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Donate Blood. Save Lives.

Sanskar Suryodaya Group & Orchid Enclave Co-op Hsg Soc in association with Tata Memorial Hospital organised a blood donation camp on Dec 7th in the building premise. Several residents of Nahar Amrit Shakti and neighbouring residential complexes enthusiastically participated for the noble cause. MLA Naseem Khan came to encourage the donors and gave an audience to the grievances of the local residents. 

Contrary to popular belief, donating blood does not affect the body in any adverse manner; in fact your family doctor will vouch for the fact that it is beneficial for health. If any Building, Complex or organisation is interested in organising a Blood Donation drive for Tata Memorial Hospital all that you need is 800-1000sq.ft area, with floor covered with tiles and roof adequately covered, very good ventilation, 6 tables and 25 chairs and 6-8 ceiling fans. Get in touch with Mr. Kamlesh Dayaram on 9664277777.

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Interested in adopting a pet?

When Aniket and other residents of Powai saw a bleeding dog on the footpath of Hotel China Valley they did not look the other way and walk away but they quickly got a local vet to check the condition of the dog. While the vet administered medication by giving the dog a couple of injections, he warned Aniket and his friends that the dog had to be shifted to the hospital in less than 30 minutes.

Understanding the situation, and helped by a polite taxi driver they drove the dog to the hospital. Since the dog was pregnant, the doctors at the hospital had to first stabilize her and then bring her out of trauma.

The doctors were apprehensive about her chances of survival during the delivery but she delivered 5 healthy puppies. Unfortunately after a few days she succumbed and the next day a puppy also passed away. Dr. Nikita Mehta who was treating the dog has brought the 4 puppies’ home.

Currently, Aniket and Dr. Nikita are scouting for residents who would like to adopt the puppies. Should anybody be interested kindly get in touch with Aniket on 9969882598

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Anglers breathe easy after court order

When the BMC demanded the removal of houseboats of MSSA after sending them a notice, the association moved court and on Dec 23 the city civil court granted them respite thereby permitting the MSSA to use the boats till further court order.
 
The members of the association utilise the boats for research activities, environmental studies and fishing as a sport, where the fish are released back into the lake with no commercial activities.
 
Advocate Y K Tiwari representing MSAA argued that the boats were in Powai Lake on the basis of a lease agreement with the BMC. According to the agreement, the MSAA can use 29 small boats with roofs for angling activities. But MNS corporator Avinash Sawant complained to the S ward office of the BMC that the association was using the houseboats for commercial purposes. He further claimed that the boats had a TV set, a bed, toilet, an AC unit and hookahs. Subsequently, the BMC issued four notices to MSAA this year for alleged violations of the agreement.

The next hearing is slated for Jan 1 and the BMC has to file its reply by then.

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Dhoni’s biggest fan lives in Raheja Vihar

Sharad Mhetre (76 years), a resident of Raheja Vihar is an ardent fan of Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni. He has meticulously collected all paper cuttings from newspaper about the performances of the Indian captain. Being a big fan of Dhoni, he was delighted to meet his hero at a function some time back. He looks forward to handing over all the volumes of his collection to Dhoni one day.
 
Mr. Mhetre is a student of applied art from J.J. School. He started his career in HTA (now known as JWT) as an artist and served the agency for a couple of years before embarking on his own business. Today the family business is taken care by the next generation while Mr. Mhetre is pursuing his hobbies that include writing articles, songs and also painting. 
 

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And the Best Overall Student award goes to...

S. M. Shetty rewarded Rebekah Wicket, a T.Y. B.Com student the prestigious award. This award is based on the student’s performance in academics and extracurricular activities over 3 years.

Considering that students from B.Com, BAF, BMS, BBI, BMM and BSCIT vie for the award and only one student is selected it’s a proud moment for her and the family.

Foot over bridge is not safe

People are scared to use the FOB near Powai Vihar on JVLR as miscreants have made it their home.

They drink and tease girls besides threatening and looting couples. Says a resident of Nahar Amrit Shakti “Powai Police station is just a stone throw distance away and it would be appreciated if they clean up the place and ensure that the FOB is used for the right reason”. 

Hopefully the authorities will take note of this and clean it up at the earliest.