Let’s start with Meaningful!

Make it Meaningful is the theme for the series as well as my wedding. So one of the first things we did even before we started the actual planning was to discuss what is meaningful to us. A major bond in our relationship happened when we knew we both cared for better humans than anything else . And we thought (maybe) education is one of the major sources to bring about a change in people and shape better generations to come by.

And thanks to a cousin of mine who had done something similar, we found Milaap to raise funds for one of my favorite organizations BHUMI.

As part of the wedding , we are fundraising to help 200 children get quality supplementary education . The beneficiaries of this fundraiser would be children from three homes in Chennai, India who will receive English, Math, Science and Computer Science supplementary programme through Bhumi.

This is the url of the fundraiser: https://milaap.org/campaigns/jananiandraghav


I was a volunteer with Bhumi’s Kanini program, which teaches under-privileged children basics of computers from 2008 – 2012. Though I’m based in the US now, I have always kept in touch and followed their initiatives. They are one of the fastest growing volunteer-based organization in India and  working with their founders is an absolute delight.

Every contribution worth 500 INR or ~$10 will help one child get this opportunity for one whole year. We hope you could contribute as much as you can and make this fundraiser a success.

About Bhumi

Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent youth volunteer non-profit organisations. Bhumi as a platform will enable over 12,000 volunteers in more than 12 cities across India for causes like education, environment, animals and community welfare.

Bhumi is the recipient of the ‘Leader in Volunteer Engagement Award’ conferred by iVolunteer

Geographical Presence: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telengana, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR.

Bhumi has two core areas of work – Education and Civic Projects

Ignite: Transformational Education

Ignite is Bhumi’s supplementary education programme for under-privileged children. The programme is delivered during the weekends by over 2,000 trained volunteers of Bhumi. Over 10,000 children are benefiting from the programme in 2015 across 12 Indian cities. The programme consists of English, Mathematics, Science, computers, mentoring, arts, sports and life skills support.

How you can contribute (volunteer): Education Projects ask for a 1-year commitment, and come with rigorous training in curriculum and pedagogy. Our education volunteers play a role in not only educating children, but also managing relationship with shelter homes, designing content and curriculum, and training new batches of volunteers.

How you can contribute (financially): Your monetary support would part sponsor the supplementary education cost of 200 children in Chennai, India.


So, what is the most meaningful thing for you when you think of weddings?





7 thoughts on “Let’s start with Meaningful!

  1. Hi found you on Dreambig Dream often hope you like my blog too!

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  2. […] as the girl is getting hitched real soon (You can read some of my favorite posts of hers here and here). Congratulations Janani! Wishing you all the good luck and happiness! And, thank you, Janani for […]

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  3. Wow! Janani. It’s so inspiring.


  4. That’s amazing know about NGO, initiative, you are associated with.
    Its pleasing to know about you.


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