The iLEAD Christmas Essence

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Christmas is that time of the year when the entire world is busy shopping and making merry. But the true essence of Christmas lies in charity and empathy for others.

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Last year, iLEAD in association with Tiljala Shed became part of the #SecretSanta Campaign for the year 2016-2017. A small Christmas decoration adorned the office, right before the reception area. Just beside that were few sledge shaped donation boxes, where employees could keep their gifts. From wearables like old garments including woolen sweaters, cardigans and mufflers to basic utility items as toiletries, stationeries and foods, employees donated heartily over a period of 10 days. However, the only condition was that clothes had to be in wearable forms and other commodities’ manufacturing dates checked thoroughly. The campaign came to an end after most employees visited Tiljala Shed along with Chairman, Mr. Pradip Chopra and Executive Director, Ms. Pragya Chopra to become a part of the noble deed on 4th January, 2017. But the best part about the campaign is the joy of reaching out to people; who unfortunately haven’t been blessed with the bounties of the world.

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In the city of joy, there are ample philanthropic activities during Christmas that adorn the town apart from the cakes, the chocolates, the tinsels and the Christmas trees. This year iLEAD to live up to the spirit of Christmas is also organizing ‘Kidsville’, the city’s biggest Christmas Carnival for children at the iLEAD New Campus.

The entire iLEAD campus is decorated with lights, bells and artificial snowflakes and the students and faculty are gearing up for Kidsville. With that being said the Christmas weekend and the last week of 2017 will be a time for everyone to spread the new cheer before the beginning of a new semester in January.

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Author: Samrat Dey

Samrat after a decade of working in the world of media can often be sometimes now seen on Sundays at various Kolkata cafes with a guitar, diary and microphone. Literature, jazz music, and thunderstorms help him write poetry, reports and movie scripts which gets him compliments, published articles and awards from various countries at his doorstep when he least expects them. He has a knack for emceeing, teach and sometimes sing on stage and also completed courses in Photography and French (DELF A1) with distinction. His interests include AI, Philanthropy, Recycling and currently he is working as a teacher of Digital Media, Blogger and Content Writer at iLEAD.