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Celebrating Rakhi, Hoppers Style!

21st August 2013, Wednesday: As a brother, he extends out his arm to his sister, with thoughts of ‘I shall protect you for a lifetime.’ While a shy-joyful sister, with eyes downcast ties the thread of love, respect and affection on his wrist.  This is the sheer beauty of celebrating Raksha bandhan, a day savoured with good food, family, friends and relatives.

However, this year, Grasshoppers decided to break the stereotype norm of celebrating Raksha bandhan with one’s own siblings and chose to celebrate it with NGO Project Sunshine, instead. Project Sunshine is an abode of extremely talented, special and innocent children.

On the onset of this occasion, the young girls at the NGO tied umpteenth number of rakhies to both the male volunteers from our team, nevertheless the young boys at the NGO reluctantly accepted our female volunteers to tie rakhies on their wrists.

Much before the team of Grasshoppers could hop at the NGO’s spell-bound place of laughter and sunshine, the children were informed well-in-advance about the ‘Rakhsha bandhan Greeting-Card’ contest. At the time of our team’s arrival, the beautifully sketched, painted and drawn cards came pouring in on our volunteers with little-young -smiling faces around; excited to learn who the winner is!

Our volunteers gave gifts to children who had made the best greeting cards and shared sweets with one and all, addressing a note of gratitude for joining hands with Grasshoppers on this very special day.

About Project sunshine:

Project Sunshine, started with the aim of giving children from the streets the gift of a safe and happy childhood. Today, the project gives shelter to 153 children. Also, it aims at bridging the gap prevalent between the needy and the rest of the society, by offering children a dignified and a happy childhood.