ISKCON Attapur's CSR
Creating a Better Society for Tomorrow
Annadaan or free food distribution program, is one of our most important activity
Daily 1000-1500 meals are being distributed since April’ 2020
Mega Food Distribution drives on festivals Like Makar Sankranti, Ram Navami, Janmashtami & Diwali.
More than 6 Lakh meals already distributed in the calendar year 2022.
OUR FUTURE PLAN
Given that food distribution is the most important activity for ISKCON Bhiwandi, in 2023, we plan to distribute over 10 lakh free meals to the needy. In 2024, we will work towards increasing the distribution to 12 lakh meals.
Bhiwandi has over 10 lakh daily wage earners and a sizeable portion of the city population is below the poverty line. When people living below the poverty line, even though they may be daily wage earners, are guaranteed one hot meal for all members of their family, that is one less expense for them, which automatically leads to savings that can be used towards necessities such as medical, education etc. Thus, our efforts are factually leading to a better standard of life for the underprivileged.
PARTNER WITH US
1. Support the Daily Food Distribution activity, one meal costs Rs 30/-
2. Sponsor Food Distribution Vehicle.
3. Sponsor Kitchen Equipment's.
4. Sponsor Installation of Solar Panels to generate green energy.
ABOUT RAJANNA SIRCILLA
Rajanna Sircilla is a town and district located on the banks of Maneru river in the Sircilla mandal, about 180 kms from Hyderabad city.
ABOUT ISKCON SIRCILLA
ISKCON Attapur-Hyderabad, acquired 16.89 acres of farm land in the city of Sircilla with the aim of having a closer relationship with mother nature by cultivating organic farming.
70% of our land has been earmarked for green initiatives such as plantation of trees and plants, including vegetable, fruit and flower bearing ones. Water conservation measures will also be taken to ensure optimum green efficiency.
A portion of the land will be used for a goshala, where cows will be nurtured and protected. This will aid our objective of full organic farming, as the waste of the cows will be used as manure for the land.
We will also conduct farmer training programs and livestock protection programs for the benefit of the local farmers of the district. Apart from these core activities, and in line with one of ISKCON's core principles, we will be serving out meals to the needy section of the local population as part of our Food for Life program.
A boundary fence has been erected to safeguard the entire property. 7.5 acres of land has been levelled to make it ready for plantation.
In phase one, the plantation of trees on 5.5 acres has begun. Plantation on another 2 acres will begin in December 2022.
In phase two, the remaining land will be leveled and plantation will be done on 4.5 acres of land. We will also build a Goshala and a facility for conducting training programs.
We aim to plant more than 2000 trees which will cover all three major categories i.e. flowers, fruits and vegetables.
PARTNER WITH US
1. Support the 1st phase of tree plantation activity at ISKCON Sircilla.
2. Support the procurement of capital assets which will assist the farm with plantation, organic farming and live stock development.
a. Sponsor a tractor
b. Sponsor a pick-up truck
c. Sponsor installation of solar panels to generate green energy and have a natural source of electricity supply at the farm
d. Sponsor Water Tankers
3. Support the 2nd phase of tree plantation activity which includes further levelling of the soil and installing a water dripping system along with irrigation pipes.
EMPOWERING INDIA WITH VALUES
NEED FOR VALUE EDUCATION
Teaching children good values helps them to think from others perspective and help others. It aids them to understand their purpose in life and what good things they need to do for others in society. As the famous saying goes, it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults. ISKCON is committed to provide strong values to the next generation using principles from our timeless Vedic scriptures.
DID YOU KNOW?
Average attention span of an individual has reduced from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to just 5 seconds currently.*
15% students aged 15-19 are addicted to alcohol.**
24.8% of youth are potential addicts to internet.#
*PEW research institute.
**2012 survey by the health and family welfare ministry.
WHAT WE DO?
ISKCON has designed a curriculum to impart values and principles to children. This has been articulated by a team of PhD's who have expertise in the field of education. We have taken the values imparted in our Vedic teachings and presented them in a our value education book in a way that appeals to children of the current generation.
VALUE EDUCATION CONTEST
ISKCON visits various schools around the country wherein students are enrolled in a value education contest. Each of them get our value education book along with a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita as a reference book. This activity is conducted in the form of a contest held in schools. We have found that this format ensures students go through the book thoroughly, thus helping us achieve our goal of imparting values to them. Prizes are awarded to top 15 participants.
OUR CURRICULUM AIMS AT IMPARTING VALUES SUCH AS
GOALS FOR OUTREACH
In 2023, we plan to reach out to 1,00,000 students across 500 schools in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
We spend Rs. 300 per student. This includes the value education book and a copy of the Bhagavad Gita as a reference book.
"The initiative by ISKCON to hold a Value Education Contest is admirable. No education is complete without instilling in the youth the core values of confidence, conviction, and character. Our new education reforms emphasize on character building and aim to channelize the energy of the youth toward nation building and national awakening.
The Society's initiative will further this spirit as the contest will help our youngsters experience the richness of our traditions, as well as imbibe noble ideals and values. Best wishes to all the participants of the Value Education Contest. I am sure that the contest will be a huge success"
-Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
“ISKCON has over the years played an important role in popularizing the noble and eternal message of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, promoting spiritual harmony.
I congratulate ISKCON for its efforts to highlight and propagate the timeless teachings of Lord Krishna across the world.”
-Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"Some of my good friends who could have done better than me but couldn't perform well because of distractions due to bad habits. | strongly feel, that this contest will help them build a strong character -which is the key to live a happy life."
9th Std. Lilavatibai Poddar High School
“| really enjoyed learning values ,specially using booklet, from Bhagvad Gita. It made me to think more about self identity and grow in all directions of life.”
5th Std. Parle Tilak Vidhyalaya ICSE