Shanti Bhavan is a free residential school in Tamil Nadu for children from poor families. This photo blog contains images and voices of the children of the school. It is our way of communicating with the outside world.
While we were dancing and singing around the Christmas tree one of the children shouted, "Santa has come! Santa has come!"
The burst of crackers and sparklers lit the sky and there was jolly, fat Santa and he had brought an attendant too with bells jingling and balloons waving.
The choir welcomed him with songs. I was so happy, I shook with excitement whenit my turn to get a present from Santa. Then I danced with Santa to hip-hop music. Everybody danced and had a lot of fun.
Harshita of Pre-School was scared of Santa and would not come up to him. I was exhausted and hungry and we all sat down to eat Nan and butter chicken which was super. I relished the dinner.I felt elated after the party. Tired after all the fun, I was asleep as soon as I laid down
- Beena (10th grade).
Also check out this video of a Shanti Bhavan Christmas song!
The trees were dazzling with the decorations. The children waited with anticipation. The choir broke the silence with Christmas carols. The sounds of bells could be heard out as Santa Claus appeared with two elves.
The choir accompanied Santa Claus to stage. The atmosphere was filled with laugher and joy. Everyone was dancing to the beat of the music. Santa Claus gave out presents to the young seeds up to the grown trees.