Yoga for life | It is in giving | Shinnyo en Japan
“From what we get, we can make a living what we give, however, makes a life” - Arthur Ashe
Yoga with V for 3 M's of life
V aruna Khullar, a young yoga teacher, has been associated with Deepalaya for the last 7 years and has been sponsoring two children enrolled at Childrens' home. Over these years, she has been visiting Gusbethi, interacting with children and mentoring them.
Recently she launched her yoga training centre under the banner “yoga with v”. As she has a special place for Children's home in her heart, she contacted us for conducting yoga sessions for children on a regular basis every Saturday after school.
The first yoga session was organised on 1st August, 2015. Everyone including the DCH staff participated in the activity. The 2-hour session gave a new lease of life to children, who enjoyed doing yoga with Varuna for achieving the best of 3 M's of life – “Motivation” to take the challenges head on, “Mind” to actively participate for a “Meaningful” life.
For it is in giving, that we receive
IIn terms of their CSR policy, 10 employees of Nagarro Softwares (P) Ltd visited Deepalaya Childrens' Home on 20th Aug. 2015. Mr. John Rameson, the project In-Charge, welcomed the guests. The Children greeted them.
The visitors then introduced themselves. Mr. Vicky, team leader of the group, then explained what the company does and when was it formed. It was a good interactive session as children were curious to learn how the company operates from Gurgaon with their head office in the US that too through emails, conference calls, video conference etc.
The team members then asked the children whether they would like to become computer software engineers. They informed about different courses which are required to be done for becoming a software engineer.
Thereafter, they played volleyball and football with the children and distributed snacks and small gifts.
Shinnyo En Japan – Nursing the dreams of the underprivileged
DDeepalaya has been constantly working to empower the underprivileged, especially girls and women, through different programs revolving around girl child education and higher education for women. Organisations like Shinnyo En Japan, have helped us in treading this path.
The organization has given scholarship to girls who are interested in pursuing nursing as their career since 2007. The program has reached to 13 girls, 8 girls of them have completed their studies and are working in various hospitals and rest of them are studying. Once a year, representatives of Shinnyo En Japan reach out to these girls whom they have mentored over these years to assess the impact of the program.
This year, 5 members from the organisation visited Sanjay Colony where a meeting with the students was arranged. They were very happy to interact with the girls and learn about how they are giving back to the community by helping needy people.
Later on, they spoke about Shinnyo En Japan–a Buddhist Organization, working for world peace. The collection from the temple supports the education and other needs of Humanity across the globe. A part of the fund from the temple is helping these girls to pursue the nursing course.
The team distributed Gloves to the nursing students, which signified the need to reach out to the world and clean the environment, not only the external world but also the inner thought process of the people in this world.