Monday, August 23, 2010

Snehalaya convinces the state government, to give children in red light areas, a better status

Ahmednagar, 23rd August.

The Maharashtra Government will soon give a reorganization of 'children with special needs' to the children in the red light areas. 
Mr. Subhash Zanak, Cabinet Minister of the Department of Women Child Development of Maharashtra state has assured Snehalaya family to correct the category in this regard.

This decision will encourage the N.G.O’s start the shelter homes specially for the children of prostitutes. His department immediately issues a license and funding to the institutions if they shelter the children of special needs. Mr. Zanak, accompanied by all top officers in his department visited each of Snehalaya’s projects and discussed  issues with volunteers. 

He appreciated Snehalaya for having drawn his attention towards many burning issues regarding the child rights and protection.    

A freedom fighter joins Snehalaya's Independence Day celebrations

Aug 15th, 2010, Ahmednagar

Freedom Fighter Mr. Ramchandra Patwardhan went to jail along with Mr. Vijayendra Kabra during their freedom struggle. Mr Patwardhan was imprisoned by British Govt. in 1942. He is now 85 Yrs. old but has all the enthusiasm of his fiery youth. Mr. Patwardhan was present for the flag hosting programme at Snehalaya. 

Mr. Sanjay Bandishti (Industrialist), Mr. Suwalal Shingvi (President) also participated in the programme. They  addressed the students and talked about sacrifice of several freedom fighters like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagtsingh, Netaji Subhashchandra Bose, etc. Mr. Ramchandra Patwardhan shared his experience in the freedom movement and the stories of several freedom fighters who has sacrificed their lives  for the nation, but were never made it to the history books. He expressed sorrow for the serious problems of corruption, violence and selfish motives of our leaders in our country, today

In the evening a common birthday of Snehalaya children was celebrated. Many eminent  personalities were present for the programme. They wished good health and long lives for the  our children. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dr.Girish Kulkarni felicitated with Nirmalkumar Fadulke Foundation Award

Ahmednagar, 28th August 2010

Dr.Girish Kulkarni, Founder of Snehalaya was felicitated as 'the Social Worker of the year award on Wednesday 28 July 2010 by Dr. Nirmalkumar Fadulke Foundation, Solapur.  This is the 4th year of award. 

Dr.Girish Kulkarni is a professor of political science, by profession. He also works as a guide on various government committees. He started his work for deprived women and children  at a young age of 19 years.  Dr Girish Kulkarni's organization - Snehalaya has changed the lives of thousands of destitute women, children, H.I.V patients. His lifetime work and long struggle of 25 years was recognized by the foundation.

The award included a Rs. 25,000 in cash. Central Power Minister Mr.Sushil Kumar Shinde, State Cabinet Minister Mr.Laxmanrao Dhoble, Editor Senior Journalist of Lokmat Mr.Anant Dixit, Mr Nirupankar Mr.Daka Thavre, Mr.Vishnupant Kothe were present as guests for the award distribution ceremony.