Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement YEAR 6  I ISSUE 16  I Sept 1, 2013

Oasis Learning Programs Impact Professionals From Diverse Sectors

"Immensely Helpful Workshop In Personal & Professional Life"

iLearn Dialog Circle: Self-leadership Program at Mindtree, Bangalore

iLearn Dialog Circle, an advanced leadership program designed for an inhouse project at Mindtree, was conducted at their Bangalore office for 2 batches of leaders. The first workshop on 23-24 July 2013, consisted 19 participants.This program is being facilitated by Sheeba Nair, Oasis.

“Workshop concepts were brilliantly simple”
“Excellent workshop which gave a lot of inputs”

Crux of responses from participants about the workshop & facilitator:

This workshop is an eye opener

I have learnt the basic principles & traits associated with it. It has become more clear for me in improving myself. This workshop will help me identify what areas I need to focus on. This workshop has helped me think about myself from a different perspective.

~ Avinash Gourgonda

It is rememberable

Well spent time. Started more like a vocabulary class and really gathered pace as we started speaking real life examples. New things were discussed. New Horizon’s were seen. It is rememberable.

~ Sriram Sivarajan

This workshop is designed very well

This workshop has excellent topics. The content was structured in very well manner so that it should map with all traits belongs to the attributes which come under 5 agilities. Sheeba came up with excellent ideas to come up with 7 sources which are easy to understand.

~ Vinit Jain

Complex attributes were explained in simpler principles

The workshop helped in identifying areas that improve the agilities. The way of it was connected to agilities will help in improving the self leadership.

~ G. N. Prasanna

Excellent workshop which gave a lot of inputs to some of the personal and professional problems and the way forward. The contents covered during the 2 days were excellent and diving deep into each principle (with our own examples) helped in better understanding.

~ S. Rajesh

I learned the vital ingredients/sources of great leaders

What I really felt, deeply, are 2 things (1) How little I know of myself (2) The depth of knowledge Sheeba has on self development and the obvious experience she has in counseling. I will now consciously work on knowing myself and to be what I’ve learnt in the workshop.

~ S. Nandakumar

It helps to find out the solution to different problems

The workshop will be useful in any individual’s life. It helps to articulate and find out the solution to different problems. The workshop would help us to know the ‘priorities’ and actions to be taken in any individual.

~ Rajesh Kulkarni

The facilitator was very energetic & neutral person

What I liked about this program is – it is not a focused classroom session with presentations, games etc. The facilitator Sheeba took the crowd in a very dearest & closest way which helped us to discuss our personal problems with lot of emotions.

~ Chitra Byregowda

You made it easy for all of us!

Two days justified! It was more of self reflection. The newly learnt definition of Love clarifies my responsibilities – of my own self, mom, wife, daughter and a working woman.

You were awesome Sheeba! You made it easy for all of us!

~ Sudha B.

“It was a good learning & helped me to introspect on the sources within me to be a good human being and then a leader”

Seen above are participants of the second batch of iLearn Dialog Circle at Mindtree held on 25-26 July.

Crux of responses from participants about the workshop & facilitator:

It is one of the best workshops I have attended

This workshop helped me to gain confidence in myself. These kind of workshops helped Mindtree minds to think in a differently / better way on the work / personal life.

~ Dinesh Bhatta

The workshop explained the fundamental principles for self development

The workshop was good one, explained the fundamental principles for self development. The principles were well structured and cryptic to gather the essentials of self development.

~ Sadananda Singh

This workshop has helped me to see life’s problems in a different way

This workshop has helped me to see life and the problems we face in life, in a different way. So far, all my focus and efforts to improve as a person/professional were action oriented. Now, I understand that key to improve as person lies in improving self as explained through the principles.

~ Pramodh Alathur

The workshop was very insightful

I had an awareness of some of the principles discussed but in the context of our work life these principles seemed a lot more meaningful and could relate how all or many of them are inter-related.

~ Sanjay Patil

It was a life learning experience through this workshop. This enables me to do better at next level in family, work, with friends, community and society.

~ Suresh Govindagatta

The workshop helped in understanding the fundamental sources of human ‘being’

The workshop designed in such a way that the awareness of being ‘self’ and traits required & their sources were discussed. The traits are very relevance to my day to day life and useful for next level of my career & personal development. The workshop removed certain doubts and could get solution for some of the current problems I am facing.

~ J. Shenthil Kumar

It’s going to make lot of changes to our personal & professional life

The workshop is touching the self part & it’s going to make lot of changes to our personal & professional life. I would like to take this workshop to my day to day life & make sure it has a positive impact on me.

~ Suryakant Rath

Some of the learning were eye opener

When Sheeba started getting us to share our experiences and connecting to the basic principles, it took a complete turn for me. Some of things/learning while I know them from reading or from other workshops, the way it was delivered in this workshop especially the being-doing-having and the focus on ‘being’ was an eye-opener.

~ Deepika Malli

Helps to become leader

First of the kind attended. Very good to understand the difference between leaders & common person. Helps to become leader if practiced all the principles.

~ Sridhara Gupta B.

Oasis Workshop - Mahan Hrudayona SaReGaMaPaDhaNi

For Sr. Management Of Agrocel Industries Ltd.

Oasis Workshop - Mahan Hrudayona SaReGaMaPaDhaNi - was organized for the senior management of Agrocel Industries Ltd. during 1-3 August 2013 at Oasis Valleys. The workshop had 20 participants and was facilitated by Sheeba Nair.

“ખૂબ જ ખૂબ જ ખૂબ જ ઉપયોગી”
“આવી કાર્યશાળા દ્વારા જ એક ઉત્તમ સમાજ તેમ જ રાષ્ટ્ર ઘડતર થઈ શકશે”

Crux of responses from participants about the workshop & facilitator:

Impressive, Apt & Appealing

• Impressive content
• Aptly conducted
• Appealing techniques
• Whole group got moved, got engaged & responded due to the techniques used
• The effects should last longer, giving desired benefits to the group members

~ Prasad Ghate

मेरी आंतरिक शक्ति जैसे बढ़ सी गई है

बहुत ही अच्छा अनुभव रहा। सबसे बड़ी बात कि इन ३ दिनों में मैने खुद को समझने की कोशिश की है, जो शायद आज से पहले कभी नहीं की। अब शायद ये लगता है कि मै अपने जीवन का लक्ष्य बनाकर उसे प्राप्त कर सकता हूँ।

~ Amit Tiwari

Excellent workshop I have found

આ કાર્યશાળા અત્યાર સુધીમાં ક્યારેય કલ્પના ન કરી હોય તેવી મને લાગેલ છે. જિંદગીમાં જે ઘણી છૂપી શક્તિઓ હોય છે પરંતુ તેને કેવી પ્રક્રિયાથી, કેમ અને કેવી રીતે ડેવલોપ કરીને હું મારા સ્વપ્નો સાકાર કરીને મહાન બની શકં તેનું યોગ્ય માર્ગદર્શન મળ્યું. આ ત્રણ દિવસ ‘સેલ્ફ ડેવલોપમેન્ટ’ની ટ્રેનિંગ લીધા પછી ખરેખર અત્યારે હું ક્યાં છું, કયા રસ્તે જઈ રહ્યો છું અને ક્યાં જવાનું છે તે લક્ષ્ય દેખાઈ રહ્યું છે જેને હું સિદ્ધ કરીશ.

~ ધર્મેન્દ્ર જોશી

હું પણ શ્રેષ્ઠ બનીશ અને કોઈકને ઉપયોગી થઈશ

• એકદમ સરસ જગ્યામાં સરસ ધ્યેય સાથે કામ કરે છે.
• અહીં જે બાળકો માટે તથા મૂલ્યોને ઘડવા માટેની પ્રવૃત્તિ થાય છે તે ખૂબ સારી છે.
• આમાંથી જે શીખ્યા તે જીવનમાં ઉતારીશ અને હું પણ શ્રેષ્ઠ બનીશ અને કોઈકને ઉપયોગી થઈશ

~ ખુશાલ ભાનાણી

મારા જીવન વિશે ન જાણેલી-કલ્પેલી બાબતો-વાતોની પ્રત્યક્ષ અનુભૂતિ થઈ. મૃત્યુને સાવ નજીકથી નિહાળ્યું. લોકોના મારા પ્રત્યેના પ્રતિભાવ-લાગણીઓ જાણ્યા અને અત્યંત આનંદ અનુભવ્યો. અહીં આવતી વખતે શું થવાનું છે તે ખબર ન હતી પરંતુ આવ્યા પછી જે કર્યું તે કંઈક અનોખું અને આનંદદાયક હતું.

~ Amit Bhatt

ઉત્તમ અને ઉમદા વિચારો છેલ્લા માણસ સુધી પહોંચાડવાની શક્તિ આ કાર્યશાળામાં છે

મને લાગે છે કે આવી કાર્યશાળા દ્વારા જ એક ઉત્તમ સમાજ તેમ જ રાષ્ટ્ર ઘડતર થઈ શકશે. આ કાર્યશાળા આવતા દિવસોમાં વિશ્વમાં સમાજ ઘડતર તેમ જ બાળ ઉછેર, ઘડતર, સંસ્કાર અને માનવમાંથી મહામાનવ કઈ રીતે બની શકાય તે માટે પ્રખ્યાત હશે.

~ ભાવસંગ પરમાર

લક્ષ્યોને સિદ્ધ કરવામાં ઝડપ અને તાકાત મળશે

• સાથીદારો સાથે સંવાદને નવી રીત મળશે.
• ટીમ ખૂબ મજબૂત બનશે.
• પરિવારને ખૂબ સંતોષ મળશે.
• અંગત કે વ્યાવસાયિક જીવનમાં કિંમતી માધ્યમ બનવામાં ઉપયોગી થશે.

~ પ્રિતેશ સોલંકી

One of the most effective tutors I have heard till now

Sheebaben is Open hearted, Nice speaker, Effective tutor, Positive minded, Lovely and having affectionate Love for each and everybody; Smart, Sharper & Cool.

~ Nikhil Fofadiya

મારે કોઈ પણ મિશન પાર પાડવું હોય તો કઈ રીતે ત્યાં પહોંચવું અને મારે સફળ થવું તે અને લીડરશિપ કેવી હોવી જોઈએ તે શીખવ્યું.

~ અગરસંગ પરમાર

सरल ढंग से इतनी जटिल बातें बताई

मैडम मृदुभाषी है और सरल ढंग से इतनी जटिल बातें बताई जो आज कल किसी यूनिवर्सिटी में नहीं सिखाई जाती और कई विषय में पोस्टग्रेजुएट के बाद भी इन सब बातो का ज्ञान ओर कोई नहीं करा पाता। प्रेरणादायक शब्द हमेशा बोले कि लोग अपनी बाते कह सके। सभी को हमेशा अच्छा ही कहा, कभी भी कोई नकारत्मक बाते नहीं कही।

~ Brijesh Tripathi

Photo News

Life Camp For Ashadeep (V.V.Nagar) Volunteers

"The activities were huge inspiration and motivation for us"

33 young volunteers of Ashadeep Human Development Centre, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, participated in a Life Camp organized at Oasis Valleys on 9-11 August, 2013. The camp was facilitated by Hiral Patel (Oasis facilitator).

Some reflections by participants -

The activities we did were very inspiring and very helpful to build our goals in life. They were very effective; helped us to learn many new things and discover new qualities about ourselves. ~ Bridgeeta Rathod

સફળતા કઈ રીતે મેળવી શકીએ, પોતાની જાતને ઓળખી કઈ રીતે આગળ વધી શકાય તે હું અહીંથી શીખીને જઈ રહ્યો છું. શિબિરના સંચાલક હિરલ પટેલ અમારા માટે ફક્ત એક ટીચર જ નહોતા; અમારા મિત્ર બની ગયા હતા. તેમની સાથે રહેવાનો આનંદ જ કંઇક ઓર હતો. તેઓ ખૂબ ઍક્ટિવ અને પ્રભાવશાળી છે. ~ રાહુલ પરમાર

શિબિરની સૌથી સ્પર્શી જાય એવી બાબત એ છે કે હું મારી જાતને બીજા આગળ લઈ જઈ બોલવામાં જે ડરતો હતો તે ડર દૂર થયો. પ્રકૃતિના ખોળે રહીને, એકદમ શાંત વાતાવરણમાં રહીને નવી નવી પ્રવૃત્તિ કરી તે ગમી. આવી જગ્યાએ રહીને શીખવું એ નસીબ હોય તો જ મળે. ~ રણજીત વસાવા

Review Camp For Vatsalyadham Children


A review camp for children of Vatsalyadham (Kukeri, Dist. Navsari) was organized on 21,22nd August 2013 at Oasis Valleys. 78 children participated in it and reviewed their personal & community growth. For last 18 months these children are undergoing a special development project under Oasis facilitation. The camp was facilitated by Mehul Panchal & Ami Desai from Oasis.

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તમારું સમાચાર પત્ર વાંચીને મને પણ થાય છે કે નવેમ્બરમાં ઇસરોમાંથી નિવૃત્ત થઈને હું પણ ઓએસિસની શિબિરમાં જોડાઈ જાઉં અને ખેતી કરતા શીખું. ફરી પાછો બાળક બનીને બાળપણમાં જે શોખ અધૂરા રહ્યા એ પુરા કરું. શીબાબેન જેવા કોઈ ગુરુ મને પણ મળે. 
આપની સંસ્થાને જો હું કોઈ પણ રીતે કામ આવી શકું એમ હોઉં તો નિ:સંકોચ જણાવશો.

~ દિલીપકુમાર મહેતા, વૈજ્ઞાનિક/એન્જિનિઅર,
અવકાશ ઉપયોગ કેન્દ્ર, ઇસરો, અમદાવાદ

Dear Sanjiv & All Team Members,

I appreciate all your activities, and I am very happy to know that a lot of students and our brothers-sisters are involved in all your work & workshops...keep it up... I always pray for you all...May our Lord gift you a very good health n guide you to Light all the children who come to your contact....take care...

~ Victor Macwan,
Vallabh Vidyanagar

Thank you Mehulbhai and friends of Oasis Movement for sharing Oasis Newsletter. Each newsletter is complete curriculum. I have strong memory of this place.


~ Keshav Chatterjee,
Prabhat Educational Foundation,

Environment Awareness Camp For Fountainhead School Children

During 12-14 August 2013, an Environment Awareness Camp was organized at Oasis Valleys for 5th Graders of Fountainhead School, Surat. In two groups, 82 children visited Oasis Valleys; each group staying overnight. The purpose of visit and the camp was to deepen their understanding regarding the ecosystems & their inter-dependence. Oasis Valleys being a place with rich bio-diversity, provided a very good platform to learn interdependence in a closed ecosystem. The program consisted of a detailed Campus Visit followed by watching a documentary on Environment Awareness and a discussion to recap what learnt from the visit. The camp was facilitated by Mehul Panchal (Oasis).

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