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 people all
over India and from all over the world. with the sudden interest of the world's
populace in the last thirty years in spiritual life. Only by giving such visitors
a pleasant experience during their visit will they themselves return firstly,
and secondly, bring more people. This is the penultimate future of our community.
The Source: Unemployed Youth: By recruiting unemployed youth for the BAL
project 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 about
We propose to take people from all the areas of Vrindavan to generate interest
from all sides.
Proposed by the leading industrialist Mahesh Khandelwal and with support
of local leaders of the Government, many Ashrams and Business people of Vrindavan,
BAL will help to solve many environmental, social and economic problems of
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 the unemployed youth. You can join
that group of BAL by becoming the sponsor of one or more volunteers of BAL's
crew. Following people are overseeing the development of BAL: Mahesh Khandelwal,
Swami B.V. Sadhu Maharaj, Saksi Gopal das (Internet postmaster)
BAL will recruit 100 unemployed youth to serve different functions as volunteers.
(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 Scooter maintenance 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 Internet to all Sponsors.( Rs 2000 Each)
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 other places in Vraja and to fix urgent infrastructures
in coordination with the DM and the committee of Vrindavan.
BAL is coordinated by the Sevait Udyan Sharma, a MA in History. (Rs 5000
monthly as allowed)
BAL has all the educational Meetings at the Modi Bhavan in Vrindavan Mathura
BAL can be contacted by mail : Udyan Sharma Taras Mandir Vrindavan 281121
District Mathura UP BAL can be contacted by Phone: 0565- 442669 / 444383 /
BAL can be contacted by E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject-BAL
BAL will educate people about the importance of Eco consciousness and protect
the pilgrims and mother nature. BAL has a Bank-account which can receive donations
from all over the world via:
The Vrindavan Institute for Vaisnava Culture and Studies- Department Dham
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 blue
Belt to remind us of Lord Balarama. They will wear a badge of BAL with their
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 with other civic-minded groups and/or municipal
BAL's volunteers can level fines in the form of Educational lessons which
can 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 order to 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 and peaceful
as everybody expects from such a holy place.
All sponsors are invited to come to the monthly meetings of the group of
volunteers. This is our opportunity to help such a urgent situation. Let us
join hands to be part of the solution or else we will be part of the problem.
Hoping to share a common ground of interest with all of you, I am awaiting
Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti