Lalkaar 2012 - Behind the Scenes

jasmine.jpgFor every Lalkaar conference, things have to go exactly right and it requires enormous coordination from a large team.  Most participants interact with their facilitators and spend most of their times in various groups, rarely thinking about all the pieces that make a successful conference.  

They don't see staff sevadars like Jasmine doing the exhausting work of filling the buckets for drinks and keeping stocks high to serve nearly 150 participants.



Participants often don't know of the nearly 10 hours of training that each facilitator has undergone in   preparation for the materials to be presented.  They know even less of the nearly 30 by the team responsible for the facilitators.

They often don't see the registration team that has been answering emails, fielding calls, marketing, and making sure everything is perfect for the participants' arrivals.

No one is getting paid; all are volunteers.  They do this out of their commitment to the cause and the organization.  Give them a smile and tell them they're doing a great job!

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  • Yudhvir Sidhu
    commented 2012-06-25 10:25:11 -0700
    Just looked and cannot make up my mind….Would love to get involved..How do I message you ?
  • Jakara Movement
    commented 2012-06-22 16:24:38 -0700
    @Sikh Temple – Thank you for your comment, support, and well-wishes. Our apologies if the age-limit caused any misunderstandings. We look forward to being in touch. We just sent you a personal email and are happy to converse with you there. Thanks again!
  • Suraj Singh
    commented 2012-06-22 12:46:46 -0700
    What about the greeters who turn away people wanting to know what the conf is about, or assist in some way. Manjot was describing how there are three groups, and then I was ambushed by people calling me “uncleji” – would you treat an uncle that way?

    Some of us may support you, including telling others about the group and its objectives, but for the secrecy…

    Kulvinder Singh
  • Jakara Movement
    commented 2012-06-22 11:22:56 -0700
    Thanks for the support Yudhvir-Seema!! Check out our programs and if anything resonates with you, come out and volunteer! Hope to be on touch! Best wishes!
  • Yudhvir Sidhu
    commented 2012-06-22 11:10:47 -0700
    Impressive !! YOU ALL ARE DOING A GREAT JOB !! KEEP IT UP !!
  • Jakara Movement
    published this page in Blog 2012-06-22 10:41:00 -0700

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