Artist’s lmpression of Ashram Building
You may be aware that our Sangh has embarked upon an ambitious project to build its own Ashram. In July 2010, during the Guru Poornima programme for Teachers of Brahmavidya, all teachers had shown keen interest in building our own residential complex – Ashram. It was decided to search for a plot of land between Mumbai and Pune, having reasonably large area, keeping in mind future expansion.
Accordingly in March 2011 an appeal was made to all students. It was humbly suggested that every Advance Course student should donate Rs.10000/- or more and every Basic Course student should donate Rs.1000/- or more as gratitude for this project.
So far we have received overwhelming response to this appeal and a sum of Rs.8.50/- crores has been collected. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all donors. Out of this sum a plot of land near Kamshet (14kms form Kamshet) admeasuring about 18 acres has been purchased at a cost of Rs.3.00/- crores. All Formalities pertaining to purchase of this plot have been completed.
The Place is endowed with natural scenic beauty and is between Uksan and Shiravata Dam. It is well connected by road and regular ST bus service is available from Kamshet. It takes 2 hour 30 minutes from Thane and 1 hour 30 minutes from Pune by car to reach the plot. Some pictures of the plot location and surrounding are printed overleaf.
To Start with, we are planning to build an infrastructure that can accommodate 75 students (offering facilities of lodging and boarding), so that all Residential Camps can be conducted in our Ashram. In addition, students interested in staying here for Practice and Study of Brahmavidya can avail of this facility at a reasonable cost. Estimated cost of this infrastructure is about Rs. 5.00/- crores.
After purchase of plot the Sangh now has Rs.5.50 crores and sufficient funds are available to begin construction of the first building of the Ashram. The work of stone compound wall and steps to climb the hill has been completed. Building plans have been submitted to concerned authorities and we hope that actual construction would begin 2015-2016 after obtaining necessary permissions.
Once again we – all trustees and teacher thank all our students. It is only due to their support our dream of ashram is becoming real. However this is only the beginning. On the plot that we have purchased we can construct 5 more buildings like the first one and a separate meditation center. We hope that our work of spreading Brahmavidya would keep on growing and we would be required to construct all these buildings.
Hence we humbly request you to contribute to the ashram fund whenever possible and offer your gratitude to our mother Brahmavidya. Above all, give your donation with JOY so that what we create out of it would be a symbol of our JOY.
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