To mark NUS Day of Service on 3 September 2016, LKY School India Alumni Chapter decided to come together in the nation’s capital New Delhi and give back to the community through action and service in a unique manner.
The historic Lutyens’ Delhi hosts a congruently aged institution for children, ‘Bal Sahyog’ (meaning – Child support). The India Alumni Chapter organised a special lunch for the children at ‘Bal Sahyog’ where we shared a meal and listened to the stories of the children and interacted with them.
Bal Sahyog was founded in 1954 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, for the care and protection of orphan, helpless, abandoned and neglected children. Prime Minister of India is the Patron of Bal Sahyog. It is a Children’s World serving thousands of children in its Home and Contact Centres in the slums of Delhi by providing nutrition, health care, education and protection. It is also supporting thousands of youth and women through vocational training, awareness education, health services and gainful engagement/placement services etc.
The staff at Bal Sahyog thanked NUS and LKY School Alumni for being a part of its struggle for bringing about growth and development of children and empowerment of youth and women.
“Organising this event was more than self-actualising. I must thank NUS for giving us this unique opportunity to interact and serve the underprivileged. Such events will keep us tied to the LKY School and NUS through this spirit of service and goodness. Thank you NUS and LKY School for allowing me to facilitate such an act of kindness and service. Of course my gratitude to my team members who engaged in full spirit.” Vineeta Hariharan- President, LKY School Alumni India Chapter
“This was one of the most humbling experiences of my life, the smiling faces of these children will provide me strength to face any difficult circumstances of life with smile and courage. Thank you NUS and LKYSPP”. – Hemang Jani – Secretary, LKY School Alumni India Chapter.
“Sharing a meal along with under privileged children at Bal Sahyog strengthened my resolve to protect every child to grow – Thank you NUS!” – Ramarao Metta, MPA
“Spending time at Bal Sahyog was a humbling experience. It made me rethink the importance and scope of public policy in improving the lives of people in India” – Rahul, MPA