We formed a human chain to unload the items into the premises. 

Principal D'Mello Sir seeing off the truck loaded with the donated items 

Hello friends. My name is Nikhiya Shamsher and I am the founder of Bags Books and Blessings. I am a student of Greenwood High School Bangalore.  I launched this project after a small event which inspired me to look differently at things, Some months back, when school closed for summer, I casually gave away my school bag to Roja, our helpers daughter. Roja is a fourth grade student at a nearby local government school. When Roja received the bag she was overjoyed and wrote a thank-you note to me. I found through this note that all throughout the four years of school Roja never owned a school bag. This was the first time she would be carrying her books in a school bag instead of plastic covers. In the following days, I learnt from her mother that the bag had made Roja more confident and more eager to go to school. I had no idea that my old school bag would mean so much to somebody. I was overwhelmed and wanted to give her many more things from my cupboard. I felt the need and the desire to do this on a larger scale. I started looking for schools where I could carry out this activity and came across so many organizations  that are doing tremendous good work. I wanted to be associated with them and that is what led to the project Bags Books and Blessings. A big thank you to my Principal D'Mello Sir, my teachers, my best friends, my wonderful school mates and volunteers who have supported and encouraged me in implementing the project.