Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sea turtle workcamp at Kundapur-November

Sea turtle workcamp at Kundapur-November

A work camp was held at Kundapura from 2nd to 13th  November on sea turtle conservation and agriculture . A volunteer from Taiwan and other HBP volunteers were involved in this camp.  On the first day after an Indian welcome, volunteers were given orientation about HBP projects and the work schedule for 2 weeks.

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Sea-turtle drawing and sand sculpture competition at Gangolli.

Sea-turtle drawing and sand sculpture competition at Gangolli.

FSL-India, Kundapur conducted a drawing and sand sculpture competition  on 6th November  at  Gangolli government school related to sea turtle conservation.  Tenkanidiyoor and Barkur  MSW college students, Gangolli Bhagath Singh youth club, Ambedkar youth club also helped to organize this competition.

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Happy Diwali from Shetrakatte….

Happy Diwali from Shetrakatte….

Today 10th of November we celebrated the Diwali festival in the training centre. Diwali is also called the ‘Festival of Light’ and it is celebrated on New Moon night of the month of Kartika according to our Hindu calendar (in the Gregorian calendar, from  mid October to mid November)

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Cultural meet- October

Cultural meet- October

The culture visit held on 15 October 2015 with Lisa Kohig, Angela and George who came in May and August 2015 and work with us in the different field like special children school, tent school & Media and PR in Kundapur .  As part of the visit we take them to a historical place which is called Sri Mandarthi Durgaparameshwari temple near Udupi. In the morning all three volunteers and the two staff went to Sri Mandarthi Durgaparameshwari temple which is located at a distance of 30 km north of Udupi. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari is situated in center of the village.This temple is one of the important and sacred temples of Shakti worship. Besides the stone icons of Mahishasuramardhini and Chamundeshwari, it has nine old masks, depicting the different manifestations of the goddess. Nagatheertha, a pond is found in the temple. Navarathri festival at Durga Parameshwari temple is celebrated in a grand scale with Chandihoma on all nine days. A five day mathothsava in Makara Masa and Jatra in the month of Kumba are annual and important events in Mandarthi Durga Parameshwari temple.

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My first Indian wedding experience!!

My first Indian wedding experience!!

 It was in a hall called “Laxmi Janardhana Mini Hall” although it wasn’t “Mini” at all !! On a very sunny, very hot Sunday in Udupi. It was a wedding of my coordinator’s sister and all the volunteers got very excited when he invited us. We were looking forward to the new cultural experience as Indian weddings are much different compared to the weddings functions in Germany! Furthermore it was a good reason to get dressed up a little bit. So we girls went and bought cloth for our first sarees.

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Trick or Treat..Halloween day!!

Trick or Treat..Halloween day!!

On 31st October, the scariest evening, Yes! Hallow evening, YDP  celebrated Halloween day with 40 YDP participants. In partnership with Lahe Lahe, a recently created expression space to promote” creativity, dance, music and art ” based on value-exchange rather than money-exchange. Lahe Lahe is an Assamese phrase, which means something like “Hacuna Matata”.

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