And I Will Be Gone!
And I'll be gone!"
Like a whisper in your ear,
like a passing shower of rain,
I have to let this go,
Cause I don't want to be that pain
Like a thought, happy or sad,
No matter how good or bad,
If i leave i wont be so glad,
But if i don't i'll surely go mad
At the dawn of a new day,
I'll be in a home far away,
As much as i want to stay,
Its better if we're far away.
Time, days and months shall pass,
And only, these memories shall become the past,
Even if you try to think of them,
How long do u think those memories shall last?
To a certain ground we all are bound
But as i used to, i wont be around
From now on, i'll just be a sound
Don't try finding, cause i wont be found
As the wind of time blows away,
There'll be many a things you'd want to say,
But i wont be there in the fray,
And i'll be gone, in the grey.
Leo Kathan Shah
Member of Leo Club of Juhu
The Sirens - The Shadows Of Life #1
With great power comes great electricity bills!
If nothing was learnt, nothing was taught!
If you can’t convince them, confuse them!
You see where this is heading right? Probably NO :(
But you see where an ambulance is heading right? Then why don’t you make way for it? Nowadays people know the price of everything but the value of none. Only if we would realise the value of the patient's life in the ambulance.
Let's glance at the saddening stats first.
In India 1 out of 5 patients die due to ambulance delays while in developed countries, due to a green corridor created by the citizens the death rate is 1 out of 200. The probability of death is reduced from 20% to 0.5%. That's about 40 times lower.
An Ambulance is the most crucial vehicle out there, something which draws a line of hope of survival. But traffic and ignorance makes that line finer.
There are a few who do make way for an ambulance, a few who take advantage of it and rush to skip the traffic and a lot who are just confused of the fact as to how to react? What way to go? Should I pull over or just speed up to make way?
Well luckily this article is for those people who simply don’t know what to do?
First thing when you hear the sirens or see the blaring lights, STOP & PULL OVER. It makes it easier for the ambulance driver to zoom through the traffic when all cars have stoped because otherwise they have to maintain extreme caution which eventually slows them down.
When you slow down or stop and move to left, the vehicles ahead too get the space to move to left and the green corridor could be created in no time.
But do not jam on your brakes in the middle of the road or make any other erratic deviation from predictable driving habits.
Additionally if you are approached from behind by an emergency vehicle and do not have a safe place to clear the roadway, proceed at the speed limit with your blinker on to an appropriate shoulder or turn out.
A lesser known fact is that we can cut the red light if an Ambulance is stuck behind us. People are afraid of the fine which comes next. But don't worry it is completely legal to let an emergency vehicle drift through by cutting the red light!
Let's hope that over time it will lead to reduction in the number of deaths due to ambulance delays by making drivers more sensitive to the patient whose life hangs midway in the bargain.
Little deeds like these could potentially save lives!
So next time you hear the sirens ACT SMART & GIVE WAY.
Leo Krutant Bilakhia.
Member Of Leo Club of Juhu.
The Shadows Of Life - An Introduction
There will always be two aspects in Life. Two sides of the coin, Good-Bad, Illumination-Darkness, Hope-Sorrow. Life is like climbing a hill, if it goes up, then you should be darn sure that you will come down but that’s not the end because the process goes on. Over the time we get use to this process and it feels normal.
The dark spot caused because of this ignorance is what we call Shadow of Life. An initiative of Leo Club of Juhu to create awareness about the things which we ignore and tag it normal. Buying fire crackers from a shop which sells them at cheap prices, could child labour be involved? Just a thought worth thinking or when we see an ambulance behind us, yes we try to move out of the way but do we take it with utmost seriousness? Many might but not all. We are not saying that everything has a dark side but many things do and we need to be aware of these aliments, to be better informed, so that we can deal with these issues/situations in a mature fashion.
The Shadows Of Life won’t restrict itself to such issues, it will tend to explore all the possible problems which need awareness, be it women empowerment, be it health or anything one feels awareness is needed.
Leo Club of Juhu has started this initiative to create the required awareness through our social media platforms and our blog. The Shadows Of Life is like crowdsourcing where anyone can contribute with their knowledge about any issues persisting and needs a platform to spread awareness. A one of a kind project which shall last for many years coming and expects to touch and changes lives around us.
Business , Engineering , Law , Medicine are necessary to sustain life.
But MUSIC , Dance , Joy is what we live for.
My first Garba night with the Leos was so memorable and amazing that it has been too difficult for me to put in words. Dancing to the songs of the majestic singer Nilesh Thakkar and his team was a unique experience. Nothing was more pleasing than watching a 70+ year old lady winning the best dancer gift in the women's category from the hands of a very talented team of judges who later on joined the dance floor and set a different level "Mahol" with their awesome dance moves. Spending hours with the amazing crowd and the beautiful music had rejuvenated me rather than making me feel tired.
This splendid event had ended for me with a holistic Food for the Body , Food for the mind and Food for the soul giving me the deepest experience of the Garba Night.
Know Your Leo #1
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
When I am being told to give a small synopsis about myself, it becomes difficult of what one can think and write off. Especially after spending close to a decade with this beautiful club, which I can also affectionately call my home. I had joined the Leo Movement during the Leoistic Year 2007 – 08 purely for the purpose of learning. My mentors always spoke that when given an opportunity to learn then grab it with both your hands. Hence without thinking twice I took the decision to join Leo Club of Juhu, which happened to be the turning point of my life.
The growth and exposure one gets in this club is a lot more then what they teach you in classrooms. Due to my excessive passion to learn and grow it didn’t take long for me to become the club secretary the following year, then the vice president and finally the president. It is such a big honour to call yourself the President of Leo Club of Juhu that suddenly your understanding of being leader makes you realise of what you actually can achieve. When someone gets an opportunity to lead a large of group enthusiastic young minds, full of energy, then that situation is a lot more better then leading a start up or a company. At your disposal are young ideas, fresh concepts, new thoughts and a lot of helping hands. What you can achieve becomes limitless. Real life skills and live scenarios make it all the more exciting for executing your thoughts and seeing your goals turns into achievements and reality.
A leoistic year consists of twelve months, and it’s a short time for me to even execute my vision but long enough for an entire team to achieve the impossible. When I joined the club our targets were sort of what you would call now “Peanuts” but a herculean task to achieve during those years. But as it has been witnessed during so many years, every year, every team has set a new benchmark for the forthcoming year, which the next team has crossed it and set another benchmark. This is how an organisation rises; this is how we as a club have become one of the best in the whole of Leo Multiple 323. The word “Limitations” does not exist in the dictionary of our club. The word “Stop” doesn’t mean anything. We rise every time, we rise as a team and we rise as Champions. This is what a team teaches you, this is what leadership teaches you, this is what being a leader of Leo Club of Juhu has taught me.
It is obvious that after you finish your education, you shall be working in an organisation. You will be facing real life scenarios, where quick thinking and your decision making skill will be put to test, and this is when your knowledge of your experience at the club is going to help you. It did help me. Today I am comfortable in handling my own business and expand it further all due to the fact that I am not afraid of taking decisions and my experience of being a president at the club has helped me in achieving what one calls a dream.
The most important life lesson I have learnt at the club is to dream, because if you do not dream then you will not have any goals, if you do not have any goals then what are you going to fight for, what are you going to work hard for. Dream, Aspire and Achieve. Do it together as a team, as a family, as a complete organisation. Just do it. This is when success shall come and find you and not the other way round.
This is Leo Hardik N Gada, President 2010 – 11, giving my piece of advice to all out there, if given an opportunity to learn then grab it with both your hands, do not hesitate, do not worry, it is an experience you will be thankful of.
“You either win the toss, or you don’t lose much”
- Leo Hardik Gada
Our Birthday - 27th October, 1971
Leo Club of Juhu, though an artificial person, has been nurtured, taken care of & been pampered just as a baby.
Those smitten stories that have taken the course of love, have been born from the womb of the Club.
Just as child derives his surname from his father, we JuLeos not only take pride but reminisce in stating our Home Club “Leo Club of Juhu” with a slight uncontrollable chin up.
Leo Club of Juhu is that mentor, every mentee has ever longed for.
This Club has excelled in playing the role of a baby, mother, father, lover, mentor and a friend. It is not for nothing we claim, Leo Club of Juhu is not just a Club, its an emotion.
Now that we have established what Leo Club of Juhu has built over the years, lets rewind!
27th October 1971, the day our Club was chartered.
It’s been a long way, year on year, team to team, some unleashing potentials, some transcending boundaries, some leaving their positive impact, some transforming lives but all marching collectively towards one common goal – Holding Leo Club of Juhu’s head high!
Leo Club of Juhu derives it strength & ethos from its Parent Club Lions Club of Juhu, being one of the most elite Clubs in the Lions Fraternity. This Club has taught us valuable & lifelong skills worth mastering. One principle that binds us all in this Club is – the fear of being average! This principle that going to get us through life.
So, let's take glory on this day as we've got the pleasure of being a part of a Club that has been second to none.
Happy 45th Birthday to Leo Club of Juhu. Its a legacy; we've got the honour to maintain.
Everything said & done, persistence & commitment of members has made what Leo Club of Juhu is today and Leo Club of Juhu has moulded the members into what they are today. We make LCJ & LCJ makes us! We’re interdependent & inseparable!
- Leo Nirva Botadra
Walk On A Sunny Day!
Greensole is an organization which refurbishes discarded shoes into comfortable footwear and also provide these to the needy, protecting them from diseases caused by unprotected feet.