Satire in the Age of Letters and Technology- more than just a pinch of it.
Udaan 2011, a series of events for underprivileged children in Delhi succeeded in bringing about thousands of smiles across people from different ages, classes and nationalities. The main event Balkalakar, and its various pre-events held at different locations in Delhi/NCR impacted over 3000 children. It gave them a platform to showcase their creativityand aptitude in the form of talent competitions, gave them exposure to art and personality development workshops and the opportunity to interact with international interns. Organised by AIESEC in Delhi University, Udaan didn’t just make the children happy, the volunteers took back a lot of joyful memories as well. Nehaarika Talwar, a volunteer said,“It feels so great when you know you are the reason for somebody’s laughter. You feel blessed that you have the power and the opportunity to make somebody smile..to be a reason for that spark in somebody’s eyes! It is amazing how our little efforts can mean the world for these kids! All thanks to AIESEC DU and Udaan’11!”
Balkalakar, held at the National Bal Bhavan in New Delhi on July 30th encompassed an art competition and cultural performances for a thousand underprivileged children from various NGO’s in the city. Richa Sharma, Organizing Committee President shared, “It was a beautiful and unforgettable journey,an experience that impacted each and everyone associated with it,knowing that you’ve spread happiness in the lives of thousands of little children and given them a reason to believe in themselves and their potential,is a feeling that cannot be described. Udaan 2011 was only the beginning :)”
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth organisation present in over 107 countries focused on international traineeship exchange. .A Balkalakar has been successfully carried out in Chennai, Chandigarh, and Baroda among other cities by AIESEC India.