Calcutta Foundation has been organizing fun parties and film shows for children from welfare schools in and around Kolkata.
In the last 15 years, the Foundation has held annual parties, on the spacious lawns of the Raj Bhavan, for upto 800 children at a time, usually during the winter months. It’s being done under the patronage of Honourable Governor of West Bengal Shri K N Tripathi and former Governors Shri M K Narayanan, ShriGopal Krishna Gandhi and late ShriViren J Shah.
Entertainment has been provided by UshaUthup, Tanusree Shankar, SandeepVyas, Lee Alison Sibley, AnjanDatta, a Japanese Jazz Band and a human puppet show by an Early Learning Centre, KANGAROO KIDS, NewAlipore. There have also been magic shows and fun games.At these parties, Jungle Crows, an NGO run by Paul Walsh, act as volunteers and play games with the children during the 2-hour ‘party’.
The children get refreshments in addition to a small gift sponsored by friends of Calcutta Foundation. The highlight is not only the entertainment programme, but also the fact that the children get a chance to interact with the First Couple.