The sprawling lawns of the Kolkata Raj Bhavan came alive with the merry sounds and peals of laughter when a Christmas party was organised for the less fortunate children by the Calcutta Foundation, led by Rtn Shamlu Dudeja of RC Kolkata, D 3291, and Chairperson of the NGO. Around 750 children had the time of their lives on their day out at the State Governor’s residence.
The annual Christmas party, held at this Raj Bhavan every year, brings smiles on the faces of hundreds of young children. Fun parties are being organised for groups of 500 to 600 children from welfare schools, during festivals such as Christmas and Holi and on Children’s Day, at this campus for the last 15 years.
Calcutta Foundation is engaged in empowering children and adults through rehabilitation, education, vocational training and medical support. Children from orphanages are trained in western music by visiting musicians from UK, US and Japan under the banner ‘Calcutta Foundation Orchestra.’ The Foundation has built the Nivedita House, a home for children of leprosy patients, at Udayan, Barrackpore, and 700 low-cost shelters for post-tsunami survivors in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.