Posts by Lynnea

The Amazing Waterman of India
Tour Visit Video Overview

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Amazing Waterman of India  Tour Visit Video Overview

Gandhi Legacy Tour of India 2016-2017 delegation was warmly greeted by The Waterman of India, Dr. Rajendra Singh, his family and the community members he serves.  We were traditionally received, served chai and cookies, and learned more about the community, The Waterman’s background, and water body projects at the Tarun Bharat Sangh campus.  A compelling story was told by campus community member Kasturi.   Dr. Singh led us on a field tour of his first aquifer project. He explained how he was inspired to take up a life devoted to water conservation.  He is fondly known as “Gandhi of Water.”  He explained how volunteers worked to shore up their...

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Walking Water in California…
… with Dr. Rajendra Singh ‘The Waterman’

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Walking Water in California… … with Dr. Rajendra Singh ‘The Waterman’

On the recent 2016-2017 Gandhi Legacy Tour of India , led by Arun and Tushar Gandhi, we visited Tarun Bharat Sangh Campus to meet Dr. Rajendra Singh and take field tours of a few water bodies Dr. Singh has “resurrected.”  After two amazing days with Dr. Singh and his community, he informed our group about the upcoming Phase 3 of Walking Water in southern California slated for fall 2017. “More than a Water Walk, it is a movement!”, Singh has exclaimed.   “WALKING WATER is an invitation, an action, an educational journey and a prayer intended to bring together the voices of the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds...

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Resurgence: Communities Quenching the Thirst
Mother Earth and Struggling for Water Security

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Resurgence: Communities Quenching the Thirst  Mother Earth and Struggling for Water Security

Resurgence the Film (h/t Tarun Bharat Sangh) Resurgence is a documentary based on efforts of communities quenching the thirst of Mother Earth and struggling for their water rights. It is an attempt to capture the survival spirit of folks of India, who are battling Climate change through their Water Wisdom. Under the charismatic leadership of Waterman Rajendra Singh; Tarun Bharat Sangh is promoting a nationwide campaign Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyaan (“JJJA”). JJJA aims to strengthen people’s capacities to cope with Climate change through Decentralized community-driven conservation and management of natural resources and raising their voices for water security and...

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Vaishnava Jana To
Bhajan Bapu Included in Daily Prayer

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Vaishnava Jana To  Bhajan Bapu Included in Daily Prayer

Vaishnava Jana To is one of the most popular bhajans (devotional poetry), written by the Gujurat poet Narsinh Meta in the 15th century.  This bhajan was included in Mahatma Gandhi’s daily prayer sessions.  Poet Narsinh Meta Lyrics and English Translation (wiki)   vaiṣṇava jana to tene kahiye je pīḍa parāyī jāṇe re, para duḥkhe upakāra kare to ye mana abhimāna na āṇe re Call those people Vaishnavas who Feel the pain of others, Help those who are in misery, But never let self-conceit enter their mind.     sakaḷa loka māṁ sahune vande, nindā na kare kenī re, vāca kācha mana niścala rākhe, dhana dhana jananī tenī re They respect the entire world, Do not disparage...

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Satyagraha Tour of South Africa
Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Satyagraha Tour of South Africa  Overview of Day 2 Albertina Luthuli Shares

Satyagraha Day Two we meet Greg Garson of Garson Expeditions a certified South African Tour guide who is also quite the historian. He rightly insists we start with an overview of South African History. Greg is a beautiful and eloquent story teller mesmerizing us as he shares an overview of the long and complicated history with our delegation. He begins by taking us to King Shaka Zulu’s last military citadel and the site of his grave where he was assassinated by his two half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana. King Shaka Zulu rose to be one of the greatest Zulu King’s, his earliest mentor was Dingiswayo. King Shaka’s first major battle against Zwide, the...

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