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Brotherhood Updates Empowering the people to create their own destiny For private circulation

No. 21 Mar. 2012

Delhi Brotherhood Society, 7 Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA, Ph: 011 23931432, Fax: 011 23981025

India shines in its malls School of Music but slips to ensure the Mr Jogen Khan organized an evening of presentation of the Brotherhood School of Music on December 11, 2011 in the well being of its Brotherhood garden. there were pieces played by children at various levels on violin and piano. all of these were solos. the millions pieces included Sonatia in A minor, Even as India's positive growth story makes headlines, it is the second worst performing country in South Asia when it comes to female literacy. And it gets worse. Among South Asian countries India is probably the worst place to be born in, as the chances of survival till the age of five are much weaker than the chances in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China. Yet again, we are better off than Pakistan, albeit slightly. The revelation is not too surprising when 28 per cent of children in India are born underweight.

Old French Song, Groucj, Mozart Sonata in C, 1,2,3, Miniuets Canon. Nandini Goel a 12 year old girl had a beautiful way of moving her body along with the rythem of the music. she played Premiere Valse, The Flop-eared Mule and Bouree. Lalan Kumar, a boy from the night shelter presented the some pieces on Suzuki violin method. The green layout of the Brotherhood garden made this outdoor occasion An enthusiastic leaner beautiful and the parents of the children had a good time of fellowship over a cup of tea.

Celebrating Fr Ian's 90th Birthday

The Human Development Report 2011 released by the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR) last year had made some shocking revelations on the levels of food insecurity, malnutrition and the dismal health infrastructure of the country. "It's a shame that in some states of our country the levels of hunger and malnutrition are worse continued on page 2 column 1........

On 19th January 2012 the brethren and the staff at the Brotherhood House celebrated Fr Ian Weathrall's 90th Birthday. It was a day full of events. Fr Ian celebrated the Eucharist in the Brotherhood Chapel early in the morning with the Brethren. He spent the morning meeting various friends and Bishop of Delhi to seek his blessing. There was a special midday meal with 'poories' and in the afternoon a small tea party with friends. There was a big chocolate cake for him which he cut, candles that he blew and greeting cards by many friends. At six in the evening the brethren with Fr John Binns from Cambridge had a Champaign to celebrate the occasion a wonderful gift by a dear friend, followed by the evensong in Chapel and all were invited out for dinner.


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than some sub-Saharan countries. A lot needs to done in terms of social welfare of our children and women." Infant mortality rate for the underprivileged in cities (55 deaths for every 1,000 live births) is not too different from the scenario in rural India (62 deaths for every 1,000 live births) Anaemia is almost equally prevalent in urban (71 per cent) and rural (72 per cent) children. But the most embarrassing statistic is on the underweight children in urban areas. 47% urban poor children are born underweight as against 46% in rural India. "The report shows that growing up poor in a city is much tougher than it is in a village." (Excerpts from Mail Today Thu 1 Mar, 2012)

Prabodh Bal Niketan School Day On 3rd February 2012 the staff and children of the Prabodh Bal Niketan celebrated their school day. They presented some beautiful dances and songs. Some old students of the school, now well placed in life, also attended. This was followed by a common hour of cooking in the school garden. The day was sunny and bright despite the cold and this made it enjoyable. Their favorite vegetable fried rice was relished by all children and staff.

Deenbandhu Sports Day

The annual sports day for the school was organized on 10 February 2012 with great enthusiasm. We had Bishop Laurine Green with us as the guest of honour. The Sports Day was opened by a march past and lighting of the flame on which the participants took their oath. Besides various sports events like races and jumps in which the children competed, a great attraction were the events School children performing during Sports Day presented by the Scouts and Guides of the school. The boys made pyramids of various sorts elegantly and swiftly climbing up on shoulders and About Donations backs and then efficiently stepping down. Another item was both by the People in India and overseas can help us by sending their donations through a girls and the boys. It was to help injured crossed cheque drawn in favour of “Delhi Brotherhood Society”. Contributions from within India are entitled to Income Tax relief under Section 80G of the people to reach nearest hospital. They Income Tax Act. 1961. Details will be found on the receipt. showed how temporary stretchers can 1. Friends outside India can also do Bank Transfer. It is a quick and safe way to be made from shirts, bed-covers and send donations directly into the Delhi Brotherhood Society’s account by using jerseys for this purpose. At the end the the following detailsGuest of Honour gave away the prizes Bank Name: Syndicate Bank to the winners and Fr Monodeep closed Branch: St. Xavier’s School, Rajniwas Marg, Delhi-110054. INDIA Bank Swift Code: SYNBINBB126 the Sports thanking all those who Bank Account Number: 91152010005680 participated in it. Name: Delhi Brotherhood Society 2. Friends within India can do so through RTGS and NEFT transactions as followingBank Name: Syndicate Bank Branch: St. Xavier’s School, Rajniwas Marg, Delhi-110054 IFSC Code: SYNB0009115 Bank Account Number: 91152010023398 Name: Delhi Brotherhood Society For more information on any of our projects please write or visit us. Fr. Monodeep Daniel or Fr. Solomon George Delhi Brotherhood Society, 7-Court Lane, Delhi-110054. INDIA Tel: 011 23931432, 23941165 fax: 011 23981025

Obituary Mr. Jogen Khan the founder of the Brotherhood School of Music died of suden heart attack on 22nd February 2012. His students will greatly miss him.

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