Relief India Trust condemns sacking of 82 staff members at FTII

Amidst the ongoing tension concerning FTII and the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chief, a new trouble has surfaced in which 82 staffers have lost their jobs at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. The dismissed staff members were working on contractual basis with the institution and their contracts were ended abruptly. Relief India Trust expresses its dismay over this insensitive step. The management says that the decision came from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry whereas the ministry claims it to be FTII management’s call. Trapped in this passing of buck are the families of those unfortunate 82 staffers.
FTII management claims that the dismissal is justified as the staffers were of no use since no operational work was going on in the institute because of the strike. But is this justified? What is their fault in this whole case? The students are protesting against appointment of the new chief where as the government is adamant on their decision. This must not have an adverse impact on the people who bear no relevance to this entire tussle. Relief India Trust believes that the FTII management and ministry should recall their decision and reinstate these employees. The institution which gave film industry stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Anupam Kher and many more has already suffered enough on the account of this political scuffle. We don’t need to add the hue and cry of 82 hard working staffers to this.


Relief India Trust urges people to find spirituality through Karma

Human belief in miracles is nothing new. And human worshipping other humans is nothing absurd again. This belief has led to the evolution of eons. Civilizations have prospered and collapsed, all on the account of human beliefs.  Thousands of years ago, we believed in humans and worshiped them like Gods. But those were worthy of being revered as gods. Through their actions and deeds, they all proved their mettle and only then earned the title of gods. But over the period of time, as we have evolved, the beliefs have been diluted in their essence. Relief India Trust condemns the fact that we no more believe in actions and ‘karma’, rather, look for shorter ways to please gods. So much for our greed!

We have stayed upfront all these ages in worshiping fellow humans but is it a custom to do so or is there reasoning behind this? Have we really stayed true to the course or have just lived up to it on the surface level? We have started looking for god in fellow humans not because they have proved themselves worthy of being worshiped. We follow in worshiping them because we are no more driven by faith but by greed. We are like imbeciles, easy to be lured into something as preposterous as human worshiping.

These so called ‘ human gods’ do not possess a profound knowledge about universal truth but have a sleight of hand, have those clever words which they conjure in our ears and we get caught by a frenzy and believe them to be reincarnation of some deity. The fallacy lies in our conscience. We have become so helpless with our deeds that we believe they can be only corrected by some higher power. And much to the desolation, we look for people to help us attain salvation. These ‘god like humans’, who have always been as human as we are, suddenly come out of their closet proclaiming to be a higher power and we give in to this. Is Radhe Maa worth comparing with any god? By doing this we are only lowering the stature of a deity.  Relief India Trust believes that the best way to a spiritual salvation is by becoming a true human. Gods won’t have issues if we serve humanity and not pray to them but they will certainly have issues if we lose focus on our ‘karma’ and look for blessings through these imposters.

suddenly come out of their closet proclaiming to be a higher power and we give in to this. Is Radhe Maa worth comparing with any god? By doing this we are only lowering the stature of a deity.  Relief India Trust believes that the best way to a spiritual salvation is by becoming a true human. Gods won’t have issues if we serve humanity and not pray to them but they will certainly have issues if we lose focus on our ‘karma’ and look for blessings through these imposters.

Relief India Trust… We are to serve you

It is an undeniable fact in every country, there are certain remote areas where people are too needy that they do not have access to even the basic human needs, including food, shelter, education, health clean water and other relief facilities. Government of the areas fails to meet all the requirements of the people living in those areas, in order to improve their living standards. At that down torn situation, there only hope is left with the philanthropic organizations known as the non-profit organizations, whose contribution is unprecedented in uplifting the standards of people living in the cited areas. Relief India Trust is also one of those organizations which are recognized by virtue of their tremendous contribution to the targeted segments of societies as discussed above. Keeping in view the great contribution of the organization I will elaborate some main functioning and features of the organization, including its mode of operation, fund raising and target sectors. Following are the famous or prominent aspects related to the said organization:

  • Mode of operation

The major sources of funding for these organizations are the ones who are resourceful and want to donate some of their resources in the form of funds for the betterment and wellbeing of poor people. After collecting these funds, they are then used for extending various relief activities at wide variety of sectors, primarily aim at improving the life standards of the deserving people of targeted areas. Moreover, honorary services extended by various professionals and people belonging to different walks of life also add great value to the services of the said organization. For Instance, volunteer doctors arrange a number of special camps in these areas, in a bid to solve the health related problems. In the same way educationists having a spirit of volunteerism give their contribution by arranging sessions and creating awareness related to various social and educational issues. In the similar way, different professionals enlighten the needy people in their respective fields.

Besides, there are various areas or sectors where the organization spread its philanthropic activities, which are as follows:

  • Provision of adequate health facilities

One of the prime sectors where the organizations is to  extend its activities is health, The poor people are provided with various sorts of health facilities, including provision of free medicine, coupled with providing awareness about precautionary measures related to various sorts of diseases.Relief India Trust is no exception in this regard. It provides multiple health facilities to the needy people.

  • Relief activities

Just like other organization Relief India Trust also ensures the provision of relief activities in hard times, resulting from natural disasters and other mishaps.  It  is also the spark of hope for parentless or homeless children, providing them shelter and guardianship. So in a nutshell, it can be said that the organization is committed to resolve the vulnerabilities of people in any form they are faced with.


In a nutshell, it can be concluded that  the cited organizations are giving tremendous contribution to the society in the form of variety  of relief activities.

Relief India Trust empowering women

Harming the dignity of a woman, harassing her is the worst kind of crime mankind can commit. Relief India Trust firmly upholds that the self-esteem of a woman should be revered above all. With an alarming rise in the number of rape victims in Delhi, Relief India Trust is helping such victims get back control of their lives and earn back their lost sense of self-esteem.

Relief India Trust undertakes counseling sessions of anyone who has been a victim of sexual harassment. As sexual assault usually challenges a person emotionally more than physically, Relief India Trust takes this under consideration and many professional counselors have volunteered at the NGO to help such victims combat their circumstances.

Relief India Trust also helps victims of such assault in starting their lives over by providing them many career opportunities. It also provides them with a financial aid and accommodation, if need be.

The NGO also organizes self-defense campaigns for women wherein special training and tips are provided to women to be able to help themselves in case of any mishappening. The two-hour sessions run from 4 to 8 weekends during which taekwon1do experts teach quick self defence tips to women.

Relief India Trust is undertaking various steps to better the situation for women as it firmly believes in gender equality. The NGO has set an example for many others but also envisions a world where such remedial steps are not required in the first place because there exists no such crime.

Relief India Trust acknowledged for participation in National Seminar of Medical Social Work

Relief India Trust has been a participant at the 2nd Annual National Seminar organized by All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals (AIAMSWP). The national seminar was centered on “Medical Social Work practices in Hospital setting: Creative interventions and future avenues”. Held on March 20 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the seminar was a grand success. The seminar had a bipartite focus on firstly discussion and secondly to devise future initiatives for the problems related with present work practices, emerging challenges, policy implementation and available health infrastructure.

Relief India Trust participated in the seminar and actively took part in all the discussions. The seminar was bi-occasioned on World Social Work Day and completion of 55 years of Medical Social Services in AIIMS. The people and organizations called in to participate in this seminar are Medical Social Service Officers, Medical Social Workers or any Social Work Professionals working in hospitals, faculty of Social Work universities and colleges, Social Work Activists, NGO Representatives, health care organizations/institutions, CSR Units and Social Work Students (MSWs and PhD Scholars).

The organizer of the event, AIAMSWP is a non-profit and non-political organization working at the national level to promote an enhancement in the status of social work in the healthcare industry in India. The NGO has been trying to establish a collective identity of the profession of Social Work by bringing social workers together at one platform. With its headquarters at Pgimer, Chandigarh, the NGO serves a two-fold objective. It is working to establish Social Work profession in health care while at the same time protecting the interests of these professionals working in the health care industry.


Relief India Trust helping Thalassemia patients recover

Relief India Trust is helping build a better future by contributing to improve overall life in the country. With health concerns at its center, the NGO helps economically backward classes achieve appropriate medical care. In the list of its comprehensive programs for treatments of various diseases, the latest has been the program for Thalassemia.

About Thalassemia:

Thalassemia is believed to be a genetic disorder inherited as an abnormality of blood. The people suffering from this disease have a low Red Blood Cell count in their blood which in turn affects the production of hemoglobin in the body. The disease leads to various complications such as abnormal growth, bone deformities and abnormal breath.

Thalassemia patients survive largely through blood transfusion in their bodies. In extreme cases, transfusion might be needed once in every 2-3 weeks. Such a heavy need is very hard for poor people to be able to cater to and thus the Relief India Trust helps them combat the disease.

How Relief India Trust Helps:

Relief India Trust takes various steps in order to ensure that the sufferers of this disease belonging to the lower income strata do not find it life threatening. The disease is fatal in some cases, but a proper treatment can help the patient recover completely and if not that, it at least extends his life. RIT sets its struggle to fight the disease on the following lines:
• Through medical checkups
• Heavy blood donation activities
• Free medicines and treatment
• Iron supplements and therapies

In addition to these, Relief India Trust also gives genetic counseling to couples. Genetic disorders are avoidable if proper precautions are taken before marriage. RIT arranges for proper medical checkups to suggest suitable alternatives or preventions. This is not only helping prevent diseases but also is working in a positive direction to change the mindset of underprivileged class of the country.

RIT has a team of dedicated doctors, surgeons and therapists which are exclusively dedicated to the cause of the NGO. They carry out health improvement projects like Thalassemia support program to ensure that no child dies of lack of resources. RIT focuses on many other such diseases to improve awareness and health conditions in the country.

‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ Organized by Relief India Trust

‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ was recently organized by the NGO Relief India Trust to motivate literacy among children. Drawing their inspiration from Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan’, the NGO made a visit to a government school in Noida. The visit was aimed to boost the morale of students and motivate them to learn and grow.

The visit was made to a primary school in Sultanpur, Noida in March, 2015. The children were gifted sets of stationery items which included bags, lunch boxes and geometry cases. They were also given pens, pencils, writing pads and books.

The students were very enthusiastic about meeting Relief India Trust volunteers and having received gifts from them. Bringing smiles to faces is a solace like no other and RIT volunteers succeeded in enlightening the day for those kids.

We live in a world which is extensively dynamic and diversified. To enable the generation of today to grow as fast as the pace demands, they need to be instilled with a dynamic approach to growth. Facilitating an all-round development is essential for a child’s growth. As RIT focuses on an all-round development of children, children were also distributed carom boards, cricket sets, footballs and board games.

The children were also given mid-day meal which was sponsored by RIT. Under the government’s Mid-day Meal Scheme, RIT funded the meal for kids.

Relief India Trust has been working to promote community mobilization, participatory governance and a sustainable growth. The key activities which RIT undertakes are promotion of literacy among children, preservation of environment, protection of child rights and boost literacy among adolescent girls.

Source: Press Room