The Journey of Oasis
Journey of Oasis so far…
Inception and Organization (1989-93)
1989: Group of 10-12 enthusiastic youths started informal gatherings evolving into weekly self-development sessions for 250-300 youths
1991: Informal organization known as “Oasis-a university of Love, Life & Friendship for youth” was set up
1992: Oasis got involved into a dozen of social welfare activities
Registration as a Public Charitable Trust (1993)
On 3rd December, 1993, to facilitate these activities, it got registered as a Public trust (Under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950) Oasis - A Selfless International Society (O.A.S.I.S.)
From Organization to Movement (1999 onwards)
Our activities are spread in various cities of India, viz Vadodara, Surat, Navsari, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and also in Jammu & Kashmir, USA & Europe
We Are What We Give:
What a dozen strong-headed youths can do- a few students and fresh graduates, who defied all conventions of following successful career, and who just wanted to create a brighter future of India at any cost. It all started with a small, informal gathering of 20-25 students at Vadodara (India) in 1989. And in a few months, the regular weekly gathering swelled to 250-300 students. In no time, the meetings spilled out in to a flurry of social campaigns and OASIS was born.....and today, after 25 years, it stands strongly for a movement critical and essential for development of individuals and society. What's this story of Oasis?
Oasis Story of first phase was published in Diwali special issue of Gujarati Magazine 'Saarthak JALSO', November 2015.
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Keep looking this space for story of second phase of Oasis Movement.
We Are What We Dream:
What are the ideals and vision of OASIS?
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
- Rabindranath Tagore
This poetry gives a glimpse of what Oasis dreams.....
Keep looking for this space for more.....!
We Are What We Appreciate:
The Friends And The Friendship
What is an organisation, if primarily not its people and their relationships? What is a movement if not conviction spreading from a few to wider masses? Oasis is no exception at all. It was, is and will always be about people. We feel so grateful for having such a rich community world-wide, chipping in whatever and whenever they could! And most beautiful is the spirit of friendship. Here is the marathon list......and touch wood, it will always be work in progress!
We Are What We Believe:
"We can be destroyed but we cannot be defeated."
"In life there is always a way to do right!"
"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."
"Death is the greatest teacher of life."
"What is important is to add life into your years and not years into your life."
"Those things that hurt, instruct."
"Let us do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, as long as ever we can, and as excellently as we can."
"Some goals are so worthy. It's glorious even to fail."
"Responsibility is an ability and willingness to respond. It, in its true sense, is an entirely voluntary act."
"He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
"When you open your mouth to describe the world, you describe yourself."
"We can not solve the problems of life except by solving them.""
"Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow."
"The greatest men of world have always stood alone."
"Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration."
"Love is always open arms."
"If you close your arms about love, you will find that you are holding only yourself."
"In love, each person is her/his own personal challenge."
"Real love always creates, it never destroys.
In this, lies man’s only promise."
"One does not fall ‘in’ or ‘out’ of love. One grows in love."
"A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love."
"Love is a process of gently leading us back to ourselves."
"Love grows by giving. Love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away."
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates Love. "
"It is sad not to be loved. But it is much sadder not to be able to love."
"The opposite of love is not hate – it is Apathy."
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
"When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself."
"Love is as love does. "
"To live in Love is life’s greatest challenge. "
"Marriage is creating an ‘Us’ without destroying a ‘Me’."
"To love is to create, to give and to suffer."
"Love is not learnt by osmosis. It is actually acted out and acted upon."
"The life and love we create is the life and love we live."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own and/or another's spiritual growth."