23 Feb 2014

Everest Base Camp fundraiser video by SeeYourImpact

“It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.” ― Joan Marques

After our successful trek to Mt Everest Base Camp at an altitude of almost 17,600 feet above sea level, SeeYourImpact contacted me to find out details about the fundraising experience.I had no idea whatsoever why and what they needed to talk to me and what was it for? It was a beautiful experience sharing the journey with them and the reasons why I chose education of underprivildeged rural children in India as my cause. This is what came out of my conversation and am sharing it here. I can only feel grateful for the journey and the opportunity. Thank You SeeYourImpact.
http://vimeo.com/43952919

12 Feb 2014

Running Diva next adventure -Surmounting heights: A trek to Mt Annapurna Base Camp April 2014

Every height can be surmounted if your heart is fearless. It is this spirit of the children at Isha Vidhya that inspired us to undertake this year’s challenge – to trek over ten days in April to reach 13,600 feet above sea level at theAnnapurna Base Camp, the tenth highest peak in the world!


We are eight amateur trekking divas: Anita Pandey,Madhu LallaSudha Mani, Jasmine Dumasia, Deepa Natarajan, Ruchika Arora, Deepa Krishnan and Priya Vaidyanathan. Many of us have never been on a high altitude mountain trek. Even before we begin, we are sure that our body and mind will be put to test every step of the way. And yet, all of us are looking forward to this daunting height with excitement and enthusiasm.


But, equally, we are certain that this would still not come close to the challenge that Archana, Vishwa and many underprivileged rural Indian children like them face with a smile everyday. And, this is the reason why, we wish to dedicate this trek to a much larger cause of helpingeducate these underprivileged children at Isha Vidhya.

You can also participate and encourage us on this journey! Any small (or big!) contribution from you will help educate a child while encouraging us on every step towards the Base Camp.



Contribution is as simple as summiting ABC.


A. Click on the “donate” button that takes you to thesecure page

B. Make a donation using your credit card (for whateveramount you may desire).


C. After some weeks, you will see and hear about how your donation has impacted a child at Isha 

Vidhya via email.

As a token of our appreciation and gratitude, we promise to post a Thank You card from the Base Camp to all our donorsfor both changing the life of a rural child and becoming a part of our trek to the Mt Annapurna Base Camp!





http://www.giveisha.org/Surmounting-heights-A-trek-to-ABC-April%202014