It was a Big Day at Kabini Foundation on the 11th of September, 2011. A library was launched, which children of the local villages can use to improve their reading skills, in a fun way!
Here are some pictures of the modest function we had for which the children turned up in good numbers along with some elders and well wishers from all the Resorts in Kabini.
Girls decorating the entrance to the Foundation hall with 'rangoli' and flowers...
Marigold flowers make the occassion so festive and colourful!!
Cheerful children so keen to pose for a picture !
My cute little children of Kabini! Look at the bright faces of the girls and their best clothes for the important occassion! My dream is to empower them through education!
Some enthusiastic kids with the books strung in the background. These books have been developed by Hippocampus Reading Foundation and they have already installed 300 such libraries in Karnataka, which have contributed in a big way to improve reading skills of children of rural schools. Once the children enjoy books and pick up reading skills, it is a important step towards a good education!
More children posing for pictures in the backyard of the Kabini Foundation.
A view of the surroundings of the Foundation..with the Kabini backwaters and the Bandipur NP in view...such a beautiful backdrop!
Aniketan explaining how the library works to some of the village elders.
JLR Naturalists listening to me intently..and learning about how the children can benefit...many of their children would be the users of this Library...
Aniketan explaining to Joydeep, the GM and some staff members of Orange County.
Ashwin Pinto, GM of Serai and his team. It was heart-warming to get the support of all of them! Pritam..sitting in the right corner really helped to make the launch a success!
My boys from JLR..along with Povappa, the Manager and other well wishers!
I was really touched with the outpouring of goodwill of everyone who came!! It is such a significant Day for Kabini Foundation!