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  Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation  
May 2017

From the Editor’s Desk

Hari Om Friend,


As in the past this year too the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa was done at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram from Sunday, May 7th to Saturday, May 13th. The piety and peaceful atmosphere at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram along with the orderliness of the Shraddhavans participating in the chanting enhanced the beauty of the occasion.

In an era when people are finding ways and means to cope up with the stress, our Shraddhavan volunteers have been taking time out of their busy work schedule to spin the charkha for a noble cause. Charkha helps in harnessing the wandering mind in one activity and in fact, proves to be a stress buster. To add to that reciting the name of Almighty while spinning the Charkha brings in positive vibrations for sure. It helps channel one’s energy. The very thought that the effort put in by oneself will help motivate and encourage the needy students to attend school is in itself a major incentive for the Shraddhavans to spin the charkha. This newsletter issue gives an insight into this very important activity of the organization.

               – Samirsinh Dattopadhye

Contents

  • From The Editor’s Desk
  • Charkha Vastra Yojana
  • Hanuman Chalisa Pathan
  • Ram Navami
  • Shree Hanuman Pournima
  • Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management
  • Achievers

 

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Charkha Vastra Yojana

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

On October 03, 2002, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu talked about 13 Points Program to all Shraddhavans for the first time. He unveiled his thoughts, ideas, and perspectives behind launching a mammoth program such as this. He then elaborated on each point of the program. One of the primary objectives of the program was to the uplift the society.

One of these 13 points is the Charkha Yojana. One must have witnessed several Charkha endeavors that are carried out at various centers of Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation from time to time. One would wonder, in today’s times, when the sophisticated fabric is available, why would Bapu want to launch a program of this nature where we spin yarn on Charkha? The cost of which in terms of money, efforts and time could be higher than any readymade fabric.

However, if one were to look deeper, one would realize that the thoughts behind this are quite appealing, intense and yet, so very noble.

The first thought that would cross one’s mind relates to the level of concentration one would have to have in order to spin yarn. When one spins yarn on Charkha, one’s mind ought to concentrate on spinning the yarn. It learns to concentrate itself. It learns to

calm down in the process. Charkha helps in harnessing that wandering mind in one activity. To add to that taking the name of God brings in positive vibrations for sure. It helps channel one’s energy.

Rural-Urban Connect

One of the subtle aspects of this program is also to connect the urban set of people with people from the rural areas. The yarn that is spun gets used in making fabric. This cloth is then used to make uniforms for school going children. These Uniforms are then distributed to needy children during Kolhapur Medical & Healthcare Camp which is held every year.

Self Sufficiency

One must know that all of us are quite dependent on technology and several other resources along with other people. The spirit of being independent has withered away with time. In the olden days, people performed manual labor. People worked on things by themselves. Therefore, people were self-sufficient. That spirit of one’s everyday living has gone away. When a person spins yarn on a Charkha, the spirit of self-sufficiency is reinstated in people. Moreover, the cloth being made is highly durable and extremely comfortable for people to wear.

Facilitating Literacy

One of the interesting things to notice about Charkha Yojana is that when these uniforms are distributed to Children in the rural areas, it motivates them to come to school every day. All of us are aware that food, clothing, and shelter are the primary needs of a human being. When these are fulfilled, people tend to


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look for higher goals. When these children wear uniforms, one of their needs is fulfilled. Therefore, it encourages them to learn things. They take interest in education. Obviously, it has an impact on the level of literacy in these rural areas. Higher literacy means better prosperity of society.

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation (SAUF) organizes Charkha training camp. The people who attend the training then produce hanks from which the Foundation arranges to get fabric made. Uniforms made from this fabric is then distributed free of cost to needy students. These Charkhas are made available by our Foundation at a reasonable cost.

A Charkha Camp was recently conducted at New English School, Bandra from April 21 to April 30, 2017, for 9 days (except April 24th, 2017). Here are some statistics from the recently concluded Charkha Camp.

  1. No. of Charkhas available at Camp: 110 (on an average 60 charkhas were in use every day)
  2. No. of Shraddhavans who attended the Camp over 9 days: 900 (An average of 100 per day)
  3. No. of Bobbins submitted by Shraddhavans over 9 days: 3314

Top performers of the month

The following centers of Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation excelled in the submission of Hanks during the month of April 2017.

Sr. No.

Name of the Centre

Qty

1

Shivaji Nagar – Pune

1485 Nos

2

Thane (W)

681 Nos

3

Katrap – Badlapur

678 Nos

4

Dombivli (E)

664 Nos

5

Nalasopara (E)

640 Nos

Facilitating societal growth and progress is also one form of service towards God. Can there be anything more noble and constructive than being with Him in his endeavor of serving his children on this mother earth?

During the month

Hanuman Chalisa Pathan

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

As being done every year, this year too the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa was done at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram from May 7 to May 13, 2017. Hanuman Chalisa was chanted for a minimum of 108 times each day. On each of the seven days, more than 120 people got an opportunity to participate in the chanting. The chanting would begin at 8 am and end at around 8 pm every day.

Ram Navami

Since the year 1996, every year Ramnavami is being celebrated with great enthusiasm and in an environment full of devotion. This year too, Ram Navami was celebrated in a very pious atmosphere at Shree Harigurugram on 4th April 2017. Thousands of devotees attended this Utsav and participated in the various devotional events at the venue.

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation


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Shree Hanuman Pournima

As being done every year, this year too Hanuman Pournima was celebrated at Shree Atulitbaldham, Ratnagiri with great fervor. Devotees from various parts of the country visited this sacred place and participated in the Panchkumbabhishek pujan of Lord Hanumant.

Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM)

Basic training courses held during April 2017

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

  1. At Oras, Sindhudurg Nagari, Taluka-Kudal, District-Sindhudurg from 14.04.2017 to 16.04.2017

    Participants: 11

  2. At AADM Office, Dadar from 17.04.2017 to 23.04.2017

    Participants: 20

  3. At Brahmanpuri Upasana Kendra, Taluka – Miraj, District – Sangli from 17.04.2017 to 23.04.2017

    Participants: 46

  4. At Jay Bhavani Kala Krida Mandal, Malpa Dongri No. 3, Andheri East, Mumbai from 24.04.2017 to 30.04.2017

    Participants: 25

  5. At Maharashtra Vidhyalaya, Off M. G. Road, Goregaon (W), Mumbai – 400104 from 17.04.2017 to 23.04.2017

    Participants: 26

AADM Corporate Courses

Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management conducted a Corporate course for M/s Wirecom Ind. Pvt Ltd at their Chakan Plant, Pune on 8th and 9th April 2017. Participants took an active interest in various rescue methods. They also enthusiastically participated in “live demo” of Fire Extinguishers, a confidence building activity, thereby preparing themselves for a future refresher session.

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

Other Sevas

  1. Jyotiba Bhandara Seva, Latur on 8th April 2017

    Total Number of DMVs: 47

  2. Jyotiba Chaitra Yatra, Wadi Ratnagiri on 9th and 10th April 2017

    Total Number of DMVs: 537

  3. Shree Jyotirlinga Yatra, Girjawade on 10th April 2017

    Total Number of DMVs: 53

  4. Chaitra Navratra Yatra- Shree Saptashrungi Devi, Shiragad, Jalgaon on 10th and 11th April 2017.

    Total Number of DMVs: 64

  5. Gaondevi Durga Mandir, Andheri on 11th April 2017

    Total Number of DMVs: 11


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Pulse Polio Seva

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

106 trained Volunteers of Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management assisted in the Pulse Polio Drive at various Municipal Corporations viz. Mumbai Mahanagar Palika, Thane Mahanagar Palika and Navi Mumbai Mahanagar Palika on Sunday, 02.04.2017 at B Ward, G Ward, H-West Ward, K-East Ward, Kharigaon and Kamothe of respective Corporations, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Vermiculture Project

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

On the request of the members of Shahaji Raje Krida Sankul, Andheri, AADM offered its consultancy regarding construction & execution of Vermiculture plant at the venue. Subsequent to the preliminary visit of our project co-ordinators & after discussion with office bearers, AADM agreed to demonstrate the process on a pilot basis. Accordingly, a team from Western Suburbs organized a demo session at Shahaji Raje Krida Sankul, Andheri on 28.04.2017. Members of Shahaji Raje Krida Sankul, Andheri were very happy with the demo and agreed to construct major pits at 3 locations in the complex. This project would be initially supervised by AADM’s Western Suburb team till the first yield.

Achievers

Our fellow Shraddhavans have been excelling across various fields. This month following accolades were won by our Shraddhavans

1. Falguni Pathak won Dadasaheb Phalke award

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

2. Amritraj won State Award as Best Music Director

Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation

 

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