Schools cancel customary celebrations, offer expenses to flood relief fund
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: In the aftermath of the worst deluge in a century, in the Indian state of Kerala, fondly known as God’s Own Country the Good Samaritans of Bhavans, Kuwait irrespective of caste, creed or nationality, joined their hearts and hands together to reach out to their ‘brothers and sisters.
In their attempt to offer help in their own little magnanimous ways, the entire Bhavans fraternity, stood shoulder to shoulder, manifesting the unique solidarity. Sacrifice is the perfect paradigm of love and selflessness, and teachers are role models.
Bhavans established it profoundly when the teaching fraternity took up the onus, and offered their one day’s salary towards the flood relief fund raised by the school. The customary celebrations of the schools were also cancelled and the expenses were offered to the flood relief fund.
The stake holders, the strong parent community, and the pride of Bhavans, its very own Bhavanites donated generously to make the efforts of the institution truly meaningful. Bhavans takes pride in the fact that it has raised almost 7,550 dinars; 2,550 dinars from the student community who forgo their birthday celebrations every year, and donate the expenses towards the charity drive organized by the school, 3,000 dinars from the teachers and 2,000 dinars from the fund which had been set aside for Onam and Founder’s Day celebrations of Bhavans, Kuwait.
As many as 117 cartons, weighing over 3 tons of edible and other non-edible essentials such as groceries, sugar, tea, coffee, milk powder, garments, blankets, footwear, toiletries and detergent were packed, and loaded in a 20 foot container of Al Rashid Shipping Company by 28 student and 15 teacher volunteers along with the other support staff.
The Chairman of Bhavans, Middle East, N.K. Ramachandran Menon, and the Principals of Bhavans, Kuwait, T. Premkumar, Mahesh Iyer and Rathi Ravindran expressed their gratitude to the Bhavans fraternity for manifesting their solidarity in upholding the true motto of the institution ‘Let noble thoughts come to us from every side’ irrespective of the chaos and turbulence around.
The Vice-Chairman of Bhavans, Middle East, Sooraj Ramachandran eulogized the efforts of the students and emphasized that their efforts to serve the society should be duly honored on the occasion of the Annual Day Celebration of the school