Partially clouded skies with the sun playing hide-and-seek, accompanied by a light breeze, made the balmy Monday afternoon of 14th November perfect for some outdoor activity, as Medica celebrated Children’s Day with its young visitors. An annual event at the Hospital, Children’s Day is traditionally celebrated at Medica with various fun activities for the children at our premises. In the past years, we have seen children of all ages participating in competitions ranging from Sit & Draw and Story Writing to Talent Contest.
This year (2016), we at Medica organised a Children’s Carnival on the Hospital lawns with a fun & food corner and a contest corner. Close to a 100 children ranging from Class 1 to Class X participated in the various activities including Sit & Draw, Hand Craft, Slogan Writing and Fancy Dress competitions. On the judges’ chair were the young actors Riddhi Sen, Rwitobroto Mukherjee, Rajarshi Nag and Surangana Bandopadhyay (of Open Tee Bioscope fame). With our talented contestants coming up with very innovative and skilful creations, the judges had a tough job at hand. While ‘a teacher’ seemed to be the favourite role model, we saw some really out-of-the-box thinking in a child dressed as a dustbin, and one an ATM counter dispensing the new, much desired, notes!
The afternoon of laughter and fun ended with the much awaited prize distribution with the young winners proudly carrying away books and gift hampers along with participation certificates to make the day a memorable one for them and us at Medica.