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Seva-In-Action:: Integrating people with disabilities

Seva-in-Action aims at rehabilitating people with disabilities -- mental or physical -- through its Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programme. This programme is unique in that it utilises the community's resources and the resources of the family of the disabled person. The Karnataka has been a wonderful area of operation in the service sector also innovative indeed THE SEVA IN ACTION ( Recognised as the regional training center for Mentally as well as physically handicapped by the UNESCO)

Seva-in-Action a voluntary organization started in 3rd April 1985. It has made an attempt to understand the needs of People with Disabilities(pwds) in rural areas and its relation to the community strengths in developing an appropriate Community Based Rehabilitation(CBR) & Inclusive Education (IE) models. It also tries to understand the children world ( with disabilities) in the context of related educational structures that determine their lives, their development and individual growt…

NELE MEANS Shelter and support in Kannada

Have you ever spared a thought for what this child represents?

This child is one of the thousands of homeless children who live in our cities with no food to eat no place to sleep...

One day they could fall in to the hands of the anti social elements and become a threat to the society. Shouldnt we prevent it?

NEARLY 80,000 such children live in BANGALORE alone.....

In Bharath the no: of Such Children is increasing dialy. As responsible citizens, there is definetly the lot we can do for them. We Could step in Embrace the deprived and help them lead a life we dream for our children...These children too are citizens of our society and Could also contribute to it given an oppurtunity. THIS IS THE RATIONALE BEHIND NELE. NELE MEANS Shelter and support in Kannada. The Project was a first step in rehabilitation program and took shape in Aug'00 in bangaklore. The target group ofcourse the sensitive 4-14. Sri AN Gangadhar Shastry o…

Improving with adoption :: Rashtrottan parishat

Primary education is the most neglected field. A majority of children attend school for less than five years and drop out. A dismal 16 per cent of the children complete seven years in school. The conditions in government schools are not encouraging for good learning.Hence the Government of Karnataka invited public participation in an attempt to bring about the overall development of schools. The initiative is laudable since it appeals to the public to adopt government schools. Many individuals and organizations have come forward and lent their support for this programme.

Sevabharathi, a unit of Rashtrothana Parishat, works with children from marginal sections and provides them education and vocational training. Corporates and philanthropic organizations have supported the programme and adopted 6 government schools last year. A total of 1000 children in the age group of 10-12 years studying in the 5, 6 and 7th standards were part o…


Rashtrotthana Neurotherapy Centre, part of the Rashtrotthana Parishath, a non-profit, non-government organization, working for the noble couse of nation building, celebrated completion of its first year of dedicated service on 28th October at Bangalore.

Started on 28th Oct 2002, to give medical services to the needy, Centre uses Neurotherapy which is one of the branches of indigenous, alternative medicine.The centre which has been dedicated to Shri Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra, who has done noble service in the field of Neurotherapy, has many achievements in its credit in the last one year.

The center has given 14,000 consultations and registered 900 patients, out of them coming from all over the nation. About 600 patients who were earlier suffering from various diseases like Depression, Diabetes, Skin Problems, Parkinson�s disease, Brain disease, Gastric problems, Joint pains, cerebral palacy, eye problems, Kiles, kidney diseases have been successfully cured and the other patients, are underg…

Jankalyan Blood Bank, Nasik: Rendering yeomen service to the society

Jankalyan Blood Bank at Nasik is one of the ten blood banks from the chain of blood banks in Maharstra run by Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh Jankalyan Samiti.

Established in 1989 it has been rendering relentless social services at very economical cost to the needy patients.Jankalyan Samiti has been active in the city of Nasik in the State of Maharastra. The Volunteers were organising blood donation camps throughout year on variours occasions with the help of Government blood banks and Indian Medical Association�s (IMA) blood bank. Many volunteers offered their names in the �On Call� donor list to render services in emergency for needy patients.

However, with increasing demand of blood in the Medical field a need was felt to start another social-based blood bank to cater to the needy patients in the district. This idea was well accepted and hence the blood bank activity started very smoothly within a very short incubation period.After its inauguration, this blood bank crossed many major …

JANA SANKSHEMA SAMITI - Tsunami activities till last week

You know right from the very first hour of tsunami RSS plunged into service. Till today JSS&RSS distributed:

1). Nets 14167kgs worth Rs 59 lakhs.
2). No of villages served 21
3). No of families benefited 10,000
4). No of meetings held 14 places
5). No of volunteers involved 800(continuously 300).
6). family kits in 25 villages about 4000 kits worth Rs 600 each total: 24lakhs
7). Medical services: 6 medical vans for first 10 days served in 50 villages

Further requirment:-
1). Nets 15000kgs costs nearly another Rs 63 lakhs
2). For new boats&engines nearly Rs 50 lakhs
3). Community halls proposed in 10 villages nearly Rs 30 lakhs


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Bangalore:: Dec 11 th 2004 ,

A special and unique programme, PROFESSIONALS IN SEVA- a half day workshop on Dec.11, 2004, was held at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan, auditorium in Bangalore. It started with breakfast and collection of Information Kits at the counters from 8.30AM. Delegates were enthusiastic and on dot 8.30AM, inquisitive and ambitious to invlove in Seva and that clearly spoke of their their concern for society.

Prof. R. Vaidyanathan of Indian Institute ofManagement, Bangalore inaugurated the event bylighting the lamps in front of a big Bharata Mata photo. He spoke about how Seva can be used as a tool to eradicate the problems faced by the society, whichhas opened many minds to contemplate in a different way. This is clear from the feedback forms that were received after the program as well as by the several e-mails that have been sent.

Swami Harshanand Maharaj, President, Ramakrishna Mutt,Bangalore, while telling Spiritual Aspects of Seva, touched upon Seva as Spirituality …



Balagokulam, the children's movement, was founded during the middle of 1970 in Kerala. Sri . M.A. Krishnan, the then Editor of "KESARI" weekly took the initiative to organise this movement to counter the cultural deterioration caused by the drawbacks of our education system.
Those were the days when Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh was spreading throughout the length and breadth of Kerala chanting the mantra of Hindu awakening. The workers took Balagokulam as the powerful medium for spreading the message of this awakening. The encouragement given by Sri Yadav Rao Joshi, the then Dakshin Kshetriya Pracharak (Organiser for South India) of RSS and Sri Bhaskar Rao, the then Pranth Pracharak (State Organizer, Kerala) was invaluable. Many factors came in as helping hands to Balagokulam, viz., classes run by Sri Kunjunni Master, the scholar and the "Children's poet", the prayer penned by Sri. N.N. Kakkad, the AIR …

Sewa Bharati: "Bhatke Vimukta Vikas Pratishthana" Supporting the Pardhis

Yet, the Indian tribes constitute 8% of India's population, according to 1991 census. This too is misleading, as the last listing of tribal groups was done in 1976. Anthropological Survey insisted that there are 635 tribes in India. Yet Govt. of India recognised only 426 as tribes. 209 tribes were, and still are left out. If the total population of 635 tribes was counted, the percentage would go up. PEOPLE GROUP PARDHIS: Pardhis are one of the 150 communities the British notified as criminals in 1871. Though the republic denotified them in 1952, some six crore of them continue to be social outcasts and victims at the hands of the police. Phase Pardhis form one third of the five lakh Pardhi clan. History branded Phase Pardhis (Marathi for trap hunters) criminals and hounded them like beasts of prey. The stigma is still the curse of their life. 90 percent of Pardhis had no formal education. "Pardhis do not face any trouble from Muslim and Christian communities. It is the Hindus…

Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission

Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission" To reach Narayana we must serve the Daridra Narayana, the starving millions of the land. Feel for them, pray for them. Strive for the relief and uplift of the suffering and miserable brethren."May all be healthy
MovementInspired by this rousing call of the Patron Saint of Modern India, the Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission was started in 1972. Its aim is to serve the Motherland cultivating in people the spirit and sense of responsibility, sacrifice, service and devotion to the cause of healing the sick and feeding the hungry.Hospital at MuttilThe Mission started its activities opening a free dispensary at Muttil near Kalpetta in 1972 for serving our tribal brethren. This steadily grew into a fairly well equipped hospital with three medical officers, visiting specialists and necessary staff and providing the following facilities.


Jnana Prabodhini

Jnana Prabodhini

Jnana Prabodhini Prashla The Jnana Prabodhini Prashala situated in the heart of Pune's Sadashiv peth is the dream come true for psychologist Dr. Vinayak Vishwanath Pendse who was awarded a doctorate for his thesis on leadership styles. After years of research Pendse concluded in his thesis that that the consultative style of leadership was rhe most effective one . He then decided to use this theory to develope a whole new generation of leaders who would solve the problems of society , whatever be their vocation in life.

The Prashala (high school) was set up in 1969 with a handful of students . At the heart of the system is the belief that selecting and training gifted students at an early early age is the best way to evolve leaders of society who, with intelligence and foresight, will not only participate dynamically in the requisite social change but also actively encourage positive change

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"SWA"-ROOPWARDHINEE 22/1 Mangalwar peth, Barane road, Pune - 411011, Maharashtra, India. Phone (091-020) 26121704,26134310.
The activities of 'Swa'-Roopwardhinee commenced as a project, with carefully selected 12 students, who demonstrated a potential of development and who come from socially and economically deprived class of society. At 'Swa'-Roopwardhinee, students attending different schools are selected on the basis of I.Q tests and interviews . Selected students have to attend "Swa-Roopwardhinee" each day for three hours all year round. In all about 15 various subjects are taught here, comprising Mathematics, English, Science, Improvement of hand-writing, Basic writing skills, Faster reading etc. As the work of 'Swa"-Roopwardhinee expanded , a definite need to develop its own premises was felt necessary. The community also appreciated the value and work of 'Swa"-Roopwardhinee and extended g…

Aruna Chetana

Aruna Chetana The theme of this project is "Aruna Chetana" (The school for Spastic, mentally retarded and disabled children). This as a Sewa project in the city of Bangalore, India & is dedicated to the service of Spastic, mentally retarded & disabled children.

Special features of this project

To create a feeling in the society that they owe a duty to the disabled children.
To create the feeling that the disabled children & persons are integral part of the society & they could live with self-respect & self-confidence.
To build up a feeling of confidence in the disabled so that they could feel that in spite of their disability they can do 7 participate in the normal activities of other children / persons & live with self respect.
To train the disabled to help themselves wherever possible. The best help to anyone is to enable him to help himself.
The various ways in which these ideas are carried out practically & the results achievable are …

Leprosy Prevention and Treatment Institute

Leprosy Prevention and Treatment Institute Many years ago a railway worker (Katreji) was deserted by his family because of his illness. He decided to fight the disease and to help others similarly affected. With firm determination and with full confidence he came to Champa in 1960. The area was in the grip of poverty and many people were victims of Leprosy.

In 1962 Katreji established the Indian Leprosy Prevention and Treatment Institute (Bharatiya Kustha Nivarak Sangh), this is the first leprosy treatment organisation that was established by someone suffering from the disease.

In the beginning people viewed the Institute with suspicion and apprehension. They used to praise the organisation from afar but never came forward to help. This did not deter Katreji from his goal and he continued. He used to go around to the surrounding villages on his bicycle to allay their suspicion.

On every call he would ask people to give him a fistful of rice which he used to feed those residing…



Rashtrotthana Parishat Rashtrotthana Parishat is an NGO based in Bangalore which is mainly involved with setting up and running the school Seva Bharathi at Ullalu village. They have been involved with this village for the past several years. They initially got involved with the village by planting several trees in the village. What was once an open wasteland now has several plantations of coconut and other trees. Their goal is in overall village development with emphasis on education and health facilities and socio cultural activites.

Rashtrottana blood bank organises blood donation camps. Whenever there is a shortage of blood in the city, we plan to organize such camps.

Anoupacharika Shikshana Anoupacharika Shikshana, an activity of Rashtrottana Parishat, organizes Non Formal Education classes in about 200 places in Bangalore. Also works in distribute old clothes in various slums.



Sewa Bharati Delhi

Sewa Bharati Delhi
Sewa Bharti (REGD.)
Sewa Kunj, 10196-A, Mata Mandir Street
Jhandewalan, Delhi-55 Tel:7775014, 7534662ACHIEVIEMENTS · 2500 young girls are trained in Cutting and tailoring every year.· 300 boys are provided technical training in Electrical and Electronics every year.· 500 girls and boys are taught Shorthand and Typing every year.· 268 promising boys of different castes and creeds belonging to 17 states are being provided free boarding, lodging and education in our residential school Sewa Dham Vidya Mandir.· 130 Gold, 105 Silver and 42 Bronze medals were won by the Sewa Dham's students in different All India Sports Meets· 60-70 boys from very poor families are given free coaching, boarding and lodging in Chhatravas.· A sum of Rs. 5,000 was collected by the old students of the Chhatravas for cyclone victims in Andhra Pradesh.· 49 Students of our Coaching Centers got first, second and third position in their school…

Sevabharathi AP

Sevabharathi AP


1.Urban Health Centres:
1. Srinivasa Nagar, Khammam. (Aided by A.P. State Govt.)
2. Safai Basti, Kothagudem. (Serving since July 2000.)
3. Shekaram Banjara, Palvancha.
4. Ramavaram, Kothagudem.

2.Mobile Hospitals
Unit - I : V.R. Puram 7000 Unit - II : Chintoor 10000 = 17000

3.Child Labour Schools:
1. Medara Basti, Kothagudem. (Aided by NCLP)
2. Pragati Nagar, Kothagudem.(Since March 2000.)

4.Bharathi-Single Teacher Schools:
(Supported by ITDA and UNICEF 45 Schools in 3 tribal mandals. Since June 2000) Chintoor: 23 Schools.
V.R. Puram 16 Schools.
Kunavaram 6 Schools.
Total Number of Students 719 1069 1066 =2854 Mainstreamed Students …