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  Amrut Kaka - An Embodiment Of No Exit Policy,

“I dedicate myself to this space until my last breath, only my bier (dead body) will go FROM this space.” Amrut Kaka shared on his birthday celebration on 26th June 2020m (above pic was clicked same day). Of almost 7 decades of his life, he spent last twenty years at Environmental Sanitation Institute(ESI). Right from the time, when the land for ESI was procured, Amrut Kaka is associated with it. He is the one who witnessed the journey of this barren land (with 1-2 trees) to nou... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Jul 14, 2020 | permalink

  Karuna Virus, Karuna Act And Karuna Wifi

[For last few days Jayesh Bhai is churning with his thoughts and reflections on Karuna Virus. It is incredible to witness the bhaav that is collectively emerging through deep sharing and listening. Sharing a few snippets of the same here.] Since the past few days, in the wake of all that is emerging, I do not feel fear. Instead, I sense a space of calm and mindfulness. I feel a deep sense of love and prayer for universal goodness. Carrying this sacred space at the level of thought and act... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Mar 31, 2020 | permalink

  Seva Cafe: Gratitude Gathering On Completion Of 14

Celebrating the journey of 14 years, 14 days and 14 hours of Seva Cafe with a gratitude circle with 50+ volunteers in person and holding hundreds in intentions! Circle begin with gratitude towards an old couple, who didn't have much for themselves, yet offered all they had to Jayesh bhai and Anar didi for their lunch. The spirit of love and compassion touched their hearts deeply. Recalling the experience, Anar didi shared that, that moment triggered a thought - did we ever host anyone w... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Oct 23, 2019 | permalink

  Thank You, Kanchan Mama!

Our Kanchan dada would have his last journey in his physical body today evening. Firmly believe that his soul will rest in peace and will keep on blessing our noble intentions. We visited Kanchan dada on 1st Oct, in his village Bhanpur going through health issues. It was an experience to witness his pious smile and blessing. As he saw Jayesh bhai, didi and ESI family members, his joy expanded and extended. While his body is suffering severely, his soul blessed everyone. Feel grace that we hav... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Oct 5, 2019 | permalink

  Samanvay March 19

40 of us from 20+ development organizations from across the spectrum came together in the spirit of cultivating harmony. Sanchi opened the circle quoting Sheela Didi from BrahmaVidya Mandir that when five sticks come together, it’s difficult to break them. When there is strength in togetherness in lifeless sticks, imagine five conscious beings with their full conscience coming together! Remembering Ishwar dada and the broom- symbol of internal and external sanitation, another volunteer... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on May 28, 2019 | permalink

  The Cocoon Of Love

Parikshit (18 years), saw a video of Seva Café and Udai bhai on history channel and was moved by the idea of "gift it forward". He decided to offer tuition to students from needy background without any fixed fee – whatever one can offer, he would accept with grace. Initially people made fun of him, a year later one of his student got first rank in one of the toughest entrance exam in the district. Ever since watching the video, he wished to visit Seva Café and mee... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Mar 11, 2019 | permalink

  The Mosquito and The Ant - Lessons in Compassion

This morning, Meghna shared one of the most amazing stories about her daughter -- four year old, Reva.   It seems that a mosquito was bothering Reva and to protect her, Meghna squatted the mosquito and it died.  Witnessing the event, Reva was startled!  She got upset and asked, "Why did you kill it?"  Meghna responded, "Because it was biting you."  With wide-eyed exclamation, Reva responded, "But it was searching for her mom!"  ... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Aug 14, 2015 | permalink

  Gramshilpi Retreat

A three day retreat was organised by moved by love volunteers at Sughad especially for the Gramshilipis. “Gramshilipis” as the word says are the architects of a village who serve in villages which are highly underdeveloped and in need of basic facilities like roads, primary education, electricity, sanitation etc. The nine gramshilips had qualification ranging from bachelors in Education to Masters in Social work from Gujarat Vidhyapeeth, founded by Mahatma Gandhi. Keeping ladder sh... read full story

Posted by Kishan Laddha on Apr 25, 2014 | permalink