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SOS Children's Villages commemorate its founder's centenary
6/23/2019 10:55:43 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, June 23: SOS Children's Villages celebrated its Founder Dr Hermann Gmeiner's centennial birth anniversary today.
June 23rd is remembered as a special day in SOS Children's Villages- the birth of Dr Hermann Gmeiner and is celebrated across 135 countries and territories worldwide with great enthusiasm in all the children's villages and facilities as 'SOS Day'. The founder of SOS Children's Villages achieved more than anyone could think, and this day is a chance to celebrate the pioneer as well as to reflect on how the organization continues to live its motto of "A loving home for every child".
Austrian philanthropist Dr Hermann Gmeiner, reformed the age-old-concept of "Family by blood" and has been engaged in providing a secure and loving home- with a family and a mother, to children without parental care, abandoned and those who are at the risk of abandonment across the globe, for nearly seven decades now.
On the occasion, Sumanta Kar, Deputy National Director Integrated Child Care, SOS Children's Villages of India said, "Dr Gmeiner initiated a unique concept of building families for abandoned and parentless children in the world, and today, children in over 130 countries in the world are benefited."
In the SOS Children's Village Jammu, the celebrations began with a traditional welcome to the invited guests, ensued by garlanding, lighting of lamp and paying floral tribute to Dr. Gmeiner. It was followed by a speech on the philosophy of Dr Gmeiner and his lifelong passion for providing loving and caring home to children in need, in the world. A colorful cultural progarmme was presented by the children of SOS Children's Village Jammu. The chief guest GA Sofi, Mission Director, ICPS J&K, blessed the children and gave away prizes to the children who excelled in academics and sports.
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