Global Highlights: 1.

Ekal benefit event in Sydney, Australia - On the 16th of February this year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to raise money for and awareness of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a benefit called “Summer Love ‘07” was held at Hornsby RSL’s showroom, in Sydney, Australia. 2. Ekal awareness - spreading the Ekal message through America - Ekal DC's lifeline is its awareness related activities that lead to establishment of schools in India. In Maryland, to accomplish this goal, Ekal DC set up an information booth on the occasion of Republic day celebrations held at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School on January 27th and February 17th, 2007. On behalf of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, another dedicated volunteer, has submitted an application for Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for 2008. National Highlights: 1. ISO Certification for EVFI - It is a matter of pleasure that Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India has been certified for ISO 9001:2000 by UKAS Quality Management of UK. 2. Ekal Mahotsav in Delhi - Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (Partner organization of Ekal Vidyalaya Movement) organized a wonderful cultural event spread over two evenings to create great awareness among Delhi’s elite about Ekal Movement. The high profile function was held in Siri Fort Auditorium on 25th and 26th of February 2007. 3. Annual function of Bhopal Chapter - The annual function of the Bhopal FTS chapter was held on 3rd February in the Rabindranath Tagore auditorium. Shri Babulal Gaur (minister for Commerce and Industries in Madhya Pradesh) invited Ekal children from Burhanpur's Dhavdi Pani Ekal Vidyalaya to his residence on Sunday. News from home: 1. Nanhi Phulwari 2. Prayag Ardh Kumbh 3. Van Yatra Upcoming Events:

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1. Presentation on Ekal at Rotary Club Indiranagar, Bangalore on March 19th, 2007 2. Presentation on Ekal at CISCO, Bangalore on March 22nd, 2007 Ekal Updates: Current: Number of Ekal Schools: 20142 Number of Children: 604260

1. Nanhi Phulwari: A day of fun n frolic! Song, dance, street plays, games, food, exhilaration, euphoria, squabbles, fatigue! You name it and we experienced it on January 6 th, 2007. The Mahila Varg along with the Youth wing of FTS Bangalore Chapter organized the “Nanhi Phulwari” at Bal Bhawan Bangalore. We had the privilege of playing host to eight enthusiastic children who came to participate in our programme from Bellary. The programme started by Saraswati Vandana followed by an enthralling performance by the village children. Then there were a host of games organized by the Youth wing. It was heartening to see the two groups of children coming from diverse backgrounds come together as one, and display a team spirit which can put the Indian cricket team to shame!!!

Playing passing the parcel of the Gayatri Mantra

Performance by the lovely guests!

Recital

Go back to main menu 2. Prayag Ardh Kumbh: 2

The Ardh Kumbh Mela takes place every three years rotating through Prayag, Nasik, Haridwar and Ujjain. An incredible spectacle, Kumbh Mela is the time when the sages, masters, yogis, saints and sadhus come down from their sacred abodes in the Himalayas. Ekal Vidyalaya, Friends of Tribals society Bangalore chapter organized for travel and food of many full time workers in Karnataka. A total 531 full timers and Acharyas attended from Karnataka along with 1000 villagers from ekal vidyalaya villages. The participants took part in various seminars and meetings held.

Go back to main menu 3. Van Yatra: A group of four people went for a Vanyatra to Chikkale Goudana Pura and Bhutalamala villages in Mysore anchal on 17th January 2007. The group was led by Chandruji our dedicated full time worker. Go back to main menu

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