Street kids paint a restaurant
They may have created appealing visuals with their favourite colours on paper, but when they were asked by the famous hotel chain Nirula's to give a new look to its Defence Colony restaurant here, the joy of the children of the Salaam Baalak Trust knew no bounds.
Basing their mural on the subject "Rights of the Child", the children ranging in age from five years to 15 gave an insight into their thought process through their paintings on the wall of the restaurant.
For getting a chance to colour the wall and sensitise people about their rights, the children must thank film-maker Mira Nair, who after winning acclaim at home and overseas for her film "Salaam Bombay" -- based on the lives of street and working children -- formed the non-government organisation.
The Salaam Baalak Trust established in 1988 caters to the needs of over 5,000 street children every year, besides providing a support network for their medical and educational backing.
For Nirula's this is not its first such sponsored event. Four years ago, the company had given little ones from the Salaam Baalak Trust a chance to paint the wall of its restaurant.
Using the theme "Environment", the children had then expressed their concern over the need to preserve Mother Earth.
To create awareness about environment, Nirula's has taken up important initiatives through its "Save the Yamuna", "Save the Delhi Ridge", "Save Water" and "Do Not Use Plastic Bags" campaigns.
It has also co-sponsored social activities with the World Wildlife Federation, HelpAge India, Spastic Society of India and Blind Relief School in the past.
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