The gurukuls of yore used to provide education for free, with support from
the largesse of the general society. Here's a modern day equivalent, with a
significantly larger number of students than any gurukul would ever have been
able to accommodate. And if five years of this is any indication, then the Kaliyuga
is not as bad yet as it is made out to be.
The Deepshikha Mahila Club, one of the oldest ladies clubs of the twin cities,
is organizing an exhibition called 'Deep Mela', where a sale of rakhis and a
display of decorative items, salwar suits, ready-mades, toys, etc. will be held
alongside food stalls with a wide range of eatables. Around 125 stalls will
be there in all.
This mela is being organized to raise funds for its school called the Kanya
Gurukul, in which around 1,800 girls are studying at different levels. The Deepshikha
Mahila Club has been organizing this mela for the last five years, and has been
utilizing the proceeds for its schools and other purposes like the education
of poor children and the upliftment of the girl child.
Please contact Jaya Daga at 659-6969 for further details.