Thursday, January 21, 2010

DI Highlight

Dear Friends,

I take great pleasure in sharing a small story that shows the fighting spirit of our kids. Navaneethan is one of our bight students in Adyar class. Currently, he is in ninth standard. Six months ago, we decided to provide Navaneethan scholarship for his typing exam.

The exam is due next month and I happened to meet the instructor. He was not very happy with the performance of our students [ couple of them are eligible to appear for exams next month]. He said he has to try hard and train to get them pass. After this interaction, I met our students and briefed them about the discussion. I simply said, "you guys have set an example for the other fellow students who are coming for the typing class, if you guys fail, then this would only create a fear in other students mind".

Just a few minutes back, I got a message from Navaneethan - 

1st Test. Paper 1 - 20, Paper 2 - 30 Total = 50 Result = Fail

2nd Test. Paper 1 - 0, Paper 2 - 24 Total = 24 Result = Fail

3rd Test  Paper 1-39, Paper 2 -  82 Total = 121 Result = Pass Rank = 4th in class

4th Test Paper 1- 64, Paper 2 - 80 Total = 144 Result = Pass Rank = 2nd in class

God has blessed us to have wonderful kids to with. Our children are the best and they are someone who can go beyond our expectations. It is us, who has got to be there for them. I am very very happy today and am sure they would come out with flying colors. One more important thing - As soon as I announced this in group, our friend Pallavi came forward to support his entire course. Am sure she would be proud and happy as we all are!!!


DI five years celebrations - Fun outing

DI five year celebrations - ECR outing report    

Sunday, January 10, 2010

7th Founder's Day celebration - Apale Ghar

Hi All,
We recently had the Founder's Day celebrations of Apale Ghar, one of our long standing partner organisations in Pune. DI was privileged to be the main organisers of this event. The video of the dance performance by the children can be seen here

Thanks and Regards,
Dream India

Dream India completes five years

Hi Friends,
As an organisation, we have completed five glorious years this January. Started way back in the winter of 2005 in a crummy room in Mumbai, we have now grown into a strong team of dedicated people, sharing the vision of a developed India.

We thank all those who have been supportive of us and have guided us during the tough times. We thank all our students who have made wonderful improvements over the years and have made us proud. We thank our leader Dr APJ Kalam for inspiring us from time to time by taking time off to meet us frequently.

We rededicate ourselves to this cause and pledge both our time and effort in making India a great nation!

Jai Barath!

Student performances in DI

Dear Friends,

I take great pride and joy in sharing this good news with you all. Our students, rather I should say our younger sisters, Fathima [ Seventh semester 74% ] and Bhuvaneswari [ 3rd semester 88.5% ] have scored excellent marks and have made us all proud.

The marks they have scored is the proof for their wonderful commitment to the cause and zeal to be on the top always. I am sure they would soon achieve their desire to be self reliant and not just bring DI possible only for their family, but also to very many families similar to theirs. 

Deepambigai - Student at Anna University whom we are supporting has scored  75% in her 6th semester. Our student Ponni as usual has come out with flying colors scoring 74%. She stands joint third in department.

In addition, Ponni also has cleared OCA with 71%. If you remember, we took the decision to support Ponni for this exam with complete faith that she would clear it. She has proved her worth.

Please join me in congratulating all these students in their stupendous educational achievements.