Board Members sought for Sattva Alliance
Posted April 2, 2003

In response to Health Feb 2, 2003.

The newly formed Sattva Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD) is looking for a few committed individuals to serve on its Board of Directors.

Last January, a group of devotees in India who have established NGOs (Non Government Organizations), working for sustainable development in villages, formally launched the "Sattva Alliance for Sustainable Development." This new organization is based in the U.S.A. and will foster mutual support, professional development, exchange of ideas, funding and joint programs amongst partner NGOs that share a dedication to sustainable development with spiritual growth.

Initially SASD will focus on supporting Food for Life - Vrindavan, Sri Mayapur Vikas Sangha in Mayapur, and Venu Madhuri in Maharashtra. Our emphasis will be on developing projects that both help alleviate poverty and other forms of ill-being while addressing the spiritual needs of the poor as well.

We believe the time is ripe for members of the Hare Krishna Movement to expand the reach of Krishna consciousness through practical work in the field of sustainable development. While there is widespread and growing recognition that the world must change its course of development, there is a need to give more attention to the spiritual dimension of development. This is where we can excel, showing how the principles of Krishna consciousness can be applied towards achieving both sustainable material development and spiritual progress.

We are looking for people to join our initial team led by myself (Pancharatna Das) along with Rupa Raghunath Das, Devamrita Das, Kalakantha Das and Bhakti Yoga Das. Rupa Raghunath Das and Devamrita Das have been supporting the formation of the organization, but being based in India, are unable to give regular time to the Board.

There is no special qualification for serving on this Board other than a deep interest in the goals of SASD and a willingness and ability to give some time to leading the development of the organization. We are especially looking for persons with connections to the Indian community as a big part of our work will be engaging this community in the activities of SASD.

If you are interested, or if you know anyone who might be interested in this service, please email me at prd@pamho.net.