Fellowship Programme for Tribal Community Leaders

by Seva Mandir
Oct 5, 2011

Fellowship - Thanks for supporting a difficult project! Bravo

Good Crop matters
Good Crop matters

Dear Friends, Greetings from Seva Mandir! Hope you are well. Thank you for supporting the fellowship project. Your support towards this project strengthens the efforts of a number of village leaders in Rajasthan. These fellows work very hard to address social, political and ethical issues in their villages. Since many of these issues are deeply rooted in people's lives and socio-political structure, continuous and dedicated efforts are required. These efforts take a long time to show actual results and may cause emotional fatigue. Therefore your regular support and encouragement to these fellows is much appreciated. It would have been not possible for many of these fellows to fight against issues if people like yourself, were not supporting them. These kinds of development projects, as you would also agree with me, do not often receive much attention and support of people. A lot of times, we all expect quicker results. It is difficult for us to appreciate the complex solutions for issues that are complex in nature themselves. Similarly, in the whole set up of this program, the core idea is to bring communities together for issues that affect them by allowing them an opportunity to understand the nature of the issue, its implications on their lives and resolving these by expecting a change within themselves. It is a complex idea and much more difficult to bring it to reality. The even more daunting task is to find passionate people who are willing to spend their time in undertaking this challenge. Having these fellows who are willing to invest their time, energy and emotions to carry out these uphill tasks is certainly a bliss for all of us. These fellows, mostly come from an impoverish backgrounds themselves. They also belong to the same society and culture, the issues they take up from. We can imagine the struggles must be tiring for them to rub against the very people these fellows live with everyday. There must exist power structures and dynamics. On top of it, the societal change take place at a very slow pace. So thank you again, for standing by these fellows in their journey of helping themselves. It is not easy for anyone to support a difficult idea such as the fellowship project. We really are grateful to you for your regular support and hope that you will consider telling about this project to your other friends too. With this letter, I am also sharing a brief update on different kinds of trainings and workshops these fellows have attended in 2011. At the same time, I also take immense pleasure in informing you that the monsoon was wonderful this year. It rained a lot every where in Udaipur and the lakes filled up pretty quickly. As you know Udaipur is the most famous tourist attraction of Asia. Therefore, good rains assures a good tourist year. On the other hand, the rains may have not assured a good crop for "Maize (the corn)" because it rained a bit too much in some places. The corn is the major staple diet in this region. However, the positive side of the rains is that increased moisture of the ground will ensure good crops for winters. Though not most farmers are able to grow wheat and gram in winters, the overall availability of water has definitely increased due to good rains. Thanks once again for your generous support. We hope to hear from you on this feedback. With warm regards, Deepti



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Organization Information

Seva Mandir

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan - India
Website: http:/​/​www.sevamandir.org
Project Leader:
Priyanka Singh
Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

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