Newsletter August 2015

Arangetram dedicated to Ekal, Windsor Chapter, Canada


Bharathanatyam arangetram by Kum. Srushti Thaker in Windsor, Canada, not only exhibited her dance skills but also her good heart and concern for the children living in the tribal villages of India. She requested her well wishers to donate to Ekal instead of gifting her. Appreciating her gesture, Srushti’s father matched their contribution with his generosity. All these could support 8 Ekal Vidyalayas.

 

Dr. Subhash Chandra - Chairman of Ekal Global


On 30th June 2015, Dr. Subhash Chandra, Zee Group, was made the Chairman of Ekal Global. He was welcomed by Presidents of all the partner organizations of Ekal Movement. He said “Ekal is the only powerful grassroots movement which can translate the dream of Mahatma Gandhi’s Gram Swarajya into reality in the truest sense, I firmly believe.” Sri Subhash Chandra consented to lead the Ekal Global Movement and reach 25 countries of the world with Ekal Mission in the coming year. Presently Ekal Foundation has its branches in 11 countries of the world. It has 51 regional centres in USA alone.

Sri B.L. Bagra, President and Global Co-ordinator of Ekal Abhiyan, gave a brief report of Ekal Global activities. Sri Shyamji Gupt, motivated all those present in the gathering to network with their friends and relatives in countries outside India to channelize their interest and participation in Ekal’s mission.

Sri Pradeep Goyal, Sri Naresh Jain and Sri B.L. Bagra are declared as Team Ekal Global under the leadership of Dr. Subhash Chandra. Sri Pradeep Goyal, Chairman, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India, gave vote of thanks.

 

Ekal Learning Tour


Ekal Sansthan, as part of its routine, conducted Ekal Learning Tour for 3 days, this time in Rudrapur district of Uttrakhand. The team comprised of Ekal volunteers and Samithi members of state chapter and Anchal. The team visited Rajpura Fateghanj and Dopulia Roshanpur villages. They appreciated the system of forming 3 groups among children based on their learning abilities and the way Acharyas manage it. Second day the team participated in the training program for Acharyas and also Samithi baithak. Third day, they visited ‘Gram Khula’ to see the compost made from kitchen waste, cow dung and leaves and its productivity.

It was indeed a complete learning experience for the team about the training methods and its implementation at the village by Ekal at the tribal villages they work. The team expressed their confidence in Ekal saying Ekal is the right way for India’s growth.

 

Vanyatra


Sri K. K. Kharia was one of the participants in a workshop conducted by Ekal in Muscat about its activities in India. Though he was not sure about all that he heard about Ekal, he made it a point to visit a Ekal village when he came down to Durg, his hometown in Chattisgarh. He visited Charbhantha Bamhanai village, about 95 kms away from Durg. He and his wife were delighted to see the children answer all their questions on arithmetic and English. They gave away notebooks and other stationeries to them and also committed to sponsor 2 villages near Durg.

 

Vanyatra


On 21st June, 2015, Sri S. S. Damani, Chairman, FTS South Zone and Smt Vimala Damani, Vice-president, FTS Mahila Samithi undertook a Vanyatra to Sithoorani village in Kolli hills of Namakkal Anchal in Tamilnadu. Children exhibited their learned skills in yoga. The two were very much impressed with the reading skill of the children. The children were given sweets and notebook. They also honored the teacher and gram samithi.

 

Anemia program for women police


The Tamilnadu team of Arogya Foundation of India conducted a training program on managing anemia and malnutrition for the women police of the Coimbatore. The cops were impressed with the content and methodology of training and gave complete co-operation. Now they want their family also to be benefited.

 

Top men at Arogya camp


During the 5 days camp at Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on Arogya from 15th July to 19th, Padmashree Sri P. R. Krishna Kumar and Sri Pradeep Goyal, Chairman, EVFI, guided the Karyakarthas of Wayanad, Kerala on the 4th and 5th day respectively.

 

Yuva Ekal Mitra Samellan


Yuva Ekal Mitra Samellan held at Hotel Kalchuri, recently. Sri Shyamji Gupt, had a wonderful interaction with the youth present. He urged them to follow the commands of Swami Vivekanand. He invited them to be part of Ekal Vidyalaya in order to fulfill the dreams of Swamiji. He advocated the 3 T model – Time, Talent and Trust – to succeed in life.

 

Health camp held


A general health camp was held at Pipartola village in Gondiya Anchal in Maharashtra. Over 350 people from the village including women and children benefited.

 

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