Children raise fund to help poor children to celebrate Children’s Day

img_4516Students in a school in remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh raised fund to help poor children to celebrate Children’s Day this year.
To experience the joy of sharing and to cultivate a spirit of solidarity in them, the children in Newman School Neotan in eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh organized a fancy fete to raise fund to help the poor children, celebrating the Children’s Day this year.
“We ourselves are not from very rich families. But our little help today make a big difference to someone somewhere”, said Mansham Mossang a ninth grader.
All the children in the school participated joyfully in the fund raising event.
Though it was a fund raising event, we wanted to make it fun for all the students, said Fr. Felix, the principal of the school. The children contributed to the fund-raising by purchasing tickets for the various fun activities organized by the teachers. “It is very satisfying to contribute for a noble cause today. I know my contribution is very small but it feels great to realize that I am helping an unknown poor child somewhere”, said Kanseng Ronrang of Class X.
Fr. Felix appreciated and thanked the students for their generous expression of solidarity with poor children. The children too expressed their joy at having got an opportunity to celebrate Children’s Day with the difference this year.
The teachers of the school put up a colourful cultural programme to entertain the children prior to the fancy fete.
The fund raised from this fete will be forwarded to Pontifical Society for Missionary Childhood that helps millions of poor children across the world.