With the hope to light up lives of others, Dawood Public School (DPS) organized “DPS Festival of Lights”, a fundraising event full of shimmering lights and unique illuminated artifacts. The fun-filled festival aims to generate funds that will help the deserving patients visiting Lady Dufferin Hospital. DPS Festival of Lights is sponsored by Engro Foundation whereas Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL) assisted as social outreach partner of the event. The carnival dazzled people through numerous attractions of light, a light parade, fireworks and other fun-filled activities; all proceeds were donated to Lady Dufferin Hospital.

One of the main attraction at the festival was children’s ‘Olper’s Light Parade’. The well decorated truck carrying a fairy princess reigned the parade. The festival had numerous fascinating performances including Tron Dance by Shehzad Danger Crew and a thrilling fire performance. DPS students had several stalls that engaged visitors in constant bargain hunting for various delicious snacks and fun games.

Sharing her excitement to be part of this activity Rabail Soomro of Class 8 said, “DPS Festival of Lights is a great platform for the students to hone their entrepreneurial skills. The best part of the festival is that we will be helping deserving patients.”

Volunteering parents helped eager blood donors at Indus Hospital blood donation camp. Acknowledging the efforts of students, teachers and staff of DPS at the Festival of Lights, Dr. Zaryab Sethna said, “The valiant efforts of bringing lights back to Karachiites through a festival and raising funds for Lady Dufferin Hospital shows how children and adults alike can use their imagination in bringing happiness in the world.”

Published in Young Nation magazine on February 11, 2017