organized Children Awareness program about India and Blood Donation Camp followed by Baalya’s various activities on the occasion of Republic Day, The following activities were held: 1. Flag Hoisting 2. Blood Donation Camp 3. Bharatha Dharshana exhibition 4. Quiz, Cultural & Sports activities for Children. a summer workshop, Olavu 2009, in April for the children of Nele (that included children from Premanjali, Chandana and Asha Kirana) sevashrams in Bangalore AKSHARA - 2009 PROGRAM As a part of this program •Baalya Foundation is donating school books, school uniforms, fees, etc - for 22 schools around the village near "Mandya" District in the month of •July 2009 •Creating awareness among parents about the need for education in the village. •Conducting survey about the real needs for continuation of education.