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One India One People Foundation 

One India One People Foundation is committed to make India a Great, Strong and United country, where every citizen is an Indian First, Last and Always. It was launched in August 1997, on the occasion of 50 years of India’s Independence. Sadanand A Shetty started the Foundation with a firm belief that he will redeem his debt to the nation by motivating citizens on a nation-building path and make them feel proud about being an Indian. 

One India One People Magazine

Launched along with the Foundation, it is not an ordinary monthly, but a vehicle through which the Foundation tries to highlight great things about India, which we should all feel proud about. It is a magazine that highlights problems that afflict our nation and suggests remedial actions. Our experience has shown that the magazine is a rich source of information for both school and college students, who use it for their various projects. However, the magazine is not just an academic venture. It is our cherished desire that the magazine acts as a catalyst to make each of us to think and act in a manner that will make our country proud. 

The magazine has three main sections – the Cover story, Know India better and Great Indians. In every Cover Story the magazine had takes up various socio-economic problems related to India and had tried to show ways as how an Indian can make his contribution in solving them. Through an article, “Blue print for new rural India”, Mr Shetty has tried to put up an idea as to how the corporates can help our villagers to live a better life. In line with that one of our supporters, Mr. Krishna Anne, a student of engineering came up with a plan – “If we collect Rs3000 a month (from fellow students who can donate Rs10 as membership fees), we can improve the condition of one primary school in one month.” Similarly, we had tried to put our view on the present political situation under, “Two party system-need of the hour for India” ”(October 2004 issue), and had taken up the issue of people migrating to metros like Mumbai in “Sons of the soil” ”(July 2004 issue), to name a few. 

The other section of the magazine – Know India Better - gives first hand and detailed information on cultural aspects and tourist sites in India, starting from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. This section is a source of information, which can be handy in any point of life and for any use. In the words of Mr. Shishir, student of Xavier’s institute of management, Jabalpur, “I found the magazine full of informative knowledge”. His favourite columns are Know India Better and Great Indians.

The third and the last section – Great Indians - cover the profile of three Indians who had contributed to the growth of India. By now our magazine had covered more than 288 profiles of Great Indians. With each issue you can add on another three profile of renowned legends of India.

One India One People Clubs

A step ahead in this direction to reach out its message to the younger generation, through activities involving children, the Foundation has come up with One India One People Clubs. These clubs aims to in calculate morals and vision in its members, who shall grow up to be better and responsible citizens tomorrow. At the same time these clubs shall carry out activities that lead to overall development of these children’s and of society too. In order to involve as many children as possible, One India One People Clubs will formed in various schools all over Mumbai and go on to involve schools all over India 

The One India One People Club was formed on 2003 in S.M Shetty School, Powaii. Next two clubs were formed on 15th August 2004,at REV CF Andrews School and at Little Angels School, both at Santacruz.Two more clubs are to be opened in Bandra and Dockyard road respectively.

Students of IX and X standard became members of the One India One People Clubs
One India One People Festival.

To further its goals, the Foundation felt the need to reach out its message to the younger generation, through activities involving children. One India One People Festivals will give an opportunity to not only bring children together, but also to hone the skills that each child is gifted with. In order to involve as many children as possible, One India One People Festivals will be conducted in several locations in a phased manner.

One India One People Festivals held in the last academic year (2003-2004)
The 1st festival was held on the 24th of August 2003, at the Little Angels’ School, Sion. This inter-school festival saw participation of 500 students from 40 schools of Sion, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Chembur and Mulund ranging from standard V to X in 29 events categories. Actor Suniel Shetty was the guest of honour. 

The 2nd Festival held on December 21, 2003 at Fellowship School, saw students from schools in and around Girgaon, Grant Road, Charni Road and CP Tank. Ithad 30 different events in which more than 350 students from 18 schools participated. 

The 3rd Festival was held in Fr. Agnel Technical High School, Bandra, on February 15, 2004. We had around 350 students from Bandra, Khar, Santacruz and Vile Parle competing in the various events.

One India One People Festivals held in the2nd academic year (2004-2005)
The 1st Festival (out of five festivals) of 2nd academic year was held in Kala Vidya Sankul, Girgaum, on 27th August 2004. We had around 200 students from Mahalaxmi, Mumbai Central, and Grant road and Churni road competing in the various events related to art, literature and craft. Around 20 schools participated in this festival.

The fifth One India One People Foundation will be held at Bandstand at Father Angelo Technical School on 4th December where thirty schools from Andheri,Vile Parle, Santacruz ,Khar and Bandra are participating. It shall have three contests - painting, sketching and singing. 


Inter School Competition by One India One People Foundation

Sadanand A Shetty established One India One People Foundation in 1997 on the eve of completion of 50 years of India’s Independence.One India One People Foundation is committed to make India a Great, Strong and United country where every citizen is an Indian first, last and always. 

To achieve its goal, the foundation decided to reach out its message to every Indian through a monthly magazine. As the magazine gained acceptance and popularity, the foundation felt it’s the right time to reach out its message to the future citizens of India – the students through One India One People Foundation Festivals. Through this festival the Foundation decided to conducted inter-school competition, which shall give it a platform to interact with the students and come closer with them. Further these Festivals shall have contests related to Art, Culture and Tradition, which shall hone the talents of these students. 

The foundation organized its first One India One People Festival on 24th August 2003 at Sion where students of around 30 schools in that region participated. It had various contest related to art, culture and tradition. In that same year One India One People Foundation had its second Festival at CP Tank.

For 2004, the Foundation had planned three One India One People Foundation festivals. It had successfully organized the first two at Girgaun and Bandra. It’s going to have its fifth One India One People Foundation and last festival of 2004 at Bandra.

The fifth One India One People Foundation was held at Bandstand at Father Angelo Technical School on 4th December where thirty schools from Andheri,Vile Parle, Santacruz ,Khar and Bandra are participating. It shall have three contests - painting, sketching and singing. 

Thus the foundation is progressing in small steps in its endeavour to nurture these young minds that will carry on the responsibility of building a strong and united India.

We are looking for help in arranging the gifts to be distributed to the winners as:

1. First, second and third prize for Drawing competition for class V to VII = 3 prizes

2. First, second and third prize for Pencil sketching competition for class VII to X = 3 prizes

3. First, second and third prize for solo-singing competition for class V to VII = 3 prizes

4. First, second and third prize for solo-singing competition for class VII to X = 3  prizes

Hope to hear from you soon

TABASSUM KHAN
OFFICER ,ONE INDIAONE PEOPLE
E MAIL =  tabassum.khan@rediffmail.com 
Mobile: 98693 73974