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WONDERFUL WORK IS BEING DONE BY 'EKAL VIDYALAYA' (AN UNIT OF RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH) IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATION OF TRIBALS IN ALMOST ALL STATES OF INDIA, ESPECIALLY IN STATES LIKE MP,CHATTISGARH,BIHAR, JHARKHAND, ODISHA, AP, GUJARAT ETC. 'EKAL VIDYALAYA'S 'ONE-TEACHER-SCHOOLS' IN REMOTE AREAS OF MP, CHATTISGARH ETC ARE INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES TAKEN TO SPREAD EDUCATION IN TRIBAL AREAS AND TO PREVENT EXPLOITATION OF TRIBALS BY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES USING THEIR POVERTY AND IGNORANCE. PLEASE READ THE EKAL NEWS LETTER-NOVEMBER 2013 ATTACHED.
WONDERFUL WORK IS BEING DONE BY 'EKAL VIDYALAYA' (AN UNIT OF RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH) IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATION OF TRIBALS IN ALMOST ALL STATES OF INDIA, ESPECIALLY IN STATES LIKE MP,CHATTISGARH,BIHAR, JHARKHAND, ODISHA, AP, GUJARAT ETC. 'EKAL VIDYALAYA'S 'ONE-TEACHER-SCHOOLS' IN REMOTE AREAS OF MP, CHATTISGARH ETC ARE INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES TAKEN TO SPREAD EDUCATION IN TRIBAL AREAS AND TO PREVENT EXPLOITATION OF TRIBALS BY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES USING THEIR POVERTY AND IGNORANCE. PLEASE READ THE EKAL NEWS LETTER-NOVEMBER 2013 ATTACHED.

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EKAL
NEWS
November, 2013
Silver Jubilee CelebrationsChapter at NEW VALLEY 
EKAL VIDYALAYA
Foundation held their first Musical Event at Royal Delhi Palace in Canoga Park on Sept. 29, attended by a sold out
crowd of over 200 guests to mark
the inauguration of a new Chapter
to serve areas north of Los Angeles .
‘Colors of India’ in Ekal DUBAI
Ekal’s Mission - Holistic Development of India’s Remote Tribal Villages through Functional Education
From left: Smt. Geeta Chhabra, Sri. Parthiv Gohil, Sri. Pradeep Goyal, Sri. Harshad R Mehta, Smt. Juhi Chawla, Sri. PNC Menon, His Excellency Sri. M.K.Lokesh, Smt. Sangita Gupta
Newsletter from EKAL MOVEMENT
Bader Iqbal and Mosami Shah at the Musical Event
continued on page 2
Children of Ekal wishes you all a very Happy
 
Diwali
Ekal Support Group UAE Chairman Sri Harshad R Mehta along with President Smt. Geeta Chhabra, and VPs Sri. Ashit Gandhi, Sri Sunil Sharma and the managing committee decided to organize Parthiv Gohil and Janvi’s music program and dance by DansMe on 18th October to celebrate the 25th year of Ekal along with 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
 The packed Sheikh Rashid auditorium, Dubai, was the fruit of their effort. The audience include
members of various social groups like Jain Social Group, Soni Samaj, Gujarati Samaj, Tamil
Ladies Association, Telugu Association, Mercantile Hindu Community of Thatha and others.  The program lived up to its theme – ‘COLORS OF INDIA.Ekal Souvenir entitled ‘Glory to Education’ was released by the Chief Guest, His Excellency Sri. M.K. Lokesh, Ambassador of India to UAE in the presence of Guest of Honor Bollywood
actrees Smt. Juhi Chawla. The other distinguished guests were Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi and Engr.
Abdullah Al- Khashrami and Guests from India, Sri. Pradeep Goyal , President of EVFI and Smt. Sangita Gupta, Global coordinator of Ekal. There were smiles on the face of the sponsors, Sri. PNC Menon of Sobha Group, Sri. Naresh Mehta of Diamond Village, Sri. Paresh Bhai from Brilliant Diamonds and Lead sponsors Kiran
Gems, Shreya Life Sciences from Mumbai and Unique Maritime Group from Dubai, as the
program drew large crowd.Success of the event goes to the Organizing team of Sri. Sameer Mavani, Sri. Arvind, Smt.
Aparna, Sri. Jagdish, Sri. Dinesh duo Sri. Kailash Mutha, Smt. Meena Kumari, Sri. Pathmanabhan,
Sri. Krishna Kumar of Aryaas, Sri. Ashok Dasani, Sri. Rudra, Smt. Babita, Sri. Gunjan, Sri. Paresh,
Sri. Sufiyan Badshah and the team from Rosy Blue, Sri. Ravi samarokone, Sri. Shankar chellaram,
Sri. Vernon, Kum. Suma, Kum. Vimala, Sri. Dheeraj, Kum. Preethy - the list goes long and the contribution of Ekal Support Group UAE to Ekal is remarkable.
 
“ATHITHI DEVO BHAVA
On 22nd September, 2013, forty five mem-bers visited Barvatoli Village consisting of 21
Udham Bheel families. They were received with garlands, thilak, a welcome song and
dance by the village folk and Ekal School
children.
 Though the 21 year old Ekal Vidyalaya
teacher Ms. Sugan Kumari’s mother in law
had died just a week ago and the village was
under deep grief and sadness they didn’t show and covered it with a smile in front
of the visitors… showing the true sprits of “athithi devo bhava” The sponsors were Ranchi’s Sri. PV Parival and Sri. Jhunjhunwala. The visitors enjoyed
bhajan singing by the children and an
interactive session with them. The children
exhibited their intelligence which impressed
the visitors; the visitors gifted the children
with new clothes, bakery and confectionery
products.
Sri. Prem Prakash Arya, Sri. Manoj Tulsayan
and Sri. Sanjay Podhar who arranged the
Vann Yatra provided a rejuvenating experi-ence for the visitors and children.
 Barvatoli Village at Ranchi
EKAL NEWS,
 
Newsletter from Ekal Movementnovember, 2013
Chapter at NEW VALLEY, USA
At THOUSANDS OAKS, CA, as part of the inauguration of the new Chapter and to mark
the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation held their first Musical Event at Royal Delhi Palace. The duo of Bader Iqbal and Mosami Shah regaled the audience with old and new Bollywood hits. Anis Chandani provided able support on the key board and flute while Rishi Thakar on the tabla.
 The event was coordinated by the Los Angeles Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
of USA, a non-profit
organization based out of Houston, Texas, with
a mission to eradicate
illiteracy from rural and
remote tribal villages of India. Sri. Suresh
Iyer, Member of Board
of Directors, EVF USA, officially inaugurated the new chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya in San Fernando Valley. This
event was also to com-
memorate Ekal Vidya-
laya’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, providing 25 years of continuous service with the
above noble objectives, he said.
 The music program went on till late night to the delight of the audience. Sri. Iyer
highlighted the mission and objectives of Ekal Vidyalaya and their efforts to provide a holistic education to make the villages economically self-sufficient and in improving
literacy rates. As of July 2013, Ekal had educated over 1.5 million children through
52,000 schools almost doubling in three years. Sri. Iyer mentioned that just $365 would
support an Ekal school of 25 to 30 children for a whole year.
More Photos from Dubai Event
 
 The Friends of Tribals Society (FTS), Erode Chapter in Tamilnadu was inaugurated
on Aug 3, 2009. Since its inception, it is supporting 120 schools of Gobi Anchal in the
hills of Thalavady. This year, Erode chapter celebrated 3 functions at a time; 150th birth
year of Swami Vivekananada, 25th year of FTS and 4th Annual Day of Erode Chapter on September. For the first time, local Tamil speaking elites of Erode participated in large numbers with great enthusiasm to support the cause of Ekal. A Rath with Swami
Vivekananda on it, was on show at the venue of the event. There was a stunning dance
show by physically challenged youth on Wheel Chair. These dancers were trained by ‘Ability Unlimited Foundation’. It was really ‘Miracle on Wheels’. FTS Erode had done a great job.
Ability Unlimited
Mahila Groups On the RISE
In Punjab, Ekal Movement started in 2004
from Fazilka district situated along the
border of Pakistan. Ekal schools are running
in most of the border villages. The future
plan of expansion is to have schools in all the districts of the Border Belt from Ganganagar
to Pathankote. The Mahila Varg was held on
24 & 25 Aug 2013 in Pedi Dharamshala, Fazil-
ka. The inaugural session was graced by Sri.
Jagath Singh Jyani, Retired High Court Judge
of Rajasthan and a domicile of Fazilka.
 The newly formed Mahila Samiti under
the guidance of Smt. Saroj Kaushal and Smt. Mridula Sharma actively participated in the
Varg. The highlights of the Ekal Movement
explained by Prof. Manjushree covered the
significant role of women, both rural and urban by Ekal. Women from Fazilka, Fero-
 jpur, Amritsar, Jalalabad and Abohar districts
participated.
In the two day workshop, different sessions
were taken by Priyanka Dihingia, Mahila Pramuk and Monica Burnwal, Pramukh of North Zone. The participants expressed
their joy after two days of training and felt
enriched by this experience. The Varg ended
with very inspiring and encouraging notes.
Sri. Madhusudan age 21, Jharkhand State, Dhanbad Dis-trict, Cempather village, studied in Cempather village Ekal
Vidyalaya between 2000 to 2004. He participated in ‘Baal Mela’ conducted by Ekal Vidyalaya, which he enjoyed very much. Ekal vidyalaya gave him moti-vation and interest towards education. In 2008 he became a teacher in the same school. He cleared his matric exams and  joined Ekal as a full time worker. He was initially ‘saha sanch
pramukh’ then became ‘sankul pramukh’. In 2010 he finished his higher secondary
exams and joined college. He says “being a boy from a Village like Cemapather, a place
literally unknown to the world, I finished my primary and secondary education and presently in college only because of Ekal Vidyalaya”.
Ekal Impact
EKAL NEWS,
 
Newsletter from Ekal Movementnovember, 2013

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