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What does Daman have that Bihar doesn’t? Power

It’s summer. The mercury level is above 30 degree Celsius in most parts of the country. So, are you planning to buy the third Air Conditioner for your house? No one’s stopping you. You have the POWER.

But most of rural India doesn’t. While 99 percent of rural households in Union Territories like Lakshwadeep and Daman and Diu have electricity, in Bihar only 10 percent of rural households have electricity. The Census data of 2011 shows that in terms of electricity coverage, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are the worst performers in the country. In a decade, the states could only add four to five percentage points in their electricity coverage. While Uttar Pradesh climbed from 19.9 percent in 2001 to 23.8 percent in 2011, Bihar’s electricity coverage rose from a mere 5.1 percent to 10.4 percent, reported Business Standard.

Here are some more statistics, according to the Census 2011 data, that shows despite the implementation of large scale programmes, India is mostly POWER-less. The country’s achievement in providing access to electricity leaves much to be desired.

  • There are still 11 lakh households in India with no source of lighting whatsoever. That is a number slightly larger than the number of households using solar lighting.
  • Just over half of rural India uses electricity as its main source of lighting, an increase of 12 percent over 2001.
  • Barely one in every ten households in rural Bihar and two-thirds of houses in the state’s urban areas use electricity to light their houses.
  • Madhya Pradesh has shown a marginal decline in the proportion of households that use electricity as the primary source of lightning from 62 percent in 2001 to 58 percent in 2011.
  • 85 percent of rural India still using firewood, crop residue or cow dung as its primary source of fuel for cooking.
  • In Bihar and Orissa, the spread of LPG lags far behind the rest of the country , with less than 10 percent of households in both states using LPG.

The data is a stark reminder of the lopsided development in the country. Ambitious schemes like Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhyutikaran Yojana, with the goal of electrifying all unelectrified villages or hamlets, in April 2007, hasn’t been able to achieve much success. Maybe, government needs to do much more, while we dream on for power.

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Thank You To All Those Who Came Out to Healing Day!

Our first Paper Kite fundraising event for this year was an amazing day! We had few hiccups along the way but we were still able to raise $180 dollars with only two volunteer healers. 100% of the money raised will go towards helping two orphanages we support in Bihar – Jeanamitabh and Sunway.

A BIG THANK YOU to:

Everyone who came to participate in the event and contributed money;

Everyone who helped us spread the word;

Our wonderful healers, Sukhi and Johannes for offering their services; and

Our dedicated volunteers who helped us secure the space, food and drinks, spread the word, coordinated the event, and were at the event to set-up, greet the clients and pack up.

Check out some of the pictures from our Healing Day:http://www.flickr.com/photos/paperkitefoundation/sets/72157629579685707/

This event would not have been possible without each and every one of you!

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Healing Day – March 11, 2012

Paper Kite is hosting Healing Day on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 12 -5 pm.

Place: Downtown Vancouver, 1107 Seymour Street

RSVP to secure an appointment:

778-893-9531 or socialmedia@paperkitefoundation.com

We have three amazing healers who are offering their services to raise money for Paper Kite Children Foundation. All treatments are offered on a by donation basis and we are suggesting a minimum donation of $20 for 20-minute session.

Chiropractic By Dr. Sukhi Muker
Dr. Sukhi Muker is an international speaker, author and healer. He has revolutionized an innovative integrative approach to optimal health and healing which is based on removing interference from the central nervous system. A completely tonal and low force system that utilizes access points of the CNS to create radical transformations. If you are experiencing physical, mental or emotional states of symptoms, sickness or disease this innovative system will empower you to heal from the inside out. People experience improvements in every area of their lives.

Dr. Sukhi is considered as an authority on health, healing and optimal living. He teaches internationally and practices in West Vancouver, BC.
Visit his website at: www.optimal-living.ca

Heart Resonance Therapy By Johannes Jenker:
Heart Resonance Therapy is able to resonate a powerful “Divine Love Centered” energy field and transform disease through the process of entrainment. In doing so, HRT provides a deep sense of calming relaxation that has the potential to affect one’s life even days after receiving only one treatment session.

Johannes is a long time volunteer of Paper Kite. He got the transmission for Heart Resonance Therapy and Heart Resonance Therapy levels 1 and 2 in 2010 and has been a Heart Resonance Therapy practitioner since then.

Reiki By Grant Ito
Reiki is an ancient art of energy healing. It uses universal energy creating balance and well being on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

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