Chennai, Nov 10: 200 children from orphanages and organisations working for street children gathered for a sports day in a Gym at YMCA Nandanam premises on Saturday, Nov 10. "We want to give these underprivileged children the chance to play, mingle and have a fun day once a year," Neena Rajiv Govindan, branch manager of Concern India Foundation in Chennai, which organised the sports day for the sixth year, said.
Sponsored by Citibank, all the children received sportswear, take home gifts and food during the day, while the winners of the several games received a medal.
Madubala (12) of the street children's organisation Kaingkarya, participated in the sports day in previous years too, and really looked forward to the event. "When we are in school we are not able to enjoy as much, because there are rules. Here we can play and have fun," she said.