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Your small contribution can save life of Narasimha!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 19, 2017

Dear All

As you all know, our brother Narsimha, a fellow navodayan from JNV Medak (1991-98), met with tragic accident two years ago which resulted in amputation of his leg and an infection in kidneys, lungs and spinal cord. He is from poor, agriculture dependent family and is father of three kids. His brother died recently in another unfortunate incident who was the sole earner and financial supporter of his family.

Inherently, we know we are navodayans and we have been designed to live for something greater than ourselves. Our greatest successes in life are often found in helping others. Narasimha needs our help in order to get better treatment and continue supporting his family. It will be a shame to see a navodayan lose his life due to lack of money. So, please come forward and join hands together to help him survive in whatever way you can and your support will give hope to him and his family. We truly appreciate your help and efforts in helping Narasimha!

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Someone has rightly said that “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something”. It is in fact the collective effort of everyone to make small contributions with a lot of heart. Little efforts count, and you don’t have to be concerned about making small contribution as everyone’ small contribution will collectively be a big one. And it is the effort that counts!!!

Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor and Narasimha while some of have donated through other channels including Milaap. Additionally, the details of contribution made till now are given below:

We request all our JNV Alumni, family and friends to help raise the minimum required amount of Rupees 500,000 to meet his treatment costs.  At the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause.

You may donate online or through our many other ways like through Paytm # 9619500732. We have made it easy to help in ways that work for you.

For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

You may directly transfer to JNV Wargal Alumni A/C as well:

Name: JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA WARGAL ALUMNI
AC NO: 50100197873490
RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code: HDFC0000021 or HDFC0004684
HDFC BANK, ALLWYN COLONY
MIYAPUR BRANCH
HYDERABAD

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

For clarifications and any other details, Please call on: Ramesh # 7032903999.

At last, nevertheless, I would like to thank all our coordinators for their great coordination and support. Keep it up!

Regards.

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Don’t try to criminalize working Mothers!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 11, 2017

“How can I convince my wife to leave her job to raise our child?”

The above question is asked by somebody in Quora and I liked the response shared by  Shweta Sharma an alumnus of JNV Jojawar. I am quoting her reply below:

Here is how, Don’t!

There is a possibility she might already have considered it, analysed the scenario at her work place and decided against it for some valid reasons. Getting back to workforce is not as easy as sounds. If one of you can get extended leaves, great. If not, try seeking family support if possible. I agree that leaving an infant with nanny does not sound like the perfect solution. But try thinking this from her perspective. Now you have not mentioned what industry she works in, but at some work places the competition is cut throat. I have spend good one year out of the work force and I know the toll it takes on your confidence and skills. Unless she expresses the desire to quit her job for sometime herself, try not making things difficult for her.

I am not a mother yet, but I have seen working mothers very closely. I cant even express the guilt they carry all the time. The guilt for not being a good wife, for not being there when the kid needed them, for not spending every waking second with the kid! Chances are, she is already having post partum depression. It is important to get the support system robust for the time being. I agree that the kid needs much attention, but as selfish as it sounds, you guys were spouses first and parents later. Listen to her. She might have good reasons to continue to work. She might have insecurities about leaving work which she cant voice. In any case, this decision should come from her. Ideally this is something couples discuss before the situation arises. But now that you are already on the field, don’t lose that team spirit. God knows you will need it when the kid will be a teenager. Both of you will have to put in efforts to raise the kid and both of you will have to support each other.

Most of the days, on my way to work I see a woman with her baby. The baby girl is around 6-7 months old. The mum takes the baby with her, drops it in day care and on her way back, gets the baby along. It is such a lovely sight! It helps that it is a happy baby! She keeps all of us engaged, waves around to everyone, blows kisses, keeps giggling. But most of all, the baby and the mum, they just seem so happy to see each other! It just melts our hearts every time we see them. Once I had to change my route and catch the train at the stop where they start. The kid just could not stop kissing her mum, and the mum reciprocated. Of course, the kid cooled down in some time and her attention was shifted to showing her mum all things interesting, like her fingers or the hoarding or a passing train! That is the kind of relationship you want with your kid! Not one where a dissatisfied human being hoovers over the kids’ heads to prove to be a good parent.

Take your time to understand this new situation, give your wife sometime too. Be really careful about this nanny thing, take all steps necessary to ensure the person you are leaving your kid with is reliable.

There is a pearl of wisdom I got from one of my previous managers, “when you will be a parent don’t forget to be a wife. remember he was there first, and he will be around when the kid spreads it’s wings. Never abandon this friendship. Because it is what gives you strength.” Now you don’t need to be a wife, that advice was custom made for me, but rest of it can be true for you.

Well, so here it goes my stand! 🙂

I would say “No”, please don’t. It should be her choice! I would say it should be her decision to work or stay home with the kids, and most important is she ‘must‘ do what will make her most happy, not what ‘should‘ make her happy. You don’t need to convince her for which she is not ready to sacrifice. I have seen mostly women leave their job to sacrifice their career in the name of marriage and child. Though they are highly educated and can stand on their own feet, but they find no option but to give up their careers for the sake of their family. Why should it be only a father who would do a job in order to earn money? Why don’t a man find him worthy enough to take care of his child? Let me tell you honestly, a mother loves her children more than her own life. It is a mother who sees that her children’s needs are fulfilled before her own.  And being a mother she must have thought something and planned well to take such decision. If you convince her that would anyways have a bad effect on your relationship with her. So, you don’t need to convince or force her. Instead convince yourself that it’s her life, her choices, and it’s all about her decision! Respect it!!!

I think, there is a dividing line between ‘CHOICE’ and ‘SACRIFICE’!!! One must understand it. I would like to get answers for same question from all the corners as well. Let me see what others say about it.

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Tab Chuppi Todo…

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 5, 2017

Dear All,

I feel being silent sometimes is the best possible solution or say golden practice at times when an argument is going nowhere. But there are so many women who are suffering in silence. Please understand that remaining silent is not at all a solution of suffering.

I am posting a poem which is written by one of my loving junior Shweta from JNV Katihar, Bihar. The title of her poem “Chuppi Todo” encourages women to raise your voice against the violence.

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रेवा की धारा…!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on April 22, 2017

I am so lucky and thankful for my best friend Ruchi, who reminded me of writing a poem. I actually forgot that “main likhti bhi hun!?” 😉 She is not only a friend but I am fortunate enough to have her as family. Ruchi, I can’t express how much it means to me to have you in my life.

I haven’t written for a long time so it’s difficult for me to recall my own poem. I am truly blessed with the friends I have in my life. You are an invisible force in my poems.  I wrote this poetry to bring me back to my own tune. 🙂

कुछ को,
किसीके होने का भय
कुछ को,
किसीके ना होने की चाह
इस होने, ना होने के दरमियाँ
बांधों के बंधन को तोड़
अखंड प्रवहिनी,
आती-जाती तूफानों में
लहर की झड़ियाँ लहराती
एकांत में,
कल – कल, छल – छल
अविचल बहती
चल पड़ी वो अपनी राह
सच की बुनियाद गढ़ने!
किंतु अपरिचित इससे
लोभ के थोक व्यापारी
रोक ना पाए रेवा की धारा!

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written on: 20.04.2017

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Please help Suresh defeat cancer!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 19, 2016

Dear Friends,

Our brother is in real need today for his treatment. And he depends on us at this moment of his life. I will request you earnestly to donate for this cause. Whatever be the amount donated by you, it counts for him. We all know: It takes drop by drop to fill a pitcher. So, do not hesitate over the amount contributed. Be it big or small, it will go with your feelings for your brother and help him recover.

Our brothers and sisters at Delhi can also donate blood to him. His blood group is A+. Those who are in NCR/Delhi and willing to donate blood to Suresh, kindly contact us. We will be grateful to them.

We are approaching our JNV Alumni groups, family and friends to help raise the minimum required amount of Rupees 9,50,000. At the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause : Please help suresh to fight cancer.

Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor while some of have donated through other channels including Milap. The details of contribution made to Raj’s account and summary of donation are given below:

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For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

We are also accepting cheque that is to be issued in favour of Director, AIIMS, New Delhi and please contact Manish Kumar (mobile no 9582218868) to handover cheques.

Regards.

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Please help Suresh fight cancer!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 14, 2016

Dear Friends and Well-wishers,

Our brother is in real need today for his treatment. And he depends on us at this moment of his life. I will request you earnestly to donate for this cause. Whatever be the amount donated by you, it counts for him. We all know: It takes drop by drop to fill a pitcher. So, do not hesitate over the amount contributed. Be it big or small, it will go with your feelings for your brother and help him recover. Our brothers and sisters at Delhi can also donate blood to him.

At the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause : help suresh to fight cancer

We would also like to give an update on Suresh’s current medical condition. The recent diagnosis has suggested that his Acute Myeloid Leukemia (blood cancer) has relapsed and he requires an immediate intervention to save his life. With the grace of almighty he has now been admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi and doctors are proposing yet another cycle of chemotherapy followed by Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). The BMT is the last resort to save life of Suresh suffering from this serious hematological illness.

We are approaching our JNV Alumni groups, family and friends to help raise the minimum required amount of Rupees 9,50,000. Please find the details below:

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Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor while some of have donated through other channels including Milap. The details of contribution made to Raj’s account are given below:

donation-for-suresh

 

For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

Kindly visit the website of Milap for updates: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helpsureshfightcancer#update-section

We are also accepting cheque that is to be issued in favour of Director, AIIMS, New Delhi and please contact Manish Kumar (mobile no 9582218868) to handover cheques.

Regards.

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Navodayans, We require some Introspection!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on June 30, 2016

Dear All,

I would like to bring to the notice of my Navodaya brothers and sisters a few things here for self-appraisal. Its not that I am against anybody nor am I trying to demean anyone here. This is just my view and I always have been working this way. I am not follower of anyone, but I try to evaluate the right way, taking guidance wherever necessary, and propose the same for everyone else. Seeing the present state of Navodayans, I would like to talk about a few things here.

I have always felt that my navodaya family is doing something different which makes us feel proud and it gives us a sense of satisfaction but seeing few recent activities…it does not give me any pride nor do I appreciate such things. Pardon me if anybody is getting hurt reading this post. I am happy if anyone among you does any kind of activities for uplifting a navodayan’s life and I really admire such kinds of activities. But I discourage activities meant for momentary pleasures as they are not going to be helpful for our family in any way. If anybody is earning enough money, please value that money and invest it to help others rather just going to any five or seven star hotels to have alumni meet. We have such beautiful and large campuses in front of which five or seven star hotels have no value. At personal level you are free to do so. No one will object you…but our vision is getting diluted and I feel that we are lacking the guidance and going on the wrong track.

Secondly, the news of my brothers and sisters fighting with each other over petty issues and getting divided is also disheartening. The vision of Navodaya has National Integration as one of its pillars, and our conduct needs to be in consonance with our vision. Our opinions may differ, but the sense of being related needs to continue. So, here we require some introspection!

Hence I propose a few things here:

  1. We are all aware that JNV works to select talented rural children as the target group and attempts to provide them with quality education. Keeping this in view, we need to organize our get-togethers and other activities in a simple but profound manner and that too in our own campuses so that as many students as possible can get benefited and feel inspired.
  2. We need to work on our mutual relationships so that we work in an integrated manner, rather than getting divided as we have been taught to work for national integrity and this has been the vision of entire Navodaya.
  3. We need to expand our activities to other needy children of the society, and not restrict ourselves to only Navodayans. So our activities will be by Navodayans but for the entire Nation.
  4. We have a huge manpower, but we need to devise ways to utilize our potential in the right direction, rather than spoiling it over our own conflicts!
  5. We can make a team of guardians made up of experienced teachers/ principals/ commissioners/ deputy commissioners who will keep guiding us and evaluating our performance from time to time. For example: Nageshwar Rao sir, Rama Rao sir, Ramchandra sir, Ashok Shukla sir, Girish sir, Ali sir, D K Modi sir and many more…
  6. We can invite eminent personalities of the society for giving talk to our team which will not only enthuse them but also make us dream big for the society and nation.

It is only a proposal from me. You may agree or disagree with me over these points, and hence I invite suggestions from you for open discussion.

दुनिया की भीड़ में क्यों खो रहा, मिलेगा कुछ भी न फल जो बो रहा…

Regards,
Rewa Smriti

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Help Suresh fight cancer!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on June 28, 2016

Dear All,

On behalf of Shahnawaz and Satyajeet, I am sharing this here. Please “Don’t take” this as another forwarded message or wasted propaganda… Help if you can… Please donate for him…students may also help him by donating some amounts of their pocket money.

My name is Mohammed Shahnawaz, a childhood friend of Suresh. I, on behalf of him and our JNV school alumni group, have created this campaign . This month he has been diagnosed with blood cancer (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a deadly type of blood cancer and without regular treatment one cannot survive.

Suresh is a migrant from Bihar’s one of the flood-ravaged backward region and a small time employee in a private firm at Ludhiana. He is a father of sweety (6 year old daughter) and Satyam (4 year old son). The total household income is Rupees 15000 per month and with this money his family can not bear the costly treatment of regular chemotherapy. His school (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalya) alumni group have mobilized the initial costs and resources. He has been admitted to SPS Apolo in Ludhiana for initial chemo. Though he has been shifted to more affordable AIIMS,New Delhi couple of days back but his family is struggling hard to get a bed at the hospital. Doctor is anticipating initial treatment cost of rupees 7,00,000 and in this kind of cases this may go up to Rupees 20,00,000. His family and school alumni group has been trying hard to arrange for the funds. The only option left for him now is to ask for your help.

Your support and Contribution will help him to fight this deadly diseases and return happiness on faces Sweety and Satyam.

Help Suresh fight cancer!
We will keep you updated with the progress. We are sharing a link: A message from Suresh to his school friends!
We desperately want all to donate to save Suresh’s life. Even the donation equivalent to a packet of cigarette matters. We are sharing the link: Help Suresh to fight Cancer…Thanks and Regards,
Shahnawaz and Satyajeet

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Please donate to inspire others to donate…!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on April 12, 2016

Dear All,

A heart-felt thank you to all of you for your kind support and contribution. This brings us back to thanking you all, once again, for the support you have already given us for Rupesh. We truly appreciate your support!

Please find below the recent update on the donation.

 

Donation to Rupesh
Additionally, Below is the summary details of the transaction.

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As many of you know that Rupesh’s brother treatment is going on and he recently got shifted to PMCH, Patna from PARAMOUNT Hospital PVT, Siliguri. With a heavy heart we regret to inform you that his condition is not good, he is still unconscious.

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Furthermore, Some of you have concerns about the money, whether it is used for the same cause as mentioned. We would like to assure you that the money is not used for any other cause; this is going to Rupesh’s account as per his requirement. This has already been discussed with Rupesh that we would attach the scanned copy of his bills for your reference. As of now his brother is undergoing treatment, the moment he gets some time from it, he would provide us the scanned copies of all the bills.


Here are the account details where you can transfer money online or offline.

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

Your generous support will make a difference! Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

At last, I would like to thank Rajkishor and Anshu Shaiv for your great coordination and support. Keep it up!

Regards

 

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Kindly contribute to save a family…!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on March 17, 2016

Dear All,

I would like to mention about one of our brothers named Rupesh Kumar from J.N.V Katihar of 2008-2015 batch. He was preparing for IIT JEE, and qualified for NIT last year. But he dropped it and is preparing for IIT JEE again. He has been a sincere and laborious student throughout.

The economic background of Rupesh is not good. His elder brother (whose monthly income is about 5.5 Thousand) has been the only source of income to his family, and most of his income was dedicated to Rupesh’s study (about 4 Thousand per month). Very unfortunately, last Saturday Rupesh’s brother met with a major accident in which his head was badly damaged and thigh fractured. He is currently admitted in PARAMOUNT Hospital PVT, Siliguri. A Major operation has been done and still the treatment is continuing, while he is still unconscious. The expenditure per day at the hospital is about 30 thousand rupees, and until now huge money has been spent. So it is not possible to save a family from this worst situation without our economic support. To help, we on behalf of AINAA, would like to request you to please come forward and help the family financially as much as you can. We all would be very much grateful for this kind act.

For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

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Regards

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