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In the memory of the brave-heart martyrs of 26/11, Mumbai attack, NGO I Am Still Human (IASH) in collaboration with Barrents by Rock and Storm and Thumpers Cafe, kick started a tribute campaign ‘Shaurya Ride’ from Sector 19 Petrol Pump, Chandigarh.
The rally comprising 17 bike riders was flagged off by Asha Kumari Jaswal, former mayor, Chandigarh, who was accompanied by Bobbee Singh, social activist, Col Manvinder Singh and Aashu Khare- from Rock & Storm (a corporate).
As part of the campaign the riders, who left for Mumbai will make a stopover at 5 cantonments and will pay tribute to Indian army personnel and families of Indian army martyrs. This will be a befitting tribute to those Indian army and other security personnel; who laid down their lives for the nation in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
During the journey, while crossing many states and cities the riders will visit to soldiers of the Indian Army.
Vivek Mehra, Founder, I Am Still Human said, “We have organized this rally in memory of all the martyrs of our great nation. It is our brave soldiers and officers because of whom we are breathing in a free country and we should do everything possible to keep their morale high.”
He added, “With this ride, our aim is to unite the nation with our soldiers, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The idea is to bring about a change in this area and stand in support of the families of our great martyrs.”
The riders will also make the civilian population aware of the different ways of contributing to the welfare of veterans and families of the Indian armed forces.
Prashant Arora, Barrents by Rock and Storm said, “As part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) we have always stood for our forces. It’s under this initiative that we have joined hands with I Am Still Human for this campaign.”
“Our soldiers are the real heroes of our country and we shouldn’t forget their sacrifices for the nation. As responsible citizens, their families are also like our families and we should stand by their side always”, he added
Chandigarh, October 21, 2019
Campaign “ ‘Shaurya’ Ye Diwali Veer Pariwar Ke Saath” which will focus on expressing gratitude and paying rich tributes to the Indian Army Martyrs’ and their brave-heart families, was unveiled by Tricity NGO ‘I am Still Human’(IASH). The formal unveiling of ‘Shaurya’ was done by holding a press conference to announce the details of the campaign. Those who participated in the press meet included Vivek Mehra, Founder, ‘I Am Still Human’, Raman Gupta, Co-founder and Director, GBP Group, Er. Bhavpreet Singh, Co-Founder, ‘Shaurya India’, Kuldip Kumar Saini, Patron, IASH, Gaurav Agarwal, Board of Director, IASH , Bobbee Singh, Member, IASH and Arnav Batra, COO, IASH and Col(Retd.) Manvinder Singh.
Vivek Mehra said, “The auspicious festival of Diwali gives the opportunity to express our love and gratitude by honouring the families our valiant martyrs. Under the ‘Shaurya’ campaign we will be collecting useful Diwali gifts for children of martyrs of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (J & K Rifles), who are living, in the regiment’s hostel at Jabalpur. The army has set up the hostel to take care of 65 children whose fathers were martyred fighting for the country. We will also collect video messages for them. Lt. Gen. K.J Singh (Retd), PVSM, AVSM** is the Ambassador of ‘Shaurya’ Campaign.”
Tricity’s well known corporate, GBP Group, is also lending support to the noble cause under its CSR initiative.
Raman Gupta, Co Founder & Director GBP Group said, “The army takes care of such kids regiment wise throughout the country, and we also wanted to offer our humble support to these children of Indian Army martyrs, on Diwali. We have made arrangements to collect the gift items both big and small at any GBP office of Tri-city till October 23. We have earmarked our Sec 34 A, Chandigarh office, GBP Centrum, Zirakpur and GBP Athens near McDonalds, Zirakpur for the gift collection. One can also call on 9914043336 to know more about making a donation, which is a dedicated line for the campaign .”
Bhavpreet Singh said, “Once we collect the donations, volunteers of IASH will take a trip to Jabalpur on two motorbikes. One car with the gifts, will accompany the motorcyclists. I and Vivek will be on the motorbikes and the car will be driven by Arnav Batra. The trip will be flagged off from GBP Centrum, Zirakpur at 8 am on October 25. We will spend Diwali with the children and return on October 29.”
The idea behind the trip to Jabalpur is also to interact and get to know the needs of the children more. This in turn will help in working towards helping them for their future careers, via providing the right resources etc. The initiative will commemorate Diwali in the truest form.
Col (Retd) Manvinder Singh said, “I congratulate IASH for making this possible. We as a nation should always remember & respect the great sacrifice made by our gallant defence forces in protecting the country. Such measures will instill confidence and hope in the children & next of kin of martyrs that the whole nation stands solidly behind them as one.”
According to Arnav Batra, “The motive of the campaign is also to sensitise the civilian population about the need to get involved with the welfare of martyrs’ next of kin, especially their children. It is not only the duty of the Indian Army but also the citizens to take care of them, as it is only because of their fathers incredible sacrifice, that we are able to breathe in a free nation.”
It is noteworthy that ‘I Am Still Human’ (IASH), is a Tri-city based NGO involved in multidimensional activities, aiming to empower the youth and redirecting their energies for the betterment of the society as a whole. Before this initiative, IASH has organised 7 Blood Connect Camps in association with the Indian Army, where the collected blood was provided to different Command Hospitals and AFTC, New Delhi.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that “It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.”
The sweetness of laddoos, the scent of incense, the merriment in the air;
This Diwali I Am Still Human with GBP and BIG FM has initiated a campaign, Shaurya: Ye Diwali Veer Pariwars ke Saath
Let’s show some love and gratitude by coming together and honouring the families our valiant martyrs!
Some ways in which you can commemorate in true sense this festival of light;
– Drop by with your blessings (gifts and video messages) big or small at any GBP office of tricity by 23rd October and we will make sure your blessings reach their destination.
– Join us for a rally for commemorating our brave martyrs from GBP Centrum on 25th October at 8 am
– We also welcomed you to join Team SHAURYA at Jabalpur Cantt on Sunday, October 27, 9 am to help us pour happiness into the lives of the Families of our beloved martyrs.
The initiative stands for saving the food from getting wasted and instead to be given to the one who really need it.
So help us in doing that . If you live in Zirakpur and you have left over food then don’t keep it for the next day or meal instead let the hungry eat that .
Taking forward the Celebration of Independence day, I Am Still Human under it’s initiative Project Sidhi organised a Rakhi Making Competition and Lunch at an Orphanage this 15th August 2018.
The team also played cricket along with these angels and had a lot of fun.
Join our team and make a difference.
Here are few more glimpses of our Pre-Independence Day Celebration with our Parapalagic Soldiers of Indian Army.
Lt. Gen. K.J Singh (Retd), PVSM, AVSM**, Ambassador, Shaurya Campaign, I Am Still Human, also attended the event and spent some time with the PRC Soldiers.
The event was full of amazing poetry by poets like Imtiaz Ali.
The event was also blessed by Mr. J.D Ghai’s presence who is also the founder of santabanta.com.
The event was beautifully captured by Pixel Team.
The vibes in IMA complex was enough to make anyone feel, that there is something extraordinary going on in the morning of 25th. ‘I am still human’ an NGO which aims to bridge the gap between the army and the common people, organized an event ‘Umeed’. The event was a fundraising program. All the money generated through the event was directly transferred to the Indian Army Battle Casualty Account. There were two guest speakers for the event. First one was the man who captured the Siachen, the highest battle field in India. The man is none other than, Lt. Gen. P. N Hoon (Retd) PVSM ASM SM. He is the senior advisor to the defense and security to the government of India. The second speaker of the event was Mrs. Lily Bawa who is a Virangana Shree awardee and the w/o martyr Lt. Col. Inder Bawa who sacrificed his life in the Indo-Sri Lanka peace keeping war, and was awarded Mahavir Chakra posthumously. Both are the senior exalted members of our organization.
The event started by screening our journey, two days back on 23rd ‘I am still human’ completed its two years anniversary. The journey was started by a simple man, or we can say a boy of 20 years who has a soul full of passion, mind with an idea, and a determined heart to bring a change in the country, the founder, Vivek Mehra. Success is not defined by the age, it is the maturity that your ideas hold and the bitter experiences that your life gives without giving you enough time. The video journey showed it all. The campaigns the drives and the love of our organization towards the society. From collecting one lakh letters, going orphanages, spending time in old age homes to organizing blood donation camps, the journey was like a breeze passed through an open window of time.
The event was officially inaugurated by the opening speech of Lt. Gen. K. J. Singh PVSM AVSM SM; his kind words were entitled towards the service of our nation, and the applause to the organization for its efforts. Now, it was the time for the climax of the show, it was the time when the legendary figure was to be introduced to our audience, Lt. Gen. P.N Hoon. A mesmerising video of him was played showing the eternal journey of his life, his childhood, Indian army, marriage ,retirement and his relations with ‘I am still human’. The video ended with national anthem, everyone present in the hall was stunned, and the inexorable claps said it all. Then a live question-answer session took place, and as always the charming personality of Hoon Sir eloped the environment and everyone was thoroughly drawn in. The same took place with Mrs. Lily Bawa, her introductory video showed how a mother abides her duty towards her children, and after losing her husband in the war she kept her heart strong and sends her son to the Indian Army, it is truly said that mother and motherland are above heaven, but when someone who has both motherhood and nationality, then a change has to come. There were other guest too, who graced the event and gave the organization a helping hand and a promise to be with us in future. Both the speakers were given the mementos from ‘I am still human’ as the honour of their presence and as a commemoration of this day.
Bringing into the scenario the musical twist we had the ‘New Age’ band, which performed so well and lifted the frame of mind of the audience.
The event went on, and our founder Vivek Mehra came over to represent the cause, and spoke about his journey of life. The program ended, the whole organizing committee was on stage and the donation of rupees 61,000 was announced to be donated into the Indian army battle casualty account. The audience was dispersed with certificates and refreshment, but above all with such an experience which everyone will cherish lifetime. The efforts of months, the sleepless nights the overtime working, from printing to writing and from thinking to application, our hard work bear fruit.
There is one thing which everyone of us should understand, we shall never be afraid of doing hard work, never step back because of failure, keep working hard, when god will not be able to hold your debt, then the paying off will be every job done, and every dream realized.