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August 2021
Newsletter from EKAL INDIA
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The 3 months of May, June and July, 2021, Ekal News published special bulletins on Ekal's fight against covid - 19 wave 2. So there was no coverage of news of other events. Ekal News is back this month with regular news. The current newsletter has included some of the events that happened during these 3 months.
EVF, Australia at SAIMA Gala Dinner 2021

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF Australia) Adelaide chapter conducted its first fundraising event on 19 June 2021.
EVF was chosen as the charity partner for the South Australia Indian Medical Association's (SAIMA) Gala Dinner 2021. With over 450 doctors and their families, the annual event was a success in every way. EVF raised funds by holding a raffle event and an auction which saw some healthy bidding competition between the fantastic attendees. The attendees opened their hearts to Ekal’s cause and donated with gusto.
 
-    Vijayta Srivastava
EVF Volunteer, Adelaide, South Australia
Register your team for the Hack-a-Thon
only $15/person
https://www.ekal.org/us/event/hack-a-thon
Indiart 2021
 
Dear friends, after the tremendous success of Ekal IndiArt 2020, very excited to bring IndiArt 2021 workshops and competitions! Jharna and I had a blast with IndiArt last year, bringing much healing to families while supporting Ekal Vidyalayas. Grateful to Ranjani ji, all the ambassadors and IndiArt team, Meena Mehta, Srilakshmi Srinivasan, Niti Chhabra Kapoor, Gauri Shukla, Nikita Minocha and youth leaders. This year Manisha Jain, Manorama Choudhury Raksha Soni (ambassador and Ekal veteran) join us as well. We will start with the first workshop on Friday Aug 13, with India's Independence themed Calligraphy workshop by creative artist Minaxi Choksi from LA. This is followed by a fun workshop 'Random Thoughts', by Seema Moondraji. Connect with your inner artist while supporting Ekal villages, will appreciate the help in these testing times.
Registration details and supply list here:
https://bit.ly/indiart2021
As always, follow us at indi-art.org, updates coming on the website for competition and workshop calendar.
- Ms Praveen Minocha
GioBee 2021
Akshu Enaganti - Detroit Michigan and Padarth Sharma - Kalamazoo Michigan of Ekal Youth USA joined hands with India and Canada to organize an International Geographic Bee competition as a DIY fundraiser through Ekal, to raise funds for digital education on 24th of July 21
Kickoff the year with Kickball
Ekal youth from Central IL had their first event after a year long break due to covid and it was a great team bonding event.
Namaste Ekal supporters! We appreciate your patronage to this digital newsletter from Ekal Abhiyan. We will be happy to publish news from you, in case you want to contribute. You can give news pertaining to Ekal - success stories, vanyatra, events, personalities and supporters and the like, to Shri Harish Karat at evfi.gcc@ekal.org
SUCCESS STORY

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 worked at a nursing home in Katras, Dhanbad for four years.
Saruvala, an alumni of Ekal, has made her village so proud.
Ekal kids in Indore
 
The Ekal kids was launched in Indore. It was great to see the excitement of youth and hear them talk.
Sport on National Youth Day at Rajasthan village

Ekal Abhiyan, Sirohi, Rajasthan celebrated National Youth Day by organizing 100, 200 and 400 meters running race for the village youth. The guests inspired the youth by sharing the stories and events from the life of Swami Vivekanada.
Ekal Abhiyan organizes mass Yagna and tree plantation

Mass yagya and tree plantation by 77279 families organized at the same time on Environment Day, the important work of restoring love of nature and vedic beliefs will prove to be a milestone for Ekal Abhiyan. Project coordinator Shri Arya Ravi Dev Gupta said the exploitation of nature by excessive materialism has to be paid for. Through more and more mass sacrifices we can hope to be free from the wrath of nature.
Sanitary napkins to Ekal teachers
 
Ekal BLSP, Kanpur in association with FLO Kanpur Chapter is giving free Sanitary napkin packets to 75 Ekal teachers every month to spread awareness about its usage. The entire project is sponsored by FLO Kanpur Chapter.
International Yoga day celebrations
Houston,Tx
GRC Tinsukia (Assam)
GRC Malda (W.Bengal)
GRC Jarangloi (Odisha)
GRC Jharsuguda (Odisha)
GMY Ranchi Operational H.O. (Jharkhand)
GRC Karanjo (Jharkhand)
GRC Giridih (Jharkhand)
IVD Parashnath & Shikharji (Jharkhand)
GRC Dumma (Deoghar)
EOW Aurangabad (Bihar)
GRC Nemish (UP)
SDC Titro (UP)
SDC Ayodhya (UP)
IVD Mathura (UP)
GRC Gajraula (UP)
IVD Prayagraj (UP)
GRC Uchhain, Bahratpur (Rajasthan)
WEC Sirohi (Rajasthan)
GRC Khargone (MP)
GRC Wada (Maharastra)
GRC Songarh (Gujrat)
IVD Dahod (Gujrat)
IVD Dediapara (Gujrat)
More Yoga Day celebrations from across the Nation
Songadh Pravas report pictures
Vanyatra
Ohio volunteers who visited Ekal, Bodhgaya on Thursday March 25, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUWDOkRyZ68
Ekal in Media
 
Newspaper coverage of distribution of Raw food and medicine to 35O families done by Ekal yuva Indore, distributed at 39 villages by Ekal karayakartas.






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