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An ace up its sleeve

HELPAGE INDIA will have an ace up its sleeve when the curtains go up for the Children-Grand Parent's Fest on Monday at Rajaji Vidyashram.

A tennis ace, to be precise. Vijay Amritraj, the UN Ambassador for Peace will make a special appearance and present gifts to the elders and children.

The fest is aimed at strengthening the ``emotional bonding between children and elders by providing an opportunity for the children to interact with the elders''.

The students of Rajaji Vidyashram would also put up a cultural show for the elders in the course of the fest.

The students had worked to mobilise funds for the HelpAge India projects.

Some 50 elders from Mercy Old Age Home will participate in the event.

Ms. Indrani Rajadurai, Joint Director, HelpAge India was impressed with the enthusiasm shown by the school students.

``Students took this golden opportunity to express their care, love and gratitude towards elders,'' she says.

``The Children-Grand Parent's Fest is organised all over the country by HelpAge India to make students understand that elders are a valuable asset to the family, society and the country at large,'' the Director adds.

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