Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm Back

circa 2/10/09 ( this was when i started writing this post, but never completed it then...hence posting it now )

Sorry for not writing for a long time...

I've been a bit busy with an NGO( Non governtment organization ) that i'm associated with, its called "Aakanksha", meaning "HOPE" in english .

I'll write a bit about Aakanksha.

A bunch of us pals with similar philanthropic interests got together around 6 months back and decided to do something for the underpriviledged, thats how Aakanksha was born.

The group consists of around 15 active members who are mostly software engineers, and other professionals.

The main purpose of our group is to help anybody who needs help !

Every month we identify a place like a poor school, an orphanage or an old age home and conduct an activity there. Our activity mainly consists of spending some time with them and donating something that can be of use to them. And I must say its a very satisfying experience after every such activity.

This month we are having our biggest activity till date, a blood donation camp. This is being conducted on Valentines Day. Hope its a big success, and success meaning a large turn out, and smooth functioning without any mishaps .