Random Act of Kindness Week by Anmol Bajaj
“It’s the small ordinary acts of kindness that create an extraordinary impact.”
Our only aim was to create the most beautiful thing on Earth – Smiles.
A Random Act of Kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing either to assist or to cheer up an individual person or people. Through this event, we intended to spread smiles as well as practice kindness and pass it on. With this motive in mind, we wanted to create maximum number of smiles across Tricity. We wanted to reach out to different sections of the society.
On day 1, we gave free lifts to people waiting at bus stops and round-abouts in our own cars. We also went to Sukhna Lake, starting singing songs,playing guitar and we gathered people around to sing along and create smiles. We also hoped on to buses randomly and sang famous songs, got the public involved and changed the atmosphere from a normal state to a happy state.
On day 2, we visited SPCA, fed the animals with bread as well as milk. We had also planned to visit PGI to give away medals as a token of appreciation for the wonderful work they do in safeguarding our lives. But the event couldn’t happen due to permission issues.
On day 3, we gathered some street kids together, taught them to dance and shot a video. The amount of happiness they radiated can never be compared to anything. We also spent time with Rickshaw-walas, driving rickshaw for them for a change and treating them to tea and sandwiches.
On day 4, we organized Free hugs and Free Hi-5 event along with distribution of toffees to kids and balloons to elderly people. In fact, such smallest acts create the happiest faces.
On day 5, we spread love across Chandigarh by dropping random love letters to strangers and giving stick-ons that read, ‘Have A Nice Day’, ‘ Stay awesome’, ‘Keep Smiling’ etc. We also put up the stick-ons on random bikes and cars just so that people drive back with happy faces.
On day 6, we distributed food and clothes to the underprivileged.
On day 7, we thanked people who help us daily without expecting in return by giving away smiley balls, hand made ‘thank you’ cards and medals to traffic policemen, auto-rickshaw drivers, security guards etc. We also acted as messengers of hope as we went to daily vendors and purchased balloons, candies,notebooks and distributed it to people for free. The idea was to instill hope,spend some time with the vendors and listen to their hearts. The seven day long week was the happiest week in my life. I didn’t realize the power of creating smiles until then. We never expected it to grow so big. The best part was the interest showed by random people on facebook to be part of this iniative. The energy level seemed really high. I’m a strong believer in creating the ripple effect of happiness and kindness.
Camouflaging myself with smiles and the aesthetic atmosphere of the city, I found happiness,moments of bliss and the sense of family like never before. The entire event organized didn’t seem like an obligation at any moment, all of us worked with so much passion and happiness, words are not enough to describe how proud and happy about having organized the event. We did attain the pinnacle of happiness and kindness during these 7 days.
Such life. Such energy. Such joy. Such happiness. It was humbling and heartwarming; I sure do want to go back again.
Green Youth Generation