Spreading smiles & Bringing Delight to the life of Underprivileged Kids on the 16th of every Month

Apple Delight at The Celebration Mall, Udaipur has come up with a unique way of spreading smiles. On the 16th of every month, they throw a party to some very special guests. The guest list covers underprivileged kids from various groups. A batch of about 20 people is invited between 11am and 1pm and so begins the fun. The children are given a tour of the mall, followed by lots of games, awesome drinks and snacks for the kids. The idea behind this to add fun to the kids’ lives.
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On 16th May 2016, students from Vishwas Samarpit, an institute that caters to the differently abled and poor children were invited. They were the happiest bunch of kids. Honest at heart, happy in the eyes, these kids made the other “normal” people think deep about being so negative in life. They played games, danced and sang, had little treats, rode a tram. Here’s a sneak-peek of the fun they had.
Apple Delight Udaipur - The 16th
Apple Delight Udaipur - The 16th
Apple Delight Udaipur - The 16th
Apple Delight Udaipur - The 16th
Apple Delight Udaipur - The 16th
When asked about the origin of this awesome idea, the owner of Apple Delight, Mr.Shekhar answered very beautifully. He said “I have seen people do charity, give money to the needy, visit orphanages and schools. But these kids don’t get to go on a lot of outings and have fun like what people like us get to have. It’s mostly because of the financial crisis o the families they come from, who are trying hard to make ends meet. In this process of survival, the childhood of these kids gets compromised. Most of them are living to either meet ends or learning to be able to contribute to the basic necessities of the family. I want these kids to become more than just someone who’d work hard and be capable enough to earn and lead a respectable life. I want them to dream. I want their lives colourful. I want them to have the kind of fun their childhood deserves. They come here as kids with burden of their daily life, looking for every chance to catch some fun. But when they go back, they are kids with the eyes so bright. They are laughing their hearts out. My aim is to make them think beyond what they have. My aim is make them better persons, by giving them the dreams they deserve but are not yet exposed to.”
We asked him the reason behind choosing the 16th as the Big Delight Day. The answer was equally intense. He said “I was blessed with a daughter on 16th November 2015. We have named her Dharmikaa. I believe she is the biggest blessing in my life. She has changed my perspective about everything. I couldn’t think of a better way of repaying her than becoming a better person for her. I want to be father she looks up to when she grows up. I want her to be kind, generous and warm hearted. I want her life to be filled with happiness and blessings. And the joy in these children’s eyes are blessing enough for me.
Mr.Shekhar, we respect your ideology. May your example inspire many others to stop looking for excuses and start adding value to the society.
If you are going through a phase of self-doubt or are looking for a meaning of your life, do visit Apple delight on the 16th of every month between 11am and 1pm and lose yourself in the fun. Maybe in the moment of true happiness, you find yourself! Till then, Cheers! ☺
Written By: Akanksha Luthra

World Biodiversity day celebrated by Pukaar in Udaipur

With a motive to preserve natural biodiversity of Udaipur, City youth Pukaar celebrated World Biodiversity day on Sunday at 4 Bata Park of Sector 14 by conducting a plantation drive.

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According to founder Mr. Bhuvnesh Ojha, team and colony members together planted 18 different species of fruits and endangered saplings like Baheda, Mahua, Kachnar, Jack Fruit etc.
Colony person Mr. Gajendra Singh shared the importance of biodiversity with members and also took oath to save these saplings. Colony members showed their zeal to protect environment and actively participated in drive.
Member of team, Vinayak Wadhwani informed that due to intensive deforestation wild animals and birds are losing their natural environment due to which they marginalized to extinction and moving towards villages and cities.
From past 3 years team Pukaar is trying to recover bio diversity of city by Cleaning and doing regular plantation in vacant public parks.

International Museum Day celebrated at The City Palace Museum

Every year since 1977, International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organised International Museum Day (IMD) which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with their public and highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development.
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” The theme of 2016 International Museum Day will be MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES.

 

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The City Palace Museum, Udaipur was set up with an objective to safeguard and preserve the cultural heritage and the time honoured traditions of the people of Mewar. On May 18th The City Palace Museum, Udaipur celebrated International Museum Day 2016 with the following events and activities from 10 am – 4 pm:

  • Hilarious Mime shows at Baadi Mahal, The City Palace Museum based on these themes of museums.
  • Drink and Drive
  • Mobile and Mo-bike
  • Selfiee Stupid
  • Troubling the Tourist
  • Wash-basin without Water
  • Smoking Delight at Public Places
  • Dust free Dustbin
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  • Making Cultural Landscapes of The City Palace, Udaipur at Moti Chowk, in which children and adults both can participate and paint on paper.
  • Savour the Living Heritage Flavours of Landscape of Mewar: Enjoy Food Gallery at The Lakshmi Chowk, Zenana Mahal with Millets of Mewar; Banyan Roots, Butter Milk and Gunijan Ayurvedic Natural Medicines.

Udaipur Lake Festival [Day 2]

Two light and sound shows, each of an hour, were displayed at Gangaur Ghat during dusk. Alluring patterns on the water curtain and their ravishing shadows on the waters of Pechola gave its visitors a striking experience. On the the other side of the city at Lake fatehsagar a huge crowd converged to take gilmpses of performances given by the prominent Indian Rock band Prem Joshua. An2WT8Ug17D1nsbHkJCwF34mra1cUNU5Z6A_0k1_f4kz

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Audience of the soulful event had an immensly pleasant time listening to the band play a merging of spirituality into western music also the audience adorned their beloved bhajans sung into new western versions.The lake carried a beautiful charm with the ensemble playing melodies on the flaoting stage and passing vibrant and calm vibes to the visitors at Fatehsagar. The festival ended on a soothing note at the view of the charming glow of the city’s lakes.

Article: Rakshanda Hada | Photos: Siddharth Nagar

Udaipur Lake Festival [Day 1]

Udaipur lake festival has commenced on 11th February,2016 after all the longing. The day one of the festival witnessed intense excitement and gratification. Festial began with welcoming of its guests, The Mayor- Chandra Singh Khotari, The commissioner- Siddhart Sihag, District Collector- IAS Rohit Gupta, S. P.- Rajendra Prasad Goyal and other esteemed dignities.

Enjoy 360 Degree Video of Udaipur Lake Festival

Posted by The City Angle on Thursday, February 11, 2016

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The festival was inaugurated by the guests followed by the pooja of Shrinath ji’s Tableau at Gangaur Ghat. The festival will witness Shrinath ji’s Tableau as its centre of attraction which will take a tour around Gangaur Ghat, Dhoodh Talai , HRH dock and Maa ji Ka Mandir throughout the festival in accord to particular timings. Opening Ceremony included Open National Championship of dragon boat and Canoe Polo with demonstrating of Kayaking, Canoeing and Rowing. The events rendered great zeal in the audience and glorified the ceremony. An Astounding night glow show ensued at Fateh Sagar mesmerising its onlookers. Day 1 of  the festival observed a cultural evening that had  performances of a renowned rock band of India “Indian ocean”. The live in concert was a devine experience for music lovers. Udaipur witnessed a blissful day at the festival.

Article: Rakshanda Hada | Photos: Siddharth Nagar