BAPS Charities RAISES MONEY FOR
BBC'S 'CHILDREN IN NEED' CHARITY
Every year, the
BBC broadcasts a 'Children in Need' show - a nationwide
charitable event that raises funds for unfortunate children.
This year, the children volunteers of BAPS Charities,
UK participated in this very important charity event in
a unique way.
When first proposed
with the idea, the children volunteers suggested they could
raise funds in a way that other children would find enjoyable.
So they decided to stage a colorful cultural performance.
After practicing for several weeks, they performed a spectacular
Indian cultural dance to an enthralled audience of hundreds
of children and parents.
With the themes
'Kids 4 Kids' and 'Show You Care', over 400 children also
gave up their pocket money for a week to 'make a difference'
to a deprived child's life. Parents noted that contributing
towards this charitable cause inculcated in their children
a sense of philanthropy and moral awareness for those children
less fortunate than themselves and also taught them to appreciate
and value what they have.
On Friday, November
17, 2006 the fundraising efforts of BAPS Charities
were recognised by the BBC. Scenes from the traditional
Indian dance, interviews of children, and the support slogans
of the 400 boys and girls were recurrently broadcasted on
primetime TV not only throughout the 'Children in Need'
show but also during Newsround (a popular children's TV
news show) on Friday and Saturday.
The event emphasised
BAPS Charities' priority to work towards a cohesive
multicultural society and a better future for unfortunate
and underprivileged children.