URI North India & Afghanistan - Festivals of Joy

25 April 2020, 10:29 AM
Children and adults in Christmas caps with banners in their hands.

We believe that festivals are one of the best ways to celebrate diversity among religions, cultural practices, and indigenous traditions. Since URI is a grassroots-level organization, it has been able to build and promote interfaith cooperation whilst also preserving the uniqueness of every cultural practice. This not only fosters mutual respect among members of different faiths but also helps to share communal values with each other. India is the land of diversity and is home to various kinds of festivals, each belonging to a different faith altogether.

Rakhi recognizes the lovely bond shared by siblings. Our members G3S Foundation and My Perch CC celebrated Rakhi by making handmade Rakhis with kids for sale and promote self-empowerment.

Diwali is the festival of lights and brotherhood was celebrated by Abhigyane Foundation at Hazrat Khwaja Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah and Khwaja Amir Khusro by lighting oil lamps all around the dargah. Whereas, Choti Si Khushi shared their happiness on Diwali by serving food to the needy.

Towards the end of the year, Choti Si Khushi and My Perch celebrated Christmas by singing Christmas carols, conducting various games, and performances by kids as well as elders to spread good cheer.

Republic Day was also celebrated with great joy and fervor by G3S Foundation, Bundelkhand CC, and Kasturba Balika Vidyalaya. The involvement of kids made the occasion very lively.

The North Indian harvest festival, Basant Panchmi, was filled with activities organized by Choti Si Khushi wherein they gave out trophies and prizes to kids.

The colorful and joyous festival of Holi was celebrated by Abhigyane Foundation in the event titled ‘Abeer’. Individuals from Afghanistan made a special presence in this event. Kids from the Love Care Foundation also played Holi, adding more colors and vibrance to the day.

Lastly, on the 22nd Day of Ramadan, Abhigyane Foundation distributed Iftari to the needy and underprivileged kids in Vasundhara.

A group of people sitting in a conference room.

Brotherhood for Humanity CC hosted Iftar-cum-Symposium dinner.

A woman puts tilak on another woman's forehead.

Abhigyane Foundation celebrated Holi.

A group of children and adults in a garden surround a girl who is dancing in the middle.

Choti Si Khushi celebrates Basant Panchami.

A group of children posing for a picture.

Kasturba CC celebrated Republic Day.

A group of children and adults in Christmas caps holding a banner which says MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Choti Si Khushi celebrates Christmas.

A photo of handmade Rakhis kept on a table.

My Perch celebrated Rakshabandhan with kids who made Rakhis.

Three people pose for a picture.

Abhigyane Foundation celebrated Diwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, New Delhi.

Cooperation Circles Involved

My Perch

My Perch is a space run and managed by kids where they receive love and warmth, and where they speak their mind, share their ideas and imagination, and decide the kind of activities they want to develop.

Abhigyane Foundation

"Our motto is Freedom through Education. We provide stationary, books, and library facilities to children in need. We also offer free-minded learning through educational trips, and try to make education more enjoyable. We run workshops in slum areas, orphanages, and for physically disabled groups to nurture the talent of students from lesser economically developed sections. Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world with peace and harmony."