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Sattva is the state of serenity and purity. Free from the stranglehold of obsession with self, a sattvika person has a clear vision of the transcendental and strives to get there. A sattvika person sees blessing and abundance and is grateful for all that he has received. He is motivated to serve the world in a spirit of thanks giving. Resources then come in greater measure to one who is generous and inclusive. In sattva one breaks through the barrier of desire and ego and takes off into sublime realms like a Concorde that breaks the sound barrier. Only a sattvika person excels, motivated by a higher ideal, the highest being Self-realisation. Rajasiks win some, lose some, remaining where they were. Tamasiks are on a dangerous downward spiral of self-destruction. The solution lies in understanding the three gunas and how they operate in you and others. Identify and cultivate the sattva in you. Refine rajas with a higher prupose, expanding the mind to accommodate the interests of others. Fight tamas with strict deadlines and exercises to overcome inertia. In the end aspire to transcend the gunas and become one with the Spirit to be undisturbed and enjoy the dance of the gunas in the world. Realise unity in the diversity of beings and be free from the trauma of birth, death, old age and disease and taste the nectarine bliss of Atman. X—X—X

SACRED SPACE – STAY CONTENT To whom praise and blame are equal, who is silent, content with every fortune, home-renouncing, steadfast in mind, and worships Me, that person is dear to Me. –Bhagwad Gita 12.15-19 Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship..To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. –Gautama Buddha Who realises all the happiness he desires? Everything is in the hands of God. Therefore, one should learn contentment. –Chanakya There is no end to craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Stay content. –Swami Sivananda. X—X—X

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AN ETERNAL VOYAGE OF WONDER -Prashant Solomon Before Galileo Galilei and Nicholas Copernicus, we lived in a geocentric solar system. This was the accepted truth, accepted by the church, governments, scientists, philosophers and common people of the day. There was just one little problem - it was not true. Today, largely due to the bravery of the two Renaissance scientists mentioned above, we know that we actually live in a heliocentric solar system. The sun, and not the earth, is the centre of the solar system and all planets move around the sun and not the earth as was believed before. The 21st century world has no problem believing that the earth goes round the sun because we have known this since the time of our birth. But just a few centuries ago, the entire world's paradigm of belief was turned over like a ship tossed about by a rogue wave at sea. This shift in perspective no doubt had a large impact on the future course of scientific discoveries, technological inventions and other human events. From a geocentric world we suddenly became a heliocentric world. Our global perspective is about to shift once more. For now it is not a question of whether the sun moves around the earth or vice versa, it is a question of our very existence as beings and our own spiritual destiny. We have been so used to considering our selves as a human body with a soul that most of us have forgotten our own truth. We have forgotten our own destiny. We have forgotten our true being. French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin managed to encapsulate this new paradigm of spiritual thought and our own true identity in the best possible way when he said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." This is the new paradigm shift in Self-realisation that we need to think about. The moment you realize the truth that you are a luminous being of love, light and wisdom and not a sack of flesh and bones, that moment is the beginning of true wisdom and true wonder. True wisdom because when you start identifying with yourself as being a spiritual being who is an image of God, you begin to


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realize that you are a spark of the Divine flame and are a divine child of God and brethren to all the masters who have incarnated on this world to try and make us realize this truth. True wonder because it makes us realize that we are all voyagers here on an eternal voyage of wonder and self-discovery. Our bodies are only vessels through which our souls can explore this material earth plane and through it we learn and experience important lessons that help our spiritual selves to grow and ultimately move to higher planes of consciousness. Coming back to our solar system analogy, we are not like the rocky ball of the earth which does not shine any of its own light but reflects the sunlight. We are like the sun, which shines brightly and observers its planets as they revolve around it. We shine like the glorious sun! But there are always higher planes to go to, for even the glorious sun is but a spark that moves around the centre of the galaxy, which itself is but one amongst billions of others in the universe, which could be but one amongst the billions of universes in the multiverse. And so the journey continues. X—X—X

LET'S EVER REMAIN IN BUOYANT SPIRITS -Khuswant Singh God is regarded as the creator of all life on earth; whatever names you gave Him - Allah, Brahma, Rabb, Parmeshwar or Waheguru. If believers tell you that God created life, then ask them: if that is so, who created Him? They have no answer. The truth is that life on earth was not created. It evolved, as did every living creature, and was not created by anyone, by whatever name you call Him. It is not God who created us, but we who created God. I am an agnostic. One does not have to believe in God to concede that prayer has power. Most people in distress pray for help when they are in trouble. "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of," wrote Tennyson. I know of a lady faith healer whose simple formula to fight sickness is to chant 'Om arogyam'. Apparently it worked for her; she also claims to have healed many people. You may take recourse to passage from sacred texts: the Gayatri Mantra, the Lord's Prayer or the Psalms, Aayat-ul-Kursi (the Throne Verse) or the

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sayings of Prophet Muhammad in the Hadith, or passages from the Granth Sahib. And there is nothing to stop anyone making up his own prayer. Bernard Shaw was right in holding that common people do not pray, they beg. On religious festivals, after performing the expected rituals, people should spend about half an hour in silence and ask: "What does my religion really mean to me?" I was born and brought up a Sikh. My grandmother, with whom I shared a room till I was 18, spent the best part of the day mumbling prayers. At the age of five I was initiated into reading the scriptures. I learnt my daily prayers and could recite them by heart. I went to gurdwaras to pray and joined religious processions. At 17, I underwent the amrit chakna, a sort of baptism, which symbolized that I had joined the Khalsa. I began to question the value of rituals and the need to conform to Khalsa traditions while in college. But I went along with them; I took great pains to understand the prayers that I had been reciting. Good kirtan continues to move me, to this day. While at St Stephen's College I attended Bible classes. I was particularly drawn to the language of the Old Testament - the Psalms, the Book of Job and the Song of Solomon. It was later, while I worked on the translations of the Sikh scriptures, and found many references to the Vedas, Upanishads and the epics, that I decided to study them to better understand the meaning of my own Gurbani. My interest in religion led me to read whatever I could on Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. It was during my seven years in Lahore and my close association with Manzor Qadir that I did my best not to lie. It is easier sticking to the truth than telling lies because lying requires cunning to cover up lies you have told before. Truth does not require brains. Earn your own living and share some of it with others, said Guru Nanak: 'Khat ghall kichh hathhon dey Nanak raah pachchaney sey.' I try not to hurt others' feelings. If I have done so, I try to cleanse my conscience by tendering an apology. I have also imbibed the motto: 'Chardi Kala' - Ever remain in buoyant spirits, never say die.' It is worth pondering over. It is worth trying out. X—X—X


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WOMAN OF 'PRINCIPALS' IS AT THE SCHOOL DOOR Sunita Chouhan is an RTE foot soldier who is slowly turning into a warhorse, unfazed by obstacles, in her path -Shobha John She's the person school principals would rather not have to deal with. "Well," says Sunita Chouhan, 36, thinking about it. "That could be because I refuse to leave until the poor, underprivileged children I bring along are admitted into various government schools under provisions of the Right to Education, Act," she smiles. Sunita has built quite a reputation as an RTE warrior. Whenever she is refused, she immediately writes to the CM, chief justice of the Delhi high court and education officers till the child is admitted. A principal of an MCD school learnt it the hard way when the name of Kajal, a weak Class III student, was removed from the rolls. "When I asked him why, I was given various excuses - the child was mad, was a thief…I refused to give and badgered the principal till she was taken back. Today, Kajal is in Class XII," says Sunita. Like Kajal, there are many children who are refused admission despite the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, making it compulsory for schools to enroll at least 25% of students from disadvantaged and weaker sections. And it is the selflessness of committed volunteers like Sunita which has got many poor students into the mainstream of society. For Sunita this is a mission. "I have been teaching small kids for free since 1999. Seeing my interest, I was enrolled as a volunteer by some NGOs and there has been no looking back," she says.

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"Sunita is a real fighter. Armed with grit and gumption, she refuses to give in till the child is admitted to school." But when kids thank her, it compensates for all her hard work and trouble. "This is my certificate. And RTE makes this possible," she says. X—X—X

NOTINGS LAST WORDS MADE EASY Even A Member of Public can Record Dying Statement : SC -Dhananjay Mahapatra New Delhi: You need not be a police officer, doctor or a magistrate to record the dying declaration, a statement accusing those responsible for the death of person making his last possible statement. The Supreme Court has found this to be true in law, at least in cases where a person dies of burn injuries. "The law on the issue can be summarized to the effect that law does not provide who can record a dying declaration, nor is there any prescribed form, format or procedure for the same," said bench of Justices BS Chauhan and Dipak Misra, while reversing an acquittal in a dowry death case ordered by the Madhya Pradesh high court. While indicating that any member of the public could record the statement of a dying person, the bench said the only caveat was that the person recording the declaration must be sure that the one making the statement was in a proper mental condition.

This mother of two would often land up at schools with a few kids and ask that they be admitted under RTE. Principals hated her, baulked at seeing her. "They would shamelessly ask me money for admissions, demand birth certificates, residence proofs and affidavits when, in fact, none is needed. I would often be thrown out," she recalls.

But how does a layman understand if a dying man is in a proper frame of mind to make the statement? The court left it to the discretion of the individual recording the statement and said a doctor's certificate about the dying man's mental condition was not necessary to make the declaration acceptable as evidence. "Moreover, the requirement of a certificate provided by a doctor in respect of such state of the deceased, is not essential in every case," the bench said.

If nothing worked, she would appeal to NGOs. Ashok Agarwal, a member of Social Jurist, a group of lawyers and activities says,

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finding that she had suffered 100% burn injuries, the Madhya Pradesh high court acquitted the accused doubting the veracity of the woman's dying declaration. MP's standing counsel Vibha Datta Makhija argued that the HC was not justified in doubting the declaration as there was sufficient proof to show the daughter-in-law was ill-treated by her parents-inlaw and were responsible for her death. "A person having 100% burns can make a statement, and a certificate provided by a doctor is not a condition precedent for placing reliance upon a dying declaration," she said and argued for reversal of the acquittal. X—X—X

NOW, STREET KIDS TO GET AADHAAR CARDS -Ambika Pandit New Delhi : Children on the streets of Delhi can now get a unique identity through he UID-Aadhaar programme. The state government's women and child development department has asked NGOs to support the process of enrollment for the biometrics-based identity number that will enable access to social entitlements. After it received a communication from the Unique Identification Authority of India in February regarding enrollment for UID cards for orphan children, the department wrote to NGOs registered with the state and those running childcare institutions. The order also applies to street children. This information came though at a consultation on government schemes for underprivileged children organized at the India International Centre annexe on Saturday. Senior officials from the department confirmed that the direction applies to all vulnerable children, not just those in institutional care. Now, NGOs working with children at railway stations and on the streets can endorse them at the time of enrollment. Copies of the letter from the UIDAI to the state on the enrollment process were circulated among stakeholders, mostly NGOs, Child Welfare Committee members, researchers and networks working with children in vulnerable circumstances at the consultation on Saturday.

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A certificate issued by a "Group A" gazetted officer will serve as a valid proof of identity and proof of address for enrollment. The circular states that certificates issued by childcare institutions are signed by welfare officers who are Group A gazetted officers, hence certification from them will do. Providing information on the unique identity enrollment process, Premodaya Khaka, assistant director with the women and child development department, said even NGOs can endorse a child. He asked NGOs to support the process. X—X—X

SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND ACHIEVES 100% RESULTS THIS YEAR TOO -V. Devanathan Madurai : While conventional schools strive hard to produce 100% pass in state board examination a special school for visually impaired children in Sundaranjanpatti has produced centum results quite convincingly. This is not first time it has achieved this feat. It has been doing so for the last 18 years. In the SSLC examination results announced on Friday, all the 23 visually impaired students who appeared for the examination secured more than 70% marks. In fact, 13 students secured more than 80% and three got more than 90% marks. Talking about the success A Jinnah, founder and secretary of the school, said "All the required facilities for the visually impaired students are available in the school. The teachers have been working hard to maintain the success. The students also show keen interest in their study which results in success," he said. However, Jinnah admitted that the same achievement could not be continued in plus two results. The scribes allocated by the government do not have any idea about accounts subject. Only those who know the basics of accountancy can write what the students say. The problem leads to the failure of the plus two students. Sadly, the students do not have any other option other than accounts and commerce group, he said


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Last year all the three top positions in SSLC exam were occupied by girls. But this year, boys managed to grab first two positions. A Karthick Raja, a visually impaired student by birth, scored 464 marks and emerged as the school topper. Son of a carpenter from Thacheri village near Tiruchuli in Virudhunagar district, he has fulfilled his parents' wishes. "My parents wanted me to score 450 marks in the tenth exam. Although I expected more than 480 marks I am still happy that I have scored 464 surpassing their expectation," he said adding that he wants to become a lawyer. S Haribalakrishnan of Rajapalayam also expected more than 480 marks, but scored 454. He wants to become an English teacher. He owed his success to the school management and his parents who showed good support throughout the year. N Kausalya from Thirumangalam in Madurai District, an aspiring IAS Officer, has secured 450 marks. A Narayanan, father of Kausalya, a daily wage labourer, said that his ambition is to make sure her daughter gets the education she wants. X—X—X

SONG IN HER HEAD IS FOR THE HEART Palak Muchhal was 7 when she sang for Kargil heroes. She's still singing - now for kids with cardiac problems -Kumud Das She was seven years old when the Kargil war broke out in 1999. Blessed with a sweet voice, Palak Muchhal would sing her heart out at Indore's shops. She raised Rs. 25,000 for the martyrs' families. Now 21, she's still on song, touching hearts in more ways than one. These days also doing playback for Hindi films, Palak sings in 17 different languages - all with one unshakable resolve: to raise funds for poor children with heart ailments. Her charity shows for 'Save Little Hearts' have helped 572 children so far. And there are 621 more on her immediate waiting list. Those close to her say she has spent over Rs. 2.5 crore for the treatment of these kids. What set her off on this path? "While passing through a busy road one day, I saw a group of poor kids loitering aimlessly. That's

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when the idea of helping them flashed in my mind," says Palak. Opportunity knocked three years ago when teachers of a local school approached her for a charity show to raise funds for a poor student, Lokesh Puril, who was suffering from a congenital heart defect. Palak agreed. She performed in the busy Rajwada area of Indore, on a stage made of trolleys. "I collected Rs. 55.000, enough for Lokesh's treatment." Just then, Bangalore-based cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty agreed to do the operation for free. With the money in her kitty, Palak soon put out a newspaper ad offering help to any child with cardiac complications. There was no looking back after that. "The moment a doctor comes out of an operation theatre and tells me a child can be saved, I feel that's the only motivation I need," says Palak, who has just finished her BCom (Final) exams. District child welfare & Women development officer Vishal Nadkarni, who's also nodal officer for heart operations in government hospitals, says Palak has indeed "happily sponsored" some operations set up by them. Palak also works as a bridge for an NGO run by film actor Salman Khan who incidentally, has family roots in Indore, and has facilitated surgeries. An Indore-based cardiac surgeon, Dr. Manish Porwal, says Palak’s contribution has been significant. "It's due to her efforts that many poor kids could be treated at some of the big hospitals of the country." Along the way she's earned the gratitude of parents such as Nazma, mother of six-year-old Moinuddin. "I lost all hope when a local hospital refused to treat my son who had four holes in his heart. Palak entered my life as an angel when she came forward to bear the costs through the NGO." Noted activist Dr. Anil Bhandari says, "Palak's heart truly beats for poor children. She has set an example. Being young is no bar when it comes to working for a good cause." X—X—X


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THE PRICE OF JUSTICE -Karan Thapar Money may not buy you love but, judging by the heart-rending story that follows, it might be able to purchase justice! Or, to be more accurate, its absence can create a horrifying injustice. The worst part is that this is not a unique story. There could be tens of thousands suffering similarly. In 1989, Vijay Kumari, who lived with her husband in Mehrauni village, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, was accused of murdering a neighbour's child. In 1993 she was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. At the time she was five months pregnant. She appealed to the Allahabad High Court and sought bail which was granted on the January 10, 1994. Surety was fixed at `10,000. Unfortunately her husband couldn't afford this sum and didn't pursue the matter. He then remarried and forgot about his first wife. For the next 19 years Vijay Kumari languished in jail forgotten actually, cast aside - by her family and the world. Her only comfort was the son she gave birth to in captivity whom she named Kanhaiya after Lord Krishna, a name suggested by the prison doctor because he, too, was born in jail. For four years Vijay Kumari was permitted to keep Kanhaiya but then he was taken away and sent to a series of borstals and care-homes. However, he would visit her regularly, often every week.

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to furnish surety bonds." It ordered her immediate release on a personal bond of `5,000. Kanhaiya paid and won his mother her freedom. One of the first things he did was buy her a sari so she could enter her new life in new clothes. Let me add, though convicted of murder, Vijay Kumari has always denied her guilt. She suspects her husband's involvement in the killing which, of course, explains why he let her languish in jail. Indeed, this could also be why he abandoned her and married again. This heart-rending story deserved to be front page news. Not just because of its horrifying content but also because it reflects a fate shared by thousands of others who remain in jail, too poor to afford bail whilst the system forgets about them. Alas, it didn't make it to a single one. The Express did an inside story two Sundays ago. The Mail Today a smaller one two days later. NDTV India did two reports. CNN-IBN one. That's it. I caught the story on the BBC. My colleague, Arvind Kumar, found The Times (London) had also reported it. Astonished that I hadn't seen it in Indian newspapers or on television, I worked backwards to discover how it had been covered by a few but ignored by the vast majority. I'd say this is a telling comment on our media. Do you agree? X—X—X

BHAJIYA SELLER’S SON ALL SET TO BECOME A JUDGE

Last year Kanhaiya turned 18, left his care-home and got a job in a factory. Working countless hours a day, he earned enough to engage a lawyer and seek his mother's release. The lawyer he contacted, Arvind Kumar Singh, had earlier secured bail for one of Vijay Kumari's fellow inmates.

Surat : For 18 years, he took orders from people for piping hot bhajiyas that his father prepared on a small handcart outside Chikhli bus stop in Navsari. Now, he is all set to give orders instead.

To his astonishment, Singh discovered that Vijay Kumari had been granted bail as far back as 1994. All that was required was payment of surety. The court was "bewildered as to how a lady was allowed to be incarcerated for 19 years only because she was unable

Subhash Tripathi is awaiting his appointment as a civil judge. After Practising as a lawyer for five years in Chikhli court, Tripathi cleared the exam for judges recently. The father Dinanath, started selling bhajiyas in 1987 when Subhash was just six.

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Those were tough days, but Tripathi never gave up on his studies. After scoring 83% in tenth, he aspired to be a doctor. But his father suffered a heart attack, worsening the financial condition of the six-member family. "I would often work 12 hours, serving bhajiyas and cleaning plates," he told TOI, reminiscing how the family had survived on daily earnings of Rs. 150. "In Class XII, I scored just 55% and thought I might get admission in a pharmacy college. But due to family responsibilities I took up graduation in chemistry. However, I decided to pursue LLB along with science." The judge-in-the-making still enjoys making green coconut patties, the family's specialty that sells like hot cakes in the town. "Very few people get an opportunity to serve food to the people," he says with pride. X—X—X

CHILDREN ARE THE KEY TO PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT Yugratna Srivastava, 17, is the only child representative at the UN Environment Program. An IIT aspirant, one of India's youngest 'green girls' spearheads a campaign that envisions a country full of trees and gardens What inspired you to take up environmental issues? I was once travelling from Shamli in western UP to Lucknow when I was taken aback at the sight of hundreds of old and big trees lying uprooted, their roots exposed. It left a mark on my mind. Since then, I decided to work extensively on planting saplings and telling people about the need to plant as many trees as are felled. How are you going about your campaign? I sensitise people against felling trees. I undertake campaigns in educational institutions about the importance of cleanliness, and planting of trees for a better future. I also spread the word at companies about the need for protecting the environment.

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You are also associated with the UN Environment Program. What has been the experience like ? The experience has been fantastic. In fact, I am the only child representative at UNEP. My tenure, which started from 2009, continues till 2014. One of the main things I learnt there is that the need to protect the environment is a value that must be imbibed from early childhood. I was amazed to see children studying in kindergarten in Japan being aware of the need to segregate waste. We, too, need to start early and make people conscious about how this seemingly small act can make a big difference. What about future plans? I intend to build a sustained campaign for environment protection. Lack of awareness, I have seen, is the crucial bottleneck. I want to speak to more and more people about the importance of trees in urban settings and gradually extend this to rural areas. Preconceived notions need to go for change to happen. -Isha Jain X—X—X

THE FINE ART OF PARENTING -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar When a baby is born, along with it, a mother and a father are also born. Often, we are eager to teach our little ones when there is a lot to learn from them. A baby exudes all the qualities of an enlightened person. A baby lives completely in the moment. Babies practise all the mudras right from the beginning. They are born in adi mudra - thumb tucked in a fist. They often sleep in chin mudra, index finger touching the thumb and chinmay mudra, with the remaining three fingers closed in a fist. Around the time their spine begins to develop, they start sucking their thumb (merudanda mudra). Through the day, they stretch and twist their toes and so on. Every posture of a baby is somewhere related to yoga. In fact, it appears that yoga was developed by looking at a baby growing. It's No Gibberish Many times, people brush aside what babies say as gibberish. Interestingly, children often remember things from their past lives,


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and between the age of three and seven, they start forgetting it. So, if you keenly listen to them talk, they may be expressing things from their previous birth. An individual's life and character is shaped by four factors. Onefourth of it comes from parents. Another one-fourth is acquired through education and upbringing. Karma or the cause and effect of one's actions provides another one-fourth and one's own effort make up the last quarter. So parents form the very first foundation of a child's life. A child starts his learning process by imitating his parents. Keen Observers Children normally are keen observers. Most parents are oblivious of the fact that children are scrutinising them every moment. Therefore, it is important for parents to be free from stress because parents' stress or joy, their character and attitudes get transferred to the child. Children are naturally drawn to music and dance. It is advisable to expose them to music which is not too aggressive, harsh and hard rock type. Often parents cannot tolerate children crying. But we should not be too anxious to put a pacifier in the child's mouth when it cries. It is good for the child to cry a little everyday for it opens up the lungs as well as the cranial bones. Osteopaths also testify to this. Positive Approach While dealing with children or educating them, one tends to give a lot of negative suggestions. We should be conscious of this and instead should give positive suggestions. Instead of saying, "Don't go there", we can say, "Come here". Similarly, instead of saying, "Don't throw the bottle", we can say, "Keep the bottle there". One can make an effort to turn suggestions more affirmative rather than negative. Children are a blessing from the Divine. Not only do they bring immense joy with them, bringing them up is a highly educational experience for the parents. They get plenty of opportunities to become

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more caring, more patient, to lead by example and most of all, to shower all their love on their bundles of joy. In some sense, it will not be wrong to say that parents play the role of God. With so many flavours, parenting can be a very colourful journey and a rewarding one too. X—X—X

SACRED SPACE DEAR CHILDREN Hippos cannot hide from illegal poachers' guns. Do the cheetahs of Botswana watch their last setting suns? As Arctic ice dissolves and polar bears, decline, Can the wolves of Ethiopia trust humankind? …Will the jaguar outrun the hunter's cold pursuit? Can we save our ponds for the great crested newt? Will snakes find their lairs as habitat turns to road? Does a parking lot come first or the Puerto Rican toad? Will koalas in their hollows survive the ruthless logging? Shall we bother to find out or is that just too much slogging? Why don't we remember those with whom we share the Earth? And why won't we honour and value their true worth? We can't let our best friends simply vanish without trace, So let's work together and restore their rightful place. Whose Planet is it Anyway ? Martin Kizko, UK's Green Poet X—X—X


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CITY'S 1 LAKH FULL-TIME HELPS SUFFER SILENTLY –Ambika Pandit New Delhi : Around one lakh full-time domestic workers keep the city's homes functional and there are many more part-time helps. However, lack of laws leaves these workers, mostly women and girls, at the mercy of employers and placement agencies. RS Chaurasia, chairperson of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), an NGO, pointed out that even if just 10% of Delhi urban middle and upper middle class households employ full-time maids, the number will be nothing short of 1 lakh. "Add to this part-time workers. It is worrisome that none of these workers have any right and have no laws to fall back on," he said. The NGO has rescued 114 minor domestic workers - all girlsin Delhi over three years. Most girls were trafficked and got jobs through placement agents in Delhi. They come mostly from Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Khokrajhar in Assam; Paschimsingh Bhumi, Gumla and Khunti in Jharkhand; and Bankura and 24-Parganas in West Bengal, said Rakesh Senegar of BBA. Chaurasia said placement agencies now charge a commission of Rs. 60,000 from employers. Earlier, it was Rs. 20,000, he added. "This reflects the growing demand for domestic workers. They tell employers to give the salary of the worker to them and don't allow the girls to talk to their parents. Workers have to sleep in bathrooms and balconies, and are fed stale food." Rishikant from Shakti Vahini, another NGO which was involved in the rescue of a domestic worker from Vasant Kunj recently, said, "Unsafe migration leads to trafficking. Many children and women are being trafficked for forced labour, child labour, forced marriages, sexual exploitation and bonded labour. The employers are also specifically looking for younger children because they come cheap, complain less and remain tightlipped while being exploited." In the past two years Shakti Vahini has recued 628 victims of trafficking, including women and children.

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Rita Panicker, director of the NGO Butterflies, said girls from Jharkhand belt are more vulnerable. "The city life itself is a traumatic experience for them. To be placed in a middle class home where life is so different from their villages is a big change for them." X—X—X

CIVIC SENSE - NOT APPLICABLE –Ravneet Sangha We are increasingly being labeled as a country of rapists, scoundrels, a country going to the dogs, mute to the situation affecting us and with rampant corruption. But, something has changed in the psyche of our nation; we are best at being indifferent to the surroundings. An indifferent attitude, why should we care, or it doesn't affect me is the current attitude. It is interesting that we can urinate in public, defecate in the open, but we can't kiss in public! The morality police would be there to admonish and also slap you with a fine. Imagine that. Why do Indians lack civic sense? Because as Clark Gable from Gone with the Wind says, 'Frankly, my dear, I wouldn't give a damn.' We will touch, spit, urinate in the open, invade personal space, touch grope a female, give back rude replies, bully, conduct unruly behavior on public transport because nobody told us it was wrong. Gurinder Kaur, a Jalandhar resident says, "I have seen trash flying out of the swankiest cars without a care. All of us become very civic when we are in foreign countries for the fear of a fine. But here, all gets piled up right in front of the house!" Parminder Pannu, councilor of ward 60, Jalandhar, is an upset lady. She is supervising the construction of the roads in her ward with a huge grant and the behavior of her own constituent residents is saddening. They are just not bothered about cooperating with her. There are designated earmarked areas where garbage should be thrown. Drains that are overflowing with bottles, broken needles, plastic and used clothes in Khurla Kingara are being cleaned. She gets them cleaned again and again and but they get clogged. Why?


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The onus of upkeeping our surroundings starting from the street, to the town, to the city, to the state and the country lies with us. It is our money being used by the government to build the infrastructure, be judicious and respect it. In the end your own pocket gets pinched in a round-about fashion. Do not think, it is not your problem, it is! The dirt started somewhere, no one came and overnight deposited the refuse. Using 'everybody does' attitude does not absolve you. Teach your child, this responsibility. X—X—X

MANY OF INDIA ENSLAVED HAVE NOT BEEN MOVED FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER - THEY ARE ENSLAVED IN THEIR OWN VILLAGES They Burnt My House - Mitthu Singh (50) Bonded labourer, Bhatinda The system of contract labour is quite common in Punjab. Hunger compels the poor to accept voluntary servitude. What this effectively amounts to is bondage: wanton exploitation including the denial of basic rights and due wages. Mitthu Singh, a bonded labourer from Bhata Village in Bhatinda district of Punjab, is one such victim. Mitthu worked for three years on the fields of Jaswinder Singh, a landlord from the same village. In 2009, he decided to quit. "Jaswinder started creating trouble," said Mitthu. "Angered by my decision, he expropriated the land I had bought with my meagre savings. He also set the house I had built on that land for my family of three, on fire." The incident was, thankfully, taken note of by the National Human Rights Commission. An enquiry followed and declared Mitthu the rightful owner. That, however, did not end his travails. In September 2013, Jaswinder attacked Mitthu's family again. When the police finally decided to register a case, it charged both parties of attacking each other over a land dispute. Report by Kamaldeep Brar

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Was starved and Beaten - Nilachala Bag (36) Landless Labourer, Bhubaneshwar Nilachala Bag, a landless farm labourer of Bhalukunda village in Odisha's Balangir District, was looking forward to a better life when he received an advance of `   18,000 from a middleman to work in a brick kiln in Andhra Pradesh (AP). But he had no idea what was in store for him and his family. The moment he and his wife Damayanti, 30, their three children arrived at the brick kiln in the Nellore district of AP, torture and exploitation became part of their lives. The nine months he worked there - October 2011 to June 2012 - meant backbreaking work for more than 19 hours a day. "We just got two one-hour breaks for breakfast and lunch and four hours of sleep," Bag said. Even his two sons, aged seven and five, were made to bake raw bricks in the sun. The kiln owner paid them 300 a week, which was much less than what had been promised, and kept them in small, cramped enclosures along with more than 50 other labourers from Odisha. "It was complete hell. If we complained about payment, longer working hours and insufficient food, we were beaten up," he said. The kiln owner's henchmen guarded them round the clock and escape was impossible. In March 2012, a son of one of the labourers was found dead. Frightned, all the labourers tried to flee, but were stopped by the kiln owner. There were no means to contact people back home. Luckily for them, some newspapers in AP reported about the death and a social activist from Balangir, Dayasagar Pradhan, went to Nellore to investigate. "The local administration of Nellore rescued the labourers after we contacted them," said Pradhan, who works for Aide et Action, an NGO. The AP government certified Bag and his wife as bonded labourers and sent the family back to Balangir. Nilachala plans to migrate again as his state government has failed to rehabilitate him as per the Bonded Labour Act 1976. "I have no other option as I have no work to feed my family," he said. Report by Priya Ranjan Sahu X—X—X


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BALVANTRAY MEHTA VIDYA BHAWAN ANGURIDEVI SHERSINGH MEMORIAL ACADEMY, GK-II, N Delhi-48

respectively. One student from Morning Shift also won the 3rd prize and cash amount of Rs. 500/- in this event.

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UN ANTI CORRUPTION DAY - 10TH INTER SCHOOL DEBATE : To commemorate the UN Anti Corruption Day, Balvantray Mehta Vidya Bhawan Anguridevi Shersingh Memorial Academy in association with Transparency International India organized the 9th Annual Inter School Debate Competition on Monday, 9th December, 2013 in the Savitri Devi Auditorium of the school. Gp. Capt. S.C. Bahri (Retd.) Director-cumManager of the school welcomed the Chief Guest, Shri Baldev Mahajan. He also welcomed the judges Smt. L. Kharbanda, Former Principal Balvantray Mehta Vidya Bhawan Sr. Sec School, Lajpat Bhawan, Ms. Sarika Malhotra, Journalist-Business Today and Rtn. L. Dhingra, PHFRotary Club Indraprastha Okhla. About 85 students of various schools enthusiastically participated in this bilingual debate. The topic was "Corruption Free State is a Political Utopia". All students very strongly advocated the need to eradicate corruption from our country. Master Karan Singh of St. Geroges School stood first, Km. Gargi Vashishtha of Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar stood second and Km. Sayasha of Birla Vidya Niketan bagged third position. The Best Team Trophy was won by the team Km. Gargi Vashishtha & Km. Shagun Saxena of Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar school. Shri Baldev Mahajan addressed the children and gave away the prizes and certificates to all the participants. On this occasion Best Three entries for Slogan Writing and Essay writing were invited from school. In Slogan Writing the first position was bagged by Km. Sayani Mandal of Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar whereas in Essay Writing Competition Km. Meghna Butoila of Red Roses Public School stood first. Another event, On the Spot Painting Competition was organized in which Master Debraj Goswami of St. George School secured the first position. Shri A.K. Tripathi, Principal of the school proposed the vote of thanks.

ANNUAL PICNIC-2013 : The Annual Picnic was organized for all the students during the month of November/December-2013. The students of both the Wings had great fun at various exotic locations viz. Worlds of Wonder, Adventure Island, Deer Park, Delhi Rides, Garden of Five Senses and Akshardham Temple etc. in the vicinity of Delhi. It was a thrilling experience for all the students. ASIA PACIFIC GAMES-2013 : From 27th November to 8th December, 2013, the Asia Pacific Games were organized by Special Olympic at New Castle, Austrailia in which 32 countries from all over the world participated in different events. It is a matter of pride that our two special need children Master Mir Faid Hussain and Master Ritik Hooku won one gold and one silver in Swimming and Cricket respectively. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES : On 3rd December, 2013, Special Wing students and Staff celebrated the International Day for the Persons with Disabilities in the Savitri Devi Auditorium. A brief cultural programme was presented by the special need children on this occasion. The comparing of the programme was also done by two special need children viz. Km. Kirti (10-SN) and Master Chander (XII-HI). It was appreciated by everyone Shri A.K. Tripathi, Principal blessed the children. Smt. Deepa Misra, Vice Principal and Smt. Geeta Mallick, Co-Ordinator (SW) also graced the occasion. Later on, the Afternoon Shift celebrated the International Day for the Persons with Disabilities in the Savitiri Devi Auditorium. A brief cultural programme was presented by the special need children on this occasion. Gp. Capt. S.C. Bahri, Director-cum-Manager who was the Chief Guest, blessed the children Shri A.K. Tripathi, Principal, Smt. Deepa Misra, Vice Principal and Smt. Geeta Mallick, Co-Ordinator (SW) also graced the occasion. 4TH GEETA CHANTING COMPETITION - 2013 : On 8th December, 2013, the Swami Sivananda Cultural Association organized the 4th Geeta Chanting Competition - 2013 at Sivananda Satsang Bhawan, Lajpat NagarIV, New Delhi. Our four students and Ms. Savita of General Wing participated in this competition. The students of the Afternoon Shift won the 2nd & 3rd positions with cash prizes of Rs. 700/- & Rs. 500/-

WORKSHOP FOR SENIOR STUDENTS : On 11the December, 2013, the Amity Institute of Education organized a Workshop for Senior Students on the topic "The Teachers in the Current and Future Scenario : Through the Lens of Adolescents. Km. Sakshi Goel of class-XI Science and Mrs. Vanita Khanna, PGT (Chem) attended this workshop. It was a very enriching programme. SOUTH WEST ATHLETICS EVENT - 2013 : On 14th December, 2013 Aashirwad Special Education School organized the South West Athletic at Bharti College, Janak Puri, New Delhi. Our 32 special need children


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participated in different events in different age group and categories. Our students bagged 11 gold, 12 silver and 6 bronze medals. One Thousand athletes from 30 schools/institutes participated in this event.

AIRTEL MARATHON : On 15th December, 2013 our ten special need children participated in Annual Marathon Race organized by Airtel and Special Olympic Bharat at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. All the students got a medal and prize. SOCIAL SCIENCE EXHIBITION : On 24th December, 2013 Social Science Exhibition was organized by the Social Science Department in the Savitri Devi Auditorium. Students from all wings actively participated in it. Various charts and models were displayed on different topics like Clay Moulding - Making of Tools & Ornaments, Models on Different Types of Land. Seven Wonders of the World, Dwelling Houses of Mohanjodaro, States with their Culture, Clay Moulding on Coins, Collage Making on Disasters. Gp. Capt. S.C. Bahri-Director, Shri A.K. Tripathi-Principal, Smt. Deepa Misra-Vice Principal and Smt. Geeta Mallick-Co ORdinator (SW) witnessed this exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the students from general as well as special wing. NIOS CLASS-XII RESULT : Our special need children appear for their class-XII Board exam through National Institute of Open Schooling. The result of public exam held in October-2013 was declared in December2013. Five special need children cleared their English subject whereas one student passed Computer and Painting subjects. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES STATE PROGRAMME : On 23rd December, 2013, IED SS & SSA Cell, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi celebrated the International Day for the Persons with Disabilities in the Savitiri Devi Auditorium. A brief cultural programme was presented by the special need children of 29 schools from all over Delhi on this occasion. Smt. A. Mona Srinivas, IAS-State Project Director, Directorate of Education (IED SS & SSA Cell), Smt. Renu Sharma, Deputy Director of Education (South), Shri N.C. Kaushik Deputy Director of Education (South East) and other officials from Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi graced the occasion. Gp. Capt. S.C. Bahri, Director of our School welcomed the distinguished guests. Shri A.K. Tripathi-Principal of the School extended the Vote of thanks on this occasion. X—X—X

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RELIEF AND REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT LAJPAT BHAWAN, LAJPAT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110024 Report for the month of February, 2014 (Please donate in cash and kind like - old usable clothes, shoes and other items which can be distributed to the poor and other destitute people & generate some money for the Society which can be used for other Welfare Projects) A. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MARRIAGE OF WIDOW’S DAUGHTERS: Names Address Cost Smt. Punni Devi Trilokpuri Rs. 2500.00 (Provided a new sewing machine on the occasion of her daughter’s marriage) B. MEDICINES, NEW SPECS PROVIDED TO : Names Address Cost Smt. Meena Jaitpur Rs. 1150.00 Smt. Mayadevi (Spects) Kotla Rs. 250.00 Smt. Asha Goswami Sultanpuri Rs. 1440.00 Smt. Chinnamma R.K. Puram Rs. 926.00 C. BLANKETS PROVIDED TO : Smt. Sunita Madanpur Khadar Smt. Shakuntala Trilokpuri Smt. Mayadevi Mangolpuri Smt. Kalakaur Kalyanpuri Smt. Rani Jal Vihar Smt. Devi Jal Vihar Smt. Guddo Kotla Smt. Tulsa Dakshinpuri Smt. Kunti Sonia Vihar Smt. Ramvati Begumpura D. BOOKS/STATIONERY ITEMS PROVIDED TO : Smt. Rajwati Dakshinpuri Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Premwati Kartarnagar Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Ramwati Kotla Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Mamta Trilokpuri Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Sonia Rohini Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Naseema Sangam Vihar Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Meena Paschim Puri Rs. 1600.00 Smt. Geeta Kotla Rs. 1600.00 E. REHABILITATION : —NIL— F. MONTHLY PENSION : Pension is provided to widows @ Rs. 400/- per month Total number of widows19 Total Cost Rs. 7,600.00 P.M. G. NEW SEWING MACHINE PROVIDED Smt. Birma Devi Laxmi Park Rs. 2.500.0 In addition, old usable clothes and other assorted items have been provided to 170 people during above period.

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SERVANTS OF THE PEOPLE SOCIETY (DELHI BRANCH) List of Donations Received During February 2014 Cash/Cheques Rs. 5,32,364/-

Total Rs. 5,32,364/-

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SHRI PREMJI MAHARAJ CHARITABLE DOT CENTER Mrs. Veena Khanna, S-31, Greater Kailash-I, ND

1000/-

Mr. K. V. Bansal, Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

4500/-

5500/-

CHARITABLE MEDICAL CLINIC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

800/Brig. M. Suri, A-14/13, DLF Gurgaon

2000/3000/-

CENTRAL AID FUND Mrs. Mira Hemrajani C-50, Mayfair Garden, Hauz Khas, ND

5000/-

Mrs. Mohini Rajani Ladies Associaion for Panchsheel Enclave C-54, Ground Floor,Panchsheel Enclave, ND

Naree Creation H-25, Old Double Storey, Lajpat Nagar-IV, ND

1100/-

Mrs. Sudershan K. Chopra D-66, Panchsheel Enclave, ND

Mrs. Sunita Sood, H-4, Jangpura Extn,

1000/-

Mrs. Veena Chib, K-4, Green Park Extn., ND

Sai Stationary, C/o Lajpat Bhawan

1500/-

Mr. K. V. Bansal Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

10000/-

Mr. Pradeep Caplash 55, Cottage Street, Monroe, CT-06468 USA

5000/Mr. Baijnath Bhandari Public Charitable Trust E-22, Defence Colony, ND

13959/-

Mr. Deepak Sehgal 42, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-, ND

10000/-

500/-

39459/-

500/14100/-

SHRI PREMJI MAHARAJ CHARITABLE HOMOEOPATHIC DISPENSARY Dr. (Mrs.) Santosh Kapoor 2110/B2, Vasant Kunj, ND

5000/-

Mrs. Kusum Malhotra D-135, East of Kailash, ND

2000/-

Mrs. Veena Khanna S-31, Greater Kailash-I, ND

1000/-

Mr. S. K. Nangia, S-441, Greater Kailash-II, ND

1000/-

DONATION FOR EUCATION RELIEF FUND Mrs. Uma Varsha Kakar Flat No-3, Faculty Apts., LSR College, ND

2000/-

Mrs. Jyoti Hingorani L-7, Ground Floor, Lajpat Nagar-III, ND

1000/3000/-

DONATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP Mr. K. V. Bansal, Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

9000/-

DONATION FOR CORPUS FUND MONA SAIGAL FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN

Mr. S. N. Sethi, M-43, Swati Apartment Patparganj, I. P. Extn., ND

35000/-

Mrs. Veena Verma 12, Nizamuddin East, ND

10000/-

Mr. Veda P. Sethi B-231/G, Greater Kailash-I, ND

10000/-

RELIEF & REHABILITATION

Other

850/-

54850/-

Prof. D. V. Mallick & Mrs. Usha Mallick “KASHIT” Weston Green Road Thames Ditton Surrey, KT 7 OHY London, UK

10000/-


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I. C. Trust, P. O. Box #3132, Head Post Office, Lodhi Road, ND

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Mrs. Ahuja C-13, Shivaji Park, Punjabi Bagh, ND

1500/-

3000/-

Mr. K. V. Bansal Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

5000/-

DONATION FOR SPECIAL MEAL (Milk & Nutrition)

5100/-

Mrs. Uma Varsha Kakar Flat No-3, Faculty Apts., LSR College, ND

2000/-

Dr. Iqbal Kaur C-45, Ist Floor, South Extn. Part-II, ND

Mrs. Asha Oberai, 4, Nizamuddin East, ND

1500/-

Mrs. Veena Bawa, B-3, Maharani Bagh, ND

1500/-

Mr. Satish Mohan, D-90, Kalkaji, ND

1500/-

63500/-

21600/-

LAJPAT BHAWAN CAMPUS I. C. Trust, P. O. Box #3132, Head Post Office, Lodhi Road, ND

2000/-

DONATION FOR SEVAKRAM NATUROPATHY CENTER

Mrs. Chitra, E-304, East of Kailash, ND

750/-

Mr. K. V. Bansal Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

Mr. V. S. Rao, A-495, Sarita Vihar, ND

750/-

Mr. Akhil, 135, Vikram Vihar, ND

750/-

Mrs. M. Chandola, F-5, Press Enclave, Saket, ND

750/-

Mrs. Shashi Agarwal A-119, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, ND

800/-

5000/-

DONATION FOR SISTERS OF THE PEOPLE Mrs. Preeti Shal C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra Mr. Sunil Batra, C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra

11000/-

5000/13000/-

Mrs. Nisha Kumar C/o Ms. Madhulika Bansal B-6/14, Safdarjung Enclave, ND

750/-

Mr. Sudershan Batra C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra

10000/-

Mrs. Yashveer Shori B-6/14, Safdarjung Enclave, ND

750/-

Mr. Sidhartha Malhotra C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra

Mrs. Bimla, 504, Devli, ND

970/-

Brig. Y. P. Sethi C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra

1500/-

Mrs. Bimla Singh C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra Mr. Parveen Chatwal C/o Mrs. Kusum Malhotra Dr. Dina Phlajani 7, Edgemore Drive, Searing Town New York, USA Mrs. Kusum Malhotra C-88, Defence Colony, ND

Mrs. Grewal, 193, Sainik Farm, ND

3000/-

5000/-

Mrs. Veena Anand, N-32, Sainik Farm, ND

1000/-

Mr. Dipesh Balani 212, Nilgiri Apts., Alaknanda, ND

1000/-

5000/-

Mrs. Uma Kumar, 1360, Sector-32, Noida

600/-

Ms. Nandita Virmani, D-397, Defence Colony, ND

600/-

US$ 13988/-

10000/-

Mr. Tuhin Basu W-1, A-93, Wellington Estate, DLF Phase-V, Gurgaon, Haryana

10800/-


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Mr. K. V. Bansal Block H-41/B, SF Flats, Saket, ND

1500/-

Ms. Nidhi Jain N-51, Iind Floor, Greater Kailash-I, ND

1000/-

Mrs. Saniya Ramchandani 25, Mayfair Apts., Mayfair Garden, ND

750/-

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DONATION FOR HARIJAN CAMP BALWADI Mrs. Priya Suri Dhawan, C-485, Defence Colony, ND

3200/-

BALVANTRAY MEHTA VIDYA BHAWAN ANGURIDEVI SHERSINGH MEMORIAL ACADEMY

Brig. Rakesh Dhir D-39, South Extn. Part-I, ND

1500/-

Mr. Arun Jolly Morter 53, Joseph Duggan Road, Turanto MHL 3 Y 2, Canada

5200/-

Mrs. Radha Jolly Roe, -10, Lajpat Nagar-III, ND

3000/42720/-

Ms. Shashi Kiron Sharma

2500/-

Mr. Vishwanath Barik, Savitri Nagar

1705/-

Ms. Ashima Aggarwal

9000/-

Ms. Priya Darshini Mandal RZ-2063, A/27, IIIrd Floor, Golden Apptt, TKD Extn.

6585/-

Mr. Sachin A-10, Dronacharya Appt, Mayur Vihar Phase-I, ND

1100/-

Ms. Vandana Baberwal

7820/-

DONATION FOR BALWADI Nanikram Hingorani Family Trust G-47-I, Lajpat Nagar-I, ND

11000/-

Mrs. Asha Oberai, 4, Nizamuddin East, ND

11000/-

Mrs. Nina Saigal, M. G. Road, Ghitorni, Delhi

2500/-

MCKS Food for the Hungry Foundation, Delhi B-43, Hillview Apartment, Vasant Vihar, ND

5000/-

Mrs. Renu Ganeriwal, N-14, Greater Kailash-I, ND Mr. B. K. Sethi, D-89, Defence Colony, ND

10000/750/-

40250/-

Mr. Ajay Mehra C-101, Kaveri Apts., Alaknanda, ND

12000/-

Mr. Gobind T. Sahani

28000/-

Ms. Urmila Chadha D-122, Saket, ND

1500/-

Mr. Sachin

1100/-

Mr. Sachin Gupta

1100/-

Inner Wheel Club

18400/-

Mr. Anil Kumar Tripathi

SENIOR CITIZEN HOME

5000/-

Soni Mrs. Uma Varsha Kakar Flat No-3, Faculty Apts., LSR College, ND

2000/-

DONATION FOR DWARKA BALWADI Mrs. Saroj Gurnani, 252, Hauz Khas Apts., ND

1500/-

DONATION FOR SRINIWASPURI BALWADI Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City 97, Anand Lok, ND

500/-

C. L. Educate Ltd. HS-17, IInd Floor, Kailash Colony, ND

12000/-

Mr. Krishan Mohan Mish, I-1637, CR Park, ND

58300/-

Ms. Sonia Markani 244, Nilgiri Aptt., Alaknanda, ND

10000/176610/G. Total

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MAJOR GENERAL B.N. BHANDARI CHARITABLE MEDICAL CLINIC (POLY CLINIC) FACILITIES AVAILABLE : Physiotherapy, Modern Path Lab, X-Ray Centre, Dental, Eye Clinic CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE : Pediatrician, Gynecologist, Medical Spl. Cardiologist, E.N.T./Eye Specialist, Psychiatrist, Skin Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon Timings : 8.30 AM - 1.00 PM Tel. : 26434175

SEVAKRAM NATUROPATHY CENTRE Lajpat Bhawan, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi-110024 (Phones : 26489845 and 26489844) Our Mission Propagation of Nature Cure and Yoga as a healthy way of life and promoting naturopathy as an alternative system of medicine. Health Foods As natural food items recommended by naturopaths are not readily available in the market, a Sales Outlet functions at the Centre on all days except Sundays. Yoga Classes Two year’s Diploma in “Naturopathy and Yoga (NDDY)”. New batch commences from March to February. For more details contact Centre Head. Publications Apart from basic literature on healthy living and nutrition, self-help books on nature-cure for high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, some women’s conditions etc. are available at nominal prices. Admissions open for following courses : Accreditated Vocational Institution (AVI No. 990261) of National Institute of Open Schooling (from 1st Jan. & 1st July of Every Year) (1) Certificate in Yog (Code-614) 6 Months Course (2) Certificate in Homoeopathic Dispensing (Code-718-719) One Year Course Working Hours – Monday to Saturday Clinic : 7.30 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. Health Foods Outlet : 8.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. Yoga Classes : 7.30 A.M. to 8.30 A.M. 10.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.

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MASALA CENTRE RIKHIDEVI RAMDAS SURI NARI SHALA FOR REHABILITATION OF POOR WOMEN LAJPAT BHAWAN, LAJPAT NAGAR,NEW DELHI-110024 Phone : 26445801

Working Hours : Monday to Saturday — 9.30 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. Lunch — 1.30 P.M. to 2.00 P.M. Last working day of the month — 9.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. Closed on Sundays and declared holidays A Centre for Pure Hand-Ground/Pounded Masalas at Competitive Rates. By Patronising this Centre you The Popularity of the are not only sure of getting pure and Centre is ever on the fresh Masalas but are also indirectly increase and its Clientele providing employment to needy Women are spread all over Delhi

Servants of the People Society (K.D.P.H.) VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE Village Mandi, Near MTNL Telephone Exchange, New Delhi-110047 Admissions open for following courses : Accreditated Vocational Institution (AVI No. 990260) of National Institute of Open Schooling (from 1st Jan. & 1st July of Every Year) (1) Basic Computing (Code-608) 6 Months Course (2) Certificate in Computer Applications (Code-711-712) One Year Course

PD TANDON LIBRARY

Phone : 26479601

Revised Rates for PDT Library w.e.f. 01.04.2013 LIFE MEMBERSHIP Rs. 3000/Security Deposit (Refundable) MEMBERSHIP CHARGES : April 2013 to March 2014 July 2013 to March 2014 Oct. 2013 to March 2014 Jan. 2014 to March 2014 Maintenance fee p.m.

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