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Paras Padma | St Joan of Arc - Udayan

Paras Padma

10 February 2017

Today we visited Paras Padma – a home for physically and mentally disadvantaged children.

We were greeted with garlands and warm hugs from the children before Ebadat and Mina – the couple who founded Paras Padma. Ebedat spoke to us about their work over chai before giving us a tour of the amazing place they have built up since 2000. We were then shown around the dispensary and the rooms where they carry out physiotherapy and make prosthetic limbs. We had lunch prepared by Mina which was delicious – one of the best Indian banquets any of us had ever experienced.

We then spent time with the children, playing with them trying to bridge the language barrier. Our visit concluded with a show which the children put on for us in which we sang and danced with them – our cultural offering was some songs from Disney’s Frozen and a bit of the infamous ‘Bachchan Bachchan’. We then said our goodbyes after a rewarding day full of smiles and laughter.

Thank you Ebadat and Mina for a lovely day and sharing with us the great work you are doing at Paras Padma.

In the evening, we visited a pizza parlour and had a delicious dinner. We are now writing another blog post and ready for bed after all the dancing. Goodnight.


Janice O'Donovan

@ 1760 days ago

You all look so happy and a tremendous day. Love Jan

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