I have been pampered so much, I have got whatever I kept my hands on since I was a child, says Neha Bora Tated, who belongs to the wealthy business family of Gunjan Handlooms. Touching the table side for a brief second, she whispers ‘touchwood’, before continuing, “I thought it is time to give back to society, to help the needy in whatever little way I can,” she says. This thought now rests in the form of a baby organisation named ‘Banna’, which in Hindi translates to ‘to create’.
As the name suggests, the organisation is focused on creating new products and skills. This weekend, it will host its first workshop — that of candle making. Neha, an artist herself, will be training people how to mould the molten wax. Part of the funds collected in the form of registration fee — Rs 2,500 per head for this particular workshop — will go towards various institutions that serve mentally challenged children, orphans, and the old, in the city.
“Unlike other organisations that just accept donations, I wanted people to take something back, a skill,” says Neha, who besides heading Banna, is also the marketing head of Gunjan Handlooms. In future, she plans to organise dance, photography and cooking workshops by experts.............click for more
Source: The New Indian Express