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AINAA: The Mirror…

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 18, 2009

What is AINAA?

AINAA- All India Navodaya Alumni Association, is a platform to encourage efforts aimed at “giving back” to society, navodaya and humanity by the members of Navodaya family. We promote all such endeavours which strengthen the family bond, knotted by the AINAA members bringing the alumni, teachers and students under one “umbrella“.

Every individual has some idea to do good for the society. Listening to them and if found useful, helping individuals to enterprise is one of our aims. AINAA promotes yoga, creativity, value education, use of teaching aids in education, conducting workshops to train teachers and support students etc. To provide access to resources, we follow the concept of globalized teaching whose major task includes connecting all the students to all the teachers and alumni of navodaya so that talented teachers and alumni can help all needy students. AINAA gives the platform to the students where they can look for solutions to their problems and seek career guidance or roadmaps for their future planning.

There are so many persons who have recently worked for the association with strength and wisdom. Suffice it to say that the growth of our association has been the work of many loving, caring navodaya alumni. We have grown from a small group representing a true national level association with a wonderful representation from all the regions of our country and abroad. When I think of the growth of the association, I am really impressed. Of course this has all become true because of the devoted and long-lasting efforts of many alumni who gave their precious time to thrive and fulfill its early mission.

It would not be feasible and appropriate place to name those wonderful people who have helped and are still helping AINAA grow what it is today, but I would like to mention one name here. Shri Rama Rao sir was the Joint Director of academics (NVS, Delhi) at that time when we presented our idea- “give back to Navodaya” back in 2003. After listening to the proposal, he just said “I was waiting for you people only…Welcome back!!!” and this was the beginning of our role in navodaya vidyalayas. One very eye-opening statement was given by him in our Kanpur meeting – “I don’t feel proud of the number of IITians and IAS we produce, I am proud of those only who can live for others!

Serving others is “our Culture”, caring for others is in “our Nerves” and living for others is “our Mission!”

On behalf of AINAA, I would like to express gratitude to all those who guided and nurtured us, directly or indirectly, during this gestation period and with whom we plan to take our society into a new future.

Hami Navodaya hon…!!!


51 Responses to “AINAA: The Mirror…”

  1. Raj said

    Hi didi,

    Good Morning,

    Very aptly said. Ofcourse AINAA is flourishing bcoz of ppl like u who have high hopes frm this. We will work together to make it a grand success.
    I suggest that all activities conducted by alumni of navodaya should be done on behalf of AINAA.

    New Delhi

  2. Lucky said

    All the best for this noble cause ……..!!!

  3. Smriti said

    हम होंगे कामयाब – हम होंगे कामयाब !! एक दिन !! मन में है बिश्वास पूरा है बिश्वास ….

  4. Jeetendra said

    I think AINNA plays vital role to uplifting the JNVs beginning from Grass Root Level to International level.
    Best wishes

  5. mani shankar ( sandeep ) said

    Its a fantastic concept to work for self and coming navodyiens.Realy it gives proud being a student of navodya.Hope for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Oinam Nabakishore Singh said

    It is nice to hear that AINAA has been registered. The networking and sharing of information is valuable for everyone. Keep in touch with each other through AINAA website.

  7. HNS Rao said

    Very happy AINAA is now a registered body.Take it to nook & corners; take it to all Navodayans-Let it become a platform to disseminate information worth emulation for everyone; more so for the budding Navodayans in JNVs.

  8. Kamlesh said

    Good job and great writeup. I still remeber those words by Rama Rao sir in JNV Kanpur in 2003. He is an admirable person and have devoted his life fully for the welfare of the JNVs.

    Keep it up. Looking ahead for heartful co-operation and meanigful collaboration among JNV alums for socially productive iniatives.

  9. Keshav said

    सुन्दर प्रयास रेवा, समाज में यदि सारे लोगों में यह भावना आ जाये की उन्हें समाज ने जो दिया है, उसका प्रतिदान वो समाज के जरूरतमंद लोगों की मदद कर चुकाएं तो फिर समाज में अच्छे बदलाव की शाश्वत बहार आ जाये.

  10. Anupam said

    “Live for others” is something all of us like. But the main issue before us is to how exactly implement this in our lives. Rewa, can your organization come up with some concrete plans to implement this in true sense? And most importantly, as there is vast population of members and so there would be different understanding and different views on this single statement. How exactly AINNA is going to support all these ideas. There should be some thinking around these points. After all AINNA should be a place for actions and results but not just gathering of few people and their talks.

    All the best 🙂

  11. Suraj said

    Hurray!! finally we are there……to begin a new life….NAVODAYA……thanks to you all people!

  12. San said

    Hum honge kamyaab… 🙂

  13. dr.dore.c.a said

    hi. surely this is very good concept already jnv chamarajanagar alumni association is doing lot of work like this keep it up

  14. Partha said

    very aptly written…so nicee

  15. gawaskar said

    navodaya family is too big……..
    now it doesn’t seems…….we got connected…..

  16. Hi Di ,

    Finally.. lot of hard work put around gets noticed.. good going Navodaya.net, Ainaa team.. happy to be part of this commmunity..hum hi novaodaya hai…

  17. Prem said

    A nice initiative on blog with focus on AINAA.

    Yes AINAA is the mirror of the Navodayan’s Spirit for Living for Society.

    Wish to read more on what we can do through AINAA.

  18. Adarsh B Hegde said

    Hi All,

    Oh this is the one I yearned for…. since long time..nice platform for all of us

  19. Ranjeeta said

    You people are giving hope to society!

    All the best.

  20. prashant kumar said

    hi di….
    felling realy nice that some of us still thinks for society…it is really appreciable because most of us are usy with their own lifes….but it provides a great realief that some navodian are still hav some some time to guide us and to lead the way….didi we are wid u….my best wishes wid u….i will really feel proud if i can contribute something to achieve your goal..
    with best wishes…

  21. S.U.G said

    Any Day..
    Any time..
    Anything for AINAA

  22. Deepak .s said

    Hi all,

    It is Grate to say i am a novodayan

  23. mehek said

    ye ainaa yuhi chamakta rahe,sitaron sebhi aage,yahi dua hai.

  24. Hello everybody. . .

    Navodaya is boon for me ,of course brought me in new shape. . . . I can’t pay with the help of money or mind. Hope this organisation AINAA will give me platformo to do something for the Navodaya family and the nation.
    Wishing a bright future of AINAA.

    Regards ,
    Dr.Abhay Kumar
    Alumini , J.N.V.Purnea

  25. Amit said

    Hi Rewa,

    Thanks for this thought-provoking article, All the best.

  26. Kiran said

    Well written. Life becomes richer and happier when we live for others.

    ‘Live simply so that others may simply live.’ ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    ‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?’ ~ Rabbi Hillel.

  27. rohit said

    well kaha kho gai phir se…..kia busy ho gai hai..shaadi to nahi kar li..yaa blog likne ka man nahi kar raha…..next month ek or rewa se milne ja raha hu..yaani narmda nadi…

    Ummid hai ki jaldi kuch nahi kavita milegi..yaa kuch naya plasah jaisahh…..

  28. std said

    Thanks for this. It will be a common stage for the NAVODAYAN for exchanging ideas, if thinks good.

  29. nice

  30. nidhi said

    it inspires me to live fr others.d peace of heart leads us nt to liv fr ourselves ny longer,bt to live fr othrs.

  31. shweta said

    Trust no futre however pleasent!
    Let the dead past buy is dead!
    Act out in the living present!
    Heart with in n God’s o’ohead!
    Let us than be up n doing!
    Still acheving,still pursuing!
    Learn to labour n to wait!

  32. Navodaya Murali said

    Hi Rewa,

    You are absolutely right n driving in the best n shortest distance.

    I can say only onething, WE may not do great things, but small things with GREAT LOVE… Jai Ho Navodaya

    I bow my head to all my mentors.

    Best Wishes,
    Navodaya Murali

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  34. taru... said

    hi diiiiiiiiii…….

    really ainaa is a good idea which connect us ……..n we r connected with other ideas.
    batt rahi aapki lekhni ki to its so nice whatever u right.jab me aapka poems ya phir article dekhta hu tooooooo apne kooooooooo bahut niche pataaaaaaaaaa huuuuuun………….

  35. Hi Rewa jee,

    how are you ?I am waiting the announcement of the all india navodaya meet 2010 ,Bihar chapter.Why you people are silent ?It should be continued . . . Give the probale venue and date first .

  36. piyush said

    Hi Di,

    awesome work n love to our alma… keep going…

  37. Siddharth said

    Congratulations….Keep Going..!!

  38. Prerna Singh said

    Hi di,

    Wishing u all d best !!


  39. HI DIDI,
    Good Initiative..
    keep it up….

  40. congrats for great efforts that you have initiated. i was also thinking for initiating this type of mobilisation and allumni, but becoz of govt service , life is too busy, but you hve made this platform ofcourse I applaud , appretiate ,promote, active participate in AAINA.
    Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
    disturb your peace of mind.
    “promise ourself”

    ‘To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
    every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel like there is
    something in them.

    To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
    optimism come true.

    To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
    and expect only the best.

    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
    greater achievements of the future.

    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
    every living person you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.

    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
    strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
    presence of trouble’

    ashish kumar deharia

  41. manjunath said

    i am always indebted to navodaya

  42. Soumya Ranjan Das said

    hum honge kamyaab….

  43. rajesh said

    i lke dis 🙂

  44. mohan said

    Hi………….. rewa didi.
    we are proud to be a navodayanssssssssssssss(such prestigeous family………….)
    keep it up didi

    jnv mayurbhanj
    bhopal region

  45. sanjeev said

    rewa didi……….

    didi we want a get together. where we can share some ideas to help our comming navodaya generations.

    jnv mayurbhanj
    bhopal region

  46. Dear Sanjeev,

    I am always ready for get-together. Please choose an appropriate time and let me know.

    I will plan accordingly.


  47. Good One..
    Keep it up

  48. Thanks & Regards,

    Rajesh kumar

    Mob:-09833568142, Tele-fax 022 – 26859800 (99 lines)
    Ground Flor Advait Sociaty, Plot No.30.
    Road No.3 Jayprakash Nagar Goregaon (E)
    Mumbai-400 063



  49. Dharmveer said

    wish you….. All the best.

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