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Chicago: Chinmay mission Chicago will be conducting a Vedic Heritage Youth Camp for children and youth between 5 years of age to 18 years old. Chinmaya Mission is a school of vedantic studies and has 2 campuses in Chicago area by names Badari and Yamunotri.

There will be Religious Studies, puja prayers and chant, arts and crafts, cultural activities, extempore Speech competition, sports and recreation, and fun Fair.

This year the camp theme is based on the TV series ‘Upanishad Ganga’ produced by Chinmaya creations which explains the concepts of our Upanishads through beautiful stories that convey the subtle knowledge of the Upanishads in a simple and practical manner.

Camp fees are $225 per child, $400 for two siblings and maximum $47f per family.Fees include all materials, meals and snacks. Supervision before and after camp hours and accommodation for local transport for out of town children(10 yrs and above).

Details of the event are as follows:-

Yamunotri

30877, N. Fairfield, Grayslake II, 60030.  June 13-19, 2016.   8:30 am to 4: 30 pm.   KG to Grade 6 – Why do WE?.   Grade 7 to 12- Learn to Serve and Serve to Learn.

Badri

11S080 Kingery HWY(Rt. 83), Willowbrook, II, 60527.   July 18-24,2016.   8:30 am to 4:30 pm.   KG to Grade 6-Timeless Values.  Grade 7 to 12-The Creation and The Creator.

One can do online registration at Chinmaya Mission’s website also: www.mychinmaya.org/ycamp/

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Launch of women empowerment campaign in Chicago

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Launch of women empowerment campaign in Chicago.
Launch of women empowerment campaign in Chicago. IANS
  • Women empowerment campaign launched in Chicago
  • 150 people attended the campaign
  • The campaign was initiated by Indian women in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, Dec 16, 2017: The Women’s Empowerment Campaign had a very successful media launch on December 9 at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows IL.

The event was attended by 150 people, including India’s Consul General in Chicago, Neeta Bhushan, and prominent business and community leaders.

The initiative is a collaboration between Bhushan and the principals of the campaign Rita Singh, Shital Daftari & Dr. Anuja Gupta, who are prominent businesswomen and community members in Chicagoland.

“It was a great idea of the founders to start a women’s empowerment group. It was much needed in Chicago & will go a long way” said Bhushan. The guests enjoyed a beautiful evening with the founders presenting their vision for the WE POWER campaign, presentation of their impressive team & entertainment by Ameya Dance Academy themed around women’s empowerment.

“Chicago needed a strong women’s group to represent the high level of success our community has seen in business, community service, arts & culture. The Women’s Empowerment Group has filled a huge gap & has great potential in Chicago & also nationally” added Bhushan.

The Campaign was designed to create the largest networking & empowerment platform for Indian women in Chicagoland.

“We wanted to form a group that showed the power of Indian women in Chicago & do something that made a positive impact in our community” said the founders.

The philosophy of the founders and leadership team was to build a powerful community of support for Indian women in Chicagoland through this platform. The group plans to celebrate Women’s Day annually as a gala event.

The group has had considerable recognition from the community so far. Many women have expressed an interest in joining the group. They have also received calls from Indian women outside of Chicagoland to join. Women leaders from the Indian community in Florida & New Jersey have expressed an interest in setting up sister organizations in their own town.

“The Indian women community has gotten to a level where we want to make a difference by supporting each other and elevating the status of the whole community” says Dr. Gupta. (IANS)

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