Celebrating Father’s Day at Asha Slums
The last few days have been truly overwhelming with Asha students and Children’s Associations celebrating Father’s Day with great love, happiness and joy. Growing up in such despairing conditions, acknowledging such days and celebrating them is a beautiful gesture to observe. Children applauded the hard-work their fathers do each day to make ends meet and provide a comfortable life to their families, even with the minimum resources at times.
At some Asha slums, the children organised cultural programmes and lunches, whereas in other Asha centres they recited self-written poems, sang songs and delivered short speeches dedicated to their fathers. Some of the children also came up with handmade greeting cards or gifts to express their love. Altogether, the day was a memorable one for everyone, as one proud father shared, “this day has brought a sense of relief in the mundane life of ours, and I am so happy that my children have surprised me like this.”
Celebration at Ekta Vihar.
To mark the day, Asha centre at Zakhira invited the area MLA as the chief guest for the occasion.
Children presenting handmade cards to their fathers.
Celebration at Jeewan Nagar, with the children showcasing handmade cards.
A father-daughter duo at Asha’s Ekta Vihar centre
Asha’s Children Association made some beautiful handicrafts with the help of Asha interns from Lady Irwin College for the occasion at Chanderpuri centre.
Volunteers and children at Kanak Durga celebrated the day with homemade cake.
Team Leader David with Asha students and their parents during the celebration at Peeragarhi.
A student performing a dance at Kanak Durga slum colony.
Proud fathers bestowing love to their children
Children proudly showing off the cards they made for their fathers to show gratitude at Kanak Durga.
Asha Supervisor Sweeta with children and their parents during the celebration at Jeewan Nagar
Emotions poured in at Jeewan Nagar when a father-daughter duo embraced in love while Asha team members looked on.