THE UDAYAN CARE SUNRISE
Vol. 2 , No. 5
  Highlights of September - October, 2008  

Udayan Care wishes all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Festive Season!

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 14 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women. The vision is to ‘Regenerate the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged’.

Service to Humanity!

In continuation with the 'Service to Humanity' Awards' that were instituted by Udayan Care 4 years back, we honored eminent people from different fields such as Mr. S.M.Jain, Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Mr. Deepak Sen and Dr. J.N.Puri for contributing significant amount of their time and resources at Udayan Care to help the under privileged children. Mr. Suresh Neotia, our trustee who was endowed with the 'Padma Bhushan' Award has been a constant pillar of strength for our organization. He was presented with a special citation on this occasion

In the Media!

One World South Asia made it possible for Udayan Care to air itself once more on 29th Oct.08 through the Radio program FM Rainbow 102.6 MHz. Mr. Satish Nagraji, Coordinator Community Media, ‘One World South Asia’ visited us at our Badarpur CTLC and discussed the program with us. This program ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ focused on the problems of orphan & abandoned children and how the Mentor Parents at Udayan Care took personal interest in bringing a change in the life of these disadvantaged children. Mr. Manoj Srivastava, Program Coordinator, CTLC and Ms. Shalini, MIS Executive at Udayan Care were the active agents of this program.

 

  UDAYAN GHAR PROGRAMME :

Budding Leaders!

3 of our girls from Mehrauli Home, Gurmeet, Salma and Jyoti were selected as leading members of Child Advisory Board, an initiative taken by Plan India, an organization working on the rights of children. The children are expected to develop newsletters, organize advocacy campaigns in schools and talk about children’s rights on various platforms.

Our Treasured Moment!

Pooja Udayan, our child at Gr. Noida Home was invited along with her school, for a dance performance at the inaugural function of Gautam Buddha University. Ms. Mayawati, the U.P. Chief Minister, presented an amount of Rs.25000/- to each of the children in appreciation of their performance.

Our Date with God!

Children at our Sant Nagar Home celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in the month of October. They were treated with 'sewai' and were gifted 'Eidi'.

This ‘Deepawali’, all our homes shimmered with colorful light, as prayers were sung by the children to evoke the blessings of Goddess ‘Lakshmi’, the symbol of prosperity.

Udayan Care saw one more day of ‘puja’ and celebration when children from all homes gathered together on the eve of Bhai Dooj. Bond of love renewed as the sisters put ‘tikka’ on the forehead of their brothers and received assurance of protection from them in return.

The Good Samaritans

The Teach India Campaign brought us more than 100 volunteers who were interested in giving quality time to our children. They were therefore distributed into all our homes on the basis of easy accessibility as well as the need of our children.

Adidas, CSC and Xansa, our Corporate volunteers continued with their interventions at our 4 Homes; Gurgaon, Sant Nagar, Mayur Vihar and Greater Noida respectively.

A volunteer from SIMC, Pune has been helping us develop photo codes, archives and a 30 seconder on Udayan Care.

Volunteers from LSR and Modern School continue to help out our children in their studies.

Volunteers from Germany, UK, US, Denmark, Canada and Switzerland invested their valuable time at our Homes in Gurgaon, Greater Noida and Noida.

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Sr. Vice President, American Express with a group comprising of HR specialists and financial analysts have been organizing brainstorming sessions with us on the issue of ‘Running Homes as per the guidelines of J.J.Act’. These sessions are conducted with an aim to develop replicable models of Udayan Ghars.

On behalf of our children, we thank each of the volunteers for dedicating his/ her valuable time to the cause.

For sponsoring orphaned and abandoned children, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com

Tempers Fixed

In continuation to the series of workshops on ‘Para Counseling Skills’, Dr. Gupta took up ‘Anger Management’ as the major topic of discussion with the Mentors. ‘Education Policy’ was another issue that was discussed at length in September. With the caregivers, besides talking about ‘Anger Management’, a session on First Aid was also conducted.

  UDAYAN SHALINI FELLOWSHIP :
Yet Anew!

Our newest Chapter at Uttarakhand was formally inaugurated in September at Welham Girl’s School, Dehradun. H. E., Shri B.L. Joshi, the hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Other prominent personalities such as AVM Shri H. L. Kapoor, Mr. Keshav Desi Raju, Principal Secretary (Education) to the Government of Uttarakhand, Mr. Ram Babu from Kusuma Foundation were present on the occasion. 210 new Fellows were inducted into the Kusuma Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme.

We are thankful to the Welham Girls’ School for making such beautiful arrangements for us and for making their staff and students available to us for invigilation and in the selection process of Fellows. Moreover, the school also promised to make their premises available to us for all our activities in future.

While new inductions took place in Kolkata and Aurangabad, another group of 50 girls were inducted into the Delhi chapter in a glittering ceremony held at Mahavir Senior Model School, Rana Pratap Marg. Mr. Salman Khurshid graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the ceremony.

For sponsoring the education of college going girls from disadvantaged communities, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com.

Thinking Caps!

Our Fellows in Delhi donned their thinking caps as Mr. Sameer Pathak, Director, Business Development; CNBC Awaaz motivated them to reach for higher goals in life. The topic of discussion in this quarterly workshop was ‘I think…’. Mr. Vikram Dutt, Honorary advisor, also graced the occasion by his presence.

Leaders in the making…!

20 college going USF Fellows attended a week’s Residential Camp at our Greater Noida Home, in the month of October. The theme of this Camp was ‘Leadership’, wherein an attempt was made to instill headship qualities into the girls. Mr. Sameer Pathak was invited to share his views with the children there. Quiz, essay competitions, Computer classes and language classes too formed a part of this Camp. At the Home, the girls were also introduced to Yoga by the resident yoga teacher, Ms. Aparna.

  UDAYAN OUTREACH PROGRAMME :

Virus Outsmarted!

One of our HIV +ve beneficiaries got married 2 years back and gave birth to a child. Through our workshops, we informed her about all safe practices as a result of which, after a period of 18 months the beneficiary received the happiest news of her life. Her child was tested negative and declared free of the AIDS Virus.

International Approach!

In the months of September and October, the HIV affected parents of our beneficiaries were introduced to the concept of RCH (Reproductive Child Health) & their responsibilities as parents. One of our international volunteers Ms. Marie-Elanie conducted a one-to-one session with the womenfolk as a part of her research on RCH.

Creative Hands!

Ms. Anita Kapoor, a social worker from Jamia Milia Islamia University conducted an ‘Art & Craft’ session with our beneficiaries. The kids learnt to make various articles out of waste material.

For sponsoring the education/ nutrition of children affected with HIV/ AIDS, contact us at udayancare@gmail.com.

 

  UDAYAN CARE COMPUTER TRAINING AND LEARNING CENTRES:

Communities at Lakharpur, Badarpur and Vinod Nagar (New Delhi) saw a door-to-door Udayan Care mobilization in the month of October. 52 inductions in the month of September and 45 in the month of October summed up to a total of 3747 beneficiaries currently undergoing a course in Computers at our 5 Computer Centers situated at Vinod Nagar, Badarpur, Dharuhera, Gurgaon and Greater Noida. 88 students passed out from our centers recently.

Diwali Preparations!

A competition on Rangoli, Mehandi and Drawing was organized at our RKMF-Udayan Care CTLC, Dharuhera on the 16th of Oct. Col. J.K.Dhanda (Chief Administrator, RKMF) and Mrs. Neelima (Principal, RMVM) graced the occasion and judged the 40 participants.

Colourful earthen pots, diyas, beautiful wall hangings adorned with mirrors, ribbons, sparkles and paint were made by the joint effort of the faculty and the staff. This workshop was held on 15th October at Vinod Nagar CTLC to mark the festival of Deepawali.

  FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES :

Our Products at Corporates!

Corporates such as Make My Trip, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nirmal Bhartiya School, MDI, CSC, Wipro, Marriot Hotel, Hewitt and Amex and educational institutes such as Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and Pragyan School, Greater Noida honored our efforts by providing us with their premises where we put up stalls for Diwali celebrations. Products such as Greeting Cards, Gift tags, Desk Calendars, paintings, magazine gift packs, business card albums, chocolates, mugs, travel wallets, jewellery wraps, memo pads, fridge magnets, lap trays, T-Shirts, aprons made by Udayan Care.

Brahmnad!

A two-day musical fundraising event was held at the India Habitat Centre wherein one of the most gifted classical vocalists Pt. Channulal Mishra regaled the audience with a diverse range of compositions.

Shri Pushparaj on the surbahar, and Ms.Hetal Mehta on the tabla also wove magic on the audience.

The event was supported by Vatika and Global Coal & Mining Pvt. Ltd. India Habitat Centre and Ramchander Nath Foundation partnered with us. We thank them and our advertisers CSC, IDFC Projects, Mandarin Court, Alsisar Hotels, The Springer India Website, Stay Inn Group of Apartments & Kamal Tours and Kwality for making this event possible.

 

  FORTHCOMING EVENTS :
Our children from Udayan Ghars are looking forward to their Winter Camp that shall be organized at the end of this year. Children from all our Homes shall join together to bid farewell to the year 2008. Exciting fun-based workshops shall occupy the children during their stay at our Greater Noida Home. Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers and Innovative Ideas are invited to make this Camp a memorable one for the children! Please contact us at the address mentioned below.
Head Office, Udayan Care
16/97 A, 1st Floor, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-110024,
Tel.: 011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
For further details, visit us: www.udayancare.org
e-mail us at:
udayancare@gmail.com, info@udayancare.org
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