Navasrushti International Trust was founded by Acharya Guru Swami Sachidananda Bharathi and was registered on 8th September 2005 as the controlling organization for all regenerative movements initiated by him. It was registered in Kerala with a global coverage. The registered office of 'Navasrushti International Trust' is Dharma Bharathi Ashram, Mulanthuruthy, Kochi. Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Air Force Officer turned seeker of truth and promoter of peace. Membership of Navasrushti International is open to all peace loving people of good will above 18 years of age, from all over the world, who are in full agreement with the aims and objectives of the Trust.

          The shining sun at the center represents the Essential Truth which is the light that shines on all humankind and enlightens every human soul. The triangle represents the Trinitarian God of Spirit-Light-Love (Sat-Chit-Ananda). The blue circle represents the Godhead, the ‘One Supreme Spirit’ beyond names and forms, which is the ultimate Truth.

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Navasrushti Eco-spiritual Tourism Society (NESTS)

Eco-Spiritual Tourism (EST) is a pioneering field with great potentials and possibilities for India. Those who are inspired to venture out into this challenging new field need to be organized, educated and trained well to make the best use of these possibilities, and to provide enlightened leadership to this new kind of alternate tourism.

As a first step in the process of developing Eco-Spiritual Tourism as a global socio-spiritual movement, we need to create an ‘International Society’ of like-minded people who share this vision and mission. As this is a creative and pioneering field, one cannot expect very many people to join such an International Society for Eco-Spiritual Tourism.

‘Navasrushti Eco-Spiritual Tourism Society’ (NESTS) is being formed as an International Society of such sovereign spiritual persons under the legal ownership of Navasrushti International Trust (NIT).

NESTS will develop EST into a global socio-spiritual movement with a spirituality of peace and a philosophy of non-violence providing strong and sustainable foundation to it. NESTS will generate self-employment opportunities to a large number of spiritually inclined and socially committed educated youth.

For those young men and women who wish to earn a decent livelihood for themselves through self-employment and devote the rest of their time for nation-building initiatives, EST can provide a golden opportunity. Entrepreneurship development and opportunities for self-employment are essential aspects of nation-building. India needs large number of entrepreneurs for her regeneration and reconstruction. EST is an area with great possibilities for entrepreneurship development.

The aim of NESTS is to develop and promote Eco-Spiritual Tourism based on an Earth Family Consciousness and on the universal spiritual virtues of loving hospitality, caring concern and selfless service as outlined earlier in this book. NESTS will strive to achieve its aim through a number of objective activities.

The important objectives of NESTS:

a) To conduct training courses and orientation programmes on Eco-Spiritual Tourism for developing a cadre of enlightened leaders for this specific mission.
b) To provide Eco-Spiritual Tourism Packages to Indian and foreign tourists.
c) To rediscover and promote the ‘Aditeya maryada’ (hospitality culture) of India.
d) To establish a network of Eco-Spiritual Tourism Homes, Eco-Spiritual Tourism Centers & Eco-Spiritual Tourism Services at different places in India and the world with the help of the trained leaders so as to make Eco-Spiritual Tourism a global socio-spiritual movement.
e) To promote organic/natural farming, and to produce and market organic/natural food items.
f) To establish a network of ‘Institutes of Peace and Value Education’ and link them up to form a Global Open University that can provide a strong universal educational basis for a culture of peace and values in the world.
g) To promote and undertake employment generating activities for youth and women and to produce eco-friendly items.

Membership of NESTS is open to all sovereign spiritual persons 18 years of age who share the vision, mission, philosophy and objectives of Eco-Spiritual Tourism. The membership fee of NESTS is Rs. 10,000/- for life.

Uniqueness of EST Services Offered by NESTS

NESTS will offer various attractive ‘EST Holiday Packages’ for interested tourists from India and abroad. The students trained by the Navasrushti International Academy of Eco-Spiritual Tourism will be able to have first hand experience in preparation, operation and management of these Packages. Such EST Packages will be posted on the website of NESTS. Part of the profit from these Packages can also be utilized for developing the Navasrushti Academy as a center of excellence, and in making EST a global movement.

The uniqueness of the EST Services offered by NESTS will be the personalized loving hospitality, caring concern and selfless service extended to the tourists by the member-hosts.

Tourists will be treated with fraternal love by the member-hosts of NESTS. They will be warmly received at the Air port/ Railway station /Bus stand on arrival. Their stay/travel/ food etc. at different places will be personally taken care of by the member-hosts of NESTS. They will also be given loving send off at the time of departure. The aim of such personalized hospitality is to promote human solidarity, and a culture of love and peace in the world.

EST Global Network

NESTS will establish a network of Eco-Spiritual Tourism Homes, Eco-Spiritual Tourism Centers and Eco-Spiritual Tourism Services all over India and the world with the partnership and expertise of those entrepreneurs trained by the Navasrushti Academy of Eco-Spiritual Tourism, and in collaboration with other like-minded organizations/ institutions/ individuals from different parts of India and the world.

Houses of interested NESTS members with a minimum of one toilet-attached bed room available for guests, and with meditation/yoga facilities can be accepted and certified as Eco-Spiritual Homes. Holiday resorts / Tourism centers/ Ashrams/ Nature cure centers etc. belonging to members of NESTS with the required facilities to accommodate at least five guests can be accepted and certified as Eco-Spiritual Centers. Members owning Eco-Spiritual Homes/ Eco-Spiritual Centers are expected to provide loving hospitality, vegetarian food, travel facilities, personal attention and selfless service to the tourists.

Encouraging vegetarianism, abstaining from alcohol and substance abuse, and avoiding smoking will be the essential and unique characteristics of the EST packages offered by NESTS. The network of Eco-Spiritual Homes/ Eco-Spiritual Centers/ Eco-Spiritual Services established by members of NESTS at different places in India and other countries will help to promote human solidarity, holistic development and integral peace in the world.

In order to provide training and orientation to young men and women interested in EST and prepare a well trained and highly motivated human resource for this pioneering task, Navasrushti International Trust has resolved to establish an Academy of Eco-Spiritual Tourism of an international standard.

An Expert Committee has already done a detailed study and has prepared a comprehensive syllabus for a 1-year P.G. Diploma Course in EST. A well-furnished National Coordinating Office is already set up at Nagpur for coordinating the activities of the proposed Academy.

A five-year Plan of Action

• Establish the Navasrushti Eco-Spiritual Tourism Society (NESTS) on a strong foundation with at least a dozen sovereign spiritual persons as its members and with a five member Board of Management elected by them from among themselves
• Mobilise funds and resources for achieving the aim and objectives of NESTS
• Select train and prepare a team of well-qualified and highly motivated ‘Resource Persons’ for the proposed Navasrushti International Academy (NIA) of Eco-Spiritual Tourism
• Conduct training programmes and motivational lectures for organizations/ institutions/ clubs/groups at different parts of India ( and also other countries) to promote and popularize the concept of Eco-Spiritual Tourism
• Provide course/training inputs based on the 1-year P.G. Diploma Syllabus prepared by the Academy to students undergoing Post Graduate Degree courses in ‘Travel & Tourism’/ ‘Hotel Management’/ ‘Hospitality Management’ etc. with the help of the Resource Persons (This P. G. Diploma along with their Master’s Degree will give them an additional qualification and enhanced job opportunities )
• Seek collaboration of Govt./ NRIs / Corporate Bodies / Trusts / NGOs etc. to establish the proposed ‘Navasrushti International Academy’ of Eco-Spiritual Tourism (NIA) at a suitable location in India, preferably at Nagpur which has tremendous potentials for growth of EST.
• Develop and offer M.Sc / MBA / Ph. D Courses and programmes and Research facilities in various subjects related to ‘Eco-Spiritual Tourism’
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