The pleasure of giving without any expectation, except that it is the right thing to do, is indeed a stepping stone towards building an equitable society. Our Director, Rev. Fr. Augustine Mampilly CMI and our Principal, Mrs. Saji Varghese, exemplify this and in working towards this goal, a Children’s Day Carnival is held annually on November 14th, Children’s Day. Funds collected from this, go towards supporting the school’s social service scheme, Karunyam.
This year also, through the aegis of Karunyam 2015, the school gave money and the house-key to Mr. Anup Kumar and Sujatha for constructing a house. Medicines to those suffering from chronic liver diseases were given. On the educational front, the Principal of GVHS, Thevakal, was given Rs. 1 Lakh, to help out with the uniforms and study material of the students. The Headmaster of Edapally North Higher Secondary School, Cheranalloor, accepted Rs. 1 Lakh for the ‘Mid-day Meals Scheme’ of his school. Part of the collection is being used to provide lunch every Thursday to patients of the Aluva District Hospital.
Member of the school senate organised this much-awaited ‘Carnival for a Cause’. This carnival was inaugurated by Master Navneet M.S, a visually-challenged youngster of ten, who has covered himself with glory by swimming 400mts of the river Periyar when in spate, in 12 minutes. He is also a member of the Kerala Junior Blind Cricket Team. Navneet is also a keen drummer. He was received with both awe and affection by the students.
The carnival was a day of fun and frolic. Students were seen thronging various food stalls, where cakes, chat, noodles and tapioca were all sold out in a very short time. Innovative games were also enjoyed. Horse rides emerged a great favourite among the students. Four venues showing movies were also jam- packed.
Students reluctantly called it a day at 2.30 pm, absolutely tired out but very happy, both with the delights the carnival had offered as well as knowing that they had done a small bit towards alleviating the problems and anomalies in society.