As we know, a couple of very senior karyakartas are visiting Seattle this week.
Please see Saumitra-ji' s pravaas plan at the end of the email and give me your inputs ASAP
, especially for Wed, Thu, and Fri this week. Shyam-ji's detailed pravaas plan will be sent by Siva-ji. Below is the introduction of both.Shyam Parande-ji:
Shyam Parande, a civil engineer by profession, he has
dedicated his life in the service of needy inspired by Swami
Vivekanada's call "Nara Sewa is Narayana Sewa". During 1977
deadly cyclone in Andhra Pradesh that devastated lives of millions, Sri
Shyam personally supervised rehabilitation work and became responsible
for construction of hundreds of houses in 5 villages in coastal Andhra.
Sri Shyam has lived in Andhra Pradesh for more than 15 years involving
in thousands of Sewa Bharathi service projects.
Shyam has personally supervised and completed large and complex
rehabilitation works worth millions of dollars during Orissa cyclone, Latur
earthquake and Gujarat earthquake helping thousands of affected persons
resettle in life. Sri Shyam is currently working on the ground
overseeing Tsunami rehabilitation work in India and Sri Lanka.
Shyam Parande is the Vishwa Vibhag Sewa Pramukh (international coordinator for Sewa)
overseeing thousands of volunteers and numerous service activities in
more than 15 countries including Europe, South East Asia and Americas.
He has presented many papers and articles on the need of service
including the “concept of Seva (Charity)” organized by Evangelical
Protestant Congress in Frankfurt, Germary in January 2001. Sri Shyamji Parande lives in Delhi with his wife Pragna and two young children named Chinmai and Shriya.
Saumitra-ji comes from a long-time Sangh family in Pune, and started going to shakha in early childhood. He grew up taking different shakha responsibilities, starting from Gatanayak upto Mandal Pramukh (mandal is a section of nagar, consisting of 2-3 shakhas). After finishing his Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1993, he went to Canada to get his Masters degree. He came back to Pune in 1995, only breifly, before he decided to work full-time as "pracharak". He was sent to strengthen Sangh work in Jalgaon district first, and then in Thane district, both in Maharashtra.
In 2001, he was deputed to work as a pracharak in the Carribean countries of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and Surinam, where he built Sangh work at a phenomenal
pace. Since, 2004, Saumitra-ji has been America Zone pracharak, inspiring karyakartas in USA, Canada, South America, and the Carribean countries.
Saumitra-ji is unmarried, and has devoted his entire life to Sangh work. He is a personal mentor and guide for many of Seattle's past and present karyakartas, and continues to inspire all of us regularly.
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From: Anil Kothari <anilkothari@ gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 8:32 AM
To: Saumitra Gokhale <saumitra.gokhale@ gmail.com
Cc: Sivaram Kondamudi <sivaram_kondamudi@ yahoo.com
Suswagatam in Seattle!
As I mentioned on phone, your pravaas will start with visiting Jugal-ji at the WA state capital - Olympia, where we have started a new shakha this month. Jugal-ji is acting Karyavaha, and Lava-ji Mukhya Shikshak. We also had a decent Ganesh Pooja by Kids there last Saturday. Jugal-ji's cell phone number is 916-752-2483
. He will pick you up from the airport tonight. Upcoming pravaas schedule -Tue - (Day) Olympia karyakarta family visitsTue - (Eve) Dinner at Shri. Kul Bhushan-ji (Nagar Sanghachalak) , along w/Siva-ji, Shyam-jiTue - (Nig) Stay with ShobhitWed - (Day) Interactions with Yuva karyakartas with focus on "life-after- Shobhit"Wed - (Eve) TBD - mostly shakha karyakarta family in Maple ValleyWed - (Nig) TBD - mostly shakha karyakarta family in Maple ValleyThu - (Day) TBDThu - (Eve) TBD - mostly shakha karyakarta family in BellevueThu - (Nig) TBD - mostly shakha karyakarta family in BellevueFri - TBD - mostly night stay with me; Visit Shaila Moushi in RedmondSat - (Mor) TBD - Kishor sharirik vargaSat - (Noon) Drive to Yuva VargaMon - (Eve) Dinner and stay with Lava-jiTue - TBD - Mostly spend time with Siva-jiWed - Drop off TBD
Please let me know, if you can think of anything specific other than the above.