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Isha Gramotsavam

Sports, Spirit, Celebration – Vilayattam, Urchagam, Kondattam

A Ball Can Change the World!

Isha Gramotsavam in Tamil Nadu is a live legendary model of how sports transformed individuals and therefore, the whole rural scenario. To bring about all round transformative interventions in rural communities, Isha uses sports as a way to build bonds between the villagers and create the necessary foundation.

Isha Gramotsavam creates the necessary ambience for the villagers – men, women and children to come out and play on a day to day basis. As a result, sports, in their lives, has been the key to inspiration and growth. 

Isha Gramotsavam festival – Celebrating the sporting spirit of rural India
On 22 December 2017 many teams across Tamil Nadu will be participating in Volleyball and Throwball matches competing for the Isha Chola cup in front Adiyogi at Isha yoga center. It is going to be a celebration of the rural spirit showcasing the various art forms, music, dance and enticing food recopies of Tamil Nadu . We seek support from philanthropists who seek to be a part of Isha Gramotsavam which has enabled it to become revolutionary in brining  transformation in the villages since its inception. We invite you to join us, the event is open to all.

What Sports does?
  • Leads the way away from addiction toward healthy living
  • Breaks caste barriers, fosters friendship, unity and a healthy vibrant community 
  • Empowers women to come out of the home.
  • Rekindles the rural spirit and pride in the individual, transforms communities and motivates the population for positive change
  • Revives the rich rural culture and brings back the celebratory mood of rural community



'These 12 years of Gramotsavam have been an evolution. But I want it to be a revolution. It has changed people’s attitudes towards caste, creed, religion and gender. The joy in playing sport is something that every human being should know. We as a nation should become a playful nation. If we are playful then many undulations and hardships will be smoothed out. This is something we have to bring back in our culture.'  – (Sadhguru’s address on Gramotsavam, excerpt)



Expressions:
“The main pastime here was playing cards, smoking and drinking. After Isha came, nobody has these habits. From little children to the elderly, people go for work, do yoga, then play games.”
"We have played only in our school days. This feels really good. My daughter says I am just waiting to go to the games. You won’t see this anywhere, people of all ages, from 15 to 65 years, we all play together."
“People are playing without any caste-creed, rich-poor distinction. The employer and the employee play together, the land-owner and the laborer playing together. Truly speaking, these games have brought us together.”

Contribute :
  • Gift a volley ball          INR 900/-
  • Gift a net                      INR 1900/-
  • Gift a court                   INR 3000/-
  • Gift volleyball poles    INR 8000/-
  • Or contribute as you wish to support this endeavor.

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"Wanting to win, at the same time being willing to lose, handling your victory or failure gracefully, stretching yourself beyond limits, immense focus, a deep level of involvement and respect for others – these are all traits that playing a sport inculcates in a human being.”     – Sadhguru
 
For Details:  
9442504672
gramotsavam@ishaoutreach.org
 www.isha.sadhguru.org/gramotsavam

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