Newsletter February 2006

Ekal Vanyatras (Ekal Visits)

  • Sri Braham Ratan Agrawal
  • Sri Braham Ratan Agrawal
  • Smt. Sangita Gupta
  • Smt. Sangita Gupta
  • Smt. Sangita Gupta
  • Smt. Sangita Gupta

Ekal Visit by 

Sri Braham Ratan Agrawal:
Sri Braham Ratan Agrawal (Tycon of USA also a donor who has adopted 1000 Ekal Vidyalaya) visited Ekal Vidyalaya at Chhattisgarh in December 2005. During his Chhattsgarh visit, he met the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh along with the officials of Friends of Tribals Society. They talked to CM of Chhattisgarh about the expansion of Ekalvidyalaya in that state. Dr. Singh admired the generosity of Sri Braham Ratan Agrawal and told that the businessmen will get inspired with his great contribution for eradication of illiteracy from India. 

Smt. Sangita Gupta:
A vanyatra was organised in Chattisgarh state, region Bastar. People from Mumbai and Delhi attended the 2 day Yatra. This region is full of its rich culture and heritage and a true Vanvasi Kshetra. One could not believe that in this modernized and computerized world, their are belts of vanvasi people who follow their old age traditions, preserving their heritage. It was good to see Ekal Vidyalaya as a tree and its branches - Shiksha, Arogya and Gram Vikas, working so beautifully for the upliftment of the vanvasi people. The dedication, motivation of full time workers of EVFI, working in tough and hard circumstances to fulfil the goals is really unsung. To note - till today their is a tribe called Bhunjiya tribe who do not let outsiders to enter their house nor accept anything from them. Their women are not allowed to come out of their houses. If anybody enters their huts they destroy that hut and build a new one. I have nothing more to express ...........

 

Schools & Children


Current: Number of Ekal Schools: 16,506 Number of Children: 455,007

 

'Going Back to the Future' - by Ekal Washington DC Chapter


For the first time Ekal Vidyalya DC Chapter presented an Event named 'Going Back to the Future' which had a talk feature by Brahma Kumari Jenna Maharaj and an interactive Appreciative Inquiry workshop (http://www.centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/). This program had invited the community to share insights on traditional values of India and how the current values of these times shape the lives of our children, work and social relations.

 

Events of Gram Vikas - The backbone of Swavlamban project


Gram Vikas Yojna had its regional meet on 21st January 2006 at Raipur (capital of Chattisgarh State). Whole time workers of 4 region, Central Bastar, Raigarh Anchal, Southern Bastar and Gariaband attended the meet along with Sri Gouri Shanker Gupta - Vice President GVFI (Gram Vikas Foundation of India). The work and training is going on in full swing and Sri Gupta boosted their morale.

 

Arogya Yojna - Second Naishnatya Varga in Delhi


Smt. Sangita Gupta - Vice-President AFI (Arogya Foundation of India) along with Smt. Amita Prakash (Wife of Sri Satyendra Prakash, President of EVFI) attended the Regional Meet on 21st Jan 2006 in Raipur. 24 whole time workers (all women) of 5 regions attended the Meet. All were in full zest and excited towards their works and are receiving good responses from the village people.

 

Aashirvad Samaroh


It was held at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on 22nd January 2006. This Samaroh was held by FTS Raipur Chapter President, Sri Kamal Sharda on the occasion of his son's wedding along with the tribal and the whole-time workers of the Chhattisgarh. It was a great day as the guests were the tribals. They came in their traditional attire, danced and blessed the newly wed couple.

 

Makar Sankranti


When and why is Makar Sankarati celebrated?
When One Zodiac Sign enters the 2nd Zodiac Sign it is called Sankranti.
When Earth enters the Makar (Capricorn) sign it’s called Makar Sankrati. It is held on January 14th every year. From this day the sun starts traveling from South (Dakshiyan) to North (Uttrayan). It means the day starts getting big, light gets better and the night starts getting small. The Cold is empowered by the sun light. 
When the Sun Travels from North to South (Dakshiyan) it’s the opposite weather. 

How it is celebrated?
According to Vedic Shastra, any thing donated on this day, returns back to us in the multiplication of hundreds in the next birth. On this day people take bath in the nearest river or lake, do poojas, give donation and spread love among each other.

What activities do Ekal chapters perform on this day?
It appeals to all its donors all over the country to donate items for our whole time workers and teachers, because Indians tend to donate on this particular auspicious day. We tell them to give us this donation and signify the importance of donating as we give it to workers who travel and work day and night in the remote tribal areas. It’s a form of appreciation from the city people.

This year we are giving all over the country to our 16506 teachers and 3500 fulltime workers of Ekal Vidyalya, Arogya And Gram Vikas.

 

Master's Training Courses of Mahila Vibhag


Masters training of ladies wing (Mahila Nagar Sangathan) was held on 4th and 5th of January 2006 in Surat. This training was done to help take the naipunya varg of Kshetriya Pramukh of Ladies wing in hyderabad on 15th and 16th of february 2006. 

This training would help them to working in their respective areas and solve problems. They help in co-ordination amongst all the women karyakartas, who are working and giving their valuable time for Ekal Vidyalaya Movement.

 

Samanvai Varga/National Meet of CPPs of EVFI


The Samanvaya Varg – 2006, will be held at Lucky City (Bhagya Nagar) otherwise called as Hyderabad on Feb 17th, Feb 18th and Feb 19th. Let us all come together to pour our hearts, share the moments of ecstasy of being together only to strengthen our resolve and determination of rebuilding India by bringing literacy to the rural and tribal children. 

It’s indeed a great privilege for Janahitha - the member organization of Ekal Vidyalaya Movement in Andhra Pradesh to accept the Herculean task of organizing a national level get together “Samanvaya Varg-2006” of Chapter office bearers, Samanvay Samiti members and Ekal-fulltime Organizers at Hyderabad. Around 800 delegates from all over India will be attending this prestigious meet.

Special Help desks are being arranged at:
¨ Secunderabad Railway station Platform no: 10
¨ Nampally Railway Station (Hyderabad) Platform No: 04
¨ Kachiguda Railway station Platform No: 01 
¨ Begumpet Airport - at domestic arrivals 
Venue: Hindi Maha Vidyalaya,
Date/Time
: 17th Feb 2006 – 2.30 pm to 
VidyaNagar, Nallakunta main Road, Hyd. 19th Feb 2006 – 4.00 pm

Contacts:
AKL Rao, Co-ordinator, Janahitha Chapter Office, Flat No 3H, Samrat Residential complex,
Opp: AG Office, Saifabad, Hyderabad 500004, Ph: 040-23237802, Mobile: 09441110654
Email: varghyd@gmail.com

 

Sudhir Prabhu for Ekal Study


Sri Sudhir Prabhu from USA is giving 5 full weeks for Ekal Study in India. He is a Physician by profession in USA. Since last 2 weeks he visited Coorg in Kerala. He visited many remote and tribal villages where Ekal works are going on. He also visited a village of Haryana state, there he attended a Teacher Trainings (Prashikshan Varga). He expressed that he is associated with many organization but haven't seen any organization other than Ekal Vidyalaya, which has reached to the weakest of the weak. Every organization aims at the growth of a nation but this one aims at the growth of an individual. The strength of this organization are its workers, their dedication, patience, humbleness. Next will be Himachal Pradesh for Ekal Study.

 

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