Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of it's people, culture and achievements.
VT Seva Detroit Youth Board participated in this celebration proudly by learning the history of Independence freedom fighters, participating in India Day parade, raising awareness of VTS Seva and raising money for underprivileged students’ education.
Youth Board members continued their tradition of learning about selfless leaders who even sacrificed their life to get Independence. Its our duty to learn about them and share the knowledge.
In Tribute to Bharath project led by youth volunteer Oviya , these youth volunteers Harish, Kushal, Sriram, Srihari H, Abhinav S, Sravya, Akshay, Shruthi K, Kalki, Rachana, Supraja & Aditi created informational posters.
Macrame Key Chain Workshop:
With Veena Ji's guidance following youths Oviya, Aaradhya, Sanjeev, Tanishka, Sai Sriram, Adhip and Harish and the adults Mandira, Jyothi, Venkat, Anuradha, Netaji, Jaisankar and Priya made the beautiful tri-color Macrame Keychains to sell in India Day.
India Day Event:
After a long break, VT Seva Detroit Youth Board Members came together to spread the word of and collect donations for our wonderful cause in India Day. The event started off with a parade, in which our members held up our banner and chanted "Vande Matharam" and "Jai Hind." After getting inside, we spent many hours spreading the word at our stall. We sold handmade keychains In addition to this, our youth board member Oviya Jaisankar raised money by face painting India Flag. She raised money to support one student's education for a year.
Overall it was really good to celebrate our 76th Independence Day with patriotism and raising money for Nethravidyala and Tribal School students’ education.
Volunteers who participated in India Day Celebration are
Youth Volunteers: Harish, Oviya, Anvika, Sreenika, Sriram, Harsh, Aaradhya, Eesha, Adhip , Rishi C & Pranav T
Adult Volunteers: Veena, Mandira, Venkat C, Jaisankar & Priya.
Blog Written By: Oviya Jaisankar (Youth Board Member)
Blog Published By: Nandini Cheemalamarri (VTSeva Detroit Communications)