Vision

Our Vision

– Preserving cultural heritage
– Economic Up-liftment
– Health, Hygiene, Family Values
– Integrated Village Development
– YLTP – Youth Leadership Training Program
– Temples, Community Centers

Did You Know

– 34,000 Temples are closed in 5 years for economic reasons
– Village youth would rather be a coolie or an office boy than be called a farmer
– Blood on our farms: 150,000 farmers committed suicide in 10 years
– Native breeds of grains were burnt and replaced by Genetically Modified seeds
– Indian culture on the decline: It is ironic that Indians abroad are more engaged in preserving the culture and
heritage than villages in India
– Girls would not show interest to marry farmers or pujaris.
– India will displace the United States as the world’s third largest beef exporter, behind Brazil and Australia.

How Back to the Roots began

– Meeting village people,making oneself available to them,
sharing experiences,wisdom.

Problems observed in our Villages

– Lack of enthusiasm and initiative among the youth
– Inability of villagers to work together
– Lack of leadership
– Unwillingness to take responsibility
– No one to guide their initiatives or motivate their people
– Who cares – Attitude (Chalta Hai)

Solutions thru Back to the Roots

Economic upliftment

Zero Budget Chemical Free Farming
Provide employment for youth (Youth Leaders, Vocational Skills)
Promote local art, handicrafts (weavers, Karrasamu, kolatam,chitikela bhajana, etc.)
Skills Training: Renewable energy, Electrician, Beautician…

Culture, family values, Community

Education, Workshops
Revive and open closed Temples, community centers
Created education program to explain village rituals and conduct ceremonies with meaning.
Community Activities: Festivals, knowledge sharing groups

Health and Hygiene

Yoga, Meditation, Community Building Courses (NCS, BCS, Part-1,etc., chanting) for different groups, through YLTP
Promote Ayurveda
Medical, Cleanup Camps
5H Program (Homes, Health care, Hygiene, Human Values and
Harmony in diversity)

Model Villages

Self reliance, self sufficiency, self governing
Implemented through YLTP
Adopt a Village Program

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