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Letters from Ramananda, some relief work in India

Ramananda was AMURT secretary in India, and was earlier the personal assistant of P.R.Sarkar. He has now passed away and was cremated 20/6 – 2016. “The mortal remains of Ramananda ji has been put on funeral pyre and we are only left with the memories of a dynamic personality who took the word ” relief work ” as his life and transformed the lives of thousands suffering due to natural calamities.” Ac. Nirmohananda Avadhuta

Here follow letters from Acarya Ramananda Avadhut:

Namaskar!
AMURT Global distributed to day on 14th October 2016 Usha Shilling Fans to 80 poor families of 53 villages around Anandanagar on the occasion of Bengali New Year’s Day…
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Niila Kantha Divas was celebrated with one and half hours kiirtan at Pundag Railway Station by all didis, dadas and margii brothers and sisters on 12th February 2016… On this auspicious occasion We distributed 2000 packets of germinated Bengal gram.
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Wonderful  program of blankets distribution in Anandanagar by AMURT Global took place on 01-01-2016
 

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One truck loaded relief materials  including rice, pulses, cooking oil, sugar and milk for 250 flood affected families of J & K are being distributed by AMURT workers and volunteers in Jammu today (7/10)…
More over AMURTEL has also done very good service to people flood  hit areas of Udhampur, Rajauri, Anantanaga, Srinagar and Jammu.
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It is for your information that Shravanii Purnima was observe with great enthusiasm to day on 10th of August 2015 in AMURT Bhavan complex… On this auspicious occasion of Shavanii Purnima two hundreds poor tribal families of 52 villages around Anandanagar were benefitted. Were given mosquito nets and umbrellas… It is to be noted that 75 years ago first initiation (the first to learn meditation in Ananda Marga) was given by Baba to Kalicharan Benerjee who was known as Kalikananda Avadhuta.
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Shravani Purnima

Mass feeding was held today on 08-06-2014 in our Mass Feeding centre near Pundag Railway Station . More than 200 poor people of six villages such as Shalgram, Darikuri, Pundag, chaukibera, Singhaghara and Hatinada took their meals. Even during scorching heat people came and enjoyed their meals

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A wonderful program was organized in AMURT Bhavan Complex on 14th and 15th May 2014 to celebrate the 93 birth anniversary of Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. 52 village school teachers were given school uniforms, 150 saris and 150 dhotis were given to poor old men and men of 52 villages around Anandanagar to mark this auspicious occasion. It was really a memorable day for all. Three hours kiirtan was  held before starting the program in AMURT Bhavan complex where all the programs took  place. Some photos are being sent for your information.

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Mass feeding was held to day 11-05-2014 in Anandanagar.
Some photos are being sent for your information
With my best wishes and regards to all of you
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Medical Camp was held today on 04-05-2014 at Anandanagar in AMURT Bhavan complex in which 86 patients from long distance remote villages came to get treatment and medicines. All the patients were attended by six doctors including Dr. P.D. Singh and Dr. Karuna Sahadev from Ranchi. It was a very good service to poor patients by Baba’s Grace.
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Dear all
Namaskar!
I am to make an appeal to extend your help to AMURT Anandanagar for its construction work in its own complex and multifarious service activities in Anandanagar.
With my best wishes and regards to all.
Always In Baba
Dada Ramananda
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Narayan Seva was held today on 13-04-2014 More than 250 poor children, old men and women of Singhaghara, chaukibera,hathinada, Pundag. Dadikuri and Shalgram villages were fed with Khichuri, Papad and chokha. Some photos are being sent for your information. The volunteers who took part in distribution of hot meals to thepoor people in AMURT’s Mass Feeding Centre near Pundag Railway Station, are Bankim Mahato, Subhash Mahato, Panchanan Mahato,Brihaspati Kisku, Budhani Gorai, and Dada Pracetananda Avadhita.
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Today on 6th of April 2014, one medical camp was organized in AMURT Bhavan in which more than one hundred thirty patients were treated by our Doctors who came from Ranchi and other places. They are Dr, PD Singh, Dr. Karuna Sahadev, Dr. Ananda Kumar Sahadev, Dr. Misses Dr Ananda kumar Sahadev, Dr. Mihir Kumar and Ac. Dr. Pracetananda Avadhuta who actively took part in in treating  all the patients who came from different distance places. Free Medicine s were also given to all of them.
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Saris and dhotis distribution program on the auspicious occasion of Ananda Purnima DMS held at Anandanagar on 01-01-2014 was organized in AMURT Bhavan complex more than 600 saris 400 Dhotis and 400 towels were distributed amongst poor people of 52 villages around Anandanagar…
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Sunrise school Albania, update 2015

The Kindergarten in Albania accommodates children from poor refugees that came to the country after the Balkan war. Here follow some update info:

Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrated at our new building kindergarten. There were nearly 90 kids and their siblings (mothers, grannies, elders brothers and sisters) attending the event. We were able to get kids packages from ADRA Germany through ADRA Albania, a foundation which is involved in supporting marginalized groups in Albania. After the celebration with games, exercises, songs and dance we distributed these packages to the enrolled kids. It was a lovely and joyful atmosphere.

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Previous information:

Since 2000 the Albanian Sunrise kindergarten has been providing hundreds of Albanian children with top-quality education.

On a budget that would be ridiculous in any developed country (55 cents per child per day), children, hailing from Albania’s northern provinces adjoining the Kosovo border, have been receiving a world class education that includes ecological awareness, introduction to English, music and creativity as well as physical and health education.

“Graduates” from this program go on to do very well when they enter the nearby government primary school. In fact, much of the normal first grade primary school curriculum is already covered in the Albanian Sunrise’s rich neo-humanist kindergarten program.

The Sunrise school exceeds the normal standard of kindergarten education and we are already having an impact on the local community.

The school emphasizes:

  • multicultural, universal values taught through stories, songs, games ecological consciousness developed through stories, songs, games.
  • Introduction to the English language with songs and plays and the input of native English speakers.
  • Health and physical education through games and sports.

The method of education used at our school is Neohumanist Education developed by P.R. Sarkar. The emphasis of this system is to develop the physical, mental and spiritual qualities of the children and to prepare them for a world where all people will live together harmoniously.

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From the new building

Summer 2014 we bought our own building where the kindergarten has moved, and the project is in need of regular support.

You Too – Come and participate!

Our successful work with the homeless youths since 2009, will be changed to more urgent services. On 23rd December 2014, AMURT, AMURTEL Romania, PEN Bulgaria and our great volunteers organized the first successful event with the Roma community in Domnesti. The EEA/Norway Grants supported project to reduce poverty among Roma and other ethnic groups by facilitating the practice of democratic citizenship and increasing employment opportunities.

Before the event, several meetings were held to get a broader  understanding about the Roma culture and history, and finding the best  starting approach when not familiar with this new project. Here is the  successful and magical event on video.
https://vimeo.com/115630089

AMURT Romania’s mission, to strive for services providing Self-development and Socio-economic independence, will be extended in 2015 to other  vulnerable target groups as well.

AMURTEL has experience with integration of disadvantaged people by education for work
Integration of disadvantaged people by education for work

 

India flood response

AMURT was first created to work with floods in India. It is well established locally and has long experience. The government is not taking proper responsibility after the recent floods in the Himalayas and AMURT needs support.

The natural disaster took thousand of lives, and loss of properties can not be estimated at this stage. More than 62,000 people are still stranded in different points of Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhanda and Himanchal Pradesh. Seeing the serious situation of the natural disaster in Uttarakhand, AMURT has already opened its Relief Camp in Hariwar and trying our level best to reach to the needy people…

“I therefore make an appeal to all concern and all AMURT Units in India and abroad to extend their all possible help and support for the suffering people who have been badly hit by the recent disaster in uttarakhand. With my best wishes. In HIS Service, Ac. Ramananda Avadhuta, Central AMURT Secretary”

Please mark payments “India”, account number left side.

Exploitation and calamities in Uttarakhanda. By Tara, World prout assembly:

The calamaties in Uttarakhand are caused by outside exploiters. They have destroyed the trees along the rivers and on the hills and mountains and this is the main reason for such extreme flooding. All these decisions were made by outsiders. The local people have tried to protest the endless dams on the rivers, the endless destruction of the environment but have been silenced…

The fact is that all government and other jobs are controlled by Hindi outsiders. There is a vast difference between the local people and the other people of Uttar Pradesh in manners, culture and morals. Despite this the local language is not studied in any school. Instead people are forced to learn Hindi. During the independence movement of this state, there were strong cultural movements but this has not flowered due to control of the state by Hindi outsiders. At that time also there were ecological movements like the Chipko movement to stop the killing of forests. When the local language movement died these movements died because as Baba said, without a culture people have no backbone. There are even schools where students are taught Sanskrit but no school teaches the local language. Naturally the local people have an inferiority complex which renders them ripe for exploitation and for debasement of the youth by Bollywood culture. Also local children in schools learn slowly as they are not taught in their mother tongue and hence fall behind the children of Hindi outsiders from UP. This is why Proutists must fight for every mother tongue… (When local people talk to Hindu-speaking people they will feel inferior, as this is not their language and it is difficult for them to speak accurately and nicely-A).

Times Of India:
“Uttarakhand disaster plan doesn’t exist, CAG warned in April
“NEW DELHI: As a humongous natural calamity grips Uttarakhand, it is now emerging that the state has had no disaster management plan worth its name despite the region being highly disaster prone due to fragile mountains, tectonic activity and climatic events…”

Romania – Youth Progams

The training has two programs. In “Transitional Living Program” the youths receive housing, motivational counseling, and life skills and career training. In a subsequent “Independent Living Program” outside the Center, they learn the real independent life in an apartment, holding a job, paying rent, and taking care of other related life matters by themselves. Read more