The Ekatva Journey has been a blessing from God, where some of the most materially underprivileged children in our world, displayed and share some of the most amazing resilience, love and potential that can be seen in humanity. Through the leadership of a volunteer at Manav Sadhna, Nimesh Patel and with the creative help of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, 16 children from the local Ahmedabad slum areas, were selected, and developed over 2 and half years. They grew creatively as well as in their virtues and values. The Ekatva Experiment was dedicated to the Journey and not the Show, thus bringing great importance to the small things on a daily basis.
On October 2nd, 2010 the children performed the first Ekatva show in Ahmedabad, with an amazing response. As the beauty unfolded many family members across the world began sending messages of support and hope to bring the Ekatva show and family to their city. Where there is pure intention and and hard work, there tends to be God's blessings. Half a year later the stars aligned for a two-month Ekatva World Tour across America and the UK. The show was performed in front of thousands of audience members at some of the most prestigious venues and left everyone shook and inspired with the feeling of love and compassion and the desire to help others.
After touring in India, The Ekatva tour went Internationally through Chicago, DC, NY, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, London, Birmingham and Leicester. It was a pilgrimage where the Ekatva kids and family interacted with hundreds of beautiful organizations and thousands of souls, connecting in the spirit of Oneness. Through service activities, exploration, prayers, fun and more, the pilgrimage was a homage to humanity and a wholesome and grounding experience for all.
Upon their return, the 16 children were placed in private schools in Ahmedabad and all have focused on their education. We are feel proud of their immense achievement, dedication and commitment to their future. Manav Sadhna and all the Ekatva Family are constantly in touch and connecting with all the kids through their school year. And through the support of all the Global Family we are committed to supporting the children's education through college!
What a blessing of an experience for all of us and the world. We bow down with deep gratitude.