Monday, July 19, 2010

AIM Newsletter

Greetings from AIM for Seva. We are happy to share with you information about the activities of AIM for Seva.

Highlight of this quarter is that our students have performed exceedingly well in their Annual exams, held in April 2010. Many of them have featured in the merit list and topped in their school /state, making us very proud. This has been possible only due to your continued support and encouragement, and the tremendous effort put in by our coordinators, teachers and volunteers on the ground . We place on record our sincere appreciation for their untiring effort but for which this would not be possible to achieve.

Hope you enjoy reading the happenings at AIM for Seva. We look forward to your feedback to make it more interesting.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

AIM Update

Kindly click on the following links to know the latest events at AIMS

We are happy to share with you the news about our children's excellent performance in the final exams of the academic year 2009 -10, including the board exams for standard X & XII held by the respective state governments.

The students from the Schools run by AIM for Seva in Tiruvarur district have also done extremely well. Please click on the link below to see the details of their achievments.

We are happy to announce the starting of Student Home for Boys at Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu. There is a overwhelming response to the Student home for girls at Dharmapuri and the people are so happy at the way the we run it..Hence AIM for Decided to open a new Student Home for boy at Dharmapuri. To read more about it click on he link below.
- Judy Nagarajan, AIMS Chennai

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shanti: A Journey of Peace Raises Over $120,000 to Benefit AIM for Seva


MARCH 19, 2010

HOUSTON: It was a feat of Herculean proportions, a display in creative eloquence. The stage at the Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston inundated with a cast of 220 singers, musicians, and dancers, the hall resonating with voices in soul-stirring melody, and capacity audiences moved by the messages of global peace and harmony. Shanthi – A Journey of Peace, the brainchild of Cincinnati-based musicologist Maestro Kanniks Kannikeswaran, teamed a coterie of richly enthusiastic vocalists from the local Indo American community with the United Nations Association International Choir (UNAIC) in a unique multi-culturally diverse and interfaith endeavor. Serving as choral and orchestral conductor to Kannikeswaran's opus was Eric Esparza, Interim Conductor of the UNAIC. Two presentations of Shanthi on March 13, 2010, at 5.00pm and 8.30pm respectively, drew capacity audiences and raised over $120, 000 in ticket sales and donations for the visionary philanthropic organization, All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva).

The programs began with welcome addresses by Mistresses of Ceremonies for the evening, Bhavani Iyer and Rohini Chandrasekhar, who also acknowledged the presence of dignitaries in the audiences. They included Consul General of India Hon. Sanjiv Arora, Mayor of Pearland Tom Reid, spiritual heads of diverse faith – based ministries, and leaders of local social, educational, and community organizations. Projected onto large screens flanking the stage were video presentations of humanitarian work being done in India by AIM for Seva. The movement founded and spearheaded by His Holiness Swami Dayananda Saraswati in the early 2000's, touches the lives of over 2.5 million people in 1,000 rural and tribal villages across 15 states in India.

AIM for Seva is a movement that Shanthi's creator Kannikeswaran resolutely believes in. He made several trips over the past 18 months to this city volunteering his creativity and time for the worthy cause. The performers, many with fulltime jobs, were so inspired and energized by Kannikeswaran's commitment to the project that they dedicated thousands of hours in preparation for the stage show. Shanthi is a monumental representation of 5000 years of India's living traditions through music and dance. It reiterates India's spirit of inclusiveness that allowed a plethora of faiths to co-exist harmoniously for centuries. The presentation celebrates the human mind when it transcends differences and diversity and empowers itself to see goodness and likeness in all beings. A master craftsman conversant in the classical western and Indian forms of music, Kannikeswaran has built Shanthi on that tensile fabric with multi-textured hues of harmonizing in tandem. Rather than a Broadway presentation that transports participants from city to city, Shanthi incorporates local talent pertinent to the city of performance.

The objective of AIM for Seva is to make education possible to every child in inaccessible and rural areas through the concept of chatralayas, or student homes. Student homes are located near existing schools and each student is provided with clean living quarters, food, health check ups, books, vocational training, after school activities, all free of cost to help them get ahead in life. The goal is to have at least one home in each of the 600 states. The charitable trust has more than 122 projects that include 83 chatralayas, 20 schools, five hospitals, 17 health care centers, 11 medical clinics including seven mobile units treating about 200,000 patients each year.

More than 20,000 hours of volunteer work went into the making of Shanthi. The stretch goal locally is to raise $500, 000 dollars to educate, and to emotionally and physically care for children in India.

For more information or to donate, visit For more information about Shanthi – A Journey of Peace,