During his recent visit to Delhi, a UK lawyer Chris Parsons took time out of his busy schedule to visit Shaheed Rajpal DAV Public School to meet children of poor widows whose education is being sponsored by the Loomba Foundation. He was accompanied by the foundation’s country head Pratap Singh and the operational manager, Atul Palta.
Chris was delighted to visit the school and meet seven beneficiaries of the Loomba Foundation. He also met the principal of the school and some of the teachers.
Chris discussed various matters with the children including his early childhood and the humble background that he came from. He also discussed his schooling, the college he attended and how he became a lawyer and head of the India Practice for his firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, through hard work and determination. It was an inspirational story. He encouraged the children to aim high and to work hard to reach their goals. There was also an informal discussion where the students discussed their schooling and asked Chris a number of questions.
Chris Parsons is a senior lawyer working with Herbert Smith Freehills in London, who has completed 30 successful years of his service with the company. To celebrate this landmark in his life, he has decided to raise money for widows and their children in India by walking 30 marathons over 30 days from Mumbai to Bangalore covering a distance of 1265 kms. His “Walk for Widows” will start from the Gateway of India on January 10, 2015.
Inspired individuals and organisations are invited to sponsor Chris’s “Walk for Widows”. All the money will be used to empower poor widows by offering them training for two to three months and a sewing machine on completion of the training. This will enable them to earn money, educate their children, support their family members and lead a life of dignity.
Please send your donations by cheque payable to the Loomba Foundation to the following address:
E- 182, Sector 63, Noida, UP 201 301
Tel: 0120 4688 908, Email: [email protected], www.theloombafoundation.org
UN Accredited Charity (DPI and ECOSOC)
Charity registered in India under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act.
The Loomba Foundation was established by Raj Loomba CBE and his wife Veena in the UK in 1997, in memory of Raj’s mother, Shrimati Pushpawati Loomba, who became a widow at an early age of 37 but succeeded in educating her seven young children single handedly. The foundation promotes fundamental freedom and human rights of widows and their children around the world.Posted in Campus