On April 14, the heart of Gangtok, MG Marg witnessed something heartfelt, something that had never happened before. People from all walks of life gathered to pay homage to kind and cherished loved ones who had passed away.

‘Lights of Love’ an event dedicated to kindness, brought together people of different ages to spread the strong message of being kind. It was organized by Will Power Humanitarian Foundation in collaboration with Mayalmu Shelter Home.

‘Lights of Love event remembers people who were kind and are no more. There are three things one can do if someone dear or close to your heart dies, forget the person, cry till there are no more tears or do something which could fulfil their unfulfilled dreams. Lights of Love is a step towards the third option,’ said Will Harris, motivational speaker/author based in America and also the founder of the Foundation.

He further shared with The Accelerator, ‘Last year, I lost two sisters, Bindhya Gurung and Payal Agarwal who were taking care of Mayalmu Shelter Home for Destitutes in Gangtok. Lights of Love is also an occasion to remember them.’ He said the event also aims in bringing consensus on observing kindness day in Sikkim to remember the kind souls.

The Mayor of Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Shakti Singh Chaudhary, was the chief guest. Will Harris handed him a signature request of the students on the kindness day celebration. The President of Sikkim Citizen Forum, Thuckchuk Lachungpa, was also felicitated for his contribution towards Mayalmu Shelter Home.

At the event, people lit up the screens of their mobile phones as talented singers performed the songs, ‘We are the World’ and ‘Imagine’. A flash mob was also performed by the enthusiastic Zumbians.


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