Mar 2015 Vol 10.

Holi Celebrations :

The spring celebration of good over evil, Holi is also considered a festival of love. At Prasanna Trust, celebrations were marked by the characteristic bright colors and high spirits that makes Holi one of the most loved and celebrated festivals around the world.

Our Prassanites, in the august presence of Poojya Swamiji, celebrated Holi with Flowers at Nirguna Mandir on 1st March 2015.

The Lucknow chapter also celebrated Holi with flowers on 04.03.15. Fun, dance and games were all part of the day.

The Hyderabad chapter celebrated Holi with flowers on 5th March at the Trust Office.


Chapter News:

It is already the third month of the year and our chapters have been involved in many programs and initiatives across the country. Education, through the Healthy Minds program, hygiene and sanitation talks and annadanam (food serving) for old age homes formed the core of chapter activities.

Bangalore CHAPTER

The Bangalore Adugodi chapter organized chanting classes for children on the 14th, 21st and 28th, thanks to the efforts of Ms. Neeru Jaipuria.

Ms. Pankaja Gujjar organized a Healthy Minds program at Sowbhagya High School for about 90 students of 9th and 10th standard. Mr. Jitender Joshi conducted the program. by Mr.Jitender Joshi.

Chennai Chapter

Ms. Sucharitha, Seminar Leader, from Chennai conducted the first Satsang on 19.03.15. Congratulations to her! Two more satsangs were conducted on that day, along with daily satsangs from 23rd to 28th of March.

Ms. Anuradha, Seminar Leader, conducted the Healthy Minds program at Chennai for 154 participants on 3rd & 4th March. Three sessions were held: one for boys, one for girls and one for teachers. The programs, coordinated by Srinivasan and Pavitra, received overwhelming response. Each student also received a pen as a gift.

Hyderabad CHAPTER

Dr. Muralidhar conducted the Healthy Minds program for Sanghividyaniketan School,Tarnaka on 19.03.15. The event was supported by Mr & Mrs Chauhan and Ms. Moula.

Hyderabad Koti chapter headed by Sri Satish Kumar came out with a novel idea of organizing 60 satsangs, commemorating Poojya Swamiji’s 60 years. Kudos to the Koti Chapter.

The Koti chapter conducted a Healthy Minds program for Pallavi Model School, Alwal School on 26.02.15. The program was organized by Ms.
Anitha and supported by Sri Satish, Mr. & Mrs. Surender Ranga, Ms. Moula and Mr. & Mrs. Chauhan.

Our Koti chapter conducted the Healthy Minds program for Adarsh Convent School, Secunderabad on 02.03.15, supported by other Seminar Leaders.

On 02.03.15, a satsang was conducted at an old age home by the Hyderabad Koti Chapter. Members at the home were also served fruit after the satsang.
Ms. Moula Aleem, Seminar Leader, conducted the first satsang at her residence on 03.03.15. She was supported by Dr. Muralidhar.

Mr. P.S.N. Murthy, Trustee & Seminar Leader, conducted the Healthy Minds program at his office for budding CAs.


Poojya Swamiji delivered the Gita talks in Hindi & English at Kolkata on 6th& 7th March. Our thanks Mr. Apoorva Salarpuria of G.D. Salarpuria Group for the able support. Our special thanks to Mr. Harish Khaitan and Mrs.Vandana Khaitan for hosting Swamiji.

Lucknow Chapter

The Lucknow Avadh Chapter organized a talk on hygiene and sanitation for workers’ family on 26.02.15 and was attended by 32 participants.

Dr. Chandra conducted the Healthy Minds program for 15 people in Kantivili on 15th March and for 18 people in Chembur on 16th March. The participants were very happy with the response.

Madurai Chapter

Our Seminar Leader, Sri Thendral, conducted a Healthy Minds program at his Chennai office for six staff members. Everyone was happy to learn and promised to apply the teachings in the programs.

Sri Thendral, Seminar Leader from Madurai, conducted a Healthy Minds program for his beloved mother on 19.03.15.


Ms. Sangeetha Hegde conducted a satsang on 03.03.15 at an old age home at Borivali. Based on the topic, ‘Are we Growing or Ageing’, it took place in Hindi. This was much appreciated by members at the old age home. Ms. Sangeetha Hegde also conducted a 2 hour motivational session on 'Kamyabike Sutra' in Hindi at Kotak Education Soceity – Kotak Unnati, in Chembur, Mumbai. The session, which took place for 20 youth, was well appreciated by all. Ms. Hegde also conducted a Healthy Minds program for about 60 youth on 28th March at Goregaon.
Ms. Asmitha Gokhale conducted a Healthy Minds program for Kotak Mahindra Education trust, at Mulund on 25.03.15.
Sri Sriram Athri conducted a Healthy Minds session for 250 students in standards 9 and above for Hume High School & Junior College. Ms. Asmitha Gokhale also conducted the program in Marathi for 250 students from 9th standard and above.

Sri Padmakar, Chairman of Mumbai South, organized the First VIP event on 17th March by Poojya Swamiji, to commemorate Sri Padmakar’s 50th birthday.

Sri Sriram Athri Trustee & Seminar Leader conducted the Healthy Minds program for Andhra School, Wadala for 300 students on 17th March.

Pune Karvenagar Chapter

Our Pune Chapter organized an annadanam program at Matoshri Old age Home on 1st March 2015. Nearly 175 people were served nutritious food on the day.

Prasanna Trust

We wish our Trustee, Sri P.S.N. Murthy, a belated Happy Birthday. He celebrated the occasion on 04.03.15 with family and friends.

Upcoming Programs

Youth Camp for Teenagers

It is therefore critical at this stage in development that youth receive the right tools and guidance for their present and future. Part of our work in spiritual transformative education is to equip youth with the life skills they will need for a bright, well-balanced life. Whilst schools and colleges provide a certain kind of knowledge and understanding, there are many life skills that are not adequately addressed in the Indian education system.
Some of these include:

  • Interpersonal and people skills
  • Time management
  • Decision making
  • Public speaking
  • Increased creativity
  • Self confidence
  • Indian value system

Dates: 16th to 19th April
Venue: Prasanna Centre for Life Management, Nirguna Mandir, Koramangala

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Existential Laboratory

Why are we here? What is our purpose? How do we deal with loss and conflict? These are just some of the existential questions that come up in our life, but we rarely have time to address them. The Existential Laboratory facilitates a process where we can explore these questions through a series of dynamic and passive meditation techniques. This is a 4-day residential camp. Conducted by Swami Sukhabodhananda, the program takes place in the midst of nature, away from the stress and challenges of everyday life. 

Dates: 14th to the 17th of May
Place: Whitefield, Bangalore, India

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