Ranbir Kapoor, a talented actor of Indian Film Indistry celebrated Children’s Day with a book reading session for Children at Hinduja Hospital. Ranbir graciously offered to be photographed with all the child participants at the event and even signed their story books. The event also saw Mr. Jaideep Sahni of Chak De fame conducting a story telling session for the children. Jaideep visited the children’s ward in the hospital and interacted with the admitted children.
The initiative aimed at making the children’s visit and stay at the hospital pleasant. The initiative will have regular book reading session, arts competitions, and other fun and recreational activities. The hospital joined hands with Uday Foundation, a non-profit organization working for children’s health, for conducting the programme .
There was a special screening of Aftab Shivdasani’s movie ‘Ao Wish Karein’. Master Rohan, the child performer in the movie was present at the event and interacted with the kids.
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On Children’s Day, the star of the new hit Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani spent four hours at a city hospital entertaining sick children, some of whom were terminally ill with cancer. Ranbir went to every bed in the Children’s Ward and read stories to the young patients out of Jungle Book, he told them jokes, danced and entertained until there was not a face that was not smiling for joy.
And, the great thing here is that the young actor did this on his own volition. Rahul Verma of the NGO Uday Foundation, which holds story-telling sessions for children in various hospitals across Delhi, was surprised when Ranbir volunteered to do the same for them in Mumbai. “His mother told him to be part of it, so Ranbir came and spent time with the children. Since there were around 300 children, we made groups of 15 each and Ranbir stood among them and posed for pictures too,” said Rahul.
Lyricist Jaideep Sahni ( writer of some famous movies like Chak De! India, Khosla Ka Ghosla too took time for the children there. “Ekta Kapoor sent chocolates because she didn’t have the heart to face these children. Even Aditya Thackeray sent crayons and colour books for them. Imtiaz Ali, too, wanted to be part of it, but he had to attend his own kid’s school function,” said Rahul.
Source : Bombay Times, The Times of India