PMPL Driver Conductor Training by the Jatar Trust

The Vimalabai Jatar Charitable Trust has been funding the training of drivers and conductors for the past many years. The training happened this year too. The training takes place in several batches, of 24 drivers and 24 conductors in each batch (total 48) at IDTR, Pune (Institute of Driver Training and Research).

When the drivers and conductors work in pairs it improves communication. The training takes place over a period of two days.

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Medha Jere conducted the role-play sessions. The drivers and conductors are put into difficult situations that they commonly face during their journey. For example, if a person with heavy luggage enters the bus and blocks the passage of other passengers.  Or when there is a conflict between passengers about seat-sharing. Or how to behave if a passenger complains of a missing wallet.

Here are a few videos from those sessions.

 

 

 

Contributing author: Dr Anagha Dudhbhate

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a book on Women’s health was published by Kabir Bagh Math Sanstha – they work with Yoga therapy for a healthy life. All contributing authors were felicitated at a function.

Dr Anagha Dudhbhate contributed an article on त्वचा अणि स्त्री स्वास्थ्य (skin & women’s health). In the photo below, she is being felicitated at the hands of the Hon. Mayor of Pune ( photo on the right).

 

Contributed by Jaideep Dudhbhate.

(Anagha is the wife of Jaideep Dudhbhate, the grandson of the Late Kumudini Borgaonkar (nee Jatar). Kumudini (married to Shankar Rao Borgaonkar) was the daughter of the late Ranganath Jatar (Balasaheb). Balasaheb was the son of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.)

 

 

Darshana Date marries Siddhesh Kolhe

On the 3rd of March 2019, Darshana Date’s wedding took place at Pandit Farms in Pune. She married Siddesh, the son of Dilip and Joyti Kolhe. Darshana is the daughter of Madhavi and Deepak Date and the sister of Kaushiki Date.

Madhavi Date nee Jatar, is the daughter of Sadashiv Jatar (popularly known as Balasaheb or Balu) and the grand-daughter of Bhausaheb and the great-granddaughter of Shriram Jatar. Darshana is the great-great-granddaughter of Shriram Jatar.

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A book for children by Mohini Kirtane

Mohini Kirtane nee Joshi, is the daughter of Nalini Joshi nee Jatar (known in the family as Nanutai). Nanutai was the daughter of Vasudev Jatar (Appasaheb) and Radha (his first wife). Appasaheb was the second eldest son of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao). Bapurao was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Mohini is the granddaughter of Appasaheb, the great-granddaughter of Bapurao and the great-great granddaughter of Shriram Bhikaji Jatar.

Mohini has written a lovely book for children: about the adventures of Armaan, the Brave Warrior. It was published by Vishwakarma Publications, a reputed traditional publishing company. It was released last month.

Mohini is married to Continue reading “A book for children by Mohini Kirtane”

Captain D.K. Jatar and India’s first international flight

What we know about our grand-uncle Capt.D.K. Jatar (Annakaka), is that he was on board the Kashmir Princess, and tragically lost his life because the plane was sabotaged. He was awarded the Ashok Chakra for his bravery. You can read about him, and his last flight here and here.

malabar-princess-lapoloWhat is less known is that he is a part of Indian Aviation history. In 1948, Air India launched its international operations to Europe. And on June 8, 1948, Malabar Princess (a 40-seater Lockheed L-749 Constellation) flew over 8,047 km from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. The photo of the airplane been sourced from here.

Air India’s maiden international venture was captained by K.R. Guzdar and D.K. Jatar, and carried 35 passengers, Continue reading “Captain D.K. Jatar and India’s first international flight”

The Jatar Family Bhishis

Bhishi is a gathering of people who generally meet monthly and each contributes a small amount towards a fund which goes to the person hosting it. It is a type of kitty party…in other words, it is an excuse to keep in touch on a regular basis.

The women of the Jatar Family (and their descendants) have done a great job in maintaining the bhishi for the last 20 years, and more. It’s amazing that the bhishi includes not just first, second and third cousins (spouses too) but also cousins twice removed. Also aunts and nieces, several times removed. The bhishi has everyone with Jatar blood, or someone Continue reading “The Jatar Family Bhishis”

85th and 90th Birthday Party of 5 cousins

On the 21st of January the descendants of four Jatar brothers (Kashinath (Bapurao), Rangnath (Balasaheb), Nilkanth (Bhausaheb), and Vishnu (Abasaheb) came together to celebrate their birthday.

The birthday people are Bal Borgaonkar (descendant of Balasaheb), Chandu Jatar (descendant of Bapurao), Brig. R.V. Jatar (descendant of Abasaheb), Maj. Gen. S.C.N. Jatar and his elder sister, Dr. Usha Thakar (descendants of Bhausaheb) who is 90 years old.

Here is a slideshow (photos by Ranjit Jatar) of the birthday boys eating cake. Continue reading “85th and 90th Birthday Party of 5 cousins”