Preserving Childhood Happiness…!

Just in the completion stages  of the long time pending dream project. Its all about CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (CSA). When it comes to social initiative (  duty ) I (We through Blossom) always thought of doing something on Education and Child Abuse ( sexual , verbal, physical ). Working on Education is the easiest one when compared to creating awareness on CSA. I always found it hard to implement and plan for this project.

It just got postponed for several reasons..some times due to lack of ppl, lack of awareness on how and where to start, most times on what to start etc., But Last year by this time….sort of managed to get into it and got a starting point about where to start and what to deal about. Since already few NGO’s are concentrating on the general CSA, we thought of dealing with the modern worlds CSA through Online (internet) and other communication devices. With the help of three of my friends, last year we managed to give a start. And due to some reasons..the works were stopped for several months. Atlast now we are reworking on this …and almost done. This time we will never miss it…and the awareness website will be launched in a day or two.

Creating Awareness on Child Sexual Abuse

Surely this time we will make it big and will create awareness in as many as ppl. And we will be a part in saving the children’s precious childhood memories…! Will update you soon on this…! Really excited to see the website in action. Just watch out for this space “watchyourkids.org“. Will be updated in a day or two.

ps: Blossom is a NGO, working towards the welfare of the society. Blossom mainly involved in Rural Education. Watch Your Kids is yet another initiative of Blossom, towards creating awareness on Child Sexual Abuse through Internet.

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Good to see a social evolution….!

Another milestone in India and yet another step towards globalization. Its about the 149 year old law enacted by British, the section 377 of IPC. Delhi HC says that IPC sec 377 can be rechecked and altered. And it legalizes some part of the sections.

IPC 377 deals with the sexual minority peoples and its time for them to celebrate with the high court announced some of the sections in that was legal. Hope this may reduce the scope of their harassment and it may also reduce the social stigma.

its time to smile..let us respect the feelings

its time to smile..let us respect the feelings

And finally nice to see more positive responses today all over India. Through media  most of the celebrities and social icons expressed their happiness about this.This is a good sign of respecting every ones feeling.

And that too ours is a country that says talking, thinking about this is a sin. But after all its  just a Physiological matter of a individual and its not a matter of mental illness.Hats off to the NGO NAZ for fighting in this issue since 2001 along with other NGO’s.Finally their hard work for paid off. And hope the proceedings will be applied to all over India and not only to Delhi.

No one has rights to restrict their feelings.Lets respect their space and leave a room for them to live their life.

Nothing big….vote atleast…!

April 16th 2009 first phase the general elections for 15th lok sabha starts. Just two days to go and it may the date , the fate of India can be rewritten if  every one vote. Find the below given links for the election schedule and minute by minute election news updates,

NDTV – Election Update

Elections schedule and news

CNN-IBN Election news update

Lets make democracy work for us

Lets make democracy work for us

 

Hope this year more votes will be recorded by the educated peoples because of the online campaign and awarness created on voting. And also due to the tremendous efforts took by various NGO’s and Infotainment companies (Jaagore, Lead India of TOI, etc.,). Todays youngsters got more medias to get large details on the candidate and their history. So they can analyse the performance of the candidae and vote. If this was done …India will be in the positive side after this elections. 

As a resposnoble Indian citezen we should register our vote for the right candidate or atleast go for 49-O (not willing to vote) option. Especially the young professionals should do it. Voting is one of the biggest social responsibility and by doing it every one become a part of the democracy. Lets vote to quote India in good phrases.

One this just need to say….nothing big you have to do to India…vote atleast.

Right thing happening in right time…!

YHM a growing 2 year old NGO got proper recognition in very short period. Its really a boosting thing that medias are focusing on more good things. Kalam Nagappan of YHM, an astounding young guy who has lots of patriotism and build with high moral values is the founder of YHM. It would be highly inspirational to see nagappan and his friends working as a team.

We (Blossom) were associated with them for few projects from the day one of YHM. I have never seen a setback in these two years. They keep on moving forward with their volunteer strength and the team work.I remember in the beginning days they were not that much flooded with money in their accounts, because most of the volunteers are students. But at that time also they never fed up and they worked with the same spirit and now they are sort of financially stable when compared to those days. I still remember that, one year back I had told mari and mohan (trustees of Blossom) that YHM will reach heights in very short period and their hard work will get recognized in right time. And things happened in right time.

YHM representatives had a meeting with Dr.Kalam , YHM founder’s interview in Dinamalar News paper,article in Billion Beats E- Magazine, YHM interview on AIR (Rainbow FM), portrayed as unsung heroes and interview by Prime point foundation, etc ., etc., these are the few of the recognitions they got recently.

Click for Article in Dinamalar news paper

Website – Young Helping Minds

Most times we really wondered at their commitment in the field work. In the beginning every week end they will be involved in the field works and nowadays seems that they are involved in the week days too. Really  the commitment they have shown took them to this height. Still a long way to  go , but this is the right time to get recognized. Because this recognition will help them to move faster and to break some practical issues they face.

In my observation I  can say that the secret of YHM’s success would be ,

1. They discuss each and every thing with their members, despite of getting no response also they never stopped discussing the things with members.

2. They seek suggestions for most of their activities, which helps them to improve more.

3. Their core team meets almost all the Sundays for a formal meeting and discuss the issues and activities.

4. They give each core team members a responsibility to handle. This helps them to involve more ans show more commitment towards the activities.

5.In the beginning they never took any big projects which are beyond their ability.This helped them to complete more projects and got to see some productive results.Which in turn gave them a confidence that today they can handle any projects big or small.

6.The last and biggest secret was , in the beginning most of their volunteers are students and Non-IT professionals , which helped them to build a strong foundation and more fire on field works.But now they have equal strength of IT peoples also.

I sure that, they would have faced hell a lot of hiccups in these two years both personally and socially.But we have to realise one thing that “no pain no gain”. But here YHM’s pain is India’s gian.

Hats off to Nagappan,Pomudi,Poornima,Renjini,Sathya,Boopathy,karthik and the YHM team (sorry for not able to mention all the names of core team) for your unconditional love on this nation and for your commitment towards the better India.

And I am sure that now we could not say YHM as a young NGO because they well  grown up now by reaching numerous hearts and lives. Wishing all the best for the success of YHM activities and succeeding the short term goal of starting a Montessori school for under privileged, reaching 100 educational requests and involving 10000 members as volunteers.

Still a long way to go and lots of hurdles are there to face. We(Blossom) are here to come along with you (YHM) and especially while facing hurdles. YHM you really deserve it and very happy to accompany you as a partner NGO.

Completing second year …!

Happy to convey that , Blossom completes its second year on Oct 10th of 2008. The second years progress were really good and project QUEST has entered into the next level. When thinking of the year completion, the big thing strikes in my mind is Annual Activity Report.

Anyways, we have just started working on the Annual Report of year 2007-2008. Yet to confirm the outlay of the report. Though we have all the required data, organizing and alignment will eat more time.Anyway its part of the game and I can assure that the report will be released in the last week of October 2008.

Last years report preparation took more time due to some improper planning and we are sure this time it won’t be repeated. Finally Good luck for me to complete the report on time (onus is on me to complete the report).

p.s: BLOSSOM – is a social welfare organization.