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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

Registered Address:

Designer:

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Nandhakumar

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Believe in Yourself By Ashi, LSR Delhi That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them .There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.

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.

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Child Labour -By Anshu, LSR Delhi

It is not unheard of when it comes to child labour in India. Because India is larger than many other third-world countries, it is said to possibly have the highest child labour. There are estimated to be around 25 million child laborers in India. These children that do child labour are typically between the ages of five years and fourteen years old. Two of the main reasons for child labour in India is due to poverty and not having good schools. Poor parents give birth to children thinking them as money-making machines. They carry infants to earn more on the streets from begging. Then as they grow they make them beggars, and eventually sell them to employers. There have been laws put in place to help put an end to child labour in India, but unfortunately, it has not completely stopped it. There are various organizations which are fighting against child labour by helping children and imparting education among that part of society from where majority of the child labour comes. Poor families should be given knowledge about family planning/control so that they are not burdened by children. It would be advisable not to keep small children at home for taking domestic help in daily household chores. Let us all take some step in this direction so that we can bring smiles to many faces and make this world a beautiful place for a child to live in.

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Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught By-Aishwarya, LSR Delhi

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“Five Cops Booked, Two Arrested for Raping and Threatening Minor Girl” “Mumbai: Air India cabin crew member arrested for allegedly raping girl” “Female foeticide or sex determination is not get done by uneducated people only, it is done in by educated people more.” “The street crime, especially snatching and motor vehicle theft, relatively down compared to 2010, the year 2011 truly belonged to the faceless white-collar criminals.” ‘Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.’ - Swami Vivekananda

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ -Nelson Mandela

These two quotations are by two legendary men. They reflect the beliefs shared by millions of people across the world, especially India. Whenever the rate of a particular crime escalates or a social evil commences thriving, the demands for education for all become common. Education is considered the need of the hour and a panacea for a plethora of problems. However, a glance at the aforementioned headlines seems to indicate something else. The crimes committed by educated people appear to be snowballing. The problem here is that the need for education is accepted and acknowledged in numerous places but the quality of that education is often neglected. After the heinous Delhi Gang rape and all the hue and cry about it, especially about the urgent requirement to change the mindsets of people; did the schools in Delhi introduce sex education for their students? Do they stress on the application of the cogently taught ‘ways to save electricity and water or ways to prevent global warming? Do they arrange for practical moral classes, to reinforce the notion that having more is not equivalent to happiness, to convince them to value fairness and not give in to the temptation of achieving things by corrupt

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means? Unfortunately, the answer to all these questions is ‘no’. A few schools do endeavour to do this but on a very small scale. What we need in India is not education but ‘quality’ education. So, let’s aim to achieve that and prove Oscar Wilde wrong. (Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

10 a Day Campaign B N Satnalika Foundation has launched 10 a Day Campaign in several colleges across India. Here’s a glimpse: Spending Rs 10 a day is a very normal thing. We, consider it as a negligible amount. But instead of letting this amount go somewhere not worth remembering; contributing it to build a child’s future is a much more noble thing to do. Your kind gesture today will make a big difference in a child’s life.

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Education By Meghna, LSR Delhi

Education is commonly referred to as the process of learning and obtaining knowledge at school in form of formal education, but for me it doesn't confine only to this formal education but it means much beyond it. We are the lucky ones who can read and write this but there are many who don't even know what education even means. We are lucky ones who study in the most prestigious colleges of our country but there are many who have not even seen what a school is like. Think of a child in a rural area who don't even know what an expiry date means, there are many who are consuming expired medicines die. Think of a child who wants to study and do something for a nation but has no means to study. Think about those helpless parents who want to admit their kids in schools but they can't. It’s no one else but we who need to bring our steps forward to help those in need. We can't depend on the corrupted government anymore. Teaching alphabets to a maid's son or daughter will never waste your time or money but it will contribute to your own will power. Contributing Rs 10 or 20 for a child's education is not a big amount for someone who gets Rs 2000 or more as pocket money. So, contribute not only for a child but for our country's future. So, think broad and learn to live for others too

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February News IIM aspirants cry foul over CAT, move court Alleging large-scale irregularities in the manner in which the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) was conducted, a petition by eight candidates in Madras high court has sought a stay on the entire admission process this year.

Govt launches school leadership programme to improve quality of education In order to push for quality in school education, HRD ministry has launched a massive school leadership programme that would eventually train principals of nearly 12 lakh primary and secondary schools in the country.

57,000 students of 431 schools to benefit from SAIL's mid-day meal project Over 57,000 school students in and around Rourkela would be benefitted by a unique project launched by SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) at an investment of about Rs 8.24 crore to provide healthy and nutritious mid-day meal.

More needs to be done for enrolment in higher education: President In his address at the first convocation of Indian Maritime University in Chennai, Pranab Mukherjee urged the students to serve the society alma mater and the country. He said that enrolment ratio has increased from point six per cent to

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seven per cent but India was still behind nations like Germany and the US, whose enrolment ratios stood at 27 per cent and 37 per cent respectively.

Brain drain in reverse: China now world's No. 3 education hub According to data put together by the Institute of International Education on international student mobility in 2012, there are many more foreign students in China (3.28 lakh) than in Australia or Germany. South Korea continues to send the maximum number of students to China (21.3%), but a close second is the US (8%). Most of them are studying humanities, followed by medicine.

CBSE's new vocational courses, a test ride on career avenues The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced various vocational courses for Std XI students so that they can get a head start in the careers of their choice.

MoU with Yippster Technologies, Gurgaon B N Satnalika Foundation has signed MoU with Gurgaon based Yippster Technologies to enable micropayment. Now making contribution will not be difficult as you can just send SMS and contribute. Stay tuned for further details.

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What is Education? It’s State? By Urmi

Education today suffers from a growing divides across its recipients. The sheer heterogeneity and diversity of the classroom can also be a barrier to learning, though conceptually it should be the most desired attribute of classrooms, as far as bringing a plethora of opinions is concerned. Heterogeneity is a problem on many levels and this isn’t the first domain in which heterogeneity has been contested. Our nation state suffers from valuing too many opinions and too many voices such that it is difficult to come up with a common remedy or solution to issues. One only needs to glance at the state of coalition politics today before acknowledging diversity as the root cause of indecisiveness and inefficiency. Diversity in the classroom space is accounted for by people from different backgrounds, hailing from different cultural contexts and living by differing principles. Integration has remained one of the most persistent problems and it remains nearly impossible to mitigate. Most public spaces and social groups however are the reflection of our social surroundings and the classroom space is also a reflection of the segmentation prevalent in society. Certain sections of the student body remain alienated from the others because of their inability to find common ground with the rest of their peer group. Thus the concept of reservations have not really served as a basis for a wholesome education, as beneficial as they maybe for the individual’s academic prowess and empowerment. This goes onto show institutions of society are permeated by the biases, conceptions and prejudices that manifest in it. Education and syllabi is also under criticism for being uncompromising of the varied capabilities of students. Education attempts to be homogenising when

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the population it caters to is heterogeneous. Every individual has a particular pace of learning, understanding and absorbing. The classroom space is unaccommodating of these differences and thus education becomes a burden for many. Of course the increasing class sizes and misbalanced student-teacher ratios do not help the cause of these students. Problems with this institution not unlike other institutions are in abundance. However, education remains one of the pillars of the modern world which is enshrined in its social fabric. Institutions of the state can only act as facilitators of state ideology or societal culture. They seldom are bastions of change themselves. Thus many levels of reform are required, not just superficially in institutions but also in the social fabric in which they are embedded.

B N Satnalika Foundation recently executed 10 a Day campaign at ABV IIITM, Gwalior. Please click below to check the video of the campaign:

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Support Us It is an initiative by us to help you take the first step towards doing something good for the betterment and well-being of our society. It's simply a thought; there is absolutely no need to make any commitments. We just want to make this world better for living by being a part of it.

What you can do for us? You can sponsor one or more child with mere ₹ 3600 for a year which will be used for the benefit of the needy students so that they are not deprived of any facilities required in their education. You can donate through Cheques, Demand Draft or by directly remitting your funds into our bank account. You can advertise with us: Space available for advertisement at our: • Website, • Social Networking Sites, • Newsletter, • Brochure, • Flyers, • Corporate Pitch Book, • Posters, • Banners, etc. Feel free to contact us at:

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B N Satnalika Foundation March 2014 Newsletter