Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Christmas season has filled joy and delight in the surroundings. Every one is celebrating life and enjoying these priceless moments. But do we know what real, everlasting happiness lies in? People at Lé Spring by IBC have understood the mantra of ‘Happiness’. “True Happiness lies in bringing smile to someone else’s face.”, said Mr. Karanbir Singh Gulati, co-owner, Lé Spring.
They celebrated Christmas in its true essence. They orderly arranged a lunch party for some of the underprivileged children from Samode, a small village near Jaipur city. These children are taken care of by a rural upliftment society – Star Foundation, which is run by Smt. Rukshmani Kumari, of Chomu’s royal family.
Almost all of us have party plans for Christmas and New Years’. Festive season instigates celebration and happy-vibes in our lives. But what about these destitute and deprived kids? Do they not deserve experiencing all the Christmas fun? Ofcourse, they do. This was taken up as a corporate and social responsibility by the Lé Spring family. They understand it as their basic accountability towards the society.
So beautifully planned and executed, this was indeed a one of its kind, thought provoking event. This world would have been a better place to live in, if it had more such contemplative people around.
As soon as the children arrived, they were enthralled to see a perfectly adorned Christmas Tree right near the entrance gate. Then they were warmly welcomed and offered Christmas hats, that took the festive feel to another level. This was followed by a quick photo interval, because when you’re wearing a Santa hat, selfie is a must and why not!
They further proceeded to the rooftop dining hall, where they had a well-organized dine in experience. Children were briefed about dining etiquette and table manners, by Mr. Karanbir Singh Gulati.
They started with the thrilling feast-ing ride. The meal was meticulously prepared by Chef Nitin Bajaj, who’s also the co-owner at Lé Spring. They were then served Peach Iced Tea, followed by gastronomical-molecular Puchka shots, White Sauce Pasta, Chur-Chur Naan and Seasonal Veg Biryani. Gulping down the Peach Iced Tea was an altogether refreshing affair for the little ones. It had an insanely gorgeous pinkish-yellow hue. They held it with their small hands and looked at it with amazement in their big eyes. It was a such a delightful sight!
Puchka is common, but we were wondering what change did that big prefix make – ‘Gastronomical Molecular’. Believe me, complete transformation. It must have been a divine experience for the kids, we are sure.
What next? The most cherished, Pasta. You can’t believe how amazing it was to see the young toddlers struggle with the cutlery and then perfectly handle it all. The smile on their faces as they took the first bite, was priceless. We loved what we saw, it was an awe-inspiring experience.
Then came to the table, the tastiest, the yummiest – Chur-Chur Naan. Hunger noises started growling from somewhere inside our stomach. We just couldn’t resist the temptation. Certainly, the baby-stomachs were really satisfied after this meal. Had to be, it was so delicious.
You know what the best part was? The co-owner himself catered the lunch for the children and the guests. In his own words – “I am passionate about what I do. I am not ashamed to serve my guests, I love doing that.”
Meanwhile, the kids were asked to sing songs and chant prayers. While some sang jazzy bollywood songs, others had soft songs from the 90’s. They carolled ‘Jingle Bells’, and we clapped. Such a musical encounter it was!
What meal, if not Biryani? Right? So, next in their plates was Biryani. Made from seasonal veggies, it was an absolute treat to the eyes and ofcourse the tummy.
Now, always the last but never the least, DESSERT! That was the best part of the menu, and we’re sure that the kids would agree. Who wouldn’t love a chocolaty, creamy last course?
Then we bid them a farewell, after a happy group photo and here we are, sharing this lovely encounter with you all.
We hope the kids thoroughly enjoyed this experience. They entered with glittering eyes and left with a smiling face. They were the sweetest guests ever. We wish them a happy life ahead!
There’s just one message for all our readers – Making someone smile will change the world. Maybe not THE world, but their world. So keep spreading smiles and let’s take this vision forward. Let’s make this world a better place!
A big thanks to Lé Spring for stimulating this caring consideration and stirring our souls. We stand highly inspired!
Merry Christmas, fellas!
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