Harmony becomes highlight at Raindropss annual Iftar and educational scholarship distribution meet
Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramzan. The fast is broken at sundown with a meal known as “Iftar”. Members of the community as well as from other faiths break bread together, from which the tradition of Iftar parties emerged. Community iftar in the holy month of Ramadan is one of the most rewarding deeds. The Prophet said: “Whoever gives iftar to a fasting person will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the person in the slightest,” and in this holy month, communal iftars are abundant in a number of mosques and some public venue’s. Good and affluent people, along with charities and advocacy offices, compete to organize communal iftars where residents of different nationalities come together in a spiritual, brotherly and friendly ambiance even though most of them had never met each other except in communal iftars, and the big mosques are these charitable events’ venues.
This special event witnessed the eclectic crowd including academicians, students, industrialists, social activists from various faiths. VGP Group of Companies Chairman VG Santhosam, Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Former Chairman of Ethiraj College for Women Mike Muralidharan, Exnora Founder MB Nirmal, Religious Heads and many others participated in the Iftar celebrations along with the less privileged children. After breaking the fast, the educational scholarships contributed by the donors of the organisation were distributed to the academic toppers and less privileged children selected across Tamil Nadu.
Communal Iftar and Educational Scholarships distribution from Raindropss attempted to strengthen the bond among communities, inter-faith dialogues over food to upload the secular, pluralistic and inclusive spirit of the country alive. We wanted to celebrate Ramzan like all other functions with no religious difference, we are from a secular country we have the right to be free from religious rules and teachings. We take immense pleasure to celebrate Ramzan and distribute the educational scholarships to the less privileged children on this auspicious occasion. Children’s from Seers girls’ home were gifted with new dresses.
Members of Raindropss, ensured that the participants enjoyed the Special Eid Milan feast, comprising fruits, fried savouries, biryani and sherbet followed by haleem sponsored by Dindigul Thalappakkati Restaurant.
Special thanks to all our generous donors for supporting our annual Educate A Child project and thanks to our partners @Dindigul Thalappakkati Restaurant, TStudio, Zodiac Events, Yuva, Saj & Taj and Mega Digital.