21 jun 2010. baneswar, 45 km from pune
with vidyamrita swami we visited some tribal villages in the area to see what service program we can do here.
We visited this tribal colony where 25 families live.
the tribals reverently with Sw. Vidyamritananda
we are planning to support this colony
beautiful scenic place
visited a tribal school. 20 students are there in one class ranging from 2nd standard to 7th standard. they sit on the floor. they have only one teacher. they make use of full class room space. look at the walls. each section is for each standards!! OMG. the 3rd girl on the front raw walks 7 km to reach the school. she lives on the mountain. later i learned that the man behind the india’s super computer studied in such a village school. so its not the school, but learning is important.
with br. eknath
just wide open, innocent
with the happy kids under a beautiful mango tree
on the way we saw the fort of Chatrapati Sivaji
the govt is building a dam here.
we had few meetings with the officials, tribal volunteers, govt servants. the journey was worthwhile — seeing new people, breathing unpolluted air, seeing the beauty of nature, with the mind of helping the suffering.