About the activity
Grama Vikasa is a self-sustainable, comprehensive, program planned and executed by villagers, for the villagers aimed at bringing qualitative changes in rural education, health, culture, economy, security and social harmony, resulting in a Model Village and a Powerful Nation.

KS Sudarshanji visited Idkidu Village of Puttur in Karnataka to see the Graam Vikas project there run by Seva Bharati in 2010 (1)The activities are centered on six focus areas:
• Education
• Health
• Culture
• Economy
• Security
• Social Harmony

The Grama Vikasa or development of village can be achieved by

Sapta Sampada – Seven Resources

Pancha Shakti – Five Powers

Bhoo sampada –  Land Sanghatan Shakti  – Organization Power
Jala sampada   – Water Yuva Shakti  –  Youth Power
Jeev sampada  – Bio diversity Matru  Shakti -Women  Power
Jana Sampada – Human Resources Sajjan Shakti  – Intellectual power
Vana sampada – Forests Dharmik  Shakti – Religious power
Gau Sampada –  Cow (indigenous)
Shakati Sampada – Natural energy

Various activities carried out as part of Grama Vikasa are:

Kalika kendra Gau seva
Balagokula Gudi kaigarike tarabethi
Grameena kreeda koota Janapada kale/folk art
Deepa poojane Organic Farming
Environmental Awareness Samskruta training
Nanna grama -ondu chintane Abyasa varga. Skill training
Gramotsava Paramparika vaidya
Grama gaurava Matru Mandali
Gau Samrakshane

Statistics

• Villages with activities – 350 (10 districts)
• Appointed village level workers – 400
• Appointed coordinators – 60
• Benefited children – 10,000
• Resource persons guided – 100(approx.)

Location
Hundreds of villages across Karnataka

Volunteering Opportunity

Give time

Organize

Network with

Sponsor

Visit a Kalika Kendra on week-ends Water harvesting – lakes, wells, river IT Professionals Adopt Kalika Kendra/ Vikasa kendra
Design tools to teach Science, Maths etc. to rural students health camps-  health survey Doctors – rural health needs Undertake Drinking water project
Teach games, songs, tell stories, craft Survey of village bio diversity Water harvesting experts Sponsor Infrastructure
Prepare quiz to school kids Seminars  organic farming Educationists Start  a Gou Shala
Make/collect audio- video clips to educate  rural students Training to self-help groups Traditional medicine experts Donate Agri Kit to village
Visit a Kalika Kendra on week-ends Village Festival Village artisans/ Folk artists Adopt Kalika Kendra/ Vikasa kendra
Design tools to teach Science, Maths etc. to rural students “Plant a tree” campaign Professionals from your village living in cities/abroad Sponsor honorarium for full time workers
Community,  Farming in your village

Contact
Gururaj – 8277082005
Venkatesh Nayak – 9480075149

http://gramavikas.org