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Childhood Wishes

It’s Christmas and while as a family we’ve never celebrated it, we‘ve always wished our friends a ‘Merry Christmas’. I happened to be talking to a friend today – Christmas Day and her five year old came on the line and wished me a “Merry Christmas”. And in the same breath shared that “Santa gave me a magic and sweater and jeans.” I complained that “Santa never gave me anything” and she had a ready logic that “he only gives to small children.”
As a child I too wished – that the tooth fairy would place beautiful stationary under my pillow, that God would make me stand 1st in class, that my uncle would get me colour pencils from abroad, that Mom would buy me party sandals ...... the list never ended! I thought that over the many years since I was a child, children today would have fancier wishes – mobile phones, ipads, digital cameras.......  I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a wish list of children from Udayan Care – an NGO that nurtures children who are orphaned or abandoned…

Human Rights for all

10 December 1948 marked International Human Rights Day, the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted. In honour of this occasion, the winter session our Parliamentraised the issues of human rights violations in Tibet and Jammu and Kashmir.Similar issues were discussed by civil society organisations, including a talk onhuman right violations against refugees in India, that I had the opportunity to attend.


On a day that we reaffirm our commitment to Human Rights, principles enshrined in the UN declaration, and our own constitutional values of ‘economic, social and political justice,’it is of course befitting to give due attention to some of the grossest violations of human rights that take place across the world, reflected in these various forums be it parliament or society at large. However, it is perhaps as important to acknowledge thathuman rights is not isolated to a single region, community,or particular event in our country.
The discourse on Human Righ…

Social Innovation Program with Udayan Care – School Of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon

School Of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon has the Social Innovation Program which is an internship with an NGO for a year, one ay each week. Our team comprising of Sukriti, Anvesh, Samik and Anil wanted to intern with Udayan Care because of its commendable work towards child care and education. When the four of us came together to form a team and decide on a an NGO to work for, we could clearly see that our values- Sustainability, Diversity, Ethics, Compassion, Mindfulness, which have been imbibed in us from the very first day at SOIL align very well with the values of Udayan Care.
It has been little more than 4 months now and even now, every Thursday we are full of energy and zeal to come to the Lajpat Nagar Head Office of Udayan Care and spend the day full of new tasks and challenges. Working at Udayan Care has taught us numerous things. Most importantly, it has made us realise the value of education, love and family in our lives. When we met the children at Mayur Vihar Ghar on our fir…

My Udayan Ghar

Udayan Ghar
Udayan is my Ghar and I will never be tired of praising Udayan Because it has given me a life. Not only a life, A happy life. I think everyone wants to know what Udayan gave me right? Ok I will tell you. I knew how to walk, Udayan showed me the way. I knew where my lungs are, Udayan gave me the breath. I knew how to smile, Udayan made me laugh. I knew how to study, Udayan gave me one of the best schools to study. All these things Udayan gave me. Every time when I am asked to describe Udayan, Believe me Its not at all tough! Words keep coming in my mind like anything, And Udayan has become a part of my life till now. I have been living here since six years. Very oftenly I get tears when my mother died. I thought my life has just finished. But when I entered this home, I realized that no, my new life has already begun. I used to be incomplete, but since I am in Udayan, I am totally complete. I have each and everything which a child should have now how much do I need! Thanks to Udayan! Love you. <3
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Trip to Ranthambore

At once everyone thanks God for his/her successes but I am the lucky one because I always get a chance to thank God for providing me such a wonderfulfamily with beautiful mentor mother, Sharma di ,Rahul Bhaia, Joshi uncle, many brothers, friends, care keepers and obviously my sweet Bua .
They all never give me any chance to cry or to feel alone but only this is not enough, right? So, you will be very happy to know that I am the lucky charm who gets a lot love ,care and many chances to go on trips at different –different places during our holidays. This year, I went to Rajasthan. Oh! Are you thinking, why I went there in the summers as the temperature is very hot and dry. Right? But don’t worry, my trip was to Ranthambore in Rajasthan.  Here all animals are kept safely and cared by our Government  of  India.This park is specially for our national animal, Tiger. Weather was very good as compared to Delhi .
As we came to know about the national park of tigers, we made our aim to see the ti…

Poems by Sanjay Udayan

Sanjay Udayan, our budding writer and artist, has come up with some wonderful poems. Read on and encourage him to keep writing!


Nature and beautyI understood the beauty, When I was on my duty , The duty was to see the nature , Men or the God who is the creator.
Figures of plants , trees, birds and human , I want to find difference between men and women , The face of a child , I want to see the animals wild.
God is great who made all these , But human are the worst who misused all these , Cutting down the trees and forest , Making birds fly and animals cry.
Making roads, buildings every where , Not giving the space to animals to stay somewhere , Forgetting our duty that , We have to save the nature and beauty.  TrafficOh’ my God  , the traffic Helding  everywhere , There is no space , To move some where .
All four sides  of the road , Are covered with cars , I don’t have the space , To look so far .
Why the companies , Making new and new cars , If the pollution , Touching the bar .
Cars and busses , Scooters  and b…

My Udayan Care

Manisha, from Udayan Ghar, Sant Nagar, wrote two beautiful poems expressing her love for Udayan Care. Read on to find out what she wrote:



1. NEVER IMAGINED
NEVER EVEN IMAGINED TO COME TO UDAYAN
NEVER IMAGINE TO GET SUCH A TREMENDOUS LIFE
NEVER THOUGHT OF EXPRESSING MY TALENT
NEVER OPENED UP
BEFORE I CAME TO UDAYAN GHAR
NEVER IMAGINED SUCH BEAUTIFUL LIFE BEFORE


I LEARNT CURSIVE WRITING
I LEARNT HOW TO USE PEN
I LEANT HOW TO USE COMPUTER
NEVER IMAGINED THAT LIFE IS SO SPECIAL
AND WE GET IT ONLY ONCE
AND NEVER AGAIN ........!
I LOVE UDAYAN


I NEVER THOUGHT WHAT I WANTED TO BECOME
BUT.........
WHEN I CAME TO UDAYAN
I REALIZED THAT YES THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE
SO FAMOUS THEN WHY CAN'T I BECOME SOMETHING
AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT TOUGH AT ALL
AFTER COMING TO UDAYAN
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE
THAT IS WHY CAN'T STOP SAYING I LOVE UDAYAN
B'COZ UDAYAN GAVE ME A LOVELY LIFE TO LIVE
THANX UDAYAN
LOVE YOU
NEVER IMAGINED
2. UDAYAN

U-   U KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE U.?
        U GAVE ME SUCH A TREMEN…

Life can be Changed

One of our children, Sanjay Udayan, wrote a beautiful story about a little boy named Shlok and how his life changes when he finds a home to call his own. Read on to find out more! Post your thoughts about Sanjay's story and encourage him to bolster his writing skills.
Twenty years ago in West Bengal, six friends were living together in a mud house on the street. They didn’t have a job. Rajeev and Rohan used to steal things from shops and Ravi and Hippo tom used to pick up the waste from the roads. Remaining two of them worked in a tea stall on a road. One day Shlok thought to study in a good school but he had no extra money for school fees. He thought to find a rich man who could give his school fees and stay with him like parents, so that no one can say that “he is an orphan”.At 7 pm, a man came to that tea stall and requested him to give a cup of tea but Shlok didn’t listen because he was trying to read a torn piece of a book. The man again requested to give him a cup of tea. The …

Testimonials of our Wonderful Interns

Read about our interns, Sowmya Sarathy and Chitra Surana's internship experience with Udayan Care! While Sowmya interned with our Big Friend Little Friend Programme, Chitra lent her skills to our Communications Department.
"I had a great experience working with Udayan Care. Out of the many things that I liked, there are two very striking features. The first is the level of professionalism exhibited by the employees of Udayan Care. I have been to many NGOs, but they are usually dainty places, with very little enthusiasm among staff. However, Udayan Care staff were motivated, energetic and highly professional (Like in a Corporate Company, only much kinder). The second thing that I loved about Udayan Care was the atmosphere it has created for the underprivileged children. Children here feel more confident, happier and at home compare to many other NGOs that I have visited. These are the striking features that I remember when I think about Udayan Care and the memory that I have h…