Dear Servas Secretaries/ Presidents and key people of servas.
Requesting to circulate/share this Invitation to all Servas members in your country.
Culture of any community has great contribution from different festivals. Most of these festivals are enjoyed in particular time of the year, depending upon the tradition, weather, etc. Lord Ganash < GOD OF PEOPLE > has very great respect in the minds of Indian people.
Last years’ group of 23 servas members from eight other countries enjoyed it very much. Most of the Servas Hosts families and Travellers are still in touch with each other, It is great success of Ganesh Festival 2018. <real servas values taken place during the festival. >
This year Servas India is hosting again Ganesh Festival 2019 . The programme will be from 1st September to 6th September in Pune city, including 2 days in rural <real India>. All participants will stay and enjoy hospitality in Families, in Pune City.
The programme fees are US$ 120.00 or equivalent which will have to pay on arrival. It will cover Local and outskirt visit and stays during the program. Common meetings with all participants and hosts, required transportation for special local visits. You need to pay only for your personal needs, requirements and transportation to reach to host family from arrival point .
Total No. of participants are limited to 20 nos. Only, Please communicate early to receive participant form. Others will be kept on waiting till we can manage to find more host families.
Those who want to participate, please contact for further details before 7 th April. < see notes .1 st step>
Mr Abhay Shah, National Secretary servas India. email@example.com and
Dr Ulhas Joshi, Convener of GF 2019. firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes. A. You need to communicate on both above emails in all your communications .
B. Since we have limited seats, there will be few steps needed from the applicant , accordingly we could able to decide/priorities full and final participation .
1. Email request from you before 7 th April < intention to participate >
2. Application by filled form .
3. Update form on Google if required .
4 sending valid LOI .
5 .Arrival and departure dates with air ticket details and passport details
C. We will communicate and send an application form to those who are interested.
The Meeting will be held at the hill station and at international conference center MRA Initative of Change in Panchagani.
Dates:21st to 23rd December 2018 .
Near by Places.Asia's second largest table land,Beautiful hill station of Mahabaleshwar is just 20km away,you reach to beautiful konkan bwaches on west coast in 3 hrs time.How to Reach :Buses from Pune-3 Hours,Satara-1 hour and kolhapur-3 hours.
Airport are at Pune and Mumbai.You will be Welcome on 21st after 3.00 pm and plan to leave on 23rd after Lunch.
Twin Sharing attached Toilet Rooms,Tea,Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner on scheduled Time.
Equipped Conference hall,Administartive Support,Few input Sessions,Fun,Songs,Documentary Film,Walking Visit to Table Land etc.
Regsitration Fees:Rs 3450/- as subsidized cost.
International Servas Members also will be informed about this AGM and We may have a few International community as observers.
Servas India would like to invite members to experience the joy of Ganesh Festival in western Maharashtra region of India!The hosts in this region are very happy to invite into their homes and culture and share this festive celebration of Lord Ganesha(Please Google to find out more about it)Servas members in Pune will be chosen and assignedto host you and 3 days of outreach to nearby towns with other Servas hosts will be organized.
These hosts will be comprise from following towns apart from Pune-Baramati,Mumbai and Nasik.
The festival goes for about 10 days and is a big part of local culture and history.The weather will also be nice and cool and very green due to the monssons at that time!The dates for the festival are:13th through 24th September 2018 this year. Servas India will organize your host family stay between 15th September to 23rd September 2018.
Needless to say that there won't be any costs for stay and hospitality with the families.The airfare,visa,local Transport and incidental/common expenses will have to be borne by the travellers.
Please fill out the attached form with your initial interest and details and email it back to the National Secretary of Servas India Mr.Abhay Shaha:
Looking Forward to welcoming you!
with Peace and Metta,