Newsletter December 2010

Meera Sehgal, a little girl, raises fund for Ekal Schools

“I am Meera Sehgal. I go to Hudson Montessori School in Ohio. I am currently in 7th grade.  I had learned about this fundraiser when one night my parents went to a concert where a lady was raising money for Ekal schools in India. I had been doing different community service projects since I was a little girl, but I had never done anything for some other country in the world. It really struck me that children in other places in the world do not get an education and that many children can get educated for just $365. Over the summer as this project kept on building. I decided rather than just getting money from my family I will start this fundraiser in my school. When I was home one day, I emailed my teacher telling her about this project and what my plan was to raise money. I knew going into a new community (middle school) and having new teachers this would be my opportunity to pursue something totally new.  When I started school in September, I told the Middle School Class about Ekal and their mission. They thought it was a great idea to raise money for children around the same age as us and know that they could get an education.  The next step after telling the class was to talk about it with the community service group in the Middle School. We discussed this idea and they thought we should definitely pursue this great idea of raising money for schools in India.  In addition I am raising money from family and friends, so far totalling over $4,000. This will allow Ekal to build more than 10 schools.   At school we are currently in the process of deciding what type of fundraiser. I am glad to be helping the children in India with literacy.  I look forward to visiting India with my family in 2011 to help set-up schools with Ekal.

Meera Sehgal


Health Awareness program by Children of Ekal Vidyalaya

A health awareness programme was conducted by the children of Ekal Vidyalaya in Vadebiranahalli village of Gulbarga Anchal in Karnataka. The children actively worked for the cleaning of the village with the support of Village Samiti. Later they went around the village with slogans about health care. The villagers promised the children that they will maintain the cleanliness always.


Ekal Global Learning (EGL) 2011

Ekal Global Learning (EGL) is an annual programme specially designed for active NRI volunteers of Ekal Movement to help them personally experience ground realities of Ekal work on the field. Many of urban volunteers from our metro cities also join the trip. So far 4 such eventful programs are conducted successfully. This year EGL will be organized from 3rd (Monday) to 7th (Friday) January, 2011 will start from Pune.

It has been meticulously planned to enable the participants compact and 'on the spot' learning of Ekal Systems. They will also get exposure to rich tribal culture and visit some of the ancient temples as well as exciting nature spots. Comforts of the participants are taken care.
You are cordially invited to plan your vacation in India along with your relatives/friends.

Cost: Rs.18, 000/ per person includes traveling, stay and food.

3 january, 2011 Welcome by Pune Chapter at 11 am. Stay at Bhimashankar, Lohar wadi Village- Vidyalaya Darshan
4 january, 2011 Leave for Bimashankar Temple, Reach Nasik, Visit to Anchal Vyavasta Varg, Dinner & meet with FTS Nasik
5 january, 2011 Reach in Half yearly Acharya Abhyas Varg, Village visit and full timers house Attend Satsang and interact with villagers, Return to Nasik
6 january, 2011 Leave for Jawhar Sankul (Palghar anchal), Visit to Village Pimpoorna- Gram Vikas projects, Reach Upa sanch Kendra for cultural program, Tribal Folk dance, presentation by Ekal
7 january, 2011 Leave for Surat, Inauguration of Samanvay Varg at Surat - Share the experience, Concludes at Surat by 5 pm

For more details please send your entries/queries to or call
Sri Ganesh Shenoy +91 9310028880 / Smt. Manjushree +91 931


Samanvay Varg

The Samanvay Vargs of all 5 Zones of Ekal Vidyalaya Movement are going to be held soon. The details are as under:
S.No. Zone Place Dates
East Ranchi 17th to 19th Dec., 2010
West Surat 7th to 9th Jan., 2011
North Jaipur 25th to 27th Dec., 2010
North East Guwahati 11th to 13th March, 2011
South Bangalore 28th to 30th Jan., 2011


Visitors became overwhelmed after visiting Ekal Schools, donate for 18 schools

Sri Harish Baijal, Chief Superintendent, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nasik Division along with Mrs. Baijal, Sri Nemichand Poddar, President FTS Nashik Chapter, Mrs. Manjula Poddar and others went on a school visit in Peth Anchal of Nasik District, Maharashtra on 19th Sept., 2010. The visitors became overwhelmed with the performance of the students in Ekal School.  After visiting the school, the visitors gave a donation of 18 Nos. of School.  It was a very successful visit.


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