Young Indians along with Lions International have taken the wonderful initiative on the auspicious occasion of Swami Vivekanada’s birthday on 12th January, Sunday, 2014 of having an awareness Campaign throughout the Kolkata City on a Tram ride with the theme “Child Empowerment for a Better India”. Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of Hope Kolkata Foundation along with Rosy Roy, Resource Generation Officer of The Hope Foundation, have participated in the event along with 30 boys and girls from Kasba Girl’s Home and Tollygunge Boy’s Home with the Protection Home coordinators.
Maalika Himatsingka, the lead of Young Indian of CII is leading the National Volunteer Week Launching - India @75 initiative from 12th January to 18th January '2014. Our India’s President is also leading it in New Delhi during this time. The Hope Foundation is also one of the main organization which is now tied up with National Volunteer Week Launching - India @75 initiative. The tram was well decorated with balloons. The tram trip started from Esplanade at around 10.30 in the morning and it travelled all long North Kolkata via Shyambazar, Rabindra Sarani to Esplanade then finally ended in the Tollygunge Tram depot at around 3 p.m. Ms Ms.Geeta Venkadakrishnan provided a brief of Hope Foundation’s work to Young Indian team members. Rabindra Tatia, Chair of Young Indians along with the Team of The Hope Foundation conducted the whole event. There were arrangements of spreading awareness on volunteering works among the mass through distributions of leaflets and sharing words with them in between the middle of the roads. The children really enjoyed the day in ride in tram and also saw Swami Vivekananda’s celebration with other schools participating at Rabindra Sarani. The Young Indian team provided foods and fruits to all the children. The staffs were given T-shirt as well. Mr. Ashish Junjhunwala, Director of Rashtraudhyog Ltd declared of taking 1000 Hope kids to Zoo in the month of February.