International Women’s Day Celebration by Vatsalya 2016

International Women’s Day at Vatsalya this year had an exuberance that we had never witnessed before. Women dressed in the brightest of colours, their saris bordered with gold and silver lace, their faces shining and electrified with a vivaciousness that would make the sheen of gold look dull! The way they entered the big hall, their gait, the sparkle in their eyes, their confidence and anticipation about the exciting things that would happen during the course of the day were palpable. They greeted each other warmly, hugged the children, waved joyfully to us sitting at the far end of the hall. Every now and then, we would hear a loud burst of laughter from them as they cheerfully and very audibly made a remark about one another, teasing, cajoling and clapping in appreciation of jokes and comments made. Click here for more details…