Christmas is a time for festivity, cheer and the coming together of friends and family! On Saturday, the 21st of December, 2013, ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan was able to bring together all this and more at the wonderful Christmas party organised at Mr. Vasanth Bawa, ARDSI member’s, residence. ARDSI patients and caregivers gathered at Mr. Bawa’s airy residence at Banjara Hills, and enthusiastically participated in several activities such as putting up Christmas decorations, exchanging gifts and socialising. A special Carol singing group was invited to sing for the attendees, and patients and caregivers accompanied them in singing several melodious Christmas carols. Volunteers from St. Francis Degree College performed a dance to a medley of old Bollywood favourites such as Chahe koi mujhe jungli kahe, Mere sapanon ki rani etc.
The get-together ended in true ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan style with the singing of the national anthem. This was followed by an elaborate potluck lunch put together by all the caregivers that included several delicacies such as Hyderabadi dum biryani, mirchi ka salan, mixed vegetable pulao, vegetable raita, double- ka-meetha, gulab jamun and chocolate cake.
ARDSI Hyd Deccan is very grateful to Mr and Mrs Bawa for so large-heartedly welcoming us into their home and for helping us make this day such a wonderful experience for everyone involved.