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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mumbai NGO plays benefactor to Kalyan Kids

Courtsey : DNA, Mumbai (Dombivali- Kalyan Edition) - Page 3
Date : December 26, 2009
Link :
1. http://www.3dsyndication.com/showarticlerss.aspx?nid=Ou/d9YZPG9ZlPvsqwSwgeZTyE7g5Wv4WwTHZ8UNdhvI=

2.
http://epaper.dnaindia.com/epaperpdf/26122009/25kaly-pg3-0.pdf

Close to 1,200 needy students from Kalyan received free notebooks and educational material distributed to them by the Umang Foundation, a Mumbai based non-governmental organisation.

The event was organised by the organisation in association with Kalyan Helpline. The organisation aims at helping needy students who wish to excel in education, but are in need of financial support.

The event was inaugurated at the hands of Radhey Shyam Goyal, trustee of Umang Foundation.


The needy and talented students were identified by Kalyan Helpline. Students from various schools in Kalyan namely Ganesh Vidyamandir, Nutan Hindi Vidyalaya and Gyan Vidya Mandir received the books and the educational material.


Members of the organisation not only distributed the books and educational material but also interacted with the students and told them about the importance of the education in life.


Swati Dhanuke, principal, Ganesh Vidya Mandir appreciated the efforts made by Umang. “These activities are unique, where employees interact and meet our students who dream to become computer engineers, doctors and responsible citizens of the country.”


Talking about the main aim of the organisation Ashish Goyal, founder of Umang Foundation said, “We try to make a difference wherever we can in society.”


Most members of the organisation are IT professionals and residents of Mulund. The organisation has been organising blood donation camps, carrying out distribution of educational material among needy students, meeting needy people from tribal villagers and providing them with necessities like clothes and utensils, since the past one and a half year.







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Author : Shubhangi Ghadi

Courtsey : DNA - Dombivali - Kalyan

Link: http://www.3dsyndication.com/showarticlerss.aspx?nid=Ou/d9YZPG9ZlPvsqwSwgeZTyE7g5Wv4WwTHZ8UNdhvI=


1,200 needy students given books, study material to carry on with their education

Close to 1,200 needy students from Kalyan received free notebooks and educational material distributed to them by the Umang Foundation, a Mumbai based non-governmental organisation.


The event was organised by the organisation in association with Kalyan Helpline. The organisation aims at helping needy students who wish to excel in education, but are in need of financial support. The event was inaugurated at the hands of Radhey Shyam Goyal, trustee of Umang Foundation.


The needy and talented students were identified by Kalyan Helpline. Students from various schools in Kalyan namely Ganesh Vidyamandir, Nutan Hindi Vidyalaya and Gyan Vidya Mandir received the books and the educational material.


Members of the organisation not only distributed the books and educational material but also interacted with the students and told them about the importance of the education in life.


Swati Dhanuke, principal, Ganesh Vidya Mandir appreciated the efforts made by Umang. “These activities are unique, where employees interact and meet our students who dream to become computer engineers, doctors and responsible citizens of the country.”


Talking about the main aim of the organisation Ashish Goyal, founder of Umang Foundation said, “We try to make a difference wherever we can in society.”


Most members of the organisation are IT professionals and residents of Mulund. The organisation has been organising blood donation camps, carrying out distribution of educational material among needy students, meeting needy people from tribal villagers and providing them with necessities like clothes and utensils, since the past one and a half year.


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Friday, December 25, 2009

Ringing in Christmas

Courtsey : Times of India - Dombivali Kalyan Plus

Link : http://www.mumbaipluses.com/DombivaliKalyanplus/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=2&contentid=2009122520091224161849955ccfee171&sectxslt=&comments=true



Ashish Goyal, founder of an NGO, Umang Foundation:

Christmas celebration is the opportunity for our NGO to spread joy and happiness among less-fortunate children. This year, we are planning to visit different shelter homes and day-care centers and celebrate the festival with their inmates, decked up as Santa Claus.

We also intend to conduct drawing, fancy dress, singing and dancing competitions, outdoor games to encourage such children to showcase their hidden talents. A magic show and a fun-fair are also on the cards. Each child would be given an individual gift.



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Monday, December 21, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

December 21, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Hexaware, Mahape, Navi Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Raktpethi - Blood Bank where 83 blood bottles were collected
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Health Checkup Camp

Health Check up Camp: Amrapali Society, Mhada Building, Next to Kanjurmarg West Station

During all Umang Members meeting in the month of November 2009, we come up with a thought to organize a Health Check up camp with a focus to serve under privilege section of society and responsibilities were given to Subhradeep Bhatacharya and Ajay Pardeshi. They have identified a location near Kanjurmarg Station in Mhada Building number 8 and the date was decided as Sunday Dec 20, 2009.

Subhradeep Bhatacharya, Ajay Pardeshi and Ashish Goyal were the ‘Umang Champion’ for this activity and responsible for all arrangements. Team Umang had a group of 16 volunteers for this camp: Sandeep Bhanushali, R S Goyal, Vishal Shanbhag, Manish Nair, Kirti Masurkar, Renuka Bhavake, Rahul Gupta, Anup Palod, Shilpa Palod, Sunita, Kiran, Chetan Karkhanis, Ruchir Aswal,
Health Checkup Camp was led by Dr Deepak Patil with whom we had a team of 6 doctors along with a team of 5 doctors from J J Hospital and 4 technicians.

This health check up camp was focused towards basic problems faced by individuals who mostly got ignored in the day to day busy schedule. We have organized a series of medical examinations for all the patients:-

1. Height & Weight Measurement
2. Peak Flow Test (PFT)
3. Hemoglobin Test
4. Blood Pressure Examination
5. Blood Sugar Examination
6. Basic Medicines for all
7. Doctors have examined every patient’s individually

Impressions:

Meticulous - In one word, that is how the Umang Champion(s) for the event had planned the details. Every last detail medicines, instruments, first aid, everything was duly prepared and made available before time. Doctors were convinced to leave aside their much desired rest day and spend the whole day treating patients; perhaps more patients than they would treat on an average sitting in their clinic.

Efficient - A total of 345 patients with just 11 doctors and 4 medical assistants, that's an average of more than 30 patients per doctor and in just a span of 4 hours. Numbers speak volumes of the efficient manner in which every patient was covered. Not to mention of course, that each patient did get the due attention and care needed.

Order in chaos - As the day progressed, patients started pouring in and quickly too. Considering that it was a camp and not a regular hospital, it could soon turn out to be quite chaotic. The Umang Champion(s) expertly organized the whole flow in a manner so that the queues were short and all patients were attended to without to much waiting time.

Enthusiastic - That's how we would describe the Umang team and the doctors who helped make the camp a success. Of course, the one adjective does not do justice to the amount of hard work and tireless efforts that were put in by all the doctors and volunteers.

Spread the good word - With more of these free medical camps, NGOs like Umang are providing leadership in a sector where the State's efforts are still leave much desired. If only more of us would leave the comfort of our Sofa on those odd weekends, then more of such camps can be organized and the concept of free and affordable health care for all would not be a distant dream but a visible reality. So, it’s time to spread the good word and encourage more people to get involved and lend their hand.

Photographs of the Day:
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/umang.pics/HealthCheckUpCamp#
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Free Health Checkup Camp



Courtsey : http://epaper.pudhari.com/details.aspx?ID=67788&boxid=1932531&pgno=3
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

December 11, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Vikhroli

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Raktpethi - Blood Bank where 92 blood bottles were collected
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nurturing Young with Kindness

14th Nov 2009: Today was a remarkable day for Umang Foundation as Team Umang organized its 125th activity.

The venue was Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha – a learning center located at Wadala East, Mumbai, which educates about 150 less fortunate children.



It was Children’s Day celebration organized by Umang Foundation. The day was made unforgettable for these children, filled with learning and laughter, lots of fun, food and frolic. It was organized with frenzied activity for hordes of children who swarmed the Shikshan Sanstha’s premises to be a part of the celebration.

Team Umang - Abhilasha Kale, Sandeep Bhanushali, Roli Sharma, Sweta Singh, Pooja Agarwal, Mukul Gaur, Chetan Karkhanis, Mayuri Parekh, Shiv Iyer, Shiva Reddy, Gaurav Gujare, Anup Palod, Shilpa Jaithalya, Ashish Goyal and Ashish Choudhary reached the venue before time to organize and decorate the premises.


The Sanstha had invited kids to come in two batches. Kids in the age group – 4 to 8 years came at around 10 am The second batch had kids in the age group – 8 to 12 years came around 01.00 pm.

The day started by Anup Palod, Member - Team Umang explaining the significance of Children’s Day to the kids. This was followed by snack distribution.

A painting competition was organized, for which a compass box (with pencils, eraser, sharpener and scale), crayons and drawing sheet were distributed. All the kids were engrossed in painting and trying to showcase their talent in the best possible way. The best drawings won surprise gifts while the rest of them got consolation prizes.


After this, caps and face masks were distributed to create a Fun Fair theme among the children. Since it was lunch time puri –bhaji, sheera and rasna (cold drink) were served.


These innocent kids were so happy about the whole event that they wanted to have some more fun.

Then it was a turn for the second batch of kids of age group – 8 to 12 years.

Gaurav Gujare, Member - Team Umang started by giving a short summary about the significance of Children’s Day.


This was followed by mimicry of Bollywood Stars done by Mukul Gaur Member - Team Umang. The kids were so thrilled that soon demands started pouring in for mimicry of their favorite stars.

Some of the talented kids sang the poems and songs taught by their teachers at the Sanstha.

Then, Anup Palod Member - Team Umang went on to sing ”Itni shakti humein dena Daatha” so beautifully that the kids started singing too. Asif Khan, a super-talented kid among the group, then sang an Arabic song. His voice was simply awesome. He even went on to explain the meaning of the lyrics.


This was followed by different games organized among the kids like ‘Tail the Donkey’ and ‘Passing the Parcel’. The winners got gifts and all other got gifts too.

Just before the celebrations were about to end, music and dance masti added an extra edge to the fun. Members of Umang Foundation were busy learning dance steps from the kids. Dancing to the tune of the latest Bollywood numbers made the environment all the more happening.


Mr. Gangadhar Shinde, Care-taker of Parivartan Shikshan Sanstha and all the teachers were thankful to the Umang Foundation from the bottom of their hearts. One of them rightly summed up by saying - ”Umang Foundation’s efforts to celebrate this day in a different way, was just driven by a strong urge to make it a memorable experience for these children who are otherwise deprived of such privileges”.


Photographs of the Day:

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/umang.pics/ChildrenDayCelebration2009#

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Empowering Children through Education

Courtesy : DNA (All Editions)
Date : 14 November 2010
Link : http://www.dnaindia.com/academy/report_empowering-children-through-education_1311328






Empowering children through education

DNA

Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:00 IST

Mumbai: While the rest of the world celebrates Children's Day on November 20 every year, India celebrates it six days ahead, on the birth anniversary of its most beloved Prime Minister - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. With the Right to Education Bill passed successfully by our parliamentarians, education has become a fundamental right of children across the country.

However, education is not penetrating the darkest corners of India's society, due to poor implementation. But at the same time, educationists across the country are doing their bit by stretching a lending hand to the needy and teaching the importance of education in a child's life.

Sharonee Mullick, principal of Singapore International School (SIS), Mumbai, said, "Even though the literacy rate has gone up in our country, there are large sections of society which are deprived of basic education. It is our duty to step in and share our resources with those who are in need of help."

Following the belief, the IB School, has adopted Vivekanand Madhyamik Vidyalaya (VMV) at Vikramgarh, as a part of a Saturday school project, since August 2007. "Our children teach their counterparts who are underprivileged, on health education and different types of vocational skills with a vision that it will help them for their livelihood. This was started by Grade 12 students and taken over by the Grade 11 with more involvement and participation even from lower grades," she added.

Meera Isaac, principal of Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort, agrees, stating that providing holistic education to children should be the main objective of the country.

"We have been striving to provide a holistic education that imparts knowledge as well as moral value to the children. At our school, we undertake several initiatives such as exchange programmes, social work etc to inculcate knowledge to them," she said.

With education gaining more significance in children's lives, the country is seeing an increased number of non-government organisations (NGO) working in the field. Child Rights and You (CRY) and Umang Foundation are some of the prominent NGOs working in the field of education for the needy children.

"We are involved in distributing free books, stationary and bags for the underprivileged children in the city. We will also be celebrating this children's day with such students, hosting fun activities for them," said Ashish Goyal, Umang Foundation. However, Avnita Bir, principalof RN Podar School, Santacruz felt that India is not able to manage the human resource it has to its full potential.

"People say that India has a very young population and that we have a demographic advantage of such a majority. However, this majority can achieve full potential and contribute only if education and skills are provided. Only then we will be able to meet the challenges the 21st century throws at us," she said.

Nitya Ramaswami, Head of Child Development and Academics at Kidzee and Zee School, one of the largest chains of educational institutes, firmly stresses on the importance of education.

"We call children are our future, but they are also the present. It is imperative that each one of us honour the right of every child to education. Education for children must be universal, enabling their development, free of discrimination, participatory and enabling them for life," she said.

She further emphasised that devoid of education, children would be vulnerable to exploitation. "Education must empower the child with life skills, build character and assimilate information, imbibe values, teach them to respect and act with responsibility. If we achieve this, we are creating an empowered and enlightened generation for tomorrow," she added.

Lina Ashar, chairperson of Kangaroo Kids Education Limited, said, "Children should indeed be educated to become worthy citizens of the world. Education brings to them knowledge, skills and attitude that helps them create their own paths to success and self actualisation. Without education their developments would be responses to specific stresses. As children grow up, they might find themselves unequal to the challenges that life might throw up at them."

Straight from the heart: Perspectives on the importance of education for all children

Farah Khan is a choreographer and film director
"I support three charities, Baljivan for the homeless, Sneha for the education of slum children and women, and Javyakeel School, which looks after education for mentally challenged kids. Only after I was blessed with three children did I realise that we do need to look after the children of the country and education is the basic necessity. When you are single you tend to be selfish, but when your own children come along, you realise that every one of us has the moral duty to realise that the children of the country, especially poor and downtrodden are our responsibility too and they all deserve good education. Someone has to take the initiative to do work towards educating these children. I think education is the key aspect, which could help our country grow in leaps and bounds, apart from of course, helping these kids immensely. I sincerely believe that education holds the key solution to most problems like population, diseases, etc. that are bothering the country. I think the sole reason why I did better than a lot of my peers is because I was perhaps better educated than them."
(As told to Shubha Shetty-Saha)

Siddhartha Basu is a TV producer
"Curiosity is the key that drives learning, and if a child's natural curiosity is whetted and fed, unfettered by narrow confines of strict limits and restrictions of subjects, you have a sound foundation for life. Learning is vital to lifelong growth, and is too often made a slave merely to skills, application and careers.

It's never been easier to find things out for yourself. As never before, there's such a wealth of information and knowledge available at our fingertips.

The thing is to know how to look well and wide, yet thoroughly. If you equip a child to do this, and discover the fun of finding out, it will not only provide better answers to all those teeming questions in the young mind, but will make for a far better person and world.

When there is such overwhelming want of every kind in our country, the challenge, of course is to try and do this for as many children as possible. Its a gargantuan task, but that's what we need to work towards. After all, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
(As told to Ranjib Mazumder)

Shankar Mahadevan is a singer and music composer
"Education is by far the most important requirement for kids in a country like India which is growing so fast. Basically a little bit of far sightedness towards education is important if we want to see our country literate, I mean complete literacy at all levels. We must make our education system successful. Every parents and teacher should focus on imparting education because it is the basic requisite for the wholesome development of a child. Education is the only tool which develops a child's personality and gives a confidence to face the world. And by education, I don't only mean bookish education. You can always differentiate very easily between a well educated person and a person who is not literate; education with knowledge gives the person finesse.

Whatever said and done, education should not be neglected. Just because I am a successful music director, it doesn't necessarily mean that my kids have to follow the same path. If they are interested, they can do so but as parents we give equal importance to education. Even when I was into music, I never neglected my studies.
(As told to Ranjib Mazumder)
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Diwali Decoration and Celebration at Old Age Home

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Saturday, October 10, 2009


Diwali Decoration and Celebration at Old Age Home

Ever imagined celebrating festivals with unknown people away from home? Many of us can’t even imagine celebrating festivals without our loved ones around. This weekend, Saturday 10th Oct 2009, Team Umang has reached a scenic venue where its members are not from a single family.

Yup, you guessed it right! Team Umang has visited a beautifully located Old Age Home in Bhayender (W), Kisan Gopal Rajpuriya Vanprastha Ashram – a second inning home for approx 50 people to bring in the festive spirit of Diwali in all its glory for those who are at a home away from home. This Old Age home is located near Uttan Area in the outskirts of Bhayender.

Team Umang reached the second inning home at 10 a.m. The residents were already seated in the hall area of the Ashram eagerly awaiting the arrival of Team Umang and the celebrations that would come along. The old age residents shook hands and greeted Team Umang with enthusiastic fervor and seemed happy and excited to have them in their premises. Team Umang then went around chit-chatting and greeting the residents individually and after a wholesome, scrumptious breakfast of Poha, dhoklas and tea initiated the celebrations at the Ashram with a bang.

The day was started with Introduction note about Umang Foundation by Diksha Bhojwani and Ashish Goyal to all the inmates and not to a surprise; many inmates could recognize Ashish as this was his 5th visit to this second inning home.

A Bhajans Mandli was invited to entertain and interact with the house members. They were very delighted to hear their favorite bhajans LIVE in front of them.

The bhajans turned out to be a huge hit with the residents and most of them, some even above 70 years of age, stood up to shake a leg or to sing their hearts out with any song they were fond of. The result was an atmosphere filled with divine music and merry and the ashram hall turning into a dance floor.

Who said, practice makes man perfect, we have seen age has no barriers for those who believe people go old by thoughts not by will. These excited housemates were dancing better than any of the members of Team Umang out there then, started the demonstration of singing skills, and they were really melodious.

Meanwhile, the Girls of Team Umang were busy in decorating the house with rangoli, flowers etc. Even boys got a chance to show their hidden talents in rangoli!!! Doors were decorated with stickers and Flowers all around.

A very special bouquet made by uncles and aunties to honor our Trustee Mr. R S Goyal and special thanks to Mr. Yogesh the vocalist of the Bhajan Mandli.

Then at 1:00 PM, its time for lunch which was served and arranged by Team Umang with a simple staple food and sweets in the menu. Housekeeping team of the Old Age home had their share of rest that day, since all the major tasks were handled by the Team Umang. Some of the house mates could not be a part of all these activities because their body is not supporting them to move from their bed but utmost care was taken to interact with them in their respective rooms.

They got emotionally attached with the Team Umang within some time and started narrating sweet memories of their past.

Action resumed in the evening with all the residents assembling inside the temple where a game of housie was organized by Team Umang. Excitement started as game master Gaurav Gujare announced the prizes which were either a medicine box or a spectacle case and it seemed everybody was determined to win the game with fervor, innocence and competitive spirit.

Also, the temple was decorated with Flowers and a beautiful rangoli made by girls of Team Umang.

There were several prizes to be won and in the end every player ended up with a prize in hand. The residents were then distributed packets of ‘Laddoos’ and ‘Namkeen’ as snacks and a Diwali memento of a packet of beautifully decorated Diyas were handed over to each resident.


The residents, away from home, missing their families, had joy on their faces, memories in their eyes and expressed their wholehearted gratitude with priceless smiles, heartfelt blessings and a promise from Team Umang to come again to the Ashram soon, to be their family in the many more festive seasons to come.

Team Umang bid the residents and the Ashram farewell with a mixture of emotions, joy in their eyes and tears in their hearts.

Sometimes, small events bring the greater joy in life. This was a perfect example for understanding how small moments of life can bring greatest joy to people who have given their whole and soul in making young and responsible citizens.

May these Housemates and their families have a very wonderful and happiest Diwali ever!

Team Umang:-
R S Goyal, Sophia Ali Ansari, Gaurav Gujare, Ajay Pardeshi, Vishal, Akansh Goyal, Sweta Singh, Ashish Choudhary, Rahul, Roli, Diksha Bhojwani, Chetan Karkhanis, Mayuri Parekh, Rahul Gupta, Pooja Agarwal and Ashish Goyal

Photographs of the Day:-
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/umang.pics/DiwaliDecorationAndCelebrationAtOldAgeHome#



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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Free books for kids


Courtsey : Times of India - Dombivali-Kalyan Plus (www.mumbaipluses.com)

http://www.mumbaipluses.com/DombivaliKalyanplus/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=1&contentid=2009100320091002164030531bc7795af&sectxslt=&comments=true

Posted On Saturday, October 03, 2009 at 04:40:30 PM

A Correspondent

Members of Umang foundation- a Mumbai based registered NGO provided education material to underprivileged students’ free of cost at schools across Kalyan. Five hundred students from Ganesh Vidyamandir, Nutan Hindi Vidyalaya and Gyan Vidya Mandir were given free materials.



Notebooks, pencils, pens, scales, erasers and sharpeners were distributed as part of the campaign. Ashish Goyal, founder of Umang Foundation interacted with kids and made them realise the importance of education. The kids were in the age group of 5 to 15 years.

For any further details contact Ashish Goyal at goyel.ashish@gmail.com or call on 9819940222
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Distribution of Notebooks

Creating ‘Umang’ among school students: A Glimpse


Vithalwadi, Kalyan – 03/10/09: Gone are the days when youngsters planned out parties and trips with friends to enjoy the weekend. A group of 20 youngsters enjoyed their Saturday in a more sensible way last week.


This Saturday, the hangout place for these young professionals was a school in Vithalwadi (A small town near Kalyan). Umang Foundation had planned for the Distribution of Notebooks and Stationery to the students of R.K Tripathi Hindi High School in Vithalwadi (East).


Members of Umang Foundation R S Goyal, Sandeep Bhanushali, Yograj Kolhe, Chetan Karkhanis, Deena Sawlani, Anand Prakash, Suni Chanchlani, Roli, Karishma Thakur, Rahul R Gupta, Kirti, Renuka Bhavake, Amit Tyagi, Mohit Gogia, Ashish Choudhary, Pooja Agarwal, Sweta Singh and Ashish Goyal have reached to school on scheduled time of 09:00 AM.


Distribution started with Class 6 students and then followed with the students from Class I to Class X as per their school timings. Umang Foundation’s members were busy preparing the packets for the students as per their Class standards. As the classrooms were not spacious enough, the arrangement was made in an open space just outside the school. Humidity, Load Shedding and scorching hot sun didn’t de-motivate any of the youngsters who usually spend their major time in posh IT offices.


These innocent Students were seen standing in a queue to get their share of packets containing notebooks and stationery as per their Class Standards [Class I to Class X]


Around 500 students were given the packets in separate batches and children were quite excited about it. Distribution was followed with an interactive session with these little kids in their classrooms. Hearing out their future plans and dreams concluded that seriously, ‘Dreams has no boundaries and limitations’. Umang Foundation promised to help these students with such studying materials in future too.


Principal and Teachers of the school were happy with the motivation given to these needy students. Some students expressed their gratitude by touching the feet. The young team of Umang Foundation was overwhelmed with the response of the students and teachers.


Kamana Tripathi, principal of R K Tripathi School has appreciated the efforts made by members of Umang Foundation, she further stated that these kind of activities, helps school students not only in terms of supporting their education but also gives them a picture to become responsible citizen of country and help fellow citizen.


The event was a source of inspiration for the young professionals and entrepreneurs in our country and proved wrong the statement made very popular these days that “Weekend party is the only way to de-stress yourself”. This young team of Umang Foundation has a different perspective though.


Ashish Goyal, Founder, Umang Foundation ended the event by announcing next activity of Diwali Celebration for Old Age Home.


Photographs of the Day:-
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/umang.pics/DistributionOfNotebooksStationary#
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Books and Clothes Collection Drive

September 29, 2009 - October 5, 2009

Clothes & Books Collection - Hexaware CSR Week

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Distribution of Stationary

Distribution of stationary among 500 school students on September 26, 2009

Saturday 26th of September was yet another action packed day for the members of Umang foundation-a Mumbai based registered NGO dedicated to serve the society and working for its upliftment.


Early Saturday morning, 15 members of Umang Foundation set out from their homes to accomplish the first phase of their dream of providing education material to ten thousand underprivileged, financially needy students each with education materials free of cost. The first event targeted with five hundred students in all from 3 Marathi schools in Kalyan East:-

1. Ganesh Vidyamandir, Kalyan East

2. Nutan Hindi Vidyalaya, Kalyan East

3. Gyan Vidya Mandir, Kalyan East


The venue chosen for the distribution of education material was Ganesh Vidyamandir and students from all the three schools gathered in the school in 2 shifts.


Team Umang reached the venue at sharp 10 am and immediately sat down to prepare sets of a dozen notebooks, pencils, pens, scale, eraser and sharpener as per the requirement mentioned by school administration while collecting data through Kalyan Childline. Sets were prepared keeping in mind the age group of students.


At 12:30 pm, Radhey Shyam Goyal, Trustee of Umang foundation has inaugurated the event by handing over a set of Notebooks to Mrs Swati Dhanuke, Principle of Ganesh Vidya Mandir.


Mrs Dhanuke have appreciated the efforts made by Team Umang by saying that these kind of activities are one of the unique activities of its own type where corporate employees interact and meet our students who dream to become computer engineer, doctor and a responsible citizen of country.


Following to the speech of principal, distribution of notebooks have been started and distributed by the members of Team Umang: Chetan Karkhanis, Ajay Pardeshi, Payal Shah, Amrapali Mathwale, Chetan, Deepak, Sweta Singh, Ashish Choudhary, Pooja Agarwal, Praveen Ochani, Rahul Gupta, Kamal, Pratap Singh Valvi.


Ashish Goyal, Founder of Umang Foundation have started interacting with Kids by asking general knowledge questions, telling them the importance of studies with good marks and how a child can ensure a bright career if he or she keeps a focus on studies.


Members of Team Umang have shared their words with students as what they do in their routine life. Whole event was full of interaction and learning for the kids. The kids ranged in the age group 5 to 15 and seemed to enjoy every bit of their interaction with members of Umang. They participated cheerfully in the event and frequently cheered and laughed during the course of it. The distribution began at 1 p.m. and covered all 500 students in two and a half hours. The kids were all smiles on receiving their packets. Team Umang ended it with a short speech on the importance of education and the students in turn promised to study hard and help at least one needy child with education when they grow up to become responsible citizens.


Umang foundation showed good will gesture by distributing Notebooks & stationary material between 500 students. The event was organized in association with Kalyan Help Line. They helped Umang to identify the talented students from these schools. All the students are doing well in their studies, but they are in need of financial support to make most of their schooling. To make this event successful Ashish Goyal, Founder / Co-founder, Umang Foundation and his team of volunteers worked throughout the day. Team of 15 Umang Volunteers was there to support the event. Umang has done these kinds of events before and in future they are planning to do more.



Photographs of the Day:
http://picasaweb.google.com/umang.pics/DistributionOfStationaryNotebooks#

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 23, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Banyan Park, Andheri Location

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 35 blood were collected
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 18, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Malad

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank where 24 blood were collected
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 16, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Plot 64, Seepz ODC, Andheri

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank where 79 blood were collected
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 15, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Nerul

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with Bombay Hospital - Blood Bank where 41 blood were collected
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 14, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Empire Plaza, Vikhroli (W) location

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 60 blood were collected
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Intiative by different Organizations / Individuals to support 'Promote Education' Campaign

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Supported by following Organization:-


1. TCS - Emerging Markets Account, Powai Location, Mumbai

2. BA Continuum, Saki Naka, Mumbai (Bank of America)

3. Rediff.com, Mumbai

4. Kush Infosystems, Andheri, Mumbai

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Supported by Employees in their personal capacity:-


Mumbai

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1. Employees of Citi Group, Mumbai

2. Employees of Capgemini, Mumbai

3. Employees of Accenture, Mumbai

4. Employees of JP Morgan Chase, Mumbai

5. Employees of Nomura, Mumbai

6. Employees of Patni, Mumbai

7. Employees of Hexaware, Mumbai

8. Employees of Datamatics, Mumbai

9. Employees of Katalyst Group, Mumbai

10. Employees of Fides Advisory, Mumbai

11. Employees of NCR, Mumbai

12. Employees of Polaris, Mumbai


Pune
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1. Employees of IBM, Pune

2. Employees of SAS, Pune

3. Employees of Vodafone, Pune


Bangalore
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1. Employees of Sun Microsystems, Bangalore


Hyderabad
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1. Employees of Tata Elexi, Hyderabad


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Friday, September 11, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 11, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at K C College of Management Studies, Colaba

Umang Champion : Manali Shah

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital - Blood Bank where 41 blood were collected
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 10, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, SEEPZ, Intrisil Location

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with Bombay Hospital - Blood Bank where 71 blood were collected
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Enadu - Telgu Newspaper

Enadu Newspaper - Maharastra Edition - Page 5

Date 10 - Sep - 2009

by Chandrasekar Ganti




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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 9, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Yantra Park, Thane Location

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 169 blood were collected
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 8, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Gateway Park, Andheri

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with BSES Hospital - Blood Bank where 83 blood were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

September 8, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Air India Building, Marine Lines, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with Bombay Hospital - Blood Bank where 5 blood were collected
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

September 7, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Borivali GE & Nortel location

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 81 blood were collected
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Friday, August 21, 2009

TCS - Emerging Market Account - Initiative

TCS - Emerging Market Account - Powai, Mumbai have taken a Initiative to support "Promote Education" - a Mega education material distribution drive by Umang Foundation.

August 14, 2009 - August 21, 2009

To know more Click Here


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

August 14, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Dow Chemicals, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra

Umang Champion : Pooja Agarwal Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 31 blood were collected
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Donate Eyes - Pledge Today (Awareness Week)

IDBI Fortis, Corporate Office with Umang Foundation between August 14 - August 21, 2009

Donate Eyes - Pledge Today

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Pooja Agarwal Goyal
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

August 13, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Dow Chemicals, Kalwa

Umang Champion : Pooja Agarwal Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Bank where 40 blood were collected
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Promote Education - Education Sponsorship Program

Fund raising to provide Education Material to under privileged and financially deprived students


Dear Friend,

UMANG Foundation” is a registered NGO consisting dynamic professionals hailing from various sectors; this Philanthropic group includes professionals from the sectors like IT / Management / Finance / Medical, and also includes, Students, Doctors and elite senior citizens, who are enthusiastic to work for uplifting the society.


UMANG Foundation” works for the promotion of education among under privilege financially deprived students in the outskirts of Mumbai, organizing blood donation camp and spreading awareness about blood donation across the city, supporting Old Age Homes and Orphanage and many such activities.

We are working very closely with other NGOs and Govt Agencies who help us to identify the correct students in the schools and regularly monitor them with their requirements.

Last year, we have supported almost 500 financially deprived students with education material. This year, we have elevated our support with a commitment to 10,000 students. In Phase I, we will be supporting 2,500 students starting September 1, 2009.

We would like to provide opportunity to every individual and corporate to help us.

Here are the details, how every individual and corporate can work together with us to complete this commitment with no looking back.

Phase I: Number of Students: 2500

Per student cost: Junior Classes (1st std to 8th std)

1 Dozen Notebook
(combination of Single Line / Double Line / Square Line of 200 pages)

+
1 Dozen Pencil + 1 Sharpener + 6 Eraser + 1 scale (6”)

or

1 Pen / Set of 6 Refills + 1 scale (12”)

Average per junior student cost : Rs. 160/-

You can contribute education material minimum for 1 student also

Looking forward for your reply to provide education material to thousands of under privilege and financially deprived students in our society.

For further details, please contact us on +91 - 98199 40222
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

August 7, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Dow Chemicals, Vikhroli

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with Bombay Hospital Bank where 56 of blood were collected
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Distribution of Clothes

Clothes Distribution at Beed near Karjat

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar
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Friday, July 31, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

July 31, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Dow Chemicals, Taloja, Navi Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Bank where 40 bottles of blood were collected
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Distribution of Clothes

Clothes Distribution at Arvan Village near Karjat

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Times of India - Mulund Powai Plus

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Medical check up camp for the poor

Courtsey : Times of India - Mulund Powai Plus (www.mumbaipluses.com)

http://www.mumbaipluses.com/mulundpowaiplus/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=4&contentid=2009061220090612162822680e0b63721&sectxslt=&comments=true

Events

Medical check up camp for the poor
Posted On Friday, June 12, 2009 at 04:28:22 PM

by Hamsa Sripathy

Umang, a Mulund based NGO, conducted a medical health check up camp for the underprivileged at Rahul Nagar in Mulund West recently. A team of medical professionals including doctors from JJ and Breach Candy hospitals and students from Nair Hospital assisted senior doctors and technicians from GT Hospital.

Participants were checked on various health parameters and provided medicines too

The objective of the camp was not only to conduct check ups but also to inform and educate the participants on first aid, ill effects of narcotics etc. Medicines were also distributed to participants on the occasion.

The medical examination included:
* Registration
* Height and Weight Measurement
* Peak Flow Test (PFT)
* Spirometry
* Blood Pressure
* Blood Sugar
* Physical examination

The awareness camp was held in the form of skits in local languages, to entertain as well as educate. Some of the topics covered under this were:


* Importance of education
* Ill effects of smoking
* Alcohol abuse
* What should be done in case of dog bite
* How burns can be treated
* Proper and necessary nutrition for healthy body
* Importance of hygiene and sanitation

In all, 314 patients took part in the camp of which a few have been referred to Dr Kalpana Kothari from Mulund West for further treatment. Umang volunteers also organised a drawing competition for more than 100 slum children and distributed nearly 25 prizes for the winners.

"The response was very enthusiastic as slum dwellers could not only avail of health check up but also learn quite a lot. They were able to relate to the characters in the street plays and thus absorb the message better. The camp was a remarkable success and we intend to come up with more such programmes in the future," said Ashish Goyal, founder of Umang Foundation.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Distribution of Clothes

Clothes Distribution - 2 at Warne Village near Karjat

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Distribution of Clothes

Clothes Distribution - 1 at Warne Village near Karjat

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar
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Clothes Distribution at Bhivpuri Village near Karjat, with TCS

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Medical Health Check Up Camp

Medical Health Check Up Camp
Rahul Nagar Slum Area, Mulund (W)

Umang Champion : Subhradeep Bhattacharya

In the month of March 2009, we coined a thought to organize a Health Check Up Camp with a focus to serve under privilege section of society and Our Members have identified a location as Rahul Nagar Slum Area, Near Mulund Colony in Mulund (W).
Ashish Goyal and Subhradeep Bhattacharya was the ‘Umang Champion’ who was responsible for all arrangements for this activity. Team Umang had a group of 60 Volunteers for this Camp.

When we approached hospitals for their support, we have received a very positive response from J J Hospital who have provided us whole team of Seven Doctors. We had Dr Khyati Mehta from Breach Candy Hospital, students from Nayar Hospital to assist the Senior doctors and technician from G T Hospital. In all we had a team of 14 Doctors and technicians from different hospitals.

We have divided this Health Camp in 2 parts:-

1. Basic Health Check Up Camp
2. Awareness Sessions

We have organized a series of medical examinations for all the patients:-

1. Registration
2. Height & Weight Measurement
3. Peak Flow Test (PFT)
4. Spirometry
5. Blood Pressure Examination
6. Blood Sugar Examination
7. Doctors have examined every patients individually
8. Basic Medicines for all

All Awareness Sessions were performed as Skits (Street Plays) in Local Languages which includes:-

1. Importance of Education among children for bright future
2. No Smoking (Ill Effects of Smoking)
3. Say No to Alcohol
4. If it’s Dog Bite then what a individual should do
5. If it’s a Burn Case (Domestic) then what a individual should do
6. Proper & Necessary Nutrition for Healthy Body
7. Hygiene Awareness
8. Sanitation Awareness
and few others…

On 5th June 2009, we all have achieved to examine 314 patients, we have identified few patients who have been suggested for further treatment with Dr Kalpana Kothari (LBS Marg, Mulund –West)

Team Umang have also spend a day with Slum kids with the intention of spreading awareness about Proper nutrition, health & hygiene and Sanitation awareness among them.

The response and turn around was really heart warming and over whelming. We could arrange a thorough health check Up for 300+ people in a day. Team Umang could manage to arrange senior doctors from above said hospitals.

We concluded our day with “Sit & Draw” drawing competition for more than 100 Slum Kids who have made wonderful drawings on the piece of paper. We have distributed almost 25 prizes for the drawing competition and which gave us smiling faces all around. We could feel Joy and enthusiasm within the kids which was our achievement for the day.

Photographs of the Day:-
http://picasaweb.google.co.in/umangfoundation/MedicalHealthCheckUpCamp#

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

May 29, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Hexaware, Mahape, Navi Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Niket Kangle

This Camp is organized with Bombay Blood Bank where 108 were collected
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Fund Collection

Fund Collection for Amit Bais

A Sum of Rs. 10,500/- was collected for Amit Bais who was admitted in TATA Memorial Hospital for his treatment in the month of MAY 2009

Unfortunately, we could not use the collected money for his treatment and returned back the collected money.
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Entertainment Day at Old Age Home

Entertainment Day at Old Age Home

Location : Kesavshrusti, Borivali

Team:
Niket Kangle, Ridhi Sheth, Gaurav Sunaria..
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ergonomics Workshop

April 8, 2009 : Ergonomics Workshop for TCS, Yantra Park, Mumbai employees

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

108 employees have attended this seminar
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Books & Clothes Collection Drive

April 6 - 10, 2009 :

CSR Week of TCS, Vikhroli, Mumbai - Books & Clothes Collection Drive

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal
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Ergonomics Workshop

April 6, 2009 : Ergonomics Workshop for TCS, Gateway Park, Mumbai employees

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

41 employees have attended this seminar
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Blood Donation Camps

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) - 19 Locations in Mumbai celebrates Corporate Sustainability Week (CS Week) with Umang Foundation between March 16 - March 20, 2009

Blood Donation Camps

900 Blood Bottles have been collected from 14 Locations of TCS and have been given to 7 Blood Banks in Mumbai.

Location-wise description:
GE ODC & Nortel, Borivali - 65
Leela Business Park, Andheri - 20
Banyan Park, Andheri - 53
Empire Plaza, Kanjurmarg - 123
Vidyasagar, Malad - 29
Seepz Plot 64, Andheri - 128
Yantra Park, Thane - 160
Air India Bldg, Nariman Point - 29
Intersil, Seepz, Andheri - 68
Gateway Park, Andheri - 67
Silver Metropolis, Jogeshwari - 103
Nerul, Navi Mumbai - 55

Blood Banks who were involved:
Sion Hospital - Blood Bank
Sir J J Hospital - Blood Bank
Leelavati Hospital - Blood Bank
Bombay Hospital - Blood Bank
Tata Memorial Hospital - Blood Bank
Breach Candy Hospital - Blood Bank
BSES Hospital - Blood Bank

Umang Champion :
Pankaj Shah, Payal Shah, Niket Kangle, Amitabh Ghosh, Ila Ghosh, Gaurav Kumar, Kanish Vadera, R adhey Shyam Goyal and Ashish Goyal
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Blood Donation Camp

March 23, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Nerul, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Niket Kangle

This Camp is organized with Bombay Blood Bank where 55 were collected
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

March20, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Goregaon

Umang Champion : Gaurav Kumar, Pankaj Shah & Amitabh Ghosh

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank where 103 Blood Bottles were collected
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About Umang Foundation

Founders :

1. Ashish Goyal

2. Akshay Shah

3. Deena Sawlani


Team Umang :

1. Niket Kangle, Coordinator - Mumbai

2. Pooja Agarwal, Planning & Execution

3. Raghu Iyer, Planning & Execution

4. Ridhi Sheth, Planning & Execution

5. Surender Pendam, Planning & Execution

6. Forum Shah, Creative Designer

7. Rikhav Mehta, Tech Lead, Portal Team

8. Himanshu Gupta, Online Support

9. Abhilasha Kale, Editor - Tarang
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

March 19, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Interisil - Seepz, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Kanish Vadera

This Camp is organized with Leelavati Hospital Blood Bank where 68 Blood Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 19, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Gateway Park, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Kanish Vadera

This Camp is organized with Tata Memorial Hospital Blood Bank where 67 Blood Bottles were collected
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

March 18, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Air India Bldg, Mumbai

Umang Champion :Niket Kangle

This Camp is organized with Bombay Blood Bank where 29 Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 18, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Yantra Park, Thane, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Payal Shah

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank where 160 Blood Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 18, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Seepz Plot 64, Andheri, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal & Kanish Vadera

This Camp is organized with BSES Hospital Blood Bank where 128 Bottles were collected
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

March 17, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Malad, Mumbai

Umang Champion :Amitabh Ghosh & Pankaj Shah

This Camp is organized with Breach Candy Blood Bank where 28 Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 17, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Banyan Park, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal

This Camp is organized with Tata Memorial Hospital Blood Bank where 53 Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 17, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Empire Plaza, Kanjurmarg, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Payal Shah

This Camp is organized with Sion Hospital Blood Bank where 123 Blood Bottles were collected
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

March 16, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Borivali, Mumbai

Umang Champion :Amitabh Ghosh & Pankaj Shah

This Camp is organized with Sion Hospital Blood Bank where 65 Blood Bottles were collected
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Blood Donation Camp

March 16, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at TCS, Leela Business Park, Mumbai

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal, Niket Kangle & Payal Shah

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank where 20 Blood Bottles were collected
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Books & Clothes Collections Drive

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) - 19 Locations in Mumbai celebrates Corporate Sustainability Week (CS Week) with Umang Foundation between March 16 - March 20, 2009

Books & Clothes Collections Drive


Umang Champion : Pankaj Shah, Payal Shah, Niket Kangle & Ashish Goyal
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Donate Eyes - Pledge Today (Awareness Week)

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) - 19 Locations in Mumbai celebrates Corporate Sustainability Week (CS Week) with Umang Foundation between March 16 - March 20, 2009

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Umang Champion : Payal Shah, Niket Kangle & Ashish Goyal
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Distribution of Clothes

Distribution of Clothes among villagers at Saple Village (Tribal Village), Karjat

Umang Champion : Rahul Pawar

About Saple Village: Saple is a small tribal village, 12 KMS from Karjat station with a population of about 365 persons. Farming is the only bread and butter for the villagers.

Few Umang Members started their day at 5:30 AM today and all assembled at 07:45 AM at Thane station and then whole team moved forward for Karjat and arrived Karjat by 9:45 AM by 8:15 Local from Thane. Clothes and Toys were already send to the village well in advance. Now the whole team of 15 people heading towards Saple, we stopped at temple at kadav, praying for success to Umang’s new activity.

Reaching Saple at 11:00 AM, we were overwhelmed by the way the village welcomed us. The children had already gathered at the school and a heart warming good morning wishes by the children, soon the tribal people also made their way and welcomed us. Before starting, there was a brief introduction of Umang Foundation by local social activist. He briefed us about how the school activities as well.

Briefly speaking to the village authorities, we came to know that the kids used to have yearly medical checkups camps by Jilla Parishad; however, Umang Foundation will look forward to setup a medical camp in Saple Village in the near future. We came to know that the people of Saple Village are quite interested in sending their children to school and higher studies, rather than make them work, however not everyone could make it due to economical problems.

The school at Saple Village provided education from class 1 to class 4, with 18 students combined from class 1 to class 4 in one room school. Kids have to go to a nearby village Kadav for their class 5 to class 10 educations. However, what was astonishing is the fact that all four classes used to happen at the same time and the no of teachers were only two. We were also informed that government has allowed the school to build one more classroom, but the villagers did not had any land donated to them hence had to deal with only one classroom.

To kick off the day, We started of with distributing sweets to the children, who had a huge smile on their faces, which shown us as a symbol of greater day and it was only the start. Next, we started of distributing clothes/toys to small and middle aged kids and then with the men and women of the village who were quite happy with the gesture made by the Members of Umang Foundation.

As the activity ended at 12:30 PM, we could see that the entire village was at Buzz, happy faces here and there. We rounded out for a group photo, some with the villagers, and some with the kids.

As ending our journey at around 2 PM the team headed towards a local pond for some refreshment, and some time off cooling their heels in the pond. Next up we headed towards a local restaurant called Lucky’s, the team had their share of well deserved lunch, as we discussed future projects for Umang Foundation, we decided 29th March 2009 as our next venture towards distribution of clothes to the poor and needy.

5:13 PM was the local train we boarded from Karjat as we headed towards our respective homes.

The activity was not only a eye opener as we were exposed to the ground realities of the society around us, but ended as a new and successful step for Umang Foundation.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Distribution of Clothes

Courtsey : http://indipepal.com/Clothes_Drive-2.ipx

Short Description: Participate in a clothes drive by Umang Foundation, and donate your old clothes to help a tribal village in Karjat.

Description: The members of Umang Foundation, a social activity group from Mumbai, are heading towards the tribal village of Saple, near Karjat, to distribute clothes amongst the villagers, this Sunday, March 15th, 2009.

About Umang Foundation: This social group includes young professionals from several sectors of IT / Management / Finance industry, College Students, Doctors and senior citizens of the city, who are enthusiastic to work for the upliftment of the society and to make a difference. Contact: Ashish Goyal, +91 98199 40222

For details log onto: www.umangfoundations.org
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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Donate Eyes - Pledge Today (Awareness Week)

February 27 - March 13 2009 - TCS, Kensington, Powai

63 TCS Associates have pledged their eyes to show rainbow in others life.

Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal, Niket Kangle
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

e-Strain Seminar

February 18, 2009 : e-Strain Seminar for Accenture, Vikhroli Employees on Eye Care in Electronic Era

Umang Champion : Ansuman Mohapatra & Neha Bhagwat

33 Employees attended this seminar
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Books and Clothes Collection Drive

February 16 - 27, 2009 :

Books and Clothes Collection Drive
at 3 offices of Dun & Bradstreet, Mumbai

12 Boxes of clothes have been collected which will distributed directly in villages outside Mumbai on March 15 2009.

Mens : 95
Women : 146
Middle Age : 60
Infants : 110
Toys : 50


Umang Champion : Ashish Goyal, Pankaj Shah
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blood Donation Camp

February 5, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp at Zoom Aluminum

Umang Champion : Raghu Iyer

This Camp is organized with J J Hospital Blood Bank and collected 5 blood bottles
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Blood Donation Camp

February 5, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp 2 at WIPRO BPO, Belapur

Umang Champion : Pankaj Shah & Niket Kangle

This Camp is Organized with J J Hospital - Blood Bank, collected 12 Blood Bottles
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Blood Donation Camp

February 4, 2009 : Blood Donation Camp 1 at WIPRO Belapur

Umang Champion : Pankaj Shah & Niket Kangle

This camp was organized with Bombay Hospital - Blood Bank where 32 Blood Bottles have been collected.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Drawing Competition

January 26, 2009 : Drawing Competition among 70 Children at Fr Agnel’s Church, Bandstand, Bandra

Umang Foundation sought an opportunity to provide some time and service to the 70 boys living in Father Agnel's Orphanage, Bandra. It is headed by 1 prefect and 2 fathers and some faculty.

Every child was waiting for Umang Foundation group eagerly on the Monday Morning at Fr Agnel’s Church, Bandstand, Bandra. They were arranging their beddings and cleaning the room as time of Umang Members to reach the orphanage was coming closure. At 10:30 am Umang Members have reached the place as per the schedule of the day. All Children were very excited about drawing competition as most of them have good hidden talent within them.

To start with Ashish Goyal has introduced the Umang Members to the children and then a loud noise from every kid “Vande Matram” which clearly indicated that let’s start our real work for the day. Without wasting any single moment Ashish quickly explained the whole plan for the day and in the mean time Surender Pendam, Jayant Bansal, Ridhi Sheth distributed the Drawing Sheets and Crayons Colors along with pencil, sharpeners and eraser to every kid.

To start the drawing competition we had Mrs Archana Sarte, a professional drawing teacher who explained the basics of drawing to the children and explained the theme of the day – ‘INDIA’, theme of the day to give children a chance to draw their ‘Dream INDIA’ or what is the first thing they can think when they listen the word ‘INDIA’. It was again not surprising to listen from children “Fight against Terrorism”, “Pollution free India”, “Terrorist entered by Sea route”, “A Burning Taj Mahal Hotel”, “Save Tiger”, “Peaceful India”, “National Items”, “Indian Culture”, “Mother India”, “Save Trees”, “India on Moon”.


Umang Members have distributed the National Flags to all children to pin it up on their shirts.

One hour time was allotted to children and we started drawing competition at 11:20 am and it is really good to see that most of the children were really good in drawing which was evident in first 15 minutes with their pencil sketch on paper and as soon as they fill colors in the pencil drawn design on sheet, we were surprised to see the Impact of Terror Attacks in Mumbai in the mind of these children. They could not forget the Burning Taj Mahal Hotel or Attack at CST Station or Terrorist entered through the sea route on boat, Burning BEST buses and many similar picture in their mind is so dense that they could articulate the same over the paper.

There were 10 big tables which kids were using for drawing, have been distributed among the Umang Members to guide them and to judge the drawing after wards. Every Umang Members have identified the First and Second prize among their table’s children whom they were mentoring throughout the session, then Father Diniz Francisco visited all the tables and saw all the drawing drawn by kids and mentioned the spelling mistake to the kids and guide the correct word to them too. Then, Father Diniz Francisco and Father Victor distributed the gifts to the children.

By this time it is 1:45 PM, and its time for Lunch, Umang Members have arranged a Biryani and Raita for all the children. Umang Members have served the food to all the children which was followed by Samosa to all the children.

Post Lunch session has started around 2:30 pm where Games, Songs, Dance and Music were Planned. As per the plan Ansuman Mohapatra and Alpa Khatri started a game Dumb Shred with the children, Mrs Ghosh another Umang member explained the rules of the game and started a game with the children. After playing for 30 minutes they initiated a number game too.

At around 3:15 pm Himanshu Gupta and Jayant Bansal took a charge for Songs and Dance performance by the children. One of them told that we also play guitar and then 2 Children bring their guitars and sing a song on the guitar beats.

By this time it is almost 4:00pm and as per the pre-discussed schedule its time for wrapping up the day from this place and Its time for us to say Good Bye to all these wonderful children with cheering smile.

Few of children have shared their experience with Ridhi Sheth:-

Imran said:-
I loved this short programme very much, It was fun and Enjoyable. It was well organized. Umang Members were very good and Kind and I loved the drawing competition topic “INDIA” as it was not difficult nor hard, It was simple and easy topic which helped me to win the prize.
I loved the food very much, I love Raita. Thank You for so kind and grateful to us.

Ernest said:-
I find that there are NO Problems for us in the Ashram, we enjoy our life and get all the facilities. I found the event very nice and on my path O enjoyed it very much. The food was very nice and I enjoyed it. On my side I don’t need anything but we the children need your prayer and blessings for us and the fathers. Thank You for the wonderful time we enjoyed with you all. Thank You.


William said:-
I liked it very much and we enjoyed this programme very much, I thank Umang Foundation who gave us the delicious food and really we enjoyed this delicious food but next time we want to play tournaments like football, cricket and volley ball.

Sebastian said:-
We enjoyed this day, Today we like the program which was held like drawing competition and we enjoyed lunch and we thank all the volunteers. We thank Umang Foundation. We like this programme very much and if you come again we would like to play football tournament. We like this place. Thank you to all.


Shiva said:-
On 26th January 09, Umang Foundation conducted a creative programme for the children of the Agnel Ashram. The programme started at 11:00 am with the foundation members introducing themselves to the children.

They first conducted the drawing competition by dividing the children in the different groups, making them sit on the different tables.

Two winners were selected from each table and given 1st and 2nd prizes accordingly the competition came to end at 1:30pm. Soon after the programme lunch was given, by the facial expression of the children it could be clearly seen that they enjoyed the lunch very much.


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Food Distribution

January 26, 2009 : Food Distribution at H K Chainani Elder's Home


Umang Champion : Pankaj Shah
Thanks to Mallika Chandrasekhar (Retd Scientist) to initiate this and carry it forward with all responsibilities.
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January 17, 2009 : Memorable Patriotic Musical Evening at Old Age Home
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A enthusiasm never go with age, it goes with heart; You can enjoy every musical moments at any point of life and this truth is once again proved where we have organized a Musical Celebration of Patriotic feeling at our Old Age Home.


After the long mail chains for over two week of discussion and arrangement for spending time at the old age home H K Chainani Elders Home at Mulund (E), there was still some games listing and shopping left for the last minute. We gathered at 2 pm for the discussion which followed by shopping of gifts and some daily utility items for the elders.

The theme decided for the day was patriotism and we had arranged for a troupe of professional singers to take up one of the event. As everyone entered the common hall where the events were organised we welcomed each of them with a National Flag. It was nice to see them proudly tilt their shoulders forward as the Umang volunteers tucked the National Flag to their clothes. Slowly the hall filled up with 30 pretty old ladies and gentle men in their 70s and 80s.

We started with some bhajans followed by patriotic songs. Everyone was clapping along as the chores continued. Healthy snacks were provided to give them a break. As we wanted their equal participation and involvement we played some movie games and Game of Housie. The Umang volunteers sat along with them to help them check their tickets. The Game of Housie winners were given lovely painted mugs along with napkins as a small token.


Now it was time to dance, Yes you believe it or not they all were very enthusiastic about this very part of the event every one danced on the Sindhi numbers and Punjabi remixes even those who had knee problems and could not stand danced sitting on their chair, raising their hands with moving figures and rocking their shoulders. It was good to hear from them that the event and our presence had made them remind their childhood again. They felt YOUNG!! This was our basic motto / intention and our commitment for the day to bring the beautiful smile on their faces. We felt like our objective for the day was fulfilled their smiles made us feel yes!! We had done it!! It was a real sense of achievement for the moment.

Umang Members, who sung many patriotic songs, some of them are :

1. Ae mere vatan k logon
2. Yeh desh hai veer jawano kaa
3. Aye mere pyarae vatan, a merae bichadae vatan
4. Jahan Dal dal par sono ki chidiae karti hai basera
5. Sare jahan se acha
6. Nana muna rahi hu
7. Merae desh ki dharti
8. Vandae matheram
9. Hoto pe sachai rehati hai
10. Hai preet jahan ki reet jahan
11. Jan gan man
12. Bharat humko jaaan sae bhi pyara hai
13. Chak dae India
14. Fir bhi dil hai Hindustani
15. Ae maalik tere bande hum

Now, the time for last session of the day which was Dinner and as we arranged the plates on the tables in the mess area, each one of them came and took their seats like good boys and girls. Yes, their places were fixed!! It was pleasure serving them food... taking care of the consumption in their plates asking them for more wondered if they could get this attention from their own children could not find out if they still lovely painted mugs longed for that or they did overcome !

We had arranged for toothpaste and soaps, for each individual, sufficient to stock for a year. As we handed these to them and bid them farewell they told us “try to make it here, to meet us at least every month” just hoping that we had some more time to spend with them, it was bed time for them and we had to wave them good night. They gave blessings as they waved back blessings from the bottom of their hearts, blessings that were priceless the oldies were really Goldies !!!

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