CoRWA Updates


Events in Mumbai

Road Safety - Our Roles & Responsibility

On 16th January an  interactive session was organised by ‘Together VCAN’ (V Citizens Action Network) with Mumbai Police, Traffic Division, where Sri Madhukar Pande, IPS, Joint Commissioner Traffic Police met with citizens at Royal Bombay Yatch Club to discuss Road Safety- Our Roles & Responsibility.

Housing Societies Pitch in to Help Senior Citizens

Gautam Saigal, who acts as the co-ordinator for Raheja Hillside society in Chandivali, said  that since “No domestic worker has turned up for work, the residents of some societies are, however, doing all that they can to care for their elderly neighbours.

At Oshiwara Tarapore Garden in Andheri (W), a complex which houses 10 buildings and 294 families, the secretary and committee members have listed the names of all the senior citizens and the kind of support each one of them needs. The complex's secretary Yatindra Pal said: “We have set up a canteen within the society, run by a member, to provide lunch and dinner at a nominal cost. We have a seven-day meal package for Rs 2,000.” At Byculla's Rustam Baug, that houses 33 buildings and some 330 apartments, “At 6 pm every day, I sound a gong from thecompound, and all the neighbours come out on their balconies to join in a prayer”. Doodhwala, who coordinates the activities of the baug said that in addition to the daily prayer ritual, “at the end of which, we may soon introduce games people can play from their balconies.” Many younger members of the Byculla residential complex came forward to 'adopt' their isolated elderly neighbours, in order to take care of them: “ if anyone is frail and needs help to move about, if they need food or someone to pick up their groceries or medicines,etc.” Kasber Augustine, president of Thane Citizens Foundation, added that many housing societies in the area have seen volunteers stepping up. Augustine, speaking for societies like Vedant, Dosti Vihar, Kores Nakshatra and Laxmi Narayan Residency said: “Neighbours have to be neighbourly”.

Mumbai group launches free delivery service for Senior Citizens

‘Round Table India’ has launched a free home delivery service for senior citizens living alone. Since it is not safe for elderly people to come out at this situation, “Whatsapp your requirement for regular household materials with your name, address, Contact numbers and  requirement. The organisation will charge only for the cost of the materials”.

AGNI’s Appeal for Donations

Since ‘Action for Good Governance & Networking in India’ is a movement managed and run by volunteers, AGNI needs the support and contribution of every citizen. Citizens are invited to contribute their indispensable ideas, time, effort and financial support. Send Cheque / DD in favour of "AGNI" to any of our Ward Coordinators or to AGNI office in Chadha Bldg, 1st Floor, Plot no. 95, Wadala (West), Mumbai- 400 031. Bank Details: Account Name: AGNI, SB A/c No.: 000710210000005 , NEFT / IFSC : BKID0000007. Bank of India, Breach Candy Branch, Mumbai 400 026.

AGNI is a Charitable Trust and the Donations are eligible for exemption under 80G of the Income Tax Act.

kindly email us your Name, amount and the contact details to: agni.central@gmail.com so that we can issue the 80G Certificate. Ph: 2416 5956, www.agnimumbai.in

Extracts from: Mumbai Meri Jaan,  April, 2020

A Stick of Support for Lonely Senior Citizens by an RWA in Delhi

While the national capital is under lockdown to contain the spread of deadly COVID-19, the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) in South Delhi's Navjiwan Vihar, which has 270 households and around 1,100 residents in which 20%  would be senior citizens and 26% are those elderly who live alone.

Talking about the system in the society, secretary of the RWA Dr. Ruby Makhija explained that they are geared up to take care of the senior citizens, who are living alone, by providing basic essentials to them."We are getting services like newspapers, vegetables and other essentials at the doorstep. Shops are also open without any hassle. Grocery shops are also open inside the locality. Medicine needs are told to the secretary and she gives us allopathic as well as homoeopathic medicines"

May 4:ANI.https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/rwa-in-delhi-colony-becomes-stick-of-support-for-lonely-senior-citizens20200504003829/ 

Courtsy: Dr. Vysamoorthy

KEYS Trust

Thanks to support from four local volunteers and the generosity of our donor Sameer, the KEYS Trust initiated their local outreach by providing piping hot tasty home cooked packed Rajma chawal to 100 residents in two small slum colonies in Paryaavaran Complex, Saket. The next day, 10-12 local beat policemen were given sufficient N-95 masks for use while doing rounds for 2-3 weeks.  You can help us do more. If you feel like pitching in to support our work do connect over WhatsApp.  98187 68028.

By Joseph Varghese

Panel Discussion led by Ramesh Prabhu

Confederation of Residential Welfare Association( CoRWA), Real India Educational & Resource Federation, RERA Practioners’ Association of India(RPAI), Builders Association of India(BAI, MahaSeWA and MNS Media News services have organised a zoom meeting Saturday the 25th April, 2020 on Price effect on Real Estate Transactions post Covid 19. The participants were:  (a) Col.Tyagi, Convenor , CoRWA, Ghaziabad(b) Shri.K.S.R. Murthy, Secretary General, CoRWA, Visakhapatnam, (c)CA. Harsh Patel, Founder & President RERA Practioners Association of India(RPAI), Mumbai(d) CA.Alok Agarwal, Raipur, RERA Expert(e) Shri.Anand Gupta, Spokesman of Builders Association of India(f) Shri.Rajesh Mehtani, UP Housing Board Management Representative, Lucknow(g) CA.Amit Kumar Kedia, National President, RERA India, Jaipur, (h) CA.Lalit Raithatha, RERA expert, Gujarat(i) CA.Mahadev Birla, RERA Expert, Gujurat(j) CA.Ramesh Prabhu, chairman, MahaSeWA. Before the panel discussion, there was Presentation on  Society security Appby MyGate, visitor management company, and a presentation by CA.Amit Kumar Kedia.

Live :  www.facebook/rsprabhu13

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJcDvSHSxxnlgQdPQS6X87Q

RWAs in Malkajgiri

Representatives from various colonies including Seetaram Nagar, Devinagar, Sainiknagar, R K Puram Basti, New Vidyanagar, West Krishna Nagar, Balram Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Vivekananda Puram & Old Neredmet have met at Seetaram Nagar Colony Community Hall, their  MLA Sri Mynapally Hanumath Rao garu, Corporator Sri Jagadish Goud garu, GHMC SE Sri Anil Raju garu, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Board GM  Sri Anil Kumar garu and Manager Ms Srivani garu.

For Drinking water supply, the MLA assured that he takes responsibility to solve this issue by 10 days.

On R K Puram lake pending works, he requested colony Associations also to participate in a meeting with irrigation, GHMC and other concerned authorities, along with the people who are objecting to the drainage pipeline diversion work.

Deendayal Nagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association

On 21st April, a total of Rs 11,740/- which can buy around forty packets of provisions was raised from N.E. Acharya, Smt. T P Padma, Smt. Lakshmi Samrajyam and Sri V T Krishna were handed over to Sri Dasarath, Dy. Commissioner, GHMC, Malkajigiri for distribution to Sanitary staff of Kakatiya Nagar and Deendayal Nagar at Red Alert Zone of Moula Ali.  Also see in the picture: Smt. A Sridevi, M Upender, Sri G Anand, V Sarankumar, T Naveenkumar, G Narsing Rao, V M Srinivas, E Shankar Rao and N.E. Achrya.

For spraying Sanitizer in East Deendayal Nagar, the Deendayal nagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association has approached Sri Hanumanth Rao MLA and got it done. In spraying road by road in East Deendayal Nagar, S/Sri M Upender, Vamsi, Nursing Rao, Tiwari, Prasad, N.E. Acharya and others have participated.

By N E Acharya, President

 

Sri. K Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Uttamnagar Colony & Lions Club of Gautamnagar has identified 36 families of migrant labourers in and around our Colony, who  don't have white ration Card and they were given kits with 18 food items, each kit valued around Rs. 800/- to enable them to survive for ten to fifteen days.

Dayanad nagar  Resident Welfare Association

As reported by Sri. DVR Prasad, they have been regularly cooking and distributing food for almost 34 days, around 11,000 meals for needy people at LB Nagar, Kothapet fruit market, and around 1000 dinners for staff at Malkajgiri Police Station. The cops told that ours is the only team that served non stop for these many days.

Madhuranagar RWA & Senior Citizen Association

The Senior citizens association distributed 100 pockets of rice and essential commodities with the  help of Madhura nagar colony welfare association to the migrant daily labour from different states who are without ration card.  They got some of them distributed by the Dy. C. Maruthi Diwakar garu and corporator smt. Cheuruku Sangeetha Prashanth Goud. The distribution continued on the next day also.

Do Not Live in the Present Alone in Alwal!

The office-bearers of the  Alwal Hills Colony Association have launched an appeal to their members.” This is the good time to  renovation/restructuring of Rain water harvesting pits for coming Rain season in your residence, many of our colony watchman are sitting idle; Please use their services.  If any support is required please call the following: 

  • Narsing Rao 9177551113, 
  • Srinivas Reddy 9440176696, 
  • Bhupal Reddy  9849342294, 
  • Venkanna  9966512589.

Apart from that, the members have been collecting funds to contribute the essential food groceries to the GHMCand Water Board  sanitation staff who have been working in the Colony. Contributions from the members are solicited by Srinivas Reddy, General Secretary, tel no. 9440176696.

An Appeal by Srinivasa Rao to Alwal Residents

Anybody interested in working as volunteers along with Alwal Police in Alwal area can send a WhatApp message.

Conditions:

  1. Age between 30 to 55 2.
  2. Family’s consent
  3.  He/She has to undergo Corona test
  4. Should be healthy and physically fit
  5. He can do any number of hours as volunteer, but not more than six hours
  6. He has to show his Aadhar card
  7. He should wear a white shirt or a t-shirt and black or brown pant.
By Srinivasa Rao mobile: 8500081555.

Friends Welfare Association in Hyderabad

On 24th April, the convenor Sri. Tadiboyina Ramaswamy Yadav and members Ram moan Rao, Sivarma Krishna, AjithBabji Chowdary and others have supplied light food items in the morning to the migrant workers in Doctors’ colony and in Venkateswara colony. On 25th also, they have served in the same manner the migrant workers living in Dubey colony and near Gulmohan colony, and advised them to maintain cleanliness, self-confinement, social distance, etc. On 5th May, they distributed prepared food to those daily labour and migrant workers living around Gachibowli division, including Doctors’ colony.

All India Retired Railwaymen’s Federation

For RELHS beneficiaries who are 70 years and above, they are being supplyed monthly medicines at their door steps from 18th April. So far 35 senior citizens are being supplied monthly medicines at their door steps. Central Hospital Doctors and other staff are extending co-operation in addition to voluntary services of the All India Retired Railwaymen’s Federation and SC Railways, and Scouts & Guides Association. Any senior citizens of RELHS may send their requisition to 9701370555.

The France-Telugu Association in Paris

As there are many Telugu students in France and most of them are doing part-time jobs in restaurants and other small shops to finance their studies and stay. Under current sanitary crisis all the restaurants are closed and our young students are facing financial problems due to this.Till now FTA could direct some of them towards other associations who are distributing groceries kits. Further, now it considers it as its duty also to provide these essential groceries kits to many other students who are in critical financial situation, and for this purpose many Telugu friends have responded positively and have contributed generously.

The FTA Core Committee’s activities:

1) COVID Survey:   Total  66 Students / Unemployed Telugu people filled the form, seeking groceries and financial help.

2) Call for donations :  1468 Euros received till now. Below is the link to donate: bit.ly/donate4fta

3) 4OO Kgs groceries ordered which include Rice, Dal, Oil, Wheat Flour, Tomato sauce, Mixed Pickle.

4) Our Core committee people spoke to those financial help seekers to give moral support and working on finding the means to help them.

Contact: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPFxP__8AvYFLmf_WK1RyXU6hw_9I61bAqpnyHtX8wLVX9qg/viewform

Foundation For Excellence

During FY 2019-20, the FFE has awarded a total of 6383 scholarships to students in Engineering, Medicine, LLB and BPharm, amounting to Rs. 27.27 Crores.FFE received nearly 3500 eligible First-time applications from across India, of which 2284 applications were approved.  We were fortunate to be able to award scholarships to 2171 students; however, this also meant that we were unable to help 113 qualifying students due to the lack of funds.  In some instances, the committed funds were not awarded to FFE due to the lock-down that ensued following the start of the COVID pandemic.

In the weeks following the lock-down, FFE received requests from several FFE scholars requesting financial assistance due to the loss of livelihood and hence income to several families. FFE’s Board agreed, as an exception, to award a one-time cash grant of Rs. 5,000/- per student to help the family to tide over the COVID associated lock-down and beyond. FFE assisted almost 3,000 FFE scholars with one-time cash grants, thanks to the generosity of several donors in India and the USA. 

Shubha Biradar, Manager -  Technology & Scholarships, www.linkedin.com/in/shubhabiradar/www.ffe.orgNo. 840, "MHT House", 1st Floor, 5th Main, Indiranagar 1st Stage.Bengaluru - 560 038. Mobile: 9845071735

GLOBAL SOCIAL AND WELFAR FOUNDANTION

As a part of Covid 19 Emergency Essentials Relief and  Ramdan-E- Kareem month, the team has distributed 215 vegbiryani boxes in GHMC and Nagole surrounding areas in Hyderabad and RR districts. It is sponsored by  Raheman and friends. The following day i.e. on 8th May, the team has distributed baga rice and daal saamber in food packets to 300 residents in old city Chandrayanguttaand surrounding areas, sponsored by Janab Azam Ahemed saheb.

Further, daily some 25 families are provided with Ration kits with 10 Rice bags, 5kg atta, 1kg oil and 1kg masoor dall.  You can help the needy with Zakat or donations:

Global Social and Welfare Foundation: Tel:8374360803, Sripuram, Sallemnagar, Malkpet, Hyderabad.TS.

 9 NGOs in 71 locations with 7,043 members have acted together, JDM Rangareddy

On, 26th April, Meher  Organisation in Azampura & Shaheen Nagar cooked  2817 food packets; 2. Central Education Welfare  Organisation in Khilwath Charminar   cooked 1500food packets; 3. MK Education &Welfare Foundation in Hasan nagar cooked food for 2150; 4.Mother Teressa NGO in Malakpet gave150 Ration Kits; 5.Global Social  welfare Foundation in Malakpet  gave 25 Ration kits; 6.St. Ayesha Welfare Education in Shaheen nagar  gave 50 cooked food packets; 7.Karthikeya NGO  in LB nagar provides for 32 members 3 times food with shelter; 8.TelanganaGreen Cross Society in Masab Tank gave 50 cooked food packets and 9.Global Education Foundation in Golkonda cooked food for 50  members.

Janani Foundation

The Foundation has been continuously putting efforts for the past 30 days so that during this quarantine time to satisfy the hunger of many shelterless, semi-orphans, orphans, and disabled people, by distributing almost 1,000 to 1,200 food packets everyday.

During this crisis time, Amanvedika and GHMC have been supporting them. Janani foundation is helping anybody who telephones to 100.

With the help of Aman Vedika, it has inaugurated a community kitchen by feeding the community  around in the presence of Musheerabad MLA Mutta Gopal, 15thcircle Musheerabad Deputy Commissioner Uma Prakash, DPO Rathna Rani, Namritha Jaiswal, and a few elderly people of the area.

 “Confederation of Voluntary Associations"(COVA) Fund-Raising

All foreign nationals or Foreign Nationals of Indian origin should send to another account.   Local account only for Indian Nationals:Name : COVA Indian funds, A/c no. 30312010086363, Account Type: Savings, Bank : Syndicate bankBranch : Chandrayangutta, IFSC code. SYNB0003114

Adileela Foundation

The Foundation is continuously distributing food packets and vegetables alongwith provision kits to migrant labourers. It also takes care of dogs, cows and Baffallos with food & bananas, etc.

www.adileelafoundation.org

A Tata Initiative

On a Google site, you choose a saree or a fabric, contact the artisan and place the order. Pay now and get delivery after lockdown, so that the artisans have money to survive this period. The artisans are from Assam, Nagaland, Odisha, and Andhra, where the best handloom textiles are woven.

 https://sites.google.com/view/antaranartisanconnect

SPORTS COACHING FOUNDATION, HYDERABAD

The Foundation is working in order to promote health and peace. It has released its April, 2020 electronic News Letter on 6th May, 2020 .   info@scfindia.org +91 9396 559 440

Collaborative Relief by NGOs

The Guduri Foundation, Sneha Foundation, Seva Dal, Indian Praja Congress Telangana state unit, the Mothinagar Royal Garden Function hall have been together doing regularly many activities of relief during this period of emergency: For example, on 28th April, they have distributed 100 kits of rice and groceries for the needy people in the area, thanks to the children of late B. Anjaneyulu who made a contribution in memory of their father.

On 29th April, they distributed kits with rice, groceries and vegetables to the Yusufguda sanitation staff, while appreciating the good work they are doing, in the presence of their supervisor Sri. Vijay.

These activities are being organized in the Royal Garden Function hall by Smt. Chintapalli Sobha Vansireddy Sneha Foundation, Guduri Chenna Reddy garu, Guduri Vijaya Lakshmigaru, K.H.S, Sarmagaru, P. Venkata dasugaru, Guduri Sreedhar Reddy and Guduri Mahendra Reddygaru. 

The Guduri Foundation, Hyderabad as on 10th May, has been distributing food for all the needy for the past 49 days, sometimes for more than 600 people, in cooperation with  Sneha Trust of Chintapalli Sobha Vemashee Mohan Reddy, DSP in the Royal Garden Function hall.

Those who would like to contribute to these activities, can do so with WhatApp gpay or please contact: 9849021672.

The Vasuki Foundation in Anantapur, AP, as on 24th April and on 3rd May, has been for the past several days feeding the poor children from the medara kottala, distributing the vegetables to the residents in GNS colony in Somala doddi in the outskirts of the city. This is being accomplished by its founder-President G. Umadevi, the treasurer Shaikh Nabi Rasool and volunteers Anil and Dadu.

They also presented quality gloves, masks and some vegetables in the precincts of their office to some of the journalists for their valiant work. 

On 24th April, 2020 in Guntur the Madya Vimochana Prachara Committee, headed by Sri. Vallamreddy Lakshmana Reddy, its state chairman have visited the offices of some 120 journalists of Print and electronic media in the city of Guntur. Appreciating the vital role played by them in the fight against COVD 19 emergency situation, in order to cater to the needs of their families, a team of the officers of Prohibition and Excise department as well as S/Sri. Alla Siva Reddy, Veera Reddy,  C.H. Chakrapani, P. Pothuraju, Kanna master, head of the Chalapathi educational institutions Sri. Veeranjaneyulu have distributed a bag of 10 kg rice and other essential grocery items worth about 1.50 lakh.  Other participants in the programme are P. Rathna Reddy, Prabhakara Reddy, Raman and others.

By Vallamreddy Lakshmana Reddy,State Chairman, Madya Vimochana Prachara Committee, Government of Andhra Pradesh: 99499 30670


Jana Vignana Vedika distributing nine necessary groceries at Sreeram Nagar near Pusalaveedi in Erramukkapalli, kadapa, AP.

On Saturday 24th April, the Kadapa distict branch of National Jana Vignyana Vedika has arranged for the distribution of some essential items worth around Rs. 300 each for 120 families of daily labourers, migrant workers from other states in the presence of their national vice-president of JVV, Sri. B. Viswanath

Further, heavy kits containing wheat floor, upma floor, paalm oil, and other essential food items were distributed to those needy people who are living in the Chenchu colony and Alluri Seetharamaraju colony. Funds are provided to this programme by Kadala JVV member Dr. SAS Farouk, Dr. G. Ram Gopal, Dr. G. Ashok Kumar, K. sureshbabu, P. Sankaraiah,  P. Gowri Shanker, G. Yelleswara Rao, Sanaullah, M. Lakshmanudu, Sailender, C. Ravindra, Rameswar Reddy, CV Sudhakar, Venkara Ramana,Sesha Reddy,  CITU Kadapa city secretary Venkata Siva, CPI members Chandra and Nagaraju and other.

J.D.Foundation: It’s team has been continuously for the past 32 days arranging free food for the needy in Annavarappadu in West Godavari district, AP.

DJ Charitable Trust  has been carrying out free vegetable distribution regularly, as on 4-5-2020, to the needy persons, GHMC sweepers, sanitary workers and the transgenders at Jyothinagar and Lallaguda in Secunderabad, TS.

Red Cross, Telangana state


1. On the occasion of 100 years of useful existence of the International Red Cross Society, with the encouragement of the President of the Telangana Red Cross and the governor of the state Mrs. Tamilasai Sounder Rajan, chairman of the Hyderabad branch of Red Cross Sri. Mamidi Bheem Reddygaru have distributed rice and groceries to around 300 persons belonging to the staff of the Gandhi hospital in the presence of the Superintendent Sri. Sravan Kumar. The arrangements are made by S.Sri. Madhu, Narayan Rao, Balaji and Saddam.

 

2. On 1st April, 2020, President of Red Cross Society and  District Collector Sri D. Muralidhar Reddy received a donation of Rs. 1 lakh from Y.D. Rama Rao’s family to support Covid-19 relief activities of the Red Cross.

3. Similarly, on 18th April, I.R.C.S. chairman Sri. Bheem Reddy  garu, Media Coordinator Sri. M. Satis Reddy garu  have distributed once again food packets, and also water bottles to the police on duty. 

4. A function was arranged in the Zilla Parishad High School in Shahpurnagar , where some graduate youth who took training as the junior Red Cross members for the past three  years have spoken about their rich experience. Later they formed into Red Cross symbol and pledged to do voluntary work in the spirit of the Society. The Velugu Education Trust has provided the hospitality. Those who are present on this occasion are: State Genral Secretary Sri. Madan Mohan garu, chairman for Medchal district as well as for Ranga Reddy district, P.R.O. Narayana Rao, K. Lakshman of CTIU, R.V. Harsha Vardhan of Velugu Educational Trust, Smt. Rajeswari, Sri. Balaraju, School Management Chairperson Smt. Archana Harichandana  ReadyMade

Avagahana Samstha, Guntur

During the period of the Lockdown, it is thought fit to remember the landmark events of the Avagahana Samstha ably managed by Sri.  Sivarami Reddygaru during the past 28 years. All of them are thoroughly carried out in the local press.

One among them is the meeting conducted in 2011 in support of the movement of Anna Hazare, where were present:  Dr. S. Bhaskara Raogaru of Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, Sri. Arikapudi Sangeeva Reddy, senior advocate, Sri. V.Venkateswara Rao, convenor of Election Watch, Hyderabad and Sri. Nuthalapati Tirupathaiah.

Siricilla Paura Sankshema Samiti

On 10th May, it’s president Sri. Biyyankar Srinivas  on their 8th time daily distribution of essential food items to the needy is carried out in Govt. junior College grounds, while maintaining social distance. In addition to the 6 essential items, some amount of cash, and masks for about 20 elders, widows and minority groups. Also present are: Samithis’s Assistant Secretary Smt. Kusuma Ganesh, President of the District Federation of the Voluntary Organisations Sri. Kodam Sekhar Prasad and its members Sri. Chikoti Anil Kumarr and Sri. Chintakindi Satyanarayana.

 


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