Let’s Educate Children In Need (LECIN) Organised Unnati’18

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In the scorching heat of the Delhi’s summer, students and volunteers of Let’s Educate Children In Need (LECIN) were gearing up for their third annual cultural festival Unnati to be celebrated on May 31. Unnati,meaning progress, is a platform provided to the children of slums and government schools to showcase their talent in performing arts.

In Amir Khusro Auditorium of Delhi Public Library, the function started with children giving a warm welcome to the guests by applying tika on their foreheads. Children introduced ‘Dreams’ as the theme of the day by talking about the importance of dreams and sharing their dreams with everyone. Their melodious voices mesmerised the audience. When they danced to the beats of Bollywood songs, the auditorium was filled with loud applause.

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Let's Educate Children In Need (LECIN) Organised Unnati'18

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A musical play portraying how responsibilities overshadow the dreams that we see as children made the audience come face to face with reality.This Unnati witnessed 70 young and talented children take over the responsibility of stage management, from
being an anchor to a performer.

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Ms. Laxmi, once known as an acid attack survivor, she is now known also as a symbol of courage, hope, and love today, a mother, a motivational speaker, was invited as the chief guest. Emphasizing on the importance of dreaming, Laxmi said, “Jab tak hum sapne dekhenge nahi tab tak unhe pura kaise karenge?”

Ms Astha Sharma, an Indian folk exponent, and a Kathak dancer graced the event as the guest of honor and entertained the crowd with her enthralling performance. While talking to the young minds, she asserted that to live, one should dream.

Students and volunteers associated with LECIN were rewarded with certificates, gifts, and mementos for their hard work throughout the year by Laxmi and Astha. Kamal Kaushik was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award for the management of project Pathshala, an initiative by LECIN, single-handedly and for his dedication and commitment towards the organization. The new core team for the year 2018-17 was introduced.

Rohit Kumar was announced as the new President of LECIN. The day which marked the third foundation day of LECIN, came to an end with everyone showering their love in the form of comments on the feedback wall.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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