FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK November 2022
“Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.”
— Leo Tolstoy
The light that brings happiness to all our faces is Diwali. It is a celebration of light and colour and fireworks. In many states of India Diwali also coincides with their new year celebrations. Despite the joy, it brings it brings to our lives, it has some serious ramifications on the environment. Firecrackers have been known to be incredibly dangerous, with accidents and injuries happening often. They are also a menace to the environment casing tremendous air and noise pollution.
But these days we have shifted to new ways of celebrating Diwali, mainly through eco-friendly firecrackers and noise pollution restrictions. Although a large part of the celebration is the loud noise of firecrackers burning in the air, we again have adapted to the new ways to share joy.
Keeping Navaratri celebration and Durga Puja in mind we have fulfilled our commitments towards our beneficiaries as early as possible. Among the three beneficiaries one was ABWU, Balwadi Creche .Their requirement was a small TV set for their interactive teaching .
The next beneficiary was the Mira Upkar Trust. MUT’s requirements were special kit, speech tools, feeding tools, V-Pen Uni-Tip, Talk- Tip, TT-LR , TT-UD ,tongue-steer , Hickey, Sensory bite. Apart from all these tools, they were in need of Sight words Talking Flash Card (224 cards), Magnetic + Pinboard. All these study materials have been handed over to them successfully. Probortak Sangha Home , this month’s last beneficiary were provided with their requirement of monthly groceries . All these institutions were satisfied with what we provided, it could bring smile to the faces the residents.
I have come to the end of my discussion. Like previous months our friends have enriched us with generous donation. Shubhra Dutta one of our GBS member, has donated Rs 10,000 to Asha Niketan. The children of Asha Niketan will surely be benefited. We are proud of our own Shubhra as she always appears as ‘Lady with the Lamp’ at the odd hours of our beneficiaries.
Another remarkable donation has been made by our own GBS member Arun’s nephew Joydeep Bhattacharya . He has given Rs. 10113 towards purchase of following items for Balwadi Creche ABWU :
2. Wooden small a,b,c,d
3. Soft Board
4. Big size vegetables
5. Wooden colourful flowers
6. Wooden sorting shapes
7. A B C Blocks
9. Exercise Copies
Thank you Mr. Bhattacharya . We are immensely grateful to you for your generous donation to Balwadi Creche. This will enable them to improve their teaching ability towards the children and ultimately elevating their standard of education for the children.
Another kind donation of Rs 20,000 is contributed by our friend and member Arun Bhattacharya’s grandnephew Saurav. We deeply appreciate the generous help extended by Saurav Chatterjee to WSB This will help them ease their financial crunch to some extent.
Last, but not the least, I would like to thank the thoughtful gesture of our dear friend Pravin. He has presented Mosquito Nets worth Rs. 5000 to SHISHU KALYAN SCHOOL. Really thankful to him for relentlessly working at the back-end of our online presence, making all this possible.
Grateful for all the GBS members who despite their own challenges always show up to help and support our efforts. We as a team strive to make this world a better place to live in, to spread a little more cheer and light, all around.
PICS OF THE MONTH
These are some of the creative children from ABWU Creche in July