OCTOBER 2011 TO DECEMBER 2012
Last November 2011, Ananda Marga held a conference with 250 people in attendance and we did fundraising by selling paintings and Yama-niyama posters. We also made a leaflet and exhibition to promote the idea of Master Unit. We raised around $2000.
In April we sent the news of our project to Beahrs ELP Alumni network to promote our sustainable programs and they added our project to their website. Please check the following link to see our news.
In May, three architects visited our master unit. They surveyed the land and helped us to make a master plan. The Master Unit committee has visited Phanthiet and Phanrang with a professor of neem trees. We have a plan to plant a neem tree forest. We went to those provinces because the Vietnam government has neem tree projects there and we got information about how to plant and take care of neem trees. The professor promised to help us with this project. The neem tree forest project is one of our water conservation programs.
In June we started digging the well and June 9 an engineer of irrigation visited the master unit and he will help us design and build our irrigation system. Architect Thi presented the MU master plan. On June 19th we performed the Laying of the First Stone ceremony and started building the house. By the end of the month we finished the building. On August 12 we had our house warming ceremony with 3 hours of Akhanda kiirtan (spiritual chanting). We enjoyed having Akhanda kiirtan in this natural setting. At the end of September we invited Sarita, an Ayurvedic doctor from Thailand to give a workshop on natural treatments.The 2 days workshop for fund raising to develop the master unit. Attended by 199 people.
We have send our development news to Ananda Marga Gurukul network Newsleter
Issue 34- May 2012:
Issue 35- Nov 2012:
We also have trip to see sustainable project in Thailand on November 14-19, 2012.On December 29 to January 1 we have trip to Dalat visited organic farm with 16 friends.
Brother Tapan has wrote his experience on the book “Master Unit and friends”