Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of India, "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center with great pleasure, held a tree planting ceremony at "Children's Home" in Nicosia, on Thursday 26 August.
The ceremony was attended by the Director-General of the Organization Mr. Joseph Borghese, the High Commissioner of India to Cyprus Her Excellency Mrs. Madhumita Hazarika Bhagat and the President of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Annita Dimitriou. The ceremony was also attended by the representative of the Social Welfare Services, Mrs. Hara Tapanidou, as well as staff members of Hope For Children.
During his speech, Mr. Borghese thanked the High Commissioner for the cooperation and expressed his pleasure for the participation of the Organization in the important national celebrations of India. Concluding, Mr. Borghese stated "The continuous support of Hope For Children professionals to every child in need, is part of our multifaceted work for the healthy development of children. We look forward to further cooperation with India to transfer the organization's know-how in the field of child protection".
In her turn, the High Commissioner of India, Her Excellency Mrs. Madhumita Hazarika Bhagat, mentioned "The Republic of India's 75th anniversary celebrations remind us of our glorious past and the bright future. We are here because we support the humanitarian work of Hope For Children and it is our great pleasure to contribute to a better future for children".
The President of the House of Representatives Mrs. Annita Dimitriou, stated “This event is organized in the context of the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of India, a country which our small homeland maintains historical bonds of friendship and cooperation.
Today, Hope For Children reminds us of the importance of the connection of people and the environment. It takes us out of the office and brings us in contact with the life-giving nature, so that we remember its value and what it has to offer us.
Being aware of our responsibility towards our planet, there is an urgent need for both us and the children, who are the future of humanity, to adopt principles of sustainability and green growth. Our children deserve the opportunity to grow up and create in a healthy environment".
At the end of the event, the High Commissioner of India visited the shelter for unaccompanied children of Hope For Children in Nicosia "Home For Hope", where a film related to the 75th anniversary of the Republic of India was screened to the children accommodated there. Finally, the High Commissioner, within the frame of the celebrations, offered the children traditional Indian refreshments.
The perpetual cooperation between the Organization and the High Commission of India in Cyprus, is part of the collaboration and links maintained by Hope For Children aiming the best interests of children in Cyprus and the expansion of the support network of the Organization’s Humanitarian Programs.