Newsletter February 2020

Success Story - Computer Education has made Anand Yadav independent

This is the story of Shri Anand Yadav, 17 yr old, son of Shri Krishan Yadav and Smt Radhika Yadav, who stays in village post Atva of  Mishrikh block in the district of Sitapur, in Uttar Pradesh.
Anand completed his high school from Saraswati Gyan Mandir, intercollege in Mishrikh. He came to know about the free computer education services provided by Ekal Abhiyan, Gramothan Resource Centre (GRC) through IT teacher, Shri Dinesh at the centre. The GRC is located 5 km away from his village.  Due to poor economic condition, in spite of wanting to learn computer, he could not pursue this course. Now he had the opportunity to fulfill his dreams. He says, “I am very grateful to GRC for this free of cost education given to us.”
Anand says, “My father was a painter, but in today’s digital world, manual painting has lost it’s sustainability. So I thought of setting up a radium cutting machine from which I could earn a better living. I used to help my father in his work along with my studies. My wish was fulfilled by GRC. After completing the course I opened up a shop where I made vehicle number plates, radium cutting etc. which gives me good revenue. It has given me the courage to set up a flex machine in future to earn even better. At present I am earning Rs15,000/- per month. 
After seeing the enthusiasm of this 17 year old boy one can see a new age India where the hard work and dedication of the team at GRC, is working tirelessly to make the youth of our villages independent by running this IT lab.


E-learning workshop

On 11th and 12th January 2020 Ekal Sansthan conducted a workshop for Ekal Children on e-learning program through Tablets, in Delhi.
Shri Ramesh Shah, Shri Praveen Arya, Dr Susheela Madan, Shri Shankar Haldar, Shri Amitabh, Shri Ram and Shri Sanjay Malaviya participated and guided the team of trainers and trainees who have come from all over the country. 


Interns from California at GRC, Ranchi

A group of students, Shri Priyanshu Shah, Shri Sarthak Parikh, Shri Samarth Kadaba, Shri Ajay Bhargava (all higher secondary School students) from California and Chicago visited GRC Karanjo from 22nd December to 29th December 2019 led by Shri Narendra Kadaba and Smt Meena Kadaba. They were quite moved by the program of Ekal Abhiyan.


Eye Diagnostic Van for Arogya camps

A major mile stone in the history of Arogya Foundation of India (AFI) was achieved today when the first fully equipped EYE DIAGNOSTIC VAN after being fabricated at Mumbai was flagged off by the National Secretary, AFI, Shri Sudarshan Sureka, who relentlessly worked to achieve this goal. Dr Mahesh Sanghavi, AFI Secretary of Maharashtra, also joined him with his valuable suggestions and effort.
Inaugural ceremony was conducted on 25th January in Dumma ARC of Devghar district of Jharkhand. AFI owes utmost respect for Dr Raj Mohan, who has worked day and night for last two years to realize this dream.


Health Camp at Pichhor Anchal

-    Dr Premchand Kumar

Arogya Foundation of India (AFI) conducted health camp at Pichhor Anchal on 29th December 2019. Hemoglobin tests and consultations were conducted for 52 women. Anthelmintic, iron and Multivitamin drugs were distributed.


Arogya workers were given blankets

Arogya sevikas of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra were given blankets by Gynecologist Dr Sandhya Agarwal on 14th January, 2020 at Govardhan Hotel, Fatehpur Sikri. Sanch Samiti Convenor Shri Sumesh Goyal, Shri Rahul Ghati from Ekal Arogya, Shri Satish Gupta, Shri Mukesh Sharma, Dr Kuldeep Goyal, Shri Trilok Chand Dithwariya, Arogya Sevikas, and Dr. Premchand were present.


Arogya camp by FTS Surat

FTS Surat chapter organized free eye medical camp on 22nd December, 2019 along with Rotary Club, Sea Face, Surat and Ramakrishna Mission, at Dang Anchal, Peepili village, Gujarat. About 1000 people benefited. 450 people were given spectacles free of cost. 35 people have been identified for cataract operation which will be done with Samtha Foundation.


Good response to Bangalore Ekal Run - 2020

Ekal Run organized by the youth team of Bangalore attracted wonderful response. Over 1000 people paid registration fees. About 250 professionals ran over 10 kms. The Run has created a huge awareness among youth and created a good support group.


Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrated in Cuddalore, TN

-    Smt. A. Uma, Anchal Abhiyan Premukh, Sirkazhi, Tamilnad Bhag

Annual day and Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi were celebrated on 19th January 2020 in Kudavasal Sanch of Sirkazhi Anchal in Tamilnadu. Bhag Secretary Dr P R Krishnaprasad and Sanch Samiti office bearers Shri Kalyanaraman and Shri Kannan participated apart from 24 Acharya, 169 Ekal Vidyalaya children, 76 village, Anchal and Sanch samiti members and 7 Karyakartas. The Karyakartas and Acharyas were felicitated.
Ekal children’s performance included recitation of Patriotic Songs, Yoga, elocution competition, drawing competition and cultural events. Prizes were given to the top three children. A brief discourse on Sivapuranam was also organized. Shri Vasudevan, Block Development Officer of Koradacheri Block of Thiruvarur district was the special invitee and he shared the information on government projects available for the rural population.


National Youth Day celebrated

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Gramsvaraj forum  of Ekal ABhiyan celebrated National Youth Day program by taking out a procession from Mandi district headquarters in which around 2000 youth participated. The procession concluded at Chauhatta Bazar. Chief Guest, Smt Payal Vaidya, Executive Chairperson of the State Child Welfare Department addressed the youth and the keynote speaker,  Shri Govind Ram Sharma threw light on the biography of Swami Vivekananda.


Vanyatra by East Delhi chapter

A vanyatra was arranged by East Delhi chapter on 12th December 2019 to Kumanyu, khatima Anchal. The people of the rural society welcomed all the visitors with great enthusiasm.
The visitors met the children of Ekal Vidyalaya in Melaghat and Khatima villages and interacted with them. Children recited Saraswati Vandana and morning prayers to all the visitors, some children charmed everyone by singing folk songs. These children impressed all the Vanyatris with their knowledge. They were very happy and distributed bags and other educational materials to children.  The dedication and selfless services of the Acharyas and Karyakarthas were appreciated by the visitors. 
Shri Rajiv Bansal, Deputy Chairman of the Council of India Public Education East Delhi Chapter, Shri K.K. Mr. Garg, General Secretary Shri Atul Jain and Shri Asha Bansal were part of the visiting team.


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