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Prayas Ek Aur Kadam

Prayas Ek Aur Kadam

The sixth edition of PEAK attracted people from all walks of life including the torchbearers of positivity who were felicitated at PEAK Dadhichi awards

Plus Approach Foundation ‘Spandan’ successfully conducted its highly awaited Global Conference on Positive Thinking recently. The sixth edition of the annual event PEAK (Prayas Ek Aur Kadam), organized at the SCOPE Auditorium, got tremendous response from people of all age groups and from all walks of life—businessmen, professionals and also students and homemakers. Renowned thinker Seshadari Chari, Dr Pawan Aggarwal of Mumbai Dabbawala fame and Dipak Dwivedi, Chairman of Board & Chief Editor, Dainik Bhaskar Group, inspired the audience through their motivational talks. Achievers from different walks of life who have been torchbearers of positivity were also felicitated on the day with PEAK Dadhichi awards. A book written by Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, who is the energy behind the positivity movement, titled Transformation Through Thinking Positive was released on the occasion. An application on the emagazine titled ‘Plus Approach’ was also launched.

 

PEAK– Prayas Ek Aur Kadam – the global conclave on positive thinking, is an annual one-day rendezvous, where the participants get to meet, listen, interact and understand people and get themselves a ticket to embark on a new train full of positivity to fuel the remaining journey of their life. Since the past six years, the PEAK Positivity Conclave has been attracting people who have experienced a positive change in their life, thereby taking them through an extraordinary experience of one’s own self, while helping others develop self-belief, positive attitude and ultimately taking step towards holistic success in personal and professional life.

 

PEAK is all about building perseverance for taking extra step which leads to success. Successful people are not different from others, only their mental disposition is different, believes the Foundation. They believe more in ‘Yes, I Can’ than ‘No, I Cannot’. Self-believe and positive affirmations are important first steps in achieving success. “All we need is a continuous source of fuel of self-motivation, positive discourses and thoughts emanating from within us.

 

The Foundation started the ‘Positive India’ mission with an objective to develop positive minds leading to positive behaviour and thus nurturing a positive culture. The Foundation has initiated certain programmes that are mainly focused on creating an opportunity to transform lives. Also, each activity of the Foundation is in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘Spandan’ means vibration and therefore, all projects of the Foundation are developed to create a Spandan in the society. Plus Approach Foundation through its varied projects not only takes care of the primary need of the community, but also facilitates the secondary and tertiary needs of the deprived section as well.

 

With the aim to ensure overall development of people and the community, the Foundation conducts seminars on positive thinking and leadership for all ages, especially for children; organizes vocational manpower training programmes and develops skills of youth for increasing employability; helps furtherance of education to the students of below poverty line (BPL) families by giving scholarships, providing assistance by way of reimbursement of tuition fees, cost of books, uniforms, etc. The Foundation identifies students from underprivileged community and provides them free coaching for competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, Medical Entrance and Indian Administrative Services. The group also works on energy conservation like “switching off lights when not required” and by other methods like promoting offgrid solarization and standalone installations. The Foundation also works for maintaining and spreading the cultural heritage of Uttarakhand region, empowering women and facilitate proper education of children there.