Category Archives: Sankalp

The legacy of Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal

Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal, in each stage of her life, represented a stage of her political evolution – from a young medical student drawn to the freedom struggle; as the leader of the all-woman Rani of Jhansi regiment of the Indian National Army; as a doctor, who restarted her medical practice in Kanpur amidst refugees and the most marginalized sections of society; and finally, as a an activist fighting for political, economic and social justice. Continue reading

Lakshmi Bai Sehgal

A name that shines bright in the noble tribe of selfless patriots, who fought gallantly for the freedom of people in India – a set of brave hearts who, over years, have witnessed the rapid demise of values they once stood for. Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal- a lady who chose to be a fighter all her life, is fighting a new battle. Continue reading

Water water everywhere

When 2.4 million of our countrymen in Assam are living on streets with no roof over their heads, we must have a reason to lose our sleep, a reason to participate – a reason beyond the fact that a writer requests you to do so. If you are planning to transfer funds for the flood victims, your early decision will help us to increase the number of sheets we are buying and thereby ensure more relief. Please contribute 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25 or more tarpaulin sheets. Read my latest column in the-NRI to know more.

Project Prayas- relief for flood affected Assam

23 lakh of our countrymen suffer day and night in flood hit Assam. It is called the worst flood in last century. Sankalp has decided to act and provide as much relief as can be organized. The Field Volunteer team has already left for Assam. Today they’ll reach the affected area to estimate the actual needs, identify the best procurement points and transport lines and build strategy for systematic distribution. Sankalp will soon reach out to the needy and ensure delivery of the goods. Please support and participate in this relief operation. Continue reading

Let’s fight dengue

As the country welcomes the monsoons, let’s not forget what rains brings along. Accompanying the rain each year is dengue, malaria and other viral diseases. Dengue is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. It may also lead to the life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever  which is accompanied with bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage. Dengue fever can also lead to dengue shock syndrome which causes circulatory failure. Continue reading