Sparish 2016- a smile on all the faces

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Sparish is conducted by the Rotaract club of MIT every year, this year it was held on February 7th. Children from a few homes and orphanages in Chennai are invited to MIT for a complete one day celebration. It is a great way to let the city know its youth population cares for the society. Sparish started off at around 9.30 a.m. with a speech from the president of Rotaract club of MIT, Mr.S.Dinesh Kumar of Automobile Engineering department, honouring the representatives from each of the homes. Children from renowned places like faith home, new hope new life and other orphanages were present and they were segregated on the basis of age.

Games and talent competitions like carrom board, chess, creative writing, crafting and drawing were conducted. Volunteers at MIT made sure the children felt like home away from home,  “Just to see the smile on every child’s face, we will hold this event every year”, exclaimed one of the volunteers. Games like quiz, lemon and spoon race and puzzles witnessed a large number of enthusiastic participants. Later the children were also taken to a medical check-up, “I have been to various events like this before, but this is the first time I am seeing a medical camp for the kids” said Irene, the field staff at new hope new life.

The special part was when children started dancing on the stage for the songs, I couldn’t help but notice the excitement and happiness in every kid’s eye, it truly made my day. Later, lunch was served at the hostel mess for the kids, it was a feast that filled their tummies. “Being here for Sparish is really fun filled and the food was tasty, they also served ice cream, which is my favorite “ said Prashanth with happiness all over his face, a first-timer to Sparish, who also questioned with great curiosity as to why the aeroplanes aren’t clean, I did nothing but smile. After lunch the fun and frolic continued with more competitions- break the balloon, solo dance, solo singing, pass the ball, water filling and many other games that were completely entertaining. The day concluded with a group dance at 5.30 pm after which the children were waved adios as the event ended a grand success.

 

Report compiled by Soundar and Vignesh for The Quill. Photo Courtesy: Samhitha