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May 2019 - Announcements 25-5-2019


  1. Pujya Gurudevshri Invited by President of India to View Bharat Bhagya Vidhata at Rashtrapati Bhavan:
    • The prestigious Rashtrapati Bhavan witnessed a glorious part of the nation’s history as a special show of the revolutionary biographical play ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ which commemorates Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary was staged on 17th May ‘19.
    • Pujya Gurudevshri was graciously invited by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to witness the play.
    • Upon His arrival, Pujya Gurudevshri had an endearing meeting with the Honourable President and He lovingly presented an idol of Shrimad Rajchandraji to him.
    • This special show was staged in the presence of Pujya Gurudevshri, the Hon. President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Smt. Savita Kovind and Chief of the Indian Army General Bipin Rawat and other dignitaries.
    • Please click here to view a video of Pujya Gurudevshri’s visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  2. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Awards and Accolades 2019:
    • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care has received several awards, certificates and recognition in the past year. On Sat, 25th May ’19, these tokens of appreciation were offered at the Lotus Feet of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji in Mumbai.
    • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives ‘Highest Fundraising NGO’ and other awards at Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 Awards Night:
      • This year’s Tata Mumbai Marathon Philanthropy Awards Night was held on 30th Apr ‘19 at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai. Dignitaries including Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao - Honourable Governor of Maharashtra; Mr. Adille Sumariwalla - President, Athletic Federation of India; Mr. Manoj Indulkar - VP and Head of Operations, India, Tata Consultancy Services; Mr. Harish Bhat - Brand Custodian, Tata Sons; Mrs. Tara Sharma - Film Personality were present.
      • Awards won by Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 include:
        • Highest Fundraising NGO
          • Amongst the 272 participating NGOs, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care received the award for the Highest Fundraising NGO for the 9th consecutive year!
          • Having raised a record-breaking amount of over Rs. 5.75 crores, this marks the highest-ever fundraising performance at the Tata Mumbai Marathon since its inaugural participation in 2011.
        • Change Legend Award
          • ‘Change Legends’, Vanprastha Abhaybhai Jasani - President, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, and Sanjeev Shah, Executive President - M&A and Corporate Strategy at Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) received the prestigious Change Legend trophy for raising over Rs. 1 crore each.
          • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was the only NGO with 2 legends.
        • Change Icon Award of the Tata Mumbai Marathon
          • Yuvarpit Meera Mehta was selected as ‘Change Agent’ of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, along with Indian Olympic medalist MC Mary Kom and IPS Officer Shri Krishna Prakash.
          • Starting off at the age of 12, Meera has raised over Rs. 1 crore through her 8-year journey. She was also the highest fundraising Young Leader at Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019.
        • NGO with Highest Number of Young Leaders
          • The Young Leaders category includes fundraisers up to the age of 21 who have raised a minimum of Rs. 75,000.
          • The focused and dedicated effort of 41 Young Leaders resulted in the winning of this award for the 4th year running!
          • The young ones harnessed the power of social media positively by creating short videos to create fundraising opportunities.
        • NGO with Highest Number of Corporate Teams
          • The motivating support of 30 corporate teams reflected the unshakable trust and faith that corporates have in the charitable initiatives of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care.
          • This marked the 7th time in a row that it has been the recipient of this distinguished honour.
        • NGO with Highest Number of Change Runners
          • The Change Runners category includes individuals who have raised a minimum of Rs. 1.5 lakhs for their selected NGO.
          • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care had a passionate team of 46 Change Runners supporting its cause.
          • This marks the 7th time that this award has been won by Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care.
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives Best Motivational Zone and Best Run-in Costume for Group on Race-Day
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives Guidestar Platinum Seal
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care has been granted the Platinum Seal by GuideStar, India’s largest and most reliable NGO information repository.
        • The Platinum Seal indicates highest level of transparency and accountability demonstrated by Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care.
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust, Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Trust and Shrimad Rajchandra Jivadaya Trust will feature on the GuideStar online database, thereby helping foundations, philanthropic intermediaries, donors, volunteers, students and academic institutions to connect for shared objectives.
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives the 'Times Health Icons' Award
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was conferred with the 'Times Health Icons, Surat 2019 Award' in the category of 'Excellence in Rural Health' at an event in Surat.
        • The award is an initiative of Optimal Media Solutions, a division of Times Internet Limited (A Times Group Company).
        • It recognises institutions and individuals who have made a mark not only in their own field but contributed in large measure to the region’s emergence on the global map.
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives 'Parivartan - Inspire' Award
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was conferred with the ‘Parivartan - Inspire’ Award in the category of Health and Wellness at a ceremony held in Surat.
        • The Parivartan Awards are an initiative of BWW Global, a leading education and training company, with business affiliates spread across the globe.
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Organ Donation Programme Receives Award
        • Recognising its support towards the cause of deceased organ donation, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care was felicitated by the Zonal Transplant Co-Ordination Centre (ZTCC), during its 19th Foundation Day celebrations held in Mumbai at Government Medical College, Sion.
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care has made numerous presentations and has submitted data of those who have pledged to ZTCC on a regular basis.
        • The event was attended by senior management of leading hospitals like Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Fortis Hospital and Jupiter Hospital etc.
      • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care Receives Sulabha Awards
        • The Sulabha School for Special Children, Mumbai, presented an award to Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care during its Annual Day celebrations, in appreciation of the selfless service offered by volunteers.
        • Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care has been closely associated with the Sulabha School for Special Children, who are from low-income groups and often face challenges while bringing up their children with special needs.
  3. Launch of New Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Helpline Van:
    • To help citizens save the lives of stray animals in need, the Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Helpline was launched in Dec 2015.
    • Through its dedicated helpline number and fully equipped animal ambulance, this service has treated over 9,000 stray animals and birds in Mumbai till date.
    • To cater to the growing demand and expand its scope of operations, a new ambulance was inaugurated by Pujya Gurudevshri on Sat, 25th May ‘19.
    • The van is donated by Charnarpit Nitaben Kiritbhai Doshi.
    • Operated by trained medical staff, the ambulance is equipped with a medical kit, food supplies, and GPS tracking for real-time monitoring of activities.
    • With this addition, the service will now cover the major areas of Mumbai, and provide an even larger platform for citizens to make a difference by reporting animal cruelty and injuries.
    • The Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Helpline can be reached on Tel: 09822921100 (M) or 07030159900 (M) between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  4. Forthcoming Activities in the Ashram:

      Forthcoming Activities
      SADHANA BHATTI (MEDITATION RETREAT) ON LOVE
      Date Details Registration Closes
      Tue, 11th Jun ’19 to
      Thu, 13th Jun ‘19
      Arrive: Mon, 10th Jun ’19 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
      Leave: Fri, 14th Jun ’19 in the morning
      Sun, 9th Jun ‘19
      • Wearing white clothes is compulsory during the bhatti.
      • The last date for registration is Sun, 9th Jun ‘19. Please click here to register
      • Instructions for the sadhana bhatti will be given at 9:15 p.m. in the amphitheatre on Mon, 10th Jun ‘19.
      • Those who do not use online registration may kindly contact Ashram Registration office. (Tel: 07285040000. Timings: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Mon to Sat)).
      SATSANG SHIBIR - 5 SHRI YOGVASISHTHA MAHARAMAYANA
      Date Details Registration Closes
      Sat, 15th Jun ’19 to
      Sun, 16th Jun ‘19
      Reach: Fri, 14th Jun ’19 after dinner
      Leave: Sun, 16th Jun ’19 after lunch
      Thu, 13th Jun ‘19
      • Wearing white clothes is compulsory during the bhatti.
      • The last date for registration is Thu, 13th Jun ‘19. Please click here to register.
      • Those who do not use online registration may kindly contact Ashram Registration office. (Tel: 07285040000. Timings: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Mon to Sat)).

  5. Forthcoming Pravachan:
    • The next pravachan at Yogi Sabhagruh will be in the evening on Saturday, 8th June ’19 from 7:30 p.m. onwards.

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