Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This is what you can do today...

Go to the Gateway of India at 6 pm. I wont be there. I dont think thats what I would be satisfied with doing. But for those who would like to be there for this communal mourning of the departed, please do be there. This is a leaderless citizens initiative, and has been driven through SMSes and email and social network sites. "Something to show we are not going to take this lying down."

Spoke to a doctor at JJ Hospital who insisted they have received quite enough of fruits and biscuits to last them months, and requests people to send other items instead:

Bedsheets, Blankets, bed linen (simple cotton, but new, not old).
Small dry fruit packets which can be easily handed out to individual patients.
Tetrapak juices (small single use ones, for each patient)
Clothes (please send new clothes, they could be simple cotton kurtapyjamas, nightsuits, etc, gowns, childrens clothes but not old used clothes no matter how good the condition.)Rubber sheets

These can be sent to GT Hospital
Cama Hospital
and
JJ Hospital
Mumbaikars, please do help the injured recover from their trauma faster.

Also, to honour those who lost their lives in this attack, a special memorial prayer service is being held at the St Xavier's College Hall, tomorrow, Thursday, Dec 4 at 5.30 pm at the college hall.

Students, staff, alumni and wellwishers are welcome to pay their respects.

The Art of Living Foundation is offering free trauma relief workshops for Mumbaikars. These sessions will be conducted in South and Central Mumbai and are open to all. Visit www.traumacareformumbai.com

6 comments:

Preethi said...

Linked you up in my blog Kiran.. appreciate what you are doing..

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Loved what you have done in your blog space . . . Would keep myself updated and help in anyway I can . Thank you :)

Vidya said...

Kiran,this is indeed a wonderful forum that you have set up, but for those of us who are outside India and want to help the victims in some way,would you have any suggestions? Can we mail a check perhaps?
Thanks!

rayshma said...

i cannot be there. but i will help in any way i can.

karmickids said...

Preethi: Thank you, spread the word around....

Fantasies of a lifetime: Thank you...

Vidya: I would love to tell you to mail a check, but I cant right now, because I have no NGO I can route it through and be assured it goes in the right hands..so will post the details when I have figured that out...

Rayshma: Thanks dear

Suma said...

i wanted to ask the same thing as Vidya...but understand your constraints too...

have sent this to my mumbai cousins...