I am here by sending the report (without any editing) sent by event organizers Mr Kirit and Dr Raghu.
2.I requested the presence of the girl's mother in the event when I was told that she would not be there in the function. I am happy she was there. FFEI, as a policy give importance to both parents in everything it does. It always recognizes the contribution of mother in one's life.
3.The event was well organized.
4.She was counseled well by everyone present and hope she stopped thinking of a scooter with the money, atleast for now.
I thank Mr Kirit and Dr Raghu for the job well done. I immensely thank every donor for giving FFEI this worthy opportunity. I wish the girl very best future.
Report on the event as sent by Mr Kirit and Dr Raghu
DD presentation report
As Br. Benjamin has given us free hand to organize DD handing over event, we scheduled the function on 22/04/2010 at 4.30pm. We had very deep thinking for not to allow any person/people/
2. Fr.Paul (St. Xavier's Social Service Society)
3. Smt.Parkshitaben Gujjar (DSP, Gujarat Police)
4. Shri.Rameshchandra Parmar (A Dalit Panther and activist)
5. Shri Ashokbhai Chaudhary (A Tribal Activist and Gandhian)
6. Shri Kantilal Siddheswari, visual handicap person (Activist for Disability rights)
7. The Girl
8. Shri Victim's father
9. Smt.Victim's mother
How her courage was a lesson to all that they should have the courage to speak up when victimized/offended and to fight for justice. He also added that one should not suppress his/her voice against any form of violence; they should come forward to seek help from judiciaries to punish the culprit. I believe this girl would be role model for others. He also talked about how State Bank of India helps economically poor student. Every year, SBI branch adopts one girl student to support her education as long as she continues with her education. He also said, he will discuss this case with SBI administration for future help. He also contributed Rs.10, 000/- on behalf of the State Bank of India. He also guided girl, why she should not think about buying scooter and also given his financial rational behind it.
Father said, he met this girl long time back also offered her job. He also appreciated role of FFEI and Dr.Raghurajan and others who are a part of this work. According to him, he feels that we are able to developed link between this work and bank. He seems to be pre- occupied with his work therefore just after the DD was handed to the Girl by Shri.Gupta he left the event.
Dr.Raghavan introduced FFEI and its work in the field. Dr. talked about how the FFEI helps the poor student and this is one of its works which come to its destination. He also talked how this money should be utilize, i.e. FD and other expenses.
A little later some of those present went to the bank manager's office to initiate the formalities of depositing the DD and creating the FD. At that time Mr. Gupta announced an additional contribution from SBI of Rs. 10,000/. The FD to be created will now be for Rs. 1, 10,000 for 5 years with interest paid quarterly (approximately Rs. 1800 per anniversary quarter). The FD should be ready by Monday. The remaining Rs. 35,200 will be in her savings bank account. She was also told about the additional Rs. 5000 that is expected. The girl expressed an interest in using the money to buy a scooter to help her get to the school where she has now got a job as a teacher's assistant at a salary of Rs. 2500 a month. She was advised to wait until she was comfortable at her job (she has been teaching since last Tuesday) and possibly till the beginning of the new academic year.
After this, the girl and her family, Raghu and Kirit went to Kirit's home. The girl's father was very grateful and thanked FFEI for its contribution. He has invited Raghu and Kirit to his home and so they will go on Tuesday or Wednesday with the FD once it is ready. A scanned copy of the DD will be sent to Benjamin and Mr. Rao for FFEI records.
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