Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fw: Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2011- Apply Now!

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From: mylibrary British Council
Subject: Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2011- Apply Now!
Sent: Mar 24, 2011 6:24 PM


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Scholarships for Australia

Dear All,


James Cook University is an Australian University also having its campus in Singapore, the university was incepted in 1970 in Australia and in 2003 in Singapore, the university degree is recognized around the globe and JCU is ranked in one of the best universities of the world.


JCU Singapore is giving an opportunity to all the Indian Students as they are conducting Scholarship Test(the successful scholars would be relaxed with the tuition fee up to 50%) at Delhi in the month of April 2011 for its July intake for Post Graduate programmes, I would request all of you to spread the awareness as this an advantage to all and everyone of us, anyone who is interested to apply for the above mentioned test, please do not hesitate to call or contact us.


Thanks & Regards

Abhishek Kumar Mishra - Sr. Business Development Manager (North)

AEC Business School Pvt.Ltd.

E-18, 3rd Floor, South Extn Part – II, Rear Entry, New Delhi – 110049, India.

TEL: +91 11 46035489/46081312 | FAX: +91 11 46081312 | MOBILE: +91 9718345955






Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fw: It's about 6 critical requirements of GOONJ ..

Here's a mail from Goonj. Please help. They're doing some good onground work.

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Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:00:19 +0100
To: <>
Subject: It's about 6 critical requirements of GOONJ ..

Dear Friends,

This mail, may be first of its kind in the last 12 years of our work, is not about what we are doing or plan to do. (Please refer for regular updates)

Here are 6 critical requirements, ways to engage to strengthen the work. Do read, revert, act and pass on the message to your friends, colleagues and relatives if you think they can also join this movement!!

1. TEAM 2000: It’s about bringing together a strong team of 2000 people who contribute a sum of Rs. 10,000/- or more in a year.  (About $ 250 or just about Rs. 800/- a month) It’s NOT like an EMI or a lifelong commitment. Give till you feel comfortable or trust the work.  Commit less or more…although we are looking for 2000 people to commit Rs. 10,000/- or more... Apart from taking care of major regular expenses, the money will be used for growth, expansion and wider replication.

We are sure that it is achievable and like all other initiatives of GOONJ, we want TEAM 2000 also to be driven by the volunteers.. do sign up, spread the word, talk to people to join TEAM 2000.A simple form is enclosed giving the money transfer options. Contributions in India are tax exempted u/s 80G of IT act.

2. Vehicles: With the spread, transport cost has gone up and material inflow at GOONJ is increasing. Pick up vans are an immediate need in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata & Jalandhar (@ approx 4.5 lakh rupees). An Informal group, Focus India Forum from Singapore has just taken care of the vehicle in Chennai. Possible contacts with vehicle companies or to get the discounted rates are welcome.

3. Computers/laptops: For the past many years we have somehow managed with the used lot of computers. Now when we are focusing on MIS, trying to use technology to maximize the potential, we need high end, good systems. Laptops are preferred as most team members spend a lot of time in the field. Our requirement is of 25 Computers/laptops and 7 printers/photocopy machines .

4. Transport support: or linkages with transport companies to reach out material to hundreds of towns/villages across the country.

5. Space: We are looking for about 2000 sq. ft. space for a processing centers/storage in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai and Hyderabad either pro-bono or on minimum possible rent. Chennai and Hyderabad are most urgent.

6. Linkages with garment industry people: primarily dealing with cotton and hosiery surplus, under/non utilized material.We are producing about 2,00,000 (2 lakh) sanitary pads and undergarments for women right now and the demand is much more !!

Feel free to write back with your queries/suggestions/comments. Do send out this message to as many people as you can. A form to join ‘Team 2000’ enclosed below…

Looking forward…

With best


To join GOONJ on facebook-

If you don’t want to receive any communication from GOONJ, write to

TEAM 2000 form and options for transferring contributions

Download- or use the form below-


Anshu Gupta ( Ashoka Fellow)

Founder Director


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

An appeal yet again for the Shinde case

I posted this a few days ago, and sadly, haven't received any positive responses yet.

Even if one person agrees to put in Rs 1000 and we get a total of 50 people helping him, he will be able to get his leg operated without having to sell his jhopdi. Kind folks, please chip in.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Appeal for funds

This appeal from Sangeeta,

Dear All,

Gyaneshwar Dagdu Shinde  has broken a bone in the leg .Wife and
daughter work are working in household jobs. He paid with his funds for an operation at Mahim. That did not go well and the bone was set
wrongly . The family has spent over a lakh in the past over two

He under went treatment for I T fracture ferum, right leg. He was
operated for DHS fixation in august, 2010, which was revised after 4
months. The bone has not united and hence he has to get a bipolar hip
replacement. The approx cost of just the implant is 50,000 and he
needs another 50,000  to cover the doctor expense and nursing home

I have raised Rs 25,000 thru Panchtatva and am looking at raising Rs 70,000

It is a genuine case and I can vouch for it. Can we raise funds ?
Funds can be transferred to his daughter's account . He heads for
surgery tomorrow.

customer I'd 106820959
ac number 009410110003770
Mukta Dnyaneshwar Shinde
Bank of India



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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Relief work for Bandra Fire Victims at Garib Nagar

Courtesy FundACause

From: eviction watch <>
Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2011

Update from Bandra Garib Nagar

The situation in Garibnagar Bandra, where more than 2500 houses were burnt is
still critical and thousands of people are still languishing in the streets. A
relief camp has been set up collectively by YUVA, CCDT, KSWA, ASEEMA and Plan

Food and cloths are pouring in as relief. MCGM has set up mobile toilets and
the sulab toilet has been made free. Two medical camps have been set up in the
area. Doctors from CSSC and Holy Family are also giving free treatment to the
affected people. Utensils and mats are being distributed by TV 9 channel.We will
issue an appeal if we need anything more.

An attempt is being made to coordinate between the various relief camps and
children are being assisted to go for examinations in the school.

Panchanamas has started and the intervention was to get panchanama of both
owners and tenants. This is where the concentration is presently involved.

From YUVA, Arokia Mary and Sitaram Shelar is coordinating the work at the site
along with Mr. Devdatta Deshpande of Plan India and Pramod Nigudkar of CCDT and
a coordination desk has been created at Dadar office:- 02224327350/ 65155178, for
any donations pl call.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Help the Bandra fire victims

Received this forward from Priyanka:

Our NGO Aseema has a school in Kherwadi, Bandra East. Due to the fire yesterday a lot of our kids are homeless. If you can contribute by giving clothes or food pls get in touch on 26473294. For money contributions please call our Chimbai off on 26407248 on Monday morning. Please pass this to your friends and families. Thanks.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Appeal for fees

A request received. Donors are requested to verify the case before donating:

From: Shah Sanjay <>Sent: Mon, February 28, 2011Subject: Request for Financial Help for ChildrenDear Sir/Madam
I the undersigned and my wife are handicap person and our family income is Rs.12000.00 P.M. We are staying in rental One Room Kitchen at Thakur complex Kandivali. My two kids are studying in Std 9th & Std 5th of Thakur Vidya Mandir Kandivali(East). If you will provide financial help to pay there fees than I will be highly oblige.
My present requirement is around 13000.00 I am enclosing details of the same.You can send Cheque Favouring "THAKUR VIDYA MANDIR HIGH SCHOOL(SECONDARY SECTION)
I will be very much thankful if you will help me in my children education. If required you can circulate my mail in your contacts
Sanjay Chimanlal Shah

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