Ayee left for her heavenly abode on 29th March 2022 to reunite with our beloved grandfather after being apart for 23 long years.

She was the veteran of our family who lived through India under British rule, Indian independence, rapid change in technology, changes from telegram to letters to telephone to mobile phone to internet to video calls and the pandemic. She adapted to all these changes better than a lot of people from the younger generations.

She was an epitome of strength and we all looked up to her.

Ayee and Baba showered each one of us with so much love. Every vacation in India meant getting spoiled by our grandparents. Summers in India were the best time of our lives. Its hard to accept that Ayee is no longer with us but only thing that keeps us moving is knowing the fact that Ayee is now with Baba, Daddy, and Vinay mam.

May her soul attain Sadgati 🙏🏻

 

 

I have set up this page in memory of my father Mr. Natvarlal Patel to honor his memory & the teachings that he left us with.

He will forever be remembered by us: those that he inspired and motivated to be better and those of us that will carry his winning attitude forward. The traits that made him an extraordinary man are just a small fraction of who he was in life and more importantly, how he chose to affect the lives of others.

He was a traditional person but he strongly believed that girls should be independent & encouraged all the girls in his family to be strong & independent. He instilled the confidence in them so they could face any challenges life threw at them. He was a spiritual person who believed in being a humanitarian.

Even now as we cherish his thoughts & memories he has sought to further prosper the lives of others and has nobly donated his body for medical advancement.

We have been fortunate to be a part of his life & would like thank & honor him by fulfilling his wish to donate to a charity in lieu of having a cremation service. There is no cremation service, instead we are raising funds for CRY America so underprivileged children in India can have a better life. We request you to please donate any amount you wish to help us in this.

Incapsulate is pleased to support the #WomenofTomorrow campaign within our global community so girls can invest in their future. The CRY organization ensures that basic right of education, healthcare, and protection from exploitation and abuse are restored to underprivileged children, wherever he or she might be, in India or America. Education plays a significant role in our lives so we can learn from each other’s experiences and inspire our community.

Please learn more from Priya’s story:

Priyadarshini is a bright young girl in Tamil Nadu whose parents are bonded laborers. During the lockdown when schools were shut & classes became online, Priyadarshini started accompanying her parents to work as they could not afford a phone for her studies. Priyadarshini was expected to drop out of school and become a child laborer.

However, she was destined for so much more.

Through persistent counseling, the team at CRY America Project SPT convinced Priyadarshini’s parents to enroll her back in school. They also helped her cope with her studies.

Today, she is living life on her own terms as a 3rd year university student and is the first to go to college in her entire family!

Girls like Priyadarshini deserve a chance to change their lives and the lives of those around them- invest in them to create more #WomenofTomorrow!

 

On the occasion of Rayna’s 6th b’day please consider donating to CRY – Child Rights and You who is committed to bring about positive changes in children’s lives

Hello friends,

I’m ringing in nearly a half-century (!) on February 13, and Child Rights and You (CRY) America has been a major part of my life for the past 18 years. I’ve also recently started as an employee of the organization, and I am thrilled with the opportunity to work toward CRY America’s goal of restoring basic rights to children in India and the U.S.

All children have a right to education. And CRY America’s experience has shown that connecting children to viable primary and secondary schooling plays a major role in preventing child marriage and child labor – both serious issues that continue to afflict marginalized communities throughout India.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have met children who have benefited from CRY America’s support on the educational front. That particular project’s work to ensure that schools are open, and that parents realize the importance of enrolling their children, produced a dramatic change. These boys and girls spoke of their future plans with confidence, optimism and through enthusiastic smiles. Their accomplishments – in the face of dire alternatives – continue to inspire me to this day.

With your donation to CRY America, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating not just my birthday, but more importantly, their bright futures and those of children yet to be reached.

In solidarity,

Adam MacGregor

As Yuvraj completes his first year, we look back at these 365 days and are filled with all types of emotions and beautiful memories – so many beautiful memories, so many joys.. from his first smile to his giggles, from carrying him in our arms to him crawling around the house, from rocking this cute baby to sleep to him trying to dance on his own.. from figuring out his formula to him covering his face with his first foods, from giving him his first bath to him looking forward to splashing endlessly…

Despite this not being our first rodeo with a newborn, it came with its own challenges. But we feel so blessed and thankful for all the help, advice, good wishes, resources, and our friends & family – with their help we have thrived through this time.

We also recognize that not every child is so fortunate, and we would like to do our bit to help spread the good vibes and opportunities. As you already know, for over a decade we have been involved with CRY (Child Rights and You). In large parts we believe the kids we have directly/indirectly helped have sent us a lot of blessings and good Karma.

With your help, we would like to continue this exchange.

Therefore, for Yuvraj’s first birthday, in lieu of gifts, we request you to make a donation to CRY.

 

Thank you for your love & support.

Parul & Varun Chitkara

 

“For it is in giving, that we receive”

Education transforms children’s lives and it’s so important in shaping their future as well. Children deserve to learn and grow. As a result of the pandemic, online education became such a vital part of our children’s lives, however, many marginalized kids could not attend their schools due to a lack of digital aid. Due to the worsening Covid situation, many children were also forced to work in order to support their families.

Children are our future. Let’s come together to ensure that they’re able to continue their education and have an opportunity to have a better life

You can also ensure children have your continuous support by donating a small amount every month. You can start with as little $15-20 every month to ensure sustainable change in the lives of children. This is a very flexible way of supporting children as you can stop/discontinue simply by sending an email to support@cryamerica.org. Click on this link to join Monthly Giving: https://cryamerica.org/monthly/

Vijay M Gokarn, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday January 17th 2022. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son-in laws and four beautiful grandchildren. Vijay’s life was defined by his passion for family, his ability to make everyone around him laugh and his absolute selflessness. He came to the US with only $4 in his pocket, a story that many close to him know. He worked tirelessly through the years to create a foundation for his family and friends to thrive, to love and to succeed. He achieved so much in his life professionally and personally but he never spoke a word of his success. Instead, he always chose to celebrate those around him. We will always remember his humble nature, his ability to give without receiving, his patience, his humor, his resilience and his ability to fight for those he loved. We can honor him most by loving, by living and by giving. He will forever live in our hearts with his warm smile shining upon us all.


1 in 3 child brides in the world are from India*. A shocking number which we need to change.

 

With the loss of livelihoods during the on-going crisis, underprivileged communities are forced to get their young daughters married to lessen the financial burden on the family. These girls lose out on a lot of learning as they drop out of school and have to shoulder responsibilities very early in life. There are also a lot of health issues that come their way with early pregnancies leading to children being born malnourished.

 

Children deserve a childhood instead of becoming child brides. By educating them we can give them a voice that is heard and considered. When a girl is able to go to school, she sets off a cycle of positive change.

We need YOUR support to help them rise to their true potential!

Donate generously to CRY America to protect young girls from the shackles of child marriage and give them wings to fly high!

You can also donate monthly to ensure sustainable change in the lives of young girls through recurring donations/ monthly donations.                                                                                                Click on the link to donate monthly: https://cryamerica.org/monthly/