Everyone at Ama Ghar, from the children to the adults, has been very, very busy and active this past month!
We celebrated Ghai Jathra by receiving the holy thread, which the priest tied around everyone’s wrist in a ceremony at Ama Ghar. These threads will be worn to ward off evil and bring good luck to all of us. Since Ghai Jathra is a Cow Puja, a golden thread was also tied around the tail of a cow.
Twelve of our girls practiced for months to take part in an all National Dance Exhibition. We give thanks to our wonderful and tireless dance and music teachers, as well as to the girls for their diligence – the performance was remarkable.
The children in classes 8 and 9 participated in a Living Wax Museum project where they had to choose a character and dress as that person in a wax museum. As you can see by these photos, they chose their characters well! Jenuka portrayed her heroine Malala, Po-Po was Miss World and Ashim played the dashing Rajini Kanth, a heart throb Indian actor.
And in the background, the adults were busy with the Ama Ghar Board at our Annual General Meeting which was well attended, and crucial for the continuing presence of Ama Ghar as a shining example of a Children’s Home.