Update :1st Anniversary of my baby N.G.O celebrated on the 14th June, 2013
These Badagas are, an inspiration to all of us.
Lingan Krishnan [I have never met him so far] is one such person. I was quite surprised but very happy to see his email to me in which he had mentioned that he is a practising lawyer In the Bombay High Court. Wow, a Badaga high court lawyer in Mumbai, was my first thought. Surprise did not end there when I learnt that he is also an ex-fauji. He has started a Trust that can be of immense help to Badagas.
Thank you L. Krishna. You make us proud!
Email from Lingan Krishnan [firstname.lastname@example.org], a Lawyer in Mumbai High Court
I belong to Adigaratty Village and was born on 10 May,1946. I do not recollect my father’s face since he breathed his last when I was 8 years old. My mother, a poor soul, brought us up (one elder brother and two younger sisters) and she too passed away this year ie on 26th April, 2012. Every year, Theer Festival used to be celebrated in our village in a grand way, which continues even today. My mother used to compel me to attend the same but never I was able to do so.
About 20 years back, one day while discussing about the festivals, Mom was bit up set for my not visiting the Hatty at least once a year, and requested me to at least contribute the Theer Festival expenses fixed by our village Gowdars every year.That particular day I decided to keep her wishes alive and promised her that I would contribute for the festival not only for one year but till my mother’s last breath.
As per my mother’s wishes, my little contribution towards the festival has been going on for the last twenty years and now. My Mom is no more now, hence I decided to continue my contribution till my death. While going through your web site I felt my mother was sitting with me and forcing me to do something for the common needy people.. Thanks for the unforgettable memories flashed back in my mind while going through the wonderful initiations and inspirations exposed vide your web site.
With regards to my education and experiences. have done M.A and LLB. Had put in 15 years service in the Army, In the Regiment of Artillery. Joined as Manager Administration in Lupin Laboratory and left Lupin after 13 Years of service to take up the responsibilities of a GM with Cybertech Systems and Software Ltd through which I could visit US for six times. I retired from Cybertech in the year 2007 after rendering 12 years of service and then started practicing Law.
In Bombay, we started Bombay Badaga Association in the year 1990 and I was the President for 7years. Under my command, we conducted quite a number of Tours and Picnics beside various programmes. We released a Souvenir in the year 1995, and the interesting things to be noted here is that, our Souvenir had the messages of celebrities of Politics, Cricket, Films, Police Big Vigs and even Gazal Singers.
This combination was my personal test and I had taken a month holiday from my job to meet all those famous people ultimately with the aim of releasing an excellent Souvenir. Subsequently, the Souvenir got appreciated by Badaga Associations of Chennai, Balgalore, Coimbatore, Erode an many more individual personalities of our Baduga community.
Some how due to various exigencies of services, my service to the community could not go further. Now, after 15 years of interval, my mind again started revolving round the Social Welfare Activities and as such I got a Trust named SENIOR CITIZEN WELFARE ASSOCIATION,THANE (WEST) registered, under which, I have plans to help the aged people in various grounds. Further details on this will follow.
Based on this NGO I want to do some favours to the Badagas staying abroad. Any thing required from Bombay like, transportation
facilities, escorting relatives, children and even sight seeing
arrangements can also be arranged by my NGO at Bombay. Any investment part in Moumbai or educational activities including placement etc can be arranged if any one needs it.The support extended from our N.G.O is listed below.We plan to assist seniors in the following areas:
1. Supporting and escorting the seniors during exigency
2. Medical assistance through NGO doctors
3. Creating opportunities for the Seniors to engage themselves
4. Classes for Yoga and Meditation
5. Providing hygienic food at reasonable rates
6. Financial assistance to the seniors
7. Assisting in legal matters
8. Anything related to real estate
9. Arranging Mumbai Darshan/ Visit to Essel world
The extension of our NGO is to support the needy youth (will be executed at the later stage)
1. Public speaking / Language classes
2. Hostel facility for working class (ladies and gents separately)
3. conducting coaching clases for appearing in the IAS/IPS/Service selection boards.I really need your suggestions and guidance in this regards.
Greetings, I am glad to inform you that our NGO has done a year and is deeply penetrating into the hearts of people, this appreciation we could learn from our first anniversary celebration, an event conducted on the 14th June 2013 and also we could feel the love towards our NGO on this day when Mumbai was flooded with rain waters a lot of fellow citizens and bureaucrats turned out to the event and blessed the occasion.
I would like to share with you a few moments from the event, its limited due to gmail limitations, pretty soon we shall be ready with our website and facebook page, will be glad to share more pictures then.
Dr ARK Pillai