News & Views
The Chairman of the EICT, Mr. Barry O'Brien took the visitors around the Homes and introduced them to the residents and staff.
Messages & Greetings
The EICT hopes more young people will step forward to lend us a helping hand by donating whatever little amount they can spare.
From the Editor's Desk
All three young Ambassadors have families to raise and mortgages to pay, but they have willingly and spontaneously donated a part of their earnings for the welfare of the aged, poor and needy. The money was handed over to The Editor during his recent trip to Melbourne. Thank you young friends; you have set a worthy example for other people to follow.
We humans want the best of both world; privacy and solitude as well as intimacy and socializing. The trick is to strike a fine balance between the two; but it is not always in our control, particularly as we age. The old cliché that it is possible to feel lonely in a crowd is also painfully true. For many people, the word lonely can conjure up an image of an isolated figure in an Old-age home. Yet being alone is not the same as being lonely.
May the coming season of joy bring a big smile of contentment on your faces, dear friends, no matter whether you are alone or in the company of your loved ones or friends.
Charities We ManageThe East India Charitable Trust was formed at the instance of the then Calcutta Branch of the United Kingdom Citizens’ Association and was registered as a Charitable Society in 1949.
The objective of forming the Trust was to absorb small charitable units and Institutions in Eastern India so as to form a cohesive whole, to minimize conflicting appeals for support and to strengthen administration and cooperation.
The five units under the EICT are Tollygunge Homes, Lavinia House, The EICT Nursery, Mary Cooper Home and St Mary’s Hostel.
The Five Units of The EICT
Apart from the five units under the EICT in Kolkata, the Trust is actively associated with the following:
- The Sherwood House Trust
- Education Grant & Scholarships
- Grants-in-Aid to Beneficiaries
- Ex- Services League Beneficiaries
- British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA)