Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Pune: Second Distribution Day!

On our second day of distribution we headed out by van from Pune to Varodi.  About half a kilometre from our location we were met by three bullock carts, decorated in flowers and bright colours, and then ceremoniously paraded into the site.  Once there we were serenaded by the beautiful voices of a group of young children selected to entertain us.  A warm welcome and kind speeches explaining the bedkit distribution followed next.  The SCAW team and our Rotarian partners were joined on stage by Supriya Sule, the Member of Parliament for Baramati, India who spoke generously about the project and the help it provided to community members.  Then we got down to the business of taking pictures and handing out more than 860 bedkits.

With MP Supriya Sule (in yellow/green)

The distribution went very smoothly, thanks in no small measure to the wonderful help we got from the Rotarians and their spouses.  It was a great ‘team’ effort, and having the parents close by really helped the children feel more comfortable, resulting in ready smiles for the camera.  When it came time to hand out the bedkit, it was often hard to tell who was more excited, the child or the parent.  All in all it was a really good day and we are looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

Anne Kell for Team Pune 2018
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