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Bicycle Angels inspires Gurgaon - Hindustan Times

Added by rakesh anand bakshi on October 6, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Bicycle Angels inspires Gurgaon - Hindustan Times

Added by rakesh anand bakshi on October 6, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

145th recipient - Ravinder Singh lost everything he had earned. Including, what money cannot buy, izzat. Respect.

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145th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle - Organised by Prashant Neha Taneja, Gurgaon):

“Kismat - Jindagi kaanto ka safar hai, haunsla easki pachan hai, raste pe to sab chalte hain, jo rasta banaye vahi insaan hai.

Ravinder Singh aka Vakil Saahab (50) – Sr. Security Guard…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on October 4, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

143 rd recipient = cook and house maid

143rd recipient of help (livelihood bicycle - Organised by Prashant Neha Taneja, Gurgaon) :

Phaguni (21) - Domestic Help and Cook

Phaguni is originally from 24 Parganas in West Bengal; 3 years ago, her parents migrated to Gurgaon for a better chance at earning a livelihood for his family.

Phaguni's father works at Gurgaon as Housekeeping staff. She accompanied them to Gurgaon in order to help the family in their hour of need. She has studied till the 9th standard, and…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on September 19, 2015 at 9:04am — No Comments

142nd recipient - "When dealing with a disability, you look for things to hold onto".

142nd recipient of our help (Walker)

 

"When dealing with a disability, you look for things to hold onto".

 

Munna (13)

 

Munna is an orphan. A ‘special’ one; he has Cerebral Palsy (CP). He is speech impaired, and can barely walk even with the support of a Walker. He has never owned one. This Walker, was to be his very first, at 13.

 

Munna lives at Bal Anand, an orphanage at Chembur. His caretaker, a lady, Mrs Priyanka Jagtap, brings…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on September 12, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

138th recipient

138th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

“Do not let a scar tissue form on the wounds you suffer.” …. And, about male-under wear and the bra. :)

Sandeep Nirmal (23)

Dhobi (laundry services)

Sandeep is from UP and lives at Bandra west. Sandeep’s father is a dhobi too, in Mumbai. They own some quantity of land back in UP, which their joint family cultivates.

They still cultivate their own small piece of land, but unpredictable weather and lack of rain,…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on August 15, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

138th recipient

138th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

“Do not let a scar tissue form on the wounds you suffer.” …. And, about male-under wear and the bra. :)

Sandeep Nirmal (23)

Dhobi (laundry services)

Sandeep is from UP and lives at Bandra west. Sandeep’s father is a dhobi too, in Mumbai. They own some quantity of land back in UP, which their joint family cultivates.

They still cultivate their own small piece of land, but unpredictable weather and lack of rain,…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on August 15, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

138th recipient

138th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

“Do not let a scar tissue form on the wounds you suffer.” …. And, about male-under wear and the bra. :)

Sandeep Nirmal (23)

Dhobi (laundry services)

Sandeep is from UP and lives at Bandra west. Sandeep’s father is a dhobi too, in Mumbai. They own some quantity of land back in UP, which their joint family cultivates.

They still cultivate their own small piece of land, but unpredictable weather and lack of rain,…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on August 15, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

135th recipient of livelihood bicycle - Hope is

135th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : 'Hope' is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— Ramakant Dey (37) Betel leaf (Paan) seller. Ramakant is from Odisha. (Orissa) He is educated till the 8th. Primarily farmers, like his father he too tilled the land until 6 to 7 years ago. However, the income from agriculture could not sustain them. He decided to migrate to Mumbai and sell betel leaves, the same he was once…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on July 25, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

134th recipient of livelihood bicycle

134th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

The father of a daughter is but a high-caliber and high-class perpetual hostage. A father may turn a stony face to his sons, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, "Daddy, I need to ask you something" or "Papa I need your help"  ...."

 

Aslam Khan (35)

 

Pau (bread) and Milk seller.

 

Aslam is from UP. His father passed away when he was around one year young. His…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on July 12, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

132nd recipient - You cannot change the seasons but you can...,

132nd recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

You cannot attempt nor change the times of dawn and dusk, the serial order of seasons, or the direction of the traveling winds. You can try to change your circumstances.

 

Mewalal Nirmal (54)

 

Dhobi (Laundry service)

 

Mewala is from UP, and lives in Bandra.

He arrived in Mumbai in 1978, when his father, a dhobi, passed away. Mewalal was studying in class 6th then, and had to drop…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on June 14, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

132nd recipient - You cannot change the seasons but you can...,

132nd recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

You cannot attempt nor change the times of dawn and dusk, the serial order of seasons, or the direction of the traveling winds. You can try to change your circumstances.

 

Mewalal Nirmal (54)

 

Dhobi (Laundry service)

 

Mewala is from UP, and lives in Bandra.

He arrived in Mumbai in 1978, when his father, a dhobi, passed away. Mewalal was studying in class 6th then, and had to drop…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on June 14, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

131st recipient.

131st recipient of our help (livelihood bicycle):

 

“Let some pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather be proud of the ones I've read.”

 

Dada (70)

 

Malee (Gardener)

 

Krishna Pandurang Gobre (dada) lives at Khar Danda. He has a family home near Ratnagiri. His wife passed away a few months ago. She suffered a stroke, which resulted in her one side getting paralyzed. That side went blue and black and within…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on June 7, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

130th recipient - “Education is an admirable thing. But it is good to remember from time to time that many things most worthy cannot be taught.”

130th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle)

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“Education is an admirable thing. But it is good to remember from time to time that many things most worthy cannot be taught.”

 

Sonu Nirmal (22)

 

Dhobi (Laundry service) and Student.

 

So I came across this young fellow riding a bike on Perry Cross Road and entering my building. I wondered “Someone as young as him should be in college. In an ideal world. How come he is lugging laundry…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on May 31, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

128th - The gardener

128th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

“A gardener provides patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended their love, effort, on them.”

 

Murli Ram Kohri (50)

 

Malee (Gardener)

 

For over a year or so, I noticed a very short, old, and frail man, (must be in his 60’s), on a street in Bandra west. He would be rooted to one…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on May 16, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

127th recipient

127th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

“Drive Hammered and Get Slammered!”

 

Sanjiv Kumar Nirmal (42)

 

Dhobi (Laundry service)

 

Sanjiv is from UP. He is educated till the fifth class, because his father could not afford to educate him any further. His father was a Dhobi too, working and living in Bandra west.

 

Sanjiv arrived in Mumbai when he was 12 years young, to help his father who was the sole bread…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on May 9, 2015 at 6:03pm — No Comments

125th recipient - parents of special children carry oceans within.

125th recipient of help (Wheelchair) :

 

We all have a well of emotional wealth in us. But I think parents of special children carry seas within.  And only the fish swimming in those seas can know how they are somehow managing to swim ashore daily.

 

Shravani Nandkumar Kharade (8). A special child. And a very special daughter, to her doting parents. She is a student, at ADAPT, Bandra West.

 

Shravani’s father, Nandkumar (35), is employed with the…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on April 27, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

125th recipient - parents of special children carry oceans within.

125th recipient of help (Wheelchair) :

 

We all have a well of emotional wealth in us. But I think parents of special children carry seas within.  And only the fish swimming in those seas can know how they are somehow managing to swim ashore daily.

 

Shravani Nandkumar Kharade (8). A special child. And a very special daughter, to her doting parents. She is a student, at ADAPT, Bandra West.

 

Shravani’s father, Nandkumar (35), is employed with the…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on April 27, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

124th - Does he pray for the coconut trees to shed their wings, their palm leaves.

124th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

“There could be someone, in this city, who prays daily, that the tall and mighty Coconut trees that dot our beautiful shoreline, shed their wings, their palm leaves, on us now and then.

Because, maybe those are the only days he or she comes across an opportunity and the possibility of earning his livelihood that one day.

I wonder, would someone like them be praying for ferocious winds, or for the Sun to blaze away…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on April 18, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

123 rd recipient - Serendipity

 123rd recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) :

 

"Was this all just a dream

From the mind of a deity

Or is it nothing more than it seems

And just a long case of serendipity."

 

Shravan Kumar Nirmal (50-55)

 

Dhobi (laundry service)

 

Shravan is from UP.

His bicycle was stolen a few days ago. He roamed the streets a couple of days to test his luck, he was hopeful he may come across his stolen bike. His luck…

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Added by rakesh anand bakshi on April 11, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

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