Progress on New Projects sponsored by Bay Area
Besides regular maintenance of existing FSHs, AIMS is involved in several projects that include construction of New FSHs, new schools, medical facilities, transportation etc. There are also mini projects that span the needs of multiple FSHs including Computer clinics with tutoring, as well Solar systems to provide power to remote villages.
As India is progressing, Solar systems projects are now being handled within India on a larger scale thru selected vendors. Similarly computer clinics with tutoring has been arranged with a major company supplying the appropriate equipment, tools and training staff.
Progression of major projects initiated in 2020.
Due to Covid there was some stoppages. However, now the 3 new Vidyalaya + Chatralaya projects are progressing. July 2021
- Land purchased is finalized and funded (by AIMS USA) for both the Belgaum and Roorkey campus sites.
- 1) Belgaum Vidyalaya Campus is fully funded
- Vidyalaya: Dr Soma Avva (OH) pledged $1M
- Chatralyas: Boys and Girls also funded.
- Sucheta Nallamothu , SFBayArea $110k
- Sushma Bhatia, SFBayArea $90K
- 2) Roorkey Vidyalaya Campus fully funded
- Vidyalaya: Various people including Rani Goel,SFBayArea $110k
- Boys Chatralaya: Vijay Kapoor, SFBayArea $200K
- Girls Chatralaya: Philadelpia donor.,
- 3) Opportunity for the new Pune (Rajgurunagar) project
- Rajgurunagar Pune Vidyalaya Campus, funding required
- Vidyalaya: $1M total, can be segments of $110K per school wing plus ancillary bldgs..
- Boys and Girls Chatralayas: Tentative pledges received.
1) Padali/Khargone Vidyala + Chatralaya Project in Madhya Pradesh
Pictures from Jugal & Bimla Kishore’s visit to Pedali School and FSH in Feb 2020
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Pictures from Vijayji’s visit in Feb 2020
Pedali project in the NEWS (Feb 2019)
Vijay and Pammi Kapoor represented Jugal and Bimla Kishor at this special ceremony at Pedali in feb 2019.
Bhumi Pooja at the new Padali Site on Jan 25th 2018
– Plan agreed on construction of FSH, School and medical facilities, and transportation needs
A brand new construction of Swami Dayananda Residential School (Vidyalaya) and Boys and Girls Free Student Hostels -FSH (Chatralaya) complex located on a land of 5 acres in the village of Padali in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh. A rural ambulance service and health sanitation program for the local community will also be provided. The village of Padali Khurd is in the vicinity of a well-known holy place & lord Siva’s iconic temple Omkereshwar. It is an extreme backward tribal area about two hours’ drive from Indore and has potential to be a huge campus for educational opportunities for the genuine needy & economically deprived people. This new development consisting of a Schools, Free Student Hostels, and medical facilities is visioned to become equivalent to be Manjakudi (Swami Dayananda village in south india) like development in north India.
Sri Jugal and Srimati Bimla Kishor have announced a $900,000 gift to AIM for Seva for this project. This project is fully funded.
Shri Jugal and Bimla Kishor, from Pleasanton California have committed to $900,000 towards construction of Swami Dayananda Residential School and Free Student Hostel (FSH) complex located on a land of 5 acres in the village of Padali in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh. A rural ambulance service and health sanitation program for the local community will also be provided.
Jugal & Bimla’s own words: We had been praying very hard & earnestly to God to show us a way to help in the all India Movement for Seva in a meaningful way. Mainly because it was founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati which needed no introductions and any credibility related assurances. We strongly felt that we must contribute towards the upliftment of human life through the process of education that gets imparted to those students who have no means in any sense of the worldly resources. It took us five years to decide. Finally, January 25th, 2018 was that historical day for us when our prayers resulted in the actual Bhumi Puja in a village of MP named Padali Khurd in the vicinity of a well-known holy place & lord Siva’s iconic temple Omkereshwar. It is an extreme backward tribal area about two hours’ drive from Indore and has potential to be a huge campus for educational opportunities for the genuine needy & economically deprived people. Both Bimla & I remain totally committed to fund it for an earliest possible launch, may be by 2019 end. That would be grand offering & a memorial for our parents late Sh. Dharma & Shanti Dogra of New Delhi.
2) Near Term Mini Project needs across FSH for 2018 – completed
Funds from USA chapters will be of great benefit. Projects for immediate needs across the FSHs are listed below.
a) Install smart Boards for School Class rooms:
Need 30 smart baords for 30 class rooms each costing $2,000. Ideally the smart boards have to be fitted at the beginning of the school year. Total smart board project cost of $60,000
b) School class room furniture sets:
Need furniture sets for 10 new class rooms of $4,600 each. Total furniture cost of $46,000
c) School uniforms for Free Student Hostel children:
Need new uniforms (3 sets for each child) for 50 FSHs each costing $600. Total uniform cost for approximately for 2000 (50 FSH) children is $30,000