It is 14th Aug 1998. We had decided on the title of the new consulting company we were going to start and wanted to announce it to the world. The 15th of Aug that year was a weekend and we were travelling with family.
Samanvaya was born through the act of printing 25 copies of the newsletter that we edited in a DTP centre and posting it to all these people. We posted it from the Alwarpet post office in Chennai and drove back home to Madhavaram in scooter.
As I sit today in far away America in the early morning hours of 14th Aug, these are my memories of that day. Our aspiration then as it is now has been to make the world a better place to live, love, learn and work. We saw ourselves as catalysts who will facilitate and move on. Today as I reflect these years, I can say with confidence that we have stuck to this core aspiration and in the process contributed to the growth of individuals, institutions, initiatives and organizations.
Every step of the way we have been blessed by the association and advise of so many wonderful individuals. I personally have learnt every day of these 25 years. Many have been part of the journey, some for long, some in short stints. We are grateful to each one of you. A deep bow to all of you in gratitude.
On the 25th Anniversary, we have a virtual programme - Aug 15th between 6pm and 8pm Indian Standard Time (IST), I will be live from Chicago where I am attending the Parliament of World Religions with couple of my friends. The link for the virtual event is at the end of this mail.
We will launch a new initiative during this virtual event, something that we have worked on for some time now.
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