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Young Giants’ is an international organization of social work for men and women aged 15 to 25 years that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in business and promotes international understanding and peace.

Young Giants is a program of Giants International headed by Padma Shri Nana Chudasama. The Young Giants work under the guidance of their local Giants Groups. This association of young groups with their ‘parent’ Giants Group has existed for several years in India, Europe and Africa. Groups draw members from the community or are organized as an extracurricular activity for college students.

Young Giants conducts formal meetings, which sometimes feature speakers, cultural activities, discussions, and networking with other organizations. Giants utilize a majority of their time for social work, social events, and professional and leadership development.

Based on these lines, Young Giants of Byculla work under the aegis of Giants Group of Byculla.

This group was installed on 23rd July 2003 and has been instrumental in organising a variety of activities. The annual membership fee is Rs. 650. This is the administration fund that we collect to carry out various activities such as Unit/Federation Conferences, Meetings, other communications etc.

We request persons who are interested in social work as well as personality development/confidence building and professionalism, to join us.

The Goals of Young Giants of Byculla:

  • To develop professional and leadership skills.
  • To emphasize respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
  • To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
  • To recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
  • To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill to all people.

Through the Young Giants program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship.

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Or contact: Saloni Bhatia: (Ph. no. 09870107059/25647990)
President - Young Giants of Byculla


We have organized numerous projects from the time we got installed (since 26th July 2003). They are as follows (in the reverse order):

Blood Donation Camp – 18th February 2005

Young Giants of Byculla along with Free Masons organized a Blood donation camp at Free Masons Hall, Fort. 18 bottles of blood were collected. 

Funds for Tsunami victims - 1st January 2005 

Goods worth Rs. 12000/- were donated to Tsunami victims in South India. 310 kgs rice, 336 bottles of mineral water (1 litre each), 25 kgs milk powder and 64 boxes of glucose powder (200gms each) was donated to Bombay Red Cross Society which transported the material to coastal areas and remote villages of Kerala to relieve the victims. We also volunteered at Bombay Red Cross to help them with their relief work. 

Blood Donor’s Database – since 23rd July 2004 

‘Blood Donors’ Database’ Project commenced on this day. It was inaugurated by Bhavana Shah, Federation1 President of Giants International. Blood donors’ database forms were distributed to all the people who wished to be a part of the database. 

This is also our on-going project. It helps us to maintain a record of benevolent people who want to make a difference to someone by donating blood in times of need. Whenever there is a request for provision of blood to a patient, the people in the database are contacted and they in-turn visit the hospital and do the needful.

Water Harvesting Project - 24th May 2004 

Visit to Dharampur (village Matunia) in Valsad district in Gujarat was planned. A sum of Rs. 15000/- was raised and donated to Vedchhi Pradesh Seva Samiti Trust (Dharampur) towards building a check-dam for the inhabitants of that area. The populace in that area belongs to the tribal community. 

Main Benefits of this Project:

• Availability of job opportunities to the locals and creation of permanent assets.
• Recharging of existing wells.
• Drinking water facility in the neighborhood for cattle.
• Possibility of irrigation for more food, fruits and vegetable production.
• Food for workers and their families (as they are paid in kind i.e. sacks of food grains).
• Greenery and Re-forestation.

Such mud-stone check dams (kuccha dams) are built on terrains where it’s difficult for even the Gujarat government to build cement dams (pukka dams).

Senior Citizen I.D. Card - 25th April 2004 

Senior Citizen I.D. Card forms were sold on both these days at Saifee Ambulance (Bhindi Bazaar) and Giants Group of Byculla Welfare Center (Arab Gully). They were distributed to people above 60 years of age. More than 450 forms were sold. The collection of the forms took place on 6th May 2004 at Saifee Ambulance, Bhindi Bazaar. Senior citizens I.D. cards were distributed on 28th August 2004.

This Senior Citizen I.D. Card entitles the recipient to following privileges & discounts:

• Railway Concession – 30% discount.
• Maharashtra State Transport –33% discount.
• Air Travel Concession – 50% discount (on basic fare).
• Some hospitals give up to 30% discount.
• Banks give ½ % extra interest.
• High court gives priority hearing.
• Maharashtra professional tax – 100% exemption.
• M.T.N.L. – 25% discount on monthly rentals.
• Railways have separate queue for senior citizens.
• Income tax relief.
• Old age home admission free or at nominal cost.

Visit & Donations to Orphanage for Street kids - 31st March 2004 

A visit to Projected Street Children’s Home (at Umerkhadi) was organized. A donation of stationary items (like 300 books, 300 pens, pencils and erasers etc), clothes, toys, games (such as carom board, cricket set, skipping rope, badminton set, chess), blankets, bed sheets and other accessories was offered. We also interacted with the children and played games with them.

Inter-school Essay Competition - 15th February 2004 

An inter-school essay competition was held for students for Std. 7th, 8th and 9th at Burhani College, Mazgaon. 32 students took part in the competition. One of the themes for the essay was ‘Environment’. Trophies, certificates and other prizes were distributed to the winners. Each one received a participation certificate. 

Fund Raiser for Rain water Harvesting - 28th November 2003 

A musical concert titled “Moods of Kishore Kumar” was held at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Chowpatty. This was a fund raiser for our group. The main cause for this concert was Rain water Harvesting.

Eye Check-up Camp - 23rd August 2003 

An Eye check-up Camp was organized at Burhani College, Mazgaon which witnessed 200 patients with eye ailments. They were examined by a team of 5 doctors. 14 people underwent free cataract operation. Spectacles were also distributed at a nominal cost of Rs. 10/-. 
Apart from the above projects, Young Giants of Byculla also has half-yearly issues of its in-house magazine titled ‘Amity’. It is a fun-cum-informative magazine that has covered-up topics like ‘Time management’ and ‘Formula of Success’ in the past two issues. It also encourages contribution of articles, poems, jokes and other information by all members, thus offering them a platform to express their views. 

Our list of future projects includes:

• Multiple Blood Donation Drives at various colleges.
• Fund Raisers for Water Harvesting Projects & Children’s Education.
• Health Check-up Camps.
• Projects for the differently able. 

Two years after its installation, Young Giants of Byculla has to its credit, 4 awards:

• Award for ‘Best New Young Giants Group (2003)’, both at Federation and at International level.

Award for ‘Best Service Project of the Year 2004 (among the Young Giants division)’ for Water Harvesting at Dharampur. This too was awarded at Federation and at International level both.