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10.07.14 Confection Affection – Touching the Heart of Children with Sweets
How did a mere number shatter a dream?

As Uday learnt the extortionate cost of his dream, USD [more]

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Confection Affection – Touching the Heart of Children with Sweets

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How did a mere number shatter a dream?

As Uday learnt the extortionate cost of his dream, USD 53,000, his jaw dropped in disappointment as he knew there was no way he could have that much money, but Daniel comforted him and told him he would do everything he could to make his dream come true.

Daniel, a.k.a. Yogiuday, is a Canadian-born yogi and entrepreneur who started XTC Gelato in Hong Kong. Perhaps lesser known but definitely no less influential is his humanitarian venture Yogi Yum Yums, which, through selling its hand-made confectionery, raises funds to support children's education in Rishikesh.

Uday is one of the many children supported by Yogi Yum Yums. He currently lives in a hostel called Ramana's Garden.

He was taken there when he was five because his family from a nearby mountain town was unable to support him, but luckily Ramana's Garden offered their help so Uday could have all the support he needed for early education, medical attention, healthy and sufficient food, etc.

Uday is a strong and positive young man. Despite his own misfortunes, he has never given up on life and gives back whenever he can. He is well respected in his community. He takes the initiative to help others with their chores, tutors younger kids and acts as a role model for others simply by being such a fine young man.

And this fine young man has a great dream. He dreams of becoming a pilot one day. He dreams of roaming the sky. And he dreams of taking people across the boundaries of the world. And yet his dream might not come to fruition because of a little problem - it costs USD53,000 to learn to become a pilot.

Yogiuday reached out to Pure for opportunities to help more people and we are really grateful we met. After learning about Uday's story, Pure decided to sponsor all of Uday's schooling fees, books, transportation and uniform etc last year. Extremely pleased with Uday's kind acts and contribution to the community, Pure has confirmed its pledge to support his education for another year. However, to help this promising young man achieve his dream, we call upon the collective power of all caring and empathetic souls out there.

Here's a personal note from Yogiuday himself:

"The best way to feel loved is to give love to others. The best way to feel safe is to offer security to others. The best way to feel rich is to give to others, whether that is money, time, wisdom or a smile. My heartfelt gratitude goes to all Pure Yogis, on the mat and off.
Hari Om
Yogiuday"

If you have any questions or would like to help Uday, please send an email to community@pure-international.com or visit Yogiyumyums.com for more information.

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