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.
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.
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
on these lines, Young Giants of Byculla work under the aegis
of Giants Group of Byculla.
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.
request persons who are interested in social work as well
as personality development/confidence building and professionalism,
to join us.
Goals of Young Giants of Byculla:
develop professional and leadership skills.
emphasize respect for the rights of others based on recognition
of the worth of each individual.
recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations
as opportunities to serve.
recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership
qualities and vocational responsibilities.
develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems
and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
provide opportunities for personal and group activities
to serve the community and promote international understanding
and goodwill to all people.
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
PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES OF 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
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
• 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
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
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
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
• 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