A fest held at Ramanujam college ,Delhi to mark the International Women’s day was an amalgamation of music, comedy ,qawwali ,lectures ,plantation and eats !
NGO Tree for Life presented tree saplings to the college students to plant them on the campus . T-shirts were given to the volunteers of the women development and gender awareness cells of the college .Some students of SRCC college turned up to support Kavita Ashok in her endeavor of women security ,education ,health and awareness on this day .
Big sign boards were put up by my NGO Tree for Life where thousands signed in to show support for the cause .The Principal Dr S P Aggarwal and Focus News Chief Editor Shri Chandrashekhar ji also inspired students to respect and value women in the society .
It was a full day ,closing it with a qawwali and presenting a plant and t-shirt to standup comic Manish Tyagi .I got to exchange my ground work experience in the field with the youth through a short speech and a day full of selfies with the young turks !
Pictures speak louder than words .A free health checkup camp organized by my NGO Tree for Life in association with Metro hospital at Kalkaji .This was inclusive of 9 bastis and slums around the area .
Successful effort ,as more number of women than men showing a positive increase in health awareness in women during the course of last 5 years .
Complete heart checkup with ECG ,blood pressure ,sugar levels ,weight ,height ,nutrition and a consult with a general physician -these were the facilities . I engaged a lot of women in talk about how they should take care of their menstural hygiene ,health ,nutrition making them understand that only if they are healthy can they be able to do justice and take care of their family .
We dedicated this camp and the blessings generated to our soldiers fighting on the LOC ,India Pakistan an date safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartman !
My country stands shocked at the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir .Forty two brave CRPF jawans sacrificed to the hatred of the terrorirm when a vehicle loaded with explosives rams into a CRPF bus .The forces were being mobilized .
The whole nation mourns this act of terrorism .Today morning 12 IAF planes barge into the Pak territory blasting terror camps .Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that all political parties vowed to end the common menace of terrorism .
We salute the soldiers ,pilots and naval staff -all for their bravery and dedication .Jai Hind .Hoping for a peaceful solution before more destruction is caused by a war .
Human rights are the basic tools for a happy existence -let us vow this year 2018 ,in harmony with the UNESCO theme ,that of -” Standing up for someone’s rights “.
Organized with 120 NGO”s and other small organizations this athletic olympiad at Janakpuri ,New Delhi was one happy occasion .With 2100 special kids on the ground of Bharti college ,22nd December will be a day to remember with races and games ,prizes and medals to the winners and participants .
NGO Tree for Life gave their T-shirts, pledging the children to keep their environment clean and green .Some Neem tree saplings were also gifted to encourage plantation .A beautiful celebration of the supremest thought !
December 10th is celebrated as ” World Human Rights Day “all over the world . The theme this year given by the UN is – ” Stand up for someone’s rights’ !
Look within -are you stepping on someone’s human rights ,are you violating their right to equality ,speech ,live ,marry ,financial independence, education, expression of thoughts according to their free will ? It could actually be your own family who is suffering – a parent ,a child ,or a spouse !
Poverty is the one of the primary challenges which will be addressed in this year’s agenda .
It’s an year long celebration from Dec 10 2018 to 2019 .
Keep up the spirit and participate in awareness programs ,rallies and support activists dedicated the cause world over ! I will be doing my bit ,what about you ? I am humbled to share that a Hindi daily celebrating the World Human Rights Day choose me as the “Face of the Week “in lieu of the tiny efforts I have been making for the same .
Sidelining the Supreme Court’s order of a time slot of two hours of bursting only green crackers on the Diwali night ,we in Delhi gifted ourselves a choking city .Breathless is the word for how we felt post Diwali with Air Quality so poor and hazardous that had it been some other country a’ health – emergency” would have been declared !My numerous appeals to the administration and people via television and awareness camps went down the drain -nobody took it seriously .
We are now breathing what some of our careless friends from the government ignored -smoke and toxic air !
Ofcourse the firecrackers are not the only factor ,there is unmonitored construction ,garbage burning in landfill sites ,traffic pollution ,stubble burning in neighboring states, industrial emission and so on .The state government draws a long face of its inability to execute policies because it is in disharmony with the centre .But tell us ,is that the answer to the hundreds who are rushing to hospitals with children and old parents ?
A late suggestion of odd -even is being thought about now -when its too late in the day ! If controlling pollution seems impossible kindly consult China -they brought down theirs to normal or at least engage someone like me to create a mass movement of awareness and citizen participation !