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With gratitude we acknowledge the generous gift of the Christopher Robinson Trust, Cambridge for the publication of this 36th Annual Report of the Delhi Brotherhood Society’s programmes. CASA for blankets for street boys, elderly and leprosy patients. St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, for supplying food from their mess for the Night Shelter.


Preface I am immensely glad to place in your hand our 36th Annual Report of the work of the Delhi Brotherhood Society. I say this for good reasons. The death of Fr. Ian Weathrall our Chairperson in office and Fr. Amos Rajamoney our former member had affected us all. We deeply feel their absence. We had shared the details of this with our friends all over the world in our electronic Updates. However, I am glad to note that stress and sorrow of these events did not deter my Brethren and our staff to carry on with the routines of our offices and our programmes. In this Annual Report we want to share with you the work we have been able to accomplish through the year. Without your support we could not have educated 1000 children in our schools, cared for 20 senior citizens, sheltered street boys at the night-shelter, nurtured 10 abandoned boys at Home and attended to women in difficult circumstances. You will also note that all our programmes, except for the pension scheme, were effective and successful. Our programmes included partnerships with the churches, mission agencies, Synod of the Church of North India and the Government of India. We also took two new initiatives. One was for training school children in life sustaining skills and the other was providing helpline services for women in distress. Both initiatives were under the PublicPrivate-Partnership (PPP) scheme which Delhi Brotherhood Society entered with the government. I thank all our friends, my Brethren and the DBS staff for their committed efforts with which they have sustained the work through the year and stood with us in all circumstances. Bishop Collin C. Theodore Chair of the Delhi Brotherhood Society


Contents NEW INITIATIVES New Partnership with CBSE New Partnership with DCW WORK AMONG CHILDREN Deenabandhu High School, Shahid Nagar Deenabandhu Afternoon Session, Shahid Nagar Deenabandhu Primary School, Seepamuri Prabodh Bal Niketan, Bareilly Children Development Centre (CBV), Shahid Nagar Nav Nirman Study Centre for Children of Commercial Sex Workers Deenabandhu Study Centre, Rajpur Road CARE AND PROTECTION Night Shelter Brotherhood Boys Home Childline: Service to Children in Distress WORK AMONG THE YOUNG St. John’s Vocatinal technical Training Centre Deenabandhu Development Centre WORK AMONG WOMEN Gender resource Centres Women’s Cells WORK AMONG ELDERLY Home for Senior Citizens at Lampur Recreation Centre for Elderly at Sundernagri WORK AMONG HIGH RISK GROUPS (TI Programme) WORK AMONG PEOPLE AFFECTED BY LEPROSY OTHER INITIATIVES Swavalamban National Pension Scheme Agricultural project Foreign Regional Registration Office-Transit Home Abhishiktananda Centre for Interreligious Dialogue Epilogue by the Secretary From the DBS Treasurer Raising Fiscal Resources Acknowledgments Grants & Donations Statement of Accounts

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36th Annual Report of the Delhi Brotherhood Society NEW INITIATIVES New Partnership with CBSE The Delhi Brotherhood Society entered another partnership of three years with the union government under the PPP model. This is to provide professional training especially for the rural school children. The programme is under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The work covers all categories of schools, both state and private, in two States i.e. Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The aim is to train school children in livelihood professions. These are automobiles, security, pharmaceutical and journalism. This will make children with practical aptitudes to seriously consider technical training instead of pursuing academic line. The CBSE has signed a MoU with the DBS. The planning to execute the work is almost over. The question that friends have asked is this, how can a Delhi based organization undertake this task which looks herculean? Here the DBS will collaborate with other organizations to reach out to remote places. This partnership has highly enhanced the profile of the DBS in North India. This programme, which will benefit thousands of school children in north India, will be directly supervised by Fr. Solomon. New Partnership with DCW DCW stands for the "Delhi Commission for Women". It is the highest legal organ of the bureaucracy which was set up to protect the rights of the women. It on the one hand the status of women in this metropolis has improved, then on the other their problems have increased. Therefore, the DCW took the decision to involve the volunteer agencies to help implement its schemes for women in need of care and protection. DBS was shortlisted as first among others. To ensure that round the clock Women Helpline Team ready to act in emergency services were available for women in need of protection, the DCW has provided funds for staffing three With best compliments from Friends of the Delhi Brotherhood Society from New Delhi


<< 2 drivers, three councillors and an office attendant. DCW has also provided a vehicle to quickly reach if needed the event-spot where the case would occur. On the other hand the DBS has offered personnel and premises at the north end. The telephone department has set up a toll-free line for the victims to call the counsellors.

WORK AMONG CHILDREN EDUCATION: This had been the heart of the Brotherhood's mission since its inception in 1877. Then it was called the Cambridge Mission to Delhi (CMD) and its latest avtar is the Delhi Brotherhood Society (DBS). Despite the diversity in the DBS programmes, education still continues to be its focus. Educational institutions established earlier under CMD have passed hands. What we have now are the two Deenabandhu Schools to which Prabodh Bal Niketan was the latest addition. All the schools had events throughout the year. These were both celebrations and competitions. National festivals of Republic Day and Independence Day were celebrated in all schools. Christmas marked the end of the calendar year. Competitions to encourage children in art, writing and debate were also held. The idea is to change society by educating children. Deenabandhu High School at Shahidnagar: This composite school admits children at the age of 04 and educates them right through till they are 15 year of age. It is the standard ten-year formal education of the Indian system which begins with an extra two at the preparatory levels (Nursery and Kindergarten). This year 458 children were enrolled from Nursery to the High School. Tests to assess academic progress of each child were held every term i.e. three times a year. However, the third term exam in March was the most important one. Parent-Teachers meeting High School children in their science lab were held at the end of every term to appraise the parents on the progress of their children. In this way the cooperation of the parents is sought in the education of their children. Along with it the High School Board exams as usual created a stir. Several tests are conducted With best compliments from Mrs. Lydia Sher Singh from New Delhi


3 >> to prepare the students for it. Consequently the Deenabandhu school result was 100%. The Education Minister of the U.P. State awarded the school for its achievement. The undertaking of Board exams marks the end of a child's life in our school and so a farewell party was organized. It was an hour of entertainment of songs and dances, speeches by the Incharge and the Principal and a full meal. The children pooled in money and bought a gift for the school. This year it was a set of speakers for use in the school functions in the big room. Most notable among the various celebrations was the Children's Day on November 14th 2012. Eight children with two teachers-Mrs. Madhu and Mrs. Preeti-went to the President's House. It is 20 km away from Shahidnagar. They all had the privilege of meeting India's President and have a photograph with him. At the same time in another part of Delhi nine children participated in a daylong fest at the Gandhi Peace Foundation. Here through various activities they learnt about the Child Rights. They also participated in short dramas on various social issues. These were to raise awareness against Child Labour, against Child Marriage, Right to Play and Right to Education. The fest ended with a open discussion. The theme was "Our Dreams on How the World Should Be". Deenabandhu Afternoon Session Shahidnagar: This is a smaller programming to offer alternative stream of education to those children who did not join school at the right age and consequently were unable to be admitted or are unable to regularly attend the formal schools. It is difficult to keep a strict trace of the children as many of them are not regular. However, the silver lining is that they do turn up to take the terminal tests. Accordingly the best way to assess the connection of children with the school is not only to keep a daily attendance Devotion time during the afternoon assembly record but to note those who despite their irregularity appear at the terminal examinations. In the final term 43 children took examinations, in the second term 49 and in the first term 47. This curious fluctuation shows that some children had gone away elsewhere. Fortunately most of them kept their connections with the schools. At the end of this year we With best compliments from Mrs. Chamian Jena from New Delhi


<< 4 were encouraged to note that the number of admissions had increased enrolling up to 65 children. This, however, will be elaborated in the next year's annual report. Events and activities helped to keep the children adequately interested to attend the school regularly. One such events was the celebration of Labour Day on May 1st which was most appropriate for the children of this school as most of them are partially employed. Similarly unlike other schools, here the Children's Day (Nov. 14th) was stretched for the whole week. On December 19th, the school children Chidlren with their art work in Seemapuri School participated in a common Christmas celebration of all Deenabandhu Schools. They presented a Christmas song in Hindi. Deenabandhu Primary School at Seemapuri: Founded in 1977 this is earliest project of the DBS after it was registered as a Society in 1973. The school was administered by nine teachers under the supervision of an Incharge. The new term started on April 2nd 2012. New admission started at once admitted 62 children. The total enrolment, after subtracting those who left the school, was 244. The pass percentage was 100% in all the classes. After completing the primary education the children of our school were admitted in the government high school nearby. Prabodh Bal Niketan at Bareilly: Going towards the east this school is situated 250 km from Delhi. Originally the initiative to start this school was taken

Physical exercise after morning assembly

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5 >> by the housewives who could spare time to teach the poor children of the vicinity. This was in 1976. Over the years the school has survived on a small budget with a committed group of six women who teach the children. This year out of 95 children, who were enrolled from kindergarten to class VIII, 49 were girls. The pass percentage of children was 96%. The school had two parent-teacher's meeting in the year and Christmas celebrations like all the other schools under the DBS management. Child Development Centre at Shahidnagar: This comprehensive programme for children has had a very active year. There are seven staff under the coordinator and three activity staff. The aim is to attend to the children and their families in a holistic way. So the various aspects of it had been education, sports, health and spirituality. There are 162 boys and girls in this programme. Their health was monthly monitored under a medical doctor. All children are in good health except for the seasonal fevers, colds and coughs. Those who were affected were treated. A Health check-up at CDC Shahidnagar midday meal was provided to supplement nutrition. The food was prepared on the premises to ensure cleanliness. Personal attention to hygiene was especially appreciated by the parents. As winter, in terms of Delhi, was severe this year, each child was given a quilt. Indeed this was a big prize for them. The need for spiritual values was met. The gospel parables were of benefit to all. The annual Vacation Bible School was organized at the beginning of the summer holidays from 9th to 11th May. To help the children in education, help was provided in form of guidance and help was extended to those who were weak in studies especially to do their homework. Study visits to museums and old fort was organized, which the children enjoyed. Extra hours for music and conversational English were also organized through the year. Festivals of Christmas and Easter were celebrated with enthusiasm. The children enacted the nativity of Christ with delight. COMMUNITY STUDY CENTRES: The idea of Community Study Centres (CSC) was to extend help to children who live in unfavourable environment for study. It This page is sponsored in loving memory of Mrs. Myrtle Seth


<< 6 was not to be a parallel school as such but a resource centre for the children. So the CSC starts only at the end of the regular school hours. DBS runs two such centres in Delhi. The first is the Nav Nirman Centre and the other is the Deenabandhu Centre. "Nav Nirman Study Centre" for Children of Commercial Sex Workers at Frashkhana: NAV NIRMAN in Hindi means 'building a new' in a socially heartrending context. The 30 children who have been associated with the Nav Nirman come from the road adjoining the Frashkhana. This road is called the G.B. Road and in Delhi it is famously associated with trafficking of women for sex trade. The commercial sex workers (CSW) in this area have no husbands and so the children may not know their biological fathers. The stories of these women were tragic. They came from Nepal and Bangladesh to eke out an existence here. However, this report is not of these women but of the children. The child of a CSW starts his/her life with a degree of alienation, often not knowing who the father Completing their school work was. Their life after birth brings trauma, struggle and alienation. This fact of life the children have accepted. But their trauma would repeat each time their mums left them alone and went away with 'someone'. It is to save the children from this that the Community Study Centre offers a space. Here the timetable is crucial to meaningfully engage the children each evening. Various activities were conducted every day that made children involved and happy. The Study Centre was located in a good and spacious building. It was actually a private day school building, but in the evening some class rooms and other facilities were offered for the Study Centre. The Study Centre starts at 1600 hours each evening. The daily schedule included the following, 04.40 05.00 05.30

Refreshments are served. Recitation of prayers and singing of songs. Home Work and Study. With best compliments from Anurita and Ivan Ferdinand from Gurgaon, Haryana


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Indoor Games and Recreation. Evening Meal. Discussions and conversations. The caretakers escort the children back to their mums.

This timetable was flexible to accommodate different events and programmes from time to time.

Our Concern for Gaurav Gaurav is 13 years old. He is bright and does well in studies. Last year his mother was tested for HIV/AIDS. She was declared positive. She had been a CSW for many years and it is not sure exactly when she got infected. Although under supervision of the municipal healthcare unit, the fact is that the mother may not live for long. Gaurav has to be prepared to come to terms with the condition of his mother. This is what the DBS caretakers and the counsellor are now doing. Although the DBS will not be able to obliterate the problem of children of the CSW entirely but it surely has placed forward a model for addressing the plight of the children who live in these difficult circumstances. Deenabandhu Study Centre at Rajpur Road: This Study Centre was open for children from 2 pm to 5 pm every day. It was hoped that the children would be attending school every morning and later come here. However, as many children were wait listed in the Municipal schools this was the only place where they hoped to learn. 60 children were enrolled here and most of them have been regularly coming to it. They were provided a meal each day, which was a great attraction for them. This was natural as they all were from poor families. Along with this all of them were Slum children at Deenbandhu Study Centre provided with stationary, copies and books. Some were provided with clothes too. Blankets were distributed With best compliments from Vera & Ken Ferdinand from Gurgaon

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<< 8 to all children before Christmas ensuring that they keep warm when they sleep. Some children are bright and they are encouraged to join the regular school under the care of DBS.

CARE AND PROTECTION Night Shelter at Rajpur Road, Delhi: Our efforts to offer shelter to children in need of protection and sustenance succeeded to help 20 boys every night. Admittedly the numbers fluctuated and sometimes only ten boys turned up at night. The boys were served a full meal every evening and breakfast in the morning. The premises provided washing and toilet facilities for the boys. Many older boys now go for their apprenticeship to the motor mechanic shops and they return in the evening. On Night Shelter boys at the Brotherhood house Sundays the workshops were all closed in this area so it is a day of rest for the boys. Warm blankets were provided to all the boys last winter. Brotherhood Boys Home at Shahidnagar: Four new boys-Anish (4 years), Dev (4 years), Vishal (10 years) and Gopal (8 years)-were admitted in place of those who successfully completed their schooling and left for higher studies. The Boys' Home had 12 boys this year. Dev and Vishal came along with their parents from a village. Boys at study The family was in financial distress and the children were facing hardship. Considering these conditions the With best compliments from Miss Nirmala Fenn from New Delhi


9 >> two boys were admitted in the Boys' Home for adequate care and protection. Now they go to the Deenabandhu School. The boys followed the routine every day which began early in the morning with prayers in chapel and ends in the evening with prayers. Through the day the boys according to the timetable attended the Deenabandhu School, did their home work, were present in time for meals and played in the evening in the school grounds. Every week-end they went to church for the Service. They participated at the Christmas bonfire at the Bishops House and met many other children from other diocesan churches there. Childline Service at Anandgram: It is a 24 x 7 helpline service for children in distress for East Delhi District. The significance of DBS Childline service is evident in the number of calls the team had attended through the year. It is an impressive number of 19888 calls. An analysis of calls show that the team attended to children who needed medical attention, help to find a shelter, to be rescued from abusive situation, children who were lost and those who needed emotional support. Without underestimating the prime importance of calls the activity of the Childline team involved much more than this. The Team members made Mothers reading phamplets at Childline exhibition efforts to make people aware of the Childline services. For this purpose 20,000 printed pamphlets were distributed in various residential areas and institutions; 470 posters were displayed on notice boards; 1000 stickers were pasted on vehicles like cars and buses; and 12 street plays were performed in public places. In 24 schools the children were informed about the work of the Childline. The team members did 12 rounds of patrol at night. Every child either brought to the Childline office or rescued by the DBS Team was produced within 24 hours before the juvenile magistrate at the Child-WelfareCommittee (as the Juvenile Courts are now called). In these instances the cases significantly varied. Some cases were in the category of 'child in need of care and protection', or 'child in need of rescue and shelter' or 'child in conflict with law'. With best compliments from Mrs. C.N David from New Delhi


<< 10 The magistrates, after weighing the merits and demerits of each case, appropriately decided the course of action. In many cases the DBS Childline Team succeeded to get the parents to be present at the Child-Welfare-Committee for the hearing. This at ensured the restoration of the child on the spot to the parents. Most importantly the DBS Childline successfully rescued children from difficult situations. In all 18 such children were rescued and were restored to their families in other parts of India.

A call saved a boy At about two at night the phone rang in the DBS Childline. The call was about a child on the street sitting before a shop at Hakarpur shopping complex. The caller said that the child was vomiting. A Childline Team at once left for Hakarpur. Contacts on mobiles proved very useful to connect with the caller named Gaurav who guided us to the child sitting before his shop. The child was barely 08 years old and obviously unwell. The child was escorted to the hospital. The police was also informed who immediately came to the spot to write their report. At the casualty the child was duly attended. The doctor told the Team member that the child had been drugged. This was worrying because there have had been reports of drugging the children to cripple them. They are then made to beg and the money is collected by those running the racket. Fortunately this child was rescued in time and the adverse effect of the drug was averted. In the morning the child was able to speak. He told the Team member the name of the parents and the place where they lived. The police contacted them. They told the police that their child was lost in the dark while they were changing buses returning home. The child was restored to the parents before the magistrate at the Child-Welfare-Committee.

WORK AMONG THE YOUNG SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS St. John's Vocational/Technical Training Centre at Tahirpur: 245 young people were trained in 09 trades through the year. Most popular was training in Electrical Technical in which 53 boys were enrolled; this was followed by Automobiles Mechanics with 71 trainees. Electronic Mechanical had 42 trainees for two-year training and Computer application had 24. All the rest had less than 20 trainees. Like all previous years the candidates for training were admitted for the courses in August. Training in Electronics requires the candidates to have cleared class X, With best compliments from Blossom and Dorothy Tullett from New Delhi


11 >> whereas for all other trades they require to have at least primary schooling. To keep the trainees enthusiastic and vigorous and to ensure that their social and physical development was adequate, various co-curricular activities were organized. These were of three kinds: celebrations, competitions and exposures. Accordingly Independence Day, Republic Day, Annual Day and Christmas and New Year were celebrated with enthusiasm. The young people prepared dances and songs and a fashion show. Prizes were given out for various winners of events through Training in Beauty Culture at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the year. The trainees were taken to workshops and production units of companies for exposure. To encourage the confidence to compete competitions were also held. These were debates and cultural concerns like. Those who completed their training were offered placements with companies. An interface of trainees with the company recruitment executives of HIM Motors Tata Pvt. Ltd. successfully created placement prospects for our candidates.

Prempal's Progress Prempal is 19 years old. He lives in Tahirpur village across the road where St. John's Centre is located. His family is poor. His father is a night watchman in a factory and his mother died some years ago. As a young boy Prem use to dream of becoming rich and support his family. So he used to seriously study in the school. After completing his schooling successfully in 2010 he got himself admitted at St. John's Centre for a two year training in Automobile Mechanic trade. Here also he proved to be disciplined in his work. Besides doing well in his training he enthusiastically participated in sports and cocurricular activities. This helped him to become agile and alert. He was awarded Grade-A in the final exams. Prem being a bright young man cleared all interviews with the Tata Motors at Paparganj. He got the job and is now economically independent. This page is sponsored by Triune Energy Services Pvt Ltd, New Delhi


<< 12 Deenabandhu Development Centre at Rajpur Road: Training in three vocational courses-beautician, computer operation and stitching-was provided through the year. For these courses mostly the young girls from the vicinity enrolled. The course in computer operation is a basic course of six months. 59 trainees were enrolled in it. 15 trainees successfully completed the training. In the past years, many who were trained from our centre got employment at the Metro stations for issuing tickets from computerized machines. It was nice to hear them say "good morning" from their window counters at the station. Another course of Tally for three months was helpful for those doing accounts. Training in operating computers

The Beauty culture was a popular course last year. This year 39 girls were enrolled in it. Out of these 13 successfully completed the training. It is a one year course and includes skin care, hair cutting and setting, pedicure, manicure, bridal makeup and henna. Free training kits were provided to encourage girls to enrol for this course. The Stitching Course involved cutting and designing of garments. It also included the maintenance of sewing machines. It was a sixmonth course for which 25 Training in cutting and tailoring girls had enrolled. Out of this 08 succeeded to complete their training last year. With best compliments from Elwin and Cynthia Nathaniel from NOIDA


13 >> The English Conversational Course became popular as Spoken English. It was organized in collaboration with "Teach India" which is a British-cum-TOI (Times of India) initiative throughout India. DBS is one of the collaborating agencies in Delhi. It was a three month course aiming to make the young people who are technically trained to be able to use English. The aim was to especially help the unemployed young people from economically backwards sections of the community. This year 25 young people were registered in it. The sessions were conducted by three teachers voluntarily every day for two hours.

Sangeeta got a job Sangeet lives down the road at Mori Gate, just a walking distance from the Deenabandhu Centre. She is 20 years old and was trained as computer operator after finishing her school. She could not succeed to find a job that paid her well. The offer of the English speaking course was a great chance for her. Usually such courses are very expensive in Delhi. She was regular and did well in these sessions. Being a bright girl she successfully completed all the requirements and was awarded a certificate. With this new skill she got a much better job as a receptionist at a private company.

WORK AMONG WOMEN LIFE SUSTENANCE SKILLS Gender Resource Centre at Krawalnagar: The GRC expanded its work this year. Last year we shared about the life-sustenance training, self-help groups and health care. This year along with these, the GRC team undertook counselling of women. In 35 cases counselling was provided to curb domestic violence, in 20 cases it was to curb dowry and in 25 cases it was about sharing property. The GRC Team Women attending a literacy class at GRC assisted to provide personal With best compliments from Mary Gladwin & Madhur Michael from Delhi

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<< 14 counselling for 80 women and group counselling for 657 women. Another initiative was to teach women about water and sanitation. In interactive sessions the women learnt simple ways of making water safe for drinking and to improve standards of sanitation. These are crucial for improving the health status. The GRC also facilitated learning and so encouraged by their Team, 85 young women enrolled themselves for Non Formal Education. Gender Resource Extension at Bihari Colony: The GRC work has been extended to the Bihari colony. To make more women benefit from it, a new centre has been started there. The programmes were on similar lines. 45 women were trained in vocational training, 47 were enrolled in non-formal education, 280 benefitted from out patients clinics. Besides this one Self-Help Group was also started. LEGAL AID FOR PROTECTION: Women's Legal Cell operates under the umbrella of the Women's Empowerment initiative of the Delhi State Government and DBS in the New Seemapuri community. The Cell is composed of senior women of social standing in the community and so people accept their advice. Seeing the success of cases, the State government permitted DBS to start another cell at Mandoli community. So there are two Women's Cells under the aegis of the DBS now. Women's Cell No.1 at New Seemapuri: The Cell operates at the Community Development Centre, a building allotted by the State Government to DBS at New Seemapuri. 71 cases were registered at this Cell. All of these were from the vicinity. The Cell succeeded to resolve 63 cases, 6 are still in the pipeline and 2 had to be referred to the Court. The Cell organized 43 meeting with larger groups of women, i.e. of 30 to 75, on various issues. These were held on the premises. Most Celebration of International Women Day 2013 of these were hearing of cases or discussion on cases with a view to resolve the problem. Other meetings were to discuss social problems specifically related to women. Themes were With best compliments from Dr. Prakash Masih from Lucknow

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15 >> written out to make these issues focused. Some of these were protection, security and problem of dowry. Meetings with women were also organized in different parts of the community. These were to disseminate information on Hindu Marriage Act, domestic violence on women and information about women's events. Women's Cell No.2 at Mandoli: Compared to Cell-1, the number of cases was less. 57 cases were registered here. Out of these 50 cases were resolved, 3 are under procedure and 4 had to be referred to the applet Court. The Cell held 52 meetings through the year to hear and resolve the cases in the presence of 60 to 100 women. Notices of events and general objectives of the Cell were explained to the women. Area wise meetings with women were held on various themes-self-reliance, rights of widows, protection of girls and violence on women. Information about the meeting and hearing of the Cell was also disseminated. Legal Awareness Camps: On May 11th, 2012 the Cell invited Mr. Arvind Durg, a lawyer, to speak to 110 women on the importance of legal rights of women and who to make utilise its provisions for protecting their rights. On August 23rd 2012 another event was organized on Domestic Violence Act 2005. 116 women attended the meeting. Two Public Events: 150 women of Seemapuri and Mundoli participated in the Peace March on January 2nd 2013 ending at Rajghat which is Mahatma Gandhi's cremation spot. To celebrate International Women's Day 70 women from our communities attended at Talkatora Stadium on March 8th 2013. Stakeholders Meetings: Four meetings with stakeholders were held to make them aware of their responsibility in the society to protect women's rights. Two meetings i.e. on May 9th 2012 and on January 15th 2013 were held with the Delhi State Police. With the initiative of DBS various NGOs with similar aims were invited for an interface with the police. The District Commissioner of Police addressed 60 participants in the first and 65 in the second meeting. Another meeting with similar aims was organized on December 12th 2012 with the National Human Rights Commission. 95 people attended it. On January 21st 2013, Mr. Virsingh, the local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Delhi State, addressed a gathering of 50 women on the significance of their Rights.

WORK AMONG THE ELDERLY Home for Senior Citizens at Lampur: The number of senior citizens resident at Home varied from 17 to 21 through the year. All were provided full board and This page is sponsored by Queen Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School, Tis Hazari, Delhi


<< 16 lodging. Some preferred to be in dormitory and others in separate rooms. Warm clothes and quilts were provided for all resident men and women. Weekly visit of the doctor was helpful to monitor their health status. Those who needed serious treatment were at once taken to the district hospital. In the course of the year nonetheless 06 residents died while hospitalized and new ones were admitted in their place. The good thing was that 02 were received back into their family. At the Home the elderly loved to have conversations with the visitors and others helped Elderly enjoying their time with the visitors the cook in cutting vegetables. TV serials provided recreation to most of them and others preferred to read the News papers. Out in the open country the location of the Home offers a healthy atmosphere of natural surrounding sprawling over one acre of agricultural land. To take care of the elderly and to manage the Home, ten people are employed who stay on the premises all the time. Recreation Centre of Senior Citizens at Sundernagri: This Centre offers a gentle space for the elderly of the community for the whole day and on all days except Sundays. This year 28 elderly regularly came to the centre. It is very interesting to note the presence of only one man among them. The activities were set for each day which gave a sense of stability in what they could expect to happen. Things that all did Get-together at the Recreation Centre together were to pray to the Lord Jesus at the start of their gathering each day and at the end to enjoy With best compliments from Dr. David Baker from Delhi


17 >> refreshments together. The prayers include a lot of singing on the rhythm of dholak and clapping. After hearing the news read aloud from the Hindi newspaper the elders would break into small group for their favourite activities like making paper envelops, or playing indoor games or talking and some even did some yoga. The care-takes helped them to obtain pensions from the State government. They were served light and nutritious refreshments like butter-milk, biscuits, fruits, tea and cakes. Three times a week they were served midday meal. They were delighted to go out on the annual outing and picnic to big parks in Delhi. Celebration of festivals also brought joy and delight to them. It was not surprising that they multi-religiously celebrated all festivals-Christmas, Dewali, Id-and also national festivals like New Year Day, Independence Day and Republic Day.

Avatar Kaur and her friends Avatar Kaur is a 70 year old Sikh woman who regularly comes to the Recreation Centre. She has two married sons and she her younger son with his family lived with her at home. Avatar had difficult relationship with her daughter-in-law. One day after a flare-up between the two, the daughter-inlaw left the house threatening to commit suicide. That day Avatar came to the Centre very anxious. She shared her problem with others. Her friends at the Centre surrounded her with sympathy assuring her of help. Next day they all accompanied her to the house and talked to her daughter-in-law. But she was adamant and wanted to penalize Avatar. So the case was registered with the Women's Legal Cell. On the day of hearing the two ladies and other relatives were present. More than 60 women of the community were also present to witness the proceedings. After much counselling they reached an understanding. The daughter-in-law decided to live separately in another rented apartment nearby. Then the assembly was dismissed. Eventually this separation was done. After the passing of time the relationship between the two began to mend. Now there is more understanding in the family, as the saying goes "distance makes the heart grow fonder". Avatar is happy and so are her friends.

WORK AMONG HIGH RISK GROUPS Targeted Intervention Programme for HIV/AIDS: The area identified by the DBS team to reach out to the Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) was central Delhi. This circle included Turkman Gate at the north side, Rajghat at the east side, Mandi House on the south side and Connaught Place on the west side. Clearly it is a large This page is sponsored by Charkha Development Communication Netwrok, Gurgaon, Haryana


<< 18 area, but the "hotspots" are fixed points where the CSWs meet their clients. These points are other than the red light area at the G.B. Road. The DBS Coordinator and his team held regular meetings with the high risk groups of CSWs. 2280 CSWs participated in these hotspot meetings. The aim of these meetings was not only to make the CSWs aware of the health hazards of their trade but also make them committed to use safer health measures. This involves insistence to use condoms. However, it is hard to assess how many would prefer to lose clients than insist on condoms. The magnitude of DBS outreach can be gauged by the quantity of condoms that were distributed. The DBS team distributed 212000 condoms as against the demand of 249406. As it is nearly impossible to establish personal contacts with all the CSWs, the DBS team selected some CSWs and trained as a team of pioneereducators. These pioneers became the chief contact persons of the DBS with the vast network of CSWs in the area. Through these pioneers 9709 CSWs were directly contacted. They succeeded to motivate them to participate in various programmes and come to clinics for treatment. Trained doctors conducted 122 clinics for the CSWs. Out of 2145 patients who came to the clinics, 230 were treated for sexually transmitted diseases and 922 for syphilis. Among the high risk groups of CSWs, 848 consented to undergo HIV test. One was identified as HIV positive and was referred to a regular hospital.

WORK AMONG PEOPLE AFFECTED BY LEPROSY Amarjyoti Colony: The residence, the workshops and the chapel were constructed by funds generously donated by the Lutheran Church in Germany in 1986. Since then the Brotherhood had been involved to sustain the patients of this community, both financially and pastorally. Amarjyoti Colony is 36 kilometer on the Tikri border (Haryana) from the Brotherhood House in Court Lane. The Brotherhood car helped to overcome the challenge of distance. It takes nearly an hour to drive through in a car for Sun day Services. 15 to 25 people attended these Services. Tea and refreshments were served to all the residents after the Sunday Services. Christmas has a special attraction of the residents. Great care and interest is taken to set up the crib with the nativity scene. Mr. Pandian conducted a midnight prayer before in the chapel and lit up the crib with candles. In the morning I conducted the Christmas Service. After the Service the residents were all distributed presents-saree and dhoti, soap and oil-all newly procured and nicely packed in beautiful colour papers. After the distribution of presents the whole community shared the Christmas midday meal-chicken curry With best compliments from Rev. Suzana & Mr. Arnold James from Delhi


19 >> and rice. On Good Friday the Service included telling the story of the death of Jesus and its significance for us. After the Easter Service tea and refreshments, the special Easter lunch was served to all. The patients usually go the district hospital (government) for their regular checkups where they get free medical advice, treatment and medicines. As this facility is not adequate for them, the Brotherhood gave them a financial grant of Rs.3000/- per month. This helped them to procure bandages and other medicines for their wounds. Warm clothes and blankets were distributed to the patients in December. These were important to help the patients protect themselves from the severe cold of winters. Many of them are susceptible to cold weather and get affected by upperrespiratory-tract infections. Fresh water for human consumption is not available here as the ground water is contaminated by the industrial waste and the municipal pipe-lines are dry. The solution is to procure water by ordering a tank and storing it in cemented reservoirs. Although the water is free for the patients but the charge for towing the trolley is Rs.500/- per round. One tank is adequate for a week. The cost of some water sorties was met from several sources. Some of it could be met by the grants from the Cathedral, Jaap and Thea with the Amarjyoti patients some by grants from St. Francis Church and some by well-wishers. The Amarjyoti Chapel renovation is also underway. A generous amount towards this has been donated by the Revd Rajender Daniel.

OTHER INITIATIVES Swavalamban National Pension Scheme: The Pension scheme which started with enthusiasm last year with partnership of the central government kept up their enrolment drive of workers from the unorganized sector into this scheme. This sector includes the all those employed with the private firms or casual, or part-time This page is sponsored by St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi


<< 20 or unskilled workers and housewives. Towards the end of the year it was noted that the enrolment of people into this scheme had dropped. The reason was the slow response of the State machinery. The certificates of pension holders have not yet been issued which has created some feeling of distrust. However, the corrective measure by the State has been put in place. Agricultural Project: This rural project is in two places: at Faruknagar and at Hastinapur. The annual yield of crops at the Faruknagar was as usual was one ton. Besides the grain, the livestock were also reared yielding milk. The trees that were planted five years ago have grown tall, but the vegetables did not do well. The continuing problem with the land had been the quality of water. It is brackish with high level of minerals which neither suitable for cultivation nor for the livestock. The honey-bees were not procured as it was difficult to assess it economic viability. The Hastinapur land was left fallow this year, as it was adversely affected by low flooding. At this stage these two rural programmes need to be reviewed. Foreign Regional Registration Office Transit Home: The DBS continued its association with the FRRO which is a transit home for foreign offenders of the Indian laws who have completed their sentences and are waiting to go back homes. Mostly the offence is either drug-peddling or overstaying beyond the permitted time of the visa invitation or crossing into the Indian Territory across the international border. The number of inmates varies from 15 to 20 through the year. Food packets were prepared for full board three times a day in our kitchen at the Lampur home. The inmates showed satisfaction with the food we served. The kitchen incharge Mr. Punit was glad to receive any feedback from the inmates to improve the services. The food was ample, clean and healthy Indian cuisine duly packed and delivered at the gate of the FRRO Transit Home. The inmates were served food packets by the constables on duty inside the building.

INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE Abhishiktananda Centre for Interreligious Dialogue: This year, a new and enlarged English edition of one of the most remarkable books of Swami Abhishiktananda, was released in India by Samata Books (Chennai): “Guru and Disciple: An Encounter with Sri Gnanananda Giri, a Contemporary Spiritual Master”. This work, written by one of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue, has been praised as a classic and a spiritual document of present times. The same title will be published in North America in coming months, with a view to facilitating an international distribution. The publication of a second Abhishiktananda title, which was due for release last December (The Secret of Arunachala: A Western This page is sponsored by St. Thomas’ School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi


21 >> Hermit at the Foot of Lord Shiva's Holy Mountain), has been postponed and will most probably be published by Munshiram Manoharlal, a leading indological publisher in Delhi. The digitization of the Abhishiktananda Archives (housed in the Abhishiktananda Centre) was completed in 2012. Currently the huge task of organizing and cataloguing the data is ongoing. After completion, the Abhishiktananda Centre along, with the team from Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM/MID), will formulate internal rules and a clearance form related to the access procedure to the digitized data, for research scholars and writers with a serious project or publication on Swami Abhishiktananda. In December 2013, the Abhishiktananda Centre will take part in an Interreligious Programme organized in Rishikesh (North India) on the occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of Swami Abhishiktananda's Mahasamadhi (Swamiji left his body on 7 December 1973). The programme will be attended by monastics and spiritual seekers from diverse religious traditions and will focus on "The Place of Spiritual Experience in Interreligious Dialogue Today". In relation to this theme, the participants will share their insights on the life and message of Swamiji, as well as their own personal reflections and experiences in this regard. The audience and Digitization of Abhishiktananda Archives in 2012 speakers will be drawn mainly from Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities, of both academic and monastic backgrounds. Details of the event will be posted on the website of the Centre as they become available: www.abhishiktananda.org.in MEMBERS OF THE DELHI BROTHERHOOD SOCIETY Rt. Rev Collin C. Theodore (Chair) Rev Fr (Dr) Monodeep Daniel (Secretary) Rev Fr Solomon George (Treasurer) Rev Fr Raju George Rev Bro. Jai Kumar Swami Atmananda Mrs. S.M Rao This page is sponsored by St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi


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Epilogue by the Secretary At the end of this report we thank all our well wishers for their support and prayers. It is clear from what we have shared with you above that the children, the women, the youth, the elderly and those affected by leprosy we served could not have been benefitted unless you were there with us. You will notice that our approach on the one hand was empowering and on the other redemptive. We did our best to empower people with skills, knowledge, organization and economic activity. We also did our best to redeem others who had due to peculiar circumstances become dependent especially the elderly, the street boys given to addiction and those who needed child helpline and women helpline at the time of their need. We hope you enjoyed reading our report and were encouraged to see how your support made a difference to the lives to the people and how your prayers enabled our efforts to succeed. Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Monodeep Daniel Secretary, Delhi Brotherhood Society

From the DBS Treasurer Dear Friends, I express my gratitude to all our friends and partners for supporting us through the year. The finances of the DBS over the past years have shown minimal increase though the growth was steady. In the backdrop of high inflation, slump in national GDP and price hike it has been a challenge for us to meet the expenses for running the projects, pay the salaries of the staff as well as to keep our neck above water. The chief task of the DBS Finance Department was on the one hand to keep expenditures under check and on the other to raise fiscal support to expand the work. Keeping in view that our donors and supports at home and abroad were adversely affected by inflation in the global economy, we have realized the importance of strategic planning for becoming self-reliant in finances. In this we may not succeed one hundred percent, but we can surely ensure financial stability of DBS. This page is sponsored by St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi


23 >> In this regard DBS has a great advantage of having several sources for funding. Approximately 40% of our finance is now sourced from the government partnerships, 20% from WBIT, 10% donations for discretionary use, 10% direct donations by individuals and 20% by local revenue. However, since we believe in taking the advantages of development to the marginalized and the poorest of the poor in society, and that we have perceived our full commitment to create financial resources for this purpose, we feel the time has come for us to take the course of robbing Paul and giving it to Peter. In this line of thinking, the opening of a public school for the superrich is now on our agenda. The wealth generated will be ploughed in DBS projects and programmes. This will remove our recurrent anxiety to meet the ever growing need of finances for our work. This, however, does not mean that significance of the role of our overseas friends will be diminished. It only means that we will have an assured financial source to meet the salaries and pension of our staff. Rev. Fr. Solomon George Treasurer , Delhi Brotherhood Society

Raising Fiscal Resources Brotherhood Hospitality A way to raise funds for DBS is to provide hospitality to friends in our guest rooms. Every room has air conditioning for summer, attached bathroom and toilet. The guests are welcome to join us for meals in the refectory, prayer in our chapel and research in our library. There is a beautiful and quiet garden with sprawling lawns. The House is situated in secure vicinity well connected with the city with metro, buses and taxi services at walking distance. Shopping centres and public gardens are too accessible. For details pertaining to your donations towards full board and lodging, kindly contact The Guest Warden, Brotherhood House, 7 Court Lane Delhi-110054. dbs@bol.net.in or delhibrotherhood@gmail.com or Call: +91 11 23931432(O)

Bequests/Legacies For General Work We would encourage you to think of DBS if you are considering making a will or This page is sponsored by St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi


<< 24 if you are thinking to review your existing one. Drawing up a will is important for your loved one’s to follow up what you desired. In this way they will do according to your will what was closest to your heart. Professional help in this exercise is advisable. You can include DBS in your will. Perhaps the following format will help you to do this. “I give free of duty for the outreach and development work among the poor in India to the Delhi Brotherhood Society in Delhi India to be applied to the general purpose of the said Society under its direction the sum of £/ $/ ` _______________. And I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer in office for then of the Delhi Brotherhood Society aforesaid shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Trustees for the same”. For the Education of Children In England you may do this for the Wye and Brook India Trust (Registered Charity No. 288217) that raises support for the DBS Educational work among poor children. You may similarly use the following format, “I give free of duty for the education among the poor children in India to the Wye and Brook India Trust the sum of £_______________. And I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer in office for then of the Wye and Brook India Trust aforesaid shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Trustees for the same”.

Acknowledgements DBS is also immensely grateful to friends, donors and funding agencies who directly or indirectly have helped in reaching out to a great number of people. We thank every one of you for all your support and encouragement. This has kept us inspired to work with much zeal and commitment. We acknowledge gratefully the Trusts, Parishes, Colleges, Schools and Clubs, individual donors and sponsors, who contributed directly or else through agencies and support organisations and also those who collect funds on behalf of the DBS. Below given is the list of donors and institutions. We gratefully acknowledge a number of donors who do not wish their names to be published.

Wye & Brook India Trust (Registered Charity No 288217 in U.K.) We are grateful to the Trustees of the Wye & Brook India Trust (WBIT) under the With best compliments from Mr. Biswanath Sen from New Delhi


25 >> directions of Dr. Nigel Poole (Chair), Mr. Ewan Michie (Secretary), Dr. Alison Poole (Treasurer) and Mrs. Sheila Child (Sponsorship Co-ordinator) who took unending trouble to raise support for the childrens' education at the Deenbandhu School through the Child Education Sponsorship Programme. The Trust facilities are available to any donor anywhere in U.K. and Europe. For further details please contact Dr. Nigel Poole, Wye & Brook India Trust, 7 Orchard Drive, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5AU. Tel: 01233 812496, email: wandbit@aol.com website:http://wandbit.wordpress.com/

Grants & Donations received from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 Amritsar, Alexandra School (Rs. 2400/-); Berks, Rotary Club of Thatcham and District (£ 500); Birmingham, St. James Church (£ 270); Cambridge, The Teape Trust (£ 590); Cambridge, The Christopher Robinson Fund (£ 920); Cambridge, Selwyn College (£ 660.90); Cambridge, Great St. Mary's Church (£ 500); Delhi, Australian High Commission (Rs. 5000/-); Delhi, Disha Foundation (Rs. 25000/ -); Delhi, Free Church (Rs. 10000/-); Delhi, R.N Seth and Associates (P) Ltd (Rs. 2400/-); Delhi, St. Thomas School (Rs. 6000/0); Delhi, Trinue Energy Services Pvt Ltd (Rs. 5000/-); Derby, Central United Reformed Church (£ 1,000); Dinnington, St. Matthews Church (£ 200); Dubai, Chaplaincy of Dubai and Sharjah with Northern Emirates (AED 78,409); Framlingham, St Michael’s PCC Missions Committee (£818.75); Friends of the Church in India, UK (£469); Guildford, Holy Trinity & St. Mary’s Church (£500); Hadlow, St. Mary’s Church (£1,185.12); Hertfordshire, St. Michael's Mission Committee (£ 275); Hong Kong, The Shamdasani Foundation (Rs.2,500); Hinckley, St. Mary's Church (£ 400); Ireland, US (USPG) (Euro542); London, Barricade Productions Ltd. (£ 1,000); London, St. Mary Magdalene Church (£ 1,263); London, Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd.(£ 35.72); Louisville, Presbyterian Women with Presbyterian Church, USA ($5647); Newsham, St. Bede's Church (£ 1,000); Oxford, Church Mission Society (£ 2,000); Penicuik, St. James Church Women's Fellowship (£ 50); Scottish Episcopal Church Mission Association (£ 1,000); West Dulwich, All Saints PCC (£ 600); Wye, United Benefice (£ 1,500); Wye PCC Charity (£ 800); Yardley PCC (£ 1,250); GWYN James Solicitors (£ 12,500); Bennett Welch Solicitors (£ 7,000); N.W Abraham, Mr. A. Alexander, Ms. Linda C. Allan, Mrs. Kristy Allan, Bishop Jeremy Ashton, Dr. David Baker, L.F Barton, Dr. B. R. Benjamin, Mr. Romesh Bhattacharji, Mr. Alok Bhattacharji, Mr. N. K. Biswas, Mr John and Mrs Penny Blakesley, Revd. James Buxton, Fr. Terence S. Byron, Mrs. D.S Carter, Mrs. A.M Chakravarti, Mrs. Lola Chatterji, Andy & Maggie


<< 26 Chaytor, M. Clarehugh, P.J.I Cook, Mr. S and Mrs. G.A Cook, Mr. J.A and Mrs. J. Critchley, Mrs. Thelma Crossley, R. Cull, Fr. E. Daly S.J, Mr. Anil and Mrs. Shalini Daniels, Mr. A. R. David, Mrs. C.N David, Mrs.C. E. deMellow, Dr. C.R and Mrs. C.A Devadawson, Mrs. Buvana Dhanapalan, P.E Dryson, P.L. Duncan, Mr. H.I and Mrs. J.M Eadie, G.P and R.B Edwards, Fr Henry and Dr. Helen Everett, Vera & Ken Ferdinand, Mr. Michael and Mrs. Pamela Ferdinands, Miss B.A Franklin, Mr. Suresh and Mrs. Bhanumati Gadhia, Miss Sheila Gart, Sir Robert and Lady Wade Gery, Mr. Shankar Ghose, Mr. Arnold Goodwin, Mrs. P.J Graham, Peter and Eunice Griffiths, Mr. Mukesh Gupta, Mrs. E. Hell, Mrs. Mary Hiscok, Mrs. Joyce Hough, Mr. R.L and Mrs. G. Hudson, Dr. J.M.D Hughes, Mr. Walter and Mrs. Mary Hunter, Mr. J.G and Mrs. C Hyde, Mr. Michael and Mrs. Phillipa Hydon, Revd Veronica Hydon, Mr. T. and Mr. P.A Irlam, Mrs. Molly Jacob, Mr. D. and Mrs. G.P Jacques, Rev Suzana & Arnold James, Mr. Charmian Jena, Mrs. Joyce Jones, T Joyce, Caroline Kennedy, Mrs. A.F Kirby, Mr. D.A Knowles, Mrs. Leela R. Kolhatkar, Miss A.B Lambert, Miss J.M Lewis, Prof Julius Lipner, Ms. Sara A Long, Revd Prakash Mall, R A V Marchand and Mrs M Marchand, James Margaret, Dr. Prakash Masih, Mr. A.W and Mrs. B.G Mattacks, Mrs. Kavita Mehrotra, Mrs. Mary & Mr.Gladwin Michael, Mr. Virgil Dean Miedema, Mrs Margaret Morris, Miss J.M Murdock, Mr. R.A Myers, Revd. Dr. Nelson, Fr. Nigel Orchard, Mrs. L. Phillips, Mrs. D. Porter, D. and L. Potts, Miss R. Pushyer, Theodore John Ramakrishnan, Tara Safir, Mrs. Ingalill Saxena, Mr. B.V. Selvaraj, Mr. Biswanath Sen, Mr. Charlotte Sewak, Tiru & Kopal Sharma, Mrs. Lydia Sher Singh, Mr. V.P Singh, Mrs. Agnes Smith, Rev. Derek Snibson, Fr. S.F Starvou, Mrs Anne Sturrock, Mrs. Catherine Sunder Raj, Mr. R.J and Mrs. B.H Symonds, Sarah Sheba and Sachin Thaper, Miss P.S Thorine, A.G Thornhill, Rev. D. Benedict Thyagarajan, Mrs. Jill Tozer, Blossom and Dorothy Tulletts, Sir. Mark Tully, Mr. P.C Verma, Dr. R.E Watkins, Miss J. Watson, Rev. Tim and Angela Weeks, Mrs. S.W Whillis, Rev. Jaap and Mrs. Thea Wiegers, G.D Woodman.

THROUGH THE WYE AND BROOK INDIA TRUST (Donors of £200 or more) Bequest Campbell Rev Keith (£2,000) Church/institution donors Barming, St Margaret's (£495); Bedford, St Paul's (£200); Brook, St Mary's (£500); Cambridge, St Edwards (£400); Rickmansworth, St Peters (£200); Towcester, St Lawrence (£452.58); Wye, Coffee Morning 2012 (£984.65)


27 >> Individuals Bow Mrs J (£200), Edwards Dr N (£350), Fenn Lady Susan (£240), Finch Mrs DA (£200), Gillbe Mrs J (£300), Gwyer Dr DG (£250), Holland Rt Rev E (£300), Jeanes Miss E (£240), Jones Mr Barry Cave (£200), King Mr TMY (£400), Madeley Rev M (£300), Marshall Rev D (£300), In memory of Dr & Mrs Miles (£290), Mr and Mrs Pickering (£450), Prescott Prof JHD (£275), Skilbeck Mr R (£200), Stovin Mr William (£900), Turner Mrs S (£500), Wiegers Dr Jaap (£933.05), Woolliams Mr J (£350), Young Dr J (£500) The late Miss Emily Persons from Derby. Care has been taken to include the names of all contributors and we apologise if any name is left out.

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About Donations People in India and overseas can help us by sending their donations through a crossed cheque drawn in favour of Delhi Brotherhood Society. Contributions to the Delhi Brotherhood Society from within India are entitled to Income Tax relief under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. 1961. Details will be found on the official receipt. People in the U.K. and Europe who wish to support the education of underprivileged children can do so through the Wye & Brook India Trust. For further details please contact Dr. Nigel Poole, Wye & Brook India Trust, 7 Orchard Drive, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5AU. Tel: 01233 812496, email: wandbit@aol.com http://wandbit.wordpress.com For more information on any of our projects please write to The Secretary, Delhi Brotherhood Society 7 Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA Ph: 011 23931432, 23941165, Fax: 011 23981025 email: delhibrotherhood@gmail.com dbs@bol.net.in, dbs_1869@yahoo.in http://delhibrotherhood.org http://delhibrotherhood.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/delhibrotherhood Donations can also be sent through mail transfer. Please immediately inform us so that we may be able to duly acknowledge the source of support. The Bank details can be furnished from Delhi office (address as above) on request. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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Annual Report 2013