USA Projects

Iowa Fairfield Indian Group

The Fairfield Indian group community has been celebrating Vedic festivals since 2000 as family gatherings including Deepavali, Ganesh Pooja, Navarathri, Holi etc at some of the families houses.  

Eisner and Pharasi family followed by Sharma family and Kar family along with other families took it further at a community level

In 2002,  Sharma Family took the lead to bring the Deepavali event in morning star studio with skits involving adults depicting Ramayana again only to the indian families.  Kar's  contributed in helping children bhajan singing and in sponsoring the fire works. 

In the Year 2003, onwards the Deepavali celebration was opened to the general public. The first Deepavali event was at Morning star studio with around 130 people.

Since 2008 the audience level went up to 400 plus and been held every year at Stephen Sondheim Center  

(Fairfield Art & Convention Center for Performing Arts, 200 North Main St, Fairfield, Iowa 52556).

The Vedic city temple came in  2006 and the Devi Mandir temple (Created by Pandit. Samavedalu)  became functional  in 2005.  In 2006-7 after Pandit Sarathi joined,  many of the vedic rituals from families moved to these two venues. From 2016-17, Devi mandir became the prime place for the public for all the vedic festivals. 

However Deepavali continued  with a colorful variety of childrens' bhajan, dance-dramas, skits, Classical, Indian folklore and Bollywood dances at the city center. The profits from the show helped Devi Mandir Temple. All 20 plus families took responsibility in different areas of organizing the event. More than professionalism, the event had a touch of homeliness and so brought the sense of fun and traditional flavor more than a professional showup. This was the key to propel the event every year. 

The objective of the cultural event was to give the Knowledge and awareness of Indian cultural heritage to the children growing up in USA. Skits and cultural dances were  aimed to impart knowledge to children and adults than to have the professional touch. The tradition still continues. 

This is also a means for adults to show community responsibility and working for socail cuases to children. Not everybody gets a chance to do voluntary work when we are busy with profesional life. This event gives members of the Indian families a chance to do selfless or voluntary work or non-profit work and became inspiration for the future generation. 

Youtube links

Many of the video's of the events are given in this link.

http://uni5.co/index.php/en/sakthi-events/community-events.html

skit themes and scripts

http://uni5.co/index.php/en/ccc-class/skit-scripts-for-children.html

 Deepavali 2015 Prog

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Tickets:

Adults- $20

children above 5 years & Students - $15

For organizing....excel sheet.

Poster

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Empowering Girls of India 

The Dolores Viglas Children’s Fund

  Creating the Basis for a Bright Future for India’s Underprivileged Girls

Fact: There is a wide gender disparity in the literacy rate in India: 82.14% for men and 65.46% for women in 2011.

Fact: Due to stereotyping of male and female roles, families are more likely to educate boys before girls-especially in rural areas. Girls are not considered earning members of the family since they leave home after marriage.

Fact: When a girl is not educated the entire family suffers. Infant mortality is higher for babies born to uneducated mothers. Education for her children is not a priority when the mother herself is illiterate.

Fact: Illiterate women face more hardships in life. They are less likely to use or understand family planning. They are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, health problems and early death.

Fact: Illiterate women are not aware of their rights. They know nothing about initiatives taken by the government for their welfare. They are powerless to transform their lives. They are more likely to suffer domestic violence and abuse then their educated sisters.

 The Dolores Viglas Children’s Fund supports girls enrolled in the Sakthi Foundation schools in rural South India. Your tax deductible donation will open the door for a young girl to have a meaningful Montessori based education. It will also provide the funds to educate rural women in Montessori training to create qualified teachers for the schools.

 Ways to donate:

Sponsor a young girl for a year of school and educational materials. The cost for a year’s tuition and supplies is ______.  Participants who contribute a full year’s support will receive a profile and photo of their sponsored child.

Make a contribution towards the maintenance of the school, purchase of school equipment and training of teachers.

Click here to make your tax deductible contribution

Dolores Viglas was a homemaker and mother of three daughters. In her memory and as a way of honoring her love of girls and belief in their great potential, this fund has been created to support the forgotten and underprivileged girls of India. To brighten their way and inspire hope for a better tomorrow, we take on this mission! 

 

http://empoweringgirlsofindia.org/

 

Eye camps India

Eighth Eye camp Event- 9th Nov 2014

We have conducted 8th eye camp in sendurai Dindigul Tamilnadu on 9th –Nov-14, Doctors from Aravind Eye hospital Madurai has come for screening and eye test.

 Total number of walk in for check up -432

 Total number of patient taken to Madurai Aravind Eye hospital for eye surgery -112

 Total number of patient suggested and given eyeglass is  115

 Acknowledgement

 1. We thank members for sponsoring the event expenses.

 2. Thanks to all the Doctors, Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital and village head

 This time the existing eye operated people has thanked sakthifoundation saying that “Foundation has helped them to lead the  rest of life with self respected “

 In the camp aged couple came for eye check-up and doctor has suggested for eye operation for wife. Husband has done one eye operation in the previous camp so he said that he has family member of 15 people but nobody bothered their vision but now they are asking help.

 Seventh Eye camp Event- 22nd Sep 2013

group-2We have conducted the 7th eye camp in Sendurai, eyetesting-1Dindugal, Tamil nadu on 22nd Sept-2013.  The eye camp doctors and the surgeries were done at Aravind Eye hospital, Madurai, at their expense. Project Director Mr.A.Jayaraman along with volunteers organized this event.

Total Number of walk in for check up – 462
Total number of patient taken to Madurai Aravind Eye hospital eyetesting-2is 118group-1
Total number of patient suggested and given eyeglass is 89

Acknowledgement

1. We thank members for sponsoring the event expenses.

2.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

group-3Testimonials

Wee have received very good response and Heart full thanks from so many people who got their vision in the previous camp (2012)

 
These were some of the responses: "
I am independant of others to do my basic needs of life.  So I will not forget this help..............Thanks to sakthifoundation.
 
From Aravind eye hospital doctors and organiser Mr.Kumar said that every year the walk in for eye check-up and operation increasing, it shows the  trust of people on us ....

 

Sixth Eye camp Event- 19th Aug 2012

We have conducted the 6th eye camp in Sendurai, Dindugal, Tamil nadu on 19-Aug-2012. aug2012-eyecamp2 The eye camp doctors and aug2012-eyecamp1the surgeries were done at Aravind Eye hospital, Madurai, at their expense.

 Total Number of walk in for check up – 376
Total number of patient taken to Madurai Aravind Eye hospital is 82
Total number of patient suggested and given eyeglass is 60

 Acknowledgement

 1. We thank Mr.Suneel and family from Dubai for sponsoring the event expenses.

2. Our sincere thanks to Mr.A.Jeyaraman and other vaug2012-eyecamp4olunteers who organized this event.

aug2012-eyecamp3 2.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

 



Fifth Eye Camp March 2011

Sakthi Foundation sponsored a free Eye camp on  March 2011, in Sendurai Village, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The eye camp was done by Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai) team of Doctors and Nurses.

Around 211 people from the surrounding villages of Sendurai and Natham were tested and 39 people were given free cataract surgery on the very same day. Aravind eye hospital team were very impressed the way Sakthi Foundation volunteers organized the camp and requested to conduct this in other places too.

In poor villages in and around Sendurai, poor people especially old and children do not get their vision problems checked and corrected due to high medical expenses. Eye camps like these immensely help in giving vision to these needed people. The response was great that we had to turn down many needed people due to time constraints.

Acknowledgement

1. Our sincere thanks to Dr.M.Madeshwaran. Mr.A.Jeyaraman  and other volunteers who organized this event.

2.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

Fourth Eye Camp May 2009

eye jul 07 2Sakthi Foundation sponsored a free Eye camp on 24th May 2009, in Sendurai Village, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The eye camp was done by Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai) team of Doctors and Nurses.

Around 240 people from the surrounding villages of Sendurai and Natham were tested and 43 people were given free cataract surgery on the very same day. Aravind eye hospital team were very impressed the way Sakthi Foundation volunteers organized the camp and requested to conduct this in other places too.

In poor villages in and around Sendurai, poor people especially old and children do not get their vision problems checked and corrected due to high medical expenses. Eye camps like these immensely help in giving vision to these needed people. The response was great that we had to turn down many needed people due to time constraints.

Acknowledgement

1. Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Rachana and Pradeep Balakrishnan family for donating funds to conduct this Eye camp.

2. Our sincere thanks to Dr.M.Madeshwaran. Mr.A.Jeyaraman Mr. Balamurugan and other volunteers who organized this event.

3.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

Third Eye Camp May 2008

Sakthi Foundation sponsored a free Eye camp on  May 2008, in Sendurai Village, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The eye camp was done by Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai) team of Doctors and Nurses.

aravind vanAround 230 people from the surrounding villages of Sendurai and Natham were tested and 56 people were given free cataract surgery on the very same day. Aravind eye hospital team were very impressed the way Sakthi Foundation volunteers organized the camp and requested to conduct this in other places too.

In poor villages in and around Sendurai, poor people especially old and children do not get their vision problems checked and corrected due to high medical expenses. Eye camps like these immensely help in giving vision to these needed people. The response was great that we had to turn down many needed people due to time constraints.

Acknowledgement

1. Our sincere thanks to Dr.M.Madeshwaran. Mr.A.Jeyaraman  and other volunteers who organized this event.

2.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

Second Eye Camp July 12th 2007

Sakthi Foundation sponsored a free Eye camp on July 12th 2007, in Sendurai Village, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The eye camp was done by Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai) team of Doctors and Nurses.

lampAround 300 people from the surrounding villages of Sendurai and Natham were tested and 60 people were given free cataract surgery on the very same day. These 60 were thus restored vision. Aravind eye hospital team were very impressed the way Sakthi Foundation volunteers organized the camp and requested to conduct this in other places too.

To more 150 poor patients food was also distributed.

In poor villages like Sendurai, poor people especially old and children do not get their vision problems checked and corrected due to high medical expenses. Eye camps like these immensely help in giving vision to these needed people. The response was great that we had to turndown many needed people due to time constraints.

Please Click here to read the report from Aravind eye hospital.

Acknowledgement

1. Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Monica Kar and Lalit Kar family for donating funds to conduct this Eye camp.

2. Mr. A.Jeyaraman (Sakthi Foundation Manager, India) organized the event very successfully.

3. Event inagurated by Priya K Chhalliyil, Pranav Chhalliyil and Dr.M.Madeshwaran.

4. The event was presided by Mrs & Mr. Palaniswamy, Mrs. & Mr.Ayyannan, and Mrs & Mr.C.Krishnan, Mrs & Mr.Murugan and Mr. Vadivelu.

5.Thanks to all the Doctors and Staff of Arvind Eye Hospital.

First Eye Camp Feb 2nd 2007

Sakthi Foundation sponsored a very successful free Eye camp on January 27th 2007, in Sendurai Village, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The eye camp was done by Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai) team of Doctors and Nurses.

aravindreport 2007 janAround 350 people were tested and 63 people were given free cataract surgery on the very same day. These 63 were thus restored vision. Aravind eye hospital team were very impressed the way Sakthi Foundation volunteers organized the camp and requested to conduct this in other places too.

To more 100 poor patients food was also distributed.

Please Click here to read about this event.

In poor villages like Sendurai, poor people especially old and children do not get their vision problems checked and corrected due to high medical expenses. Eye camps like these immensely help in giving vision to these needed people. The response was great that we had to turn down many needed people due to time constraints. We are thinking to conduct again such a camp by middle of 2007.

 Acknowledgement

1. Mrs. Anju Balakrishnan & Mr. Jeyaprakash Balakrishnan family donated funds to conduct this Eye camp.

2. Mr.A.Jeyaraman (Sakthi Foundation Manager, India) organized the event very successfully.

3. Event Inagurated by Dr.Mani Sendurai, Dr.M.Madeshwaran and Dr. Pradheep chhalliyil.

4. Presided by Mrs.Poornima Mani and Ms.Pratibha, Mrs and Mr.palaniswamy, Mr. and Mrs.Nagaraj Ayyakannu and Mrs & Mr.Rajentheran, Mrs &Mr.Ayyannan and Mr.saravanan.

Current Projects

1. Connecting Community Awareness: Several NGO's (Non-Profits) are working for the betterment of the soceity. We have tried to network (join hands) with several such humanitarian organization both big and small and so we could reach out efficiently the benefits (both Awareness and tangeble products) to large mass  of people in short time.  The connecting all communities is one of the projects we are trying to accomplish with and without organization involvement is one of our objectives.

2. Awareness through Education: We want to inspire children in Science and so we can make a difference in our lives. Children has to be trained to think and bring simple creative ideas. We find that pattern based thinking is the key to all scientific discoveries and also in arts and all other fields. Our Energy-pattern based education implemented in Uni5 Sakthi Schools and after school programs is a huge success seeing a difference in the way children think and learn. It is also a stress free Self evolving methodology. We are giving certified courses to many teachers in this Uni5 method.

3. Health Awareness: We continue to give simple health awareness to general public for all health issues. We like to improve our health section to effeciently convey the health Concepts.

4. Cultural Awareness: Children and adults need guidance to keep their mind happy and creative to make their life happy. Along with intellectual growth, culture is needed to keep mind with healthy thoughts. We continue to give both children, adults and senior citizens with cultural awareness classes in person, over phone and skype.

5. Humanatarian Awareness: We are working for the upliftment of soceity neglected beings, especially women and children. With public support both with funds and volunteering work we will be able to do this more effectively.

 

Health Care

We are not trained medical doctors, but give simple life style suggestions for improving health and prevention of diseases.

We rarely see patients in person. All the suggestions are based on the email reports the patients mail us. We look at the symptoms/ medical reports and suggest appropriate health measures to be taken.

Several thousands of people have benefitted from these suggestions across the globe through emails. Testimonials reveals that most patients who did not find good results from other medical systems approach us and get cured.

The life style changes to be incorporated is a five pattern method called the Pancha Bhoota Therapy.

All the suggestions for various diseases are given in the web site as Sakthi Clinic.

Eye camps: We also conduct frequently eye camps, a great help for poor village adults. Most of them are uncared and live without good  eye sight. Through these camps many of them get vision. Please click ehre for details.

At International level:

Indonesia: In Bali we support the mother and child health care project.

In India: We conduct free eye camp for poor senior citizens in villages.