People always ask me that, how it feels to be an orphan. I don’t know. I want to ask them how it feels to have a family.

David J. Kirk

On the auspicious day of Diwali, 2016 when generally people are enjoying with their families and friends and celebrating this holy festival, we, some students of JIS Girls’ Hostel had the opportunity to visit an orphanage near Kalyani.

It was an unforgettable and amazing trip and had left a lot of sweet memories in our mind. The smile of the children there made us feel very special. We left our college at 11:30 am accompanied by our respective teachers and hostel warden ma’am. Our whole group, including students and faculties, arrived at the orphanage at 1:15 pm. We were really very lucky that we had the opportunity to visit an orphanage that day.

We were very surprised as when we entered the orphanage, all the kids were standing in a group as if they already knew that we are coming and were waiting to be with us, in fact when we entered through gate just then one of the kids among them hugged a student of our college and greeted her with wide smile as she is expressing her happiness with that gesture.

Then we visited the different areas of the orphanage, had conversation with them. They were so sweet and adorable .They were like little angels. Some of them had dressed like princesses and barbies. we clicked a lot of pictures with them and greeted them a very Happy Diwali.

Then we headed towards the stage kind of area they had, we made them sit accordingly and distributed food and chocolates to them. They were really very happy to receive food packets and chocolates from us. They really enjoyed their meal and by looking at their smiling faces it really made our Diwali a real success. Food packets were also distributed to the staff members of the orphanage.

Again we wished them Happy Diwali and waved them bye. Then we headed towards our respective buses.

It was an unforgettable trip. The feelings and the emotions have still the same in me after this trip. This trip had given me an awesome experience. It is one of the best experience of my life. It really feels great to see smile on others faces and especially when you are the reason for that. What I have realized that they have nothing yet they are a big family. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. This trip means a lot to me.

Thanks a lot JIS college of Engineering for this opportunity.

Guest post by Rashmi Mondal, JIS College of Engineering