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CITIZENS COUNCIL FOR  A BETTER TOMORROW (CCBT)
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About us:  The organisation was formed during the communal riots that erupted soon after the demolition of disputed Babri Masjid, way back in 1992. Our President, Shri Fakruddin T. Khorakiwala, then Sheriff of Mumbai & Chairman, Akbarallys group of companies was the person who initiated this NGO. He was supported by other eminent citizens who were also members, such as Mr. Keshub Mahindra, Mr. Julio Ribeiro, Mr. Alyque Padamsee, Mr. S.V. Sista, Mrs. Shabana Azmi, Mr. B.G. Deshmukh, late Mr. Nani Palkhiwala, Mr. Ashok Ajmera, etc.

The primary objective of the NGO is to work for the mission of peace & harmony and national integration In 1993, when Shri F.T. Khorakiwala was the sheriff of Mumbai, a study group was constituted which had gone to Bhiwandi to study the composition and working of the 72 Mohalla Ekta Committees in Bhiwandi which was able to maintain harmony in the post-Ayodhya period.

A committee was established named "Sheriff's Platform for Communal Harmony" (SPFCH) which had organized the Hands of Harmony across Mumbai on 13th February, 1993. Later in the year, in order to give long lasting status, the platform was renamed into "Citizens' Council for a Better Tomorrow". 
  
Vision: WE WANT INDIA TO BE A FORWARD LOOKING, VIBRANT NATION

Mission: THRU NATIONAL INTEGRATION AND COMMUNAL HARMONY

Projects/Achievements:
1. At macro level, the organization organized programs such as The Hands of Harmony (Human Chain) on 13th February, 1993 and The Ekta Raksha Bandhan Din with a Human Chain and tying of a Raakhi on 30th January, 1994 all over 530 districts of India. Through these programs, it was successful in spreading message "WE ARE INDIAN FIRST" to the fellow citizens.
 
2.  At the micro level, CCBT was instrumental in the formation of Mohalla Ekta Committees along with the Mumbai Police, Citizens's groups and NGOs in Mumbai in the aftermath of communal violence that spread across the country in 1992-93.
 
3.  Through its social enterprise named Suruchi Foods which started its operations from December 1995, CCBT is providing income generating opportunities for the riot affected widows and street children.
 
4. Through our 'Fraternity Initiatives' programme, we have celebrated national Independence days and Republic days as community festivals in various pockets of Mumbai city.

5. The Ek Sur Ek Taal concert for Peace and Harmony was organized in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai which was attended by thousands of people specially children and youngsters.
 
6. To provide a platform for children/families from diverse culture, religion and socio-economic backgrounds to interact and develop friendship, we have successfully formed Dil Se....Hum Hindustani Clubs in 12 schools in Mumbai. In such clubs, children from both Municipal and Convent medium schools come together, play together, understand each other and develop friendship with each other which ultimately results in developing long term emotional bonds within them as well as their families of diverse backgrounds.

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: Working on the issues of Communal Harmony and National Integration:

Peace and security are central to the socio-economic development of our great nation. The possibility of communal riots or religious and linguistic conflict poses the greatest threat to the integrity of our country. There is an urgent need for citizens to give top priority in developing community level leadership. Otherwise, we will succumb to the fast spreading communal virus which generates hatred and also a deep sense of fear and panic among individuals and communities. CCBT is unanimous in its conviction that the security, well-being and very survival of India depend on urgent and continued action towards a harmonious Indian nation which would be vibrant, dynamic and forward looking. It is this belief that compel CCBT to strengthen its efforts through regular programmes and activities which will motivate the general public to accept the challenge, the challenge to mobilize the best of our thoughts and energies and dreams to the cause of communal harmony, so that we can look forward with pride and hope to a better common future.

How can you work with others? : THRU OUR PROJECTS  
If they want to visit you?: yes
Do you have any weekend or evening activities which families can attend and be sensitized?:yes
Can you give a talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club:yes
 
Financials:
Yearly Budget Rs.:
Revenue Sources: DONATIONS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Corporates can adopt us: YES

Organization:
full time: 1
part time: 0
volunteers: 0

Help Needed:
Volunteers: yes 
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services needed: yes
Advisors needed: no
Jobs Available: no
Donation possibilities: 

Contact Details:
CITIZENS COUNCIL FOR  A BETTER TOMORROW (CCBT)
CCBT C/O AKBARALLYS,
130/132, GREAT WESTERN BUILDING, GR. FLOOR, SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH ROAD, OPP. LIONS GATE, MUMBAI - 400 023.
Phone: 22047037 / 22870672/ 22870673 (best time to call: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Fax: 22850154 / 22043408
email:
ccbt@akbarallysco.com
Karmayogi: Deepak Negi
phone: home: 95250 - 5687355 (best time to call: 8-9 a.m.& 9-10 p.m.)
cell: 9892403186 (best time to call: 9.30 to 11 a.m. & 5 to 9 p.m.)
website:
www.sadbhavna.com

Trustees:
President: F.T.Khorakiwala
Vice-President: K. Mahindra
Executive Committee:
A. Ajmera
E. D'souza
J. Guzder
N. K. Vissanji
U. K. Mukhopadhya
Dr. R. Tarneja
M. N. Singh
Bobby Sista
A. Padamsee

Comments for karmayog.com: it's really a very good initiative and Mumbai based organisations would definitely benefit.