THE IDEA AND CONCEPT OF SHIVGANGA, ALL TRACE THEIR SOURCE TO THE STORY OF ‘BHAGEERATH, WHO BROUGHT GANGA ON EARTH WITH HIS DETERMINATION AND DEVOTION. SO, SINCE ITS INCEPTION, SHIVGANGA HAS BEEN WORKING TO MAKE, ‘BHAGEERATH’ IN EVERY VILLAGE, WITH AN AMBITION THAT IS CONVEYED IN A LOCAL VERSE- ‘EK NAHI HAZARON HAIN BHAGEERATH, GAANV-GAANV BAN JAYEGA TEERATH’ -NOT JUST ONE, THERE’RE THOUSANDS OF BHAGEERATH, WITH THEIR EFFORTS EVERY VILLAGE WILL BE PILGRIMAGE. THERE’S A SERIES OF PROGRAMS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED IN DUE COURSE OF STRENGTHENING YOUTH OF JHABUA.
Held in the Srawan month of Hindu calendar, this is organised to develop leadership in youths working with Shivganga. Also, this is the event where new potential youths are identified.
- Shivganga promotes such events of community participation, where the different hierarchies of the community interact with each other.
- This is an event where youths develop and emerge as social-leaders
- Through their dedication, they raise their social acceptance as a leader.
- Once accepted, the villagers respond to their call for action. Thus, such young leaders become pivotal in bringing a change in their society.
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- Considered as ‘soul’ of the Shivganga’s movement of social capital generation, these training sessions are the first of its kind experience for tribal youths.
- There’re different sessions which consist of the folklores of local extraordinary personalities like Chandra Shekhar Azad, Jahma Mata, Mama Baleshwar Dayal Dikshit etc.
- Youths are gradually taken to stage where a question-‘What are the problems in their village and what they can do about it?’ arises in their mind.
- With discussion, they gradually reach the stage, where they see certain principles like ‘Parmarth’, ‘Swabhiman(Self-esteem)’, ‘Swawlamban(Self-reliance)’ etc. as solutions
- This is an instance where for the first time, they express their distress and at the end have a light of hope & confidence in their eyes
- The event concludes with a list of people prepared by each individual, a list of people whom they would forward an invitation for coming together to resolve the problems in their village.