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Magazine - Download! - Youth For Parivarthan
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PArIVArtHAn
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EDITORIAL TEAM:
CHIEF EDITOR:
AMITH AMARNATH
ASSISTANT EDITORS:
NISHANTH RAJKUMAR &
VIVEK. P. HANDE
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS: SANKETH SAMPATH
RAKESH MAHADIMANE
KOUSHIK DHAYAL
SHRAVANI BOGGARAM
SANJANA BOGGARAM
PICTURES EDITING:
PAVAN SHARMA (CLASSY CAPTURES)
COVER PAGE DESIGNING:
ABHISHEK. S. BHAT
PRESIDENT’S NOTE:
It gives me immense pleasure to be heading such a wonderful and enthusiastic
group of members who are determined to bring in a positive change in the society.
An year back when we started out, a lot of people encouraged us but there were
many others who were cynical about the work we were doing and thereby
discouraged us by pulling us down, today I would like to thank all those people
because all that made us more and more determined to bring in the change we
wished to see. I'm sure this is just the beginning and we have a long way to go. This
is a proud moment for the entire Team and I take this opportunity to congratulate
each and every member of Team YFP. A big thumbs up to the entire Team, let's keep
the engine going and as Swami Vivekananda has said, let's not stop until the goal is
reached!
AMITH AMARNATH
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
WORKING COMMITTEE
ABOUT YOUTH FOR PARIVARTHAN
Youth For Parivarthan is a registered (JNR-S61-2014-15) Non-Governmental & Non-Profit
Organization funded and managed by a group of youth. The organization got registered on
the 3rd of June, 2015 and the first activity of the same was conducted on the 13th July, 2015.
The organization aims to works on 8 areas such as Environment, Health, Education,
Cultural, Social, Socio-Political, Relief to the poor and Financial.
HISTORY
Youth For Parivarthan, the brainchild of Amith Amarnath (Founder & President) came to
reality when he discussed his idea of starting the organization with his friend Anup Gangur
(Vice President). The idea was well supported by other peers, Sanketh (General Secretary),
Rakesh (Secretary) and Nishanth (Secretary) who also came together and joined hands for
the cause. The organization was registered on the 3rd of June, 2015 under the provisions of
the Societies Registration Act, 1860. What started with dedicated members eventually
multiplied with more dedicated and like minded members and it still continues to grow.
The initial focus was to work on the environment sector and that is when ‘spot-fixing’ became
a signature event of the organization. Apart from environmental activities, the organization
has also ventured into the areas of education and health. It has been receiving great support
from the public at large and in the coming days it aims to expand its activities across
Bengaluru.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LOGO:
The logo signifies the 8 areas that we are aiming to work on, like education, health,
environment, social, cultural, political, relief to the poor and financial. The octagonal shape
in the logo also signifies the same. The layers in the logo denotes that we hope to spread
across and reach out to the maximum number of people and help them out. The blunt edges
signifies that we are not aggressive but we are instead calm and patient. The blue color
denotes the universal color as both, the sky and the water are blue in color. The color of the
nature!
MISSION
To identify and work for the impoverished, weaker and vulnerable sections of the society in
order to find solutions to the challenges daunting their lives in the sphere of health,
education and environment with an aim of initiating a responsible and progressive society
based upon social justice and brotherhood. To lay down emphasis on human rights, promote a
culture of social service and creating a strategic partnership between the Government and
the general public.
VISION: A self reliant India.
GOVERNING BODY
AMITH AMARNATH
(Founder & President)
Final Year law student at School of Law, Christ University.
ANUP ANAND GANGUR
(Vice President)
Co Founder & Director at Cocoon-the Stage.
SAI BALAJI YADAV
(Mentor)
Social activist
SANKETH.S.
(General Secretary)
Student
SAISANATH
(General Secretary)
Student
KOUSHIK DHAYAL
(Treasurer)
Student
RAKESH MAHADIMANE
(Secretary)
Employed at E&Y.
NISHANTH RAJKUMAR
(Secretary)
Final year law student at School of Law, Christ
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“ARISE! AWAKE!
STOP NOT UNTIL THE GOAL IS REACHED!”
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
OUR FIRST STEP TOWARDS A
CLEAN AND GREEN BENGALURU!
13th July, 2014
On a lazy Sunday morning, a group of
youngsters, despite pessimistic attitude of the
residents of 27th Main, 27th Cross,
Banashankari 2nd Stage, took the incentive to
reform that pessimistic attitude by cleaning up
a children's play area which was filled with
trash of all kinds and insects of all sizes which
scared the children away by making it
completely inaccessible, thereby making it a
garbage dumpyard.
It was a surprising sight for all the residents as
it was not the usual BBMP Pourakarmikas, but a
group of youngsters who were cleaning the
locality for them. The response from the
residents was varied, as few people appreciated
our efforts whereas there were others who were
uncertain about the “Parivarthan” that we
wished to bring in and thereby tried to
demoralize our morale, but we knew that the
“Parivarthan” was soon to happen!
Thus we, “Team YFP” flagged off our first event.
Our first step towards a better society!
ONE MORE WEEK, ONE MORE SPOT!
19th July, 2014
On a gloomy Sunday morning, Team YFP
was spurred with the overwhelming
response that it received from its kick-off
event. The second spot was an extended
office of the KEB, more often than not was
victim to the posters and garbage in its
vicinity. Though it was a hot day, the cleanup had begun, eventually the numbers grew.
The team successfully cleared the posters,
removed the garbage and painted the walls
with bright colour to give it the look a
government office very much needed.
We also received immense support from the
neighbouring homes, however, a serious
inhibition that raced through everyone's
thought was maintainability. It was
mentioned that if the spot was left freely
vacant, then there could be lapse of effort. In
order to overcome this problem, it was
deliberated by the team to install seats and
green pots to cover the void space and
thereby giving the spot a fresh and vibrant
appeal.
Lastly, it gave us the satisfaction when people chanted our name in praise,
urging us to continue in our quest towards a better society.!
THIRD SPOT IN A ROW,
THE ENGINE WAS SET IN MOTION!
26th July, 2014
“Another weekend, Another spot-fix”. The team
decided to keep the tempo up and going,
organizing a third spot-fix in quick succession,
believing that change can be never achieved if
we are complacent. The spot undertaken had
huge compounds surrounding the KEB head
office, prone to cinema - theatrical posters and
garbage. The turnout was less than expected
but we knew we had members who could finish
the job, break less effort was the need of the
hour, which was ultimately completed to
perfection.
It took us a good amount of time but we also
encouraged the street vendors to ward off
people from littering and putting up wall
posters. We felt that it would be impossible to
achieve change merely by doing clean-up
drives, the thought to educate the people and
spread awareness about the hygiene and
environment struck us and hence we decided to
talk to the street vendors to maintain their
surroundings, not to litter, pollute and spread
awareness to others who try disrupt the
cleanliness in the surrounding area.
Finally, it was safe to say that we were one step ahead
towards a better society.
AN INDEPENDENCE DAY WELL SPENT!
15th Aug, 2014
Orphans, the world calls them but we prefer
calling them as “God's Children”. 15th of
August, the day India became independent. A
very special day for all the Indians but it is just
a holiday for a lot of people in today's
generation. People are busy with their own
lives, none of them have the time to spend few
moments of that special day remembering the
sacrifices made by the warriors of
Independence.
In order to make this day meaningful Team YFP
organized a drawing and singing competition
on the theme of patriotism and also had an
interactive session to educate the children
about the Indian struggle for Independence. We
distributed sweets, stationeries like pencils and
notebooks and also sponsored a meal for the
children as a small contribution from us. The
event was conducted at Tejaswi Seva Trust, a
child care home (Orphanage) in
Chikkalasandra.
RIGHT AT THE HEART OF THE CITY!
6th September, 2014
What impression are we creating of our beautiful
city in the eyes of the tourists and other visitors?
Mysore Bank Circle, Gandhinagar the first place
which people visiting Bengaluru notice as soon
as they enter the heart of the city. We,
Bangloreans will have surely passed by this spot
at least once and we are very sure that a good
number of us would have blamed the BBMP for
not maintaining the place well. But how many
would be ready to actually take up the initiative
of cleaning this place up instead of comfortably
passing comments and blaming the authorities
for the lack of maintenance?
Team YFP took up the initiative to give this
spot a facelift on a Saturday afternoon as a
small contribution towards making our city
clean, it was no doubt a herculean task
considering the fact that the posters on this
wall had been there for years and it was obvious
that we had to struggle quite a lot to remove the
unwilling posters off the wall. But at the end of
the day, we had been successful in giving the
phase 1 of our project a much needed
transformation. Phase 2 was reserved for the
coming week.
WHEN WE DO IT,
WE DO IT COMPLETELY!
21st September, 2014
A project once taken up has to be completed,
irrespective of the number of days it takes. The
Mysore Bank Circle was waiting for us to come
back and complete the remaining stretch of the
wall, what we called as Phase 2 of the project. On
a Sunday morning, a team of 23 members who
were determined to transform the spot at any
cost started off with their task.
As you can see in the picture above, there is a
person urinating on the wall, like that there had
been several people who had persistently
urinated on these walls which made it stink very
badly, even though we had covered our noses it
didn't really help us avoid the stench. Even in
this condition we had no option to give up, we
pulled out the posters, brushed the wall and
painted it freshly. The wall now looked tidy and
attractive, one more spot successfully fixed!
There was no way we could stop or take a break,
the engine was set in motion, another event was
already planned for the next weekend.
YFP JOINS SWACCH BHARATH ABHIYAN,
A NATIONWIDE REVOLUTION
2nd Oct, 2014
Hon'ble Prime Minister Sri.Narendra Modi, on
the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi had
called upon his fellow countrymen to join him
in his endeavor of making Bharath, a Swacch
Bharath! There was no way we could not
participate in the nationwide revolution as we
were 3 months ahead of our Prime Minister in
this regard. We chose a compound wall on the
Thyagarajnagar Main Road which had fallen
prey to garbage dumping, posters and
urination, Team YFP was all set to transform
this place and thereby contribute towards
Swacch Bharath. Posters were pulled off,
garbage was cleared, seats were installed and
the entire wall was painted, the place now wore
a new look.
Sri.Prajwal Devraj, Kannada Actor, also
participated in this event making it a grand
success. We also had Sri.Ganesh, Kannada
Actor and Sri.R.Ashok, Former Deputy CM of
Karnataka who visited the spot and
congratulated the entire team. Team Uttishta
Bharatha also participated in this event. One
more step towards a Swacch Bharath!
We therefore launched the Swacch Bharath Abhiyaan
in South Bengaluru, definitely on a large scale!.
PARIVARTHAN DRIVE CONTINUES..
19th Oct, 2014
A shady corner, a stone slab in the middle of the
road installed in order to divide the road but the
condition of which was so pathetic that it could
fall anytime due to its weak foundation. That's
how the road adjacent to the Kadirenahalli Park
look e d b e f or e Te am YFP g av e i t a
“Parivarthan”. Well, on a cloudy Sunday
morning a team of 18 members reached the
spot at 8am with just one thing in mind, to be
the change everyone wished to see.
We started off by removing the posters and
clearing the heap of garbage, few 10 year olds
who were passing by joined hands with us to
contribute their bit for the neighbourhood they
lived in. In 3 hours we completed the task of
cleaning and painting the wall. Just when we
thought of packing up our eyes fell on the ugly
stone slab in the middle of the road which could
fall any moment, the Team once again spurred
into action this time having our focus on the
stone slab
We built a strong foundation to the stone slab,
painted it and installed plants below it. The spot now looked majestic and beautiful!
PARIVARTHAN DRIVE REACHES
MONOTYPE BUS STOP!
26th Oct, 2014
It was really painful to see a bus shelter turn
into an advertising board. In the prime area of
Banashankari 2nd stage, the Monotype bus
stand had lost its sight, covered with dust and
pollution and turned into a small dump yard for
garbage. We decided to give a makeover,
clearing the webs and dust, removing the ads
and posters and re-painted the bus stop with
another YFP finishing touch. It had been
restored and was looking as good as new.
There was a handsome turnout of our members
owing to which we even managed to rid the
walls behind the bus stop of filth with our three
steps clean program. We had been constantly
generating support and this time it was no less
as we received unconditional support from the
public in the form of refreshments to energize
the team after the endless toil in the sun.
Eventually the team was able to finish the job in
real quick time.
Conclusively, it was another big step in bringing the change that
YFP wishes for a better society.
THE RAJYOSTSAVA CHAPTER!
1st Nov, 2014
The team was in the groove after many successful
spot-fixes so we were ready to take on the big
fish, as a tribute to our state on the day of its
formation, Kannada Rajyotsava. It takes a lot of
preparation to organize a clean-up drive in the
Banashankari 2nd stage BDA complex, a famous
shopping centre and eatery for the residents of
this area. As we all know, in places like this
garbage and trash is bound to be inevitable and
hence, a parivarthan drive is inevitable. Our
members and other volunteers worked
relentlessly as early from 8am till almost
midnight 2am, an 18 hour spot fix! There was a
lot of garbage, briskly cleared and stacked
outside the gates, which was later removed by
tractors at our own cost.
A lot of preparation and resources it took, we had
to completely exhaust all our resources to get the
job done and this couldn't have been achieved
without the help of our mentor Sri.Sai Balaji
Yadav, who contributed selflessly to the cause
without whom the event would've not been a
huge success and credits must also be afforded to
the local residents of Banashankari 2nd stage
who volunteered to be part of the change. It took
a huge toll on all the people during the drive but
thanks to the heroics of an 87 year old senior
citizen and a 9 year old kid, actively working
despite of their age, renewed our vigour and
helped us to regain our morale.
We had 132 members, young and the old proactively participating
to bring positive change towards a better society.
FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE
RAJYOTSAVA CHAPTER
9Th Nov, 2014
18 hour spot-fix was not enough to cover the
Banashankari BDA Complex completely, we
very well knew that this was going to be a two
day event for us. Phase 1 was all about cleaning
and interior painting whereas phase 2 included
removing posters from the grills and
repainting it and also painting the exterior
walls of the premises. We had to complete the
spot fix as quickly as we could because we had
our plans of celebrating the Children's Day in
advance by visiting an orphanage in Sarjapur
Road.
The enthusiasm and activeness of our members
played an important role in finishing the final
touches real quickly. The Banashankari BDA
Complex was finally “Parivarthaned” as we call
it.
CHILDREN’S DAY WITH
GOD’S CHILDREN
9th Nov, 2014
Children of God who are often referred to as
Orphans were in for a surprise as Team YFP
celebrated Children's Day for these special kids
in advance on 9th of November 2014, at Thayi
Mane, an orphanage at Sarjapur Road. Once we
reached the place, we were greeted with the
smiles on the faces of these wonderful children
with whom we started off our Children's Day
special with a game of cricket. After a fun-filled
game, came the introductory part where we
were introduced to the children and vice-versa.
The children showcased their art and craft
talent by creating a series of wonderful and
thought-provoking artwork.
The children were later asked about their
ambitions and it was sure that they would come
out in flying colors, and hence we continued our
gaming session and the girls enjoyed a dancing
session too.
We later distributed sweets and notebooks to these magnificent tiny tots
and got ourselves a group picture.
CHILDREN’S PARK PARIVARTHENED
AS CHILDREN’S DAY GIFT TO THE KIDS!
15th Nov, 2014
"Children are great imitators. So give them
something great to imitate.“
This was the quote which made Team YFP
decide to carry out something that would have
a great impact on the minds of the tiny tots. So
we cleaned up a play area for children in D.V.G
Park in Banashankari 2nd Stage. The park was
infested with insects and reptiles of various
kinds and sizes and the play equipments in the
park were not in a condition to be used.
We decided to clean up the play area and gift it
to the children as “CHILDREN'S DAY GIFT”. We
were successful in clearing up the mess and
giving a brand new touch to the equipments in
the park by freshly painting them all.
The children who were waiting for the play area
to be cleaned were rejoicing in excitement. We
were successful in bringing a smile on the faces
of tiny kids on account of Children's Day, a true
gift for them.
WHEN A GROUP OF SENIOR CITIZENS
REQUESTED THE TEAM FOR A SPOT FIX!
23rd Nov, 2014
After a small event for the wonderful kids in the
play area of the DVG Park in Banashankari 2nd
Stage on the Children's Day, a group of elderly
people approached Team YFP to clean up the
entire DVG Park for them as the park was
infested with rodents and insects of various
kinds.
We considered the request and took up the
cleaning process to make the park rodent free
and help the elderly people take their morning
walks peacefully. We brushed up the whole
park, our members also started doing the
gardening work by trimming the plants and
then painted it making it look like a brand new
park. PES IUP College also participated in this
spot fix which helped in gathering around 130
members on a Sunday morning which most
people prefer to sleep and kill time. The
entrance to the park had stone slabs which were
dangerous for elderly people to step on due to
its slippery surface and displaced positions,
which was also repaired by us at our own cost.
Thanks to Sri.Sai Balaji Yadav for the support.
THIRD WEEK AT D.V.G PARK IN
BANASHANKARI 2nd STAGE
16th Dec, 2014
It looked like the DVG Park didn't want to
leave us until we had completely addressed
all the issues it had been facing so far. So,
there we were for the third time, this time to
tackle the garbage issue right outside the
park. It was a posh locality, all of us had
single doubt in our minds, how can
educated people behave so carelessly? Do
they have to be taught as to how to maintain
their neighbourhood? It once again proved
the concept of uneducated literates for us.
Right outside the park was an open
drainage filled with trash and construction
waste which made it look no less than a
garbage dumpyard. Our task started from
removing the trash from the drainage and
covering the same with stone slabs to
installing a seat and building a pedestal
with waste tiles that were available in the
vicinity. This has undoubtedly been one of
the most successful spot-fixes of Team YFP,
CREATING AN IMPACT ON THE
FUTURE CITIZENS OF OUR NATION
21st Dec, 2014
A 280ft long wall completely filled with obscene
posters right opposite to a school, what impact
would it have on the innocent kinds? Yes, that's
how the wall opposite to Deccan International
Public School and adjacent to Brigade Komarla
Apartments on the Uttarahalli Main Road
looked like.
Team YFP took up the daring step against the
pasting of posters and it was well supported by
the public and the students of Kumarans PU
College, Padmanabhanagar. The team had
around 90 members who had volunteered for
the event and the 280ft wall was transformed in
less than 6 hours! Lot of people who passed by
the place stopped and thanked the Team, one
common thing which many of them said was,
“This spot was dull and ugly when we left in the
morning but it's totally changed by the time
we're on our way back, nice PARIVARTHAN!”.
The wall now looks attractive and the students too have realized the
importance of keeping clean.
GIFT OF LOVE AND HOPE!
23rd Dec, 2014
A child care home in Basaveshwaranagar with
all children below 10 years of age, the love and
bonding which they shared between them was
truly a lesson for us to learn. It was the birthday
of one of our members which we decided to
celebrate by visiting the orphanage and
spending the day with them, we distributed
sweets and also sponsored a meal. We got an
opportunity to serve lunch to those kids with
our own hands, so the happiness and
satisfaction which we felt was beyond words.
Shree Sharada Seva Trust, Basaveshwaranagar,
was the place which taught us new lessons of
life. The kids were also made to do crafts with
ice cream sticks which they thoroughly
enjoyed, we also showed them inspirational
videos on the projector, it was definitely a new
experience for the kids too. Every time we
interact with kids we get to learn a lot of simple
things which we tend to forget due to the
complexities in life.
THE TEMPLE SPOT-FIX!
28th Dec, 2014
Laxmikantha Temple Park, a park right at the
heart of Padmanabhanagar is an example for
neglected parks with poor maintenance. It's a
park used mostly by senior citizens to take
their daily walk and meet their peers every day,
but the same was in a very bad condition. Right
outside the park was a spot which had become a
urinating and garbage dumping yard for the
public at large.
The place badly needed a spot-fix, a small
passage behind the transformer at the spot was
a favorite place for few people to relieve their
urge to urinate in public. The painting session
got over soon but the transforming of the
garbage & urinating place was an uphill task. It
turned out to be a two day event and Team YFP
worked for more than 20 hours to give the spot
a majestic and fresh look after which the
dumping of garbage and the public urination
has come to an end. In order to tackle the public
urination we fenced the entire passage behind
the transformer making it inaccessible to the
public. The residents and the visitors to the
park thanked us profusely and were amazed to
witness the change.
THE RISKY GAMBLE!
11th Jan, 2015
Flyovers are meant to reduce traffic congestion
and help in the free movement of traffic. But in
our city it is used by few people to paste ugly
posters on them thereby spoiling the
appearance of the same! The flyover in North
Road, Basavanagudi was facing such a
problem! Truly one of the biggest projects that
Team YFP had so far undertaken. January 12th
which is Swami Vivekananda's birth
anniversary, commemorated as National Youth
Day, was celebrated by Team YFP by cleaning
up this flyover which leads to Swamiji's statue
right outside Ramakrishna Ashrama.
More than 135 members participated in this
spot-fix without which it would have been very
difficult to undertake such a huge project. The
posters on the flyover were of seven layers
which made it extremely difficult for the
members to remove it. We even had to shell out a
huge amount on the paint as it exceeded our
expectations. Karvy Stock Broking Co.
participated in this spot-fix. We also cleared the
garbage from a conservancy right next to the
famous Butter Sponge bakery who used the
place as a garbage dumping yard.
Sri.Katte Sathya, Ex Mayor, Bengaluru & Sri.P.N.Sadashiva, Corporator
visited the spot and appreciated the entire team.
A TRUE REPUBLIC DAY FOR
THE WHOLE TEAM
25th Jan, 2015
“Of the people, by the people and for the
people”, the true spirit of a republic, but sadly
Republic Day has become just another holiday
for most people, but for Team YFP it was a
wonderful opportunity to showcase our
nationalism by cleaning up a dull and shady
park at a prime junction in Basavanagudi
named after Prof.B.S.Madhava Rao, renowned
pre Independence Mathematician. The park
was filled with trash of all kinds and was
unknown to many people despite its prime
location.
Team YFP cleaned up the park and gave it an
aesthetic look and also made it available for
people to take their morning walks with joy. The
task included clearing the garbage, painting
the pavement of the entire premises and the
exterior walls in order to give it a majestic
appearance. A group of around 54 members
toiled in the scorching heat and cleaned up the
mess the park had in it.
Every member who was a part of this spot fix felt true nationalism and
satisfaction because we spent a holiday doing something productive,
unlike most others.
A CANDLE MARCH IN MEMORY OF THE
BRAVE MARTYRS ON MARTYRS DAY
30th Jan, 2015
“The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr
dies and his rule begins” – Mahatma Gandhi.
30th January is observed as Martyr's Day
across India to mark the assassination of
Mahatma Gandhi, also as a day to remember all
those brave souls who laid down their precious
lives for a cause even more precious, the nation.
Team YFP organized a Candle March in the
memory of Mahatma Gandhi and all the other
martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Mother
India. We started off the march by garlanding
the statue of the youth icon, Swami
Vivekananda, opposite to Ramakrishna
Ashrama and after walking for almost a
kilometer, ended the half an hour march by
paying our respects to the martyrs by observing
a two minutes silence in front of the Gandhi
statue located at Gandhi Bazaar.
Special thanks to Sri.Katte Sathya (Ex Mayor of Bengaluru), Sri
P.N.Sadashiva (Corporator), Smt.Roopa Iyer (Actress/Director) and
Sri.Chakravarthy Rangaswamy (86 year old biker) for supporting and
participating in the initiative of Team YFP.
TATA SILK FARM BUS STOP GETS
A MUCH NEEDED FACELIFT
8th Feb, 2015
Bus stops built for bus commuters to wait until
the bus that reaches their destination arrives
are sadly used as a podium to stick posters all
over the place and make it an abode of ugliness
and dirt. One such bus stop in Namma
Bengaluru at the Tata Silk Farm, K.R.Road was
targeted by a group of 35 members from Team
YFP who gave it a total facelift, a much needed
makeover right from removing the ugly
posters, brushing the dust, clearing the
garbage and installing a seat at that spot to
painting the entire bus stop. In spite of
examinations we were happy to have an
overwhelming turnout of enthusiastic
members, much more than our expectations.
The civic sense within us was brought to life!
It took just 4 hours to fix this spot and give it an
attractive look. After all the efforts, the bus stop
looks nothing less than a brand new one. It was
definitely a small spot fix with a huge impact.
JOINING HANDS FOR A NOBLE CAUSE:
WALK-A-THAN FOR AWARENESS ON
“EYE DONATION”
1st Mar, 2015
There's a need to break the social stigma that's
attached to eye donation in our country, if our
eyes can give light to two lives after our death
nothing else can be nobler. When Team YFP was
informed about a walkathon being organized
for such a good cause we did not think over but
immediately agreed to co organize the event.
The event had more than 200 people
participating to spread awareness about eye
donation among the common masses.
Dr.Dayananda Pai, Sri.R.Ashok and many other
high profile guests were part of this social
c a u s e . Te a m Y F P w a s a p p r e c i a t e d b y
Dr.Dayananda Pai and Sri.R.Ashok for the
work that we have been doing for quite some
time now.
We also conducted a demo clean up drive by
picking up the plastic waste that were disposed
off at the premises by the participants and
responsibly putting it in the dust bins. The
membership drive that we conducted also had
an overwhelming response.
BUFFET FOR COWS,
BREEDING GROUND FOR MOSQUITOES CLEARED
SENIOR CITIZENS RELIEVED
4th Apr, 2015
A heap of garbage and 4 cows happily feasting
on it, yes this is how the entrance of the
Uttarahalli Lake looked. The onlookers and the
people passing by even refused to look at the
spot due to the filthy stench. Right behind this
ugly spot is an old age home which was greatly
affected by the foul smell and also because of
the fact that the spot had become a breeding
ground for mosquitoes. The senior citizens at
the old age home were extremely troubled and
it was for them that Team YFP took up this spot
on our priority list! We took up the initiative to
clean up the mess and the people who were used
to the garbage stink, were in for a shock when
the stinky smell had stopped. The elderly
people at the old age home were very happy
with the transformation as they did not have to
bear with the trouble anymore!
Sri.Ramesh Raju, Corporator of Uttarahalli
ward and the BBMP Pourakarmikas played a
vital role in clearing of the garbage. Our task
included removing posters, brushing the wall,
painting the wall and the pedestal and
installation of seats at the spot. The elderly
people can now spend their twilight years
peacefully.
GIFT OF LOVE AND CARE!
4th Apr, 2015
After cleaning up the ugly spot at the entrance
of the Uttarahalli Lake, Team YFP visited
'Ashraya Vrudhashrama', an old age home right
beside the Uttarahalli Lake which was worst
affected by the garbage dumping menace at
that spot. We spent some time with the elderly
people who were away from their families and
made them share their memories with us. We
made them play indoor games, which they
enjoyed a lot as it refreshed their minds.
We spent some time interacting with them and
also gave them seasonal fruits and other bakery
eatables as little contribution from our part.
They wholeheartedly thanked and blessed us
for the work that we have been doing and also
gave us a few inputs and suggestions with
regard to new methods of spreading awareness
among the people. It was a great experience for
the whole team!
FOOTPATH RECLAIMED IN THE POSH
LOCALITY OF JAYANAGAR 4TH BLOCK
5th Apr, 2015
A garbage dumpyard for ages, a spot which
even the residents had given up hopes despite
several complaints made to the BBMP, this
prime location in a posh locality unfortunately
had succumbed to the lack of civic sense of the
neighbourhood.
Footpaths, meant for
pedestrians to walk but when the same footpath
is used for dumping garbage and other
construction debris, the whole point of having a
footpath is lost, forcing the pedestrians to take
the road disrupting the free vehicular
movement.
Team YFP spurred into action to clear the
garbage and other construction debris at the
spot. We were also successful in beautifying the
place within a span of 5 hours with the help of
around 40 members who spent their quality
time in the process, tolerating the scorching
heat after which the footpath is now again
accessible to the public. This transformation
also provides people with seats to rest for a
while and also a new approach to stop the
further disposal of garbage at the spot cleaned.
Sri.B.N.Vijayakumar, MLA, Jayanagar Constituency and Sri. C.K.Ramamurthy, Corporator visited the spot and
appreciated the whole team for the initiative and the efforts taken.
They were happy that the citizens, specially the youth were finally acting instead of only complaining.
WHEN A GROUP OF ENTHUSIASTIC RESIDENTS APPROACH
THE TEAM FOR HELP, WE LEND A HAND
5th Apr, 2015
When the entire team was busy with the spot fix
at Jayanagar 4th Block suddenly we heard loud
noises and after a few seconds saw a couple of
men and women holding brooms in their hands
with a garbage cart along with them. It
definitely was a very unusual sight to see
people in such fashion on a Sunday morning
when everybody is busy otherwise, sleeping.
When we interacted with them we learnt that
they were residents of the parallel road who
took the initiative to clean their road all by
themselves on every Sunday morning. They
would simply borrow the garbage cart from the
BBMP worker and return it to her once they
were done cleaning up their road. That was an
inspiring story for us.
This group of residents came to us for help,
there was an empty site in their street the
compound wall of which was used for dumping
garbage and public urination which caused lot
of inconvenience in the neighbourhood. They
wanted us to clean up that spot for them, it only
took 2 hours for 8 memebers to fix this spot and
the result was overtly seen!
The team received a lot of appreciation for the
work, after all its always good to help those who
help themselves.
RECLAIMING AN ERSTWHILE BUS STOP
AT UTTARAHALLI MAIN ROAD
11th Apr, 2015
Heard of a bus stop being shifted due to
garbage dumping and public urination?
Yes, a bus stop in Uttarahalli Main Road which
was prone to public urination and garbage
dumping got shifted as bus commuters refused
to wait there for their buses. The amount of
garbage at the place invited a herd of cows to
feast upon it, to add on to the horror the place
had become a victim of persistent public
urination. Team YFP took up the initiative and
successfully reclaimed an erstwhile bus stop.
We started off at 7:30am and finished the work
within a span of 6 hours. The public and the
residents were grateful and surprised to
witness the sudden and unexpected clean-up of
the bus stop which now has beautified wall
paintings on it and freshly installed seats
making the place look like it has always been
spick and span. By the time we completed the
spot fix buses again stopped at the spot and
people already had started using the old, yet
new bus stop.
Special thanks to Sri.Ramesh Raju, the Corporator who supported us in this endeavor
and also to the BBMP pourakarmikas for helping us in clearing the trash.
A SMALL STEP TOWARDS CHANGING
THE MENTALITY OF THE PEOPLE
12th Apr, 2015
Have you ever noticed people deliberately
doing something despite being warned against
it? Similarly, a place in Jayanagar 5th Block,
opposite the G.N.R Kalyana Mantapa and Sai
Baba Temple, had a board which read ”Garbage
Free Area” and a fine of Rs.500 to be levied on
anyone who dumped garbage there. But we
witnessed a huge pile of garbage right under
the board, which once again proved the human
tendency.
Team YFP on a gloomy Sunday morning took
up the initiative to clean up the mess and we
were supported by around 56 members, we
were successful in cleaning up the spot within a
time gap of 6 hours. The task included
removing posters that made the wall look ugly,
clearing construction waste and garbage,
building pedestal, installation of seats and of
course, painting!
Thanks to Sri.B.N.Vijayakumar and Sri. C.K.Ramamurthy for their
complete support which played a very vital role in transforming the
CHINNARA KALA UTSAVA!
17th Apr, 2015
Summer vacation, that time of a year when kids
are enjoying, yet bored. Team YFP thought of
organizing something for the kids and also try
understanding what these tiny citizens think
about clean India, what can be better than a
drawing competition?
Chinnara Kala Utsava, a drawing competition
for the kids below the age of 14 years was
organized by us at the Nandanavana Park in
Jayanagar 4th T Block, in association with
Hande & Sons and Prithvi Consttructions, on
the theme of My Clean India. We were surprised
to see the maturity in the drawings of these
kids, at such young age their thoughts were so
refined!
Smt.Sneha Sachin & Sri.Sachin Dambal were
the judges at the drawing competition. The
special guest for the evening was a 5 month old
kid, Samarth who had come to the event along
with his brother and parents. This event surely
gave us the inspiration to conduct more and
more such events for the kids.
DAIRY CIRCLE UNDERPASS GETS
‘PARIVARTHANED’
25th Apr, 2015
Dairy Circle Underpass has been one of the
most prominent places having great vehicular
movement. How many times have you seen the
Dairy Circle underpass and frowned at the very
sight of it? Team YFP on a dull and lazy
Saturday morning took up the uphill task of
beautifying the Dairy Circle Underpass and we
successfully achieved it. The Parivarthan was a
laborious job which included removing the
piles of posters, brushing up the wall and of
course painting it to give it a new look, the spot
took a toll on all our members considering the
huge dimension of it.
The onlookers had a special treat to their eyes
on witnessing the beautified underpass. The
Commissioner of BBMP, Sri.Kumar Naik who
was passing by, stopped his convoy and got
down to congratulate and appreciate the whole
team and also said that we were making their
work easier, a truly memorable moment for all
of us. RJ Smitha Dixit from Radio Mirchi
joined us and contributed her bit by painting a
portion of the underpass. By the time we
finished the spot fix it started raining very
heavily which gave us no other option but to
continue and finish the little bit work that was
left, on the next day. A successful two day spot
fix it was.
AN UGLY WALL IS GIVEN AN
ATTRACTIVE LOOK IN JUST 6 HOURS!
3rd May, 2015
The compound wall of any vacant site in
Bengaluru is used by people to paste ugly
posters and dump garbage all over it and these
are the same people who complain about the
poor maintenance by the authorities. Team YFP
rescued such a spot on a Sunday morning from
8am onwards, right opposite to Sagar Hospital
in Tilak Nagar, near Spar Supermarket.
As planned, everything started off brightly and
the sun too came down on us much more
ferociously. The posters were torn off and the
wall was brushed, the uneven footpath was
made fit to walk and the heaps of mud and
garbage were cleared off in 4 hours. Few stone
slabs of the footpath were missing making it too
dangerous to walk on as anybody could slip and
fall inside the drain, the Team made sure that
the issue was addressed by placing new stone
slabs at the place.
The painting session witnessed amazing wall
art and the wall now has a brand new look and
provides a treat to the onlookers. The seat
TEAM YFP JOINS SWACHH
BASAVANAGUDI ABHIYAAN
11th Jan, 2015
It was the 51st week of the Swachh
Basavanagudi campaign conducted by Chemist
Brigade along with Sri.Katte Sathya (Ex Mayor
of Bengaluru), Team YFP was invited by Sri.
Katte Sathya sir to participate in this campaign
to spread awareness among the common
masses about the importance of cleanliness and
also regarding waste management which is
very much necessary to make Bengaluru a
garbage free city.
Sri.Ananth Kumar, Union Minister and Sri.Ravi
Subrahmanya, MLA of Basavanagudi flagged
off the campaign in which more than 150
members participated, making the campaign a
huge success.
A SMALL STEP TOWARDS CHANGING
THE MENTALITY OF THE PEOPLE
17th May, 2015
In the past, it used to be “Where there is will,
there is way” but what suits best for today's
scenario is “Where there is food, there is
garbage”. Yes, that's how we can perfectly
describe the famous Food Street at V.V.Puram.
As soon as we entered the Food Street we were
greeted by a huge dump of garbage outside a
small park and a couple of cows and stray dogs
feasting on it, the stench from the garbage was
unbearable, the worst we had witnessed so far.
The BBMP Pourakarmikas helped us in clearing
up the garbage, we brushed the walls and
removed the posters from the grills and painted
it completely to give it a new appearance. Even
after the garbage had been cleared from the
spot the stench was still making it very difficult
for us to even breathe. Due to persistent
dumping of trash the ground had turned black
and something had to be done to make it look
neat. That's when we sprinkled 10 bags of sand
at the spot to cover up the ugliness. The spot
finally looked clean and the transformation was
seen evidently.
We were still doubtful about the maintenance of the place once we were done
with our part, but we had a plan already set to take the spot-fix to another level,
the social experiment was already planned.
FOOD STREET BECOMES TARGET
FOR A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
17th May, 2015
Do we really need somebody to actually remind
us to use the dust bins? Has our civic sense
become so weak that every time we eat
something someone has to remind us not to
litter the place by throwing the plates all over
the place? When we were busy spot-fixing in
the morning, lot of residents shared their
concern that most of the trash comes from the
Food Street and that they have not been able to
take any action against them due to several
complexities, that's when Team YFP decided to
strike right at the epicenter of the problem!
A team of 18 members were found across the
Food Street on the same evening, holding
placards which read “If you want to throw
garbage, throw it on me” and it actually
worked. Never had we seen the Food Street so
clean, every person was luckily putting the used
plates in the dust bins and the street was
absolutely trash free. The shopkeepers realized
the difference that we made and they conveyed
to us that they would henceforth make sure that
their customers used the bins, A truly
successful social experiment, we are hoping for
the day when people realize their basic
responsibilities without others reminding them
about the same.
YOUTH AGAINST TOBACCO RALLY ON
WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
31st May, 2015
“The true face of smoking is disease, death and
horror - not the glamour and sophistication the
pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray."
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, one of
the leading cancer institution in the country
and Youth For Parivarthan together organized
a rally to portray the ill effects of tobacco
consumption on the occasion of World No
Tobacco Day. The rally or awareness walk
started from the Kidwai campus in M.H.Road
till Lalbagh.
It was not only Team YFP or Kidwai that
participated in the rally, whereas several
schools and nursing colleges joined the rally,
making it a huge success. Our first event in the
health sector, many more to come.
GAllErIA
“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE”
MAHATMA GANDHI
PRINT MEDIA AND E-NEWSPAPER
THE HINDU
DECCAN CHRONICLE
SAMYUKTA KARNATAKA
VIJAYA KARNATAKA
PRINT MEDIA AND E-NEWSPAPER
VIJAYA KARNATAKA
SAMYUKTA KARNATAKA
CITY PLUS
www.ichangemycity.com
RADIO INTERVIEWS
It was really a pleasant surprise for us when
Akashvani recognized our work and called us
over for an interview in their program ‘Yuva
Vani’. Team YFP’s first radio interview it was,
we were excited about it but at the same time we
also felt nervous about facing the microphone.
Radio Mirchi, Sakkath Hot Maga!
Yes, we experienced the heat when we
received a call from Radio Mirchi office
calling us for an interview which was
taken by renowned actress turned RJ,
Smt.Malavika Avinash for her program
Lifeu Ishtene. The questions that were
posed to us at the program gave us a
wonderful opportunity to introspect, a big
leap ahead!
It was again a surprise to receive a call
from the Radio Mirchi office and more
surprising was the fact that RJ Smitha
was on air. We once again got a
wonderful opportunity to speak about
the organization, our work so far and
our future projects!
RJ Sowjanya from the Radio City called us
to speak to us about the work that we were
doing for the environment as part of their
emvironment week special. The name of
the program was titled ‘Nature Idrene
Future’.
TELEVISION MEDIA
Team YFP has received excellent support from the television media too, the
channels that have so far covered our activities or events are Tv9, News9, Suvarna
24x7, Kasturi News and Raj News. Few pictures of the same are as follows:
NEWS9
PUBLIC MUSIC / NEWS
RAJ NEWS
KASTURI NEWS
NEWS9
HONOURS AND FELICITATIONS
It was an honor when a prestigious club
such as Rotary invited Team YFP to
attend their meeting and give them a
presentation about what we have done so
far and what are planning to do in the
near future. At the end of the meeting, the
team was felicitated by the Rotary Club
South West Bengaluru as a token of
appreciation.
Team YFP was awarded the ‘Ugadi Puraskar
2015’ by Vasavi Club Internatiuonal among
other stalwarts from distinguished areas of
work. It was an overwhelming experience for the
entire team when all the people gathered at the
ceremony gave us a standing ovation in
appreciation for the work so far undertaken by
the team. A truly memorable moment!
One question that is most commonly
encountered by Team YFP is, “What keeps
you going? What motivates you?”. Well, the
answer lies here. When we visited the DVG
Park the day after we had cleaned it we
found a small message on a paper stuck to
one of the benches in the park. It read
“Thank you for the Parivarthan”. Small
things like this make us happy and keeps
our spirits high!
THOUGHTS INKED
MY EXPERIENCE AT YFP!
*Swathi. P.R.
As I stood there looking at the members of Youth for Parivarthan, I wondered how
they managed it all. Right from organising the events to the smallest of things,
everything was done by just a group of individuals who are of my age. Being new to
the group, many thoughts crossed my mind. But once I became a part of the team, I
knew that the journey for society's change was on. The event was well planned and
organised, the efforts of every member was clearly shown. The team was moving on
with confidence and bringing to reality long dreamt wishes. Ah! What an
inspiration! And its one full year since all this has started.
New experience, new friends, new fun and new learning-this was my first event.
There were YFP banners and the YFP T-shirts everywhere I looked, which showed
their interest and dedication. The enthusiastic initiative taken by them is
remarkable. I loved the teamwork, the unity and the amazing ideas that this group
had. Troubles and hardships have all faced with courage, and nobody has stepped
back even when they've felt disheartened. One step at a time, they have been
succeeding by believing in themselves, constantly working and never complaining.
Just one event and I already have a feeling of belongingness.
I realised that betterment comes from correcting flaws and success comes from
experience. The small efforts that we put in are going to make huge differences. The
team has displayed its true potential by working towards social causes, which we all
can pride on. It's not just like an NGO, it's more like a group of friends sharing the
same dream and working towards it. They are a big admiration for the present
generation. I'm making memories that I can look back on.
I can proudly say that I am a member of YFP. If u ever thought, “A team of
youngsters, what can they do!?” – Well, now u know where we are longing to go…
THOUGHTS INKED
WE STILL OWE THE WORLD A LOT!
* Rishika Reddy
One fine day each one of us will surely wish to relive every lost moment, to make
those lost moments worth it, fill and spread charm and positivism in your every
step. One thing which leaves most of us proud today is the hike in the quantity of
youth with fine quality turning to make a huge difference from their small yet
worthy contribution so selflessly.
Youth for Parivarthan is not just an organization, it is a unit, it is a family. We do not
believe in publicity, we believe in the involvement of public. All the hard times we
faced just vanish in our memory seeing a child smile, seeing how our transformed
spot becomes the cynosure with the hard work, how people change their lives for
the good and for all the other inanimate things to which we have given life. All the
trouble we took is forgotten after seeing another youth getting motivated by it.
Maybe we can’t tackle all the problems readily but we shall surely carve a path for
the realization of the best suitable solution. Maybe we can’t stick the withered
leaves to the branch. But we promise the welcome of a new leaf.
The curtains shall fall to raise again, not for you to empty your seats. We do not
promise that hard days won’t follow, but we make a promise to stand by your side
when they arrive. Join hands with us to make the place where you live a better place
to live today and the best place to live tomorrow.
“BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE”
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CONTACT US
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