Guwahati, Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Puja fanfare for orphans, senior citizens

 GUWAHATI, Oct 22 – It is the third consecutive time that Raksha, a Guwahati based NGO set up for the socio-economic development of the region, has taken up a unique and noble step for the children of orphanages and elders of old age homes, a press release received here said.

The organisation has come up with a three-day fanfare for around 150 homeless children and elderly people from Mahasaptami to Mahanavami during Durga Puja days. Shekhar Agarwal, president claimed that though the step is very small, but Raksha is coming up with various ambitious plans in the near future.

Munindra Kumar Majumdar, general secretary said “In an effort to lighten up lives of many during this religious time, we have decided to take around 100 orphans and elderly people staying in orphanages and old age homes to share a few moments of happiness by visiting different puja mandaps of the city”.

The flag off ceremony of the Sharodiya Parikrama 2012, which took place in Latasil field in the city in the presence of eminent personalities like Shankar Baruah, ex-DGP, Assam, Pulak Banerjee, Kashmiri Saikia Baruah, Kula Baruah, Md. Moinul Haque, Aminul Haque, Noni Borpuja and Dr Nilima Thakuria Haque, among others. They shared a few moments of happiness with the children of orphanages and elders of old-age homes.

Ashok Kumar Dey, chief organising secretary opined “The programme will also include distribution of gifts and food items among the children and the elderly people. An interactive session of the celebrities with the children and elderly people will also take place”.

The members of the organisation have organized a fleet of vehicles for this purpose which will tour them around the different puja mandaps of the city.

Raksha, it may be pertinent to add, has been serving the society by providing relief to the flood-affected people, organising eye camps, setting up of self awareness camps for self-help groups and organising numerous other sports, health and developmental programmes, the release added.

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