6.3.2024. 11am.IST 
Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed benefactors, friends and cherished supporters,
I stand before you today with a heart brimming with gratitude and humility as we accepted the prestigious Community Impact Leadership Award. 
This honor is not just a recognition of our efforts but a testament to the collective dedication of every individual who has contributed to our NGO's mission of ENDUNG HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS.
First and foremost, I extend my deepest thanks to Herald group for selcting our NGO as the recipient of the Award in the Category COMMUNITY IMPACT LEADERSHIP AWARD.
♡♡♡ My thanks to our incredible team of passionate and dedicated staff. This award is a reflection of your hard work and determination.
We are not a one man show.
♡♡♡ To our benefactors and donors, your generosity has been the cornerstone of our initiatives.  Your belief in our cause is what fuels our progress, and we are profoundly grateful for your ongoing trust.
♡♡♡ A heartfelt appreciation goes to our partners, both local and global, who have stood by our side in our journey towards positive change and we are honored to work hand-in-hand with you.
♡♡♡ Our gratitude extends to the various Government departments that have recognized the importance of our work and have provided invaluable support.
Your cooperation has been instrumental in realizing our projects and ensuring they have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.
♡♡♡ To our well-wishers and supporters, your encouragement  inspires us to continue pushing boundaries and striving for excellence.
In conclusion, this award is not just for us—it's a celebration of a collective effort, a testament to the power of collaboration and the impact we can achieve when we work together for a common purpose.
As we move forward, we remain committed to our mission of ENDING HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS, and we invite each of you to continue joining hands with us in this journey of creating positive change.
Thank you, from the depths of our hearts, for this incredible honor and for being a crucial part of our shared mission to make the world a better place for all.
An award is always looked forward to by one and all and everyone likes awards.
On 3rd March 2024 , OUR NGO was awarded an award under ” COMMUNITY IMPACT LEADERSHIP ” organized by 
O HERALDO @ Enterprise Excellence awards, held at Planet Hollywood.
This award is special as Usually our NGO never gets awards and there is a reason why ?  We never applied for awards.
In the last 5 to 7 years, awards are acquired by many through these ways:
☆ 1. One has to pay the organizers a certain sum of money, a function is organized & you get an award.

☆ 2. One is through political pressure.

☆ 3. Latest trend , you nominate yourself for an award which is advertised and then you get family , friends, their friends to vote for you through the app and this goes on and on.
I have refrained my self from all the above last many years as I belive in service.
But at The Community Impact Leadership Award , I did not even know about this trending. 
I was nominated by some silent well wishers when these awards were published on The newspapers in February.
And I sincerely thank all those who nominated me quietly.
Then our nomination went to the jury who evaluated our work and rest you know.
This is how we prefer to get an award.
Every month last so many years I get calls and requests to apply for awards which I just laugh over and move on.
Donald Fernandes 
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