|8 January 2002 |
Ali's birthday 15 years ago on which she was "well and truly garlanded!"
On the back of the photo shown above Ali wrote the date and "Ali well and truly garlanded!" If the truth be told she found all the attention given to her on her birthday a little excessive and embarrassing, but she knew that the children greatly enjoyed the festivities and so she was happy for their sake. There was a large 'function' in her honour on the night of her birthday, at which the children would perform songs, dances and plays that they had spent weeks and months rehearsing. It was an evening of high spirits and enjoyment for them.
|8 Jan 2002: A group dance by some of the girls|
|8 Jan 2002: Boys who cannot walk dancing while seated|
|8 Jan 2002: A drama performed by some of the girls|
|8 Jan 2002: Ali with many of the children|
|Jan 2002: Ali with Lakshmi, Nagalakshmi and Anuradha|
|Jan 2002: Ali with Santhi and Parvati|