Youth Leadership Training programme volunteers rebuild villages in Vizag district

Published on May 17, 2015 00:32:32 AM
After deadly cyclone HudHud destroyed several villages in Vizag district last year, Art of Living volunteers from Youth Leadership Training programme took up the responsibility of rebuilding some of these villages in the district. In one of the village Kothapalem, over 1000 trees were uprooted. In collaboration with the government, Art of Living contributed to planting and maintaining these trees.

In addition to tree plantation, Art of Living volunteers also helped in establishing two chalivendrams for providing free drinking water supply for the villagers. Art of Living youth volunteers had worked with these villages to make Kothapalem village liquor free. Liquor is not sold in this village and health in the village has improved over the last 1.5 years.

Art of Living is motivating many other villages to adopt a similar approach using programmes like Nav Chethana Shibir and pada yatras. Currently two more villages are getting ready to ban liquor completely. In one of the other village Yellamanchalli, Art of Living organised a medical camp for over 250 people and supplied free medicines.

Art of Living aims to adopt many such villages and empower youths to take up bigger responsibility to benefit their villages.