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Nandigram is a quiet and beautiful place exuding an air of peace and harmony. Residents of Nandigram work with dedication for the general upliftment of the needy people around, as a part of their social responsibility, and also pursue spiritual practices for inner growth. Nandigram evokes a sense of social and spiritual fulfillment.

The inception of Nandigram began in 1985 with a group of few friends who ecided to leave a chaotic and unhealthy urban life behind to bring about a meaningful healthy life that was founded in a simple living: the life that was guided by social responsibilities and graced by inward spiritual experiences.

The land, 25 acres in area was obtained from Government at a concessional rate. It was definitely not an inviting place, and was absolutely barren, with big crevices and thorny bushes. In addition, there was hostility of distrustful local people who eyed the newcomers with suspicion and resentment. After braving onslaught of all the early difficulties, a community in the name of Nandigram was formed. The organization is named Nandigram Trust, a public charitable trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.

The name Nandigram was inspired by Hindu Epic 'Ramayana' as per which Lord Ram was exiled in forest and his brother Bharat was bestowed upon the responsibility to rule the kingdom of Ayodhya. Bharat instead chose to reside in an adjacent village known as Nandigram and placed the footwear of Shri Ram on the royal throne and ruled on Shri Ram's behalf, awaiting his ruturn. The founding of present Nandigram draws a parallel. The founders of Nandigram left the magacity of Mumbai and settled in a small village. Without any egotism of doership, the inmates of Nandigram are expected to pursue their duties in the form of social service. Further, like Bharat, they would await the arrival of Shri Ram in due course. That is, they strive for purification of their inner equipment and strive for sadhana with full faith in ultimate enlightenment to come in due course.

With the passage of time, the soil which was once totally barren, turned into a green oasis. Nandigram has now emerged as a peaceful and enchanting place, with fragrant shrubs, big trees with lovely foliage and musical sounds of the birds all around. It is a place to relax, to be silent, to meditate, to be with oneself in the midst of nature. The place now comprises of adequate facility for water and electricity, living quarters, buildings for various activities, a few guest houses, common kitchen and serene places/spots for spiritual practices. Local people are now very friendly, cooperative and supportive.


SHRI MAKARAND DAVE

THE GUIDING SOUL BEHIND THE MOVEMENT CALLED NANDIGRAM

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SHRI KUNDANIKA KAPADIA

She is the soul and driving force behind all activities of Nandigram.

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