Diwali: Lights, crackers, new dress, sweets. Madurai Seed alumni meet also joined on the list for the past few years. This Diwali again brought together our alumni on 28th October 2016 at Gandhi Museum, the day before actual Diwali. It is a great joy to see the happy faces of children, which draws us back to our own childhood. This year’s meet was planned in such a creative manner. There were groups divided with children and young people for each corner. The alumni went to each corner and had nice time speaking with children and young people.
Registration: Here, the alumni were given welcomed and given beautiful cloth badge. Alumni has written their job profiles and contact details.
Photo Booth: Alumni took photos behind a banner. The banner had a picture of big banyan tree with aerial roots, birds were flying towards the tree, what a perfect background.
Lighting Diyas: Alumni lighted Diwali lamps. Children gave them a smiley badge, and Diya made of clay as Diwali gifts.
Handprint Corner: Hands brushed with green colour, pressed down on paper. Here came the hand print. They have taken a photo with their handprint behind a wooden frame.
Selfie & Mehndi: Alumni took a selfie with children and young people. The children drew mehndi designs on alumni’s hand.
Slam Book Writing: Alumni had written their feelings on paper about how they are feeling today and how Madurai Seed supported them.
Sweets Corner: Sweets, savouries, and tea provided to all.
32 people have given their subscriptions. (Rs. 3840)
9 people have donated. (Rs. 5130)
Finally, children and young people enthralled everyone with their non-stop dance performances.
It is a beautiful moment and motivation for each alumnus, seeing, talking with Karthik Anna, Elavarasi Anni, Mansur Anna, volunteers, young people, and children.