Seventh Foundation Day

On 26th January this year like every year, all aasraites from different workplaces came together to celebrate AASRA 7th foundation day and being one of the major events in aasra calendar, it was celebrated with great joy.  It took place in the Bhubaneswar behera auditorium, with our esteemed director, Dr. Sunil Kumar Sarangi being the chief guest. Faculties from various departments, Prof Santanu Bhattacharyya, Prof Ramakar Jha, Prof K.C.Patra, Prof Bansidhar Majhi, and Mr M.V.Ramarao from Rourkela Club have also joined the aasra family in our celebrations. The events began at 9:30 a.m. with the director’s speech and then followed by a dance from sector 21 workplace. In the meantime children from different workplaces arrived and were provided with refreshments. A wonderful dance was performed by chhend children on “tare zameen par” song which even moved the judges. The chhend children also performed a drama on the concept of “conservation of trees” which received a huge applause from one and all. A video was shown to give the guests an idea about the work aasraites do in their workplaces depicting the wonderful time they spend.  As the program reached its end, two beautiful performances were performed by the girls of basanti colony. There was also a fun game organised for the children, and everyone present that day thoroughly enjoyed it. The faculties were deeply moved by the purpose that aasra strives to achieve and assured all their help in this regard. After the cultural activities, everyone moved to the community centre to have lunch. A few more fun activities were held for the children and children also playing cricket and football. Around 4:00 pm the prize distribution ceremony was held and prizes for the various competitions held in the morning were presented by Prof R.K. Jha. The evening witnessed the joy of every single person amplified to its maximum because, we knew that the institute would never give us a chance like this to actually sit, sing and dance with the kids any other day. The Seventh Foundation day and the counts’ still on.