Tuesday, March 27, 2012

“Real Heroes Award”

Snehalaya has received the “Real Heroes Award” for the year 2012 sponsored by Reliance Foundation and CNN-IBN channel. The award consists of Rupees 5 lakhs (500,000) and a trophy.

The award ceremony was organized in Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on 24th March evening. Dr. Girish Kulkarni accepted the award by the auspicious hands of Mrs. Hema Malini and Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai in the presence of   Mr. Ramesh Kacholia, Mr. Amir Khan, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and IPL cricket team, Mrs. Neeta and Mr. Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance Foundation and CNN-IBN sent the team to observe the humanitarian work of Snehalaya and nominated for outstanding contribution in women's empowerment. Mr. Anil Gawade, Mr. Anant Zende, Mr. Ajay Wabale, Mr. Raosaheb Dushing and  Dr. Prajkta Kulkarni were present on behalf of Snehalaya in the award ceremony. 


Dear All,

Greetings from Snehalaya Family!
We are pleased to invite you for Snehalaya’s  Annual General Meeting on 5th April 2012 from 10:30 AM to 02.30 PM at Badisajan Ostwal Mangal Karyalaya, Near Anandrhushiji hospital, Station Road, Ahmednagar.

This is an opportunity to present the work done by Snehalaya through its various projects during the last year, challenges while working with the targeted beneficiaries, financial expenses and budget, etc. before the well-wishers, donors, trustees and all concerned staff-members of Snehalaya.

We are eager to have your opinions, suggestions, guidance and strong moral support to continue the humanitarian work. Your words of appreciation motivate us and our whole Team Snehalaya.

We humbly requesting that you find time to participate in the Annual General Meeting.

Anil Gawade
Asst. Secretary
Mob. 9011020180    

( Note : We will provide the minutes of meeting to those well-wishers and donors who lives outside Ahmednagar and could not attend the meeting )

Snehalaya’s Annual General Meeting 2011-12
Date : 05th April 2012
Time : 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Venue: Badisajan Ostwal Mangal Karyalay, Near Anandrhushi hospital, Ahmednagar.
10.30 to 10.40
Review and Plan
10.40 to 10.55
Budget 2012-13 and expenditure       2011-12
10.55 to 11.10
Project presentation
11.10 to 12.40
Resolution passing
12.40 to 12.50
Annual Report 2010-11 Publish
12.50 to 12.55
Director Speech
12.55 to 01.10
Questions ,answers, suggestions                    ( Open Discussion )
01.10 to 01.25
Felicitation Programme
01.25 to 02.25
Vote of thanks
02.25 to 02.30

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bond Created for Strong & United India

Millions sacrificed everything including  their lives during the freedom struggle to free  India from the clutches of foreign rule. But during the last 60+ years of Independence, we have failed to fulfil our dreams. Still there is hope of rejuvenation which we have seen recently in National Integration Youth Camp held near the historic fort of Ahmednagar. The seven-day camp was guided & planned by Dr.S. N. Subbarao, Freedom Fighter & Founder of National Youth Project & Social Crusader Lokanayak Anna Hazare. As an organizer, Snehalaya was instrumental in making the camp  successful. The camp succeeded in motivating youth at the individual level to do constructive work for making India a powerful country.

About 400 young boys & girls from 23 different states participated in the camp & worked for unity of  minds at different sensitive places in Ahmednagar district. They developed a garden for slum people through daily project work. They exchanged their views, languages, & culture. The camp created a lot of awareness about various social problems & sensitised the youths. The cultural program revealed unity in diversity. At the end, campers pledged to work throughout their life  for a powerful & strong India. The slogan Bharat Jodo in different languages filled the inspiring atmosphere and charged everyone there.

All the participants, including those having the habit of luxurious life-styles, learnt to do all the work themselves including washing of clothes, cleaning toilets, etc. The first day of the camp was marked by inspiration given by Loknayak Anna Hazare & most popular Police Officer Shri Krishna Prakash. The gist of their message was, "Bring about the change in yourself first & our country will change. Purity in thought, behaviour, character & preparedness in sacrificing for others are the basic needs to serve the nation & the fellowmen. 'My life is to serve' should be our motto," said Anna Hazare. Shri Krishna Prakash, District Superintendent of Police, also in his speech cited many examples from history & inspired the youth. His speech was not only words but it was accompanied by its implementation in his own career. He was always greeted by the slogan 'Singham, Singham.'

The territory of the camp was not limited to just one place but it was organized at different sensitive places like Sangamner, Mukundnagar , Newasa, the holy land of Saint Dnyaneshwar & at  Jamkhed where unfortunately two religious communities were living in a tense atmosphere & Emarat Company.  A grand peace march was carried out in the city & was greeted spontaneously by the citizens. The followers of peace met each other with great love and affection. The march concluded with All Religion Prayer & cultural programs at public places. "Real religion is to offer love to all in the world" was the main message of the All Religion Prayer. The cultural program performed by campers on the theme of national integration showed the unity in diversity of India. Each day of camp ended with the special cultural program based on 18 languages titled 'Bharat Ki Santan.'

The participants visited the model villages Hiware Bazar & Ralegan Sidhhi which have set examples of how youth can bring about change in rural India.  On the last but one day of the camp, youth participants visited Snehalaya, Historic Land Fort of Ahmednagar & world’s second largest Tank Museum. The land fort of Ahmednagar has special significance. When the Quit India Movement was at its peak, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India, Sardar Patel & 12 other national leaders were detained here for 3 years from 1942-1945, where India’s first Prime Minister wrote the world famous book 'Discovery of India.' The youth were also inspired by the work of Snehalaya for the people at the grassroots level & HIV affected persons.

The seven-day camp created a bond of friendship among the participants from all over India. The youths are now ready for the second freedom struggle but it’s now against corruption, injustice, exploitation, discrimination and all other types of odds. You are requested to extend your helping hand & support this nation-building & humanitarian work.

Contact: Sandip Kusalkar (9011026472) <sandip@snehalaya.org>­­­­­

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

IT Center Changes 2 Lives

Wahid Shaikh is one of the good students of the IT Center. He is doing a job as a data entry operator in the city. Wahid comes from slum Sanjaynagar Balbhavan. He was studying in HSC. After college Final Examination his Balbhavan teacher recommended him to join Snehalaya’s IT Center for computer education.

Wahid has joined the MS-CIT course and attends regular batches. After three months he has completed the computer course. The center sent him for an interview and he got the job opportunity.

Rahel Tuzare is now studying in first year of B.A. She came from Snehalaya’s Siddharthnagar Balbhavan. One day she came in IT Centre and asked for job vacancies but she had not any computer course so the IT center could not provide any job opportunities based on computer operating to her. But it was suggested to her to learn the computerised accounting course being offered.

Rahel took admission for the Tally accounting software course. She was not a commerce student but IT Centre’s instructor took initiative on her teaching. After four months she faced interview in her college and she got an opportunity for internship in the accounts department. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Dear Friends,
We all are inspired with philanthropy that’s why we are connected with Snehalaya and other humanitarian work. Snehalaya's projects are of a constructive nature.  But sometimes we have to take strong steps to protect women and children in distress. In such circumstances the criminals also use the available free resources to malign the image of the institution. 

We would like to draw your attention towards one such effort. A 23-yr-old lady reached to Snehalaya's door steps asking for shelter and safety eight months before. She was given a written application to our Snehadhar project, citing that a person named Sunil Suralkar had created problems in her married life, blackmailed and abused her.  Ultimately she had to leave her husband, two kids and the whole family.  She requested Snehalaya to protect her from this person.  When Snehalaya sheltered her Mr. Suralkar tried to chase her and started troubling her in various ways.  The lady had officially lodged a complaint in MIDC police station about the harassment. Mr. Suralkar wants Snehalaya to throw the lady out of institution but Snehalaya replied that the lady can go anywhere with her will.  Also we want to settle her married life and will not send her with the person who has abused and harassed her.  Then Mr. Suralakar had started efforts of maligning the image of the lady and also of Snehalaya in various ways. He had posted her photographs, on which a separate complaint has been already lodged and Cyber Crime Dept. has taken it seriously and will do the needful.  Meanwhile, the lady left the institution by her will as she was harassed by Suralakar with this way.  A few months back she left the institution, and Suralkar is trying to harass Snehalaya volunteers and well-wishers to find out the whereabouts of that harassed lady. Mr. Surlakar is using facebook to grab sympathy of our well-wishers.  Today we have lodged another complaint at MIDC police station Ahmednagar about his efforts of defamation of the volunteers and institution. 

We are requesting you please do not accept friend request of (Sunil-Sangita Suralkar or/and Sunil Suralkar) Sunil Suralkar and Weekly Samajsatta.  Those who have accepted it kindly block it from your account. 

Gratefully yours,
Ambadas Chauhan
Asst. Director

IT Center Changes A Life

Center of Hope ( IT Center ) is very happy to share the life-changing experience of student Miss. Snehal Kshetre.

Snehal belongs to a common middle-class family. She was studying in HSC but couldn’t get success in her education. Snehal’s parents became very disappointed about her educational life and she was disappointed about herself too. One day she heard about Snehalaya’s IT Centre from her friend and she joined MS-CIT computer course. She took a computer course & Personality Development (PD) from IT Center.

Snehal was a dedicated student.  She regularly attended her computer batches and she got success in  Governments Examination with first class. After completion of the course, IT Center gave placement to her to Rozmera Technology Pvt. Ltd placed at Ahmednagar city. Now Snehal is happy with her life and financial support given to her family. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some Catching Moments of Red Ribbon Express

Red Ribbon Express has come to spread health awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS. Snehalaya's Snehjyot team has taken initiative to create the successful programme and around 19,000 people took participation on this inauguration.

Red Ribbon Express Came in Ahmednagar Railway Station on 17th Mar. 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Excitement of National Youth Camp

Motivation Anna Hajare
Group discussion
We are Indians

National Integration 

Unity of India

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mahila Shibir Held in Shrirampur Red Light Area

24.02.2012 :

Today a small programme for prostitute women was organized in Snehalaya’s Shrirampur office. The main purpose behind this programme was to introduce the various government schemes and programmes for improving the lives of prostitute women. Shrirampur Taluka area officer Mr. Suhas Mapari was chief person of this programme.

On this occasion present were all executives, officers and employees, mainly including Shrirampur Taluka Tahsildar Mr. Anil Pure, Deputy Tahsildar Mr. Kulathe, Health Officer Dr. Kawade, Circle officer Mr. Shinde,  Supply Department officer, employee of Sanjay Gandhi scheme Mr. Navale, Shravanbal scheme, Indira Gandhi scheme, Municipality office, Setu office with forms and applications. On this programme Suhasji specked with prostitute women on various issues and problems they face and also he had given some guidance. He also gave the work instruction to related staff for giving service and help to women. Henceforth all paper and forms are being available in Snehalaya office and here also called to Setu staff for computer literature.

Up to 5th March all the necessary services and facilities will reach out to every prostitute woman. Suhasji also gave instruction to staff for giving all types of certificates to women from Snehalaya office. The expenses like for photos and stationery will be contributed from corporate Mr. Anjumbhai Shaikh. Mr. Shyam Adangale was also present for this programme. Present cooperators gave assurance that in the near future the Gharkul scheme will begin and also will give information and guidance as well from government.