Dr. Subhash Chandra anointed Chairman of Ekal Global
30th June 15 is the Red Letter Day in the history of Ekal Movement when Dr. Subhash Chandra, Zee Group, humbly accepted to be the chairman of Ekal Global. The inauguration of Delhi centre was celebrated on this auspicious day in hotel Taj Palace. Dr. Subhash ji very kindly gave his office space at 4, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi to be used as Ekal Global Centre (EGC).
The inaugural celebration was attended by 100 main functionaries and volunteers of Ekal Parivar. In the evening function, Dr. Subhash Chandra was honoured and welcomed by Presidents of all the partner organizations of Ekal Movement i.e. –Ekal Abhiyan Trust Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad
Friends of Tribals Society
Dr. Subhash ji consented to lead the Ekal Global Movement and reach 25 countries of the world with Ekal Mission in the coming year. Presently Ekal Foundation has its branches in 11 countries of the world. It has 51 regional centres in USA alone.
Dr. Chandra in his short but heart touching speech emphasized that Ekal has become my Life Mission now. He recalled, 20 years ago when he had first visited tribal villages of Jharkhand and Odisha, the impact of those experiences never faded from his memory. Even today they are still fresh in his mind. “The stark realities of remote villages humbled me and made me and my family member’s better human beings and more sensitive towards social cause. Since then, I have been nursing an emotional bond with Ekal”.
“Ekal is the only powerful grassroots movement which can translate the dream of Mahatma Gandhi’s Gram Swarajya into the reality in the truest sense, I firmly believe”, he said.
Sh. B.L. Bagra, President and Global Co-ordinator of Ekal Abhiyan, gave a brief report of Ekal Global activities. He shared the chronological history of the opening up of Ekal’s chapters outside India. In order to raise the efforts in more dedicated manner, he shared the details of Sambhags (State centre) been set up with their respective Conveners and guides / supporters across the globe.
Ma Shyamji Gupt, the all-time mentor and founder of Ekal Movement, expressed his deep gratitude for Subhashji’s great contribution in growth of Ekal. He motivated all present in the gathering to network with their friends and relatives in countries outside India to channelize their interest and participation in Ekal’s mission. As always, his words ignited the latent spirit of the audience to the extent that some volunteers even pledged their respective support in the immediate future.
Now under the apt leadership of Subhash ji, we are assured that Ekal will become a brand name in India and abroad very soon. Dr. Subhash Chandra’s life mission of making Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of Gram Swarajya true in every village of India, will be achieved by joining hands with Ekal Movement, Ma Shyamji Gupt asserted.
Sh. Pradeep Goyal, Chairman, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India, who came from Mumbai, gave vote of thanks to everybody. This was followed by a dynamic question-answer session with Dr. Subhash Chandra Ji where especially the members of youth wing of Ekal got an opportunity to gather fresh perspectives on some important issues. Dr. Chandra categorically urged the youth to come forward as future trailblazers of Ekal Movement.
Sh. Naresh Jain, National President of BLSP and Sh. Praveen Arya, Gen. Secretary of Ekal Sansthan conducted the whole program brilliantly. Sh. Pradeep Goyal, Sh. Naresh Jain and Sh. B.L. Bagra are declared as Team Ekal Global under the leadership of Dr. Subhash Chandra.
A New Era begins here in Ekal Movement. An era marked by far reaching presence and impact of our noble movement, transcending geographical barriers on one hand and reinforcement of the vibrant and committed spirit of Ekal on the other.