Recent Activities

Christmas was very special this year. We had received sponsorship from ADP for this programme to have a Christmas dinner for a thousand children, the numbers went way over.

The main Christmas event we celebrated in the heart of Calcutta at the grounds of the Loretto School for the children of the Tangra Slum and everyone came dressed in their very best clothes. This is a predominant Muslim slum area and most of the people are labourers in the leather tanning industries.

We organized this together with Seva Kendra volunteers, who are actively working in this slum. With each group of 15 to 20 children was a volunteer. So it was a well managed event with great fun, games, prizes, carols, snacks and cake for all. An amazing day to remember. The pictures speak for themselves. Upon departure each child took home their Christmas dinner, chicken biryani, to share with their family. The biryani was excellent. I know, because when the cleanup was done and everyone was gone, I sat with my good friend Mr. Sethi under a tree where we enjoyed our Christmas dinner together.

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The children in the Gurgaon school all received new sweaters sponsored by ADP to keep warm during the cold winter days. When I was there the temperature fell to five degrees Celsius, which is very cold as the houses don’t have central heating so it is the same temperature inside as outside. Making a bonfire outside helps the neighbourhood to get together in the evenings and warm themselves before tucking in for the night. You can understand the sweaters are well appreciated.

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With thanks and appreciation

Disaster Relief

TSUNAMI RELIEF ASSISTANCE

Save0031 (2) Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Collector Cuddalore  together with John 
Save0031 We were able to sponsors two boats with help from abroad
03  Through the society we were able to help build a large dormitory for 80 Tsunami Orphan Children

 

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WHEN AILA STRUCK

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Christmas & Dignitaries

CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR THE POOREST OF KOLKATA

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Save0022 Organizing a Christmas Dinner for the poorest together with the Kolkata Police Force
Save0004 That Christmas Day we fed around 2300 of Calcutta’s Poor

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Save0021 (2) The Christmas Carols and the Life Stable made it complete
Save0021 This elderly couple wanted to thank us personally as never had an invitation before

 

VISITS OF DIGNITARIES

BHC visit The British High Commissioner Michael Arthur with his wife Plaxy came from Delhi to visit the West Bengal project
DSCF4909 The Dutch Ambassador Bob Hiensch came with members of his staff to visit the Haryana Project

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Visit BDHC Dr. Andrew Hall
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Building and Files

BUILDING THE SCHOOL IN WEST BENGAL – LITTLE BY LITTLE YEAR BY YEAR – FIRST WITH THE HELP OF B.H.C., THEN L.I.C., BUT ESPECIALLY APIBiMI WHO IS FAITHFUL TO SUPPORT THROUGH THE YEARS

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WHEELCHAIRS AND OTHER FILE PHOTOS

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