Food `n' Fun for a cause
Fashion parade that stood as a highlight at the LCI's show in Guntur
FUN AND frolic cannot get more qualitative and satisfying than enjoying your Saturday evening with your friends shopping for party wear or jewellery in the trendiest stalls while eating your heart out hot `n' spicy nothings to keep you going till late into the night.
Food and Fun Fest organised by the Guntur Ladies Circle proved to be an instant draw for the fun-loving young women dressed in their best to spend their evening playing games, trying luck at a special `Cine Tambola' and making friends. When all the money so spent goes for a social cause it is all the more satisfying.
The fund-raising programme conceived by the Ladies Circle under the presidentship of B. Rama Devi, attracted 800 visitors to the festival that added glamour by creating keen competition in the `Price Guessing game' -- the most sought-after one with tonnes of prizes won by participants.
From the entry fee alone they collected Rs.40,000 for improving the standard of education in the schools adopted by the Circle.
Fusion dress competition brought out imaginative ideas among teenagers and women as to how the traditional Indian dresses could be blended with the not-so-acceptable western varieties.
`Guess the weight of the jewellery on display and own it' attracted children and women alike.
Food stalls dishing out both South Indian and North Indian snacks appeasing the taste buds of the picnickers at K.K.R. Function Plaza.
Hot idly, vadas, phulkas, paani puri, and spicy chats were the favourites.
The `Educate and Enlighten' programme for which this fund raising exercise was taken up, would cater to supporting `Health and Hygiene' activities, providing infrastructure facilities, giving scholarships to the deserving, meeting nutritional needs of children through Mid-day Meal scheme, said the chairperson, P. Padmaja.
The focus, however, was on providing quality education to those who cannot afford expensive exorbitant fee in private schools.
The Circle has tied up with the Dr. Reddy's Foundation for Human and Social Development to improve the skills of the teachers in the schools adopted by it through regular training programmes by experts, said the secretary, A. Sujatha.
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