With sparkling eyes, excitement on her face, 7 year old Anvi was clearly delighted. She could not wait to tap her feet on the dance floor as FXB India Suraksha celebrated Children's day along with the Childline India Foundation. Anvi was not the only one, there were many more such kids who were all thrilled and pumped up.
The day started with an opening message by the Ms Mamta Borgoyary, CEO, FXB India Suraksha who welcomed the guests and underprivileged kids who are supported by both the NGOs to make them aware of Right to education and protection towards child abuse. A play was also enacted by the kids on the same theme.
More than 50 children had a fun filled day as the host NGO's with support from Moonlight Public School, Noida made children feels how special and important they are. The highlight of the function remained the dance performance by the group of six boys aged between 12 and 17 years. These children have now formed dance bands and provide training to slum kids to help them express themselves. One of the children, Suraj from the group, while sharing his experience says, "All of us were into bad company and had spoiled our childhood days in drug and substance addiction, thanks to FXB India Suraksha and The Childline India Foundation for fulfilling my dreams and making me what I am today".
The guests, Ms Ingrid Srinath, Executive Director, The Childline India Foundation, Daniel Domagala, Synergos-Brazil and Lily Thapa, Women for Human Rights, Nepal were amazed to see the hidden talents of the children. Infusing vibrant moods to the already colorful celebration, Ms Srinath asked the kids, "Should we celebrate Children's day just one day?" To which all the children present in the function said in unison, "No".