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1 Vasantam Activities July 2008 – June 2009 Vasantam Prof. Sugatha Kumari’s Letter to Vasantam Abhaya Third Year Assistance Our Support Visits Vasantam Contributions Special Occasion Supports Abhaya Schooling Needs Drive Support at a glance Letters from Abhaya Children Third Year http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM To Build a Better World

2 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world “Vasantam” means “spring” A growing group of like-minded people, joined together for enhancing the lives of children who are likely to spend their childhoods in orphanages Our focus area is education and subsequent empowerment of these children We could introduce many like-minded friends to charitable institutions like Abhaya and Janaseva Vasantam is a platform to make new friends with right attitude towards the greater ideals of life VASANTAM Home J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense

3 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Appreciation from Prof: Sugatha Kumari J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Teacher’s Letter Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

4 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world From July 2006, we are consistently supporting the 70 children who are inmates of "ABHAYA" a charitable organisation Abhaya is chaired by the renowned Poetess, Environmentalist, Humanist, Professor - Smt. Sugatha Kumari Abhaya is based at an idyllic village 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram city (website - www.abhaya.org )www.abhaya.org We feel it more of our moral duty to support the passionate charity movements like Abhaya ABHAYA Home No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009

5 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Vasantam Third Year Activities Home Group donated English vocabulary & Personality development books in August. We had arranged a binded collection of useful articles relevant for children. Rajeev AS introduced Infosys,Tvm Charity group “Jagruthy” to Abhaya. They donated 100 note books, 15 tiffin boxes, umbrellas, Shuttle badminton rackets etc to Abhaya children. In November, Baiju visited Abhaya with wife & arranged to buy notebooks, pen/pencils, instrument boxes, umbrellas, dress etc worth Rs.4000 for the children. Dr. Anilkumar (UK) arranged a special occasion support of Rs.10,000 in December for Abhaya children. One of the Vasantam member (would like to be anonymous) did a special occasion support of Rs.5000 in February. In March, Rajeev MP arranged a marriage feast for the Abhaya children and contributed Rs.3000. Dr. Arunkumar (Tvm) arranged a cheque of Rs. 2500 collected from his students for Abhaya. In April, Vasantam handed over some books for children ( Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Thennali Raman stories & Nursery Rhymes). In May, we could arrange a special occasion support worth 17,075 towards schooling needs of Abhaya children. In June, Rajeet installed a "letter box" at Abhayabala with number lock. Children can drop their needs in this box & these needs will be listed in the Monthly Group Mail. Being a localite, Sujeet Jayan’s support for the Group cannot be listed in this limited space! Charity sees the need, not the cause

6 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world July 2008Sujeet Jayan Aug 2008Prabhath V Sep 2008 Rajeev AS (with colleagues), Sreekumar SK Nov 2008Baiju Vivekanandan with Family Dec 2008 Baiju Vivekanandan with Family Jan 2009 Sreekumar SK Feb 2009Sujeet Jayan, Ajesh Kuniyil, Baiju Vivekanandan Mar 2009 Rajeev MP with Family, Brita (friend from Iceland), Sujeet Jayan, Sreekumar SK Apr 2009Prabhath V May 2009 Sujeet Jayan Jun 2009 Rajeet Jayan, Baiju Vivekanandan with Family Some Members could reserve time for Support Visits Home J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

7 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Vasantam Contributions J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Home Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.

8 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Special Occasion Supports Baiju VivekanandanMarriage Rajeev MPMarriage Home Some members shared their happiness by supporting the children during special occasions in life J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose

9 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world With the help of 11 contributors, in May, arranged Rs.17,075 for the schooling needs at Abhaya for this academic year. Abhaya Schooling Needs Drive J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 ItemSponsors Plain Note Book (200 Page) (600 no.’s)Tinu KN White Cotton Cloth (40 meter) Instrument box (20 no.’s) Aju Thomas Panicker White Shirt piece (91.5 meter)GS Balaji, Alen Ashok, Bejoy Jaison, Muthukumar V, Syed Muneer Iqbal Green Shirt (22 meter)Hariprasad S Tiffin Box (15 no.’s)Kamesh KH Pen (100 no.’s) Refil (blue) (200 no.’s) Prabhath V Pencil (100 no.’s)Rajeet Jayan Charity begins at home, but should not end there

10 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Our support at a glance Home J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Vasantam support has reached Rs. 3,78,042 in 3 years 1,49,993 was received during last year All supports reached the children with zero administration cost Individual receipts for every contribution with tax exemption 1,22,2072007 – 2008 1,05,8422006 – 2007 1,49,9932008 – 2009 2008 -2009 AbhayaJanaseva 1,31,49018,503 The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.

11 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Letter from Abhaya Children J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Continued... We will come to know that what appears today to be a “sacrifice” will prove instead to be the greatest investment that we will ever make.

12 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Letter fromAbhaya Children …no matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

13 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 Letter fromAbhaya Children (Last yr) Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something we do in our spare time.

14 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VASANTAM Let us join to build a better world Let us join to Build a Better World Home J u l y 2008 J u n e 2009 The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.  Vasantam is focusing on the Education and subsequent Empowerment of the Children who will likely spend their childhoods in orphanages. We do this by channelising voluntary contributions & other supports from Group members.  From July 2006, Vasantam is consistently supporting the inmates of "ABHAYA", a charitable organisation based at an idyllic village 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Now we have started supporting the second organisation – "Janaseva Sisubhavan“ (Aluva).  Let us appreciate the efforts of Abhaya & Janaseva for uplifting the children from pathetic and debilitating conditions and let us extend a helping hand to support this good cause. However small be the support, let us do it for a Good Cause !


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