Apr 09

APPEAL FOR DONATIONS / ZAKAT

      APPEAL FOR DONATIONS / ZAKAT

             DEAR FRIENDS / WELL WISHERS AND DONORS

AOA,

The Holy month of Ramzan is now only five weeks away as it starts from 16 / 17 of May 2018.

Keeping up our past tradition this year again we at RAZA CHARITY TRUST are arranging AFTARI for more than 200 people in the mosque on daily basis and also arranging RATIONS for 1500 individuals who are poor and needy.

 

Every year the poor and needy are hit by inflation and price hike and edible items of daily use are now beyond the reach of the common man and for this purpose we are also arranging Rations items for the needy. 

An Appeal to all Humanitarian and philanthropic organizations, individuals and volunteers to come forward and help us in this noble cause...

Last year we started an enrollment plan for potential recipient of Zakat by making RATION CARDS and making a data backup of their details so that the old and infirm do not suffer by standing in the Sun and adverse hot weather conditions which falls in the month of May / June 2018. 

 

The registration of the Zakat Recipients in the form of Ration Cards has been met with great success and we will start giving Rations to the registered Cases from 20th of April 2018.

This has been done because in the scorching heat of May / June it is difficult to provide shade to the throng of fasting people who rush at our charity headquarters and secondly my own physical faculties are not what they used to be about a decade back. This also goes for my workers and helpers.    

No doubt there are many charities and trusts who are already working in this sector but RAZA CHARITY TRUST is a down to earth hands on organization in which no honorarium is paid to any trustee / Volunteer  for his input and efforts.

As said by RABINDAR NATH TAGORE the first Nobel laureate of South East Asia that one Candle lights another candle and in this way a thousand candles can be lit and in turn the world can be lit.

Let the flame of hope be kept alive by your generous donations and contributions, 

So that the poor and needy people are able to celebrate their RAMZAN / EID with no tears in their eyes.

Please send your donations / contributions / zakat in the form of cash & cheque to Raza

Charity Trust.

The account details are as follows:

 

Details of Account are as under:

 

 

Title Of Account                      Raza Charity Trust / Zeeshan Raza Alim       

Account Number                     0471000003333

CIF ID                                       000141750

Swift Code                               ASCMPKKA

IBAN                                        PK33ASCM0000471 000003333

Bank                                        Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar Rawalpindi.

 

Please send in your pledges and commitments so that I can budget my activities.

All your contributions will be much appreciated and acknowledged.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours Sincerely

 

DR. BABUR ZAHIRUDDIN

123/B, Market Road,

Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 0092-51-5130399 ,

Cell: 0092-332- 4923235

 

 

 

Mar 15

STORY OF HOPE

 

STORY OF HOPE

 

Babur Hammeed Bhatti R/o D-278 Chaklala Road, Rehmatabad, Rawalpindi NIC No. 37405-0437741-5, A rickshaw driver by profession 55 years of age in a state of frail and decrepitude health further exacerbated by weakness and heart problems.

 

About one month ago his rickshaw became Faulty and because of his poor health he could not earn his daily bread and was hand to mouth living on Chutni and roti for the past three weeks.

 

He is living in a rented house and was unable to pay his electricity bill for the past two months and his Landlord threatened him with ejection notice if he failed to clear the electricity bill.

 

On 21st February after hearing about RAZA CHARITY TRUST came to my clinic at Market Road sadder and waited for more than 02 hours to see me as I was out of office.

At 8.00 pm he started wailing and crying that 22nd February is the last date for deposit of Electricity bill and he had come to us with high hopes.

 

My staff gave him tea and snacks as he had not eaten since morning and was in a bad condition and state of mind.

 

I saw him at about 9 O Clock and took the electricity bill from him and told him to go home without asking him any questions or verifications.

 

Next day on 22nd evening he came to collect the paid electricity bill and narrated his story to my staff that how he was so desperate and against the wall because of financial problems as he has three grown up daughters who are to be married.

 

His electricity bill has been paid by Raza Charity Trust but he is desperately indeed of help as he wants to repair his Ricksaw and start earning his livelihood.

 

There are many cases like this which are in need of your help.

Do come forward and join us in our crusade against ignorance, poverty, disease and hunger.

 

Keep the candle of hope burning by your donations / contributions.

 

Please send in your donation / contributions in the form of cheque or direct online transfer to the following account.

 

Details of Account are as under:

 

Title Of Account                    Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                   0471000003333 

CIF ID                                       000141750

 Bank                                       Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi.

 

I pray for all of you and for the Muslim UMMAH in particular.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

GOD BLESS U.

 

Best Regards

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin


123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

Cell: 0332-4923235

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

Mar 14

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2018

ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2018

 

Dear Donors,

For the month of January 2018, we had a registered case approved.

The details are as under:

Ayesha Bibi D/o Asia Bibi R/o House No. Near Noor Mosque, Abadi no. 2, Street No. 8, Tecnh Bata, Rawalpindi, NIC No. 61101-0868850 –2, whose daughter was married on 20th February 2018.

She was in need of the dowry furniture, which we have funded from our Raza Charity Trust account.

We still have more registered cases in the pipeline.

 

Arrangements have been made for the following furniture items for­ ­­­Ayesha Bibi dowry which was handed over to her mother.

  • 01 Double bed
  • 01 dressing table
  • 01 ALMARI for Crockery

The budget for this furniture which has been arranged from funds lying with us while contributions from my friends and donors are eagerly awaited so that we are able to arrange the dowry furniture for other recipients who are waiting for their turn.

Please send in your donation / contributions in the form of cheque or direct online transfer to the following account.

 

Details of Account are as under:

 

Title Of Account                            Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                           0471000003333 

CIF ID                                     000141750

 Bank                                                 Askari Bank Limited

                                                            Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi.

 

 

The pictures of the family along with her mother and furniture in the background are attached herewith.

I pray for all of you and for the Muslim UMMAH in particular.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

GOD BLESS U.

 

Best Regards

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin


123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

Cell: 0332-4923235

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

Feb 16

KEEP THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE (OUTREACH ACTIVITY)

KEEP THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

(OUTREACH ACTIVITY)

This month our field investigators comprising of Shabana Shameem and Nadira bibi along with our drivers and fieldworkers took a long journey all the way to Angoori road, mile stone 17 and descended to Dhoke Dhumma to provide Rations to one widow and her children whose husband had died recently.

It was quite an ordeal for the ladies to hike down to Dhoke Dhumma which is about 1.5 km trek from the main road and the rations were carried by my guard Waheed Satti and handyman Riaz Hussain along with the driver who were helpful in carrying the excessive load of luggage over a mountainous track with many ups and downs.

When we do something good, we feel an unknown sense of happiness in our hearts. Whether we do it for a good cause for others it gives us relaxation and satisfaction which hugs the heart.

The assignment was given to Shabana Shameem and Nadra Bibi to go to a poor widow who lives in mountainous area of Angoori and check out her status of living.

When they visited the lady widow’s house they really felt their hearts weeping as they saw how miserable life she was living in. She had three minor children. The children were without shoes and proper clothing in this extreme cold weather of December. There was little food with them that was not enough for this family for even one meal. They felt that we must do something for this family, immediately.

Under the guidance of Raza Charity Trust they arranged Rations for the poor lady and Mr. Shameem and his wife Shabana Shameem arranged flour, sugar, ghee, milk, daal, soaps, vegetables, fruit, other edibles, carpet, clothing’s, shoes, toys, school bags, pencils to the deserving family.

As Mr.& Mrs. Shameem went to the bazaar to buy clothes for the family when they were buying small socks and shoes for the children and the clothes for the widow lady, they felt really excited and contented. They said that they often go for the shopping for their children but they don’t feel that much contented and excited as when they were buying clothes for this poor family.

Mr.& Mrs. Sham also collected other things that they could spare for this family they felt that they were doing a good deed which in turn made them happy.

On December 17th, Mr. & Mrs. Shameem along with Nadra bibi  went to deliver these things to the widow lady and  when they reached there, she was really very excited to see that we have come to help her. When she saw the things that we gave her, she started weeping. She made several duas for the whole team and for the Donors of RAZA CHARITY TRUST.

 

According to Shabana Shameem “This was the moment that I felt that yes, this should be our actual motive of life. We should help others who are poor and needy. This is what Islam teaches us and it gives us peace and happiness to our hearts. By doing so, we get out of depressions. We get the real meaning and purpose of our existence in this world”.

 

The aim of Raza Charity Trust is to serve the people who need our help and attention. There is no medicine in the world better than this that could make us active, healthier and happy as quoted by Shabana Shameem.

Now many of you will read my post, some of you will never give it a second thought, many of you will just forget about it and some will delete it but those of you who are GOD fearing and are conscientious citizens will share this post and also donate to our future projects of which many of them are in the pipe line to help the needy and poor.

Please send in your donations / contributions in the form of cheques or direct online transfer to the following account.

 

Details of Account are as under:

 

Title Of Account                    Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                   0471000003333 

CIF ID                                       000141750

 Bank                                       Askari Bank Limited

                                                Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi.

 

 

The pictures of the family along with her children in the background are attached herewith.

I pray for all of you and for the Muslim UMMAH in particular.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

GOD BLESS U.

 

Best Regards

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please come forward and help us in this noble cause so that we able to arrange the above items in a befitting manner for the poor and deserving families who are enlisted with us and waiting for their turn.

 

Please send your donations / contributions on the following account number

Account Number                                 0470110003338

Bank                                                    Askari Bank Limited

Branch                                                 Haider Road, Branch Rawalpind       

 

Please keep the candle of hope alive with your generous help / cooperation.

 

Looking forward,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Social Activist

 

Feb 02

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

 

 

 

RAZA CHARITY TURST apart from RAMZAN activity and dowry of orphan girls is now also involved in helping deserving families on regular basis for their day to day problems like food / Rations, children school fees, medication, utility bills.

This month we have received and finalized one applications from Mst ShabanaShabbir, NIC No. 61101-3175908-8, resident of Asghar Mall Road, Rawalpindi.

 

In this regards our field investigator visited the family and after thorough scrutiny and cross checking verified the bona fides.

We have arranged Rations consisting of Food items for the two families which will be sufficient for a month.

 

Please come forward and help us in this noble cause so that we able to arrange the above items in a befitting manner for the poor and deserving families who are enlisted with us and waiting for their turn.

 

Please send your donations / contributions on the following account number

Account Number                                0470110003338

Bank                                                    Askari Bank Limited

Branch                                                 Haider Road, Branch Rawalpind      

 

Please keep the candle of hope alive with your generous help / cooperation.

 

Looking forward,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Social Activist

Nov 21

Keep the Candle of Hope Burning

                            Keep the Candle of Hope Burning

                                    Recent Activity for November 2017

 

RAZA CHARITY TURST apart from RAMZAN activity and dowry of orphan girls is now also involved in helping deserving families on regular basis for their day to day problems like food / Rations, children school fees, medication, utility bills.

 

This month we have received and finalized two applications from Mst. Nasreen BIbi, NIC No. 37405 – 0287860-0, resident of Dhoke Bahadar Shah, Lane No. 9, Near Ali Chowk, Tulsa Road, Rawalpindi and Mst. Khair un Nisa BIbi, NIC No. 37405 – 0526710-8, resident of Dhoke Bahadar Shah, Lane No. 9, Near Ali Chowk, Tulsa Road, Rawalpindi.

 

In this regards our field investigator visited the family and after thorough scrutiny and cross checking verified the bona fides.

 

We have arranged Rations consisting of Food items for the two families which will be sufficient for a month.

 

Please come forward and help us in this noble cause so that we able to arrange the above items in a befitting manner for the poor and deserving families who are enlisted with us and waiting for their turn.

 

Please send your donations / contributions on the following account number

Account Number                                0470110003338

Bank                                                   Askari Bank Limited

Branch                                                Haider Road, Branch Rawalpind      

 

Please keep the candle of hope alive with your generous help / cooperation.

 

Looking forward,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Social Activist

 

Nov 08

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE (Maryam Kamran)

KEEPING THE FLAME OF HOPE ALIVE

We at Raza Charity Trust feel humble, honored and grateful to almighty ALLAH for choosing us for this noble cause to help the poor and needy children for their educational / schooling fees.

Our reputation as a charitable institution is catching on and this week we had Maryam Kamran W/o Ch. Mohammad Kamran (Late) NIC No. 37405 –8992160 – 8, R/O House No. NE- 768, St No. 3, Mohallah Dhoke Farman Ali Rawalpindi, who came to us for similar help as she was unable to continue the schooling of her two children.

Keeping our strict S.O.P we had this case investigated and our field staff Raheel made a personal visit by going all the way to Dare – Arqam School Tipu Road Campus & Waqar un Nisa Girls School Rawalpindi to verify the bona-fides and antecedents of the children.

On investigation it was revealed that two children have not attended school for the past 01 week because their school fees had not been paid.

Raheel interacted with the school management and gave the following report:

Fatima Chuadhry                 Class 4th        Rs.      1830/- Pending

Ch. Abdul Rehman             Class One     Rs.      2500/- Pending

We again contacted the school management for further disposal of the case and I personally went to the banks to have the school fee challan deposited.  

The children have resumed schooling and we have asked the school authorities to keep us informed about their academic progress.

The relevant paid fee cards pics and supporting documents are also attached with this post.

This family has been helped because of generous donations and contributions from people like you but there are so many other families who are waiting for your help and cooperation.

It is better to give a bag of Atta and sugar to needy families sponsor the education of a child rather than to waste your money in expensive clothing, hotel ling and ostentatious display of wealth.

Do come forward to sponsor the education of at-least one child which is not more than Rs.3000/- month.

Real happiness lies in caring, sharing and helping others.

Looking forward to your magnanimous and philanthropic contributions.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

GOD BLESS U,

 

Best Regards,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

Cell: 0332-4923235

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

Nov 04

THE PHILANTHROPIC CHAIN GOES ON

                 THE PHILANTHROPIC CHAIN GOES ON

If you remember my previous story of keeping the flame alive in which a family of school going children were helped to regularize and carry on their studies.

This time we had Ambreen Naz W/o Ghulam Murtaza NIC No. 37405 –0245737 – 4, R/O NE-207, St No. 3, New Abadi, Fazalabad, Rawalpindi, who came to us for similar help as she was unable to pay the school fee of her son for the past two months.

Keeping our strict S.O.P we had this case investigated and our field staff Raheel made a personal visit to her son’s school to SIMS School Chaklala Road, Dhoke Khaba Rawalpindi to verify the bona-fides and antecedents of the children.

Raheel interacted with the school management and gave the following report:

Mohammad Taha Murtaza             Class 4th        Rs.1800/- per month Rs.3600/-

We again contacted the school management for further disposal of the case.

The Son has started going to school and we have asked the school authorities to keep us informed about his academic progress.

The relevant fee cards pics and supporting documents are also attached with this information.

This family has been helped because of generous donations and contributions from people like you but there are so many other families who are waiting for your help and cooperation.

It is better to give a bag of Atta and sugar to needy families sponsor the education of a child rather than to waste your money in expensive clothing, hotel ling and ostentatious display of wealth.

Do come forward to sponsor the education of at-least one child which is not more than Rs.3000/- month.

Real happiness lies in caring, sharing and helping others.

Thank you my friends for making this noble effort possible.

Looking forward to your magnanimous and philanthropic contributions.

If any one of you wants to contribute for this noble cause please forward your contributions to the following.

Details of Account are as under:

Title of Account                                Zeeshan Raza Alim

Account Number                              04710000003333 

CIF ID                                              000141750

Bank                                                 Askari Bank Limited

                                                         Haider Road Branch Saddar, Rawalpindi.

Best Regards,

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

123/B, Market Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi

Ph: 051-5130399

Cell: 0332-4923235

www.drbabur.com

www.mastertrainerhr.com

Nov 02

KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING (Zahida Parveen’s Operation)

    KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING

By the grace of almighty ALLAH Zahida Parveen has been successfully operated about 03 days back at a local hospital and was discharged after two days indoor treatment.

After discharge again she contacted our motivators at RAZA CHARITY TRUST for the supply of rations and medicines as she was in no way capable of bearing even these trivial expenses, which were again provided to her at her house by our field staff.

MASHALLAH she is doing well and on the way to recovery.

I take this opportunity to thank my Abdalian donors as well as a personal friend of mine who acted like guardian angels and rose to the occasion by contributing funds for her successful operation.

I would also like to thank my Abdalian brother Maj. Gen Khawar Deputy Surgeon general who was also instrumental in getting the hospital charges reduced.

Thank you my friends for KEEPING THE CANDLE OF HOPE BURNING.

GOD Bless you all.

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

Nov 01

OASIS IN AN ISLAND

           OASIS IN AN ISLAND

If you consider Rawalpindi Park area an Island of the elite of Rawalpindi, housing the General’s colony, Army House, GOR –I   and the area of 22 ACRES within this island there is an Oasis called the Murree Brewery (MB) Estate on park road.

For an outsider M.B estate gives a defiant mysterious esoteric bearing & demeanor but this M.B is one of the oldest companies of South Asia with a very rich history corporate diversity and archival heritage.

The history of the company dates back to the year 1860, when there was dearth of supply of good beer to the British troops in Northern India.

The imported beer being costly in those days, hence Pir Panjal Hills Brewery was setup in 1860, and Quetta distillery was part of this setup till 1947.

This GHORA GALI brewery was built in the Gothic style of architecture was vandalized during the riots of Independence of Pakistan in 1947, while the brewery in Quetta was destroyed in 1935 because of the great Quetta earthquake.

In the formative years the Brewery was managed by the family of Edward Dyer, father of Colonel Reginald Edward Harry Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh massacre fame. He was the man who had supervised the Pir Panjal Brewery construction in the beginning and later on was managed by George Duncun who remained the general manager of Murree Brewery for 40 years.

Murree Brewery is one of the oldest public companies of the South Asia and was registered on the Kolkata Stock Exchange on 18th August 1884 and its shares were traded as early as 1885 and is now the oldest continuing industrial enterprise of Pakistan.

Great progress was made by Murree Brewery Company LTD, after its formation in the year 1860, and the unprecedented demand for their famous ales and stout over a greatly increasing area of the Northern India, encouraged the directors to erect a another branch brewery at Rawalpindi about thirty years later.

 

In the 1940’s, the controlling shares or interests in the brewery were obtained by Peshton Dhanji Bandhara, who used to run a liquor business in Lahore prior to the independence of Pakistan by the name of D.P Edulji & Company (Pvt.) Limited which still has its offices in No. 10 commercial building Shahra – e – Quaid Azam Lahore.

P.D Bhandara at the time of independence had to run from pillar to post in order to purchase the shares of MB from Hindu’s, Sikh’s and British Shareholders. He was given a very tough time by Sayid Saigol who also was interested in hostile takeover of Murree Brewery but P.D Bhandara hired the tops lawyers of that time Sir Abdul Rashid Mr.  M.  Amwar and Justice Shabir Ahmed who won the court cases for P.D Bhandara which got him the hold of the control of the company.

Peshton Dhanji Bandhara was succeeded by his son, late M.P. Bandhara who later on carried on the family business and now it is being run by a grandson, Mr. Isphanyar Bandhara who is also a minority MNA in the N.A of Pakistan.

 

Mr. M.P Bhandara early in 1960 at a young age of 21 years diversified the company in to downstream activity by opening up associated TOPS and Murree Glass in 1969.

 

Keeping in tradition for new avenues M.B in 2008 went for value addition and induction of new technology where R&D became foremost followed by Refinement & Consolidation in glass bottling technology.

TOPS started its operation from Chowburji in Lahore in 1990, but later on shifted to Kot Lakpat on 31st July 1993 but the title deed was transferred on Murree Brewery’s name in 1996 and second plant started in Rawalpindi in 1995 and later on shifted to Hattar in 2004.

Murree Glass plant was imported from Sweden in 1974, first installed at Rawalpindi and later on shifted to Hattar in 1993.

Murree sparklets was purchased by M.P Bhandara from Hashoo Group on 01st April 2011.

Many of the Pindite’s may be unaware that the Army house was gifted by M.P Bhandara in 1982 which was at that time named as Park Lodge. Park Lodge a majestic residential property which was purchased by M.B from Mrs. H. Whimper in 1888.

 

It was the principal residence and the head office of the company till 1959 until it was taken over by Government of Pakistan to house the office of the Prime minister of Pakistan. Sums of Rs. 2.80 Lakhs were paid as lease money for the camp office of Army Chief. This park lodge also used to house the HQ of Anti Narcotics Force, Banazir Bhutto later on made it in to SINDH HOUSE for a short time.

It remained an office of the head of State of Pakistan from 1960 till 2008.

Some very interesting folktales about Murree Brewery is that there was an underground tunnel linking the camp office with M.B estate but on my further sleuthing and investigations of the cellars I did find plastered and closed openings in the cellar hence I could not come to any logical conclusion.

Another historical point of interest which very few Pindite’s are unaware of that a narrow gauge railway track used to come to the Military Diary farms and terminated at Murree Brewery bringing the supplies to Military Diary Farm and Murree Brewery.

As the General’s colony was being built this line was subject to scuttling hence the small gauge locomotives ceased to come to its termination point in the head office of Murree Brewery.

Apart from its corporate diversity M.B is also a very socially conscious corporate citizen and is funding the CSR training institute where the building and Utilities are maintained by M.B.

The Bhandara Foundation with its head quarters in Lahore is headed by Justice Nassira Iqbal and Justice Amer Raza as its trustee and are looking after the poor and down trodden section of the society.

The Murree Brewery Polo Cup and Golf Cup which is an important fixed event in the Rawalpindi Garrison’s Annual Calendar is sponsored by M.B since 1904, under the auspices of the Rawalpindi Polo Club. In spring each year the top polo teams of Pakistan compete and vie for the honor of this cup and the cup is held for safe custody by the president of Rawalpindi Polo Club housed in the Race Course Ground.

The present management of M.B wants to take the company to the pinnacle and zenith for the maximum return to the shareholders but is bogged down by multiple problems like high Utility bills, disruption of gas and Electricity supply and dual taxation.

Such step motherly treatment is being meted out to the company that the company is under litigation with the taxation authorities in various courts of law which are Sub judice.

Now a day’s Murree Brewery is a thriving public limited company where the main share holding rests with the Bhandara family and there are about 1600 share holders including this scribe.

 

The present success story of Murree Brewery is not a bed of roses but a roller coaster ride through ages having survived prohibition and liquor ban by the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Secondly it had to face shutting down of its operation for 26 days because of the vested interests in collaboration and connivance with the local and political authorities who instigated the worker’s to strike taking the protective umbrella of the environmental protection laws.

 

Despite all these obstacles, hurdles, impediments and adverse scenario M.B has been able to keep its head well above the waters and has come of age. It is now amongst the top 25 award winning companies of the Pakistan Stock Exchange contributing a handsome amount to the national ex-chequer and giving the maximum return to its shareholders.

 

 

BABUR ZAHIRUDDIN

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