There are many things that make me laugh. Few that make me smile. Fewer still that do both. Keeping up with the children of Anand Vidyalayam is one of them.
It's a school run by SEDS in their premises for the local bundles of joy. In sync with SEDS's aim - towards a greener tomorrow, the students wear green and look every bit the wonderful creation they are. Here's a glimpse of the school and the surrounding area. So let's get ready! It's time to go to school.
That's the school building. Red and majestic, it has stood tall for the last 14 years filling hearts young and old with a sense of pride and nostalgia.
Lovely isn't it? What you saw is an extension of the school. A lovely tree-lined pathway, a once hale 'n' hearty fountain most adored by the kids, a lunchtime space with uninterrupted view of the surrounding greens. Sadly, that's all I had the time to capture before my camera gave way to my eyes.
Who knew tires could be put such magnificent use? And this one of many pomegranate fruit lay hanging waiting to be plucked. I did wonder when was the last time I saw this little peace of beauty right in its element.
To walk this path every day of your amateur life must be such a blessing. I don't think I go too far when I say, sometimes I envy those students. The little they have is all we need.
Kids are often seen fishing in this pond. Many a fish have been caught by many a gentle hands. The pond is a part of the farm many hold very, very close to their heart.
Anand Vidyalayam is a school that's truly striving to make a difference. Yet it's future is always dangling by a thread. Paucity of funds and teachers often prove to be a roadblock. Therefore we, the people of SEDS alongwith the children of Anand Vidyalayam appeal to you to help us continue our effort to teach and learn.
Hoping that most of you must seen our post where we tried to raise funds for Madhan's laptop, an ex student of AV, we'd like to tell you that people have come forward and offered help, but our job is far from over. And therefore we request you, dear reader, to help us raise the required sum of 35,000. It will be really helpful. And every aid will be rewarded with a smiling face.
Photo Courtesy: Disha Kathuria