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Uri - Pune Friendship Trophy 2017

~ Uri XI vs Pune XI ~

8 October 2017

The training week leading to the trophy match was kick-started by
video conferencing session and blessings by none other than the God of Cricket!!

Best cricket players from Uri were invited to Pune by Aseem Foundation
for cricket coaching and a friendly match in a one of a kind initiative: Uri - Pune Friendship Trophy 2017.
The Uri Xi team challenged the Pune XI team on 8 Oct 2017.
The rainy weather forced us to change the venue on the day, the match started a little late and was restricted to 17 overs each side.
However, Punekars witnessed some good cricket and heartwarming friendships.

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Participation in Conference on Kashmir

~ Kashmir - Dialogue for Peace and Integration ~

Aseem Foundation was invited to participate in the recently held conference organised by ORF International in Mumbai.
Aseem President Mr.Sarang Gosavi delivered an impressive ideologue towards resolving the Kashmir conflict
at the conference "Kashmir - a dialgue for Peace and Integration.
The conference was graced by knowledgeable dignitaries, researchers and experts on Kashmir. Aseem Foundation thanks ORF for giving us this opportunity.

Aseem Jhelam IT Community Initiative

~ Grand Opening at Kamalkote, Uri ~

An IT training cum community centre was inaugurated at Kamalkote village, Uri in June 2017.
The centre named as "Aseem Jhelum IT Community Inititative" is a symbol of grit and will of the villagers
who aggregated the funds for the same.
This centre will now serve the region for the betterment of the community with the help of Army.
On the same occasion, an all women bakery of Koshur Krunch biscuits was opened at Uri. It has started functioning in July.

Extended Schooling

~ Boys' Hostel in Pune ~

Encouraged by the responses from Kashmir and support of well-wishers, Aseem has taken up the huge task to facilitate continued long term education of Kashmiri students at various Pune schools.
11 students from places such as Bandipora, Badgam and Sopore are being hosted by Aseem team.
The students have been accommodated at the boys' hostel while they study at various schools who have have come forward to offer them free or low cost education.

Aseem is thankful to all these schools' management boards and good Samaritans who helped us realise this.


Periodical focused on the brighter sides of border states

Research and Education wing of Aseem has now started publication of a brand new periodical Aagāz (The Beginning).
Aagāz will focus on the brighter sides of the conflict ridden border states of India,
the stories of common men that you don't get to hear in the mainstream media.
Regular issues of the periodical, only available in digital form, will be delivered through email.
If you're interested to know the grass root level situation in border states of India be sure to register to receive Aagāz in your inbox.
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Abhilasha Next Session

Project Abhilasha is one of the educational initiatives of Aseem that involves providing career guidance exposure to students from remote areas through video conferencing. The last session was held on 17th June 2017. The speaker Prof. Shivani Naik and her colleagues from M L Dahanukar college, Mumbai engaged the participating students introducing them to various opportunities in Commerce trade.
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The next Session of Abhilasha is coming up in Nov 2017.
Schools can contact us to join the sessions.


New Boys' Hostel

The home for Kashmiri friends has now evolved into a permanent hostel. It will now host 11 Kashmiri students in various school standards and who will continue their scholastic education in Pune with Aseem's help. They will be provided all the assistance for their studies at this facility.
Meanwhile, the girls will continue their education while staying at the Girls' Hostel.


Rashtra Aradhan

Aseem held third program in the series Rashtra Aradhan at Pune and Nigdi on 18th and 19th February 2017. Naib Subedar Sanjay Kumar, PVC was interviewed by Dr. Nirgudkar in presence of hundreds on Punekars who left inspired.
We also felicitated Mr. Saeed Abbas of, KHDC, Mr. Suhail Khan, journalist and 10 panch and sarpanch from J&K on the occasion.

We congratulate our previous Abhilasha speaker Ms. Deepa Malik for securing a Silver Medal for India in the Rio Paralympics !!

Last updated: 12 Oct 2017

Communication and Friendship Tours

We stress the need of informal interactions and encourage participation by people. Annually Aseem organises a study tour for school-children and gives them a much-needed exposure. Similarly people from both regions visit each other in Friendship Tours.

Educational Initiatives

Aseem is runs various projects under its Educational Initiatives.
Project Abhilasha: a series of lectures roughly one per month showcased live through video conferencing to reach the 9th and 10th standard students from across the country. Administrative services, medicine, engineering, arts, sports, commerce, law, agriculture, architecture, business, linguistics, management are the major topics that are discussed. Abhilasha commenced on 9th Feb 2013 and has received terrific response so far from schools as far as Assam, Nagaland and Ladakh.
e-friendship and e-Mentoring: Students from Border areas get connected to an e-Friend or e-Mentor and they communicate so that the students get directional guidance and to learn new skills.
Integrated Schools: Under this project we connect one school from Border region with one school from mainland India. They have at least one interaction per month through video conferencing. They have guest lectures and the schools in Border areas are inntroduced to new teaching techniques and new opportunities for students. Currently Khushal Valley Public School from J&K is interacting with Jnana Prabodhini school, Pune, MH. “Abhilasha”,

National Integration Park

Featuring 21 Paramveer chakra awardees on a feature wall, the Ekatmata Udyan or national Integration Park is a place near Pune (at Chandiwali) that symbolizes the national integration and brings together groups of active people to work towards a common national cause. We hold various congregations to discuss national issues, show films hold study workshops here.

Social Entrepreneurship Development

Efforts are aimed at creating socially beneficial opportunities for the youth of Border states. Successful experiments in the state of Jammu and Kashmir include Apple-Walnut biscuits (production and sales)and women's self help groups into embroidery. Read the details under Projects.


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