Interview in a local magazine Profiles

It was an interesting interview taken by Obat Masira who wrote about Kenya Vegetarian Club and its activities in detail.It is always a delight to get interviewed about my favorite subject in such a great depth.

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Shrivedant Foundation featured in Kenya newspapers

Shrivedant foundation has restored hope to many

More than 400 needy children drawn from Kibigori area, Muhoroni in Kisumu County line up for what they like most, a sumptuous meal and sweets every lunch time provided by Shrivedant Foundation. The Foundation built the original Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kibigori more than 100 years ago before the facility was transformed into a modern shrine in July 2013 but has since become a blessing to hundreds of children from poor families. Vaishali Shah, the chairperson, Shrivedant Foundation said the motivating reasons that informed establishment of the Hindu temple in the remote part of the County has now turned the shrine into a beacon of hope for the many children and families through the feeding programme.

Shah said the Hindu community felt compelled to be part and parcel of the expansive Western Kenya community but with focus on the less fortunate in society who could hardly afford three square meals a day. “We wanted to do something unique as the Shrivedant Foundation which is a family trust set up by myself and my husband resolved to add value to the lives of local residents, particularly children”, she confided.

The foundation also conducts medical camps; donates household utilities alongside the feeding programme which has become popular with the children and other stakeholders who are already considering taking up other roles for the common good. Shah said they also give seed donations, train local residents on vegetable farming and tree planting even as Shrivedant Foundation spearheads the unique Kenya Vegetarian club that has attracted many people who don’t eat meat, fish and other related products.

The chairperson commended Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma and County Commissioner, John Elung’ata for their unwavering support including security to the facility and children amidst the expansive sugarcane plantation. Shah revealed that the foundation has a major development agenda for the area with the sole aim of creating employment and wealth for the local community with a view to transform their economic status. “We plan to build shops for medical and household goods to enable our people access quality services like health, education, water as part of our commitment to service to humanity”, she explained.

By  Joseph  Ouma

Source: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/shrivedant-foundation-has-restored-hope-to-many/

Ghana Magazine features KVC

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Kenya Vegetarian Club got featured in one of the reputed magazines in Ghana. It highlighted the work we do in the field of Vegetable Farming and Vegetarianism. It is truly my pleasure to associate with the team who also featured some of my articles about the effect of meat production on the environment.

Interview on K24 channel and Q FM radio in Kenya

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It was a lazy afternoon of Tuesday 19th April when I planned to go to the studio of K24 in Nairobi. It was preceded by an interview at Q FM radio in the morning. The topic was only about vegetable farming as it was a short interview focusing on promoting various business ventures in small cities of Kenya.

The anchor went straight to the main topic and asked me relevant questions about how vegetarianism can help farmers and others.

Listen to the interview on

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Interview in KBC TV

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It was a very early morning for me to start my day for this interview. After going through the initial discussion about the topic with anchor, we went on air. I must appreciate the smartness and the study anchor did about the vegetarianism. He asked me very relevant questions and the flow of interview was just perfect.

The interview went on for 40 minutes and we could cover most of the area about vegetarianism, vegetable farming, tree planting, health and wellness.

Interview in KBC TV on Vegetable Farming

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KVC had donated some seeds to a farm near Kisumu International airport and Ms. Vaishali Shah visited the farm with a team from the media.

The farmers were excited to share their experiences and show the new crops were coming along. Though it is a small beginning for vegetable farming in this region, it is still impactful as it has drawn the attention of people.

Press Coverage

Shrivedant foundation has restored hope to many

More than 400 needy children drawn from Kibigori area, Muhoroni in Kisumu County line up for what they like most, a sumptuous meal and sweets every lunch time provided by Shrivedant Foundation. The Foundation built the original Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kibigori more than 100 years ago before the facility was transformed into a modern shrine in July 2013 but has since become a blessing to hundreds of children from poor families. Vaishali Shah, the chairperson, Shrivedant Foundation said the motivating reasons that informed establishment of the Hindu temple in the remote part of the County has now turned the shrine into a beacon of hope for the many children and families through the feeding programme.

Shah said the Hindu community felt compelled to be part and parcel of the expansive Western Kenya community but with focus on the less fortunate in society who could hardly afford three square meals a day. “We wanted to do something unique as the Shrivedant Foundation which is a family trust set up by myself and my husband resolved to add value to the lives of local residents, particularly children”, she confided.

The foundation also conducts medical camps; donates household utilities alongside the feeding programme which has become popular with the children and other stakeholders who are already considering taking up other roles for the common good. Shah said they also give seed donations, train local residents on vegetable farming and tree planting even as Shrivedant Foundation spearheads the unique Kenya Vegetarian club that has attracted many people who don’t eat meat, fish and other related products.

The chairperson commended Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma and County Commissioner, John Elung’ata for their unwavering support including security to the facility and children amidst the expansive sugarcane plantation. Shah revealed that the foundation has a major development agenda for the area with the sole aim of creating employment and wealth for the local community with a view to transform their economic status. “We plan to build shops for medical and household goods to enable our people access quality services like health, education, water as part of our commitment to service to humanity”, she explained.

By Joseph Ouma

Source: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/shrivedant-foundation-has-restored-hope-to-many/

Digitisation

Shrivedant Foundation has undertaken the ambitious task of digitizing Scriptures. Hindu Scriptures are vast repositories of knowledge that have universal relevance and transcend time and space. They are endless-AnantovaiVedaha. No one knows exactly when they were created though scholars have attempted innumerable times to fix a date on them. They are highly sophisticated and reveal an intellect that is highly evolved. Every aspect of human life from the practical and mundane to the metaphysical and lofty find mention here. This is the rich legacy of every Indian. It is unfortunate that many of our countrymen are unaware of our rich past. This could be due to the non availability of these Scriptures or it could also be due to ignorance of our past.

Shrivedant Foundation aims to bridge this gap and has embarked on the ambitious task of digitizing our Scriptures. This would ensure greater visibility and availability of Scriptures to the educated public. There are more than five hundred scriptures ready for digitization. These can be published as texts at a later stage. Placing the scriptures online under one umbrella will benefit scholars and serious students worldwide as they can have them at a mere click. We plan to build a corpus of study material useful for research. The Foundation wants to create a true copy in word file by actual DTP or Desk Top Publishing and not by creating PDF files which cannot be reused.

The cost of this grand project will be close to One million USD. We would like to appeal to generous minded Indians and others worldwide to participate in this noble venture and propagate the message of our Scriptures. The world going through so many upheavals at this juncture should listen to the universal truths that form the core message of these Scriptures. It is our sacred duty to share this with the entire world. We invite you to support our cause.

There are a total of 800 books containing 200,000 pages awaiting this procedure. We digitize one book every three months in original word file which will be extremely useful for seekers and the generation next.

The cost of digitizing each page is INR 10/- which includes the cost of infrastructure, software, and man power. Participants can choose the number of pages they want to digitize from the books listed. Prime Sponsors will be given banner space on our site on the pages of the scriptures translated. Any number of people can participate in this mission. This way these Scriptures can all be digitized and you can see them online. This is a massive project and we appeal to all of you to participate wholeheartedly in this mission of reviving our sacred Scriptures.

Contact us on info@shrivedant.com to sponsor the digitization of the scriptures.

 

Content Development

SVF develops content based on Scriptures, environment, spirituality and humanity which can help us in our daily life. We have touched various topics like lifestyle, management, science, maths, yoga, health and wellness, vegetarianism, meditation, mental and physical wellbeing etc. We intend to distribute this content on various platforms like websites, mobiles, books, School curriculum, University notes, journals, magazines and newspapers. Our website www.indianscriptures.com has published various scriptures in digital form and has got more than five thousand articles related to rituals, customs, temples, Vedic sciences, concept of gods etc. We also spread the knowledge of scriptures to people through Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social media marketing platforms.