This quarter is generally taken up with internal social and philanthropic initiatives for the first two months as the season normally picks up late Sept. The events have been covered in detail and are available for perusal under the ‘Events’ tab.
While the Arman children went for a combined excursion with their friends from Salwan Public School in July to the Science Museum followed by a lunch at India Gate, we were able to sustain the momentum of sponsoring Deepalaya children and gifting money for 40 artificial limbs to the Jaipur Foot Organisation on our 10th Foundation Day on 06 Aug 12. Detailed coverage is given under the Events tab, but suffice to state that be it blood donation or SBU gifts to children or any of the other social activities planned, the Foundation Day becomes a day of giving.
September saw Shaping Lives organize a free medical camp at ‘Guruji ki Dispensary’, a philanthropic medicare centre under our aegis, in the border village of Lalowal, Punjab. Approx 300 people from surrounding villages of this backward belt benefited from this camp both via diagnosis and distribution of free medicines. The emphasis was on eye check-up as we had liaisoned with Mac Roberts Hospital (Salvation Army), Dhaliwal for free cataract surgery for the needy. Eventually, 16 elderly affected people underwent the free of charge surgery 3 days after our camp. A huge success as far as we were concerned and the blessings and goodwill was obvious as we wound up. There will be many more to come.