Saturday, 8 April 2017

Voice of Pune

Voice of Pune - is the latest venture by Action for Pune Development.
Citizenship plays a pivotal role in democracy and a pro-active citizen is instrumental in bringing about a remarkable change in the society. Every citizen is bestowed with certain rights and these rights should be exercised in the best possible manner. "Right of speech" is a fundamental right which citizens can make use of, in an appropriate manner, for the betterment of the society and broaden the path of progress.

This is a platform which gives every citizen an equal opportunity to speak; hence, leading to an inception of transformation.

Keeping in mind the recently conducted 2017 PMC elections, we aim to reach out to the citizens of Pune, thereby giving them a platform to voice their opinions and in turn make their voices heard by the elected authorities.

Identities of individuals will remain confidential under all circumstances, but their suggestions and opinions will certainly be compiled and communicated to the elected representatives. The valuable inputs received from the citizens will be classified on the basis of area/locality and the compiled document will be presented to respective Corporators.

This process will therefore help in reconstruction and development of Pune city through active involvement of citizens.

"Every citizen's input is valuable; so voice your opinion and initiate a radical change"

APD Blood Directory

Become a part of the live-saving squad:
Action for Pune Development is an NGO, which has taken up the project of building a database of blood donors, and the sole aspiration is to reach thousands of people who are in urgent need of blood.
Thereby, we have a target to establish a strong database with thousands of donors from Pune city initially, and gradually start functioning at a national level.
The pace of life has increased but so has the rate of accidents and diseases. Accident victims and patients in urgent need of blood often lose their lives due to lack of blood. We need to overcome the gap between people in need of blood and blood donors.
We aim to create an umbrella of thousands of people so that we're able to cater to the needs of those who need help and in turn save lives.
The framework of the organization is such that the contact information of every donor remains confidential. The details of the donor are only accessed by the webmaster and will not be disclosed to anyone under any circumstances.

Our working procedure:
-When a person registers with our blood  directory, she/he is asked to provide their basic details: contact number, address and blood group.
-During crises, when there is a requirement for  blood, people can contact us.
-Thereafter, we will immediately send a text message to all the donors of the required blood group.
This helps in saving time and the speed at which the blood is available and thus, helps to save the patient's life.
You may not be a superhero with incredible powers, but donating blood saves lives & that makes you a "superhuman".

Disclaimer : APD Blood Directory is not a Blood Bank. We are just an online link between the patient and the donor. APD does not take any responsibility in any matter whatsoever.

Road Safety Rally

In February 2016, we organised a huge student rally at tilak road where hundreds of school students participated. The purpose of this rally was to spread awareness about road safety. Students prepared road safety posters and slogans and made use of them during the rally. Therefore, the message of road safety was wide spread by young students through various posters and flyers made by them. 

Tulsi Sapling Distribution

In the months of August and September 2016, we decided to promote the importance of tulsi as it has multiple health and environmental benefits. We organised various such camps and distributed hundreds of saplings, not just to individuals, but also to various offices and restaurants, by explaining the importance of tulsi to them. Therefore, we were successful in reaching out to hundreds of people and explicating the importance of tulsi. 

Winter - Blankets Donation Drive:

Winter temperature in Pune City was forecasted to be as low as 8 degrees this year. Unfortunately, there are hard working people, who strive hard, but do not have shelter. 
Thus, this was an initiative undertaken in order to collect blankets, thereby making them available to maximum people in need of it. 
We started our collection drive in October continued fortnightly, till  November. We received a huge response from the masses. Also, our team bought 50 new blankets and distributed them across different areas in Pune city, where people are in need. 

"This winter, we made an effort to provide enough for those who have too little"

Old Age Home Activity - Diwali

The team of Action For Pune Development celebrated the festival of Diwali in a special way in the year 2015. 
We organised a festive evening for the residents of Mathoshri Old Age Home. 
Diwali is a time to share with everyone and spread happiness. Therefore, we all played various games with them, had a short entertainment programme and shared Diwali delicacies with everyone.  
Our happiness increased a hundred fold by making everyone happy. 

Paper Bag Making Workshop

A paper bag making workshop was organised in Maharashtra Mandal School. The sole reason of undertaking this initiative was to make students understand the harm caused due to plastic bags and to encourage them to replace plastic with paper bags. 
Students prepared over 1000 paper bags and distributed them in grocery stores in their vicinity thereby spreading the message of "Say NO to plastic."