Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Houston has a Lion's Share!

Many Chaatralayas (student homes) are being generously supported (some of them sponsored) by Houstonians!!

Houston is becoming one of the key players in the growth and sustenance of many AIM student homes for the rural and tribal children in India.

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Women's Co-op!

AIM For Seva Houston Chapter is very excited to share the news that we recently started a Houston Women’s Co-op.  Several women are investing their sweat equity to make yummy pickles, and powders!!  These are 100% home made, the material is mostly from our own backyards, and no preservatives are used.  We will officially inaugurate this as well on Mother’s day celebrations event.

Prepared with a prayerful attitude !!!

A great milestone!


The day will soon arrive! The 100th student home of AIM for Seva, specially chosen by Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati, is to come up in Lucknow, nearly 30 kilometres from the city's railway station. The home will be constructed on 15,000 square feet of land, and is designed by architects Sri Raj Deep Gupta and Smt. Sashi Gupta. Among the educational institutions near the home are a school and a couple of colleges: Heera Lal Yadav Inter and Degree College and the Ambalika Institute of Management.

The Bhumi Puja for the home was held on February 28, with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji. Among the participants at the function were Dr. Asha Seth, who initiated and funded the project, her nephew Sri Sandeep Seth, the principal of the nearby college, the pradhan of the village, and some of Swamini Tattvajnanananda Saraswati's Vedanta students. The yajamanas of the Bhumi puja were Smt. Deepa Bhargav and Sri Viswamitra, students of Swamini Tattvajnanananda. The first bricks for the historic building were laid by Sri Lakshmi Rastogi of the Rohtas Construction Group to the sounds of the Sankatanashana Ganesh Stotram, Saradha Stotram, and Guru Stotram. The Rohtas Construction Group has been magnanimous by lending its logistic and technical help to AIM for Seva as part of their seva activities. Suri Associates, the builders, sponsored the refreshments at the event. The function was ably organized by Smt. Sudha Hansraj, student of Swamini Tattvajnanananda Saraswati. An auspicious beginning to a noble milestone!