Dear Friends and devotees of Vrindavan Dham,
Namaskar. Praying for the blessings of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna and
all the devotees we are happy to announce the historical beginning of
the organization called:
Balaram Eco Sena
The Eco Army of Balarama
This is a prototype project which later can be extended to other important
villages of pilgrimage in Vraja Mandal.
The Idea: Encourage civic action, participation and consciousness
concerning the deplorable situation of environmental condition in Vrindavan
Dham, UP, District of Mathura. This is a citadel of increasing importance
to peopleall over India and from all over the world. with the sudden
interest of theworld's populace in the last thirty years in spiritual
life. Only bygiving such visitors a pleasant experience during their
visit will theythemselves return firstly, and secondly, bring more
people. This is thepenultimate future of our community.
The Source: Unemployed Youth: By recruiting unemployed youth for
the BALproject we help the local community directly in two ways:
 By engaging idle young people, and
 By helping to clean our environment and create civic consciousness
We propose to take people from all the areas of Vrindavan to generate
interest from all sides.
Proposed by the journalist Vineet Narayan and with supportof local
leaders of the Government, many Ashrams and Business people ofVrindavan,
BAL will help to solve many environmental, social and economicproblems
BAL is supervised by a group of leading citizens.
They all work without any remuneration. They connect BAL with the local
government authorities. They recruit sponsors for the contributions
to theunemployed youth. You can join that group of BAL by becoming
the sponsorof one or more volunteers of BAL's crew. Following people
are overseeingthe development of BAL: Mahesh Khandelwal, Swami B.V.
Sadhu Maharaj, Saksi Gopal das (Internet postmaster), Vineet Narayan,
Nidhi Tailang, Radha Krishna Pathak.
BAL will recruit 100 unemployed youth to serve different functions
asvolunteers. (Reward Rs 600 per month to each one)
BAL will have a supervisor for every 25 youth (Rs 1200 Each plus
Rs 1800 for their Scootermaintenance to oversee the work)
BAL will have two office volunteers who receive the complete
information and who will produce a bimonthly financial report of BAL
for the meetings to be published via Internetto all Sponsors.( Rs 2000
Total cost of 100 BAL Volunteers and the administration will be Rs 76000
per month. If donations to BAL exceed the need of the program they will
be used to expand the project to otherplaces in Vraja and to fix urgent
infrastructures in coordination with theDM and the committee of Vrindavan.
BAL is coordinated by the Sevait Udyan Sharma, a MA in History.
BAL has all the educational Meetings at the Modi Bhavan in Vrindavan
BAL can be contacted by mail : Udyan Sharma Taras Mandir Vrindavan
281121 District Mathura UP BAL can be contacted by Phone: 0565- 442669
/ 444383 / 444393 / 444-713 / 443-537.
BAL can be contacted by E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BAL will educate people about the importance of Eco consciousness
andprotect the pilgrims and mother nature. BAL has a Bank-account which
canreceive donations from all over the world via:
The Vrindavan Institute for Vaisnava Culture and Studies-Department
UNION Bank of India, Branch Vrindavan
Account No. 1577
BAL Volunteers will work in the following areas:
To educate the children.
To educate the senior citizens.
To oversee the cleaning of the Safai Karamcari.
To help the traffic management.
To stop the speeding on the streets.
To control the pollution.
To control the waste management between the houses and the collectors.
To reduce and eventually stop the Noise Pollution.
To guide and protect the pilgrims.
To be ecological guardians for the trees and ponds of Vrindavan.
BAL's volunteers can be easily detected by their white dress
with a blueBelt to remind us of Lord Balarama. They will wear a badge
of BAL withtheir name and the name of the sponsor who supports them.
BAL's volunteers will carry Bamboo sticks.
BAL's Coordinator will receive complaints from the local community
and visitors and attempt to solve these problems initially through BAL
volunteers. Subsequent to this, they may collaborate withother civic-minded
groups and/or municipal authorities
BAL's volunteers can level fines in the form of Educational lessons
whichcan escalate to community service or instead, they may make contributions
to the Vrindavan ecological development.
BAL will hold competitions amongst its volunteer corps in the
different areas of Vrindavan in orderto enhance the beauty and efficiency
of the municipality. Please consider:For only 20 US $ a month you can
be part of the SEVA to Vrindavan Dham by sponsoring your own Volunteer
for making Vrindavan look clean andpeaceful as everybody expects from
such a holy place.
All sponsors are invited to come to the monthly meetings of the group
ofvolunteers. This is our opportunity to help such a urgent situation.
Letus join hands to be part of the solution or else we will be part
Hoping to share a common ground of interest with all of you, I amawaiting
Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti