Friday, November 20, 2009

Vanayatra by Jaipur Friends of Tribal Society

Friends of Tribal Society, Jaipur has conducted one day tour to its tribal schools (Ekal Vidyalaya) in Bharatpur district, Rajasthan on Sunday November 15, 2009.
This was in accordance with Vanayatra program of Friends of Tribal Society, Jaipur.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Swami Vivekanand Speech at Chicago


Monday, October 19, 2009

Ekal Kumbh preperation Photos

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
दीपावली कि हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ

Let the light of Education
remove the darkness of ignorance

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

दैनिक कुम्भ सन्देश, ०४, अक्टूबर, २००९

·       Preparation for the Mega Event is on at Japani Park, Rohini, Delhi
·       75 Acres of land is earmarked for the purpose
·       7  Townships will be built.
·       Each Township will have 1,35,000 Sq ft. built up area spread over 3 acres.
·       Kumbh  Office is set up at Shalimar Bag working  24X7

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


·        Pujya Shri Ramdevji Baba will be inaugurating the Exhibition on 29th October 2009 at 7 p.m at Rohini, Delhi
·        “ DHARTI KI TAKAT – the Ekal Exhibition highlights
o   Separate stall for 22 Kshetras with the introduction to Geography and history of the state
o   Pictorial chart of Tribal Culture and Tradition
o   Handicrafts
o   Ekal Publications
o   Ekal in Media – Newspaper cuttings
o   Social Impact of Ekal Movement
o   Light and Sound on Ekal
o   Website live demo


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mr. Deshpandey Described Ekal Kumbh in FTS meeting

Prayer in the meeting

Mr. Despandey, In charge Rajasthan, Has come and demonstrate about Ekal Kumbh in FTS meeting organized at Maheshwari School. Tilaknagar. He told that first time deligates from all over iNdia will meet together in such a big fashion. He told that there would be 10,000 people in the Ekal Kumbh.

Chief of RSS Sri Mohan Bhagwat will be the guest in chief in the inaugural session.

The most fascinating feature: The kumbh will be inaugurated by five devoted workers and not by any senior leaders or industrialist. Of course they will attend the Kumbh.

It is decided that Vana yatra program will be organized on 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti. It will be for Bharatpur region.

Mr. Pradip Baheti, Secretary, FTS, Jaipur, conducted the meeting and Mr. Radheyshyam Dhoot Presided over.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

FTS News in India Today

FTS News published in India Today on 27th July,2009

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Vijay Maru speaks in IPCA conference

Sri Vijay Maru, President, Ekal Vidyalay foundation has given a presentation about Friends of Tribal Society in all India conference of IPCA at Rajputana Shereton, Jaipur, 1 August, 2009.

He informed that Ekal Vidyalay run by FTS has crossed number 28000. He also added that more than 750,000 students are enroled at this time. He hopes to add 3500 Ekal Vidyalayas by April 2010.

Sri Vijay Maru expressed target of 100,000 (One Lakh) Ekal Vidyalay by 2013.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Vanayatra: Visiting tribal schools in Rajasthan

Vanayatra is an integrated and essential part of FTS activities. Local bodies organize a trip to some "Ekal Vidyalaya" near to the place.

These trips are organized to have a first hand experience of activities en site. These vanayatras encourage and motivate FTS members and people at large to serve the tribal society.

Normally these are one day or even half day tours. These are like excursions we enjoyed in our student life. FTS do not expend for these trips. Instead these are contributory.
(FTS is an abbreviation for Friends of Tribal Society)

FTS, Jaipur is planning for a Vanayatra in near future. We will notify in this blog when a schedule will be prepared and finalyzed including date and time of visit, place, contribution etc.

Please inform us if you would like to join the trip.
Jyoti Kothari is recruited as convener of Vanayatra.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Video: Noted artist Shekhar Sen appeals

Noted artist Shekhar Sen appeals to support Friends of Tribal Society, Jaipur:

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vivekananda enacted by Shekhar Sen

Friends of tribal society organized a show about Swami Vivekananda at Maharana Pratap Sabhagar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Vidyashram School, Jaipur at 7 PM, 18 July 2009.

This is a mono act written, directed and acted by great artist Shekhar Sen. The two and half hour show spell bound the house full audience.

The act, the music, the songs, the story ...dialogues.... and the overall show was wonderful!!

After lighting the lamps Shree Vimal Chand Surana, Chairman, FTS, Jaipur Chapter welcome the guests.

Mr. Pradip Baheti, Secretary informed about the society and its activities. He told that 1140 schools are run in Rajasthan and more than 27000 India wide by the society.

The society honored all its doners, sponsors of the show and media partner Dainik Bhaskar by presenting them flowers.

Shekhar Sen, the artist, told that these Ekal Vidyalayas are serving the tribal society as Swami Vivekananda thought. He urged people to join the noble cause.

Mr. Pradip Khaitan, convener of the program extended vote of thanks.

Ms. Pushpa Dangayach, Delhi, conducted the meeting.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Vivekananda": Play on Saturday 18.07.09

Friends of Tribal Society, Jaipur are organizing a play Swami Vivekananda at Maharana Pratap Sabhagar, Vidyashram school. Jaipur on 18 th July 2009. This play is to bring awareness about Swami Vivekananda among the Jaipurites.

This is a mono act by renowned artist Shekhar Sen who himself has written, directed and acted this play. Shekhar Sen is play back singer of famous TV serial the Ramayana.

Mr. Pradip Khaitan is the coordinator of the play. Renowned Jewelers, industrialists and traders are sponsoring this play and the Dainik Bhaskar is the media partner.

Entry to the play is by invitation cards only.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009


Friends of Tribal Society is an India wide organization that runs more than 27000 schools in the tribal areas. Schools are situated in remote places i.e. villages, Jungles and hills.

These schools help the tribal for their general basic education, discipline, and ethics. The society provides education free of cost.

The society selects educated persons from the village itself and train them as teachers. The selected teacher then runs the school in his village for two or three hours. Timings are flexible and adjusted according to the local need. The society pays for the salary of the teacher. They also provide furniture, pedagogy and teaching materials such as black boards.

The society have 7000 full time volunteers and thousands of other part timers. 23 offices all over India manages all these.

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