NRI social activist Raj Loomba devotes extra time to his private dedication than his household enterprise. Because the Founder and Chairman of The Pushpa Wati Loomba Belief, Raj Loomba works wholeheartedly for the welfare of poor widows in India. Along with his spouse Veena, Raj Loomba established the Belief in 1997. The Belief helped Loomba convert his private mission to assist the poor widows in India into an organised system of supporting and selling the welfare of poor widows and educating their kids. The initiative has been devoted to its objectives since its inception, and after ten years, it’s persevering with to mild up lives of quite a few kids of poor widows.
Raj Loomba migrated to UK within the early Nineteen Sixties and after years of battle he established his enterprise. As soon as his enterprise flourished and youngsters settled as his son joined his enterprise, Loomba determined to maneuver on and share his deepest want to work for the welfare of poor widows in India and different nations. The motivation of the Belief is his mom, Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, who was widowed on the age of 37 and single-handedly raised her seven kids in a small village in Punjab. Whereas many widows work to merely fulfil primary meals and shelter necessities of her household, Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba labored exhausting to coach her kids and preserve her husband’s dream alive. She, the only real inspiration for the Belief, shines immediately within the eyes of the widows supported by the Loomba belief.
Widowhood remains to be a stigma in growing nations because of which the widows need to face innumerable hardships. With not many employment alternatives and low stage of schooling, the widows are unable to satisfy the fundamental wants of the household not to mention spend money on their kids’s schooling.
By establishing a belief which empowers and helps widows in India, Raj Loomba has not solely created hope for them and their kids however has additionally proven them a path to achievement and prosperity. That is additionally an essential step towards lowering international poverty.
Began in 1997 with a objective to coach a minimum of 100 kids in each state of India, The LoombaTrust now helps the schooling of three,610 kids in 29 states of India and the quantity is ever rising. Aside from this, the Belief additionally funds the schooling of just about 500 kids, orphaned within the 2004 Tsunami catastrophe in Nagapattinum, Tamil Nadu. Beneficiaries are chosen with out regard to gender, faith or class, and scholarships are assured for an preliminary interval of 5 years.
twenty third June, the day Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba turned a widow, is now acknowledged because the Worldwide Widows Day. It was launched by President of the Belief, Cherie Sales space QC, in 2005 in UK and was adopted by the launch in India by Delhi Chief Minister, Ms. Sheila Dixit. On the twenty first October 2005, whereas celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of UN, the Loomba Belief and Worldwide Widows Day had been launched within the US by Cherie Sales space QC, within the presence of the then UN Secretary-Normal, Kofi Annan and Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, amongst different celebrities.
The Belief organised an Worldwide Widows Day Convention on the International and Commonwealth Workplace in London on 23rdJune 2006 to create worldwide consciousness and supply a platform for varied NGOs and different supporters to handle the intense points affecting widows. The audio system included Don McKinnon, Secretary-Normal of the Commonwealth; Renuka Chowdhury, India’s Minister for Girls and Baby Improvement, India and lots of different dignitaries and supporters of the Belief. Video messages from Senator Hillary Clinton and Sir Richard Branson had been additionally screened in help of the trigger.
Loomba believes that this present day is essential for all to know and enhance the plight of widows and their kids world wide who’re affected by poverty, sickness, armed battle, authorized discrimination, social injustice and illnesses akin to HIV/Aids,
To combine the help of assorted organizations and people, the Belief launched ‘The Loomba Belief Partnership Initiative’ in 2004. By this programme, people and organizations can decide any state in India and sponsor the schooling of 100 kids in that state at theloombatrust.org. Persevering with to increase a hand to the poverty-stricken widows, the Belief launched ‘The Loomba Entrepreneur Challenge’ in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Kenya early this yr adopted by coaching and help to organisations working with the Belief.
Fundraising occasions highlighting these points are organised yearly. One such occasion is the annual London Diwali Dinner, the ninth such occasion was held at Mansion Home in London on seventeenth October 2007. The aim of the occasion is to create additional consciousness in regards to the trigger supported by the Belief and to boost funds for a similar. The dinner was attended by many dignitaries from India and Britain. Bollywood residing legend, Dev Anand was additionally current amongst others and used the event to launch his e book ‘Romancing with life’.
The Belief appealed to the company to coach a minimum of one youngster of a poor widow in India for one yr. The night raised 250,000euros out of which 225,000euros will educate 3,600 kids of poor widows being supported by the raj Loomba Belief in India whereas 25,000euros was donated to the Safer London Basis. For 1000’s of struggling widows and their disadvantaged kids, Raj Loomba has lit the flame of hope.