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अभिभावक संघ के सदस्य समता परिसर में हलुआ बनाते हुए,
"Kripa Ram was a very close friend of our family’s, particularly of my father and myself. I have many fond memories of him. Our friendship began over 65 years ago, when he first wrote to me with a eulogy to England’s cricketers, e.g. Len Hutton. After that we corresponded regularly. I always looked forward to his closely written air letters, covering a wide range of topics and keeping me up to date with Indian affairs.
I particularly remember two visits to India. Once was when I first brought my wife, Rosa Maria to your country. I was especially keen to show her Chakrata and to introduce her to Kripa Ram. To my happy surprise, I was able to convince the relevant Dehra Dun official to give us permission, though foreigners, to visit Chakrata. There we met Kripa Ram in an excellent little restaurant, where we ate the best pakoras I’ve ever had.Much later, when our charitable trust, the Canning Trust, was supporting the work of SMTA in the villages around Herbertpur, Kripa Ram and I went around those villages together to describe our joint efforts and to elicit the villagers’ involvement. I well remember the enthusiastic response we received..."