Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Bonanza at Kripa Vasai

The Christmas season heralds the birth of Jesus Christ and the message of Love, Joy and Peace fills our very being. This message came alive at the Christmas Party organized for underprivileged children from institutes in and around the Vasai region and children affected and afflicted by HIV / AIDS. Initiated in 1994, the program has become a tradition of Kripa Foundation, Papdy, Vasai, and was held on the30th December 2009. A total of 776 children attended the program.

The event commenced with a thanksgiving prayer service led by Rev. Fr. Joe H. Pereira, Founder and Managing Trustee, Kripa Foundation and was followed by the Christmas Carol “Silent Night,” sung by Rev. Fr. Joe H. Pereira. Each child was given a candle to light to signify the coming of Christ; “the Light of the World.”

Next, Santa Clause came romping onto the patio and had the children in their elements. A variety of entertainment programs were staged which included mimicry, dance shows and carols sung by the patients of Kripa Foundation, Vasai. The master of ceremonies, Mr. Amit Patel kept the children entertained throughout the event.

The event ended with a sumptuous dinner and the children returned home to their respective institutions. The happiness on the faces of the children was a direct reflection of the team effort of the management and staff of Kripa Foundation, Vasai.

Reported by
Jimi Amore
Centre in charge
Kripa Vasai