Diwali celebrations with SUJAN

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India and we at SUJAN believe in sharing our happiness and spreading joy through giving. The SNS Foundation (SNSF) represents the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of our larger conglomerate ‘Anand’ and has spent over five decades establishing social initiatives that provide health services, education, gender empowerment, meaningful training and skill sets to communities wherever our organisation has a base. Our aim is to help create an economically progressive and environmentally sustainable society in harmony with itself.

Over the two days, October 30 and 31, the Gurgaon Hub represented by 18 volunteers from Gabriel, Mahle, Takata, Chang Yun and Henkel reached out to 2270 primary school students studying in 5 different schools. At Sher Bagh and The Serai, all our staff members were given sweets to mark the joyous occasion of Diwali and to celebrate our community.

The joy and enthusiasm among volunteers as they shared Diwali with the students with gifts and goodies was palpable. For students and their families, the joy of sharing festivities and enjoying a celebration in the way it should be enjoyed is a special feeling. At our camps, even though work went on as usual, there was a marked happiness amongst all the staff and the feeling of joy was apparent all around. Here are some images of the interaction between Anand Volunteers and students at the different schools as well as images from Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore.

Spreading the joy of Diwali with students at the Government Primary School.
Spreading the joy of Diwali with students at the Government Primary School.
Community celebration at a Government School in Sector 4, Gurgaon.
Community celebration at a Government School in Sector 4, Gurgaon.
A spontaneous folk dance performance by students at the Government Primary School at Khedki-Daula.
A spontaneous folk dance performance by students at the Government Primary School at Khedki-Daula.
Takata-India's Managing Director, Mr Yasushi Koga shares Diwali gifts with students at Shri Guru Nanak High School.
Takata-India’s Managing Director, Mr Yasushi Koga shares Diwali gifts with students at Shri Guru Nanak High School.
Diwali lanterns light up Sher Bagh.
Diwali lanterns light up Sher Bagh.
The Sher Bagh staff made a wonderful rangoli at our entrance in celebration of the joyous occasion of Diwali.
The Sher Bagh staff made a wonderful rangoli at our entrance in celebration of the joyous occasion of Diwali.
Sweets were laid out for everyone at Sher Bagh to mark the festivities.
Sweets were laid out for everyone at Sher Bagh to mark the festivities.

With all our gratitude – The SNS Foundation
Photographs from The SNS Foundation and SUJAN.

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