As the nation celebrated Children’s day in memory of Chacha Nehru, Pushpashrama too joined hands in celebrating the same. On November 14th, the children were asked to join for the 6 PM Kannada novena mass. The tiny tots animated the liturgy and also lend their voices for a beautiful choir. Fr. Pradeep Pinto was the main celebrant and he was joined by Fr. Oswald Crasta. Fr, Pradeep Pinto broke the word of God and delivered a meaningful sermon on theme taken from the book of Sirach regarding the duties of the Children towards their parents. The prayers of the faithful were prayed in various languages. After the mass, the novena to the Infant Jesus was prayed and Fr. Oswald led a special prayer service for the children. They were also anointed with the holy oil.

After the conclusion of the mass, the children were asked to gather at the auditorium for a special celebration. Here, the children fascinated the crowd especially their parents by displaying a variety of talents. Fr. Lawrence D’Mello, the Rector of Pushpashrama inaugurated the celebration by lighting the lamp along with the kids. Br. Wilson welcomed the gathering. The compering was done by the Jenita and Oliva, the altar servers of Pushpashrama. The children indeed seized the day (Carpe Diem!). They were dances, jokes and riddles all for the children. Brothers also added flavor to the celebration by performing a dance and a musical piece.

Fr. Pradeep revealed the mystery of gifting the piggy banks to the kids the previous year by saying that the amount collected from every child would be given for the children with special needs. The colorful programme was brought to a close with the vote of thanks by Br. Hilary. Food was served for the people gathered and gifts were given to kids who joined for the celebration.

It was undeniably a day of innocent fun and frolic which left the elders wishing they would be kids again!

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