Students of Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur celebrated World Children’s Day by visiting Jivan Jyoti, a government supported facility for orphans and tribal children. The event was organized by Prayatna, the Social responsibility club of the Institute. The entire Prayatna team, along with volunteers from the college spent an evening interacting with the children.
The home is an abode for over 80 students aged 4 to 18 years. “We have students from the adjoining 100km tribal belt comprising of the districts of Banswara, Udaipur and Rajsamand ” said Arvind Sharma the warden of the hostel, who has been serving the institution over the last 3 decades.
The team arranged a special movie screening of an animated movie within the premises. This was followed by various fun activities like cricket, football and dance where the children showcased their multiple talents.
“I was amazed by looking at the happiness and talent of all these children despite the hardships that they had to face in the past” said Emilie, an exchange student from EDHEC business school in France, who was one of the volunteers for the event.
Looking at the potential in the children, the team plans to provide an even better platform in the future for the kids during upcoming events at the Institute.