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March 6, 2009

PRESS RELEASE (pdf)  

 
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Concert for Mumbai


“Concert for
Mumbai”
 that
is being organized by E 18 (a part of the Network18 group) to
benefit, our charity, the Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai.
After the terror attacks on November 26, 2009 we found that 30
persons attacked by terrorist bullets had bled to death because of
lack of prompt peopleÂ’s oriented health care.
Our organization
has already raised funds for three free equipped ambulances to be
stationed near railway stations in Mumbai.
 Now we want to raise
funds for ten more ambulances. 


Hence the Concert
on March 21, 2009 at the Shanmukhananda Hall, Mumbai.

  

Our organization,
the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), is participating in the
effort in a collective drive to celebrate and encourage MumbaiÂ’s
return to normalcy as also to redouble citizensÂ’ efforts to work
with the government, civic and police administration to combat the
evil forces of terror. “A Billion Hands – Concert for Mumbai”
is an initiative to promote Peace, Harmony, Unity, Awareness,
Community Service in our fair city of Mumbai and raise funds for the
mission objectives of our organization. It aims to Heal Through
Music and make a difference to the people on a community level
by bringing them together and creating a fund corpus to help the
many victims of the terror strikes.  

The entire concert
is being put together for us by the dynamic team of E 18 under the
guidance of its CEO, Shri Farhad Wadia. 

The initiation of
this healing process is spearheaded by bollywood stars & celebrities
like Javed Akhtar, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu
and Rahul Bose.
Performances from Farhan Akhtar,
Ehsaan Noorani, and Loy Mendonsa
and international artistes Lez
Zeppelin and MASS Ensemble will share the stage and perform for this
city. 

Snippets of the
concert will be simultaneously broadcasted across all the Network 18
Channels, other networks and also online on the web.


We appeal to one
and all to support this cause.
 

Now is the time for
all of us to come together to ensure these horrors don’t get lost in
endless political debates, and then forgotten. All of us share a
common dream of a better, safer and stronger India. Let us nurture
this dream and take steps to make this a Reality! 


The
Citizens for Justice and Peace

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was formed on April 1, 2002. It
is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act,
1860 and as a Trust under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.
Donations to CJP are exempt under section 80(G) of the Income Tax
Act. 


The
objects of CJP include:

To help victims
of mob and bomb violence.

To check threats
to Indian democracy and the rule of law

To make legal
interventions in the courts of law through Public Interest
Petitions or otherwise, to prosecute all those guilty of killing
or maiming innocent citizens; and to assist others petitioning
before the Courts for the redressal of grievances.


Mission
Objectives:
 
The main objectives of the Trust are to re-vitalise citizens action
during times of manmade and natural tragedies and calamities; to
reinforce and reactivate the rule of law, to ensure adequate
rehabilitation for victims; to ensure long term systemic changes
that are insurance/guard against such calamities in future.
CJP
 has worked with the victim
survivors of mass crimes, mob attacks and bomb terror; 2002, 2006
and even during the 2005 deluge where we the ones to reach immediate
relief (medical/food and other) to far off places in Mumbai, Thane,
Konkan and Kalyan districts. We have worked to ensure rehabilitation
amounts reach victims of terror be they in Jammu and Kashmir or
Gujarat and Maharashtra.  

Trustees

The
affairs of CJP are managed by a Board of Trustees. The present
members:


Alyque Padamsee    
                                     
(Communications/Advertising)


Anil Dharkar  
                                                  
(Columnist)


Cyrus Guzder
                                                  
(Chairman, Airfreight) 


Nandan Maluste
                                             
(Finance, Kotak Mahindra)


I.M. Kadri              
                
                            
(Senior
Architect)


Javed Akhtar         
                                            
(Poet, lyricist)


Javed Anand           
                                          
(Communalism Combat)


Teesta Setalvad      
                                         
(KHOJ, Communalism Combat)


Arvind Krishnaswamy                                     
(DGM, Bharat Petroleum)

Rahul
Bose                    
                                   
(Actor)

Cedric Prakash                                                 
(Human rights activist)

 Our former
president was the eminent playwright, Shri Vijay Tendulkar. The
office bearers are: Vice-President, Iftikhar M. Kadri, Secretary,
Teesta Setalvad

Treasurer, Arvind Krishnaswamy


Our
Current Mission

After the terror
attack of November 26, 2008, CJP has been conducting a
hospital wide survey of all victim families of the 26/11 Terror
Attack. We have already managed to reach fifty percent of the
survivors who lost their lives and forty per cent of the injured
families. We are part of the mumbaivoices.com initiative collecting
narratives to help improve public policy in crisis and disaster
management.  Now we wish to donate ambulances to our city.

Citizen-Government Partnership

CJP hopes to raise
funds to donate emergency care machines to our hospitals and also
raise some funds for trauma care ambulance facilities in the more
crowded areas of Mumbai, near the railway stations.

Citizens Award in Law Enforcement

An eminent panel of
citizens will also announce an annual award in Law Enforcement to a
member of the state governmentÂ’s services for exemplary conduct.

Sir, we urge that
you ensure that this application gets cleared at the earliest.

Teesta Setalvad
Secretary

 

People
Oriented Health Care

 

OUR CONCERN, OUR RESPONSIBILITY

 

The NEED 
 

CST station formally Victoria Terminus 

1,175 local
trains every day, 3,000 passengers traveling in each
local train

(Total 35,
25,000 passengers
pass through CST every day)

46 long distance trains every
day carrying
around 1,500 passengers

(Total :
69,000 passengers)

Relatives who
accompany each passenger atleast four

(Relatives/visitors 2,76,000)

Each Day over 38,00,000 people pass
through CST Station

Total:  72,00,000 Mumbaikars travel to CST and Churchgate EVERY
DAY

57 of
the victims of the 26/11 terror attack were shot at CST
station. 

30
direct to death because of no ambulances. 

No
AMBULANCE at  CST, none at Churchgate, none at Kurla Terminus,
Bandra nor Dadar

Funds
rasied by CONCERT for MUMBAI shall be used for AMBULANCES 

Churchgate Station

1,225 local trains every day  3,000 passengers traveling in
each local train

(Total 36,
75,000 passengers
pass through CST every day)

Total: 
72,00,000 Mumbaikars travel to CST and Churchgate EVERY DAY

We care for the  health and safety of Mumbaikars!!


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