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Newsletter Of The
 
Teach India Project 
 
Bringing You The Best Online Resources About India                     February 2011

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Dear Vinita,


Revisit Republic Day with a video - if the three hour parade is just too much to watch - this two minute highlight is perfect for kids!

Email scams - bogus offers, Nigerian businessmen and princes needing your help or  offers to help you lose weight, make quick money and wipe out debt come to our Inboxes every day - Dont' be fooled.  Read more below -

A long lost tale of India's own Schindler was retold in Outlook magazine recently - and we bring you this tale of kindness that ties people across the world together.

Our website www.teachindiaproject.org is newly redesigned.  Do visit and tell us how to make it better.


Teach India Project Team

Republic Day Revisited

 

Republic Day Parade - A Grand National Celebration
 

Click on the above link to see a two minute video of the January 26th Republic Day parade in Delhi.  Children will enjoy the two minute video with easy to read captions in English.  

 

Key words from the video are explained as well.

 

Email Scams - Don't Be Fooled

 

SLAM SCAM SLAM 


 

Have you ever got an email asking you to help a Nigerian prince?  The "Nigerian" email scam, phishing, work-at-home scams, weight loss claims, investment schemes, foreign lotteries, debt relief, cure-all products are some common scams that come through email.  These tricksters want you to send them money or reveal personal information such as bank account numbers to them.

 

Some email users have lost money to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their in-box. Con artists are very cunning; they know how to make their claims seem legitimate. Some spam messages ask for your business, others invite you to a website with a detailed pitch. Either way, these tips can help you avoid spam scams:

         Protect your personal information. Share credit card or other personal information only when you're buying from a company you know and trust.

         Know who you're dealing with. Don't do business with any company that won't provide its name, street address, and telephone number.

         Take your time. Resist any urge to "act now" despite the offer and the terms. Once you turn over your money, you may never get it back.

         Read the small print. Get all promises in writing and review them carefully before you make a payment or sign a contract.

         Never pay for a "free" gift. Disregard any offer that asks you to pay for a gift or prize. If it's free or a gift, you shouldn't have to pay for it. Free means free.

Click on the above link to learn more about how to protect your self.
 

 

 

Digvijaysinghji, Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, took in nearly 600 Polish children from war torn, occupied Poland - a little known story.

   

From www.outlookindia.com 

 

 

"When others were killing our children, you were able to save them." - This is precisely what Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said to President Pratibha Patil during his visit to India in September this year. It was a clear indication that nearly 70 years on, the heartwarming story of hundreds of Polish children who found sanctuary in the princely state of Nawanagar in the Kathiawar region of present-day Gujarat during World War II is still remembered with gratitude in their homeland."

 

"The Jam Saheb took personal risks to make the arrangements at a time when the world was at war, and when the exhausted refugees were denied entry at all ports."

 

"Digvijaysinhji, son of the legendary cricketer-prince Ranjitsinhji, built a camp for them (nearly 600 children) in a place called Balachadi beside his summer palace, 25 km from his capital, Jamnagar, and made them feel at home. The Jam Saheb's gesture is said to have paved the way for thousands of Polish refugees to be received in other parts of the world."

  

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