September 2015, Vol 5, Issue 9

News and Updates from August 2015

Lesser camps, better planning for Rakta Kranti

Due to a patriotic fervour gripping the city around Independence day the number of blood donation drives in were far too many. At such times, Sankalp takes a stand not to organise too many drives. This ensures a balanced supply of blood without overloading and leading to possible wastage.

Emergency Wing Team Report - 2014-15

The year began with merger of Project Disha and Emergency Wing, the two teams inclined towards making blood accessible and available to the needy. It was felt that it would be logistically easier if the two, otherwise separately perceived teams, worked in cohesion.

The Helpline Situation

The helpline is believed to be critical to Sankalp’s progress as an organisation.

Onam: the color of god's own country

Submitted by aurora on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 22:28
Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar. Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all.