Glad to announce that Mumbai team has successfully completed Project Diya at Pada, Aarey colony. Congratulations to each and every team member involved in this marathon project. The Pada women and children have shown great enthusiasm and spirit for this project which is an extremely positive sign for us.
There were approximately 20 families involved in this project from both Gamdevipada and Khambapada and have hand painted close to around 3000 diyas.
The marketing of the finished diyas was certainly an uphill task for us, particularly because of so many constraints like recession, dull market, lack of volunteers, time etc. Despite all this , we have managed to sell all the diyas .Most of the sales were carried out though stalls at various places :
1) Oberoi Mall ( Two days)
2) NMIMS college ( one day)
3) Patni computers ( two days)
4) TCS ( two days)
5) HSBC Bank ( one day)
6) Victoria House ( one day)
This project couldn’t have been successful without the efforts of:
Priti: For her unending support at all the stalls and co-ordination for executing various orders.
Abhinav : For getting us the permission for a stall at Patni Computers , where we have had an awesome response for not only Diyas but also people wishing to volunteer for us!!!
Pooja and Viraj : For all the coordination of the stocks and distribution of the same. And of course for all the invaluable help at various stalls
Rupesh , Sheetal and Mrs Shraddha : For helping the kids and children come out with such creative designs on the diyas and spending so much of time at the Pada in monitoring the whole activity.
Marshneil : For all the efforts to get a stall at TCS
Sarvanan : For getting a stall at NMIMS
Arun and Rupesh for all their help at the Patni stall and Ravinder and Kailash for helping us in selling the Diyas
Hope I haven’t left out anybody. This is a tremendous achievement for the Mumbai team as such a large scale project is probably the first of its kind in the Mumbai DI chapter.
The details of the costing and the complete project report will be emailed in 3-4 days as the data is scattered and might take some time in compiling the same.
Some of the beautiful lamps can be seen below...
Wishing a very happy and a prosperous Diwali to our entire DreamIndia family.