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Dilip Jain's lightening talk during Unify2022
Unify 2022 was organised by Kickoff Solutions in Orissa which was attended by 100 girls from various NGOs. These girls are being trained for various sports and they all come from under privileged background. 8 of us from dJED Foundation participated in this wonderful event.
IMEA Impact Awards CSR 2022
YESSS. We Won! Thank You Santa Claus:) Our project got prestigious Henkel's IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa) Impact Awards 2022 for Building Sustainable Communities and FFR (Function Finance for Region) Award for CSR. The credit goes to all our stakeholders but most importantly to our Santa Sonam Bharat Jain, whose voluntary contribution and perseverance brought us this far on watershed development project, despite umpteen challenges. Do watch this video....... Gram Swaraj (through holistic village development) takes years and 2 years is just the beginning for us in Chinchwadi Adivasi village, 100 kms from Mumbai. In addition to watershed developement, our team led by Yash Sapre (orphan) and Daulat Pardhi (tribal) are working on education, sport, livelihood, afforestation, eco-tourism, etc. but impact of these work is not easily visible, although it demands a lot more efforts on the ground. We want to raise atleast Rs. 25 lacs by March 2023 - to develop sustainable local livelihood opportunities and to build a check dam. We are also looking to replicate our model to other nearby villages. Calling all my professional and entrepreneurial friends to pitch in whatever way they can. It's your opportunity to be a Santa on Christmas Eve!
simple ways to remain healthy... tips for the new year
Year ends with another trophy!!! Yesterday, I was a runner up in Bisalpur Marathon (in my village) competing against dozens of youngsters. Last month I completed 9 days, 100 kms trek to Goechala (around 16000 ft), which is basecamp of the highest peak in India – Kanchenjunga, Sikkim. For those of you who want to focus on fitness & wellness in the New Year 2023, here is my experience. - I eat atleast one raw meal a day… prefer different colour & taste, more varieties.… have tried 10 types of bananas and 20 types of lentils. - I avoid most packaged foods... not even mineral water. Also try to minimize rice, wheat, sugar, salt, etc. Instead I pick up local pulses, vegetables, oils, etc. whenever I go to rural areas. - I ensure that my weight is in control… have remained 60 kgs, +/- 5% since 15 years. - I do some or other sport/ exercise 4-5 times a week… ranging from a walk to a trek or swim, etc. - I avoid all types of medicines or cosmetics… haven’t taken any since a decade or so. Instead follow natural healing and products like say mahua oil. - I don’t drive a car, neither use an AC. Instead I prefer to cycle or use public transport. This also helps build immunity/ adaptation to external environment. - I keep away from all new age fashion that promises magic if I do this, eat that or buy ABC. Traditional methods that evolved over centuries and are followed by elders/ indigenous communities work much better. - I don’t use any high tech smart gadget to monitor my parameters. When there is change in quality of sleep or digestion, the body indicates through dis-ease, which requires fixing the root cause. - I prefer outdoors A LOT – Sun, Mountain, Forest, River, etc. Because my भगवान is भ- भूमि, ग– गगन, व– वायु, अ– अग्नि, न– नीर. - Human body is a highly intelligent and sophisticated machine…I try to understand & respect it but at the same time I tame it from falling to addictive influences. - I’ve modest materialistic aspirations for myself so no great hurry, no undue pressure to earn/ become XYZ, etc. At age of 43, my hairs are still black. - Most of my work is for larger cause to support others, be it education or ecology. - Physical health is significantly influenced by spiritual, mental & emotional health so good thoughts, deeds & relationships are very important. - I’ve great family support and blessings of well-wishers. Understanding inside and outside nature, digging deeper into practices like fasting or yoga provide all the essential wisdom that one needs for living a simple and healthy holistic lifestyle. I am adopting and adapting it for my fitness & wellness since a decade…. You too can. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!
Shilpa Mehta Jain, Director, dJED Foundation wins 16th ICAI Awards
Congratulations to my wife Shilpa Jain , for winning the prestigious 16th ICAI awards under the category ‘CA Special Recognition’. An eminent Jury Panel under the Chairmanship of Shri Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma selected the awardees and it was presented by The Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal on evening of 10th January 2023. Shilpa has a disability certificate that says she has 94% permanent locomotor disability of PPRP both lower limbs with Scoliosis (Polio). Despite this and thanks to her WILL, she is completely independent – she takes care of house and office, she swims and drives, she learns and earns, while I am mostly travelling to manage our foundations project in rural areas. We all know that no one is perfect. Some have mental challenges and others have physical challenges. However most eyes can see what is visible and thus those with physical challenges are often excluded… from family, from work, from function, from sport, from opportunity, from… They are also ABLED but prefix of ‘DIS’ is forced by the society which leads to loss of confidence, aspiration, hope, dream, imagination, intelligence... But there are few who rise up to occasion and take the challenges not just as opportunities to grow themselves but also help others. She tries to EN-ABLE despite being tagged as dis-able. Because EN is Inclusion and DIS is Exclusion. We want to EN-ABLE many so today our dJED Foundation is launching SMS (Shantilal Mehta Scholarship) to pay forward and support 100 people with physical challenges to do CA in the next 10 years. We have earmarked Rs. 10 lacs to start with and we will provide funding & mentoring but more importantly courage & heart to those who have WILL to rise up, despite the odds. Help us spread the message and let deserving candidates reach us. Only a CA can turn a Liability into an Asset;) मन के हारे हार है, मन के जीते जीत.
Shilpa Jain| Physically Challenged Girl became CFO of 200 Crore Company | Narrated by Shilpa Bhawana
Chartered Accountants : Thinkers | Believers | Achievers Story 6 This is a series of Video Documentaries where the struggle and success stories of the students qualifying as Chartered Accountants are shared by the participant themselves along side the Narration by the renowned Anchor & Television Presenter Shilpa Bhawana. This is Story of a girl who is born with Polio and struggles to get the basic opportunities in professional and personal life. Towards becoming independent, he gained education, higher studies of professional course and finally qualified as chartered accountant with flying colors. Directed by SIDHANT 'SAHEB JI' Narrated by SHILPA BHAWANA Produced by BKT MEDIA PVT. LTD. For any business related query call 9999138525 and visit the website 'www.bktmedia.in' #icai #ca #shilpajain #bktmedia #shilpabhawana #charteredaccountants #struggle #story
IN OTHER NEWS
Coverage of Dilip Jain's work with Sonam Wangchuk
Daily Excelsior | Ice stupa artificial glacier inaugrated
Icestupa.org | India's Ice Stupa artificial glacier project chosen as one of the finalists for the prestigious rolex awards
Times Of India | Meet the innovators who are reimagining learning
Jammu Links News | Ice Stupa artificial glacier inaugrated in Phyang, Leh
Confederation of Indian Industry
Collaborative Climate Blog | Collaboration in Ladakh, India
Facebook | Sonam Wangchuk's post about Dilip Jain
Facebook | Sonam Wangchuk commending Dilip Jain's work at Vanvadi
Me2 Kids Club - Alternative Education
Articles published by Dilip Jain
The Acropolitan | Unity in diversity lessons from the animal kingdom
The Acropolitan | Changing the world by changing consumption
While traditional schools are locked down, it's time for alternatives to open up