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Distinguished Visitors

On: 2013-02-07 20:07 
Two distinguished gentlemen, Mr. Neil O'Brien, and Mr. Ronald Forbes from Toronto visted the Tollygunge Homes and spent some time with the residents. Mr. Forbes conducted a few rounds of Housie for the residents of the Homes.
The Chairman of the EICT, Mr. Barry O'Brien took the visitors around the Homes and introduced them to the residents and staff.

Another Contribution

On: 2013-01-25 16:59 
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the outstanding effort of Mrs. Suchi Kler, Managing Committee member of Mary Cooper Home, for motivating so many people to donate for the charity work we undertake. A big "Thank you" also to all the donors for their generous contribution.


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Contribution

On: 2013-01-25 16:31 
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the outstanding effort of Governing Council member Mr. Ashok Tulsyan for motivating so many people to donate for the charity work we undertake. A big "Thank you" also to all the donors for their generous contribution.

More Compassion

On: 2013-01-16 12:06 
The East India Charitable Trust gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of INR 11,500/- from Mr. Saqib Islam and Mrs. Ambereen Islam. Thank you for showing your care and concern for the aged, the poor and the needy. Your contribution will go a long way in helping us bring a ray of hope and sunshine in the lives of those who have no one else to look after them.
The EICT hopes more young people will step forward to lend us a helping hand by donating whatever little amount they can spare.


From the Editor's Desk

Compassion

On: 2013-01-15 15:54 
On behalf of the EICT, The Editor wishes to acknowledge with deep gratitude the generous donations made by the Ambassadors for Melbourne, Mrs. Shazia Haider and her husband Mr. Sadiq Islam, Mr. Rajeev Bokil & his wife Mrs. Nickie Bokil, and Mr. Nikhil Bhardwaj. Between the three of them they have donated a total sum of INR 35,900.
All three young Ambassadors have families to raise and mortgages to pay, but they have willingly and spontaneously donated a part of their earnings for the welfare of the aged, poor and needy. The money was handed over to The Editor during his recent trip to Melbourne. Thank you young friends; you have set a worthy example for other people to follow.

Loneliness

On: 2012-12-09 05:28 
Loneliness is something all of us have faced during many phases of our lives, little realizing that the process of isolation had begun the moment we were born and started the long journey developing as individuals. Yet, there was always the conflicting human need for the company of others which made us seek refuge and comfort in relationships and friendship.
We humans want the best of both world; privacy and solitude as well as intimacy and socializing. The trick is to strike a fine balance between the two; but it is not always in our control, particularly as we age. The old cliché that it is possible to feel lonely in a crowd is also painfully true. For many people, the word lonely can conjure up an image of an isolated figure in an Old-age home. Yet being alone is not the same as being lonely.

May the coming season of joy bring a big smile of contentment on your faces, dear friends, no matter whether you are alone or in the company of your loved ones or friends. :-)



Charities We Manage

The East India Charitable Trust was formed at the instance of the then Calcutta Branch of the United Kingdom Citizens’ Association and was registered as a Charitable Society in 1949.
The objective of forming the Trust was to absorb small charitable units and Institutions in Eastern India so as to form a cohesive whole, to minimize conflicting appeals for support and to strengthen administration and cooperation.

The five units under the EICT are Tollygunge Homes, Lavinia House, The EICT Nursery, Mary Cooper Home and St Mary’s Hostel.

The Five Units of The EICT
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    Tollygunge Homes
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    Lavinia House
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    The EICT Nursery
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    Mary Cooper Home
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    St Mary’s Hostel

Other Activities

Apart from the five units under the EICT in Kolkata, the Trust is actively associated with the following:

  • The Sherwood House Trust
  • Education Grant & Scholarships
  • Grants-in-Aid to Beneficiaries
  • Ex- Services League Beneficiaries
  • British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA)