Underprivileged kids relish mangoes at Acropolis Mall event
Kolkata: Mangoes are a rare delicacy for Surajit Kar, Rahul Sarder, Ranjit Halder, Amit Dolui, Arpan Saha, Soma Mullick, Tania Roy, Gauri Sarkar and many other children who reside in dingy shanties in nondescript place.
They have to earn for two square meal every day. The fathers of these children, who are daily wage earners. They live in Basanti Colony near Ultadanga Railway Station.
The children got a chance to relish delicious mangoes in a fun filled way recently as the Acropolis Mall played host to a Mango festival.
They organised a fun-filled mango eating competition for the less-privileged children of Turnstone Global, an NGO working for the welfare of slum children in Ultadanga area.
Surajit Karmakar, an eleven-year-old, stood first as he gulped 5 mangoes in 1 min 44 second while 13 year old Ranajit Halder- came 2nd as he ate 5 mangoes in 2.03 min. Ten-year-old Rahul Sardar was adjudged third as he finished eating 5 mangoes in 2.09 min.
Actors Sonalee Chowdhuri and Reshmi Bhattacharya, Saket Mohta, MD, Merlin Group and Prasun Bhowmick, Member, Child Rights Organisation, Govt of West Bengal graced the occasion.
Saket Mohta presented educational stationary to the children on this occasion to help them pursue their education.
The mango festival witnessed plethora of delectable mango delicacies rustled up by the chefs at ten stalls at the atrium of Acropolis Mall. Lip-smacking dishes and desserts, including Mnago Grilled Sandwich, Green Mango Corn Chat, Mango Pitha, Mango Pakoda, Manngo waffle, Mango Kulfi and much more pampered the taste buds of Bengali gastronomes.
Saket Mohta said: "We at Acropolis Mall, always put an effort to provide citizens of Kolkata innovative experience that they can cherish. We are also committed to the welfare of children in the field of education and health, that is in line with our corporate philosophy. We hope the children of Turnstone Global have enjoyed the day at our festival here".