Nalanda youths paint their Centre

Nalanda youths who volunteered to paint the centre showed team spirit and a genuine sense of camaraderie.

Nalanda youths who volunteered to paint the centre showed team spirit and a genuine sense of camaraderie.

On Saturday 14 November, several Nalanda youths took it upon themselves to give the Nalanda Youth Centre a facelift.  The centre is a lively and ‘happening’ place.  It is well used by about 340 Free School students for their tuition classes on weekdays and by Nalanda youths for their activities during the weekends.  With so much going on, the premises was beginning to show signs of wear and tear.  So to keep up its maintenance, several youths volunteered to give it a fresh coat of paint and some minor touch-up.

Working together to give the premises a fresh coat of paint.

Working together to give the premises a fresh coat of paint.

The painting ‘crew’ turned up bright and early on Saturday morning and quickly got into the swing of things with their brushes, cans of paints and other paraphernalia.  It took them several hours, and when the task was completed, the place looked as good as new.  It was hats off to the volunteers for a job well done; and heartfelt thanks for their initiative and for setting a good example.  Sadhu anumodana!

Volunteers know that meticulous attention to details is important to do the job well.

Volunteers know that meticulous attention to details is important to do the job well.

Painting with joy.

Painting with joy.

Nalandians are happy to roll up their sleeves to make the centre nice for everyone.

Nalandians are happy to roll up their sleeves to make the centre nice for everyone.

Painting can be fun as well.

Painting can be fun as well.