Impact being made by SIT
(Extracts From Letters Received)
"Thanks for placing me in the Trust's panel of Eminent Counselors. I pray to God to make me worthy of your Trust. Bapu rightly believed that if knowledge needs to be upgraded to values, values must be turned into action or the whole exercise is in vain.... Sarvodaya International Trust will be a new hope for the world, hope for suffering, captive, longing humanity.
-Sri Baba Amte
God love you for your efforts to promote brotherhood among all peoples through reviving the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Every other aspect of life will improve once the moral living of people is alright - once they learn to love God and to love one another as God loves them... Keep the joy of loving in your heart and spread this joy to all.
-Mother Teresa MC, Nobel Laureate
"Normally because of the increasing number of such requests, coupled with my other commitments, I decline invitations to be associated with organisations, trusts, foundations, etc. However I am happy to accept your invitation to join the distinguished Honour Panel of Eminent Counselors of the Sarvodaya International Trust, as it embodies the objectives of promoting the Gandhian principles of Truth, Non Violence, etc. The composition of the Trustees also indicate the seriousness of this noble undertaking. I wish the Sarvodaya International Trust every success in its
-The Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate
'I am proud to be associated with the Sarvodaya International Trust dedicated to the ideals of humanity and peace.
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate
"I accept with pleasure the distinction you have bestowed on me by inviting me to be a member of the Honour Panel of Eminent Counselors of the Sarvodaya International Trust.
-Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado,
Former President of Mexico
"I am honoured by your very kind invitation to become a member of the Sarvodaya International Trust Honour Panel. It is with pleasure that I accept to join this panel of Eminent Counselors.
-Javier Perez de Cuellar, Former UN Secretary General
We are very much impressed and thank you heartily for sending us the brochure of the Sarvodaya International Trust. In this battered world so in need of Gandhian values, we wholeheartedly agree with the aims and objectives of your institution and would like to co-operate in establishing the international movement based on Gandhian ideals, as you state so well.
-Prof Adolfo de Obieta, Amigos del Arca,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"The aims and objectives of you trust's activity, and its ideals to be proclaimed and promoted are becoming more and more urgent in the present world. They convince us of the historical truth of Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi. I entirely share these
(Great Grandson of Leo Tolstoy and presently Director of the Tolstoy Museum, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Region, Russia)
"I read about the Sarvodaya International Trust in an article in the papers in Madras, while I was visiting there. As one who has been serving Sarvodaya ideals in several third world countries, mainly in southern and east Africa, over the past 35 years, I was very interested in this new development. Please keep me in touch with the Trust's activities.
Coordinator, Sarvodaya Development Education Organisation, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
"The revival of Gandhi's idea of Sarvodaya to fulfill the needs of the third millennium is certainly reassuring. The Sarvodaya Trust has undertaken an honourable task and will be watched by both well wishers and sceptics in many countries. The challenge is as great as the goal, and its success is so vital that perhaps the survival of mankind may depend on such a movement.
-Prof Mostafa Abbadi, University of Alexandria, Egypt.
"We are happy to hear of the progress of the Sarvodaya Trust and hope it will go from strength to strength. I was particularly struck by the quotations from Gandhi on various pages of the brochure. Everyone of them seemed so timely and true.
-Mr. Archie McKenzie Rowardennan, Scotland, UK.
"Thank you for your very kind letter, informing us of your Trust and its founding projects. All are important and impressive, and the third one for renovating and upgrading Gandhian Ashrams, museums and historical sites as a priceless cultural treasure for future generations seems to be a uniquely visionary one among the many endeavours in India and around the world.... Within our limitations we will cooperate in ever way, now and in the future.
-Glenn D. Paige, Director, Center for Global Non -Violence,
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
"Thank you for acquainting me with the moral ideals and objectives of the Sarvodaya International Trust. It is true that the spiritual dimension of Mahatma Gandhis life and message is the only philosophy appropriate to awaken the hearts and minds of people worldwide, to their true humanity.
-Srimathi Kamala, Director, Gandhi Memorial Centre, Washington
"We wish to express our deep appreciation for your enlightened concern and sincere efforts to persuade the Central Govt to sanction a substantial sum for the adequate maintenance and purposeful functioning of Gandhi Memorial Museum, which is a priceless national heritage. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.
-Mr. Amrut Mody, Director,Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya,
"The Sarva Seva Sangh, is grateful to the Sarvodaya International Trust for sending us a donation of Rs. 15, 000. Your contribution will help us in our grassroot work.
-Narayan Desai, President, Sarva Seva
Sangh, Sevagram, Wardha
"We are pleased to receive your letter enclosing a cheque for Rs. 10,000 as a donation to this Ashram (for renovation of mobile exhibition on Gandhiji's life). We thank you very much for this kind help.
-Kanakmal Gandhi, Secretary, Sewagram Ashram Prathistan Sewagram
Please accept our love, best wishes and our thanks on behalf of the many suffering poor, for your kind contribution of Rs.10,000 to Sri Ramakrishna Sevashrama, Pavagada. Your spontaneous decision speaks volumes of the sympathy you have for the poor and the miserable.
Chairman, Swami Vivekananda Intergrated Rural Health Centre, Pavagada.
Many Thanks for your informative letter and the enclosed cheque for Rs. 10,000. We are grateful for your invaluable support for the cause of the needy and disadvantaged.
-Dr. Vikas Amte,
Medical Superintendent, Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Anandwan, Maharashtra.
"We express our deep appreciation for your kind gesture of solidarity for the cause of waste pickers, with your donation of Rs. 7,500/-
Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi, Bangalore
"We are grateful to your board of trustees for the kind and generous donation of Rs. 5, 000/- for our work in creating communal harmony among different religious groups.
-P. Castelino, Co-ordinator,
Ashirwad Inter-Religious Group
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