Panchshila Park Broadcast April 2020

 
 

Panchshila Park Sends Out Packets of Food To Feed 2000 People!

by Swati Shah (98105 47382)


On the 27th of March we started with sending out about 500 packets of food but gradually we were able to feed about 2000 people. The food packets are being distributed by the Police force and two NGOs “Wishes and Blessings” and “Talent”. We cannot forget those in and around our colony so arrangements have been made to feed any of the migrant labour left stranded at the construction sites in Our Society as also the inhabitants of Lal Gumbad. Our staff on duty, the security guards who are working so hard to protect us and the garbage collectors are also being fed every day.

 
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Mr Vaish, Mr Rajji Rai & D P Singh in the forefront Preparing Meals for Poor!

by Swati Shah (98105 47382)


But our proactive Society members cannot be kept down for long. The residents of our Society knew they could not be silent spectators to the hardships of the poorest of the poor, and suddenly there was a flurry of activity. Our Society groups came alive with positivity as a plan was spontaneously drawn up for preparing meals at the Club kitchens and distributing it to the needy. Mr Vaish, Mr Rajji Rai and Mr D P Singh were at the forefront of this endeavour with the full support of the Residents, Staff and MC members.


Society members contributed funds to purchase rations and our staff worked with enthusiasm.

 
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Managing Colony Strays during the Lockdown

By Vinit Taneja (98101 60004)


If we humans believe that the lockdown is a misery for us, imagine the plight of pets and strays. They have suddenly lost use of their parks for their run and play because these have been shut down. Many frowns are faced by those walk their dogs for the constitutional as the only humane option. Some actually expect that dogs should now be potty trained in the bathroom or roof tops.


The cracker bursting on the day diyas were to be lit and the absence of food in their regular habitat has also driven away some of the strays from their regular haunt. Our colony has also witnessed this migration in the last few weeks, mostly inbound.


In these difficult times, it is a breath of fresh air to see a number of compassionate human beings that have come forward in these times to take care of the strays.

In our colony, more specifically in N block that has a large number of strays, we found 9 such dogs who were without caregivers and might easily have perished or become violent because of hunger.


Because we had a complete database with photos, we were quickly able to identify who these were, including an odd inbound migrant. We also made full use of our caregivers WhatsApp group to flag this information and people immediately raised their hands to take ownership of specific strays. This has been wonderfully executed since then.


Madhumita, Shirina, Ridhi, Isha, Binu, Pallavi, Saadhvi and Goveena are the names that readily spring to mind who have gone out of their way to orchestrate this caregiving. This has also included finding dog food suppliers, often getting food and medicines on behalf of each other and serving the strays. In one of the cases, a dog had a bad injury. Arvind Bhai from Red Paws, a paravet, came in his van, risking the ire of cops, to nurse the wound. In another, the aged dog living inside the club premises and suddenly finding no leftovers from the kitchen, was owned up by Isha from S block to provide regular feed. It was also wonderful to see Ruby, the club dog, sharing feed with a cat from the same bowl.


In some ways, this lockdown and the virus has also been a blessing in disguise. It has knit the colony community strongly together around shared causes and interests and made us realize yet again that solidarity of humanity is perhaps our biggest boon to get over not just this crisis but many others

 

Community Connect In the time of Corona

by Risham Chawla's ( +919811990800)


This has been a most challenging and difficult time for most of us, and if you’re aged, infirm, alone or ailing, life can become one of fear and stress. All those ‘if’s’ and ‘but’s’ loom large and you’re unsure what to do, or who to turn to.


Never fear, CommunityConnect is here!

Our volunteers have done us proud and supported many residents in these past few weeks of Lockdown.


Drum Roll Please:

CommunityConnect Volunteers are interacting with well over 30 Senior Citizens in Panchshila Park on a weekly basis; with a check-up chat, or to organise groceries, vegetables, other provisions as well as medications. There have been discussions on spirituality and advice on the correct exercises to do.


We are privileged to be working with such committed and caring volunteers who have not only led the way to help those in need, but they continue to go above and beyond the call of duty.Just as an example, an elderly couple is being sent home-cooked food on a daily basis by a good Samaritan. We definitely have angels in our midst!


Going forward, we will continue to make regular calls to ensure that the Senior Citizens and other residents are well, secure and supported.


If you know of any residents who would appreciate a friendly chat, or some assistance in ordering rations, fruit and vegetables or have another issue and would like some help/advice, do contact the Block Representatives mentioned here below.


A helping hand is just a phone call away


E Block

RaginiMathur               98110 06797

Goveena Singh           98994 61923


N Block

Ameeta Gupta             98101 58006

Geeta Batra                 98101 65974


S Block

Neeru Tiwari                98112 09750

Bipasha Gupta            9312210645



Risham Chawla (919811990800)

Community Connect Coordinator

Community Connect is an initiative run and managed by residents of Panchshila Park as a voluntary community project.

 

Residents Have Adjusted To This New Norm!

by Swati Shah (98105 47382)


Janta curfew, lockdown, social distancing, hotspots…..are the strange new normal that we have to live with. When the lockdown was first announced, we were all nonplussed, trying to get organized, readying ourselves for the uncertain time ahead. There were circulars issued, Club was shut down, Society gates closed, we were going into an unexpected ‘spring time hibernation’. Residents have got adjusted to this new norm and come to terms with it.

 

Community Connect In the time of Corona

by Risham Chawla's ( +919811990800)


This has been a most challenging and difficult time for most of us, and if you’re aged, infirm, alone or ailing, life can become one of fear and stress. All those ‘if’s’ and ‘but’s’ loom large and you’re unsure what to do, or who to turn to.


Never fear, CommunityConnect is here!

Our volunteers have done us proud and supported many residents in these past few weeks of Lockdown.


Drum Roll Please:

CommunityConnect Volunteers are interacting with well over 30 Senior Citizens in Panchshila Park on a weekly basis; with a check-up chat, or to organise groceries, vegetables, other provisions as well as medications. There have been discussions on spirituality and advice on the correct exercises to do.


We are privileged to be working with such committed and caring volunteers who have not only led the way to help those in need, but they continue to go above and beyond the call of duty.Just as an example, an elderly couple is being sent home-cooked food on a daily basis by a good Samaritan. We definitely have angels in our midst!


Going forward, we will continue to make regular calls to ensure that the Senior Citizens and other residents are well, secure and supported.


If you know of any residents who would appreciate a friendly chat, or some assistance in ordering rations, fruit and vegetables or have another issue and would like some help/advice, do contact the Block Representatives mentioned here below.


A helping hand is just a phone call away


E Block

RaginiMathur               98110 06797

Goveena Singh           98994 61923


N Block

Ameeta Gupta             98101 58006

Geeta Batra                 98101 65974


S Block

Neeru Tiwari                98112 09750

Bipasha Gupta            9312210645



Risham Chawla (919811990800)

Community Connect Coordinator

Community Connect is an initiative run and managed by residents of Panchshila Park as a voluntary community project.

 

Story Teller Simi Srivastava takes you through a Punjabi Folk tale of a 'Keedi'. (Age group: 5 Year +)

 
 
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Fogging!

Fogging drive was initiated by the MC in all the blocks of Panchshila Park in view of the fluctuating temperatures and untimely rains which provide a suitable breeding ground for mosquitoes. Contributed by Swati Shah (98105 47382)

 

E-Newspapers and Magazines!

The lockdown has pushed everyone in their homes. Some people were apprehensive of the delivery of newspapers. This led to a well meaning resident to send newspapers online. A group was formed by him to send digital newspapers for the facility of the residents. Soon with the help of friends and other residents, we started receiving international newspapers like The Washington Post, The Wall street Journal, The new York time to name a few.


As the lockdown extended, the resident started posting Magazines and comics like “Asterix”, “Tintin” and such. These are a sheer delight to the readoholics. The number grew so large that four groups had to be formed to accommodate all the readers who wished to receive newspapers and magazines. A big thank you to Rajesh Chopra who initiated it and is going strong with the help of other residents and friends! Contributed by Swati Shah (98105 47382)

 
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