October 5, 2017

The Most Expensive Meal of My Life: Daleep, UK

I went to Vrindavan, India, being of Indian origin, but never having lived in India. I live a comfortable life materially in the U.K. but, I truly wanted to be moved. The inner thirst that needed to be quenched that no amount of pounds or dollars in the UK could. I was then, told about the “Food for Life Vrindavan” a project headed by Rupa Raghunath Das.     I arrived in Vrindavan. Rupa had incorporated a school that educates young girls from the shanty towns of Vrindavan. The morning assembly had the hairs on the back of my neck stand with true appreciation of the love given to the young girls. After the assembly, I was introduced to four young ladies that had graduated from the school. The girls were so eloquent and articulate. In our conversation with the girls, one young lady invited me and Rupa to supper […]
September 28, 2017

Mr. Shailja Kant Mishra: A living inspiration

On the 26th of September, 2017, FFLV had the honor of a visit from the Vice President of Braja Tirtha Development Board, Mr Shailja Kant Mishra. Mr Mishra is a 1977 IPS officer from Mathura who was popularly known as a “Supercop” in the media during his work tenure and is known as an honest man, very committed to whatever he puts his head and heart in. Currently he is the representative and incharge of the government’s project for beautifying Vrindavan, Govardhan and Barsana areas of Vraja. During his visit at FFLV, Mr Mishra addressed the school girls from the senior section. He shared with the girls his success mantras and told several inspirational stories and real happenings from his own life. He also narrated brave incidents of the Indian freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad.  However, most importantly he stressed upon maintaining cleanliness in our surroundings. He wanted to tell the […]
September 28, 2017

Jared’s Volunteer Service

For the month of September, we had an amazing volunteer, Jared, from California. Jared is a public speaker by profession. In 3 weeks of service, he showed great enthusiasm in giving Public Speaking classes to our girls at FFLV. He also taught the girls some lessons on Personality Development. The girls learned conversational skills, the importance of communicating effectively while giving public speeches and some important techniques while communicating: – Pause, Posture, eye-contact, use of space, etc. These classes are now helping them in their day-to-day lives. While here Jared made full use of his time and also gave classes to the ex students, teachers and staff of FFLV.  He shared his experience with us- “Well, not by any surprise -the girls stole my heart from day one.  You show up to this school with almost 1,500 4-17 year olds in navy blue uniforms, perfectly braided hair and a smile […]