As part of 75 years of India's Independence celebrations (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav), VT Seva Dallas participated in the 45th showcase of Anand Bazaar organized by the India Association of North Texas at Frisco Roughriders stadium. We set up a booth to spread the word about our goals, current projects, and opportunities for volunteers to partake in community service events conducted by the organization.
We had about 25 volunteers (15 youth and 10 adults) who assisted in setting up the booth, engaging audience members through fun games such as spin the wheel as they visited us, and spreading awareness about the service opportunities available to them. Among 2000+ people who visited our booth, we are extremely delighted to announce that 215 of them have registered to volunteer with VT Seva. The volunteer spirit of our youth was also quite contagious as one of the registrants volunteered to help out on the spot by handing out goodies to those who played spin the wheel, and inspiring others to sign up to be a part of the organization. Our energetic youth not only enjoyed volunteering but also participated in the various festive activities that were conducted such as the parade, and Kanika Kapoor’s live performance. The performances reminded us about the sacrifices of many freedom fighters and we felt proud to be walking the path of such selfless souls by volunteering and giving back to the community. The fireworks towards the end of the event marked the end of the celebration attended by more than 20,000 people. We will shortly be reaching out to all those who signed up to volunteer and look forward to engaging them actively.