Category Archives: From Chingari

Bhopal by Eduardo Galeano

  In the middle of the night, people woke up to a nightmare: the air was on fire. The year was 1984, and in the city of Bhopal, India, a Union Carbide Corporation factory exploded. None of the security systems worked. Or better put: profitability scarified safety by imposing drastic cost reductions. A crime termed […]

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Chingari Children’s Day Out and Picnic

Last week, staff and parents took children from the Chingari Trust Rehabilitation Centre on a picnic to the Chaman Mahal palace which is situated in Islamnagar, near to Bhopal. The Chingari Rehabilitation Centre treats children who suffer from a range of disabilities due to gas or water poisoning as a result of the 1984 gas […]

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Bhopal Education Programme Launched

We have launched a new Bhopal school programme to fit into the Key Stage 3 and 4 of the national curriculum. The programme is made up of a Geography-based workshop focused on rapid urbanisation leading to environmental degradation in developing countries. The 1-2 hour workshop consists of a a multimedia presentation and educational activities designed […]

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Independence Day Celebrations at Chingari

On the 15th August children and staff at the  Chingari Clinic in Bhopal celebrated the annual festival of Independence Day. The day started with a march around the garden followed by a flag hosting with and the national anthem led by Mrs. Nirmala Karunan, Chairperson and managing trustee of the Chingari Trust. The children then […]

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Children at Chingari Celebrate Eid

To celebrate the festival of Eid, children at Chingari enjoyed a special day with filled with music and dancing. Vermicelli pudding which is traditionally prepared during the festival was also served. The festivities were opened with a speech for the children explaining the importance of festivals in Indian society. The children all very much enjoyed […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.