Saturday, 24 March 2012
Suchana Mela 2011; The Uttar Chandipur Community Society
The Suchana School on the outskirts of Santiniketan celebrated another edition of its Suchana Mela on the 14th of November 2011. The school is run under the aegis of The Uttar Chandipur Community Society, which is supported by the efforts of Rahul Bose and Kirsty Millard Bose.
The Suchana Mela is an opportunity for the kids from the surrounding villages - who study in the not for profit school Suchana - to showcase their talent, celebrate community life and learn to be self-reliant. It is a major step towards empowerment for the underprivileged kids.
The kids came up with art and craft that was for sale. They also brainstormed for weeks in advance as to what events should be planned for the day the school will throw open its doors to the surrounding communities. The games and interactive activities that the kids planned of course had a nominal ticket price; the funds go to the welfare fund for the kids. Here are some scenes from a very memorable evening: