Saturday, March 19, 2011


Comes the spring, and the atmosphere is filled with the fragrance of flowers, and the bare trees which shed their leaves in winter are bright with greenery once again. Spring symbolizes a new beginning and also the triumph of good over evil. Basant or spring is a season of colours, and this is when we celebrate Holi with colours – to mark the beginning of a new season..

The celebration of Holi has different aspects.... It is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, a carnival of colors, a community festival, and a tradition of ancient spring rites!!!
Holi celebrations starts with the burning of Holika on the eve of Holi which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil..

And How could a festival go insipid in Prayas??? 
Prayas, which is known to bring smiles on so many faces ...

Holi, also known as  Dhulandi, the much awaited festival was celebrated with great zest and verve  in Prayas with the volunteers of IIIT-Allahbad.It is an epitome of the time to remember the brightness and splendor of living, a time to spread joy, colour and love into the lives of our near and dear ones.
It was celebrated on 13 th and 14th March with the kids who enjoyed the festival with the water colors and gulaal and  it is indeed  the best time to dissolve the differences and you can evoke a smile on the irritaed faces saying " bura na mano holi hai !!! "
Holi is being celebrated in Indian since time immemorial but the popularity of Holi celebrations seems to be rising with every passing year and so is the level of hoo-ha. As no other festival gives so much liberty to the people to let their hair loose and enjoy their hidden crazy self...

It was overwhelming to see the enthusiasm of kids  reaching peak. And therefore Holi is, aptly called the festival of colour. Its spirit is uniquely Indian, colourful, exotic, and full of the energy of life!!

May this holi brings lots of  bright hues in our lives...
May God gift you  the colors of life,
colors of joy, colors of happiness,
colors of friendship, colors of love
and all other colors you
want to paint in your life
PRAYAAS Wishes u all a very  HAPPY HOLI !!

Pyar ke rang se bharo pichkari,
sneh ke rang se bhar do duniya sari,
ye rang na jane koi jaat na koi boli,

Saturday, February 5, 2011


With the new year comes the new promises the new resolutions the new aspirations...
Taking forward the journey of Prayaas  we celebrated the new year with a new project- Naivaidhyam which involved organising meals for children.Sometimes little things are just enough to bring smile on someone's face and it was blissful to see heavenly smile on the faces of innocent kids.We celebrated new year with this project in Gurgaon,and arranged food for 100+ kids at Sushant Lok slums.
It was an overwhelming experience.

It is rightly said, by George Bernard Shaw:
"The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural, real way of life. We veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creator’s hand"
Yes it was the day of 62nd Republic day, the day the constitution gave us the faith , gave us the freedon, peace and gave us the pride.
The day was filled with all the more pleasure with Prayas kids dancing on the tunes of the songs which filled in us the zeal, vigor, the youthful energy of being resposible citizens and the future of India and taking it to great heights. Along with the dance performances the ambience was also filled with the heart-touching patriotic songs like "saare jahan se acha", "ae mere watan ke logon ". It was a feat to see the children who did not know much about this tri-color flag held in their hands, but still walking broad shouldered and trying what not to make it wave as high as possible..!!
Besides a huge amount of volunteers, this day also saw the gracious presence of faculties who gave insightful talk just after the completion of function to the prayas kids.
Thenafter not overlooking the Physical fitness of children, many sports activities were organised and sweets were also distributed.
To sum up it was an enriching experience for one and all volunteers to spend this big day with the cute kids of Prayas making every moment the most beautiful they can..