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Christmas Celebrations with University students

Christmas Celebrations with University students

On 18th December 2014, Dr Kiran invited college students from slum colonies across Delhi to celebrate Christmas at her residence. They talked about a wide range of topics ranging from their day-to-day lives to world events and the values that shape not only our personalities, but also the society at large.

Dr Kiran speaking to children

Dr Kiran speaking to students

Dr Kiran talked about importance of “the Power of Touch” and encouraged them to hug their parents and friends as often as possible. She highlighted how touch can prove to be the greatest tool that can kill a person’s ego and diminish hatred amongst fellow humans.

Reflecting on the recent attacks at Peshawar the students and Dr Kiran discussed how people, because of a lack of love in the world, choose the wrong path in life and end up doing horrific acts against humanity. Dr Kiran and the students also did a candlelight prayer in the memory of innocent children who lost their lives at the tragic incident.

The prayer ceremony in the memory of Peshawar victims

The prayer ceremony in the memory of Peshawar victims

Following this, Dr Kiran gave Christmas gifts to the children and refreshments were served. The most overwhelming part of the afternoon was when the students, who hail from some of the poorest families in the city, presented Dr Kiran with gifts and flowers as they wished her a merry Christmas. This display of selfless generosity by the students has touched each and every member of the Asha Team deeply.

Dr Kiran, overcome with emotion, hugs a student after she presented her with a Christmas gift

Dr Kiran, overcome with emotion, hugs a student after she presented her with a Christmas gift

 

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