SERVAS INDIA
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MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL SECRETARY Abhay Shaha

Dear all Servas families,

We would also like to invite and open up an exciting opportunity for young volunteers to be part of this gathering in Panchgani.  (Age between 18 to 30).  The participation fee would be waived off for them.  (We the servas India  are looking at sponsoring between 3 to 5 young people as volunteers).

They could preferably come from within Servas families.

Servas members can recommend youth from their families or known network<even not from servas families > to be part of this AGM as young volunteers.    

In order to apply, they can email their brief response to following questions before 7 th of December, 2018 to the following email address:

india@servas.org  and abhayservasindia@gmail.com 

Q. 1.  What excites you about being part of the Servas India meeting in Panchgani?

Q. 2. What skills/contributions/unique offerings would you like to bring to this gathering?

Selected volunteers  will have to arrive at venue MRA center Panchagani  by themselves by 21 st morning till 11.30 am and stay till 23 rd evening . You can spread this message to like minded youth .

Applications will be considered based on the motivation and skill-set.

We are looking for young people who may be able to help and volunteer with one or more than one of the following--

1.  Translation from  Hindi to English and visa versa .

2.  Taking minutes of the meetings

3.  Group building fun activities/games/soft-skills

4.  Photography and taking videos during AGM.

5.  Writing Report of the AGM for the website and newsletter

6.  Help with the registration, and AGM related things

May I request all the servas India members to give some time to think and spread this opportunity for youth and  make this AGM with the involvement of youth in Servas?

From that period, with the help and support from you all, we are trying to take Servas forward by putting lot of efforts, communicating by e mails, phones, whats app messages and are receiving very good response from most of the Servas members to these efforts.

Today we are also launching our new web site with information about Servas India, how to join Servas and other things. We will reach out to the world through web site. 

I also wish to thank Ms. Rupali Memane for taking the initiative on this task of Developing the website  www.servasindia.org.in and wish her the best for this work.

We are also making a well-organized credible Host List of Servas India members. It will be published in next few months. Mr. Ulhas Joshi working hard on this.We are in regular contact with International Servas office bearers. Once we finalize our India Host List, it will be added online to Servas International through our Coordinator Hiren Bhai Goradia.  

 At the Karwar conference after the unanimous suggestions by members, we, the executive committee decided to make all our members  responsive and responsible to Indian Servas as well as to the International Servas community.  We took into consideration suggestions from the members and the exco decided to keep the continuation membership charges to be very minimal.

 I am very happy to announce that most of the people are very positive, encouraging and have paid their continuation fees.

 There are many international Servas events taking place all over the world.

Recently, some have taken part in Indonesian meeting, few went to China, some of them recently came from Rawanda having had amazing experiences. Some of the members are visiting Israel for Servas meeting.

 We may also be planning an international art work shop in the near future, with the initiative of our artist member Mr. Ravi Verma.

 International servas community is working for connecting people, they have many initiatives in which we can take part. And all of us are responding positively in taking this meaningful work forward in a creative way.

 Together we can make change happen!

 With best wishes and peace,

 Abhay Shaha

National Secretary, Servas India