ISKCON has always spread right values in the world and has been an agent off change in the society. I congratulate the youngsters for taking this opportunity of being a part of this event.
Today lots of youth go astray very quickly. I greatly appreciate the efforts of organizers of this De-Addiction Event. Your hard work will surely inspire youths to overcome these self-destructive habits.
Their books are wonderful. ISKCON will do the work of bringing east and west together.
Thank you ISKCON for the service to the Humanity.
IMPRESSIONS youth festival was a blend of culture and education. I see that modern-day youths are misguided and have hardly any understanding of the real meaning of education. This type of youth festivals can instill an appreciation for our culture and values of being a true student in the hearts of youngsters.
The volunteers of ISKCON are strenuously working to serve the citizens of Varanasi. Be it training people in ethical values, propagation of teachings of wisdom literatures or food distribution in times of crisis like COVID-19 where they teamed up with the local administration and police to offer much needed services to the poor.
I was provided with an academic scholarship and career counselling by 'SAMSKARA' team because of which I could continue my studies and have a successful footing in my career.
I hail from a village and didn't had any software related skills, but "Software training Workshops" & "E-learning Sessions" organized by 'SAMSKARA' volunteers helped me to get equipped with all essential skills to be able to excel in my academics and career.
"Before meeting SAMSKARA volunteers, I did not have a good friend circle. People in my association were always abusing and exploiting each other but SAMSKARA volunteers gave me wonderful association by which I felt encouraged in improving my character because previously due to loose character of my surrounding people I also felt that world is like this and I also have to become like them. They helped me from becoming a person of low character. I got nice association of my seniors, who were also connected to SAMSKARA volunteers. They always treated me like their own brother, helped and guided me in my studies. I was little introvert while dealing with people before meeting them. But because of very healthy culture of talking respectfully in English, I improved my English speaking skills. I also learnt a skills like time management. I would really like to thank them because they provided me a family atmosphere where everyone is concerned for the development of others. I am very grateful to them for giving me this incredible gift. "
"In my early school and college days, it was a frequent problem of having inferiority complex or being stressed by better performing friends. Also I use to get irritated and angry in small things and it was becoming my nature. After observing that it was hampering my academics and peace of mind I tried many things like reading books related to mind control but without proper guidance all went in vain. But after I came to the association of SAMSKARA volunteers and training program provided by them I started regular practice of meditation and good conduct. In a very short time I could give up all those bad habits. Being a part of that training I developed good communication skills and a certain degree of confidence to manage things in my life. So, I am really grateful to them for what all they have given me. "
"When I came to Kanpur in 2013 , in my first year I was very introvert and due to my low rank , I felt inferior among my friends .Most problem I faced from college seniors who used to rag me and it further increased my inferiority complex . I tried to befriend some of my classmates, but all were mostly either too much in intoxication and drugs or in self-destructive habits. One day through seminar on positive habit cultivation and importance of association, I got in touch with SAMSKARA volunteers who unlike other seniors never pointed out our faults rather encouraged us in our good fields .They selflessly helped me by giving their valuable time and energy in regular guidance in studies, forum of personality development like interacting with many students, and physical and mental fitness through yoga and meditation. I am very grateful to them, that they gave us marvelous training and lifestyle to become principle centered leader .Today as I pass from college into industry life, I march with confidence to face corporate world nicely. "
"I am from a very poor rural background of Himachal Pradesh . Although I got selected in an NIT but I was not in a very good financial standing , but SAMSKARA volunteers provided me support by giving me nice hostel facility where they provide extremely pure , clean , hygienic and properly cooked food . They also helped me by paying around Rs. 10000 – 14000 for one very important Skills Training Workshop. I also got very nice assistance regarding medication worth Rs. 800 during my ill health (7 days hospitalized). I got straight forward guidance for future goal of placements and pure life from this training. My financial problem regarding purchasing of book was also solved because my seniors provided me all necessary book and computer assistance for my studies in all subjects. I would really like to thank them because without their help, support and guidance, it would have been very difficult for me to continue my studies as well as to maintain good character and values. "
"Before being introduced to Vocational Training Program, I was badly troubled by stage fear, lack of communication, no fluency in language, inferiority complex, lack of computer skills and I did not know how to deal with people. Their Culture helped me a lot because there everyone always corresponds with each other in English language and the encouragement we received there for improving our self is wonderful. Also I came across some wonderful meditation and yoga practices .Books like “Art of concentration in the age of distraction”, “Self manager”, “Proactive leader” helped me very much. They also helped me in grooming my computer skills which boosted my confidence. I am extremely grateful to them and their training because the problems which I was facing before have been cured up to 90% and now I am very confident to deal with situations."
"Actually when I was in first year, I was addicted to smoking and drinking because of wrong association of my peers I also used to watch pornography with friends and it was very dangerous. Because of these self-devastating habits I was lacking self-confidence. I tried to get rid of all these bad habits by reading some books and similar other stuffs but that did not helped me. But after I was introduced to SAMSKARA volunteers, their motivation and good association helped me overcome all these wrong habits and addictions. This happened because of the good training in character and values, starvation of the bad habits, and supplementing good habits and hobbies like meditation, yoga and art of positive thinking. I am very thankful to them for providing such facility. "
I got into self-destructive bad habits in my early teens due to bad association which naturally hampered my health and career. But, I could get out of that deadly obsession after I started attending De-Addiction Events organized by 'SAMSKARA'.
Ever since I have been a part of 'SAMSKARA' it has helped in various aspects of my life. Now I am more focused in life and have adopted a good life style. I am really grateful to all the volunteers for their selfless service towards me and the society in general.
'Skill Development Workshop' organized by 'Shiksha' wing of 'SAMSKARA' helped to become confident in public speaking and equipped with valuable skills of Leadership & Event Management which will surely help me in my corporate life.
'IMPRESSIONS' youth festival was an amazing experience. It was a blend of Education and Entertainment. I got to understand the depth of Indian culture. Eagerly awaiting for the next one......