Dream India – Diwali Celebration

Sr. Chetana, Provincial Superior, Visitation Province, Sr. Alpana, principal, Sophia High school and the Sisters of Notre Dame generously agreed to host in their auditorium at Sophia High School campus a mega party by sponsors Dream India Network for 600 foster home children on October 23rd, 2022. Fr. Edward, his entire team from DIN, volunteers and Sophia Interact Club teachers with volunteersinteractors, Sophia maintenance staff, Sophia sports department and SND, Sophia Bangalore helped in the smooth organisation of parking, emceeing, refreshments and other needs throughout this whole day party of dance, prayer and Diwali greetings.

Reverend father Dr. Peter Machado, the Archbishop of Bangalore graced the occasion along with other distinguished guests As they lit the lamp of unity he prayed for blessings on a united India and a prosperous Diwali which truly signifies the victory of light over darkness.

The entire gathering of kids and adults took a pledge of mutual respect, unity and peace.

An Inter-Faith Diwali wishing was held where religious heads and gurus of the Hindu, Muslim and Christian community spoke in favour of harmony and peace and wished everyone a happy Diwali.

The LED screen installed on the stage created the best backgrounds for the children's dances and presentations. The children brought the house down with their cheering especially at the grand finale at the electrifying spectacle created by electronic flower pots ignited near the stage.

All through the day, Father Edward honoured the distinguished guests from various walks of life who addressed everyone from time to time.

The mega Diwali cheer continued from breakfast to lunch to snacks which were served before winding up in the evening as the Dream India Network Diwali party at with 600 children from over 70 foster homes came to a close. The happy smiles and twinkling eyes of all the children was enough proof of a day well spent.