Newsletter April 2006

Ekal Vanyatras (Ekal Visits)


Ekal Visit by 

Sri Ravi Verma ji
An excerpt from his comments:


EVF Canada President Mr. Ravi Verma along with his wife Mrs. Sushila Verma Visited Ekal Schools near Puskar in Ajmer. He was overwhelmed by the work done by Ekal in the field of education, Arogya & Gram Vikas. Vanyatra Photographs are attached.

Some photographs taken during his visit:

 

Schools & Children


Current: Number of Ekal Schools: 16,086 Number of Children: 455,007

 

Ekal Nite in Australia


Swami Satchidanada EVF global Secretary is going to Australia to attend the Annual Function of EVF Australia.

 

Sarhad Se Sagar


These are the lines written on the Saddique Chowki (Punjab – Pakistan Border) Fajillka Punjab. Ekal Vidyalaya has now been opened from border to ocean (Sarhad Se Sagar i.e., from Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir to Rameshwaram & from Gujarat to North East). 90 Vidyalayas are running in Fajillka (Town Bordering India – Pakistan Border) & 90 more are in progress.

Swami Satchidananda EVF global Secretary, Dr. Harish Anand Delhi Kshetra Prabhari, Mr. Satyanarayan Bandhu President BLSP, Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya., Mr. Gouri Shanker Gupta GVF Secretary & Mrs. Sangita Gupta EVF Coordinator visited the schools running in the border areas of Fajillka Punjab. They also attended the Kshetrya Baithak of Delhi Pradesh which includes Anchal Faridabad, Firojpur, Palampur, Chamba & Jammu & Kashmir. All the three wings of Ekal (Education, Arogya & Gram Vikas) were present there. Swami ji gave his blessing to the Karyakartas and motivated them. The people of border areas appreciated the work done by Ekal Movement. Prathmik Varg of Arogya in Punjab is soon going to take place. Arogya Sevikas has been chosen. 

 

Fund Raising Event by FTS


FTS Mumbai organized Tulsi Solo – Play by Sekhar Sen on March 11, 2006.
FTS Surat Organized Kabir Solo – Play by Sekhar Sen on March 18, 2006.

 

Baisakhi


Baisakhi festival derives its name from the month of Vaisakha (April-May) in which this day occurs. It invariably falls on the 13th of April every year,though once in 36 years it occurs on April 14th. It is a north Indian festival, but it is observed in Punjab with special enthusiasm and fervour. It was on this day that the last Guru Gobind Singh eliminated the differences of high and low and established that all human beings were equal.

In Kerala the festival is called Vishu, In Assam, the festival is called Bohag Bihu, and the community organizes massive feasts, music, and dancing. The pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Badrinath, in the Himalayas, also commences from this day.

 

Ramanavami


Ramanavami or the birthday of Lord Rama is a major Hindu festival celebrated all over the country by devout Hindus both Vaishnavas and Shaivas. Rama, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu was born on the ninth day of the bright half of the Chaitra (March - April) in Ayodhya, in the Treta Yuga, the Second Age. The Ramanavami festival offers to us all an opportunity to imbibe at least some of the ideas and spirit enshrined in the ways of Rama. On this great day Lord Rama is prayed and worshipped, and it is the surest means to be able to follow in his ideals.

Ramanavami is also celebrated as the Vasanta Navratra and the celebration starts from the first lunar day of the bright fortnight of Chaitra and last upto Ramanavami. On Ashtami Durga is worshipped. If you wish to achieve anything worthwhile, seek the Mother's grace and it is a proper occasion. Ram and Devi, both symbolize the victory of good over the evil.

 

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