Monday, October 14, 2013

Visit to Pathway Orphanage in Chennai India


Visit of David & Angelyn Bryce

David & Angelyn Bryce with Prasad
David & Angelyn Bryce with Prasad
It was a red carpet welcome that awaited the arrival of our beloved guests at Pathway, Chennai. Tiny tots from play school and kindergarten were armed with beautiful red roses to welcome the visitors at the Pamela Martinez Matriculation School and Orphanage. There was excitement on the faces of children and adults with disabilities to receive the guests. Srikanth and Murugan were vying with each other to garland the lovely couple.
David and Angleyn Bruce were the visitors who had created a great stir at the school. Their daughter, Anna Bryce, visited Pathway two years ago. Almost all the children in grade 3 and above were heard chanting in chorus the name ‘Anna’. Many of them had spent time with her in learning to draw, many had spent hours with Anna playing. Some recalled their long conversations with her. She had created a great impression on the minds of several children. Girls at the Pamela Martinez School were absolutely keen to teach Anna to tie a Saree and they were thrilled to give her demonstrations on several Indian outfits, such as salwar khameez, half -Saree etc.
L-R : President Gordon B. Hinckley, Judge William Sheffied, and A D S N Prasad
L-R : President Gordon B. Hinckley, Judge William Sheffied, and A D S N Prasad
David and Angelyn Bryce had travelled all the way from Utah to visit and meet the children of Pathway. They were here to witness the work done at the organization. Dr. David Bryce is a professor in the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. They were received with great affection and love. In a specially arranged event by children, the couple conveyed their love for children and urged all of them to do well in their education. They also recalled their daughter Anna’s visit to Pathway and said that she was looking forward to revisit them again. Chandra Prasad thanked Bryces for their kind visit and for their marvelous support to Pathway. She also fondly recalled Anna’s contribution and her exceptional talent in drawing and portrait sketching. One of her projects was to prepare sketches of two of Pathway’s benefactors, Gordon B. Hinckley and Judge William Sheffield, and of Dr. Prasad.

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