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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

AMEX and Art of Living II

The Jharkhand project has made it in the top 25... we are at 23!

ty everyone who voted!!

It's not over yet, now the top 25 will battle it out to get to top 5 and when that voting starts i will let everyone know... it could mean $2.5 Million to Art of Living (that's Rs 10 Crores!) ... imagine how many schools we could start in that much money in Jharkhand... so stay tuned and get ready to vote again in a few days!!

Thanks a lot again!

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa

ps here is what vijay wrote to everyone who voted, i reproduce his mail word for word :)

Dear All,

MY SINCERE PRANAM AND GRATITUDE TO GURUJI FOR HIS BENEVOLENCE AND GUIDANCE IN ACHIEVING THIS!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU FOR NOMINATING JHARKHAND TRIBAL PROJECT INTO THE ROUND OF 25! AS OF 9PM PDT, WE STAND AT NO. 23 WITH A TOTAL COUNT OF 2172 NOMINATIONS. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

My sincere pranams & gratitude goes to out to each one of you who have nominated this project, to our US Care for Children team which has put up an amazing show, our India team spearheaded by Bava and the Ashram group who picked it up and PROPELLED it to the heights that it has reached and other non-AOL companions who have really worked together to reach this important milestone.

To put it in perspective - IN THE LAST 11 DAYS WE HAVE MOVED FROM THE LAST PROJECT AT NO. 1190 TO NO. 23!!! THAT IS JUST A GLIMPSE OF WHAT WE DO TOGETHER!!!

Care for Children is the most unique program among all of the top 25 nominated. No other project even comes close in vision and here are my reasons. The five categories chosen for funding are: Arts/Culture, Education, Health, Environment & Community. In real life, none of these exist in isolation. They must coexist to flourish. Care for Children is the only project that addresses ALL of them - from providing holistic education that strengthens the children & adults, providing healthcare and teaching yoga and meditation that addresses sound mind and body, teaching organic farming that cares for the environment, preserving culture and art forms of tribal, rural and urban communities and building the communities through social responsibility - WE HAVE IT ALL! Ours is simply the most comprehensive program that there is to build the future of this world!!! My complete surrender to our Guru for this Masterpiece!!! SO LET US ALL COME TOGETHER AGAIN AND TAKE THIS TO ITS CONCLUSION ---- NO. 1!!!

I am waiting for official confirmation of our position which I will know in the next few days. Subject to confirmation, there will be another round of voting to determine the final five projects to get funding. The US CFC team is now at work to collate and provide all the details on this. I am sure it will be a tougher round and the top teams stand to make AT LEAST $100K in funding.

Other quick highlights: In the final 4 hours, we slipped from No. 21 to 23 as other groups pounded on the AmEx website to register their nominations. As we approach the next round of nominations, please remember that it counts to be engaged all the way to the very end. We cannot let up!

Jai Guru Dev!
Vijay  

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14 comments:

ArtofLiving said...

Wow ! Cool ! Shambho ! Jgd !

Gurpreet

hamsa_tachyon said...

this is great !
perhaps we could all be better prepared this time : put this info *as soon* as voting starts on on all our diverse mailing lists, esatsang, etc ...

Prakirtee said...

Thanks to you Bawa!
Ya we should definitely be able to make it through the top 5 and THE TOP too.. keep us informed when to start again.

Meena said...

could you also let us know how we spread the message.Last time I sent out lots of sms n I came to know its only by word of mouth!!!JGD MEENA

anshuman,karan & nitish said...

yes bawa we r ready for our nest round....we will be in top 5 soon....
jaigurudeva..!!
love
anshuman

Monica said...

yeah Bawa, we gear up again :D
Jai Gurudeva :)

Abhishek Suryawanshi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!


TOGETHER WE HAVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shruti Poojari said...

wow........amazing.....v all did such a grt job..
let us kno asap wen d voting starts 2 cum in 1st 5....
jgd bau

vivek said...

thanx to bawa... i wud have otherwise not come across this and wud not be able to contribute...
ps bawa do keep us informed of such stuff and let us know where we can comeup with our small share of contribution!!
JGD!

Sudha Pillai said...

GREAT! Will keep tracking that piece of news.! Really thrilled.

Take care. Jgd !

Sudha

Priya said...

wooowww soo happy that we have made it!! and we will surely caste our votes to make it to the top 5 also!! :)

avadhesh said...

bawa i have seen this project, currently it is no. 1. votinhas started today but i found nothing from your side.

Nanddeep said...

Good morning Bawa.

Today, I got an email from AMEX to vote for top 5. On their site "Jharkhand Tribal Project" is rated as 13th and not 23rd.Hureey!! And also only cardholders can vote while guest can promote the project.

Jai Guru dev.

Nanddeep said...

The complete list can be viewed at
http://www.membersproject.com/top/top25.html

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