Newsletter March 2015

Ekal Smart Class


The Ekal Vidyalaya Kerala, under the leadership of Ekal Educational and Charitable Society, Kottayam, the SVO in Kerala, has initiated a project of ‘EKAL SMART CLASS’ in the Ekal Vidyalaya’s in Kerala. Inauguration of the ‘Smart Class’ was done at three places viz. Upputhara, Munnar and Wayanad respectively. In Upputhara the ‘Ekal Smart Class’ was inaugurated by Sri S Rajendran President of VHP Idukki District on 11.01.2015 by giving the equipment to Kumarikulam Ekal Vidyalaya, under Vandiperiyar Sanch in the District of Idukki. On 18.01.2015, the ‘Ekal Smart Class’ of Thalayar Ekal Vidyalaya under the Munnar Sanch in the District of Idukki was Inaugurated by Hon’ble Devikulam MLA Sri.S.Rajendran. Smt.Susheela Anand, Member, Idukki Grama Panchayat was present in the function. In Wayanad, the Smart Class was Inaugurated by Sri Sriram Sambasiva Rao, IAS , the Sub Collector of Wayanad on 25.01.2015.  Members of respective Samithies, the Office bearers of the SVO including the President Sri S Muralidharan and Karyakarthas , Acharyas and students of Ekal Vidyalaya were present all the functions.
It is the first time in the history of Ekal Vidyalaya Movement in India; an electronic smart class is being introduced in the Ekal Vidyalayas. The smart class is the brain child of Shri.S.Muralidharan President, EECS, who is incorporating the new technology initiative with the traditional teaching methodology of Ekal Vidyalaya.  The ‘Smart class’ works on a LED TV, mounted on a stand and operates study materials, videos, visuals etc, embedded in a thumb drive (USB Drive) with the help of a remote control. The Acharya can easily operate the equipment while explaining the portions in the syllabus. The audio-visual presentation will help the students to learn more easily as some students may find it difficult to learn through the traditional system of teaching. At present the same is implemented on experimental basis and special training will be imparted to Acharyas to operate the ‘smart classes’.

 

ARF presents its paper before Union Minister


On 2nd February, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union HR Minister inaugurated National Medicos Organisation (NMO). During the event Dr Mukul Bhatia, principal co-ordinator of Arogya Foundation (ARF), an affiliated organization of Ekal Abhiyan, presented a paper on Anemia control program initiative of  Arogya Yojana.

 

Stitching training creates self employment in villages


Namaste to everyone. I am Shilpa Mishra, I stay in Karaikela panchayat in Chakradarpur. In the year 2003 I went to Karanjo (Birsa seva sanstan) for stitching training under Ekal Vidyalaya women’s self employment scheme. Here, I along with 15 other ladies were trained for one year and were gifted a sewing machine each. For 6 years I did stitching along with my studies. In 2007 I took admission in college with my saved money which was the happiest movement of my life, the credit of which I would like to share with Ekal Institute because of which lot of ladies like me have become self employed.

 

Eye camp


Ekal Vidyalaya, Bagalkot under the leadership of its president Dr Girish Masurkar conducted a eye camp in Hiremagi village on 24th January and another eye cataract screening camp was organised on 1 February 15 at Itakhola. Totally 340 people were screened, out of which 129 were refered for surgery. The event was graced by Dr Nirupam Bora,in -charge Sri Sankardeva Netralaya,Tezpur, Sri Tridip Bhorali, Surender Agarwal (Secty,Ekal Abhiyan,Tezpur Anchal Committee), Biswatush Rudrapal (Executive member,EATA) Gurdeep Singh (President RCGT),  Sri Lakhyajit Gogoi (Abhiyan Pramukh Ekal Abhiyan Tezpur Anchal) and many fulltimer karyakartas.

 

Creating a local water source


In chindwara vidhayalya village, a well was constructed for water. The initiative which has given water to the people of the village was supported by Ekal Abhiyan.

 

Republic Day Celebrations


Republic Day was celebrated all over India in all Ekal villages. Some photos of celebrations from village Garoli, of Deeg Sanch under Barathpur Anchal in Rajasthan.

 

Varshik Utsav in HP


Himachal Pradesh, Himgiri Anchal organized Varshik Utsav (Annual function) in 300 villages. The event is for 3 months from 1st January to 31st march, 2015. The village samithi takes complete responsibility in executing the event. There will be oratorical, essay writing, music competitions apart from sport and cultural events. The event is for 3 hours. The team takes this opportunity to inform the villagers about Ekal activities in their village and gain strength.

 

Vanyatra by Arpit Bhatt


Arpit Bhatt from Charlotte NC visited a remote Ekal school of Wada on 19th January. He was excited about  the speed and accuracy with which the children solves Math problems. He was impressed with the discipline of these children when they lined up themselves properly while leaving the class. He was happy to see them start and end the class with prayer and their bhajan singing was good.

 

Vanyatra by FTS Indore


FTS Indore chapter conducted a vannyatra for 25 people on 7th January  to Khandpura village in Badwani anchal. It’s president Sri Om Dhut, Abhiyan pramukh Sri Nandkishore made the welcome and felicitating speeches. Dr Ramkrishna vyas and  Sri S K Agrawal, informed the children the importance of sports in life and distributed gifts. Dr anjul kansal taught the children some poems.

 

Vanyatra by FTS Surat


40 ladies of FTS Surat chapter went on a vanyatra to a village under Gugrats Thapi Anchal. They formed groups and went to the homes of the villagers during the vanyatra.

 

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