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AIESEC’s ‘wish tree’ aims at bringing a smile on a child’s face

During the festive season, we love to be showered with gifts and feel a sense of warmth and love when relatives and friends indulge our every want.

The excitement and joy of unwrapping a present is a feeling we not only enjoy as children but continue to do so as adults.

Unfortunately, there are children in society who have never experienced the joy of unwrapping a gift to find something they have wished for.

To enable you to put a smile on a child’s face by gifting something special, student organisation AIESEC has come out with a novel idea called ‘wish tree’ that enables you to fulfil a child’s wish by buying him or her a gift.

The first ‘wish tree’ was installed at Barista in Pedda Waltair on Sunday.

The students of AIESEC, who volunteer at various schools where underprivileged and special children are taught, found through their interaction that although the NGO that runs the school satisfies the basic needs of education, food, and clothing, the students like any other child their age wish for a lot of things such as toys, bags, balls, bats, and stationery, among others, that they do not have the means to purchase.

Wish list

The members of AIESEC compiled a list of all the wishes that the students had and put every wish into a white envelope and hung it on a tree with the price of the wish written on it.

A customer can walk in, choose a wish that he would like to fulfil according to his budget, make a donation, and replace the white envelope with a green one that has a smiley drawn on it.

The objective is to turn all the white envelopes into green envelopes as fast as possible, thus fulfilling all the wishes of the children studying in a particular school.

The tree will then move to a different location with the wishes of children from another school hung on it.

Sudhiraj Ghosh, who is one of the organisers, says that the ‘wish tree’ closes the gap between children who are needy and those who want to make a difference in society.

He hopes the concept will catch on, and there will be many wish trees across the city soon.


The envelopes are very affordable and a little generosity will make a huge difference in the lives of children who will be able to experience the warmth of being gifted something they wished for.


Every want of special and underprivileged children are put in white envelopes and hung to the tree with the price

People who want to reach out, may choose to fulfil a wish and make a donation as per their budget

The white envelop is then replaced with a green one with a smiley drawn on it

The objective is to turn all the white envelops into green ones as fast as possible



Book donation drive at Jamia

“Read and pass it on initiative”–an activity which encourages students and teachers to give away books that they don’t read so that somebody else can enjoy it–is again being held in Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday.

A stall containing all these books will be set up near the main gate of the university campus near the Ghalib Statue and it will operated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who wants any of the books on display can just pick it up for free.

This book donation drive is part of community development initiatives which are organised under the banner of “Outreach Programme” in Jamia from time to time.

IMT Ghaziabad’s three-day annual management-cum-cultural fest “Passion” will be starting on Thursday.

The fest, themed “Ekstrateia – Exploring new avenues”, has about eight competitions and events for which around 50 Business Schools applied but only a few made it to the final .

Around 500 finalised student managers will be participating in events like “Tatva,” where final year students have to present their summer internship projects to eminent names from the corporate world.

There are also over 20 cultural events lined up. Dance, drama and fashion shows are all part of the event. One event that the students are looking forward to is the Battle of Bands, a rock concert and competition.


The Aligarh Muslim University has extended the last date for applying for many of its part-time courses. These are for bonafide students and employees of the University.

Students and employees who are interested in pursuing Certificate of Proficiency in Languages, Diploma of Proficiency in Languages, Certificate and Diploma in Turkish, Certificate and PG Diploma in Linguistics, Diploma in West Asian Studies, Certificate in Indian Sign Language, Certificate and Diploma in Shia Theology, Certificate and Diploma in Electronic Media, Advance Diploma in Translation, Certificate in Recitation of Quran, Certificate in Learning Programme, Certificate in Quranic Arabic and Certificate in Introduction to Quranic Sciences will now be able to apply until October 31.

But there will be no extension in the last date for submitting the application forms.

Application forms can be also be downloaded from the website –





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