Diwali 2022 was made all the more special for the Mission’s adopted families from Pimpri, Pune, and Daund!
16th October 2022, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, as a part of the Diwali festivities, distributed 850 clothes to 272 needy families in Pimpri; among which 401 were children. Organised as a Diwali Mela, the Mission’s festive sevas began in Pimpri with little ones and their families joining in the celebrations! Spiritual entertainment in the form of lively bhajans and kirtans set the tone for the fun-filled mela! Raising their hands in enthusiasm and singing aloud, the children were delighted to be a part of the festivities! Surprises too were galore for all present! From gifts to new clothes to sumptuous food, everything was made available! And above all, the presence of Didi Krishna Kumari!
In a gesture to give a festive meal, the Mission had arranged for food and sweets. “Diwali means delicacies and therefore the Mission planned a grand meal for the families which included vegetable biryani, vada pav, sweet lime juice, and in sweets the much-loved sheera!” said a volunteer. “To avoid crowding and spilling of food, we gave a packed box of all the items so they could go home and have it with their families,” added the volunteer.
A cheerful surprise awaited them. Counters were set up and were piled up with new clothes! “The excitement of the children was one to watch and experience! They were given the option to choose and with so many new clothes and colours to choose from none can blame their confusion! As they got their pick, their ear-to-ear smile was a delight to see!” said another volunteer. Additionally, each family was given four diyas to light their homes this Diwali.
The highlight of the sevas was the joining of Didi Krishna Kumari in the distribution. The warmth of her love made the gifts and Diwali blessed for the families.
21st October 2022, in continuance of festive sevas, the Mission distributed 728 clothes to 46 needy families from Pune and Daund; among which 47 were children. Additionally, every beneficiary was given packed meals which included fruit drink, sweet lime, vada pav, and vegetable biryani, 2 diyas per family were also given.
In both the sevas, each family member was given a set of four clothes – girls were given 1 jeans, 1 top, 1 kurti, 1 leggins; boys were given 2 t-shirts, 1 shirt, and 1 jeans; gents were given 2 t-shirts and 2 shirts; ladies were given 2 kurtis and 2 leggings.