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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
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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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