Bangalore, May 24 & 25 2014:
Anahatalife's volunteers celebrated their spirit of volunteerism by being a convoy of happiness to the society by organizing a two day fundraiser program "Dwitiya" at Rangoli, MG Road Metro Station. This second initiative focused on creating more awareness about rehabilitation for children in slum and providing alternate career for sex workers.
There is much difference in "Creating Awareness" and "Being Aware". It is a known fact that it is easier to get them out of that world but the actual challenge is the acceptance of them by the society and their families. Anahatalife is working towards getting them back to normal life and training them to get jobs.
The future of a child growing in deprived conditions isn't promising. When a child is raised in an under privileged society, he or she tends to think that their lives cannot attain high potential. With their parents being rag pickers, children mostly don’t get their basic needs like food, shelter, clothing and education.
Speaking on the Occasion Joyeeta Das CEO & Founder of Anahatalife, "Anahatalife is the key that unlocks that lock. We at Anahatalife believe in working for a healthier society. Apart from materialistic needs, we believe in helping individuals gain their confidence and self esteem. My team and I are looking forward to such opportunities in our future endeavors ."
Key attraction at the Anathalife stalls @ Nagarapette:
Women Entrepreneurs came up with organic products like Jams, salsa's etc very well Know as "Martha's Preserves". Blending rich Indian Flavors with traditional American and European comfiture and sauce recipes, Martha's Preserves offers the best 100% natural gourmet jams and sauces that please every palate.
Bangles, Zhumkas, Necklines, Pendent Set, Mangal Sutras, Rings, Earrings, Wedding Jewellery & Much More at "Neera's Jewellery" made out of Silver with a Gold finish. These designs in itself give a blend of both Ethnicity and Western elegance.
The cake stall, sold it all. These Homemade delicacies were a treat for every individual, the appearances and garnishing on these treats were mouth watering. These cakes bought the love and hope to give away the initiative taken up by the Anahatalife volunteers. The dedication by the baker (Skanda) to make this happen is beyond words.
The Paintings on display caught the attention of many. These artifacts were sketched, painted by the volunteers as a noble deed. These fantastic pieces of art were displayed for sale which indirectly contributed to bring about change in the life of the underprivileged children and to give the Sexworkers a second chance to attain a better life.
Special Concert in evening (6:30pm to 8:30pm @ Rangasthala):
Concert by City Band/Artist, Hip Hop, Bharatnatyam, Talk by innovative new technology start up owners and A Presentation on Social Issues.
The series of talk were a lot to learn from. The 19 year old Param Jaggi, who is a young talent and brilliant mind trying to find a way to make this world a better place to live. He is the CEO of “EcoViate” and his motive is to “Convert Stale air into Fresh air”.
Talking about “Tea In India” we had Shashank Rawat from “My Tea House” who spoke about the various selection of teas. His motive is to have “A new Culture of Appreciation of diversity in the Art of Tea Making".
The presentation on social issues were taken up by Samarpan on how we can make the use of plastic and pet bottles to make houses for the poor.
The dance performances were beautiful to watch. Bharatnatyam performed by Gayatri Balaji and the Students and Hip Hop by the Invaders. It was a blessing to see that we have such young talent amongst us willing to volunteer and share their talent with us just out of the love from their hearts.
All of them came forward to volunteer and make DWiTiYA a Huge Success.