Tuesday, April 09, 2019

April 9th, 2019: Anuj's Birthday - Always Loved, Forever Missed


"Today Is Your Birthday
We Send our Love
On The Wings Of A Dove
Carrying Cherished thoughts
And Precious memories 
Of our time together.
May the winds of heaven blow softly
And whisper in your ear
How much we love and miss you
And wish that you were here 
We Think Of You Always
and not just Today 
You will always live on –
In life, as in death,
And will never be gone.
Always Loved Forever Missed."

~ Anonymous

Thursday, October 04, 2018

2018 Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded


Names of winners as published in the 2018 Yearbook

The Mohan family is once again glad to announce the winners of the 2018 Anuj Mohan Scholarship awarded annually at his high school, St. Francis' College. The celebrations occur on October 4th of every year and honor the founding of the school back in 1885. It was the 133rd occurrence of the event this year. The two winners for the 8th annual Anuj Mohan Scholarship for the year 2017 include: 

1) Kirti Kumar Sawhney for being the 'Best Student' in 12th grade   
2) Vardhan Mittal for securing the highest marks in ICSE Exams that take place in 10th grade

This time of year is always bitter sweet for all loved ones. While on one hand, we are once again reminded of void left by Anuj, yet we are also contended to welcome newest members of Anuj's family who will further his legacy for generations to come.  

More info on other the scholarship recipients (Page 29) and other reflections from the year gone by can be found here. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Friends Forever: Anuj & Dad

Remembering Dad on his birthday. Anuj & him showing off their beautiful and contagious smiles in Boston.

Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11th, 2018: We feel your warmth around us



“We feel your warmth around us,
like your presence is so near.
We close our eyes to visualize
your face when you were here.
We remember the times we spent together,
as they are locked inside our hearts,
For as long as we have those memories
we will never be apart.
Even though we cannot speak anymore,
Your voice and laugh echo through our days,
guiding us through our life journeys.
And every night before we sleep,
we have you in our prayers.”
~Anonymous

We miss you today. Just like we have for the last 4383 days.

Monday, April 09, 2018

April 9th, 2018: You Are Our Special Star

"Those we love
don't go away,
they walk besides us
every day...
unseen, unheard
but always near,
still loved,
still missed and very dear.

You are missed each
and every day,
but today on your birthday, 
we miss a little extra
for you were
So very special
who meant more than
words can say."

~Anonymous
Anuj's 10th birthday. April, 1986.

Monday, January 01, 2018

New Year 2018: Renewed Hope

“As we gather together with our friends and family to celebrate another year ending and a new one beginning, let us look back and be inspired by the experiences we had and learn from the mistakes we made.

Lets also look forward to this new year with the anticipation and excitement of a child. Embrace the New Year with a positive outlook and a determined spirit to make all our dreams come true.” 
~Anonymous

With Anuj's life as an inspiration, we begin the new year with renewed hope. The hope that we will have the strength to carry on his mission and fulfill his desire of helping others through the Anuj Mohan Scholarship Fund.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December 19th, 2017: We Love You Dad


F: For the Friend that you were
A: For the Anchor that we could rely on
T: For the Teacher we learnt so much from
H: For the Hero we looked upto
E: For the constant source of Encouragement
R: For the Role model we were always proud of

In honor of Anuj's Dad. You live on in our hearts and minds!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

2017 Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded


 

Names of winners as published in the 2017 Yearbook

The Mohan family is once again glad to announce the winners of the 2017 Anuj Mohan Scholarship awarded annually at his high school, St. Francis' College. The celebrations occur on October 4th of every year and honor the founding of the school back in 1885. It was the 132nd occurrence of the event this year. The two winners for the 7th annual Anuj Mohan Scholarship for the year 2017 include: 

1) Shashwat Chitransh for being the 'Best Student' in 12th grade   
2) Aditya Singh Chauhan for securing the highest marks in ICSE Exams that take place in 10th grade

This time of year is always bitter sweet for all loved ones. While on one hand, we are once again reminded of void left by Anuj, yet we are also contended to welcome newest members of Anuj's family who will further his legacy for generations to come.  

More info on other the scholarship recipients (Page 30) and other reflections from the year gone by can be found here. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dad's Birthday: July 18th, 2017


Thank you for being the angels who look upon us every second of the day.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 18th, 2017: Happy Father's Day

“No love is greater than that of a father for His son.”
 ~ Dan Brown



Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11th, 2017: You are Our Star!


“The beam shines down,
The rays so bright,
The stars come forward,
At the dead of night.

An angel gained,
A distance apart,
Our friendship lives on,
In a place in our hearts.

A loss like this,
Won't heal too soon.
But for as long as we have memories,
Of times spent together,
We will never be apart.
You light the sky,
The sun, the stars, the moon.

We feel you close,
You're always here,
The glow of the sun,
You are Our Dearest Star!”

~Anonymous

We miss you today. Just like we have for the last 4018 days.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

April 9th, 2017: Anuj's Birthday - With Love from Us!

"As I opened my eyes this morning,
And looked to the heavens above,
I whispered, 'Happy Birthday',
And sent you all my love,
To a star in the sky, not far away.

We walk down memory lane,
There we see you smiling,
We talk with you again, 
Reminisce old times.
And as we wander slowly back,
We seem to hear you say,
Don't grieve. Don't cry,
For we will together some day.

Our thoughts are with you on this day,
Happy memories come to mind.
Of one we loved with all our hearts,
And will till the end of time."

-Anonymous

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Year 2017: Be Better

Anuj was an inspiration to us all. Through every small or big act, he taught us to live a little more, to dare a little more, to help a little more and most importantly to love a little more.

As we all step into a new year, let us renew our commitment to being a little better not just for ourselves but everyone around.

“With every rising of the sun in the New Year
There is a light everywhere
And it cannot ever be extinguished.
For it is also inside us all.
As it penetrates the darkness,
With its soft and tranquil beams.
It calms even the most restless soul,
And brings new hopes and dreams.
As a new day & new year dawns upon us all
Let us be with new strength and new thoughts.”
~Anonymous

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

2016 Anuj Mohan Scholarship Awarded

Shubh Agarwal receiving his Anuj Mohan Scholarship Award from Dr. Gerald Mathias
On the day that Anuj's high school, St. Francis' College in Lucknow celebrated its 131st year since founding, the guest of honor, Rev.Dr. Gerald John Mathias, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lucknow along with the school principal Rev. Fr. Alwyn Moras announced the recipients of the 2016 Anuj Mohan Scholarships. The two winners for the 6th annual Anuj Mohan Scholarship for the year 2016 include: 

1) Shubh Agarwal for securing the highest marks in 10th grade during the ICSE Examination
2) Mohd. Shoaib Abbas for being the 'Best Student' 12th grade   

We the Mohan Family cannot be prouder for continuing to keep Anuj's legacy alive by inspiring the up and coming youth and recognizing their hard work and encouraging them to continue to succeed in the bright future. 

The joy on the kids faces reminded us of the magical smile that Anuj always had; the same one that could light a room the moment he walked into it.
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.

More information about the 2016 Patron's Day celebrations including a few photos from the festivities can be found here. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dad's Birthday, 2016

Dad would have 77 today! As we remember him, we are also reminded of Anuj and the special relationship that the two of them had.
They weren't just Dad & Son (even though Dad carried him on his shoulders);
They weren't just best friends (even though they loved debating about current affairs).
They were a twosome whose kinship was unbreakable by any force in this universe.
From the love for reading to one for being selfless, they shared so much in common.
A union truly anchored in love and care not just for everyone around them, but most importantly for each other.
We love and dearly miss you both.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016: Your Memory Burns Bright

“We light a candle,
And watch it glow,
We see the flame dance,
When I feel low,
We think of you,
When we think of light,
You'll always be here,
Day or night,
The candle flickers,
out of sight,
but in our hearts,
You still burn bright,
We think not of sadness,
‘Cause you are not near,
We think of gladness,
And joyous cheer,
For you have not left,
Not gone,
You sit up there in the clear blue skies and starry nights
Watching over us all”

~Anonymous

We miss you today. Just like we have for the last 3653 days.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17th: Never Far Apart

“You left us peaceful memories, 
Your life full of loving deeds,
Forever thoughtful of our special needs,
Your love still our guide,
walking beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
As long as there is memory, they'll live on and felt in our hearts.”

~Unknown Author

Those we love can never be more than a thought apart.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

April 9th, 2016: Anuj's Birthday - Thinking Of You With Love

"We think of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
and days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
we often speak your name.
I see your beaming smile as I close my eyes
I hear your voice so deep and strong
My heart & mind full of times we shared
Trying to forget that you are not here
Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping,
we have you in our hearts.
I hope you are looking down on us today
To see how much you are missed and loved
Especially today on your birthday."


~Author Unknown