April 3, 2020

Stay home, Stay safe!

Dear friends and supporters, there is no question regarding the fact that humanity is currently undergoing a challenging time, half of the world is on standstill while the virus rages on. And as usual the most vulnerable will be the most affected, we are all holding our breath right now, hoping and praying that the virus somehow spares India an uncontrolled outbreak. It would be devastating if something similar to what’s happening in Europe and the USA happens here. Due to Government guidelines, we had to stop our evening meal distribution, all we are left with is to give the neediest grain supplies to take home. All schools are closed and we can most certainly say they will remain closed for months to come. In the UK we just lost our beloved Rameshwar Das, his age could not fight the virus; he left surrounded by his family, he was an […]
March 31, 2020

Girls’ Fund distribution to the students of 2016 batch

Since the past few years, FFLV has provided to the students who have completed their bachelor’s graduation a monetary cheque, known as the Girl’s Fund Cheque of a substantial amount. The Girl’s Fund was established as an antidote to Early Marriage and as an incentive to encourage the students to continue their education as many schoolgirls were getting married at an extremely young age due to the dowry system here in India and consequently, the idea of Girls’ Fund came. The idea was conceived to allow our girls to pursue higher education as well as getting an amount as a scholarship or an incentive that they can use further as the need arises. The sponsors listened to our appeal to donate some extra dollars every month while the parents were trusting our promise of help. It worked out!! This time was the turn of a new batch of Sandipani Muni […]
March 29, 2020

Why no prasadam?

Our evening food distribution program – Khichri Seva (a combination of rice, lentils, and veg stew) has been temporarily suspended due to Government regulations in view of the current Corona Virus crisis:  since the last 30 years, we have been able to feed hundreds of poor kids of Vrindavan and their families every day without fail. Different meals are also being served on special occasions like on Ekadasi we serve out fruits, etc and other typical Indian meals like puri, sabzi, sweets, etc during donor’s birthdays, weddings and special days in memory of deceased relatives.This photo was taken on the 23rd of March 2020, which was our last serving day and currently we have no idea when we will be able to restart, as a complete lockdown has been ordered by the Central government until the 14th of April 2020 in the whole country. As humans, it’s both a responsibility and a […]