November - December 2007
Vol. I, No. 5
  Highlights of November- December, 2007  

Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 13 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.
The vision is to ‘Regenerate the rhythm of life of the disadvantaged’.
The mission is ‘For every child a home and education for every adult the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give
back to society’

Our Presence!

  • UDAYAN Care was a part of the two-day National Consultation on Child Rights, organised in December by Butterflies at YMCA
  • Managing Trustee, Udayan Care was invited to present a paper on ‘Rehabilitation of Street Children’ at PHD Chambers, on 27th December. This event was organised by Rotary Awards for Service to Humanity (India) Trust
  Udayan Ghars Programme:
Kid Strength!
  • 112 children continue to find solace in the homes run under the Udayan Ghar Programme

Back to Home!

  • The organisation was successful in restoring one of the children, Manpreet to her long lost mother

Glorious Performances!

  • Another stage show was performed by the children in a Yuva Utsav and NGO Mela, organised by YMCA, New Delhi on the 17th of November. Children received certificates for participation
  • At an NGO Sports Meet, organised by the Modern School, Vasant Vihar, on the 18th of November, Sulochana from Sant Nagar Home won the first prize in 100 mtrs. Dash while Urmila, Priyanka from Greater Noida Home
    and Seema, Shruti from Mehrauli Home won as a team in Relay
  • Delhi Trade Fare, 2007 saw children from Greater Noida Home enacting two stage shows that enthralled the audience. It was orgnised by Icongo

Her Gracious Presence!

  • On 29th November, Greater Noida Home had the proud privilege of receiving Mrs Rajapaksa, the First Lady of Srilanka accompanied by the High Commissioner of Srilanka along with an entourage of 13 officials and their wives. She was also accompanied by Mrs Digvijai Singh, wife of ex Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and present MP



Blissfully Wedded!

  • Udayan Care married off its daughter Ashima on the 15th of December, 2007. As she was a Muslim and the boy, a Christian, the marriage was solemnized before the DM, Greater NOIDA

Green Udayan!

  • The Herbal Garden facilitated by Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj (JLLM),
    in association with Youthreach at Gurgaon has been flourishing since





Volunteers Special!

  • Children were treated to the first show of the movie, ‘Tare Zameen Par’ by Singapore Travels.
  • Adidas continued to hone the football skills of our children at Gurgaon Home, every Friday
  • Many volunteers from UK, USA and France continue to bring a difference in the life of our children by giving them moments to cherish

Christmas Special!

  • Children of Sant Nagar Home made a difference for the inmates of Chesshire Home, New Delhi by celebrating Christmas with them
  • The Octagona team celebrated Christmas with a difference. They encouraged their supporters to give donations to Udayan Care instead of distributing Chrstmas gifts to friends and corporate clients

Adieu 2007!

  • Winter Camp organised in December brought some novel experiences for the children as they volunteered to donate a part of their savings to the children less previleged. A pair of woolen socks and cap was gifted by our children to the 300 students, studying in Government school at Tughlakpur slums, Greater Noida
  • Children bid goodbye to the year 2007 by lighting a bonfire during their Winter Camp
UDAYAN SHALINI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME:

Strength Anew!

  • 361 new Fellows were inducted, (154 for our West Bengal Chapter, 173 for Delhi and 34 for Kurukshetra) thus doubling the total number of Fellows from 355 last year to 799 this year

Celebration Time!

  • 24th November saw a function being organised to commemorate the induction of new fellows in Delhi. Mr. Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer affairs, Food and Public Distribution agreed to be the Chief Guest while Mr. Vijender Gupta, Chairman, Standing Committee of MCD (Municipal Corporation Of Delhi), and Dr. Shobha Vijender, Metropolitan Magistrate, CWC (Child Welfare Committee) was the Guest of Honour
  • At West Bengal, the Fellowship programme was organized on 29th November. The Chief Guest, Sri Gautam Dev, Hon’ble Minister of Housing and P.H.E. Govt. of West Bengal graced the occasion with his presence. This function was largely supported and organixed by Ambuja Realty, the noted Industrial Group
  • A total of 799 girls were provided monetary and mentoring support (639 are with us, out of the remaining, a few became self- reliant while some completed their education

Fellow Speak!

  • “I am happy that through Udayan Care I got a chance to voice my concern against this problem”. These were the words spoken by one of our fellows, Ms. Hema Nayal during a Social Campaign on HIV/ AIDS. This Campaign was conducted at Mongolpuri on 25th November, wherein 93 fellows participated
UDAYAN CARE SUGAM VEDASHRAM PROJECT:
  • Construction of vocational cum educational center at Chandrapadi Village in District Nagapattanam, is near completion. This work is being done with the aim to help the Tsunami victims reflourish. Our tuition centre has a steady stream of children learning differtent subjects as well as creative arts
UDAYAN CARE OUTREACH PROGRAMME:
  • 49 children continue to receive monetary support for education and nutrition while 9 more have been identified and are in the process of being inducted in the near future.
  • Regular home visits of the children of the HIV affected continued
  • A story-telling workshop highlighting attributes of wisdom and self confidence was held with the children this December
  • On 9th December, a group discussion was held with the parents of the children affected with HIV/ AIDS. The participants were given a platform to express their feelings and share their initial reactions to the disease, with each other
UDAYAN CARE COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER :

Mobilised!

  • The community of Narsinghpur and Mohammadpur villages was mobilised and briefed on the Udayan Care Computer Training and Learning Centers. Around 300 people were oriented on 28th December "
  • A similar Mobilisation Campaign was conducted at Uttam Nagar and Prem Nagar on 26th December

Festivities!

  • A small function celebrating Christmas was organized at the Kishwarna Udayan Care Centre at Badarpur, with the support of students as well as the faculty of the centre
  • Udayan Care Diwali Mela was organized at the Vinod Nagar community center park, situated near the Udayan Care Computer Training and Learning Center
UDAYAN CARE FUND RAISING PRODUCTS:

Udayan Care indulges into a novel initiative of advertising the art work of its children in the form of
T-shirts, cups, note pads etc. These articles, alongwith products involving graphic/ jewellery designing are displayed in the stalls put up at various fetes and carnivals, to raise funds. One of the mentor mothers, Ms. Isabel Sahni took the lead and has involved herself since, in consistently planning towards progress.

Head Office, Udayan Care
C-9 (Basement), Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110024,
Tel.: 011-29840151/32603837, Telefax: 011-29840151
For further details,
visit us: www.udayancare.org or
e-mail us at: udayancare@gmail.com, ucare@udayancare.org