Newsletter February 2021

Food distribution drive by Ekal DC


Ekal DC (Montgomery Co) with the support of Food for Others charity organization, successfully organized food drive during the time of Diwali and distributed 250 grocery boxes to the needy families in NOVA. Each box contained a week worth of groceries for a family of 4. The total amount that was collected for this project was approximately $3400.

 

Ekal ke Ram


Ekal Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad organises a special program, ‘Ekal ke Ram’, presented by poet cum social activist Dr Kumar Vishwas in Delhi.

Inspired by Lord Ram’s lifestyle in exile, Ekal imparts education to 28 lakh children every year in rural and forest areas with minimum resources. Lord Ram and his family had developed attraction towards nature and depended on minimum resources for sustainability. ‘One village, one teacher and one school’ is the principle Ekal follows to impart education to tribal children.

Speaking to media, Ekal CEO cum secretary Shri Bajrang Lal Bangra said that Ekal has been running schools in more than one lakh villages and imparting education on moral values, health and hygiene. Dr Kumar Vishwas highlighted some excerpts from Ram’s exile which can teach people about the virtues of patience, adaptability and making adjustments in life.The relevance of Lord Ram in the lock-down due to corona virus proved extremely beneficial.

Union Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, who joined virtually, was the chief guest of the program while Yoga Guru Shri Baba Ramdev, the guest of honor.

 

Ekal FTW wins Maharashtra State Dance Competition


Shri Vikas Sunilmagar, full time worker (FTW) of Ekal, won the Maharasthra State Dance Competition. He was one of the 11 kalakars of the Bharat Ke Rang group which performed in East Coast before returning to India during the outbreak of the pandemic.

 

Alumni of Ekal Vidyalaya, from a remote tribal village, is a trained nurse today


Saruvala Kumar, 24, an alumni of Ekal Vidyalaya is a trained nurse today. Saruvala is from a remote tribal village Kherdih, in the Silli Block of Jharkhand.
Saruvala started her education in Ekal Vidyalaya, in her village, in the year 2003. Till 2006 she studied in Ekal and thereafter joined the Government Middle School. From 2008 to 2011, she studied in the Project Girls High School in Silli and passed the matriculation examination.
She did her inter (plus two) from the Silli College. Simultaneously she was pursuing her training in nursing. She completed her graduation in Political Science in 2017. Following her completing the nursing course she started working at a nursing home in Katras, Dhanbad.
Saruvala, an alumni of Ekal, has made her village so proud.

 

Ekal Gramothan launches Computer Training Center at Kastigarh, Jammu and Kashmir


To enable the youth of remote areas acquire computer training at their doorstep,  Ekal Gramothan Foundation under the aegis of Ekal Abhiyan J&K has established a Computer Training Center at Kastigarh in Doda Anchal of Bhag Chaderbhaga.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Neeraj Thakur, in-charge of Ekal Gramothan Foundation, North West region, said that the sole aim of opening this computer training center is to provide the opportunity to the youth living in far off habitations to acquire the knowledge of computer, free of cost. He informed that the computer center is sponsored by Shri Om and Smt Sudha Dhingra and  urged the locals to volunteer to look after and own this computer lab. He invited them to send their wards to  avail this opportunity .
While speaking on the occasion, Shri Natha Singh, Thasildar, who inaugurated the centre, lauded and praised the efforts put forth by the office bearers and  volunteers of Ekal Abhiyan Chanderbhaga to estsblish the computer center.

 

Jharkhand village adopt organic farming after the efforts of Ekal


Seventy percent of the villagers of Koynara Toli village in Bishunpur Block of Gumla district in Jharkhand are now using only organic manure in their fields. In this village, with a total population of around six hundred people, there are some 115 farmers.

In the year 2000, Ekal started its operations in this village with its One Teacher School. In 2004 Ekal Village Development team brought mother culture from Assam and the work of making organic manure started. Till this time farmers were using only chemical fertilizers in this village. Ekal started giving training for create pits to make organic manure with earthworms. Initially five to seven farmers took the training and started using this manure in their fields. Their produce increased and even the quality improved. Seeing the success of these farmers, others in the village also started adopting this process and today about 70% villagers here are using only organic manure.

 

Sri Hari Satsang Samiti launched in Keral


On the auspicious day of Makar Sankranthi and Mahara Jothi at Sabarimala temple, Kerala chapter of Sri Hari Satsang was launched on 14th January, 2021 with Bhajans.

 

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