For a brighter tomorrow for kids


The Human Environment League for Protection (HELP), Nepal, a non-governmental organisation had organised a fund-raising programme ‘Aasha Ko Biu’ (Seeds of Hope) for the destitute children on November 18 at Patan Museum. The programme kicked off with a Tamang Selo dance by a troupe from the Shiva Kailash Kala Mandir warming up the chill in

the evening air. Sadaj, a fusion band mesmerised the audience with its rendition on the theme of ‘Sur Barsad’. The main attraction of the programme was Anil Shahi’s music on his guitar, which left the gathered spellbound.

The event also showcased a photograph and painting exhibition put up by street children between seven to eight years of age. “Children were just taught to how to operate a camera. But they have done splendid work, some of which even an adult would find difficult to accomplish,” said Arabinda Subedi, fund raising manager proudly. Thirty children were taken up for the project. The paintings and photographs depict their view of the social conditions in Nepal. The exhibition will move to Park Gallery. The proceeds from the event will benefit 150 children regarding their education. It has also aimed to build 10 primary schools in rural areas.