Holi is the great festival of colors, celebrated every year by the people in India. Holi festival falls every year in the spring season in the month of Falgun (or March). It is one of the happiest festivals of the Hindus like Diwali. The whole environment and nature looks very beautiful and colourful at the time of holi.
Holi festival celebration starts at the last day of Phalgun by the Holika Dahan in the evening and colour play in the next morning. Children wait for this festival with lots of courage and happiness and starts collecting colourful colours, balloons, bucket, pitchakri, etc to play holi. They also collect some sticks, straws and co-dung cakes in the mid of cross road and make a big heap for the ceremony of Holika Dahan.
They get together at the place in the night and set fire in the huge heap of sticks, straws and co-dung cakes to celebrate Holika Dahan. Women sing ceremonial songs during the Holika Dahan. Everyone becomes in happy mood and wait for the morning of next day to play holi. We sprinkle watery colors to each other, throw color filled balloons, etc. At this day everyone forgets the social distinctions and meets and welcomes each other with lots of tasty foods and sweet
This year Dreams for life decided to celebrate holi in a different way.Our day was enriched with the experience shared by Mr. Manoranjan and his troops. Some of them don’t know what color is , they see all colors same , some of them know the difference between the colors but at present they are not able to see those colors. There is one thing in common that all of them just like us enjoys the holi in same way. They played holi with all our members and we felt special by playing holi with them. We tried to make their day special in all respected ways we can.
They performed some cultural songs which made the evening more special.We payed tribute to Late Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya through songs sung by Gautam koushik & Kishore from among our member Sanchita Chowdhury and her daughter recited poems and Ankit Pandey performed a dance . As promised we provided a multi-functional mp3 player which they need. We provided food-packets and a pleasant evening to them.
We experienced a different Holi , we tried to make them happy and we were successful in doing so.