Balakalakakaar on the 31st of August at Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. Balakalakaar 2014 was aligned to the cause of building an environment that helps improve the quality of life that is faced by underprivileged children in our city.It is the creation of an opportunity to help them discover and develop their potential in art forms of various types. It promised to be one of a kind and unique event for more than 5500 underprivileged children and having more than 850 volunteers at one platform.
AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 100,000 members, it is the world’s largest youth-run organization. AIESEC believes in creative leaders who can create an impact on the society and hence, they conduct such events and activities, and therefore Balakalakaar.
Balakalakaar was started in the year 2009 in AIESEC in Delhi IIT, a local chapter of AIESEC, with 1000 children. It 2010 AIESEC impacted 2500 children, and the Chief Guest was Virender Sehwag. In 2013 the numbers went upto 4000 and in now it went up till 5240, getting bigger and better every year.
The event was attended by over 40 NGOs from the entire city. The travel and food and all the stationary for the event for the NGO kids were fully sponsored by AIESEC.
The event kicked off at 10.30 AM in the morning and had various attractions for the kids like a magic show, cartoon carnival parade, nukkad nataks and the signature activity of the day, the art competition.
The event ended with awarding the the children who won the competition with gifts and painting scholarships from National Institute of Fine Arts!
“Today I feel whatever efforts we put in for the past three months to make Balakalakaar happen, they paid off. And yes, we did impact the lives of thousands of lesser privileged ones and I’m extremely proud of AIESEC.” Said Neharika Bhasin, Marketing Manager of the team from AIESEC that organised the event.