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Presents

A Grand Musical Evening & Fund Raiser Dr. Kadri Gopalnath Saxophone A.Kanyakumari Violin
B. Harikumar Mridangam Rajendra Nakod - Tabla

September 24, 2011 5.30 p.m Venue: Hickmann Hall, Rutgers Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 08854
(For tickets, contact Ms. Shalini Ramanathan - 732 656 3174 / Ms. Sudha Mouli 732 823 5404; Purchase tickets online on www.vidyadaanam.org)

Vidya Daanam

is an initiative launched by Sanatana Dharma Foundation in 2009. It is a program inspired by Swami Dayananda Saraswati and is designed to empower under-privileged children born in rural and remote tribal areas in India by providing them the opportunity of an adequate modern education. The objective of Vidya Daanam is to impact many areas of life, which are connected to the Education of the Human Mind, with special focus on communities in India, which are under-privileged. Vidya Daanam is an attempt to create futures that were not otherwise going to happen.

Sanatana Dharma Foundation, through its implementation partners Bharat Heritage Foundation and Aim for Seva provide continued education,
through camps, weekend programs and evening classes, to help children be successful in regular schools. To this end, teacher training camps are held in which, young women are trained as effective teachers especially to be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the emotional state and readiness of the children.
Vidya Daanam Focus Areas

Chattralaya in Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh

Chattralaya in Malagunda, Karnataka

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Donation and Pledge Card - Vidya Daanam


I would like to participate in the Vidya Daanam Programs
Name_________________________________Address______________________________________________________________________ City ________________State__________ Zip Code_____________ Tel No __________________ E-Mail ID ___________________________ Amount $ ______________; Check / Cash Check No - ________________________; Bank Name ___________________________ Cheque to be made In favor of Sanatana Dharma Foundation and couriered to below mentioned address

Sanatana Dharma Foundation (SDF)


28, Cummings Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Tel No 732 433 0836. Website - www.vidyadaanam.org Sanatana Dharma Foundation is a 501c3 certified not for profit organization registered in Texas: Tax ID 20-8615051. Your tax deductible contribution to SDF's Vidya Daanam is greatly appreciated and the receipt will be sent by mail

Highlights of projects initiated by Vidya Daanam


Aim for Seva Chaatralaya in Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Using the funds donated by the Vidya Daanam program, a new Chattralaya in a village called Nandipura, 22 kilometers from Chikmagalur, Karnataka, has come into full operation. Under the able guidance of Swamini Swatmanishtananda ji, the Chattralaya is able to now accommodate and educate 57 children in the age range 4 through 11 All the children are from the ST and OBC categories and come from Meghalaya and Karnataka
Bharat Heritage Foundation Sandhya Gurukulams in Tamilnadu (www.bharatheritagefoundation.org)

Using the funds donated by the Vidya Daanam program, Bharat Heritage Foundation has extended its Vidya Vikasini programs for over 600 children Children receive tuition and education support under the Sandhya Gurukulam i.e. evening classes Coaching and support for students attending the 10th and 12th board exams have been organized with good results Computer classes introducing computer literacy among the rural poor has been a great hit, with lots of demand
Veda Patashala in Andhra Pradesh

Tadepalli Raghavanarayan Sastry Kanchi kamakoti Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamy Vedasastra Smartha Samskrita Vidyalayam 40 Children are receiving Vedic education along with boarding and lodging facilities, under the guidance of a learned Vedic Scholar Forthcoming Initiatives of 2011 Vidya Daanam Support to Aim for Seva for continued sustenance of Chattralayas and support for the education and development students. Support to Bharat Heritage Foundation for continued sustenance of the Sandhya Gurukulams in many villages; sustenance of Coaching classes for Board exams and continued running of Computer literacy classes. Ongoing support for Veda Patashalas, Cow shelter scheme Govardhan Continued support for Educational causes related to Bhutanese refugees families and their children in the Dallas Fortworth metroplex area. Awards for Scholars, Establishment of annual scholarships for Sanskrit students at Jawaharlal Nehru University special Center for Sanskrit studies, Delhi and other miscellaneous contributions

Sanatana Dharma Foundation (SDF)


28, Cummings Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Tel No 732 433 0836. Website - www.vidyadaanam.org Sanatana Dharma Foundation is a 501c3 certified not for profit organization registered in Texas: Tax ID 20-8615051. Your tax deductible contribution to SDF's Vidya Daanam is greatly appreciated and the receipt will be sent by mail