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                         BVP IN THE NEWS                                

 

Bharat Vikas Parishad vows to uplift the poor
The Tribune; 28 June 2011

Haridwar, June 27: At the annual convention of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Dev Bhoomi members of the parishad vowed to take forward the mission of working for upliftment of the poor.

Formed in 1963, the Bharat Vikas Parishad was founded by Dr Suraj Prakash who wanted to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich, generate awareness about the fundamental rights and other social causes.

Since then every year, the BVP annual meeting is held where the works done every year are discussed as well as new members are made.

Newly elected chief of the BVP Kusum Gandhi said the objectives with which the organisation was founded was being met by the executive committee in support of the members but still a lot need to be done in various sectors.

Regional member Shiv Prasad urged the young generation to become culturally stronger as one of the objectives of the parishad was to bring the country in the league of developed nations which could only be attained if the youth adhered to their culture, tradition and character.

Lauding the works of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, social activist Sanjana Sharma said more people should join and contribute to the social works being carried out as by working together only the menace of corruption, poverty, social evils and malpractices could be eradicated.

Social welfare board chief Nirupama Gaud lauded the working of the parishad in social field while Aruna Adlakha, Om Prakash Jamdagni, Raj Kumar Chauhand, Sunita Joshi, Rekha Aggarwal, Rashmi Chauhan, Rita Chamoli, Lalita Mishra, Krishna Gupta, Vineeta Guglani among other activists were present on the occasion.

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Bharat Vikas Parishad opens branch in Chamoli
Garhwal Post; 20.06.2011

New Tehri, 19 Jun: Bharat Vikas Parishad, the organisation that has been engaged in social initiatives all over the country, set up a branch in Chamba to initiate its work here.

State President of the Parishad, Savita Kapoor headed a meeting today, during which she said that the association helped several initiatives on promoting tradition, culture and other social causes. She also shared that there were 1200 branches of the Parishad in the country and talked at length about the Bharat Jano Programme that it was disseminating information about, including ancient Indian knowledge.

Ramesh Lekhwar was appointed as the head of the Chamba branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad and Raghuvir Rawat, its Secretary. Also present were Rajkumar Chauhan, Aruna Anlakha and others.


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Protests Against Government’s Action On Ramdev
Goa Chronicle;Thursday, 09 June 2011

Protests were organized in different parts of Goa on Wednesday by Indian Against Corruption (IAC) and Bharat Swabhiman Trust (BST) volunteers against the government’s action against Baba Ramdev’s hunger strike at Ram Lila grounds in New Delhi.

The Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) observed a day long hunger strike at Shirodkar Hall in Bicholim. The fast culminated with a public meeting that was addressed by MLA Rajesh Patnekar, BVP President Guruprasad kapadi and others.
At Margao a dharna was held at the entrance to the Margao Municipal Council from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Earthen pots, grains distributed for birds
The Tribune; 06 June 2011

Ludhiana.The Bharat Vikas Parishad (Tagore Branch) distributed earthen pots and foodgrains under "feed a bird" programme in a bid to provide water and food to the birds.

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Artificial limbs prepared by Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust
72 physically challenged get artificial limbs
Tribune; Monday, May 30, 2011

Ludhiana. An NGO today organised a mega artificial limbs donation project under which 72 physically challenged people were provided with artificial limbs. Major CD Soi, project coordinator, "We spent Rs 1.5 lakh on these artificial limbs prepared by Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust -- an NGO. We started distributing artificial limbs about a year ago and by now have already distributed these to about 50 needy people. And today we arranged for 100 persons, out of which only 72 turned up."

This NGO also does other charitable works like sponsoring education of needy kids and distributing medicines to the needy, for which it has opened a 'medicine bank' on every Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm.

"ook forward and stand up on your feet imagining that you are absolutely fine and none can stop you from marching forward," these were the words of Baldev Kumar, a Moga-based physically challenged resident, to Neelam Bhalla, a physically challenged resident of Phagwara, who was trying to settle down in her pair of artificial limbs at Lodge Vishwakarma No 173 -- premises of an NGO.

Most people were reminded of the story of 'Asli Insaan' -- a true story of a Russian pilot whose legs were chopped while fighting in his fighter plane, but he again flew the fighter plane with artificial legs.

Talking to The Tribune, Baldev Kumar, in his mid-fifties, who runs a flour mill at Moga, said: "I lost one of my lower limbs about 30 years ago in an accident. I work on my own with an artificial limb and have changed the artificial limb twice. This is the third time that I am going to change my artificial limb."

While Arjun Singh (75), who came all the way from Mander village, near Kot Isse Khan in Moga district said, "I lost my lower limbs due to diabetes about 17 years ago. I tried to contact many people for getting artificial limbs. A few days ago someone from Moga told me about this camp and hence I came here."

Trying to stand up on his own through artificial lower limbs, this old man was wearing pair of silver-coloured Punjab jutti and said, "I am an agriculturist, but do not work much as my son and grandsons take care of the work. But I visit my fields daily with the help of crutches."

However, 30-year-old Harjeet Singh, who came from Tajpur road in Ludhiana, was very thankful to his friend who guided him for the free artificial limbs. Harjeet suffered some problem in his right lower limb in an accident about four years ago. He said, "Now, I will also start working, however, earlier I had to close down my shop due to my accident."


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Inter Collegiate Symposium at Baba Farid College
Early Times;  Friday 20th May 2011

KATHUA, May 8: Baba Farid College of Education today organized an Inter Collegiate Symposium on ‘Role of civil society and NGO’s in the Formulation of Lokpal Bill’.

MLA Kathua Charanjit Singh was the chief guest while Dr. (Prof) A.K. Malhotra, Principal Govt College for women presided over the function. Lalit Kumar Mahajan (Advocate) National Additional Secretary General Bharat Vikas Parished was guest of honour. Earlier Director of the College Dr. Ram Murti Sharma while welcoming the guests explained the technicalities and significance of the topic.

The first, second and third position was secured by Geetanjali Sharma from Ashoka college of education, Manjit Kour from Bhagat Kabir College of Education and Hakimat Singh from Vivekananda College of Education respectively while Preeti Malhotra of Baba Farid College got consolation prize. Amongst others, those who attended the symposium included representatives and office bearers of Saviour of Innocent labour (SOIL), Tagore Vidyarathi Vikas Sanstha, kathua Vikas manch, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Saparsh India Foundation, Anti Corruption Society and Morning Walkers Association. Mementoes and certificates of participation were awarded to the participants.

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BVP organises diabetes awareness programme
Diabetes in youth, women big challenge

Jammu. 5/14/2011.
The Diabetes Care Foundation (DCF) in collaboration with the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) organised a diabetes awareness programme here yesterday. Renowned endocrinologist Dr Jitendra Singh was the chief guest on the occasion.

Dr Jitendra Singh said over 15 per cent of diabetes patient suffered from the type two diabetes "mellitus" in and around Jammu. He added that while there was a big surge in the cases of diabetes among Kashmiri Pandits, the rural population in the Jammu region had also been affected in a big way.

He said two major challenges in the field of diabetes during the next decade in the country would be diabetes in youth and women, particularly pregnant women. He added that if diabetes could be prevented during pregnancy, it could cut down the tendency of diabetes in the newborn.

Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized that the rising prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents, which was the future harbinger of a host of metabolic diseases linked to diabetes and insulin resistance.

The early detection and strict control of blood sugar was the basis of a successful diabetes management, he said. Ashok Chaturvedi, convener of the DCF, spoke about various diabetes programmes and camps organized by the foundation.

A free test for blood sugar and lipid profile was carried out and free medicines were distributed during the programme.


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Play on Vivekanand draws loud applause
Afternoondc.in; Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Stand up and express the divinity within you," said Swami Vivekananda who was one of the greatest Indians of the 19th century. Vivekananda sparked off the process of cultural rejuvenation and religious reform which shaped the consciousness of a nation waiting to be born. His hearty call to fellow human beings at the Parliament of Religions held at Chicago in 1893 charmed and fascinated the Western world and he gained immense stature as a philosopher and an interpreter of the world.

Vivekanand who was born as Narendranath Dutt continues to be an icon for millions of Indians. A mono act musical play on his life and teachings by Shekhar Sen has already crossed 175 performances. The 176th performance was staged at Kandivali East, Thakur Village Auditorium, on Saturday in aid of the Bharat Vikas Parishad.

The format which Shekhar Sen has adopted is a familiar one with the text and the message neatly woven into songs and lyrics. The actor singer has a string of successful musical plays to his credit. He is now one of the most recognized faces on the Hindi stage.

"Like my earlier play on Kabir and Tulsi, this play too is a vehicle of his message as well as philosophy. Very few people know that Swami Vivekanand was a well-trained musician," says Shekhar Sen. Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze, a great 19th/20th century singer has recorded in his autobiography that he had heard and learned a dhrupad from Swami Vivekanand which was well-versed in forms like the khyal, devotional bhajans as well as tappa too. He also wrote tracts on music which are still relevant to researchers.


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Shiv Kumar felicitated
Jammu Kashmir Newspoint; Friday, 29 April 2011
 
Jammu Tawi. For his untiring efforts to promote wrestling, president of J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma has been felicitated by Bharat Vikas Parishad in a function held at Reasi. The felicitation was made by former Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Subash Chander in the presence of Parishad president, Dr DR Kotwal and secretary, Arun Sharma. A host of other distinguished personalities were among others present. Before the honour, organizers appreciated the sincere and selfless efforts of Shiv Kumar Sharma for the promotion of indigenous game of wrestling. Later, expressing his gratitude towards the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Sharma lauded the role of the organization for doing yeoman's service.

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Vikas Ratna Samman’ presented at BVP ceremony
Garhwal Post; Monday, 25.04.2011


Dehradun, 24 Apr: The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected governing body of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Uttarakhand (West) was held, here, today.

The Chief Guest at the function was Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay, who spoke very highly of the activities of the Parishad. He said members of the organisation were the real social activists. Their selfless services to society were commendable. They were working for nation building in the true sense. They served society without any distinction of caste, colour, creed or religion. The always tried to serve the poorest of the poor.

Guest of Honour Balraj Pasi stated that Bharat Vikas Parishad was very well known throughout India for its noble deeds in the field of social service and patriotism. Its members devoted their valuable time, money and labour for the betterment of the whole of society.

Present on the occasion were Mayor Vinod Chamoli, Satish Aggarwal, Dy Chief Warden, Civil Defence, Anil Verma, Incident Control Officer, Civil Defence and Secretary State Disaster Management Committee of the Indian Red Cross Society, Jitendra Nagalia, Amit Kapoor, Ajay Gupta, Dolly Dabral, etc., who were presented the Vikas Ratna Samman by Chief Guest Tarun Vijay.

Also present were Speaker Harbans Kapoor, Surendra Kumar Wadhwa, Avinash Chandra Ohri, Nitin Dalabh, Harish Maindola, Bharti Pandey, Saroj Gupta, SS Kothiyal and Pradeep Aggarwal.

The function was presided over by Savita Kapoor, State President of the Bharat Vikas Parishad and the oath officer was Aruna Adhalakha, State Secretary, Bharat Vikas Parishad.


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Noida sisters: NGOs to identify lonely citizens
Zee News; Friday, April 15, 2011, 00:32

Noida: To prevent recurrence of incidents like self-confinement of the Noida sisters, who locked themselves inside their house for over seven months, several NGOs on Thursday decided to form a committee to identify persons living alone in the area and offer emotional support to them.

Dr Mahesh Sharma, the Chairman of Kailash Hospital and a patron of Noida Lok Manch suggested that a core committee and block level committees be formed in the area to check no such incidents happen in future.

After identification of persons living lonely in the area, block level committee members will keep in touch with them and provide emotional support.

The NGOs, which participated at the meet in Kailash Hospital auditorium, included the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Association, Noida Entrepreneur Association, Lioness Club, Rotary Club, Lok Manch, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Indian Medical Association, Sanatan Dharam Mandir trust.

Thousands of senior citizens have been living alone in their apartments as their wards are working abroad or in other cities, the group said.

Social worker Neelima Mishra expressed her desire to adopt one of the two Noida sisters -- Sonali, who was still recovering in the hospital.

She also offered to bear the cost of Sonali's hospital treatment.

Noida Entrepreneur Association's senior vice president Vipin Malhan said, "NGOs need to play role in checking such incidents. Under present culture neighbor does not know his neighbor. This is cause of worry for the society."

Bar Association former secretary Kamlesh Choudhary also offered free legal aid for senior citizens and women who are facing atrocities at their homes.

The two sisters -- Anuradha and Sonali were rescued on Tuesday from their sector 29 apartment in a very bad condition after a self-confinement of six months.

While the elder sister Anuradha died, the younger, Sonali had to be moved into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Wednesday as her condition deteriorated.


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