25 Oct Daan Utsav 2018 – Koyambedu
Clean neighbourhoods are everyone’s right. And we take this right for granted, don’t we?
Therefore, the Koyambedu community center celebrated their Daan Utsav this year by honouring those who make this possible for us. On October 7, 2018, Bhumi tutors visited the Chennai corporation office at Koyambedu to invite those who work as street sweepers and drainage cleaning workers in and around the area.
The event was lead by the tutors and 18 children along with a few parents and volunteers. It started off with an engaging dance performance and a fun show put up by the children, post which a speech was given, expressing their gratitude and admiration towards the workers. Sarees, bought with funds raised through a 3-day collection drive, were then distributed to the women.
The workers felt extremely honoured and overwhelmed by the appreciation that they received from the children. They spoke about the work that they do, explaining the importance of a hygienic and clean environment. Finally, in a lovely gesture of gratitude, the children handed manually made ‘thank you’ cards to each worker.
Shyam, a student of the Koyambedu community center handing over thank you cards to those who attended the event.