Cops, NGO usher in X’mas for the underprivileged
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.