The Braj Foundation has completed professional survey of over 2000 acres of heritage sites in Braj region with the help of modern scientific instruments. No agency, sampradaya or NGO in Braj has taken up this route to Braj development so far. For us this was the most essential work before we took up any restoration or development project in this area.
Popular religious zones like Braj have the advantage of millions of their admirers, who regularly pay visits to these holy places and are always willing to extend charity for Braj cause. Mostly these are small charities but putting together it can turn out to be a huge sum. However the disadvantage is that these piecemeal charities tend to encourage mushrooming growth of civil constructions, without proper planning, architectural sense and aesthetic value, concern for the local environment and culture and without establishing any effective mechanism for the maintenance of sites. Hence it turns out to be a wasteful expenditure.
That is why you feel so disturbed when you come to Braj. Total anarchy and ugly constructions are what you encounter here. Lack of civic sense and apathetic municipal governance adds to your woes. So much so that if you do not have the strong faith in Lord Krishna, you do not want to come again.
The professional and right method is to have the scientific survey, proper planning and meticulous execution of the plan. Thanks to the inspiration given by one of it’s founder Mr. John Robert Sims, The Braj Foundation since the beginning had this clarity of thought. We entered this field with a long term vision and with patience to slowly inch towards our goal of beautifying the whole Braj. Hence we started by setting of a proper survey team at our field office in Vrindavan.
Several scientists, young IITans and social workers of The Braj Foundation and the faculty of IITs and SPA etc. have been doing systematic scientific study of Braj region. Today there is so much valuable information with us that senior government officials regularly contact Braj Foundation’s offices for this. A visit to our offices will present you the evidence of this work. Several Secretaries of Govt. of India and the Chief Secretaries and other Secretaries of Govt. of UP, Raj. & Haryana have also appreciated this effort of Braj Foundation and are extending full support to our efforts.
Member of the Central Vigilance Commission of India Smt. Ranjana Kumar after visiting our sites of work and office in Vrindavan wrote, “This is a unique initiative and great effort to revive a forgotten heritage and culture. The Braj Foundation with the scientific effort and administrative ability is furthering the entire cause of developmental work in Braj region.’’
If you are an architect, town planner, landscape designer, civil engineer, electric engineer, conservationist, hydrologist, environmentalist, horticulturalist and as a professional practicing in these areas, as a faculty teaching these subjects or as student pursuing these subjects you have a great opportunity to work in Braj. If you are interested joining hands with us in this historic mission, you are most cordially welcome to contact at our New Delhi office to decide your assignment. As per your convenience the assignment can be short term or long term. It will be on voluntary basis but reasonable amount of fee can also be negotiated provided we have ready sponsors for the project of your choice. For this purpose you may please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 0-987396-6800. We look forward to your valuable contribution.Donate