The Balikashram houses around 60 girls who stay there and study under the aegis of Vatsalya Trust. Essar Shipping decided to create a memorable Diwali for these young girls, organizing a fun-filled event centered on ‘Fun with Papers’, bringing a well-known origami resource person to lead the activities.
The event saw the participation of all the resident children and 10 Essarites, who attended as volunteers. Over the next two hours, the children were taught how to make a variety of objects with paper — purses, animals, boats, and hats. While each activity offered fun through the art of folding paper, the children also learnt about the mathematical precision involved, understanding concepts such as how folding a square into a triangle is bisecting an angle and how a flower comes out of diagonals meeting at a point. All in all, it made geometry more lively and easy to understand!
Essar Shipping CEO Mr. Anoop Sharma, who was present to cheer the young girls, said that this was the most special Diwali that he had experienced. For the Balikashram students, the celebrations brought in laughter and a special Diwali.