Peace And Understanding Through Travel And Hosting


SECOND  INTERNATIONAL  PROGRAME Ganesh Festival 19. 1-6 Sept. 2019 IN INDIA .

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. and

Dr Ulhas Joshi, Convener of GF 2019.

 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 .

Steps ----

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.



Annual General Meeting  21 , 22 , 23 December 2018

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.

Ganesh Festival :13th to 24th September 2018


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.

The first come first basis 20 servas members from around the world will get opportunity to participate in this innovative initiative taken by Pune--India servas members.


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,

Servas India


JALNA MONSOON GATHERING : 16 & 17th September 2017

Dear Servas friends,
It was indeed a great pleasure joining you all at the Servas conference in Jalna on 16-17 sept.2017.Then after spending three days in Aurangabad and Mumbai   I returned to my studio in  Greater noida. It was a well organised programme. Thanks to  the efforts made by our dynamic NS sh.Abhay Shaha,chairman sh.Avinash Shirode,dr.Ulhas joshi and all other members of the make it a success.
Then our hosts, sh.Vijay ji,Kamal ji,sh.Amit and all other members of Bagadia and Aggarwal family who saw to it that the guests enjoy a comfortable stay and excellent food to make it a memorable event.
Sh.Suresh aggarwal ,a senior most Servas fom Jalna and internationaly known Agro- scientist inaugurated the servas conference by lighting the traditional lamp.In his inaugural speech he recalled his meetings with sh. Hari Ballabh ji parikh,the  founder of Servas India and advised the present members to achieve objectives of Servas by creating an understanding  and true friendship between the members and make serious efforts to take servas forward. 
Sh. suresh Aggarwal was kind enough to show us around his own established Bio-tec. labs which are internationaly recognised.then after we visited his reseach oriented Farms.It was a unique experience for all of us. We were also offered delicious snacks and hot tea towards the end of the session.
During the session a web site was on this site,The activities of Servas India,Its Inception and history and all other updates will be uploaded from time to time. The web site is designed by a young member of servas Ms.Rupali. Similarly a news letter was also launched to commemorate 70 years of Servas International and 66 years of Servas India. 
The two days conference created a deep understanding and friendship among the participating Servas members.
The day would begin with yoga and meditation programme conducted by sh.Abhay shaha followed by a swimming session and It would end with a cultural programme hosted by members itself.