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This 24 Year old Girl fulfilled the Wishes of 110 Underprivileged Children, just through a Social Media Campaign

As a kid, we always hoped to have a genie who would secretly make all our dreams come true. But would you believe if we say that such genies exist in real. Yes they do. Nikita Kothari, a 24 year old MA graduate from Bhopal acted as a genie and fulfilled the wishes of 110 underprivileged children of Parvarish – a Museum School for underprivileged children. Nikita, one of the Shapers of the Global Shapers Community, unleashed the project, “MAKE A WISH COME TRUE” on 12th of Jan 2015 with an aim of effectuating the wishes of the underprivileged children which were normally ignored by their own families due to financial or societal constraints.

Children with their wishes
Children with their wishes

The campaign started with 110 children of Parvarish who were given a chance to write down their tiny wishes on sheets of paper. The wishes ranged from learning dance and acting skills, perform on a big stage, to getting admitted in a reputed school, own a camera to capture all the life memories, anklets (ghungroo) for classical dancing, a bicycle to go to school. A few others included books, sunglasses, shoes, bags, wrist watch, sports gears, clothes, Barbie dolls and cars. The kids had a great time expressing themselves. Their wishes reflected facile beauty and innocence of childhood. Soon after collecting the wishes from children, Nikita Kothari, along with the support of the Hub Curator, Abhishek Mohan Gupta and the other shapers, published these wishes on various social media platforms with an appeal to . Soon enough the idea got encouraged by many and in a span of just 15 days, all the 109 wishes were fulfilled with candid capacity of Nikita Kothari. The means of such exquisite assistance was the internet which helped the Community to be joined by the unknown wish-granters from all around the world.

Nikita Kothari with the children of Parvarish - The Museusm School
Nikita Kothari with the children of Parvarish – The Museusm School

The benefactions majorly sailed from the cities of Sydney, Pune, Mumbai, Bhopal, Bangalore and Jabalpur. Nikita herself presented a camera to a girl and shopped with kids to buy footwears of their choice, whereas Mr. Abhishek fullfiled the dream of a young girl by getting her admitted to the prestigious school DPS. From an IT firm in Pune which Rs 8000, to a professor who provided his collection of books to children, people from all walks of life joined hands to make this campaign a success. The success benevolent campaign was celebrated on 29th of January at the Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal by distributing various gifts to children. “The smiles at the faces of the children showed, how fruitful the campaign was.” says Nikita.

The initiative took by Ms. Nikita, is benign act which provides us a beautiful vision of surfacing such wishes of children who need a wish granting factory to fulfil it for them.

Story by : Risha Sajid

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