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SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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Participants waiting for the flag to unfurl
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flag hoisting area

 

SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 

 

RAMANUJAN DIVYANG REHABILITATION & SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTER- A NOBLE EFFORT

 

My mother’s birthday falls on the 15th of August—that happens to be our Independence Day. She is now no more, but I continue to remember and celebrate her birthday each year in a virtuous manner. And, pursuing the cause as ever, I wanted to do something different again this time, when I came to know that Ramanujan Divyang Rehabilitation & Skill Development Centerlocated in Palwal is celebrating the Independence Day in a noble manner, so I decided to visit them on that day. The center works for children with special needs. And on the occasion of the Independence Day they had planned for a musical extravaganza where all the protagonists were children who were hearing impaired.

The programme commenced with the chief guest Shri Vipul Goyal, a cabinet minister in Government of Haryana, in charge for Industries, performing the flag hoisting in the presence of these noble yet daring children, followed by a spell of bright and colourful cultural programmes of dance and music performed by the same children.

Needless to say it was a tough task for these children to have stepped, toed, and danced to the soothing rhythms of the gentle music that was being played, that provided no hearing stimulus to them, yet the show went off as immaculate.

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Minister handing over awards

 

Apart from the chief guest the programme was also well attended by Shri Tek Chand Sharma M.L.A.; Shri Deepak Mangla—political secretary to the chief minister; Shri Ashok Kumar Sharma—deputy commissioner Palwal; Shri Rahul Sharma—superintendent of police Palwal; Shri Bijender Saroth—President, District Red Cross Society and Shri Jawahar Singh—district president, BJP. As a kind gesture an amount of Rs 50,000 was announced as donation by the honourable minister who was too moved by the spirits of these children.

At this august moment Dr Rajeev Mohan Kukreja—founder Chairman, and Dr Sujata Tripathi—Director of the center were also present.

There isn’t much need for me to describe the function anymore as the pictures will say it all. But what should not go unnoticed is the glimmer of hope in the eyes of both the children and their parents. We all do enough for ourselves and our children but it requires something extra in you to step out and do something for others and especially children with special needs.

Below is a synopsis of what the center does and you could join the cause by donating liberally.

Ramanujan Divyang Rehabilitation & Skill Development Center

 

About Us

 

 

    We are a self sustained educational society of great repute located in one of the backward districts of Southern Haryana, where we are running a ‘facility center’ for children with special needs since 2013. Through this facility center we are imparting specific therapies along with training and education for their overall betterment, as we want all such children to be cognitively and financially self-reliant. And as a first step towards this goal we are providing them with vocational and computer training. Our center, vow’s for good benchmarks and keeping in line with that we have evolved the values of three “S” that we are currently pursuing: a. Self Confidence b. Skill Enhancement c. Self dependent.

 

  1. FACILITY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 

The center has identified more than 100 children with special needs from nearby villages & Palwal town, and has started a facility center in order to provide them with therapies, together with training & education. It has two sections namely MR (Mentally Retarded) & HI (Hearing Impaired). And we are happy to inform you that today over 30 such students are training under this noble and demanding mission on a regular basis. The center has also appointed two special educators & a speech therapist registered with RCI having required qualification, along with other support staff.

 

  • VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT

 

We intend to cover as many Divyang children and adults to bring them under the central umbrella of ‘mainstream earning members’ in the family and society, by imparting vocational & computer training that they are capable of learning. We also intend training rural women who are unable to travel to towns or cities away from their homes. And for the purpose, the center runs the following programs and has simultaneously applied to (NIOS) National Institute of Open Schooling, for affiliation and accreditation of the following courses:

 

  • Cutting & Tailoring
  • Indian Embroidery
  • Basics & Advance Computer Training

 

  • Project ‘SWAVALAMBAN’ — FOR WOMEN & DIVYANGS

 

Rural women and Divyang persons are often exploited since they are financially not independent. Project Swavalamban is a brain child of Ramanujan Foundation to provide employment exclusively to rural women & Divyang

persons. Swavalamban means ‘Self Dependent’ or “Having Freedom of Action or Initiative/Decisions.” Under project ‘Swavalamban’ our center inculcates and develops skills as per capabilities of the learner & subsequently provides them with raw material to work with. Produced artifacts thereafter are retailed in the market under the brand name “Swavalamban”. This makes it convenient for them to work out of their homes and simultaneously facilitates them to even look after their families. Thus: people involved in project Swavalamban will no longer be a liability for their family and society and will earn their livelihood with self respect.

 

Currently on a pilot basis following products are being produced by these people:

 

  1. Hand Knitted Sweaters for ladies, gents, kids and infants.
  2. Embroidered home furnishing such as bed-sheets, pillow covers, table cloths etc.
  3. Handmade dari (rug) from waste wool.

 

BUT WE NEED HELP

 

Most children enrolled in the facility-center are from a very poor background. They are unable to pay any fee for such facilities. Till date Ramanujan Foundation and its team were bearing all the expenses. But due to down turn in education sector leading to severe downturn in our own revenues the foundation for now is finding it difficult to bear the cost of center. Hence the humble request, to all our well wishers, patrons and like-minded people to kindly donate as generously as possible for the noble cause.

 

 

 

Our website: www.ramanujan.edu.in

E-mail: info@ramanujan.edu.in

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE WIFE OR A CAREER WIFE

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     Savita looked a little restless, when, her husband, who was new in the job. Introduced her as a ‘housewife.’ After three of his junior colleagues, introduced their wives as ‘career-wives’ in the office gathering that was celebrating the annual target achievement ball. Savita, later tried to dilute her lukewarm introduction by talking more about her academic career than homemaker. But it got me thinking while I was standing in a corner. What is the future of and Indian housewife?

    Oxford dictionary defines a housewife as a married woman, whose main occupation is, caring for her family, managing household affairs and doing housework. The traditional division of labour between the husband as breadwinner and wife as housewife.     Chambers on the other hand defines housewife as a woman who looks after the house, her husband or partner, and the family, and who often does not have a paid job outside the home. Merriam Webster describes a housewife as a married woman who is in charge of her household. But in urban India, we generally refer a housewife as gharwali, a person who manages the house but doesn’t have a career. And in converse a husband is called a gharwala, but he bloody well has to go out and make a career.

    But, the tables have turned in India now, where, things have really opened up for women, especially, in the urban areas. Be it education, skill development, entrepreneurship and the works. Traditionally, Indian women were tied to their homes and families as part of family tradition and also because there weren’t too many opportunities. But India since then has moved on and there exist ample opportunities now for them. To create their own identity in the 500 million strong, Indian workforce. Where, 60% of Indian population is below 35 years of age and where each year, 10 million additional jobs are required to keep the young Indian population afloat . So then the big question is will the 21st century woman in all her vanity and egomania love being called a housewife or a career wife?

    India loves following the west. So let’s take the American workforce per se. It comprises of 47% female workers and 53% male workers (a close race) and therefore Supermom is not a myth after all, and Super Dad is beginning to become a realty in India (Vodafone campaign).

    Last but not the least will the existing housewives (many now mothers) of India prefer their daughters being addressed as a housewife or a career wife and what about the husbands—a housewife or a career-wife and what about the wives—a house-husband or a career-husband? The answers won’t be that easy even if they are obvious.

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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Shravan Charity Mission is an NGO that works for poor children suffering from life threatening diseases. Should you wish to donate for the cause the bank details are given below:

NAME OF ACCOUNT: SHRAVAN CHARITY MISSION

Account no: 680510110004635 (BANK OF INDIA)

IFSC code: BKID0006805

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GLOOM BEHIND THE SMILE

(Archived in 7 prestigious libraries of the US, including, Harvard University and Library of Congress. It can also be accessed in MIT through Worldcat.org. Besides, it is also available for reading in Libraries and archives of Canada and Cancer Aid and Research Foundation Mumbai)  

ONE TO TANGO … RIA’S ODYSSEY

(Archived in Connemara Library, Chennai and Delhi Public Library, GOI, Ministry of Culture)

AADAB LUCKNOW … FOND MEMORIES

(Launched in Lucknow International Literary Festival 2014)

REFRACTIONS … FROM THE PRISM OF GOD

(Co-published by Cankids–Kidscan, a pan India NGO and Shravan Charity Mission, that works for Child cancer in India. The book is endorsed by Ms Preetha Reddy, MD Apollo Hospitals Group. Book was launched in Lucknow International Literary Festival 2016)

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Only a skilled nation can create national wealth

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Analysis: 50% of the world’s wealth remains with 4-5 countries

    “National wealth” refers to the total value of wealth possessed by the citizens of a nation at a set point in time. That is, the total value of wealth and goods generated by all economic activity in a particular nation.

    It is also referred as the national (net) wealth, or the national net worth, or even the gross national wealth (GNW); summing up to the total national wealth and is the total sum value of wealth possessed by the citizens of a nation at any given point of time.

    This figure of national wealth is an important indicator of a nation’s ability to take on debt and sustain spending. It is influenced, not only by real estate prices, but also by the stock market, human resources, technological advancements which may create new assets or render other worthless. It is also steered by the national infrastructure and exchange rates. Remember, for value creation optimum skill levels are a must for any nation and therefore skill building is an important ingredient, required to augment national wealth.

    The most significant component by far among most developed nations is commonly reported as household net wealth or worth, and also reflects infrastructure investment. National wealth can fluctuate, as evidenced in the US data (to follow) following the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recovery.

    There are 196 countries in the world today. If we compare the national wealth figures of the first 30 major countries we will come across an interesting paradigm as below:

ANALYSIS … HOW CHINA FORGES AHEAD

  • The world’s wealth has grown from 117,225 billion USD in 2000 to 171,577 in 2005, up to 216,374 in 2010 and to 250,145 in 2015. This is a cumulative growth of 113% over the last 15 years and an average annual growth rate of 7.5%.
  • USA remains the richest in terms of national wealth and also a consistent performer since 2000 to 2015. In 2000 it had a national wealth of 42,941 billion USD which has grown to 85,901 billion USD in 2015. This is a cumulative growth of 100% over 15 years and an average annual growth rate of 6.67%.
  • The national wealth of the US in 2000 was 42,941 billion USD, a little more than the national wealth of Japan, UK, Germany, Italy and China, put together.
  • The national wealth of the US in 2005 was 59,664 billion USD, a little more than the national wealth of Japan, UK, France, Italy and Germany, put together.
  • The national wealth of the US in 2010 declined from 59,664 billion USD by 4.27% to 57114 on account of the economic crisis, but it still remained more than the combined national wealth of countries such as Japan, China and France, put together. China by 2010 had become a major skill development country and thereby started generating wealth. It would not be wrong to say that 50% of the wealth of the world is controlled by only four or five countries.
  • By 2015 the national wealth of the US had increased to 85,901 billion USD, a little more than the combined wealth of five economic super powers such as China, Japan, UK, France and Germany.
  • China’s policy of underscoring on skill development under the banner of human resources gave encouraging results when its national wealth from 4664 billion USD in 2000 went up to 8674 in 2005 and to 17505 in 2010 and finally to 22817 in 2015. And from 6th position in 2000 it has jumped to 2nd position in 2015 in terms of national wealth.
  • India on the contrary from 14th position out of 196 countries in 2000 jumped marginally to 12th position in 2005 and to 11th position in 2010, but slumped back to 14th position in 2015. Its national wealth was 1163 billion USD in 2000, 2142 billion USD in 2005, 3788 billion USD in 2010, and 3447 billion USD in 2015. It has cumulatively grown by 196% with an average growth rate of 13%. But it is not enough when we compare it with world standards and our political establishment needs to understand this. India requires wide spread skill development if it wants to grow its national wealth. A lesson we need to learn from China where there is no opposition when it comes to policies affecting national wealth.
  • 50% of the world’s wealth in the year 2000 was with super economic powers such as the USA, Japan and the UK. This changed somewhat in 2010 where 50% of the world’s wealth was held by the USA, Japan, UK and France, and this further changed in 2010 when 50% of the wealth of the world was held by USA, Japan, China (China replaced UK) and France. In 2015 the scenario further changed when China jumped to the second position next to the US leaving behind Japan to a close third.
  • Canada with 35 only million people has maintained a steady 8th position in the world. In 2000 it had a national wealth of 2,469 billion USD. This rose to 4277 in 2005, to 6212 in 2010 and finally to 6872 in 2015. Its cumulative growth in 15 years has been 178% with an average growth rate of 11.88%. But it has failed to take a quantum leap because it doesn’t have great reserve of skill bank which it is largely importing from other countries now. It also has a huge geographical territory and it remains to be seen how in times to come it will manage its huge assets with such a meagre population.
  • South Korea has turned into another industrial giant by lifting its skill levels. It rose from the 16th position where it had a national wealth of 1089 billion USD in 2000, to 2149 billion USD in 2005 at 11th spotBut it slumped back to 14th position in 2010 even when it increased its national wealth to 2791 billion USD. But in 2015 it jumped to 12th spot with a national wealth of 3545 billion USD.
  • Greece with its economic crisis, a typical example has crashed to the 30th spot in 2015 with 743 billion USD from the 23rd spot in 2000 with a national wealth of 493 billion USD.
  • Russia with the roots of once a super power has stagnated from 3150 in 2000 to 1284 USD billion in 2015 but has gone up notches from 30th to 23rd

    The point of essence—mere size of population doesn’t increase national wealth. One has to individually create it for the nation. And you can create, only if you have the skill. The US remains the leader in this field with a population of 310 million people which is less than one third of the population of India. Even Canada with only 35 million people generates more revenue than India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is by far on track by underscoring on skill development in India.

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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https://kamleshsujata.wordpress.com

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Shravan Charity Mission is an NGO that works for poor children suffering from life threatening diseases. Should you wish to donate for the cause the bank details are given below:

NAME OF ACCOUNT: SHRAVAN CHARITY MISSION

Account no: 680510110004635 (BANK OF INDIA)

IFSC code: BKID0006805

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Our publications

GLOOM BEHIND THE SMILE

ONE TO TANGO … RIA’S ODYSSEY

AADAB LUCKNOW … FOND MEMORIES

REFRACTIONS … FROM THE PRISM OF GOD

(CAN BE BOUGHT FROM ON LINE BOOK STORES OR WRITE TO US FOR COPIES)

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