(All India Letter-Writers Association)
Club of Conscience Keepers of the
Bombay 74/83 dated 25 Jan. 1983.
Vision: Better participation of citizens
in nation building.
Mission: writing letters to the editors
and various authorities.
Services: Talks, workshops, seminars,
conferences, publications, representations, PILs.
History: Formed in 1980 by Dr. Leo Rebello and Dr. Abu
Bakar Thwahir, presently AILWA is celebrating Silver
Jubilee.When formed in 1980, it was the first of its kind
organisation in the world.
Achievements: Several publications,
reports, recognised by UN-Habitat, NGO-ICT network.
What is it that you do exactly for a beneficiary?
Guide them how to write effective letters, letters that
would bring results, action, justice.
How can you work with others? Train
them in the art of letter-writing and taking up burning
If they want to visit
you, what can you show them & how much time will it
take? Publications like PEN POWER -- magnificent
encyclopedia of letters entered as World Record in the
Limca Book of Records and other publications, reports,
photos and videos on our past activities. Also explain
briefly the art of letter-writing and what can be achieved
If you can give a talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club
or Ladies Association, please state:
(a) HOW AND
WHY WRITE LETTERS
(b) The Role of Active Citizens
vis-a-vis Fundamental Duties of Citizens (Article 51-A of
the Constitution of India).
(c) Social Work Opportunities in Spare
(d) One Hour for Self, One Hour for the
(e) Ten Commandments of Health.
(f) How to Use Consumer Forums,
Human Rights Commission, Bar Council and the Govt.
(g) How to Police the Police.
- yearly budget: Rs. 1 Lakh.
- Sources of Revenue: Memberships, revenue generated by
- Are you willing to be 'adopted' by a corporate? If yes,
What is your annual funding need? Yes / Rs. One lakh.
- full-time: None
- part-time: None
- volunteers: All office bearers and members
and their families.
Advisors / Mentors needed: No
Donations-in-kind: Laptop with power point projection unit
required for lecture purposes.
Services: Website is to be created. Matter is ready.
It is to be hosted free.
Donation possibilities? None
AILWA (All India Letter-Writers Association)
C/o 28/552 Samata Nagar,
Kandivali East, Mumbai 400101
Phone: C/o 28872741 - Best times to call: 9 am to 9 pm
Karmayogi : Dr. Leo Rebello, President
Dr. Leo Rebello, President
Dr. Abu Bakar Thwahir, Secretary-General
Adv. Mohan Siroya, Vice President
Mr. Abdul Salam, Treasurer
Dr. Mrs. Suzie Mathew, Hon.PRO
K.P.Rajan, MC Member
have the pleasure and honour to release the monumental
publication PEN POWER by Dr. Leo Rebello. This
encyclopedia should be prescribed as compulsory reading in
all Journalism colleges." M.V.KAMATH
Comments for karmayog.com : You are doing
very good work. This should culminate into a Federation of
NGOs of Bombay
to avoid duplication of work and wastage of funds.