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VT Seva Detroit Youth Board 2nd Quarter Newsletter

VT Seva Detroit Youth Board had a busy 2nd quarter. The team implemented 3 projects which were initiated by 3 Youth Board Members.

● Eco-Conscious Project

● Mother’s Day Greeting Card Project

● Father’s Day Greeting Card Project

In addition to that, they celebrated their 2nd year anniversary with lots of live and recorded entertainment programs and a live game.


ECO – Conscious Project:

Since 1970, 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑫𝒂𝒚 has been celebrated to educate about and activate environmental awareness. The 𝑽𝑻 𝑺𝒆𝒗𝒂 𝑫𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒊𝒕 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅 joined this movement by learning about and creating awareness for the need to take care of our earth through our 𝑬𝒄𝒐-𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕. 24 Youth Board Members came together and exhibited their creativity and talent in creating media content towards environmental awareness This project was initiated by the youth board members Harish & Oviya. They've created videos, infographics, cartoons, comics... to persuade the public to be environmentally aware. Their creations have been posted on VT-Seva Detroit Facebook each day for the whole month of April 2021. 3 Projects conducted by the Youth Board in the 1st quarter of 2021 also reflected the need of 3R's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. "𝑹𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒉 𝒃𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑨𝒏𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒓" "𝑹𝒆𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒚 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑭𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒆" "𝑹𝒆𝒄𝒚𝒄𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒃𝒂𝒈𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅" One youth Board member Oviya reached out to her school to promote the 3R's campaign. She put together a video with the tips to follow 3R's which was played in her school TV's on the hallways for the whole day on Earth Day. Overall the Youth Board members learned a lot through this project and started following those tips in their everyday life and promoted it to the rest of the world too. Youth Board Members who participated in this project are Abhinav, Amogh, Anand, Eashan, Harish, Hiba, Nikhil, Varun, Nirvan, Oviya, Rishi, Rohan, Saisha, Sanjana, Shreya, Sanjit, Sathvik, Shruthi, Siddharth, Srihari A, Supraja, Tarun, Yasaswini, Yug

Eco-Conscious project video created by Youth Board Member: Eesha




Mother’s Day Greeting Card Project:

𝑴𝑨:𝑻𝑯𝑹𝑼 𝑫𝑬:𝑽𝑶: 𝑩𝑯𝑨𝑽𝑨 Revere your Mother as god 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑴𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓'𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆!!! “𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐 𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒐𝒇𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝒍𝒂𝒑, 𝒏𝒐 𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒆, 𝒏𝒐 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒐 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒕𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒔.”—𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐨𝐧 The VT Seva Detroit Youth Board celebrated Mother's Day with the mothers in senior centers in Livonia, MI. 44 volunteers came together and created 163 beautiful hand made greeting cards to wish them a happy Mother's Day. Cards have been distributed to 3 senior centers 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫, 𝐎𝐚𝐤𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 and they were so happy to receive the cards! This project was initiated by the Youth Board Member 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉. 44 Youth Board Members who worked on this project are Abhinav, Adhvaith, Aishani, Anagha, Anand,Ananya R, Anjana, Anurag, Arya, Dhanya, Eashan, Harish, Hiba, Ishani, Kaavya, Neha, Niharika, Nikhil A, Nikhil S, Nirvan, Oviya, Pranav T, Rashmita, Risha, Rishi, Rohan, Sahasra, Sai Sriram, Sanjith, Sathvik, Shrikha, Shriya, Shruthi, Siddharth, Srihari A, Srihari H, Sravya, Supraja, Sveya, Tarun, Teja, Tanvi, Shruthi & Sanaa.

They brought smiles to 163 wonderful moms from these 3 senior centers and made Mother's day special for them.


Father’s Day Greeting Card Project:

𝑷𝑰𝑻𝑹𝑯𝑼 𝑫𝑬:𝑽𝑶: 𝑩𝑯𝑨𝑽𝑨 Revere your Dad as god 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓'𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆!!! "𝑫𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒆𝒔, 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒈 " - 𝑷𝒂𝒎 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏 The VT Seva Detroit Youth Board celebrated Fathers's Day with the dads in 3 senior centers in Livonia, MI. 44 volunteers came together and created 77 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 to wish them a happy Father's Day. Cards have been distributed to 3 senior centers 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫, 𝐎𝐚𝐤𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 and they were so happy to receive the cards! This project was initiated by the Youth Board Member 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉. 44 Youth Board members who participated on this project are Aishani, Anagha, Anand,Ananya R, Anjana, Anurag, Arya, Dhanya, Eashan, Harish, Hiba, Ishani, Kaavya, Neha, Niharika, Nikhil A, Nikhil S, Nirvan, Oviya, Pranav T, Rashmita, Risha, Rishi, Rohan, Sahasra, Sai Sriram, Sanjith, Sathvik, Shrikha, Shriya, Shruthi, Siddharth, Srihari A, Srihari H, Sravya, Supraja, Sveya, Tarun, Teja, Tanvi, Shruthi & Sanaa.

They brought a smile to 77 wonderful dads from these 3 senior centers and made Fathers day special for them.

Greeting card project video created by Youth Board Member: Sai Sahasra



Please review VT Seva Detroit Facebook for more details on these events.



2nd Anniversary Celebrations:

The VT Seva Detroit Youth Board celebrated our 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 with an evening of family, fun, and festivity! We all met virtually and reminisced about many of the amazing volunteering events that the youth board has run over the past two years. Many of our talented youth board members then graced us with dance and song, showing off their special skills to all their peers in celebration of two years of service. We kicked off the program with a rendition of 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗸𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗯𝘆 𝗛𝗶𝗯𝗮, followed by 𝗦𝗿𝗶𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘃𝗶𝗸'𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗮 𝗱𝘂𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗵𝗼 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼. Next came 𝗥𝗮𝗴𝗵𝘂𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗶 𝗥𝗮𝗴𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗿𝗮 on her violin. The 𝗩𝗧 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗠𝗿. 𝗞𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗻 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗮, delivered a motivational speech to all the youth board members, encouraging them to continue their service. A big thank you to Kiran ji for his encouraging words! Our youth board members 𝗞𝗮𝗮𝘃𝘆𝗮, 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵, 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵, 𝗔𝗯𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘃, 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗻𝗮, 𝗢𝘃𝗶𝘆𝗮, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗶𝗸𝗵𝗶𝗹 recapped many of the community service projects that the youth board has run over the past two years. Next, 𝗢𝘃𝗶𝘆𝗮 performed a Bollywood dance to the song 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝘄𝗮𝗱𝗶 𝗢𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗶, followed by 𝗞𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗯𝗵'𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗮. Our 𝗩𝗧 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗶𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗮 𝗝𝗶, gave us all a presentation about future events for RAAS 2021, an annual fundraising event run by VT Seva Detroit to support the Netra Vidyalaya schools for the visually challenged and tribal students. Her presentation was succeeded by two incredible instrumental performances! 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘃 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗴𝗵𝗶 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻 and 𝗥𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝘆𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘅𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲. 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗷 𝗝𝗶, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗝𝗘𝗧 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿, gave a guest speech, congratulating our youth volunteers on all their accomplishments and encouraging them to keep volunteering. A live performance of 𝗢𝗸𝗲𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗻𝘂𝘃𝗮𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗶 came after these guest speeches. 𝗛𝗶𝗯𝗮 then performed a dance to 𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮, followed by 𝗨𝗱𝗮𝘆𝗮'𝘀 playing of 𝗩𝗮𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱. Our 𝗩𝗧 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗶𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮 𝗝𝗶, came on and spoke about future projects for our youth board. 𝗞𝗮𝗮𝘃𝘆𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗻𝗮 then led a fun 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝘂𝗻𝘁 for all the attendees! Everyone was given the same list of 19 household items and two minutes to gather as many as possible. It was incredibly amusing and engaging! The 𝗩𝗧 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆, 𝗦𝘂𝗱𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗝𝗶, gave us all an amazing speech recognizing all of the youth board's efforts and inspiring us to keep on giving back to their community. To finish off the night, the𝗩𝗧 𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗶𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗝𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮 𝗝𝗶 delivered a vote of thanks and a wrap-up to the fun-filled night!

Additional Projects:

In addition to the youth board-initiated projects, Youth Board members participated in Toy drive, Penrickton Mailing Supplies Project, Gardening help for Crossroads Community Garden, Yard beautification help for Penrickton Center.


Blog Consolidated by Youth Board Member: Oviya

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