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Distinguished Visitors

Published 2013-02-07 20:07
Two distinguished gentlemen, Mr. Neil O'Brien, and Mr. Ronald Forbes from Toronto visted the Tollygunge Homes and spent some time with the residents. Mr. Forbes conducted a few rounds of Housie for the residents of the Homes.
The Chairman of the EICT, Mr. Barry O'Brien took the visitors around the Homes and introduced them to the residents and staff.

Another Contribution

Published 2013-01-25 16:59
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the outstanding effort of Mrs. Suchi Kler, Managing Committee member of Mary Cooper Home, for motivating so many people to donate for the charity work we undertake. A big "Thank you" also to all the donors for their generous contribution.

Contribution

Published 2013-01-25 16:31
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the outstanding effort of Governing Council member Mr. Ashok Tulsyan for motivating so many people to donate for the charity work we undertake. A big "Thank you" also to all the donors for their generous contribution.

Fundraising

Published 2013-01-23 22:42
The 5th edition of the EICT fund raising programme was held at "Atmodya Bhavan", the auditorium of La Martiniere for Boys', Kolkata on the evening of 23rd January 2013. Children from eight schools participated in a song competion which was judged by two well-known personalities, Nondon Bagchi and Shayne Hyrapiet . The EICT brought out a brochure on the occasion with advertisements from our well-wishers who had donated generously for the charity work we do.

Donation

Published 2013-01-18 10:11
The EICT gratefully acknowledges the donation of INR 2,600 from Mrs. Sitwat Azhar and Mr. Sohail Azhar. Thank you dear friends...every drop counts.

More Compassion

Published 2013-01-16 12:06
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of INR 11,500/- from Mr. Saqib Islam and Mrs. Ambereen Islam. Thank you for showing your care and concern for the aged, the poor and the needy. Your contribution will go a long way in helping us bring a ray of hope and sunshine in the lives of those who have no one else to look after them.
The EICT hopes more young people will step forward to lend us a helping hand by donating whatever little amount they can spare.

Compassion

Published 2013-01-15 15:54
On behalf of the EICT, The Editor wishes to acknowledge with deep gratitude the generous donations made by the Ambassadors for Melbourne, Mrs. Shazia Haider and her husband Mr. Sadiq Islam, Mr. Rajeev Bokil & his wife Mrs. Nickie Bokil, and Mr. Nikhil Bhardwaj. Between the three of them they have donated a total sum of INR 35,900.

Loneliness

Published 2012-12-09 05:28
Loneliness is something all of us have faced during many phases of our lives, little realizing that the process of isolation had begun the moment we were born and started the long journey developing as individuals. Yet, there was always the conflicting human need for the company of others which made us seek refuge and comfort in relationships and friendship.
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. :-)

Spreading the joy of Christmas

Published 2012-12-08 12:34
The Tiny tots of The EICT Nursery celebrated their Christmas party at the auditorium of The Frank Anthony Public School on 8 December. The children enacted the Nativity scenes and sang some lovely Christmas carols.

Lending a helping hand

Published 2012-12-06 13:36
The EICT disburses a regular monthly grant of INR 300 to almost 90 poor Anglo Indians and members of other communities as part of its Grant-in-Aid to Beneficiaries program. In addition to the regular monetary aid, a sum of INR 400 is also given to the beneficiaries every year during the Festive season in December. Old clothes, shoes etc. are also gifted to them.
This year, on 6 December, Mr. Barry O’Brien, Chairman of the EICT welcomed the beneficiaries at the EICT office and interacted with every one present. The recipients were also treated to cake and coffee. Mr. Akhtarul Islam, Governing Council member of the EICT was also present on the occasion.