In a recent trip to India, and Bangladesh (Nov 24, 1999-Jan 12, 2000), Subijoy Dutta, a volunteer of the foundation, visited his native village, Ramkrishnanagar, in Cachar, Assam, INDIA along with Dr. K.K. (Lakhsman) Das from Silchar. His grandfather, Late Surja Kumar Dutta established their first settlement in India back in early 1940s at this two-acre hillock. Their caretaker, the Purkayasthas, collect their crops and other taxes from the people farming at their land on lease.
During the visit Mr. Dutta has initiated a new venture to build a Dispensary/Clinic there. During this visit we have initiated a new venture to build a Dispensary/Clinic there. After the arrangements are made for the building construction and a telephone connection in this remote dispensary, Dr. K.K. Das will make arrangements to man the dispensary with paramedics and Nurses. Dr. Das is also planning to pay occasional visits to this satellite facility.
A tax-exempt/charitable foundation has been set up in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, for that purpose, namely, Dutta Charitable Medical centre (DCMC) Foundation. DCMC has been collecting charitable contribution from people in India, US, and other countries. If you'd like to contribute, please send a check directly (payable to "Yamuna Foundation for Blue Water") to either address below:
c/o Diplu Dutta
352/3 M. B. Road
Birati, Kolkata, West Bengal 700051
Email: duttag at godrej dot com
c/o Subijoy Dutta
1496 Harwell Ave.
Crofton, Maryland 21114
Email: subijoy at msn dot com
Bal Bihar: Schools for Children
Dr. Kris Agrawal, one of the executive directors of the Yamuna foundation, opened a "Bal Bihar", School for kids, in Harduaganja, near Aligarh, India. In the near future two more schools are being planned to be opened by Dr. Agrawal in the surrounding village area in India.
PS: Special Thanks to the following Contributors:
Folgu & Sunanda nag, Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Shyam Mathur, Springfield, VA
Dr. Hiren Bhaduri, Silver Spring, MD
Mr. & Mrs. Nilanjan & Anuradha Dutta, Dallas, TX
Kumar K. Das Foundation, Binghamton, NY
Lions Club of Silchar, India
Ms. Ellen Spitalnik, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Dennis Haag, Tetra Tech EM Inc., Lanexa, KS
Mr. David P. Matthews, Kingsport, TN
Dr. Kent T. Brakken, Arvada, CO
Dr. Betsy Grim, VA
Mr. Alex Clem, MD
Ms. Stephanie Nguyen, VA
All Yamuna volunteers & teammembers of Agra, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, India; DC, NJ, NY, IL, MI, MA, TX, OK, CA, CO, KS, FL, MD, VA, TN, WI, and other states in US; Bangkok, Thailand, Kathmandu, Nepal, Thimpu, Bhutan, and Sylhet, Bangladesh
Note: All Blue Yamuna team members
are participating in the Yamuna Cleanup activities on their
personal time and contributing their personal funds. Not a single
volunteer of the Yamuna Foundation or ROW Foundation (Fed. Tax ID 26-062-3120 )is receiving any compensation,
rather they are paying towards the cause. They are conducting the
activities in compliance with applicable regulations (US 18
U.S.C. ? 207 , 5 CFR 2635, and others; India - IPC for Ethics)
in their respective countries. They are dedicated To Turn the
Yamuna Water Blue for the poor and needy who have no access to
municipal or bottled water.