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GlobalGiving representatives visited Gwalior Childrens Hospital Charity’s projects at the Snehelaya campus in India in 2015. During the visits, a number of concerns were identified, particularly with the children's home and healthcare center projects.
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Deepawali, the festival of lights celebrated in Snehalaya on 11th Nov. with many guests and visitirs in Snehalaya with our children by doing Laxmi Poojan, distribution of sweets, new clothes, toys etc. and feast for them. Our children enjoyed the event. In the evening lighting was done and games were played but this year we did not do any fire works to make it environment friendly, to avoid noise pollution as well avoid accidents and injuries participating in awareness campaign as initiated by President of India for this Diwali. In stead we promised our children an additional outing this month, which they happily agreed and will enjoy more.
We are much obliged of your support helping us provide for these children giving them a new life with an opportunity to live with dignity and become insependent. New multipurpose hall is almost ready now, thanks to funds raised by pupils, parents, staff and charity committee of Devonshire preparatory School with support of Dr. Neil Sikka but we need another $50000 to furnish and equip it to make it usable as an indoor sports facility, to hold cultural events as well as a dining hall for daily needs. We request this time of the year and for this Christmas to help us complete it by donating as much possible for you to make it happen.
As you know we use 100% of funds received only for the work as per choice of donors/sponsors. All admin exppenses are met by trustees by their own contributions. Please convey to all your friends and family members about our project - share the link on your blogs or social networks, use the tell-a-friend feature on the project page to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words to convince them to help us take these works further.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life including students and trainees. We request and hope for your support helping to provide for these children of India and by volunteering with us as well by fund raising. Please do recommend to other colleagues, friends and other staff /family members as well members of your network for working with us as per their skills and interests. Please do not hesitate to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or further information.
Thanks again, with regards and best wishes,
For Gwalior Childrens Charity (Regd. Charity No. 1063694), Snehalaya Trust & GHECT (India).
We are celebrating "SNEH-DIWAS" annual fun fair on 14th Nov. in snehalaya. Please join us if possible for you as well inform all your friends and family members to join us from 11 AM onwards to enjoy the day with full of entertainment, food, quiz etc and an opportunity to win the prizes too.
We are much obliged of your support helping us to reach here and carry these works further. I am happy to inform that our children participated on 21st June 2015, the first International Yoga Day helping India to make the world Record. They won the prize and received the shield and prize at the hands of Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, the Steel Industries Minister, Govt. of India for presenting it so well.
Children from Gwalior Glory School and Delhi Public School visited Snehalaya interacting with our children participating together in dance, play and sports. Our children enjoyed their company and it was benefitial for them too having learnt about abilities of our children (removing the myth from their mind for such children) as well farming, animals and various fruit plants & trees in our fields.
We are celebrating 69th Independence day of India on 15th Aug. holding flag hoisting ceremony followed by presentation of various sports and cultural activities by our children. We cordially invite you to join us for the 9th foundation day celebrations of Snehalaya on 23rd Aug. with your friends and family, when we complete 9 years and enter into tenth year of working. Highlight of this year is participation and presentation by Internationally renowned orchestra "Gharana Fusion Band" on 22nd and 23rd Aug. for our children and the audience there in Gwalior as well helping us in fund raising for our disabled orphan children in our Snehalaya. We request you to join us if possible and encourage our children with your blessings. You are most welcome to visit us any time if it is not possible for you to do so now.
On this occasion, we request you to contribute towards this cause and make this project succesful as much possible. Please donate on line now itself before it slips your mind on this page. Please help us by spreading the message with your recommendations to all your friends, associates, colleagues and ffamily members. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life to help us in this endeavour from your own place on on floor with us in India. Please feel free to write to me for any questions or further information at email@example.com
Once again we thank you for your support, without which it is not possible for us to continue. We very much appreciate your help and hope for same to continue for many more years to come. With regards and best wishes,
Dr. B. K. Sharma
For Gwalior Childrens Charity and Snehalaya.
We are much obliged for your support by helping us in bringing this work to this stage and carry it further. We continue with our children in Snehalaya educating and training them. From 5th to 10th March we celebrated Holi the festival of colours, but using only flowers making it environment friendly, not using any water to set an example for others. On 10th March Rang Panchami, concluding day of Holi festival, was celebrated as Sava Dharnm Milan Samaroh when leaders of various religions joined us in Snehalaya.
I am pleased to inform that on 15th May 2015, I was honoured by JCI Club of Gwalior recognising our ongoing work in Gwalior and received the award at the hands of Mayor of Gwalior Mr. Vivek Shejwalkar in presence of members of JCI and many dignitories of Gwalior. Though I received the award but real owners are our volunteers and supporters like you as well our staff and children in our school & Snehalaya. Our volunteers are working in Nepal and states of Bihar and UP providing medical care, counselling and helping in relief works following two devastaing earthquakes there. We have vowed to take as many orphan children and homeless adults esp. women as possible in our Snehalaya to give them new home and life with dignity with aim to rehabilitate and make them independent. Please consider donating for this work as much possible, here is the link to help us provide for earthquake victims and the orphans and the homeless thereof : http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/india-nepal-earthquake-relief-work-and-orphans/ I am sure of your continuing support and more helping us carry on with these works. Please do not hesitate to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or further information or if you may like to volunteer with us from your own place or with us on floor here. Please recommend us to all your friends, colleagues, associates and family members or any one interested in volunteering with us and help us by spreading the word. Thanks again, with regards and best wishes,BKDr.B. K. Sharma
Thanks for your help in providing for disabled orphan children in Snehalaya at Gwalior. I will like to inform you with some recent activities in our "Snehalaya, meaning the Home with Love in Hindi".
Vasant Panchami celebrated in Snehalaya by doing Saraswati Pooja, Hawan, Yagya followed by feast including sweet yellow rice for our children and staff while sweet rice as prasad distributed to all attendees following Aarti.
Republic day celebrated in Snehalaya with flag hoisting at same time when Mr. Barrack Obama, President of USA did so in Delhi. There was thick fog around. We cancelled all cultural programmes in honour of Sr. Meenoo, a resident in Snehalaya since 2008, who unfortunately left us on the day after a long stay in hospital. Shradhanjali and tributes paid to her in stead.
Also fifteen of us participated in Mumbai Marathon on 18th Jan.2015 raising nearly twelve laks for children of Snehalaya and to educate girls from surrounding villages there. Thank you all supporters, donors and fellow runners.
Christmas celebrations followed by New Years gala dinner enjoyed by our children in Usha Kiran Palace Hotel, only five star hotel in Gwalior, annual event for our children. This year winters have been very cold comparatively but now it is getting over.
We are much obliged of your support helping us to provide for these 62 children there. Please consider to sponsor one by regular payment of just $50PM, which will provide food, home, clothes, education, medicines and training to a disabled orphan child there as well will help us to plan the outlay for future. Also please spread the word and recommend to all your friends, associates, colleagues and relatives. Please do not hesitate to write to me for any questions or further information on email@example.com
Dr. BK Sharma for Children of Snehalaya, all staff, Trustees and Advisors
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