Shawn Varma provides digital media support. He works as an engineer for a medical devices company.
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Reason Behind Saral Seva Trust ( SST )
Seema Kapur Varma is an artist, author, poet, teacher and founder of Saral Seva Trust. After a successful career as a Computer Engineer working with several Fortune 500 companies, she found her passion in creative arts and writing. Her passion to paint started in 2015 with a quest to find a unique artwork for the cover page of her first of four self-help books. It led to a collection of paintings that cover a variety of subjects and techniques, all skillfully captured with beautiful acrylic colors on canvas. She practices intuitive style of painting. She holds exhibitions of her artwork in New York. She conducts art workshops and motivational talks with the focus on "Creative Aging & Positive Mindset". Her writings have been published in spiritual journals. She founded the Saral Seva Trust to make us mindful that each one of us is responsible to help the needy. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
The idea behind SST is to empower people - one person at a time. The ones who have achieved success in the physical world and are now seeking food for their soul are our prime candidates. All curious souls who question on how to overcome and heal their day to day issues are welcome. A simple thought, an idea or knowledge can change anyone’s perspective. They can then transform themselves to their full potential. Our books and motivational talks are tools which offer a very simplistic approach to resolving issues around our lives.
Our soul seeks beauty. Hence, the original paintings which we sell create a harmonious environment around themselves and pleases the onlooker. The money from the sale helps less fortunate among us.
The art workshops which we conduct are a way to encourage everyone to embrace art. The simplistic approach is easy for anyone to follow. These create a very relaxing environment helping participants follow mindfulness. Seeing the benefits of a positive mindset, people start to manifest their desires more easily.
The cooking recipes are keeping in mind that only a healthy body can sustain a healthy mind. Benefits of a vegetarian diet with the use of spices to enhance the flavors is extremely good for health.
For anyone who understand the Hindi language, there are hymns in the praise of God. Music being the language of the Universe is soothing to the ears. There are some poems describing the harsh realities of this world which others can easily relate to.
This is an effort which is still to grow into its full potential. I have named it after my mom - Mrs. Sarla Kapur. She was a High School Principal and helped shape many lives. A woman of strong moral character who was an inspiration for me. With her passing in 2017, I did not want the love in my heart for her to end with her. So, I try to share it around me and feel very fortunate to receive it back.
My husband, Ajay has been my strongest support. Without him and my sons, Shawn and Alec - I would have not come this far. I am grateful to all those who have been with me in this journey. Thank you and God bless.
Alec Varma provides proof reading for publications. He is currently a student.
Ajay Varma provides operational support for exhibits, workshops and art shows. He provides IT consultation and new initiative implementation for Saral Seva Trust. His responsibilities includes proof-reading, editorial support for publications, framing and hanging artwork. Ajay works in engineering management for a communications and media company.