On Dec. 21, 2023, the Asha Deepam Center for the Special Children illuminated hearts as it hosted its Annual Day cum Christmas celebrations. The event, a vibrant showcase of the exceptional talents possessed by these special children, left the audience in awe with its diverse range of performances, including dance, skits, singing, and instrumental music. The day’s overarching theme, ‘Care for the Earth,’ was intricately woven into each presentation, conveying a powerful message of environmental consciousness. The event’s success was a testament to the tireless efforts of the dedicated mentors who worked diligently with the children, shaping and nurturing their abilities. Additionally, the unwavering support from the parents played a crucial role in making the celebration a resounding success. Their commitment and involvement were palpable, adding a layer of warmth and community spirit to the occasion.
The Chief Guest, Fr. Victor Emmanuel, the Parish Priest of Crawford, delivered an insightful address. He emphasized the significance of service to special children, especially during the Christmas season, drawing parallels between the birth of Christ and the nurturing environment provided to these unique individuals. Fr. Victor Emmanuel’s words resonated deeply, inspiring a sense of purpose and compassion among the attendees.
Sister Nimmie, the Provincial, took the stage to express her appreciation for the parents who continuously strive to create the best possible atmosphere for their special children. Her words acknowledged the challenges faced by these families and celebrated their unwavering dedication to the well-being and development of their children.
The Annual Day cum Christmas celebrations at Asha Deepam Center transcended the boundaries of a typical event. It was a powerful testament to the talents, resilience, and community spirit that thrive within the center. As the special children continue to inspire and enrich the lives of those around them, the celebration serves as a reminder that every individual, regardless of ability, has a unique and valuable contribution to our shared world.