This year’s Tamana Winter Carnival 2014 was hosted by the British High Commissioner, His Excellency James Bevan and his wife Lady Bevan British High Commission in the Capital on December 17.
The carnival was inaugurated by the High Commissioner’s wife, Lady Bevan, Sumira Bassi (wife of Commissioner of Police, Delhi), Shahnaz Husain, Neelam Pratap Rudy , Harsh Mahajan (Chairperson, Tamana) and Shayama Chona (President Tamana). Special needs students of Tamana and the EWS students of the Reverse Integration programme presented a cultural programme at the ceremony.
The association between Britain and Tamana is very old. The first branch of Tamana- Tamana Special School was inaugurated by the Late Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales and the foundation stone was laid down by the then High Commissioner of Britain, Sir David Goodall.
These Bazaars are organised for creating awareness about the cause of disabled and promoting social integration of the disabled. The carnival showcases the products developed by the special needs individuals and provides a platform for marketing the products. Institutions/NGOs working in the similar field and small time entrepreneur from all over India are invited to exhibit and sell their products in the Carnival.
The product range includes the latest and top of the line footwear, bags, apparel, jewellery, home decor, home linen, kids wear. The carnival is also an attempt towards fund raising. The proceeds of this year’s carnival will be used for up-gradation of the Skill development Centre.
Over the years Tamana’s winter carnival has become the most awaited and talked about event of Delhi Winters. Thousands of visitors enjoy leisurely shopping and dining in the winter sun. This year’s Carnival had participation of 142 vendors and NGOs exhibiting and selling high end products.
Some of the NGOs were Manzil, Mahil Udyog Kendra, Sasha Association and Family Service Trust.
Two student artists of Tamana, Jitin and Kunal also showcased their paintings. The food court had participation from renowned restaurants of Delhi like Kylin, Moets, Red Mango, Sugar Cube, Ooh La La. To provide the mothers a hassle free shopping experience there were also children activity center managed by Moglys Gurukul.