Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Come, let us celebrate together.

Tuesday, the 1st November 2011.

Come, let us celebrate Karnataka Rajyotsava Day together. Mr. Rajashekar Koti, the editor of Andolana daily has kindly agreed to be our guest of honour.

Looking forward to your participation,

Divyadeepa family of kids, volunteers and staff

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Please come and inspire us

" I don't know what, how, but she has this talent. We miss her. When she does it, there is no struggle, no confusion. I don't know if there is better dancer than her, but I am very sure it is very difficult to find a great teacher like her. She is a gem" - Ananth Sir (brother)

What a co-incidence I think, as we are listening to Sir speaking about her, at an informal volunteer meet today in Rajesh bhai's house. And she is getting married today. Let me introduce to you Rashmi. She is famously known as Dance Rashmi

Now I look back, I get nostalgic about the days when, she used to pull me and take me with her to those shops during the Mysooru unplugged time. We were new to our engineering course and in full enthu to do something for the society. We went shop to shop asking for donations. Some gave 10Rs and some said 'Munde hogi' (translated - go ahead). Cleaning our soul, by the churn we felt.

For all the experiences that I have had at Divyadeepa, I am greatly indebted to her for pulling me into this. I have learnt a lot, gotten inspired and have made some amazing friends. And strongly believe whatever I am today is only because of Divyadeepa. Thanks Rashmi.

I have rarely seen a female who would, on short notice, manage to negotiate (fight) with the auto driver and transport 300Tshirts to a place during night time and then go back to home in bus. She patiently used to listen to my "Why you didn't do this, Why you did not do that?" giving her suggestions on stall management over phone. Doing all of the logistics in Bangalore traffic and going back home and then listening to all the wisdom from a person who is doing nothing to help, requires a lot of patience. Take a bow Rashmi. Your commitment is exemplary.

Today being one of the most important day of your life.
All of us from Divyadeepa family, wish you all the happiness.

Dear Rashmi,
Please come to Divyadeepa and inspire us.

Not everybody can be famous
But everybody can be great. Because greatness is determined by service
You don't have to have a college degree to serve
You don't have to know about Plato or Aristotle to serve
You don't have to know Einstien's theory of relativity to serve
You don't have to know the 2nd theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve
You only need a heart full of grace and soul generated by love
~ Martin Luther King