Dr. Hashmukh and his wife Jyotsana visited Coimbatore and hosted by Dr. Satheesh. Satheesh had introduced them to Sri. Kamal Shah and Smt. Bina Shah from Kutch settled in Coimbatore since long and also one of the main donors of Ekal Vidyalaya. Later, they had interactions with Sri. Shrigopal, President of FTS, Coimbatore and with other members of FTS. They discussed on the strategies for raising funds; one being those who donate generously could be encouraged by providing frequent interactions through interesting ‘vanyatras’ to see the schools. It was also deliberated on the need to train school children in some skills apart from formal education.
A trip to Gudalur – Ettimoola Village Ekal School via Ooty was a trip of joy. Sri. N Balraj, Anchal Pramukh, teachers andschool children, and parents were met. After this, Hashmukh family travelled to Ekal School in Kodaikanal with the help of Tamilnadu SVO President Sri. Ramesh.
Sri.Hashmukh was very appreciative of the efforts of Ekal, its office bearers and volunteers. He observed the interest of the tribal children to get educated and their difficulties in achieving their interests. He emphasized the need for promoting a Bharat of Vivekananda’s dream through the benevolence of the donors of India and abroad.