Uttam Kr Mahto, Cook, Domestic worker, 26Yrs

Uttam Kr Mahto

Dear friends, today i m introducing very unusual yet most sincere student Uttam kumar mahto, who is 26 yrs old and belongs to jharkhand bokaro steel city. His father is landless labour with family dependent on poultry farming. Totally illiterate Uttam came to delhi in 1999 and started working as cook and other household works.

Inspite of having two kids-rawan(1.5yrs) & phool kumari (4.5yrs), Uttam couldnt ignore craving for getting educated as he desperately wanted get rid of tag of illiteracy. He hated idea of his two kids following footsteps of their father or look at him as their illeterate father. Uttam realised that his own education is quintessential platform for education of his kids.

One day uttam saw volunteers of Blue pen taking classes outside MTNL Hauz Khas. Hesitatingly, he enquired with Dr Manorama Khanna, Chairman, Blue Pen whether her team would like to teach grown up adult like him. Dr Khanna immediately appointed dedicated Teacher for Uttam. Over next 6 months, due to his sincerity and punctuality, Uttam started drawing admiration from all Blue Pen Volunteers.

Today, Uttam brings both kids to blue pen kids..very punctual in attending classes. He wants his kids to become worthy enough to contribute to society. When asked why he preferred studying at old age, Uttam explains that he does it so that he can do something good for society and also for reason that he can do better in life for his family. Uttam wants to go back and do business in village.His business plan is already ready:- he plans to sell 2nd hand clothes in village where villagers face acute shortage of affordable good quality clothing. When asked about philosphybof life, uttam mentions that he wants do much in life in short span and for him, one life is just not sufficient.

I would request all viewers to come forward and use distribution network of Blue Pen to donate New/Old items like Toys, Blankets for upcoming winters, Toys, Clothes, School Bags or other Daily utility items, for our Flyover/Slum kids/Women.

Blue Pen provides best way of celebrating Birthday/Anniversaries of your and Dear ones. It will be great if Donor himself comes and donate by hand, else Blue Pen also provides facility of picking up this stuff from your home and distribute it on your behalf.

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A. WHAT WE DO? :- Our objective is to impart to Kids/Women of Flyover/Slums, following modules:-
* Regular Teaching sessions, with special focus on females (on lines of “Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao Abhiyaan”)
* Teaching Cleanliness & Personal Hygiene (on lines of “Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Nutritious Food (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Skill development (Ex. Cycle/mobile/auto repair etc) (on lines of “Kushal Bharat Abhiyaan”)
* Regular Medical Checkups (on lines of “Swastha Bachpan” Program)
* Teaching Electronic Gadgets (on lines of “Digital Connect India Program”)

B. OUR SCHEDULE:- Every Sunday, our timetable is:
*930-1030AM : Munirka-I, Munirka-II & IIT flyover (all parallel sessions)
*11-12PM: Safdarjung & Nizamuddin sessions (parallel sessions)
*12:30-1PM: lunch of volunteers at near moolchand metro
*2-4Pm: “Extended” sessions at Prajapati mohalla, Tughlaqabad village & Sangam vihar (all parallel sessions)

(For exact Google locations of sites, pls visit our website www.bluepenindia.org )

C. HOW VIEWERS CAN CONTRIBUTE / PARTICIPATE IN BLUE PEN TO HELP ‘FLYOVER KIDS’?
(Note: We only accept Crossed Cheque/Draft/RTGS, only in name of “Blue Pen”..Home collection of Cheque facility available..Please avoid Cash as Blue Pen believes in ‘Transparent-Cashless’ philosophy… visit https://www.bluepenindia.org/campaigns/donate/donate/ ….Feel free to Ring up 9013130000 for any help)

C-1. VOLUNTEERING EVERY SUNDAY: Best way to contribute to this noble cause for these deprived kids/women, is to participate in our 1Hr teaching sessions at different Flyovers every Sunday.Every new volunteer enables us to cover 20 new slum kids.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-2. “MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM in name of your Beloved ones” (15000/Yr):- Our viewers can contact us to announce “Memorial Scholarship in memory of their own parents/Grand parents/beloved ones” for selected meritorious kid of Flyovers/Slums, which will be popularised by us on various media platforms as well as our Website.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-3. SPONSOR A FLYOVER (10,000/month):- This will cover cost of Food & Education of all kids of a particular Flyover for one month.Name of Donor will be flashed on our website as well as publicised on various social media platforms.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-4. SPONSOR-A-SLUM (20,000/Month):- This will cover cost of Food/Education of all kids at particular slum like Sangam Vihar/Tughlaqabad etc, whose no.of kids far more than flyover.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-5. CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY OF YOUR BELOVED ONE WITH FLYOVER KIDS (Cost: Actual Receipt of McDonald+1000/-as Trust charges):- McDonald receipt shall be given to Donor. It is desirable that at least one member of Donor’s family is present during celebration with flyover kids.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-6. SHARE OLD BOOKS/TOYS/CLOTHES/BLANKETS WITH FLYOVER KIDS/WOMEN : Home collection facility available for NCR region. Contact us at 9873835865 for appropriate logistical support

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

C-7. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:- It is for Students of all Levels of Academics. This Certificate will be important for International/Domestic Admissions/Jobs for youngsters, as it certifies their commitment towards Social Causes. This Two month Internship (Sundays only) also helps in connecting younger generation with ‘Real India.

Things you can do for Slum and Flyover Kids with Blue Pen

D. Visit us at www.bluepenindia.org or
Ring 09873835865 or click following links
1. for Sponsoring https://www.bluepenindia.org/campaigns/donate/donate/
2. for volunteering https://www.bluepenindia.org/volunteer/

Ranjan Khanna,
BTech (IIT Kanpur-EE-1993 Batch)
9013130000

Note: Blue Pen is officially recognised Charitable trust by Government of India under Section 12A of I.T.Act,1961 and all donors, both individual or Corporates, are eligible for Income Tax Exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act,1961