Several years ago, to help educate people about his project in India, Swamiji put together a short video. I was excited to find a copy of it on YouTube, so I decided to post it here. They mention Badarikashrama Vidyashala several times in the video. Vidyashala simply means “school.” Enjoy!
Namaste. Welcome to the Badarikashrama Vidyashala presentation. The Badarikashrama India Center is situated in the picturesque farming village called Madihalli, about 77 miles from Bangalore. The founder and president of Badarikashrama is Swami Omkarananda.
The ashrama provides children with education, mid-day meals, and health and wellness care. It also provides bus service to pick up the children from surrounding villages. Some children are brought in from as far as 50 miles away.
The school was supposed to have been completed in 2010. When the school is completed it should accommodate 1000 students from pre-school to middle school, with 36 classrooms, a library, computer room, playground, sports room, and offices.
We greatly appreciate your generous donations to continue this project. It was not able to be completed in 2010, but continues ahead as funds become available. We need your help. Please join us with your generous support to help the betterment of humanity at large. We thank you.