Sunday, July 13, 2014
Monday, July 07, 2014
June 11, 2014: We Have You In Our Prayers
like your presence is so near,
As we close our eyes to envision
your face when you were here,
We are reminded of the times spent together
as they are forever locked inside my heart.
For as long as we have those memories
We will never be apart.
An angel gained;
Perhaps a distance apart,
Our friendship will always live on,
In a place in our heart.
A loss like this,
Won't heal soon,
But you light the sky,
The sun, the stars, the moon.
Every night before we sleep
We have you in our prayers."
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
April 9th, 2014: Remembering Anuj's on His Birthday
"We never need a special day
To bring you to our minds,
For days without a thought of you,
Are very hard to find.
Gone to the sky
Way up high.
When you entered
Your touch calmed our souls
When we are in despair
Your presence was felt
You gave advice with earnest truth
You are smiling down
As the years come and go,
But in our hearts you will live forever,
Because we love you so.
Will never be forgotten."
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
A New Year's Resolution: 2014
Friday, December 20, 2013
We Think of You Always: December 20th, 2013
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Diwali 2013: Let there be Light
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Anuj's combined his love for the game of baseball and the city he spent some of his favorite years in by rooting for the Red Sox not just in their good year, but during their low ones as well. Even when he moved out to west coast, he use to often rally his friends and family when Red Sox came to town to play the A's.
We're sure Anuj would have gotten all of us together to watch the Red Sox win the World Series.
Friday, October 04, 2013
2013 Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded
1) Anuj Mohan Scholarship for “Best Student” for the year 2012-2013: Kautubh Kapur
2) Anuj Mohan Scholarship for securing highest marks in Grade 10: Ayush Jain
This is the third year of the scholarships being awarded at Anuj's high school. The smiles of these students faces reminded us of the magical smile that Anuj had, the same one that could light a room the moment he walked into it.
We want to convey our gratitude to everyone who has and continues to aid this charitable and noble cause. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I Have A Dream
For his first attempt on stage Anuj chose MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Like they did for millions of others, King's words moved him even at that young age - Anuj was in middle school at the time. He felt that conveying MLK's passion and strength of purpose would be a worthy challenge. Anuj understood Martin Luther King Jr.'s deep connection to India based on the latter's lifelong public admiration of Mahatma Gandhi. Therefore he wanted to deliver the speech in a manner that was a true tribute to this great man. He not only succeeded in doing that but in the process won first prize in the contest. His entire family was so proud.
We remain proud to this day because Anuj chose not only to deliver a speech by King, but decided to live his life in a manner inspired by him as well. And those who were lucky enough to cross paths with Anuj, even for a brief time, know that he unequivocally succeeded in achieving that goal.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Dad Day, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013: We Always Remember You
We watch it dance,
When we feel low,
We think of you,
We think of light,
You’ll always be here,
Day or night,
Out of sight, but in our Hearts.
That you are not gone,
and now watch upon us All..."
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Old Friends: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
He is in the middle of the bottom row, wearing the blue t-shirt.
This photographed was posted on Facebook by one of Anuj's team mates and below are a couple of comments by his close friends from high school at St. Francis' College, Lucknow, India.
Vikas sums up our beloved Anuj in one powerful word, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
"The boy you see in the center with blue t-shirt, Anuj Mohan. He was full of incredible qualities, created bond of love and friendship with everyone he met. One of the brilliant student this school ever had. He was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
I miss you buddy."
- Vikas Soni
"Since we are recalling our legendary sportsmen... outstanding as a football goalie and in basketball with his infectious smile and laughter- sadly the late Anuj Mohan"
- Vikas Dutta
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
April 9th, 2013: Remembering Anuj on his Birthday
For love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
Because one loved is gone.
They last till the longest day.
They never wear out or get lost.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart.
We think of you in silence.
Your charming ways and smiling face, are a pleasure to recall.
As long as there is a memory
You live on in our hearts"
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
New Year, 2013: Ring in the New Year with Bells of Rememberance
Friday, December 21, 2012
'It is the Season of Remembrance
Albert Einstein once
said “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is
capable of receiving.”
The selfless man that Anuj was, inspired so many of us by
his kindness, giving and joyous personality. Keep him in your hearts and minds
during this season of giving, and as you think of those less fortunate than us.
Albert Einstein once said “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”
The selfless man that Anuj was, inspired so many of us by his kindness, giving and joyous personality. Keep him in your hearts and minds during this season of giving, and as you think of those less fortunate than us.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Our Memories Span Miles
"Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cause I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss." - Anonymous
Anuj in Pennsylvania. August, 2005.
Anuj with Dad. August, 2004.
Monday, June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012: We Always Remember You
Monday, April 09, 2012
April 9th, 2012: Remembering Anuj on his Birthday
Our thoughts are ever with you
Those who loved you dearly
Are thinking of you today.
Everyday in some small way
Memories of you come our way.
Though absent, you are always near
Still missed, loved and always dear.
I lit a candle tonight, in honor of you
Remembering your life, and all the times we’d been through.
Such a small little light the candle made
Until I realized how much in darkness it lit the way.
Thank you for loving and sharing,
For giving and for caring.
Your presence we miss,
Your memory we treasure,
Loving you always,
Forgetting you never.
In the hearts of those who loved you
You will always be there.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Anuj & his Father: Inspiration for New Schools
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Modest yet Inspirational
Words by great men are often considered to be inspirational, however, Anuj was a unique individual who quitely taught us to lead better lives and hence inspired us not by words but by actions.
You are always in our thoughts!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
October 4th, 2011: Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded
Friday, September 09, 2011
Back to School: 1997
Back in 1997, when Anuj returned to MIT and his home away from home at the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house, he was bestowed with responsibility of welcoming the incoming freshman class and make them feel at home. Who better for the job than Anuj?!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Kindness is tenderness.
Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...
Kindness is good will.
Kindness says, "I want you to be happy".
Kindness was a trait inherent in Anuj's everyday life.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
June 11, 2011: We Will Light a Candle for You
Sunday, April 10, 2011
April 9th, 2011: Remembering Anuj on his Birthday
There's a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.
The roots are cherished memories
Of good times in the past
The branches tender promises
That souls endure and last.
It's a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It's memory's lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
A New Year: A New Beginning
By walking on the path shown to us by Anuj and his dad, we have managed to stick together and help each other in times of need. We take this opportunity to appreciate all the love, support and dedication we have received from everyone. With hope alive in our hearts and mind, we pledge to work even harder towards making Anuj’s dream a reality.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Ekal Vidyalaya: A School In Honor of Anuj & his Father
For Anuj, education was never about one person, but instead about the entire community. In its efforts to preach Anuj's message of education for everyone, the Mohan Family has pledged to fund an elementary school in rural India. The school started in association with a grassroots organization called Ekal Vidyalaya (One School) opened its doors on November 1st, 2010. The Ekal movement is the largest, non-government education movement in India, operating in over 34,343 villages and educating over 1,030,290 children in rural India.
In keeping with our mission in mind, the school is dedicated to the loving memory of Anuj and his father Aditya Mohan and will continue to operate for many years to come. With the idea of building from the ground up, the school will be providing children with elementary level education.
Our goal as always is to make Anuj's dream of recognizing any and all opportunities of providing less fortunate children with the power of quality education, a reality. This is just another step in doing the same. Anuj will be proud to see the impact that a child can bring after receiving education at this school. With the hope that these children will help cultivate an entire community, here is wishing them success in the years to come.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded
1) Anuj Mohan Scholarship for “Best Student” for the year 2009-2010: Mohd Athar
2) Anuj Mohan Scholarship for securing highest marks in Grade 10: Shubham Agarwal
The day was extra special as the school also celebrated 125th year since it was founded back in 1884. The school continues to produce great talent like Anuj and we only hope that the scholarship will help the deserving winners accomplish their dreams and become role model for future generations. We would like to congratulate both the recipients and wish them continued success.
We also want to convey our gratitude to everyone who has and continues to aid this charitable and noble cause. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Anuj's Thesis at Library of Congress
The Library of Congress which is nation’s Oldest Federal Cultural Institution, serves as the research arm of Congress. The library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collation of knowledge and creativity for future generation.
We are proud and honored for Anuj’s work being a part of the largest library in the world. For the family that comes after Anuj, those who might have heard of him but never met him, and the rest who can still learn from his findings, this has created a sacred and long lasting symbol which will in a way has immortalized not only his research but Anuj as well. We hope to come with our children and grandchildren one day to introduce Anuj to them and his cutting edge research.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Soccer World Cup 2010
Just as this great tournament brought millions of fans from all around the world together to share in the triumph and sorrows of their teams, those of us close to Anuj, were reminded of how he too had this amazing knack of bringing people together.
And if you didn’t know this about Anuj, he himself was a star on his high school soccer team. Just as the two goalies made spectacular saves in today’s game to keep their countries' hopes and dreams alive, we found ourselves thinking of a young Anuj who represented his high school as a goalie during his junior and senior years of high school and made glorious saves of his own to keep his team in the games.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Father's Day 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
April 9th, 2010: Remembering a Great Soul
Some people come into our lives and leave too soon. Who even in their short time leave a footprints on our hearts. They become an inspiration not just for us and but for generations to come. Those who connect with us not just personally but spiritually, being a guide through every minute of our lives; knowing that there is a greater purpose.
Anuj was one of them; for he always left a place better than he found it. He created bonds of love and empathy with everyone he met. On his birthday, we once again remember this great soul.
Anuj hasn't gone anywhere. He's still deep inside everyone of us he touched along the way.
Anuj's 10th birthday. April, 1986.
Friday, January 01, 2010
New Year: Bringing the Dawn for all of us
As the sun rises on 2010, thoughts of Anuj and his infectious smile come rushing back. We are once again reminded of the beautiful life that Anuj lead and sweet memories we were so lucky to share with him.
In the new year, our commitment of making Anuj's dream a reality continues to be the focal point. Through the Anuj Mohan Scholarship Fund, we are determined to help families with limited means gain the priceless gift of education. Anuj was a role model to many of us. It is now time to introduce the world to the Anuj we all knew and loved so much.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas - The Season of Giving
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and express gratitude.
For the Mohan family, it is yet another day when Anuj is missed dearly. Anuj loved to host and entertain, but on Thanksgiving, this took a whole new meaning, as he use to put his chef's hat on from very early in the day and within a few hours whip up a delicious and unforgettable meal for friends and family to enjoy. This became a family tradition as we shared numerous memorable times around the dinner table.
On this Thanksgiving day, we remember our beloved Anuj. And though like a star, we might not be able to see him always, but deep down in our hearts know that he is still sharing his enduring love with us all. Thanks!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Enlightening our hearts this Diwali
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
April 9th: Remembering Anuj on his Birthday
April 9th, 1976, a seed was born. 33 years later, as we look back at Anuj’s life, we can’t help but be inspired by this beautiful flower. The time we shared with him, the memories we treasure, and lessons we learnt are a testament to the role model that Anuj had become to many of us.
Inspiring and giving hope to people in need is what Anuj always dreamt of. This is the same vision that gave birth to the Anuj Mohan Scholarship Fund.
Last week, Mohan Family was able to do just that by kick starting two awards as part of the Scholarship Fund at his high school in Lucknow, India.
Two scholarships, each recognizing the recipients’ top of class standing for class 10 and 12 respectively would be awarded each year assisting them with future academic efforts.
The seed most certainly bloomed into a beautiful flower that spread happiness among us all. With him in our thoughts and mind every second of the day, we hope these scholarships would continue to breed great role models who will do their part in sowing the right seeds to happiness and in turn continue to keep Anuj’s legacy alive.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Letters of Friendship
You can't hold it,
Or know when it's coming,
But you can always feel it,
And you'll always know it's there,
It may come and then go,
But you can know it'll always be back.
Anuj and Peter along with the rest of their little league baseball team. Anuj is second from left (standing) with Peter on his immediate left. Spring, 1983
Anuj's letter to Peter. May, 1985
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 3). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 4). August, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 1). May, 1987
Anuj's letter to Peter (Page 2). May, 1987
Monday, October 27, 2008
Diwali: Illuminating Our Hearts with Hope
On this auspicious occasion of Deepawali, as the thoughts of Anuj continues to be in our hearts and minds, we are once again reminded of his good deeds and great life as it continues to project light on the right path, giving us hope and strength and leading us from darkness into light.