Newsletter June 2019

Ekal Vidyalaya USA fundraising programs

USA is rocking. Each program shows a new twist and a lot of improvement. Kudos to all the teams.
Springfield, IL team on April 28th demonstrated great show. Around 200 people attended the event.
Ekal DC on May 4th was very informative and entertaining.
Ekal Chicago - In spite of the Winter Show storm the Chicago North Chapter had record breaking attendance, had a sold out show to a point where some of the members had to give up their seats for the donors. Amazing show, had two Chicago Youth Chapter students who showcased projects creating Ekal awareness & raising $1,000 in funds.  All in all it was an evening filled with great food, great show and four Chapters coming together for the Ekal cause.
At Irwine Ekal fund raiser, chapter president, regional president and national president with Uma Gulaniji
Cleveland, Ohio Ekal event was a grand success, had all time high: 300 schools with unprecedented increase in pledges.
Amaizing effort by Ekal New England volunteers, made for a great event in Ashland MA. Pledges and collection for over 910 schools. New England presented Ekal Ratna award to Shri. Ram Nehra the founder of the chapter.
Ekal Connecticut event included CT kids club speeches, sharing motivational experience by Shri. Adish music concert and auction  and raised for over 500 schools.
The youth volunteers from Bloomington chapter who worked under the guidance of their elders, behind the scenes to ensure that the event ran smoothly, an outstanding and dedicated team.
300 people attended Cincinnati chapter program that raised funds for over 225 schools and $50,000 for GRC.


Ekal Yuva Mumbai took Ekal children to Kidzania

On 19th February 2019, Ekal Yuva Mumbai organized a day long trip for 22 Ekal Vidyalaya children and 10 city kids to Kidzania (Global Indoor Entertainment and Learning Center for children) in Mumbai city. The main aim was to bridge the gap between Urban and Rural children. The sponsor of the event Shri Umesh Gowda also celebrated his daughter’s birthday with all of them. Fun, food, dance and activities were the order of the day. The Ekal children were amazed to discover a new world with various skill opportunities.  Ekal Yuva members, Smt. Prachi Pandya, Ms. Nairuti Arora and Ms. Monica along with Shri Umesh Gowda planned and executed the trip meticulously. Ekal children were sent back with lovely memories and souvenirs to be remembered for a long time to come.


Launch of first E-Shiksha in Tamilnadu at Dharmapuri

The Harur town panchayat in Dharmapuri district in Tamilnadu created history on 5th May 2019 as it became the first Sanch in Tamilnadu to launch the Ekal E-Shiksha project.
As the members of Ekal Sansthan Coimbatore drove into Harur town to the Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam where the launch event was to be held, the innocent joy and excitement of the Ekal Acharyas and Gram Samiti members was infectious.
The event started at 4 pm with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries who had assembled – the Chief Guest Shri E R K Selvaraj, Correspondent of ERK Institutions, Harur; Smt. Manju Srivastava, National President, Ekal Sansthan; Shri T S Mohan Shankar, Chairperson, Ekal Sansthan Coimbatore, Shri Vidya Shankar, patron of FTS in Salem and others.
Smt. Manju Srivastava, National President of Ekal Sansthan called upon all the Ekal karyakartas in the Harur Sanch to develop a strong positive will to ensure the success of the E-Shiksha project.
Sri T. S. Mohan Shankar, Chairperson of Ekal Sansthan Coimbatore enthralled the audience with his crisp and thought provoking Presidential address in Tamil on the significance of the E-Shiksha project. He said that the Acharyas of Harur Sanch must feel proud that their village cluster was chosen to be the first one in Tamilnadu for the launch of the E-Shiksha project. It implies that the Ekal leadership had great confidence in them and they have to live up to this expectation.
Smt. Manju Srivastava handed over the first tablet to the Harur Sanch Coordinator Shri. P. Sarath Kumar. Shri. Sarath gave a demo of the content in Tamil loaded on the tablet for the benefit of the participants.
Further, three tablets each were handed over to the Ekal Acharyas of the 30 villages in Harur Sanch. The Acharyas were accompanied by the Gram Samiti members from their village.


Annual day celebrations at a Karnataka village

Ekal abhiyankarnatakaGangavathiAnchalGinigerasanchKerehallivillage celebrated its 8th Varshikotsava, annual day on May 21. The whole village came together for the event.


Ekal Bhavan to be ready in July in Gauhati

May 19, 2019. Tinsukhia tea gardens near Hwy in Assam. Ekal Abhiyan meeting in Gauhati, Assam. They are building 4 Story Ekal Bhavan in Gauhati. Very dedicated team and also powerful leaders, Sri ArunBajaj  ji and SmtSubhash Agarwal.


FTS's new feat

Friends of Tribal Society (FTS) crossed 4000 members as on 31.03.2019. During the year 2018-19, in FTS, number of donors increased by 37% and number of member donors increased by 35%.


Adorned tribute to Shri Chandrakant, Jammu and Kashmir

Shri. Chandra Kant, was Treasurer of Ekal AbhiyanKishtwarAnchal.
On 8th April afternoon while he was on duty in the district hospital Kishtwar where he worked as a medical assistant in health department, an unknown gunman threw indiscriminate firing on him in the OPD, in which one of his bodyguards was martyred on the spot and he himself was seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries in Jammu hospital
Shri. ShaheedChandrakantjiplayed a very special role in the expansion of Ekal Abhiyan in the terrorized areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The work of Ekal in this area started from Kishtwar zone. At that time, Kishtwar was badly affected by the district terrorism, but Shri. Chandrakant played a large part in the expansion of the organization with his team without caring for his life. Due to such strong and courageous workers, there has been such a huge system of Ekal in Jammu and Kashmir today.
He continued to serve the nation and the society regardless of his lives till his last breath.


Shri Ramesh Shah Yatra

Shri Ramesh Shah is visiting Ekal villages all over India from November, 2018, meeting and interacting with children, teachers, villagers, village samethi members and Karyakarthas, discussing work, mission and understanding their issues. Advocating all to vote for a better Nation.
What a wonderful and a fulfilling experience this must be,  to be able to meet so many karyakartas and villagers and witness the work of ekal spread out so well and so far and wide.
On May 18, 2019 he visited Tinsukhiavillage in Assam.
Visiting PMKVY (Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojanaCentre, visited 5 Ekal Vidyalayas, all Chai Bagan schools.
GRC, trainees, teachers and volunteers.


Good gesture by Indore Ekal Yuva

'Learning Yatra' by Indore EkalYuvawith college students in villages led to realization of how difficult it is to walk barefoot in this severe hot summer. Immediately, on return they sent 2200 pairs of slippers for Ekal students of 60 villages of Mandleshwar and RatlamSanch.


Super Woman of Ekal

One of Ekal's most inspirational brand ambassadors is Ms. ChhayaKangne, whose efforts in empowering rural women have made an enormous difference to the lives of hundreds of families. A resident of village Penda, Kinwat district, SanchBodhadi, Maharashtra, she has been working relentlessly for a decade in training women to produce and sell colour compounds made from natural ingredients. Her other major contributions include improving community sanitation and encouraging literacy in the villages. She is widely recognized and respected for her hard work in making Ekal Abhiyan successful. We take this moment to salute her for her immense dedication to Ekal's mission.


Vanyatra - report by Shri Brijimohan Agarwal

Myself, Shri Vijay Goyal and Shri Chandrabhan Varma visited 4 Ekal Vidyalayas–Neendwada,,Kherwada, Bhatwada, andJunai
In Bhatwada we could witness the E-Siksha introduced by Ekal (educating children with the help of tab) we also met all the Acharyas (teachers) and village samethi personally and assured all the help from our side.


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