It’s a Diwali with a difference at Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) this year. With an effort to do something for the differently-abled people, the students have organised a Diwali Mela . Titled, Noor — Nahi hai Door, the mela was an attempt to bring light to people’s life. “We want to help the deprived section of our society. We invited various NGOs to our college so that they can sell handmade products during the mela and earn money,” says Saumya Porwal, cultural secretary of the NSS- organised mela.
Girls from various colleges in Delhi University (DU) attended the mela and bought Diwali items from the stalls. “Muskaan had diyas and candles, Basta — an NSS unit recycling waste cloth had handmade pouches and some other NGOs had decorative items,” adds Porwal. LSR girls also performed a skit to create awareness about child trafficking. “Our play spoke of how child trafficking takes place, what happens to the kids once they are abducted, how they are pushed into a business of prostitution was the theme of our play,” she says.
A flash mob of students and kids from a Delhi-based NGO added to the festive fervor. “The mela was very well organised. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I am happy that I have contributed for a cause,” says Afshan Afroz, student of Dyal Singh College.