Singapore Airlines flies disadvantaged children to Lion City

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) Their dreams took wings as eleven underprivileged girls from Delhi soared into the skies today for the first time to travel to Singapore-- the Lion City.

Their four-day trip will take them to Dolphin Lagoon and Singapore's underwater world, a visit to the Jurong Birdpark and breakfast with Orangutans, a Ducktour and a ride on the Hippo Bus to Sentosa.

Courtsey Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board, the trip will also take them on a night safari to the world's first nocturnal wildlife.

''With our current initiative, we hope to make a difference in the lives of these young girls,'' said C W Foo, General Manager (India), Singapore Airlines, which flew the girls to Singapore to celebrate the success of its 'Sunrise' service launched here recently.

The girls, all from Udayan Care-- a Delhi-based NGO-- are travelling with their two caretakers.

All bright students, studying in Delhi's elite schools, were all smiles as they received their passports and goody bags from Singapore High Commissioner Calvin Eu here last evening.

A camera was also presented to them to take pictures of the places they see and cherish for times to come.

''We look forward to making this journey for the girls extra special,'' said Mr Kenneth Lim of the Singapore Tourism Board.

While Pinky (21 years), Ruchi (18) Pooja (17) are Poonam (10) are students of Delhi Public School, Pratibha (17) and Pooja (12) are from Sanskriti School and Karishma (14) and Rekha (13) from Dharam Public School.

Of the others, Manisha (11) is from Tagore International, Neelma Pal (17) from Pragyan School and Manisha (16) from Bloom School.

For Ruchi and Pinky, it will be a special fun-filled holiday as they are awaiting their Class XII results, and so will it be for Neelam who has just given her class X exams.

The children will also do some shopping at the famous Mustafa centre.


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