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    Weʼve raised £715 to The Bellur Trust India

    Boxhill Village Hall, Boxhill Rd, Tadworth
    Funded on Sunday, 1st March 2020

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    Come along to our magical evening of chanting followed by a delicious vegetarian ayurvedic supper, prepared with love by Ratna. Sunday 2 February 2020, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Ticket donation: adult £24, teen £9, child £6, under 5's free.

    The Bellur Trust is a charitable Trust formed by Guruji, his family and students, with the objective of undertaking educational, social, cultural and health related projects for the upliftment of the people of Bellur, a poor and backward village in southern India where Guruji, BKS Iyengar was born and lived as a young boy.

    Guruji’s vision for Bellur is to establish the village as a model through the provision of educational, medical, social and cultural facilities and opportunities to raise and enhance the general quality of life and improve future prospects for the young in the community.

    It is hoped from this firm foundation that lasting social and economic reform can be achieved. Guruji’s father had been a school teacher and taught at a school in a nearby village as there was no school in Bellur until Guruji in 1967 built a primary school with the help from money raised by English students.

    In the past several years a further level has been added to the existing primary school providing a large space for yoga classes A 50,000 gallon water tank has been erected to provide fresh clean drinking water to the village A fully staffed, equipped High School (Smt. Ramamani Sundararaja Iyengar High School) has been built with the villagers sending their children to enroll at 8th grade School fees for the students have been waived and a system of free education established for those who come from under privileged homes.

    School uniforms have been provided free to all students as well as books and stationery

    A kitchen has been established to provide a free mid day meal

    The necessary infrastructure of boundary fences, power supply and road access has been established

    A Day Hospital providing for the health of the villagers has been built, equipped and staffed

    A Guest House to provide accommodation for visitors to Bellur.

    Restoration and building of the world’s first Sage Patanjali temple (pdf).

    The future plans are as ambitious as those already completed and will need ongoing support from the Iyengar community and a very large amount of funding to see their completion and maintenance. The benefits to the village of Bellur have been enormous and the future plans will benefit the whole locality around Bellur.



    • Diane Sage5 months ago
      Diane Sage

      Diane Sage

      5 months ago

      We had a magical evening, thanks to all that donated and supported us and a big thank you to the musicians, helpers and Ratna for preparing a delicious supper. We have raised an amazing £1220 for the Bellur Trust India, thank you all so much, it is not possible without you xxx

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    • Diane Sage5 months ago
      Diane Sage

      Diane Sage

      5 months ago

      Thanks for all the support so far, we had a great evening, concert followed by a huge ayurvedic supper prepared by Ratna with love our very own Ayurvedic doctor ( and cake of course. Please contact me through Boxhill Yoga if you would like to come along to our next event x

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    • Diane Sage5 months ago
      Diane Sage

      Diane Sage

      5 months ago

      Looking forward to seeing you all at the concert on Sunday, thank you for your generous donations, arrivals 4.30 pm x

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    • Ann


      Feb 5, 2020

      Great cookbook, glad I can support!


    • Karen rand

      Karen rand

      Feb 4, 2020

      Sorry I couldn't make it I hope everyone had a lovely evening.


    • Kanta Mistry

      Kanta Mistry

      Feb 2, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Feb 2, 2020


    • Tania


      Feb 2, 2020

      Well done Di! X


    • Deb Charles

      Deb Charles

      Jan 30, 2020

      Looking forward to this lovely charity event


    • Elizabeth Campbell

      Elizabeth Campbell

      Jan 29, 2020

      Two adult tickets please, for Christo and Eliz. x


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    Boxhill Village Hall, Boxhill Rd, Tadworth

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