Sept 23, 2016: Legendary singer and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar on Friday made an unusual, heart-warming request to millions of fans and music lovers planning to celebrate her upcoming 87th birthday next week.
She has appealed to her fans and well-wishers to remember and donate for the brave Indian soldiers guarding our borders.
“Every year, on my birthday, thousands of you send me flowers, sweets, cakes, greeting cards… This year, I humbly request you all, instead of sending me these things, that money and as much as you can give, please give it to our brave soldier brothers,” Lata said in a tweet on Friday.
Namaskar. Main aisa maanti hun ki mata,pita,guru, matrubhumi aur matrubhumi ke rakshak hamare veer jawan (cont) https://t.co/eQH38M6TPv
She said: “I believe that mother, father, teacher, motherland and the guardians of the motherland, our brave soldiers… Whatever we do for them, it is not enough. Our soldiers… who don’t think twice before sacrificing their lives for protecting our country… Because of them we are safe.”
“Hence, it is also our bounden duty to do something for them, whatever we can,” Lata said, adding that on her part, she has made a contribution for the newly-created Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties fund.
“I shall consider it a favour, if you all can, as per your capacity, make your contribution for this. I am confident I shall continue to receive your love, affection and blessings always. Jai Hind, Vande Mataram,” Lata, who will turn 87 on September 28, urged her fans.
Last Sunday, Lata had condemned the terror attacks in Uri, Jammu & Kashmir and demanded the strongest action against the perpetrators.
“I consider the Uri terror attacks as an example of cowardice… These perpetrators must be paid back in the same coin… That will be a real tribute to all our martyred soldier brothers,” said Lata, who has sung scores of immortal patriotic songs in her singing career. (IANS)
Birmingham Pragati Mandal is a local Hindu Charity in the city
The Hindu Charity hosted an event at Shree Krishna Temple in Sparkbrook
Through the event, Pragati Mandal raised a staggering £3,200 for the Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice
Birmingham (UK), August 16, 2017: Birmingham’s local Hindu Charity is known as the Birmingham Pragati Mandal. On Tuesday, the 15th August 2017, the Pragati Mandal organized a ‘Dinner and Dance’ event to raise funds crucial for the health of terminally ill families.
The event was hosted by the Hindu Charity at the Shree Krishna Temple in Sparkbrook. A total of 225 guests made it to the event to fund for the families that suffer a terminal illness.
The vibrant evening included Indian traditional cuisines as well as Bollywood and Dance performances by Melody Express of London.
The Pragati Mandal was able to raise funds over £3,200 which will be donated to Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice. The Hospice in Birmingham offers expert life care.
The volunteer ambassador of St. Mary’s Hospice, Polly Patel, stated that the evening was fantastic and it was impressive to see Pragati Manda’s efforts of bringing together so many people for a wonderful charity. The generosity of the people was acknowledged. He also mentioned that they money raised is expected to help around 1200 individuals and families across the city.
The CEO of the Birmingham Pragati Mandal, Raman Bulsara, also noted how the Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice runs on donations and charity for its “reliable services.”
– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394
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