Great Deeds by our Own people - Proud to be a born in Bharat
  • Courtesy http://pancha- amritam.blogspot .com
    Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Chennai
    PANCHAAMRITAM 205 Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar
    Poornima/ Kali Yugaabda 5112 / Vikruti Maasi 6 (February 18, 2011)

    Meet Smt R.S Lalitha, 63. A science teacher who took voluntary
    retirement from the Government High School in Cantonment Pallavaram in
    the suburb of Chennai (Tamilnadu, Bharat) 11 years ago after 29 years of
    service. Lalitha saved her retirement benefits till they accumulated to
    Rs 3.5 lakh. She then donated the money to build the noon-meal centre at
    the school. Spread over 354 sq.ft, the centre has a kitchen and a store
    room. "I don't have children. These are my children,"
    Lalitha said about the students at the school. Lalitha was moved by the
    pathetic condition of the noon-meal centre when she visited the school
    last November. She sought permission from headmaster M Nainan to build
    the centre. "It is in remembrance of my husband, who died in 2009
    after years of battling Parkinson's disease," she said. The
    school has around 1,400 students including 500 girls. As per norms, the
    state government is supposed to allot funds to build a noon-meal centre
    based on the number of students. Of the 1,400 students, about 400
    students are beneficiaries of the scheme. However, due to lack of proper
    infrastructure, the school authorities were forced to cook the meals in
    the open. "We were overwhelmed by her request and immediately
    agreed," said the chief executive officer of the Cantonment Board,
    Shri G Vijayabhaskar. Based on a report by Shri D Madhavan in THE TIMES
    OF INDIA of February 16, 2011. (Idea: Shri Sambamurthy, Saha Prant
    Karyawah, RSS, Uttar Tamilnadu)


    Handloom weavers, Shri Mani and Smt Indrani, of Sirumugai village near
    Mettupalayam, Coimbatore district (Tamilnadu, Bharat), have performed an
    exemplary act of courage. The couple came forward to donate the organs
    of their 11-year-old son, Sowdesh, who was declared brain dead by the
    hospital authorities. Broken, but still forthcoming even in the hour of
    their distress, they asked the ICU doctors for organ donation. The
    kidneys, liver, heart valves, and corneas of their son have been
    harvested to be given to hospitals in Chennai and Coimbatore. For his
    parents, Sowdesh was the baby of the house, born 10 years after the
    birth of their first son. He was playing outside the house with his
    friend, when he was mowed down by a two-wheeler. Sowdesh sustained
    severe injuries and was rushed to the Mettupalayam GH, from where he was
    referred to the Ramakrishna Hospital in Coimbatore. On Monday, February
    14, 2011, after all the confirmatory brain dead tests were done, Sowdesh
    was declared brain dead. On Tuesday, his organs were harvested. Mani
    said that he was a regular blood donor, and organ donation was something
    he had always on his mind. "My son's organs should give life to
    as many as possible. He has not died. He will live always as his death
    report by Smt Nalini Ravichandran in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, February
    16, 2011.


    Village Dewala, Udaipur district (Rajasthan, Bharat). On December 28,
    2010, functionaries of Rajasthan Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad of RSS were
    seen distributing dividends to 250 Vanavasis (tribals) who gather
    seethaphal fruits (Annona squamosa or custard apple). It is obviously
    their share in profit for having supplied the fruits to the Forest &
    Agricultural Produce Cooperative Society launched by the Parishad in
    2009. In spite of the severe cold and failure of rains, the Society paid
    the Vanavasis Rs 4 a kilo for seethaphal (the Vanavasis were getting
    just Rs 2 from touts) and supplied to its buyers in Gujarat. Even then,
    at the end of the past year, the Society could earn a clear profit of Rs
    80,000. That was promptly distributed among the Vanavasis. That is how
    the poor Vanavasi brethren were liberated from the clutches of
    1, 2011.


    Bihar Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar on January 25, 2011 released the
    `Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2010' prepared and
    submitted by an NGO, 'Pratham' (established by UNICEF and Municipal
    Corporation of Greater Mumbai). The report highlighted 96.6 % enrolment
    of children (age group 6-14) in schools in Bihar giving a clear message
    that the state has bettered national average (96.5%). Midday meal
    improved the children's surge towards education, the CM said and
    solicited support of all for raising the quality of education. Last year
    India as a whole took a step towards universal elementary education, as
    Pratham's report revealed. The proportion of girls in the age group
    of 11-14 too increased to 94.1%. It was Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who
    gave the vision `Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan' (education for all)
    when he was Prime Minister. Based on a report in FLASH LIGHT,
    Fortnightly, Patna, February 1, 2011 & THE TIMES OF INDIA, January 26,


    Passengers travelling on bus number M 70 A which runs between Koyambedu
    and Avadi in Chennai found a two-day baby girl abandoned under a seat.
    They alerted the conductor and driver of the bus. The baby was then
    handed over to the Thirumullaivoyal police. As news spread in the
    locality, residents gathered at the police station seeking to adopt the
    baby. At least three families, including that of an electricity board
    employee, approached the police to take the baby home. They even took
    turns feeding the baby. "I asked if I could take the girl home as I have
    only two sons. But the police inspector there said that a lot of
    procedures were involved and that they had already alerted the
    helpline," said Murugadoss, an EB staff. The Child Helpline (1098)
    alerted the Indian Council for Child Welfare, which later rescued the
    baby. I am told that I could take the baby home only after she completed
    two years," added Murugadoss. Based on a report in THE NEW INDIAN
    EXPRESS, February 14, 2011.


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