Fond Memories…
Building the Present & Future.


Soka Gakkai International Gulf celebrating “The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity” at Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE on 16th February 2012.
(From Left to Right) – Mr. Rakesh Tharoor – Gen. Director of Soka Gakkai International Gulf, Ms. Shaikha Al Mutairi – Poet, Mr. Ali Al Sayegh – Poet, Dr. Akash Ouchi – Representative for Sok Gakkai International for South Asia and Middle East, Dr. Shihab Ghanem – Poet / Translator, Ms. Geeta Chhabra – Poet, Dr. Qais Ghanem – Poet, Dr. Hasan El Amrani – Poet, Mr. Jason Carter – Musician.

A gathering of performers and audience…. A memorable Poetic Festival – “Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity” held on 20th February 2014 at Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE.
(From Left to Right) – Ved Chhabra, H.E. Mohammed S. Al Qutaish-Yemen Ambassador to UAE, Geeta Chhabra-Poet, Dr. Shihab Ghanem-Poet, Ahmed Najjar-Al Sada Journalist, Sami Yusuf-Musician, Waddah Ghanem, BinsagarSagheer-Instrumentalist &BisveenaSagheer-Singer.

A Memorable Poetic Festival – ‘Poetic Heart Connecting Humanity’ held on 7th & 8th February 2015 at the Cultural and Scientific Association (Nadwa) Auditorium, Al Mamzar, Deira Dubai.
Geeta Chhabra receiving a memento – as a participating poet in SGI-Gulf’s Event – ‘Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity’. She receives the memento from Dr. Akash Ouchi, as Dr. Shihab Ghanem looks on with another participating poet.

In Dubai-UAE, on 4th February 2017, poets from different countries recited poems on peace, harmony and tolerance at the International Poetry Festival: Poetic Heart Connecting Humanity.
Seen in the group are Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, Rakesh Tharoor, Sarju, Paolo Ruffilli, Hassan Aly Hassan Shehabeldin, Dr. Talal Al Junaibi, Kuzhur Wilson, Wael Al-Sayegh.
(Seated in front row from Left to Right) – Dr. Shihab Ghanem, Sheikha Khulood Al Mualla, Sajedah Al Mousawi, Geeta Chhabra, Prof. KithakaWaMberia, Mr. Nayef Al Herais, & Sheen KaafNizam.

EKAL Supported children of Wada, Maharashtra, welcoming Geeta Chhabra (Centre), Shri Kothari, Namita Pandya, Seema Goyal of FTS-Mumbai (Friends of Tribal Society) on 29th October 2012.

One more EKAL school in Wada, Maharashtra! Namita Pandya, Geeta Chhabra, Seema Goyal, Shri V.C. Kothari along with EKAL children.

We are the people… we are together! We are the people to make a new dawn!
Geeta Chhabra on a Vanyatra in the region of Ghoti, Maharashtra, to promote EKAL education among the Adivasi children.

The group of people who made Geeta Chhabra’s Vanyatra so memorable!
From left to right – Tulsi Soma Bhankoli, Govind Jadhav, Dilipsingh Chauhan, Ajit Shah, Geeta Chhabra, Mohan Bhagat and Rohit. This picture was taken in Manjar Goan.

Looking ahead for a rosy dawn…
At Dhan Pada, Nasik- Maharashtra – Geeta Chhabra gets a warm welcome from the tribal women on 11th June 2014. .

Geeta Chhabra having a dialogue with the tribal people of Dhan Pada. Rajendar Sonawane proves to be a valuable translator!

Geeta Chhabra with village-elders & EKAL children in Panchol-Gujarat.

Geeta Chhabra with Anjani Munshi and the members of the Gram Smiti Baitak in Songarh.
The members get to gather regularly to monitor EKAL schools in their environment.

At the tribal village of Hirda, Melghat-India from 14th to 18th October 2016.
The presence of EKAL School can prove to be a boon for the community of Hirda. People rear cattle, and cultivate land for crops of soya, corn, mustard, vegetables. .

The village kids seem full of enthusiasm to attend the EKAL Schools, but there are challenges due to seen and unforeseen circumstances.
Geeta Chhabra at Ruipatar Village, located in the forest range of Melghat, Amravati District- Maharashtra, India, the EKAL School is sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation-Dubai, UAE.

Geeta Chhabra at Haryana-India on 23rd January 2017.
It is a very common sight to see the kids bringing their heavy school bags to the EKAL class. Here, their EKAL teacher helps them with the homework of their regular school. The EKAL classes commence in the late afternoons.

While inspecting the various EKAL Schools sponsored by the Al Maktoum Foundation-Dubai, UAE, Geeta Chhabra stops at a typical rural zone of Northern India. The cow dung cakes are used as fuel for the kitchen. The straw structures are utilized for the purpose of storing crops.