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28th April 2015 … U-GOAL with “Nehru Yuva Kendra” (NYK)

28th April 2015 … U-GOAL at “Nehru Yuva Kendra” (NYK)

National Integration Camp (NIC) for Youth from 13 different states

U-GOAL touching hearts & impacting minds … at NYK-NIC

We were delighted to accept an invitation to offer U-GOAL (U-Gift Organ-Tissue & Appreciate Life) ASAP (Awareness-Sensitization-And-Pledge) Talk at the National Integration Camp, organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra for Youth from 13 different states at Gandhi Darshan Samiti, New Delhi.

Warm appreciation and hearty applause for the Management of Nehru Yuva Kendra & Youth participants for their support to our noble endeavour of “Gift Organ-Tissue & Appreciate Life”

200 Youth & 10 resource persons attended with sincere attention … interacting, sharing & clarifying

53 Youth & 4 Resource Persons PLEDGED & PICKED their DONOR CARDS

God bless all these wonderful youngsters with a long, healthy , happy and glorious life

A special word of appreciation & gratitude for Nehru Yuva Kendra ED Mr Prabhakant & Zonal Director Mr Kushwaha for their emphatic support to our cause.

We also acknowledge AIIMS-ORBO for their kind support.

Curiously awaiting other Institutions like Nehru Yuva Kendra to join & support our movement

Come … pledge your GOAL (Gift Organ-Tissue & Appreciate Life)

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always
UTKARSH Foundation

25th April … U-GIFT

25th April 2015 … U-GIFT Immersion 

UTKARSH Foundation path-breaking U-GIFT Immersion for the first batch of Delhi Mahila Samaj participants came to an end. Though 17 wonderful young women explored the depths of their Inner Self, clarifying their life-values & projecting their dreams, eventually 4 worked till an advanced stage to earn their Immersion certificate. They expressed their self-perception in wonderful poetry & painting, culminating in extra-ordinary courage & creativity, spinning a best-seller novella about their own lives. A certification ceremony would be organized to felicitate the gutsy 4 women who worked till an advanced stage.

It wan an immensely satisfying & humbling experience for us. We learnt a lot from these gutsy young women whose life motto is …

… Shabana
“Mushkilein to sirf darati hain … darna ya paar paana meri choice hai” (Adversity only scares me , getting scared or getting over my advsersity is my choice)

… Anupama
“Meri zindagi ek khuli kitaab hai jiske panne hamesha hawa mein udate rahe … par ab main un pennon ko samet kar, apni kitaab khud likhungi”
(My life is an open book, whose pages were always fluttering with the winds of adversity, but now I would collect my pages and write my life-story myself”

… Nida
“Nothing is impossible”

… Shivani
“zindagi naa milegi dobara … mujhe apna sapna haasil karna hai”
(Life happens only once … I must realize my dream)

We wish all these gutsy girls health, joy & success that they so deserve & desire. They are making friends with their adversity and turning every trial of their life into an opportunity. Truly appreciative & courageous to the core. A lot to learn from them.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always
UTKARSH Foundation

11th April 2015 … Neena Verma is now a trained & certified Transplant Coordinator

Neena Verma … now a trained Transplant Coordinator, certified by MOHAN Foundation

We feel deeply humbled & honoured with Dr Neena Verma (Managing Trustee) having completed “Transplant Coordinators Training” conducted by MOHAN Foundation. This further enhances our strength for & commitment to the noble cause of “Organ-Tissue-Cornea” donation.

The 5-Day long intensive “transplant Coordinators’ Training” was organized & conducted by MOHAN Foundation in association with FORT (Fortis Memorial Organ Retrieval & Transplant) at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. A whole galaxy of Medical, Governmental & Non-Governmental experts spoke about various aspects of “Organ Donation, Harvesting & Transplant”. The course was oversubscribed with 59 participants from different parts of the country. We all found & shared strength in our touching stories about our direct or indirect brush with the life-saving experience of “Organ Donation & Transplant”.

We hope to leverage this learning to c0-create meaningful societal impact with your able support & participation.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

30th March 2015 … U-GOAL

U-GOAL touching hearts & impacting minds … at GJIMT (Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology), Mohali

We were delighted to accept an invitation to conduct 2 U-GOAL (U-Gift Organ-Tissue & Appreciate Life) ASAP (Awareness-Sensitization-And-Pledge) Meetings at GJIMT, Mohali with the students of MBA & BCA courses. It was heartening to see 89 students attending despite examinations around the corner. An impressive 29 picked their donor cards and 3 registered their interest to volunteer as U-GOAL Champions.

Our session oriented the participants about important facts and clarified myths, fears & doubts, relating ‘Organ-Tissue Donation’. We covered aspects such as various types of donation, Brain-stem Death, the individual & social sensitivity & responsibility, THOA, responsibility of the individual & family after pledging, important numbers to know should an individual decide to pledge etc. A lively Q&A ensued, which we handled with due care.

Dr Aneet Bedi, The Dean of GJIMT was ably supported by Prof Rajneesh Mehra and other Faculty & Students of the Institute in welcoming this initiative and attending in good strength despite exam pressure. The audience gave serious attention, shared their experience & views & clarified several doubts.

We extend our warm appreciation & hearty thanks to GJIMT Team & look forward to conducting more such sessions at their various Group Institutes.

Look forward to more Institutions & Individuals like you to come forward and “Pledge their GOALGift Organ-Tissue & Appreciate Life”

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

28th March 2015 … U-GIFT

UTKARSH Foundation starts its path-breaking U-GIFT Immersion for the first batch of Delhi Mahila Samaj participants. 17 wonderful young women explored the depths of their Inner Self, clarifying their life-values & projecting their dreams. They expressed their self-perception in wonderful poetry & painting. The U-GIFT Immersion would continue over three more contact modules over the next month. Shall post more as it concludes.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always
UTKARSH Foundation

 

 

 

24th Dec 2014

UTKARSH Foundation takes birth.

It has been 22 years and 6 months since Utkarsh emerged … on a 24th& a Wednesday. And it has been three months since he transcended … on a 24th& a Wednesday. Today is another 24th& a Wednesday.

With humility & faith … we accept the pain that no parent, no sibling should have to endure.

UTKARSH Foundation … Our Pilgrimage … begins

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

24th Dec 2014 … U-GIFT

UTKARSH Foundation takes birth.

We start our pilgrimage by celebrating ‘UTKARSH’s Presence’ with his favourite friends (vulnerable children) at Mother Teresa JeewanJyoti Home. A happy& warm dinner on the Christmas Eve& such precious smiles.

UTKARSH … We are gathering ourselves up to walk on Your Path & ‘Your Light’ is guiding us.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

28th Dec 2014 … U-GIFT

UTKARSH Foundation celebrates Christmas with children at Aanchal Home of Children’s Jamghat. Children from both Aanchal & Aman Homes joined in the celebration.

Goodies, Santa Socks for all children & staff, Greetings & Most precious Glowing Smiles of Children.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

 

10th Jan 2015 … U-GAIA

UTKARSH Foundation conducts “Appreciative Visioning & Team-Trust” workshop for Leadership & Staff of Children’sJamghat.

This workshop was conducted gratis under the U-GAIA (U-Generative And Inclusive action) endeavor of UTKARSH Foundation.

The workshop focused on helping the Children’sJamghat Leadership & Staff come together to appreciatively envision their shared dream for the organization. They articulated their core norms of operation & put together a practical plan to start implementing their strategic vision for the organization. The workshop facilitated the Children’sJamghat Team towards building a climate of trust & appreciation amongst themselves and towards the children living at their home-centres.

To quote some of the staff (translated from Hindi) …

“It is first of its kind workshop for us at Children’sJamghat. It was great to discover & appreciate what we are doing well. It was even better to decide how we want to build further. Thank you so much UTKARSH Foundation.”

“DrNeena Verma Ma’am is so positive & warm. And she is great at her work. We were able to deal with sensitive trust related matters in an open and thoughtful way. As a team, she facilitated us to appreciate each other and ‘All of Us together As One Entity’. Thank you Ma’am.”

“This workshop has helped us be clear about what we need to do & how. Let us get going. Thanks UTKARSH Foundation”.

“Neena Ma’am was injured and yet on a harsh winter morning, she reached before all of us. Her positivity & commitment helped us get closer as a team. We are happy to get a good plan in hand and look forward to achieving it.”

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

21st Jan 2015 … U-GOAL

UTKARSH Foundation joins MOHAN Foundationfor awareness meeting at hCentive, NOIDA

 Ms. Pallavi Kumar, ED MOHAN Foundation explained the concepts of organ donation and transplantation primarily focusing on the types of donations, how to diagnose brain death, tissue donation, the Transplant Law of India and statistics on the said subject. A short film on brain death was shown.

DrNeena Verma represented UTKARSH Foundation. She shared her inspiring story on ‘Organ-TissueDonation’. She appealed to the participants to consider pledging themselves and take this message to others in their lives.

Warm regards & wishing abundance … always

UTKARSH Foundation

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