Kriti, the annual fest of ‘The Neighbourhood Project’ was held on April 21st this year. The event broke all records entertaining a whopping number of 500 underprivileged kids of scores of NGOs. Sticking with their agenda, ‘Neighbours first’, many NGOs from Dwarka were invited. NGOs like Prayatn, Ehsaas, Protsahan, Jagriti and Prayas were among them.
‘Importance of Dreams’ was the theme of the fest this year. The NGO meet on the same was enlightening, where the representatives from all NGOs discussed the issue and its relevance in the context of underprivileged children. Kriti provided them the right platform for information sharing.
Like last year, a well-organized medical camp was arranged for the kids, and a complete health checkup was done for every single child.
There were a plethora of competitions orchestrated to encourage the children in varied fields. Some of them were Talent Hunt, Painting, Quizzes and races. The participation in every field was so large that events took double the time, but seeing the children smiling took away all the weariness of the volunteers.
One event that stood out was the painting competition for not only its huge participation, but also the unbounded enthusiasm. At least 100 students filled the green room for the event, and they enjoyed making paintings relevant to the theme. The creations replete with colours and optimism highlighted the various dreams the kids had held closely in their hearts, whether it was their aim to become a teacher, an artist or a police officer. The children were bestowed with loads of prizes, chocolates and goodies. Koshish became the ‘NGO of the year’, winning prizes in most of the events.
The kriti team has grown as a family over the years and it was evident as some alumni had also come down to support the fest. Truly, the kriti family, exhibited complete commitment to the great cause and was successful in putting up a great show.