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In Respectful Memory of a Fighter for Justice
 
Justice Krishna Iyer breathed his last just two days ago, on Thursday, 4th December 2014. He lived to a 100 years; his 100th birthday was celebrated by relatives and friends on 15th November. In his death, not just his family and close relatives, but countless Indians have been deprived of a man with soul.
Professionally, he had been a journalist, a lawyer, an administrator, a politician and a judge. However, the memory that anyone who knew him, has spoken to him, read his essays and commentaries or listened to his thundering speeches and judgments, will always be that of a man who stood for justice. He occupied many chairs, but in every one of them, he acted on his conviction that we should strive to build a just society. He applied his sharp intellect, his mind and body totally to this cause. He spoke out aloud, fearlessly and without constraint for empowerment of the people.
For us in Jaishankar Memorial Centre, he was more than just a well-wisher of the Institution. He was more than Jaishankar’s uncle. He was one with Jai’s commitment to the liberation of the Indian people. Delivering his speech (attached here) on the occasion of the launch of Jaishankar Memorial Centre on 31st March 1991 at the India International Centre, New Delhi, he saluted Jai’s passionate conviction that the Indian people are capable of building a society that will lift them from the present poverty and deprivation to prosperity.
We offer our condolences to his family. We salute his spirit and acknowledge his contribution to JMC and to the Indian people.

 

Celebrating our Anniversary
 
Dear friends and well-wishers of JMC,  
24th October this year marks the completion of 24 years since Jaishankar Memorial Centre (JMC) was established. The Centre has in these years done well in developing as a vibrant centre of activity and learning. The number of children who view JMC as “their centre”, grows each year. The children feel it is theirs because they can without inhibition learn, express their views, respect each other, imbibe values, build their self-esteem and display their multi-faceted talents. Over 200 children who have been exposed to the larger issues facing society, have become bold speakers for the rights of children and youth, all of which is in line with the Centre’s goal and aim.  
This has been possible as a result of support from a large number that includes guides, mentors, well-wishers and friends of JMC and the dedicated work of our staff and regular volunteers. Every day we continue to learn from the team work and united efforts. We have built each other’s capacity resulting in wonderful achievements.   
We celebrate this spirit of learning, this working together, making many friends and earning so much goodwill.
 
Festival for Youth and Children: A Resounding Success
 
October 10-12 (2014), was one of the busiest weekends and a most enjoyable one for the participants, the mentors and the organisers! JMC in partnership with India Festival for Youth & Children Empowerment (IFCAYE), Madhuban Books, My City4kids and Dhumketu organized 3 day event where over 100 children participated on Creativity, Ideation, Empowerment and Innovation. Of the over 100 participants between the ages 11-19 years, JMC children numbered 75! Other children included children from the National Association for the Blind, Deep Foundation, Vidya Niketan and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. For three days the children were exposed to art and design, music, story-telling, yoga, photography and body movement, etc. The children participated vigorously and with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal.
We will be carrying reports and photographs of each of these sessions subsequently, watch out for these and see for yourselves the wonderful products that the Children and Youth have made.
 
दीदी फिर कब करोगे ऐसा कार्यक्रम!
जयषंकर मेमोरियल सेंटर में इफकेय द्वारा आयोजित 3 दिन के कार्यक्रम में मैने भाग लिया जिसमें काफी सत्र चले। मैने भी creativity and architecture activity में भाग लिया।मैं जे एम. सी. में पढ़ता हुं षायद इसी वजह से मुझे यह मौेका मिला मैने अपनी 15 साल की उम्र में ऐसी कार्यषाला पहली बार देखी जिसमें बहुत कुछ सीखने को मिला और सीखाने वाले मेनटरस थे उन्होने बहुत ही दोस्ताना तरीके से हमें समझाया हमें उनके साथ ऐसा नही लग रहा था कि वह बाहर से आए है हमने बहुत कुछ सीखा इन कार्यषालाओं में सभी कार्यषाला एक से बढ़कर एक थी। 
इसमें दीप फाउनडेषन नेत्रहीन स्कूल से योगिता ने कहा कि हम जैसे बच्चों को आपने अपने कार्यक्रम मे भाग लेने का मौका दिया हम आपके बहुत-बहुत आभारी है अगर आप दोबारा ऐसा कार्यक्रम आयोजित करते है तो हमें जरूर बुलाना ।
जे. एम. सी. से सरफराज ने दूसरे दिन सुबह ही पूछा कि फिर कब करोगे ऐसा कार्यक्रम । 
धन्यवाद ईफकेय टीम - पियाली , अर्नब, आॅदिती, मदुरा, संगीता।
धन्यवाद जे. एम. सी. टीम - विमला, छाया , सुर्खी, पूनम, बाॅबी, ज्योति, अतुल, गुडडी, सायरी, ममता, यासमीन, फरहीन, सुरेष सिंह।
 
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