vietnam, Morocco, Kenya and Egypt also joined in the cause.
Foreign students paint a wall as part of the beautification drive, Paint a Smile, organised by KEN Foundation at Childrens Ward of KGH in Vizag on Sunday. (Photo: DC)
 Foreign students paint a wall as part of the beautification drive, Paint a Smile, organised by KEN Foundation at Childrens Ward of KGH in Vizag on Sunday. (Photo: DC)

Visakhapatnam: There are many ways to celebrate Friendship Day, but the celebration turns meaningful when it is done for a cause. With this idea, many voluntary organisations grabbed the opportunity and conducted various theme-based activities.

For ‘Paint a Smile’ the walls of the KGH paediatric ward was painted with various colours to reduce anxiety of a stay in hospital by transforming their living environment into a colourful and welcoming world.

 

Volunteers, members of KEN Foundation Society, interns from other countries, students from various colleges, professional artists and painters took part in the cause and painted the walls beautifully.  The 14 interns from China, Vietnam, Morocco, Kenya and Egypt also joined in the cause.

Nothing could have enhanced the jubilation more, than celebrating their Friendship Day by spending time with the kids from shelter homes.

Volunteers of ‘Make A Difference’ interacted with the children and ensured an entertaining time for the children. The voluntary organisation provides equitable outcome to the kids living in the shelter homes across the country impacting 4,500 kids from shelter homes by taking impact-oriented classes.

 

With a plan to foster volunteerism among the youth of Vizag, volunteers of Vizag Smiles, a NGO that serves the needy through its Donation On Wheels programme through which residents of Vizag can donate money or household goods that they no longer use like clothes, computers, furniture, danced and entertained the crowd at CMR central.

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