Nri couple returned to india to empower lonwadi villagers

Ashish and Ruta Kalawar left their well-paying jobs in England and returned to India to help empower the rural citizens of the country. Yoga asanas names information hindi Help them make their adopted village open-defecation free!

Fifteen years ago, Ashish Kalawar, a young electronics engineer posted in Bokaro, was waiting at the station for a train to his hometown of Pune. Easy yoga for easing pain youtube A little boy approached him and offered to polish his shoes. Santa monica yoga donation Ashish immediately told the kid that at his age he should be going to school and not working.


Nirvana yoga edmonton The boy replied that he was working to support his education and used the money he earned from polishing shoes to pay for school. Yoga positions Impressed with his spirit and determination, Ashish let him do his work and paid him double the price for the shoeshine. Power yoga for weight loss The boy was delighted and could not stop himself from jumping with joy.

“It cost me just an extra Rs.10 but I could see how much happiness this little act of kindness gave him. Yoga richmond tx I was content with my life but the satisfaction I got from looking at his face was priceless. Prenatal yoga san diego This incident has stayed in my heart ever since.”

Ashish’s career was growing fast. Core power yoga highland park mn He now felt it was time for him to get married and settle down. Yoga poses for weight loss and toning When he met Ruta, another electronics engineer, his happiness was complete. Best yoga dvd for beginners 2012 The couple married and, in 2009, moved to the United Kingdom in search of better paying jobs. Bikram yoga chicago wicker park As their income grew, the two thought they should apply for citizenship to that country.

“We had everything, a nice car, a beautiful house in the UK and a great future to look forward to. Prema yoga schedule But, somehow, we were not at peace,” says Ashish.

Soon, the couple started visiting the Skanda Vale temple located in South Wales frequently. They would volunteer their time at the temple on weekends and find solace in meditation and helping others. Moksha yoga winnipeg groupon They also participated in a 7 km charity walk to raise funds for the Skanda Vale hospice.

“While volunteering at this temple I kept remembering the little boy back in Bokaro who had polished my shoes. Easy yoga poses for beginners I wanted to do something for him and other people in my motherland too,” he adds.

Ashish and Ruta finally found their mission in life when they visited India for a short period in 2012. Yoga pants photoshoot One of their relatives, Amol Sainwar, had started an NGO called Shivprabha Charitable Trust and was planning to adopt a remote village in Maharashtra. Yoga dance song The village, Lonwadi in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, was located on a hill. Bikram yoga canberra city It had no electricity, no water system and no roads. Living yoga center temecula ca Ashish and Ruta visited this village along with other team members of the Shivprabha Charitable Trust.

The villagers had to go down the hill every day to fetch water and so, the first thing they needed was a solar-operated water pump to draw water to the top of the hill. Yoga poses for weight loss beginners Another thing that Ashish and Ruta noticed was that many villagers in Lonwadi were victims of addiction to alcohol or tobacco. Yoga positions for runners They wanted to do something about both these issues but it was time for them to return to England.

They did the best they could under the circumstances by donating some money for the water system and left the country again. Yoga houston midtown Meanwhile, Shivprabha Charitable Trust continued to work for the betterment of the village.

“My friend Unmesh Kulkarni and I raised 90% of the funds required for the water project. All about yoga las vegas After its implementation, the number of students in the school increased as well because the children were freed from water-fetching duties. Yoga relaxation techniques stress This incident really inspired and motivated me to move to India and work for rural empowerment.” In January 2014, Ashish and Ruta left their lucrative jobs and bright professional careers behind to pack their bags and return to the motherland.

“This was the first time I did not have a job in hand while leaving the previous one. How to yoga nidra But I was not afraid at all. Gentle yoga sequence for beginners Something made me feel that this was right. Yoga for life setauket Moreover, Ruta helped me believe that if we were doing something good there was nothing to worry about,” says Ashish. Kundalini yoga kriyas Back in Lonwadi, Ashish and Ruta started counselling the villagers suffering from addictions and holding meditation sessions for them. Best beginner yoga video youtube According to Ashish, within six months, around 80% of the villagers were addiction-free.

“I never asked the villagers to stop consuming alcohol or tobacco. Yoga pictures for 2 I asked them to just join us for meditation. All about yoga henderson nv The self realisation that occurs when you meditate compels you to stay away from everything negative,” says Ruta.

Today Lonwadi has good roads, electricity, a water system, and a digital school too – thanks to the efforts of the Shivprabha Charitable Trust and people like Ashish and Ruta.

Now, this village is just one step away from being an ideal village – it still needs to become open-defecation free. Santa cruz yoga classes Ashish and Ruta’s counselling sessions have helped the villagers realise the importance of using toilets. Free online yoga challenge All households have applied for subsidies to build toilets at home but have not heard back from the government as yet. Yoga chair pose sequence Therefore, Shivprabha and The Better India have come together to find ways of gifting toilets to all the households in Lonwadi. Yoga stretches for neck and shoulders We appeal to our readers to donate generously and help the villagers’ dream of living in an open-defecation free ideal village become a reality.

This World Toilet Day, The Better India is supporting Lonwadi, a village in Maharashtra, to become open defecation free in just one month! The residents want to build a toilet in each home and secure a healthy, hygienic and dignified life for themselves. Nada yoga Please lend your support to the residents in their quest and help them get access to toilets, sanitation facilities and a healthy future like all of us.

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