GOONJ – Daan Utsav gets overwhelming response
Every year in India, people from all walks of life celebrate a unique festival of Giving called Daan Utsav (earlier called Joy of Giving Week) from 2nd to 8th October. This year Goonj (www.goonj.org) made a bugle call of ‘Dil Ki Suno Kuch Karo’ to people across the country. ‘100,000 Acts of Giving’ – This annual camp aims at collecting all of the used and unused items, cotton, toys, electronics and household items which many times linger in our attics and home corners without being put to use. These same things can and does change lives of many whom Goonj network of selfless volunteers take these items too. As this year’s DAAN UTSAV gained momentum, residents from many societies came out in full force as they poured out their unused/used belongings and this was actively co-ordinated by Goonj volunteers as they amassed large collection from many camps across the city. The JOY of GIVING was quite apparent on the faces of people and kids who contributed towards the collection. Checkout some of the collections, volunteers at work and the happy faces. Mrs. Manisha Kalyani donated 30 new sarees as she demonstrated ‘Dil Khol Ke Daan Karo’. Volunteer Darshana madam packed them […]
Require 45 writers for visually challenged students’ exams
Source: Jigna Piyush Shah A school for the Visually Impaired in Koregaon Park are seeking for writers for their students. These students have their exams between 24th to 27th August. Medium of language is Marathi. Friends please extend your help. They don’t need your money or any sort of sponsorship. .. Only your TIME. You can either message to confirm your interest and availability or call the mentioned numbers. Details follow: Require 45 writers for visually challenged students’ exams. Date: 23,24,26 and 27 august Center: Sant Gadge Maharaj Vidyalaya Koregaon Park, Pune Timing: 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm (varies for one paper to 2-4 pm on 24th August) Medium: Marathi Detailed timetable will be shared with the volunteers interested. Please confirm your availability asap. Interested people please whatsapp on 8408909206 (Nishigandha) or call on same number post 5 pm. During day time, Call : +91 98 19 192244 (Ummehaani) Please spread the message as far as possible. Thank you.
How I save water: This housing society has adopted grey water harvesting
Source:http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/how-i-save-water-this-housing-society-has-adopted-grey-water-harvesting/ The society also holds meetings every 15 days to discuss water issues and what more can be done to save water. Facing an acute shortage of water due to reduced water supply from the PMC this summer, Orange County, Phase-II, a housing society on Pashan-Baner Link Road, is saving water by greywater harvesting, which is a method of processing waste water generated in households and treating it with the help of wetland or plants which purify it naturally with their roots. The method was adopted by the builder. “After the water is purified, it is stored in a tank, which is accessible through the taps in the society. We recycle at least 5,000 litres out of 20,000 litres of water consumed per day. The water recycled through grey water harvesting is used for gardening purposes, but is not potable because it still carries the odour. But we are planning to install a machine to recycle even that water. We use water economically and also impose a fine of Rs 500 on anyone found wasting water, which we monitor by keeping a check on the water level. Also, to avoid wastage of water, we supply water only three hours in […]
PLAY SAFE WITH FIRE CRACKERS
“Courtesy: CrackersnParty.in FireCrackers Handling/Use Safety Guidelines/Precautions: Wish you all a Very Happy, Prosperous & Peaceful Diwali celebrations ahead. Its time for fun with Fire Crackers, and so with it comes along is the safety of one and all. In order to ensure that residents enjoy this Festive season safely, we request for your 2 minutes in reading below points and adhering to them: Suggested Area for lighting fire crackers: a) Open space in front of Exit gate Areas to be AVOIDED for lighting fire crackers: Use of Mini ground for lighting rockets and noisy crackers Area near to Gas banks Area near to Power Generators and Electrical installations Common terace of buildings Seating area. Suggested Precautions to Parents/members lighting Firecrackers: – Parents to always accompany their kids while playing with fire crackers. – Keep a safe distance between yourself and the fire crackers while lighting them. – Preferably wear cotton clothings while celebrating fire crackers – Don’t drop used (hot) sparklers anywhere as they can burn someones feets. Get kids in proper footwear to avoid any kids from stepping on molten sparkler wires. […]
Rotary Baner Balewadi Health Camp for Girl Child – 11th Oct
October 11 is celebrated every year as the International Girl Childs day , the world over since the time of UN declaration in 2012. Rotary International has been playing an important role in the upliftment of the Girl Child all across the globe. This year the theme for Rotary Club of Baner Balewadi is ” The upliftment and empowerment of the Girl child ” and as a part of the International Girl Child Day celebration the Rotary Club of Baner Balewadi organised a Medical checkup camp for the girl child at the labour quarters of a construction site in Baner Balewadi at Park Titanium . A renowned dentist Mrs. Akansha Desai & a Homeopath Miss. Poonam Dharmani visited the labour camp & conducted a thorough medical checkup on about 46 girl students. Mr. Vijay Javeri the President of Rotary Club of Baner Balewadi declared that those children whose dental health was found to be in a bad shape would be attended to by the doctors & Rotary Club of Baner Balewadi will bear the entire cost of the surgery if advised by the doctors. The medical camp was wound up with a sumptuous breakfast provided to all the […]
Regional office to shift to Baner
Operating out of Senapati Bapat Road structure at present, the passport office would shift to a new four-storeyed building in Baner around July next year. Muktesh K Pardeshi, the joint secretary of the ministry of external affairs and the chief passport officer, laid the foundation stone of the new building on Wednesday. The new building in Pune would be known as ‘Passport Bhavan’. After accommodating all sections of the Regional Passport Office, it would have enough space to set up a mini passport seva kendra, if required, to benefit applicants living in the western part of the city. Having a built-up area of more than 15,000sqft, it is designed to have ample parking space for two-wheelers as well as cars. Of the estimated cost of Rs 17 crore, about Rs 50 lakh has been sanctioned by the ministry of external affairs in the current financial year for construction. Expressing happiness over the development, regional passport officer Atul Gotsurve said, “The actual process for land scouting and acquisition had begun in 2004, when we shifted to the Senapati Bapat Road office. We are happy to have finally got all permissions and sanctions from the Pune Municipal Corporation. I am hopeful that […]
Sunny Leone attends the launch of Playboy India’s Beer Garden in Pune
Lifestyle Ltd, the master and exclusive license holder in India for Playboy Enterprises Inc, USA has unveiled its plans for 2016. The company’s license includes Playboy-branded clubs, cafes, lounges and pubs, beer gardens, hotels, signature events and merchandise. The company will be rolling out its outlets under the Playboy umbrella brand comprising clubs — international formats that India hasn’t yet experienced. After opening its first club in Hyderabad and beach club in Goa, the flagship club will open in Mumbai in April 2016. Located at Worli, it promises to raise the bar of parallel formats in India. “Playboy India is also creating history with the launch of its first Beer Garden in the world in Pune. We are designing a fantastic fusion of fine dining, entertainment, music and freshly brewed beer,” says Parag Sanghavi (Chairman, PB Lifestyle). With an exciting launch party, Pune came alive as Sunny Leone turned deejay for a while playing catchy tunes for guests, which included Pooja Chopra, Meera Chopra, Suhas (brand partner, Pune), Krishan Choudhary (brand partner, North), Ranjeet Kagade (brand partner, Pune) and several others. Located in Balewadi High Street, it is spread over 8,000 square feet and offers an extensive outdoor area attached […]
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