Cops, NGO usher in X’mas for the un­der­priv­i­leged

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­ta­times.com

As Navi Mum­bai lights up to the cel­e­bra­tions of Christ­mas and gets ready to usher in the New Year, the Nerul Po­lice sta­tion of­fi­cers and per­son­nel found a unique way to share their joy and hap­pi­ness with the un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren on Wed­nes­day. They or­gan­ised a Christ­mas get to­gether for them along with Heart Foun­da­tion, an NGO work­ing amongst chil­dren and youth.

The pro­gramme saw a magic show, songs, cut­ting of cake, giv­ing of gifts and snacks for over 200 chil­dren. “I am de­lighted to see that such a pro­gramme be­ing con­ducted at the Nerul po­lice sta­tion for th­ese chil­dren and also at the ef­fort be­ing put to teach th­ese chil­dren at the sta­tion” said DCP Shahji Umap.

“It’s so nice to see that the Nerul Po­lice Sta­tion has taken the ef­fort to bridge the gap be­tween the po­lice and com­mu­nity by or­gan­is­ing such a pro­gramme,” said ACP Dhan­raj Daima, Turbhe di­vi­sion.

“We gen­er­ally have the ten­dency to cel­e­brate it with our own kids and don’t bother about th­ese chil­dren. As th­ese chil­dren are from the slums and study­ing in our po­lice sta­tion un­der the Asha Ki­ran project, my staff and I felt what best than see the smiles on th­ese chil­dren’s faces. So we or­gan­ised this Christ­mas and New Year get- to­gether” said Sangeeta Alphonso, se­nior in­spec­tor, Nerul Po­lice sta­tion. “I am glad I could be a part of this won­der­ful cause and join hands to bring smiles to th­ese chil­dren” said Ka­mal Malhotra, or­gan­iser. “Ev­ery year we do a mu­si­cal pro­gramme for the un­der­priv­i­leged and when Sangeeta Alphonso told us about her de­sire, we y agreed to be a part of this pro­gramme. It was awesome to see the hap­pi­ness on each child,” said Jayakar El­lis, Pres­i­dent, Heart Foun­da­tion. Chil­dren have a good time with a va­ri­ety of pro­grammes like magic show, songs hand­ing over of gifts were lined up for them.

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