Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Story of Happy Feet – #SolesforSouls

It was 8:30 in the morning and everyone crowded the office premises for the special cause of 'Giving'. Way too early for the Infibeamers to rise up and mark their presence in the office. But with the huge event approaching near, hardly was anyone able to control their ardour. After all, it was 8th March - 'International Women's Day'. The day for Infibeamers, to execute all the plans that were thought of and meticulously drafted about weeks ago, to celebrate Women's Day. The fervour was at its pinnacle and everyone vowed to make this day a big success by bringing smiles across the face of every woman labourer and her family, fighting for their survival.

Carrying the bags thronged with clothes, footwears, fruits and biscuits to be distributed among the needy ones, our team made their way on the roads, some in their cars and others on their two wheelers. With all the excitement and zeal, they headed towards the IIM road, which was followed by Manav Mandir, Shyamal, S.G.Highway, and Ghatlodia. On reaching each destination, they approached the women, busy in their chores, Men, working around and the kids, playing on the footpath and gifted them the little things specially bought for them. The unexpected surprises covered the faces of women and kids with the smiles and mellifluent laughter, which will never be forgotten by our team. The mere view of it was soothing enough to melt your heart.

'The day was not just ordinary day anymore, after we distributed the things. It was both a happy experience, thinking I was doing a good work and a disturbing one, seeing the poor condition in which they lived. And I feel extremely proud to be a part of Infibeam', said one of the employees of Infibeam-Ahmedabad. As the famous notion goes – 'If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.' The same was experienced by our whole team on 8th March. Because after all, the joy of giving is much more greater than the joy of receiving.