16 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: To honour Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s call to spend quality time with orphans and differently-abled children on his birthday, students of SAI International School visited Ashraya, an organisation for the care and protection of destitute and orphan children on Wednesday.
The students of SAI International School had a wonderful time interacting with the 45 inmates of the orphanage. SAI students served them lunch with great care and spent some valuable time chitchatting on diversified areas. They learnt about the way of life of the ashram children, their food habits and about their everyday routine. Students also discussed the importance of education.
Jay Bihari Patnaik, a class VIII student of SAI said that, ‘When I read their everyday menu on the board, I felt so bad. We make great fuss if we don’t get food from KFC, Dominoz or Burger King and these small children have to be contented with whatever is given. I have decided to spend my birthday here so that I can treat the children with goodies.”
Akshat Sankrit, also a student of the same class shared, ‘I must thank our Chief Minister for this wonderful yet selfless idea to celebrate his birthday by gifting smiles to the less privileged children. It is a great lesson for all of us to share our happiness with deprived people, so that our own happiness get multiplied.”
The SAI students briefed the ashram children on the purpose of their visit and together celebrated the occasion with great joy.