New Delhi: SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India), a voluntary childcare organisation, concluded its annual sports, arts and cultural event –‘SOS Tarang 2019’, by rewarding its children, who exhibited the strength, talent and creativity of the children under its care, at its ‘National Sports, Art & Cultural Award Ceremony’, in the Capital. Children from 32 SOS Children’s Villages of India across 22 States showcased their talent in the fields of sports and culture in ‘SOS Tarang 2019’.
The championship was won by SOS Children’s villages of North Zone, followed by West, East and South zones. SOS Children’s villages of North Zone were awarded as the winner in painting, group dance & basketball competition along with runner-ups in painting, duet song and football. SOS Children’s villages of West Zone made landslide victory in solo song, duet song and painting (13- 15) competition. The festival marks appreciation for skills and abilities that the children of SOS India projects encompass.
Sudarshan Suchi, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, said, “Our country is home to 20 million parentless and abandoned children, and at SOS Children’s Villages of India, we are always committed to securing the future of these children. The development indicator of a country relates to its upcoming generation. Thus, honing their skills in all spheres of life is paramount towards adding to the upcoming demographic dividend of the nation. The National Competition of SOS Tarang 2019 is a platform aimed at instilling confidence and encouragement in children and in itself is a commitment to protecting the rights of these once parentless children.”
The event witnessed the presence of dignitaries and senior management from SOS India including SOS India children, SOS Mothers, all project directors, board members, long-standing sponsors, media friends and corporate officials.