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Recent events • Kite Festival • Aram Ghar  Question Banks

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of life and not something you do in your spare time. –Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout February 2008, mock exams will be conducted at Lal Bazaar Government Hostel to help the 10th grade students prepare for the upcoming SSC board exams.

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Kite Festival The origin of Kite flying has an interesting story. The kites were flown as a medium of communication between people on Earth and the Almighty GOD and it is believed even today that many a times the prayers are accepted humbly by HIM.

Kite Festival by Ashray Akruti Place: People’s Plaza, Necklace Road Date: January 13-14, 2008 Time: 10 am to 9 pm

Annapurna volunteered to help in every way possible, an NGO known as ASHRAY-AKRUTI which works for the children with hearing impairment, to organize and successfully conduct this annual event. Annapurna volunteers enthusiastically conducted rangoli and painting competitions, sold walk-in tickets

at the ticket counters, welcomed guests, helped in backstage work, managing the music concerts and much more. Few selected children from RCC & Lal Bazaar were exposed to this grand event so that, they learn the skills of organizing events along with having loads of fun. We witnessed kites of various shapes and sizes decorated the skies which were flown by professional kite fliers from all over the world and who had assembled for just one cause ‘To help the poor children whose hearing is impaired and to give them few moments of joy’.

Aram Ghar Aram Ghar is a government sponsored organization where mentally challenged people who are disowned by their families are taken care of.

We had the privilege of distributing clothes and fruits which were generously donated by our members to this section of the society. Just words of appreciation does not suffice to thank our donors who had taken care to see to it that the clothes that were donated were the next best to the New ones. Founded by Shrimati Rodha Mistry, Minister of Women's Social Welfare, on Oct 2nd, 1957 and inaugurated by Pandit Page 2

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Jawahar Lal Nehru, Aram Ghar is now a peaceful home for 110 disowned mentally challenged and old people. As the Annapurna volunteers interacted with the inmates, the realization of how we are so blessed to have a normal life reinforced itself and brought forth the humility that gets suppressed by the inevitable ego.

Place: Aram Ghar, Shivramapally, Hyderabad Date: January 19, 2008 Annapurna ● Volume 2, Issue 1 ● January 2008


Question Banks

Our kids’ favorite Christmas joke:

Annapurna had sponsored and donated 23 Question Bank books for the 10th grade students in Lal Bazaar and 14 of the same to the RCC students. These question banks books contain exams that were conducted from the past academic years. The students can practice those exams at home and prepare themselves for the 10th grade board exams. Annapurna thanks the donors for putting their faith in us with their donations from hard-earned income.

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.” -

Hodding Carter

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Alexander Fleming (a true story) “Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” George Dana Boardman

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to eke out a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of." And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill..

Someone once said what goes around comes around.

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