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Oct 11, 2016

How about #greenwalls on an #IshaVidhya bus?

Marc at Isha Vidhya
Marc at Isha Vidhya

Marc Granen (http://marcgranen.net/) specializes in the
concept of Phyto-Kinetics, the way of creating moving
gardens!  How would gardens move, you might ask. He
shared his knowledge of doing this with the Coimbatore 
Isha Vidhya students recently!

In Isha Vidhya's "Profession with Passion" series talks,
Marc presented the details of his work.  It was titled 
"A glimpse into the life of an artistic and innovative 
Gardener".  He was accompanied by Shanmugasundaram
and Supriya of Milltex Engineers Ltd., who had introduced
Marc to Isha Vidhya.

Marc shares in his own words about his experience of
his visit to the Isha Vidhya school :

"Last Thursday I felt really such a lucky man. With Milltex
Engineers Private. Ltd., we visited the Isha Vidhya school, 
not far from Coimbatore. I went there to share my 
Phyto-Kinetic project's thoughts and so all my experience
on #greenwalls projects around the world. But for sure I 
received much more than I gave. Since the first moment
I got absolutely engaged to the intense good vibrations
coming from every single person there; from the kind 
director, to the youngest student, all of them had that inner
harmony we the rest of mortals try to reach somewhere.

In this #school, tradition, #yoga, #education and technologies
live together in absolute harmony, bringing to children the 
right wisdom and knowledge to effort the future. I strongly 
wished to have the future chance, one day, to work and learn
with one (or some) of them! This project is making a 
tremendous work there. I just wish one day we can share a 
common green project; that would be the best present!

Thank you so much, Peggy Wolf and all the staff, students 
and personnel, for that wonderful morning. Again, thank you
so much, Manikandan, Supriya and Mothilal, for trusting me
and gave me the opportunity to learn and share!"

Inspired and motivated by Marc's presentation and sharing,
the Coimbatore Isha Vidhya students are thinking of creating
green walls on their school buses!  Wouldn't that be awesome?
And that's how dear patrons, the gardens will move!

Share your thoughts, and do write to us at 
global.giving@ishavidhya.org to further connect to us to
present about your profession at one of the eight Isha Vidhya
schools in Tamilnadu.  

Let's build an awesome generation of children who can
contribute to build beautiful world !

Marc with Peggy, Shan and Supriya
Marc with Peggy, Shan and Supriya
Marc with students
Marc with students
Marc with students - 2
Marc with students - 2
Marc with students - 3
Marc with students - 3
Marc with students - 4
Marc with students - 4
Peggy introduces Marc to students
Peggy introduces Marc to students
We have some questions!
We have some questions!

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Oct 4, 2016

Dharmapuri students win International Spell Bee !

Students with certificates
Students with certificates

Spell Bee International (http://www.spellbeeinternational.com)
conducts English spelling and English knowledge competitions
at various levels - school, regional, national and international.

We are glad to share that two of our Dharmapuri school students
participated in Group II and Group III competition groups and
won certificates of Merit Plus and Merit at the International level !

Nithishree of grade 2 won a medal and certificate in the category
Merit Plus, and Dharshini of grade 4 won a medal and certificate
in the category Merit.


The school received a shield too for the participation!

We are attaching a few photos of the students with the certificates,
and the school shield.

Taking part in competitions like these boosts the confidence,
and also provides exposure to the rural children, who are going
to shine in their chosen field in the future, don't you think?

Certificate-1
Certificate-1
Certificate-2
Certificate-2
Shield for the school
Shield for the school

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Oct 3, 2016

HSBC Mumbai employees volunteer for Isha Vidhya!

Volunteering by HSBC Mumbai employees
Volunteering by HSBC Mumbai employees

HSBC corporate employee volunteering program
happened the second time in September, supporting
Isha Vidhya!

The employees started their volunteering day with a
breakfast in their office canteen.  Isha Vidhya project
was then introduced to them, which was followed by
a speech by Stuart P Milne, GGM & CEO, HSBC India.
His speech and presence was a great inspiration and
support to the volunteers as well as Isha Vidhya.

60 volunteers, employees and some with their families
participated in the full day event.  The following learning
material were hand-created by the volunteers :

1900 speed reading charts
100 rhyming words cards
420 geometrical shapes
500 worksheets
20 story books
60 charts

The day was full of laughter and enthusiasm. Spending time
together for a worthy cause brought employees together.

If you can hold such an event in your office, please email
global.giving@ishavidhya.org

Thank you for all that you have done for Isha Vidhya !

Volunteers given instructions
Volunteers given instructions
Isha Vidhya presentation
Isha Vidhya presentation
Presentation by HSBC India CEO
Presentation by HSBC India CEO
Geometric shapes preparation
Geometric shapes preparation
Geometric shapes preparation - 2
Geometric shapes preparation - 2
Chart preparation by children
Chart preparation by children
HSBC India CEO volunteers
HSBC India CEO volunteers
Rhyming words cards preparation
Rhyming words cards preparation
Worksheet preparation
Worksheet preparation
Worksheet preparation - 2
Worksheet preparation - 2

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