WILLIAMSVILLE, NY — A special event aims to bring Indian communities together and raise awareness about underprivileged children.
The event, called Holifest, is organized by Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organization that provides hot, nutritious meals to underprivileged children in India. We also have a local chapter here in Buffalo, New York.
The organization is one of the largest daytime school feeding programs in the world. It feeds nearly two million people every day in schools across India. The goal is that no child should be deprived of education because of hunger.
The Buffalo branch wanted to celebrate Holi in the summer. Holi is a popular Hindu festival. Also known as the Festival of Colors. Celebrate love, joy and the arrival of spring.
Akshaya Patra volunteer Joyyotna Vatnagar said: “Usually Holi comes in March, but with this weather we can’t celebrate. We can’t even go out. It’s still cold outside.”
They also wanted to shed light on conversations that are often overlooked.
“I am a mother and I really want my children to be educated. As a mother, my focus is on feeding my children. “It breaks my heart that there are people who are starving and who have to drop out of school because they have no food,” said volunteer Akshaya Patra. said Akruti Bavaria. Bavaria is also the owner of Culture Khazana. She is giving away one of her colored packets to each person who registers for the event.
Holifest is a free event. Outer colors are not allowed. Additional color packs and snacks will also be on sale. Holifest takes place at Bassett Park, 359 Cline Road, Williamsville. From 3:00 to 5:00 on July 16th.
Click here to register for Holifest in Williamsville.