21st August, 2013
Today is a day the whole country celebrates the bond of a brother-sister, where the brother promises protection to his sister, as the sister ties a string symbolizing her love. We at Iswar Sankalpa feel that today is a good to celebrate with our homeless clients – where we tie rakhi to each other, leaving aside the male-female cliché of this festival. We are sisters together, in this journey where we pledge protection to our clients and our hearts fill with all the love there is to share.
Sarbari –Shelter for Urban Homeless Women with Psychosocial Disabilities
19B, Chetla Hat Road, Kolkata – 700027
4 pm to 6 pm
About the Event
This Rakshabandhan, psycho-social disability was won over by ties of love and laughter.
On August 21st 2013, the women residents of Sarbari – Shelter for the Urban Homeless and our male clients at the Dr. K L Narayanan Rehabilitation Centre, celebrated Raksha bandhan with Tollywood actor Abir Chatterjee, Mr Firhad Hakim, Minister for Urban Development, Mr and Mrs Bani Brata Basu, IPS, ADG & IGP (Law & Order), the Rotary Club of Calcutta New Alipore, and many other Friends of Iswar Sankalpa.
There was a cultural performance by the residents, and tying rakhi to all the guests by the clients. The invited guests also individually addressed the gathering and interacted with the clients present.