Oasis Movement

A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.

~ Leo Buscaglia

A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.

~ Leo Buscaglia

Our Journey

Conception and Birth of Youthful Oasis
Inception as Self Development Circle with Dozen Youths
  • Informal Self-Development Circle (SDC) at Vadodara begins with dozen youths
Youth Camps Attract Hundreds of University Students
  • 1st Youth Camp creates buzz in university (Vadodara)
  • 1st Explorations camp at Dangs forest (South Gujarat) to promote Youth Leadership
Birth of Oasis- a university of Love, Life & Friendship for youth
  • SDC membership shoots up to 300-400
  • Musical Demonstrations on Life Philosophies mesmerize Youths
  • Leadership Training in the jungles of Pachmarhi (MP)
Mass Awareness Campaigns Flourished
Friends' Home Turns Epicentre of Positive Youth Activism
  • Full-time Youth Coordination Centre, Friends' Home, opens at Vadodara
  • Hundreds of youths throng Oasis Youth Camps
  • 'Anti-postponement of Exams' campaign launched in M.S.University
Diverse Mass Awareness Campaigns culminate into OASIS Trust
  • Change Education Movement launched with high profile seminar
  • Dozens of Social Welfare Activities started by committed youths
  • Oasis intervenes to stop postponement of Exams in  MSU
  • The birth of Oasis Newsletter '...Alive'
  • Concept of Life Commitment for country floated
  • Unique OASIS (Oasis A Selfless International Society) trust formed by 50 Life Committed friends
  • Indian Young Leadership Development Program (IYLDP) begins
Lok Chetana Jagruti Andolan - Oasis Embarks on Social Activism
  • Grand Launch of Lok Chetana Jagruti Andolan (LCJA) - National leaders visit Oasis
  • Formation of People's Syndicate for selection of VC, MSU
  • Anamat Express - Mass awareness on Reservation Issue
  • SDC at Gandhinagar by self motivated youths
  • Oasis Leaders go on indefinite fast against political nexus in MSU Student Elections. University witnessed fair elections after years.
  • 200 candidates sign undertaking in Voters' Awareness Campaign
National Leaders Join Oasis Campaigns on Responsible Citizenship
  • G R Khairnar (Dy Muni Commissioner, Mumbai) & T N Sheshan (CEC, India) visit Vadodara for LCJA
  • MSU Excellence in 2000 AD - Seminar by Oasis creates buzz in city
  • Series of Youth development activities under IYLDP
  • Leadership training begins for young life committed Oasis friends
  • Membership shoots to 1300+ with 9000 direct beneficiaries
A Core Group of Movement Evolves
Next Line of 70 Young Trustees undergo Intensive Community Education
  • 70 youths sign Swayambaddhata Patra (Life Commitment Letter) for Country
  • Football meditation, Diary writing, Sensitizing experiments - all-round education for Oasisians
  • Young Trustees take up intensive Community Building experiments
  • Founder Managing Trustee resigns, paving way for 2nd line of Leadership
  • Oasis faces media allegations, Gets clean chit in Moral Audit
  • Intense Voters' Education during Parliament Elections
  • Camps on Love - Life give right direction to hundreds of College Youths
State Govt Leases Wasteland: Oasis Friendship Land Project
  • Oasis receives 10 acres land from Govt For Friendship Land project
  • Time Management workshop by Oasis for NGOs & well-wishers
  • Vadodara citizens delights in a unique music competition
  • Sanjiv Shah, Founder, Oasis, receives 'Santbal Award 1997'
  • Oasis workshops for Professionals launched
Publications and Workshops Launched
Innovative Social Experiments; Launch of 1st Oasis Publication
  • With high ideologies, novel project of creating Friendship Land starts
  • Doctors, engineers, graduates join Tolstoy's Bread Labour experiment at Friendship Land
  • Oasis publishes 1st book 'Mahaan Hrudayo Na SaReGaMaPaDhaNi' (MHS) with 5000 copies advance booking
  • Rural Youths & Women development starts as Managing Trustee of Oasis Trust moves to village
Oasis steps into Rural Development, Faces Turbulence
  • Ravine Friendship Land converting into a Green Campus
  • Experimental Self Employment Projects for Sustainable Rural Development carried out
  • Defamation in vernacular newspapers, testing time for Oasis
  • Patriotism Camp with families of Martyrs
Geographical Expansion by Core Team across India
  • Amidst allegations, strong Oasis Core Team underwent geographical expansion
  • Oasis fights for justice with solid support of true friends & sensitive citizens
  • Second publication of Oasis 'Nutan Vishvana Prabhatno Kalarav' in the midst of crisis
'MHS Workshop' Introduced on Public Demand by Book Fans
  • Oasis launches MHS workshops, spread across Gujarat and Bengaluru
  • Partnerships with Corporate & Business Houses for Character Education commence
  • Founder Trustee bags National Award - Yuva Kranti Dal
  • 2500 students benefitted with Oasis Sessions on Love
  • Oasis wins defamation case against vernacular News Paper in Press Council
Geographical Expansion Effected by Founder Friends
Regional Centres Flourish with Developmental Activities
  • Oasis, Ahmedabad takes up Rehabilitation of Riot Affected Children
  • Oasis workshops receive unprecedented response from vast cross-section of society
  • Developmental and skill building activities in Rural Vadodara
  • Gender Sensitivity workshops for 150 Surat Municipal Corporation employees
  • Oasis procures 9 acres of ravine land on the banks of Narmada for 'Oasis Valleys' Project
  • Managing Trustee of OASIS receives Sadguru Gyananand National Award
Organic Farming at Newly Procured Oasis Valleys
  • Oasis join hands with Corporate for Rural Development Projects
  • Health awareness rally by Oasis Surat centre
  • Oasis efforts to put Riot affected children into main stream at Ahmedabad
  • With utilities installed, Organic Farming commences at Oasis Valleys
  • Rajkot Centre becomes Oasis Publication Hub
Courses in Character Building Emerge for Adults
L3 Course for Adults and Oasis-ASHA Project Launched
  • 1st Group of Professionals & CEOs join Living-Loving-Learning (L3) Course
  • ASHA Project launched in Bengaluru with Health Centre in Slums
  • 9000+ people benefitted from Oasis Health centres in Bengaluru
  • 3000 trees planted for greening ravines of Oasis Valleys
  • Managing Trustee Sheeba Nair addresses 2500 youths at Rajkot
L3 Course reaches USA, Oasis Valleys Design Team Adventures
  • Preparing of facilitators for Oasis Workshops begins
  • Oasis opens Healthy Life Style store in Vadodara
  • Team of 5 architects synergize for design of Oasis Valleys Institute
  • L3 Course goes to USA with 1st Workshop at LA
Oasis Workshops Create Magic Beyond Boundaries
  • Oasis Workshop for Andhra Pradesh Govt officers receives applause
  • 100 teachers of Navsari (Guj) experience Oasis Workshop
  • Oasis gets FCRA certificate on Character Strength; No bribe, No influence
  • With getting native Gir Cows, Gaushala begins at Oasis Valleys
  • L3 Course for Professionals commences at Mumbai
Oasis Valleys Institute Creation: Asia's 1st Character Education Hub
  •  Oasis Valleys Institute design finalized
  •  Oasis ASHA Project Gujarat chapter begin with Surat
  • Intense Fund raising by Friends raising for Oasis Valleys Project
  •  Oasis Newsletter - ‘…Alive’ goes digital
  • 7000+ beneficiaries of Oasis ASHA Bengaluru chapter
Oasis Valleys metamorphoses into Model Organic Farm-Arboretum
  • Oasis Valleys Institute construction commences
  •  State level seminar- Collective Vision for Sustainable Rural Development
  • Oasis organized a seminar 'Dreaming New Education System'
  • Oasis Valleys became Model Organic Farm, inspiring local farmers
  • Leadership-Management-Empowerment Workshop series at Mumbai
A Bold U-turn: Oasis Shifts To Teen-Education
  • Self-Leadership Workshops for top officers, CM Office & Dept of Edu, Gujarat
  • 1st Batch completes L3 Graduation Course with flying colours
  • Oasis launches Life Classes across many schools of Gujarat
  • Oasis ASHA, Bengaluru adopts 10000 students for 1 year extensive health program
  • Hundreds of Hygiene kits disbursed by Oasis Bengaluru
Oasis Life Class Turns Popular: Students Taste Real Education
  • Life Classes get instant success across 45 schools of Gujarat
  • Seminar on 'Challenges to Modern Education' at Rajkot
  • 40+ farmers join Organic Farming initiatives by Oasis
  • Series of Ayurveda sessions under Health Initiatives by Oasis
Camps for Teenagers Thrive Through Institute
Novel Inauguration of Oasis Valleys Institute (Phase-1)
  • Oasis Valleys inaugurated after 1st phase of construction
  • New expanded illustrative edition of MHS launched
  • Oasis Mindtree Partnership - 300+ participated in 20 workshops across globe
  • Oasis Life Classes become most favourite classes at Schools
  • Oasis Valleys become Demonstrable Organic Farm
Flagship Programs: Summerhill Camps & Jyotirdhar Abhiyaan
  • New chapter of Character Building Programs commences at Oasis Valleys
  • Summerhill Camps for Children on Freedom & Happiness start
  • 'Hun Chhu Jyotirdhar' Abhiyaan, educating the     educators, launched
  • Oasis Workshops reach Europe
  • Organic Farming at Oasis Valleys inspires Rural Youths
  • Beginning of L3 Course at Oasis Valleys
Indian Young Leadership Development Programs captivate students
  • State level Schools Organizers join HCJ Abhiyaan
  • Grand success of Summerhill Camps catches wide attention
  •  Life Camps captivate Children & Youths alike
  • First Himalaya Leadership Trekking for IYLDP Youths
  •  ASHA celebrates International Women’s Day at Madurai, TN benefitting 1600 girls
Publications Cross 1 Million mark, Birth of Dream India Camps
  • Oasis Dream India Camps facinates teenagers & adults alike
  • Oasis conducts workshops for awareness against Child Sexual Abuse benefitting 7600 children
  • With 81 Titles, Oasis Publications cross 1 Million mark
  • Young leaders of Dream India Camps transform Oasis Valleys
Regional Core and Oasis Expand as Movement
1st OMCC Annual Retreat : Grand Inauguration of Oasis Valleys
  • Construction at Oasis Valleys concludes
  • Launch of Saamarthya Project – Empowering girls
  • Oasis Movement Core Community celebrates 1st Annual Retreat
  • First Time, DI Camp in Kannada at Bengaluru
  • National level Social Activists take part in DI Camps
  • Rare & one-of-a-kind, Oasis publishes  its first book on Scientific Spirituality -'Adhyatmani Ni Shodh Ma'
  • Team of facilitators for Jyotirdhar Abhiyaan expands
Oasis Reaches Jammu & Kashmir, 1st State Govt MoU
  • Oasis workshops on Rethinking Education start Children Freedom Movement
  • Jyotirdhar Abhiyaan launched in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Oasis reached to hundreds of Rural kids through Partnerships Projects
  • Life Camps reach more geographical area across country
  • MSU joins hands with Oasis for Health & Hygiene Course
  • Legacy document of Oasis Core Principles and Values passed to the younger generation
  • Jyotirdhar Abhiyaan creates ripple effects in many schools
Aisi ki Taisi Movement and Project Misaal Launched
  • With successful pilot run, Oasis launches Misaal Project
  • Young Oasis Commandos at Military Training Camp
  • Oasis begins Aisi Ki Taisi (AKT) Movement to save student lives from suicides
  • Oasis Children Camps reach J&K
  • Oasis partners with RMSA for Jyotirdhar Movement in J&K
  • Freedom Parenting workshops floated to reach Parents
  • Translation of Oasis Publications in regional languages begins
  • Henry Redhead, VP, Summerhill School, UK, visits Oasis
Two Years’ Oasis Fellowship Program (M.H.E.) Launched
MHE Program Begins as Intensive Character-building Experiment
  • Misaal Honourship Explorers (MHE) Program commences with 22 youths
  • 100+ teachers & educators from Jammu & Kashmir attend workshops at Oasis Valleys
  • Anil Swarup, Secretary School Education, MHRD-GoI visits Oasis Valleys
  • Haakal Camps inspire 30800+ youths across Gujarat
  • Project Misaal identifies 500 young leaders from 8 cities
  • Oasis celebrates Century of Oasis Publications
  • After 27 years Oasis gets a New Logo befitting the Movement
  • Captive Children of Free Nation - Dialogue with Manish Jain, Founder, Shikshantar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Program Beneficiaries Cross 2.5 Million, Govt of Gujarat signs MoU
  • Oasis Movement (OM) direct beneficiaries cross 2.5 Million mark
  • Oasis participates in IDEC Ukraine, fascinates leaders
  • 128 Young Leaders expand their limits at Himalaya in Leadership Trekking Camp
  • Oasis Self Development Circles in 5 regions make students' Sundays amazing
  • Oasis Signs MOU with Govt. of Gujarat for Character Building Education
  • 120+ across India and abroad participate in OM Core Community Annual Retreat
  • Oasis Valleys go Vegan
  • Oasis partners with national publishers for translation and propagation of Oasis publications
Oasis Prepares for Next 100 Years
Covid-19 Disrupts Plans, Creative Solutions Emerge
  • Oasis prepares for next 100 years with resignations from founder members
  • First Batch of MHE Graduates
  • First Diabetes Reversal Retreat at Oasis Valleys
  • 150 Hearts melt into a Beautiful Community in AR 2020
  • Young Leaders under go intense training as Succession Plan rolled out
  • Oasis activities go on despite Covid-19 Lockdowns