News Maharishi in the World Today

How We Present
the News

Maharishi University of Management Rotarians win competitive grant for Nepal well

Maharishi University of Management, USA - The Review    Translate This Article
10 December 2011

A community of 10,000 people at the base of the Himalayas in Chitwan province in Nepal will now have a well, thanks to a winning grant proposal submitted to the Rotary International Foundation by Maharishi University of Management* professor Andrew Bargerstock and MBA alumnus Naya Raj Baral.

The grant of $45,700 will cover the costs of a borehole well, pumps, 400,000-liter reservoir tank, and training in the use and maintenance of the water system for the Jaluke Community in Gaidakot, Navalparasi, Lumbini Zone, Nepal.

Dr. Bargerstock is the director of the International Service Committee for Fairfield's Rotary Club, and Mr. Baral, who is CFO at Maharishi Ayurveda Products International, is a current member of Fairfield Rotary Club and former member of a Rotary Club that meets two miles from the site of this project.

''During a Nepal trip to visit family and friends in Spring 2011, Naya learned about this project that had been presented by a local engineer to the Nepal Rotary Club,'' Dr. Bargerstock said. ''When he returned to Fairfield, he contacted me. With approval from the local board of directors, we formed a team to develop the application and raise financial support from regional Rotary Clubs. Sixteen regional clubs or members have contributed to raising $16,000 as Fairfield's requirement for the cosponsorship of the grant application.''

With other matching formulas built into the grant application, the total project has generated nearly $110,000.

Dr. Bargerstock says that Rotary is about relationship building and that this project is a good example of the Rotary Club's focus on relationships. The successful grant application emerged from the collaboration of the clubs in Nepal and Fairfield.

Dr. Bargerstock said that Rotarian Doug Flournoy from Indian Hills Community College was key in guiding the grant application process, and that Mr. Baral's relationships with people in Nepal was critical for building credibility.

© Copyright 2011 Maharishi University of Management

Global Good News comment:

Business degree programmes at Maharishi University of Management prepare graduates to be leaders in the private or public sectors, and to function effectively in the world's varied cultural and business settings. While gaining classical knowledge of management, through Maharishi's technologies of consciousness students grow in qualities of leadership most sought after in business: creative problem-solving ability, communications skill, integrity, stability, flexibility, dynamism, and harmony with others.

For the good news about Maharishi's seven-point programme to create a healthy, happy, prosperous society, and a peaceful world, please visit: Global Financial Capital of New York.

Translation software is not perfect; however if you would like to try it, you can translate this page using:

(Altavista babelfish)

business news business-more

World News | Genetic Engineering | Education | Business | Health News

Search | Global News | Agriculture and Environmental News | Business News
Culture News | Education News | Government News | Health News
Science and Technology News | World Peace | Maharishi Programmes
Press Conferences | Transcendental Meditation | Celebration Calendars | Gifts
News by Country | News in Pictures | What's New | Modem/High Speed | RSS/XML