Shine       www.lilyfoundation.org Periodical News-update for Lily Wellwishers 200 9 Issue 2

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Send your donation gift to:

Lily Foundation, PO Box 59824

Dallas, TX 75229 OR

The Lily Foundation

27/5A, K. M. Naskar Rd, Kolkata-700 040

Lily Foundation appreciates your participation at Annual Dinner

On June 26, 2009, Lily Foundation held their Annual Appreciation dinner at FunAsia located in Richardson , Texas .  The event was graced with well-wishers and donors from all strata of the Indian community.   Cocktails and appetizers were served followed by a delicious spread of Indian cuisine.  The event was opened with a heart felt speech by the President of Lily Foundation, Mr. Anirudha Maitra.  This year’s program was particularly interesting as it involved the participation of young individuals who entertained the guests with beautiful songs and dances, as well as with an inspiring speech by one of them on her visits to two of the Lily Foundation Aalo Schools in Kolkata.  The audience was moved and the event ended with a feeling of satisfying warmth amongst the guests that led to a successful evening.

2003 SMILE Student Makes Headline

Sajal Dey has been doing well consistently in school and in college earning top scores. But this time, the newspaper catches on to his outstanding result in the region. After finishing school at Jagadish Chandra High School in Ghatsila, Jharkhand, Sajal went for college education in Ghatsila college. Lily Foundation's Regift 50-50 SMILE Scholarship helped him to overcome the pull-back of family poverty.

2008 SMILE Students Excel in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary

2008 Smile Scholars have graduated with excellent results with 90% of the students securing First Division in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary Exams.  Congratulations to all these students!

Kulbani Vidyasagar Computer Center

Mr. Banaj Kamal & Ms. Anjana Basu of Los Angeles, California are inspired to extend the new-age gift of computer education to the deprived remote village students in Paschim Medinipur. Vidyasagar Computer Center is the next Lily Foundation venture up for implementation in Kulbani High School, where 200 students are to get the familiarity training every year, with an expected 120 students graduating with basic computer education courses.

The Center is planned to be inaugurated late this year.

New AALO Study Home Sponsors

Lily Foundation appreciates the generous support in favor of running the primary and pre-primary level kids' schools in outlying areas where the prejudices still rule the life. The givers are: Mr. Pallab & Ms. Mita Chatterjee, Dallas for AALO# 10 Study Home in Akra-Santoshpur; Ms. Parbatee Deorajsingh, Dallas for AALO# 11 Study Home in Akra-Santoshpur; Mr. Anil Kumar, Bangalore for AALO# 7 Study Home in Narendrapur.

New SMILE Scholarship Sponsors

Lily Foundation is thankful for the gift of education that the sponsors are extending through their support of scholarships. The recent new sponsors are: Dr. Topan Bhattacharya family, Lawton, OK (1 - White Lily); Ms. Sadhana Aggarwal, Kolkata (2); Mr. Santanu & Ms. Abigail Ghose, Dallas (2); Mr. Kuntal Chowdhury, Plano (1); Ms. Zarafsheen & Mr. Mohamed Veerji (1), Mr. Anil & Ms. Mini Kumar, Houston (1); Mr. Indranil & Ms. Anindita Roy Bardhan, Dallas (1); Mr. Benoy & Ms. Lolita Samanta, La Verne (1)

What's Next?
Wish Happy Thanksgiving to the Homeless

On 22nd November, 2009, Lily Foundation members and volunteers will meet again at the Fort Worth UGM Church to cook and serve hot lunch to around 200 homeless people.  Everyone who has joined Feed-the-Needy event in the past has expressed a great satisfaction at the fun and service provided. Come with family.

Call Tarapada Palit at 972-446-3336.

Fun Cricket Match

A fun- filled Cricket Match will be held in the month of October in the Plano/Richardson area.  To participate, and for further information, please contact Mr. Ranjit Nandi at:

[email protected]

Our Appeal

As the year is nearing its end, we look back at the success with which Lily Foundation, through its tireless efforts and endeavors, continues to support and sustain an organization dedicated to its unending pursuit of breaking the generation old cycle of poverty. This, however, will not be possible without your continued generosity, contribution, participation and sponsorship.  So please open your hearts and come forward to help.

For information on the different programs you could support, please visit our website at: http://www.lilyfoundation.org/lilysponsoringoptions.html

News in Pictures:
SMILE Scholar speaks at 2009 annual conference Dr. Mila Pal (center) visits Rabindranath Pal Inst Moyee Foundation is a new youth group in Houston working for the underprivileged school children in India. Lily Foundation spports Moyee.

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