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Lead School JMA Pilani Distributes Handmade Masks and Provisions for Pilani Underprivileged facing Corona Virus Lockdown

04-03-2020 03:22 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: JMA Pilani Rajasthan

Lead School JMA Pilani distributes Handmade Masks and Provisions for Pilani Underprivileged facing Corona Virus Lockdown

Lead School JMA Pilani distributes Handmade Masks and Provisions for Pilani Underprivileged facing Corona Virus Lockdown

The school takes inspiration from Mahabharat Bhagavad Gita Chpater 17 Verse 20 which says "datavyam iti yad danam diyate nupakarine, deshe kale cha patre cha tad danam sattvikam smritam" meaning Charity given to a worthy person simply because it is right to give, without consideration of anything in return, at the proper time and in the proper place, is stated to be in the mode of goodness. The three-fold divisions of danam, or charity is an act of duty to give according to one's capacity.

The Bhavishya Puran states: danamekam kalau yuge "In the age of Kali, giving in charity is the means for purification." The Ramayan states this too: pragata chari pada dharma ke kali mahun ek pradhana, jena kena bidhi dinhen dana karai kalyana. Dharma has four basic tenets, one amongst which is the most important in the age of Kali - give in charity by whatever means possible. The act of charity bestows many benefits. It reduces the attachment of the giver toward material objects; it develops the attitude of service; it expands the heart, and fosters the sentiment of compassion for others.

The COVID-19 lockdown across India today may be a luxury for the well privileged of the nation but a curse for the underprivileged migrants, daily wage workers and labor. The sudden announcement took them by surprise and shock and their capability to live life with dignity and respect was at stake. Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA established in the year 2004 at Pilani which is considered as Oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan has set a rich tradition of participating in social engineering activities at Pilani on a regular basis.

Popularly known as School with 100% results in Board Exams of Class 10 and 12, the Rallies taken by JMA for Girl Child Day, Human Rights Day, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Road Safety are folklore. Anganwadi school children of Pilani know JMA for the Joy of Giving Toy distribution. For various sports events and celebration of UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities IDPD JMA Pilani regularly partners with Amla Kendra Birla a school for special children established in 1995 in the town of Pilani Rajasthan by Sri SK Birla in memory of his beloved daughter. The teachers and staff of JMA Pilani are well known in Birla Sarvajanik Hospital Pilani founded by late Syt.Rameshwar Das Birla in 1952 for being regular blood donors.

It is a matter of great pride that alumni of JMA Pilani are presently pursuing higher education in various institutions which include NAAC A++ accredited Banasthali Vidyapith which is not only in various QS Rankings but also in Times Higher Education THE as Second Best Women's University in global rankings and the Institute of Eminence Birla Institute of Technology and Science BITS Pilani established by Sri GD Birla in 1964.

Dr Suman Mishra Chairman of JMA Pilani gave an auspicious start to Corona Virus relief by donating Rs 10,000/- on 26 Mar 2020 from her personal account to Lok Kalyan Seva Samiti for distributing to sanitizers along with 50 handmade masks by School teachers Ms Preeti Gupta and Ms Anita along with School staff Smt Bala Jangir. School teachers contributed generously for distribution of 100 packets to underprivileged containing Rice, Dal, Biscuit packets, Bathing Soap and Washing Soap.

Team JMA led by Dr Suman Mishra, Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan, Hindi Teacher Sri Mahendra Kumar, Office Supervisor Sri Gautam driven in the school vehicle by Sri Virender Sangwan went to various parts of Pilani town on Apr 1-2 to handover the packets with masks. In addition Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan on her own distributed 10 packets containing Atta, Dal, Sugar, Tea Leaves, and cooking oil.

Another 50 packets sponsored by Mumbai Entrepreneur (partner Fulchand Group) and Investor Mr Monil Sundesha who is secretary of the school management committee containing Atta, Dal, Sugar, Tea Leaves, Sugar, Potatoes and Onions. To honor the clarion call given by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, tt is for sure that on 05 April 2020 at 9 PM for 9 minutes JMA Pilani has ensured with its humble contribution that lights will indeed glow in Pilani from one and all including the underprivileged.

For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jmapilani.org/Default.aspx

Mrs Booma Natarajan, M.Sc., M.A., B.Ed.
Principal, Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA
Near Old Pilani Post Office
Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Phone 91-1596-242314
Email booma_pilani at yahoo.co.in
Website: http://www.jmapilani.org/Default.aspx
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/JMAPilaniRajasthanRank1/

About JMA Pilani: Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future. While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently nearly 50% of the total strength. Right from its inception, JMA Pilani has embarked on a rich tradition of celebrating various days of national and international significance and festivals which makes it a cut above the rest schools in Pilani. The school has for boys and girls Scout and NCC, girls' band which has been winning laurels every year. NCC cadets of JMA Pilani have also been selected for participation in Republic Day Camp RDC and Shivaji Trail Trek. Yoga, Karate, Painting and Music are not just part of school routine but a way of life for the students.

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