Kochi: Malayalam actor Anna Ben joined hands with a group of little girls to celebrate a tree lighting ceremony here and spread the message of child safety.
Anna Ben and the girl children from the Crescent Girls Orphanage collectively illuminated the Christmas tree, marking the beginning of this year's Christmas celebration, at hotel Crowne Plaza, Kochi.
The theme for the tree lighting ceremony was ‘Child Safety; Guard Our Children for Their Well-being’ and the lighting of the tree symbolised the commitment to keeping children and young people safe.
“As a socially responsible hospitality brand, Crowne Plaza Kochi took a significant step forward by advocating the crucial cause of child safety. The act of lighting the tree reflects our commitment to creating a secure environment for children”, said Dinesh Rai, general manager, Crowne Plaza, Kochi.
The evening unfolded with an array of delightful activities, including a gingerbread house, shimmery wreaths, buntings, baubles, pinecones, and the joyful resonance of carols. Santa himself made a special appearance spreading holiday cheer and adding a magical touch to the festivities.
The programme commenced with a heart-warming choir performance by children from TOC H School, setting the tone for an evening filled with joy. There were other entertainment programmes as part of the event.