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Mission To spread education among the underprivileged sections of the society as the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts rather it is to teach them to think.

Vision Every child in India gets excess to the best education and has a bright future. Education with values given to our society is the best remedy to all societal evils.

Promoters   

Mr. Debi Prasad Satnalika, Chairman Mrs. Deepa Satnalika, Vice Chairman Mr. Niraj Satnalika, Managing Director

Message from Chairman “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Message from Vice Chairman “With the increasing demand and importance of Education in every sphere of Life, I have started this Foundation. The foundation would provide monthly financial assistance to bright and needy students who are deprived of basic educational facilities which they should get. The idea of starting the foundation came with the learning from my own life and sacrifices me and my family did to bring my children who are now successful Individuals.”

Meet Our TeamChairman, Editorial Board Niraj Satnalika

Editorial Committee: Neha Trivedi Shreya Verma

Registered Address:


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Gift not a Book But an Education By Sumedha Grover There is nothing better than receiving a gift during the festive season. It becomes even more special when the gift is an excellent book you wanted to read. Unlike you and me there are millions of people who cannot enjoy such gifts for they cannot read. What is the use of giving a book to somebody who cannot read? It shall lie forgotten in a dusty shelf serving no purpose. What is a good gift though, is teaching someone to read that book. ‘Each one teach one’ seems like the apt motto to promote education at the most basic level but is anyone listening? Everybody has the right to attain elementary education so that they may live an independent life but not all have the resources or opportunity to learn. This is where giving somebody, anybody, the gift of education comes in. most of us are so busy with our lives we have no time for ourselves let alone putting in time to teach someone else. Thankfully, that is not the only way one can promote education. The easiest course of action for anybody willing to help a child attain education is to dedicate a few hours teaching that child. For those who cannot spare the time there are other ways to contribute such as finding a teaching institution where the main objective is not making money but imparting knowledge. Helping unprivileged children enroll into such institutions is the first step towards gifting them an education. Schools run by the government, NPOs and NGOs concentrate not only on theoretical knowledge but also vocational skills. It is this combination of theoretical and practical knowledge that is imperative for a thriving life in the capitalistic world. For everybody else who can clear their schedules, pick a book and do some good. Volunteer to teach skills you have at training centers and institutes run by various organisations. Give a gift, the invaluable gift of education.

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B N Satnalika Foundation reaches to underprivileged children so to ensure they get access to proper elementary education.

Contribute as low as INR 3600 (10 a day) for 1 child and do your part of good towards the society whom we neglect at large. Donate today and join us in the movement to spread education.

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Educate a Girl, Educate a Family -By Sumedha Grover In the quest for education these words have become a refrain. Educating a girl is equal to educating a family. The mighty patriarchs disagree for they firmly believe that every female is destined to perform specific roles. Women can cook, clean and bring up children but there is no use of education for this particular career. This is where the first fallacy of patriarchal system followed in our society lies. This mistake of undermining women as mere caretakers is now costing our nation which is apparent in the gender discrimination that exists even in modern, progressive time such as these. These very stereotypes are the reason why educating females is necessary. An educated woman is an aware woman. In each of the many roles a woman plays she shares her knowledge and values and having a sound education influences this exchange for the betterment of the society. In this age and day where we are fighting against blatant disregard for women education makes for an efficient weapon. A mother is responsible not just for bringing up her child but also inculcating in him good values and respect for all beings. A woman who is educated and has managed to break out of the gender stereotypes will be more likely to educate her family about the perils of a biased patriarchy. She will make sure that her family leads a healthy life and is not responsible for obstructing anybody’s liberty to live a life of dignity. Women have been relegated to the backseat. Women manage their homes while men go out into the world. Education is the means to break down this wall between home and the world. It is evident that women can be just as successful as men if given equal opportunities and this begins with their right to education. Parents are the biggest contributors for this cause. Earlier it was believed that men are bread-winners but times have changed and women have progressed. Educated women are as much of an asset as educated men, equally capable of providing for their families. This creates a need to raise awareness among people who still believe in the division of home and work on the basis of gender. Overcoming this hurdle will be a leap in increasing the number of responsible and aware

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citizens where women will play an active role in social, economic and political decision making. This is not to say that there have been no developments where education for women is concerned. There has been a huge increment in female literacy rates over the last two decades but it is still work in progress. It is a long journey and we have just begun but the barriers are giving way and hurdles are being overcome with determination. A drastic change in the cultural mindset that limits the role of women to that of only womb is the need of the hour. A belief in the capabilities of women is what shall redeem this nation.

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Parental participation in Education By- Yeshoda Bhargava "Its 8p.m. in evening and Yash's father is back from his office. Yash is terrified because this evening again as is in the routine, his father will make him sit in front of him and interview him on english, its usage, its translations and ask him to speak on some topic impromptu. Yash is petrified and tends to make mistakes in fear. But his english and understanding of it has increased, much better than the other students in his class. But percentages still scare him, the questions that his dad asks him confuse him, and he is scared. But he will sit earnestly, be sincere in his answers and learn it- what his dad teaches him." Back when Yash was young he never realized what his dad was doing for him. But after 10 years, today he does. His dad used to come from office, tired after working for 12 hours, but regularly sat with Yash to teach him English and Maths. His base of a strong academic interest and comprehension was formed during those moments. Had his dad not been that sincere for him, he would not have been such a good english speaking person today. He owes his English knowledge to his father and love for maths to him. He is grateful to his father and gratitude is not just a word to him. And yes, how can he forget his mother, to whom he owes his beautiful (obviously less beautiful than his mother's) hindi handwriting. He feels blessed today, after becoming 22, he can feel it, he is grateful to them The story of Yash, clearly explains the importance and significance of parents participation in formative years of a child's education. If a child gets a right direction and strong foundation in his growing years, a sincere concern in a balanced way that makes him question, become curious and actually enjoy studying rather than making it an affair of just doing homework he goes on to become a very good student. He grasps things relatively easily. Thus, real education of a child blooms when he is in his younger classes. Parents must ensure that , that time is not left dilly-dallying and actually put to constructive use. It strengthens him and creates a rock-solid foundation. Thus, its imperative for every parent to look after their students education in early years for their better future.

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B N Satnalika Foundation wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2014

May the year ahead bring you loads of happiness and success!!

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Nelson Mandela- A Legend By Shivangi Asthana Nelson Mandela was a man who learnt by experience, who entirely created new world for people of South Africa in 85 years of his lifespan. He spent most of his lifetime in prison but never let his thoughts bounded by any bars. He was a symbol of peace dove and a heroic figure for thousands of people. Dream big and dare to fail that’s what was his mantra in life. He took many steps and each of them modifies his life in a new shape. His family background emphasised to study English culture and government but he was interested in studying native African culture. He always stood by his roots. His idea of happiness was by seeing racial people getting mixed. He pursued his higher education from University of South Africa and elected elections. "We, the people of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to know: That South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of the people." Nelson Mandela. He compromised his family life and was separated from his children for a long period of time so that he could make a secured future for the people of Africa. Nelson Mandela faced criticism from all facets of life; he lost his friendship and love for the sake of building a strong base for natives and educating them. He tried allot to normalise the deep rooted dispute between Libya,US and Britain as two Libyans were accused of sabotaging Pan Am Flight


He was a revolutionist, a philanthropist, a loving soul and a man who provided meaning to many lives. He will always be remembered not only for his noble acts but also as he did great deed of sacrifice and tolerance. We salute the great legend. May his soul Rest in peace.

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December News Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education competing with CBSE over high pass percentage State education department is at wits end to ensure that Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) student to obtained marks equivalent to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Indian kids spend too much time at school? The average eighth grader in India spends a cumulative 130 hours more in school in an academic year than his or her peers in an OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) country, reveals an analysis of global data.

Only 10% of students have access to higher education in country According to a report "Intergenerational and Regional Differentials in Higher Education in India" authored by development economist, Abusaleh Shariff of the Delhi-based Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy and Amit Sharma, research analyst of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, in the age group 22-35 years, over 15% in the northern region and 13% in the southern region have access to higher education. The report says that a huge disparity exists — as far as access to higher education is concerned — across gender, socio-economic religious groups and geographical regions. The skew is most marked across regions.

Maharashtra's shame: State fails to appoint a single school counsellor, Goa has 55 At a time when the Maharashtra state education department is referring to inclusive education, hundreds of students with special needs are feeling left out. Counsellors stress the need for a combined effort on part of the schools and state government to come to the rescue of children. With Goa recently implementing a state-funded school mental health programme ―the first of its kind in India―psychiatrists and experts hope that the Maharashtra government soon emulates it.

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Sex education in school spoil minds of children: Andhra HC judge Justice L Narasimha Reddy speaking at a sensitisation programme for stake-holders on the "Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012", said that the introduction of sex education in high schools (adult education programme), launched in 2005-06, has only spoiled the minds of children in the impressionable age. Parents have responsibility to bring children on the right track. Emergence of nuclear families has created a situation wherein parents are unable to give quality time and parental care to children. Their responsibility is handed over to maids or wardens.

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The Missile Man of India: Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam By Roshmi Singha Indian scientist and administrator Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is known for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology, hence the title The Missile Man of India. The 11th President of India has however, a very humble beginning. Born to a boat owner father and a housewife mother at Rameshwaram on 15 October 1931, Kalam came from a poor family and started working from an early age to support his family. After completing school, he distributed newspapers to assist his father financially. But belonging from a financially disadvantaged family didn’t deter him from pursuing his education in gusto.

He studied aerospace engineering in Madras, after which he joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a scientist. He also worked under Vikram Sarabhai and was later transferred to Indian Space Research Organization. He is said to have found himself when he worked in that organization, being the project director of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle. He was the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of Defence Research and Development Organisation from 1992 to 1999. The Pokhran-II nuclear tests were conducted during this period where he played an intensive political and technological role. Kalam won the 2002 presidential elections succeeding K. R Narayan and defeating Lakshmi Sahgal. He served from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was the third President of India to have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, before becoming the President. Although he has been criticized for several reasons, yet Dr. Kalam continues to influence and inspire the student community of India. In his book India 2020, Kalam advocates an action plan that would put India in the league of powerful countries. He is an enthusiastic individual who loves to interact with the youth, especially high school students. In May 2011, he launched the What Can I Give Movement for the youth with the central

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theme to eradicate corruption. He has received honorary doctorates from 40 universities and has been nominated for MTV Youth Icon of the Year Award in 2003 and 2006. Apart from his exemplary achievements, Dr. Kalam is interested in Tamil poetry and playing veenai, a South Indian stringed musical instrument.

B N Satnalika Foundation has recently interviewed a lady guard who shared her views on education. This is an interview of a lady guard who shares her childhood experience of her education, the ordeals she faced and how the smallest of education that she received, she is using to secure the future of her kids. It is truly an eye-opening and inspirational interview.

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