Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Update

We have utilized the left over amount from Gururaj's operation for the following causes :-

1) Donated Rs 10,000/- towards the operation of a 7th std. girl, quite brillant, who is more than 50% visually handicapped. An accident took place when the girl attended a free eye camp. Now she is being treated by a specialist recommended by the Principal of her school.

Referred by Mrs Veena Shivanna of Wiprocare and undertaken by Anita Khan.

2) Donated Rs 15,000/- towards the operation of Mangala. Details in the previous post.

Reference - Lokesh HC. Lokesh took the complete responsiblity from the day of admitting the Patient till the day of Discharge.

3) Contributed Rs 3,500/- towards the school fee of two economically backward students (Mother Thereasa School,Siddagunte Palya, CV Raman Nagar).

These student's mom works as "house Keeping" in a software company. The lady was not able to pay the fee for these kids from past 1 year as her husband lost the job and the Head Mistress on a special request had allowed the kids to study and pay the fee later. Hence we decided to pay a partial amount. We are hoping that the father will be able to get a job and the family will be able to pay the rest of the fee in before the completion of the course.

Referred by my sister. Santhosh personally went to the school on a Saturday, talked to the headmistress and paid the school fee.

Note :- We tried to refer Gururaj to 'Unnati' a NGO which offers vocational courses for unskilled, semi-educated people. However Gururaj preferred auto-driving and we respected his personal decision. He is now learning auto-rikshaw driving and is confident that he will get an auto-rikshaw sanctioned by government.

3 comments:

Veena Shivanna said...

Thats nice to see Gururaj opted to learn Auto driving.

Has he completed his training now?
Are we planning to help him in getting the required sanctions from govt??

Also one more thing, when there is any update, lets prefix a date to it, so that when the readers read the update, they can easily know when exactly did that event place.
for eg., Gururaj's Autodriving :-)

Jagali bhaagavata ಜಗಲಿ ಭಾಗವತ said...

Veena,

Thanks for the question.

1) I would like to refer this question to Santhosh. He is the primary contact regarding Gururaj's case. Here is what I have heard from Santhosh couple of months back. Gururaj is getting training from his friend. He is also trying for government sanction personally (because his friend got it in a similar way). So I believe our intervention would not be required.

2) Sure. We will try to update regularly. Ours is not a professional organization. This group is entirely driven by enthusiasm and passion of few dedicated individuals like Santhosh and others. There could be a delay in our updates; However you surely can 'demand' for updates when we err and we will do our best to address the same.

Veena Shivanna said...

Hey, Bhagavatare, astondella enilla bidi.. aaramvaagi update maadi.
Infact I appreciate the zeal in this group and hence I feel very good to be part of this.