November 19, 2016

The Tuk Tuk Challenge

Some pictures of the grand welcome of our TukTuk heroes!         Meet the team, or should I say OUR HEROS 🙂 . Thank you all for your support. The Challenge is Complete! See Video           Tuktukupdate: We did it!! Our team has successfully reached Kanyakumari!! Thank you all for your support!!       Tuktukupdate: Todays Drive from Kochin to Trivandrum takes 5.20 hrs by car, so it will be about 8 hrs by Tuk Tuk.    Tuktukupdate: Yesterday Our team successfully completed 180 Kms of Tuk Tuk Drive from Neeleshwar to Kalikut. Amongst all the currency change going on in India , getting simple things done is also a task.       Tuktukupdate: Pitstop with teammate Achal, a successful dentist from UK. Achal is one of the many professionals from UK doing this challenge to raise fund for our girls.       The […]
November 2, 2016

Little Hariram’s Birthday

Hari Rama is a young boy from Australia that came to Vrindavan to celebrate his 5th birthday. He visited our Sandipani Muni School to play with the kindergarten children that are about his age. Most of them are newly enrolled in our school and they are more than 100. He distributed a chocolate bar and a tulasi necklace with a nice pendant to each one of them. Being an auspicious period of Navaratri(when the people in India worship Mother Durga), the family organized an outing with all the children to the Vaishno Devi temple. Whoever that have visited Vrindavana must have seen the huge statue of Mother Durga on the main road. We were not allowed to take photos inside the temple premises, so we took a group photo  outside. It was a very very hot day but the kids really had a lot of fun! A very special birthday […]
November 2, 2016

Rare Sanjhi Art Workshop at SMS

In a 3 days workshop at Sandipani Muni School, our girls learnt a beautiful art form called Sanjhi. Sanjhi is a word derived from word like “Sajja, “Shringaar”, and “Sajavat” which all means decoration. This art painting is rooted in the folk culture of the Braj Region. Presently, the art of Sanjhi Painting has become rare and is practiced by only a select few and remains a living tradition only in some temples of India. The teacher Shri Sumit Goswami , is the principal representative of these arts among the present day generation. The training also included making Sanjhi Painting on water. The girls were stunned to know that something like that was possible. Everyone who saw the artwork was amazed at the talent of Shri Sumit Goswami and his team. The girls loved the workshop and benefitted greatly from it. We are grateful to these talented artists who came […]