It is a great pleasure for FSL-India to let everyone know that Shri Pramodh Madhvaraj, our Honourable Minister for Youth Empowerment & Sports, Karnataka, visited us on Thursday 7th September 2017, at our Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur.
During his visit, he learned about our projects through a photo exhibition, watching a video about our work and through discussions with our President, Mr. Rakesh Soans.
After a walk around our premises, he met the new batch of 30 German and Swedish volunteers.
Some of them explained about their expectations, about their experience in India, their project, what brought them here and how their experience has been so far.
Furthermore, Mr. Dinakar Shetty, headmaster of Niveditha High School, Basrur, shared his experience hosting short and long term volunteers at his school, for the last 4 years.
Moreover, our Honourable Minister wished them all the best for their stay in India and spoke impressive words about our organization. He complimented FSL-India by comparing the saying of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which in Sanskrit means ‘the world is one family’ with what he felt today at CEL, meeting people from all over the world, sharing and exchanging learnings and culture.
We expect this visit to be a turnaround with regard to our work with the state government, which can help us to reach much more national youth than we already have.