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Seva Bharathi
Kindling Hope and Happiness around

Galvanizing the people for the cause of the unfortunate and channelising their efforts into an organized crusade to combat pain, proverty, inequality and illiteracy is Seva Bharathi.
Seva Bharathi came into being in 1984. Over the years, Seva Bharathi has come a long way in servicing its avowed objective. The modest move has culminated into a massive movement. The humble foundation has flowered into a mammoth institution. Today, Seva Bharathi has its presence spread across the entire country with an extensive range of charitable and community development activities. Set up in 1989 with moderate means and a canvas of activities, it has grown into an expansive network across. Telangana and Ryalaseema regions. There are more than 75,386 activities in all the 602 districts of the country.

One striking feature of the organisation is its commitment for human values and indigenous efforts. The community development model of the organisation has b…

MADHAVA AWASAM

EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TO CHILDHOOD

Located in the midst of Lust green farms 35 Kms from Hyderabad the state capital is Madhava Awasam in Gollur, a small hamlet, it is here that Seva Bharathi has set up an exclusive Home for the Children who are deprived of Childhood. For whatever reasons they may have been that led them into child labour Seva Bharathi decided to give them a chance.

The failure of monsoons resulting in low yield unreliable agriculture is one reason for the unemployed poverty in villages. The first victims obviously are the little hands who have to forego their schools and join their parents in feeding themselves and lending a hand to their family. Seva Bharathi has taken upon itself to at least make role models out of these children for others to follow.

The Organisation set out after a thorough talent search exam with the help of not just the usual mathematics, general aptitude and other routine things, but also with a heart to select the talented children suffering …

Sandipani Awasam

(Child Labour Rehabilitation Project)

For the thousands of little hands that work and thousands more rescued by volunteers there is no gaurantee that they would be safe and away from child labour. It is our resolve to ensure their safety. The cause “Child labour eradication” and the place Mahaboobnagar (Palamoor) district the beneficiaries 80 genuinely poor, deserving children in the clutches of child labour. An effort to bringout inherent talents from the genuinely poor & tanlented.

Seva Bharathi, Palamoor

Sandipani Awasam a result of the perpetual efforts by Seva Bharathi since 2002 in the campaign against Child labour. The effort involved building a network across 60 NGOs that organised bridge course centers for child labourers. The little hands that have toiled have now been performing on par in education and sports with other children. Thanks to APUS a teachers association & Seva Bharathi volunteers today there is a mechanism to pick the talented needy.

Its a known fact and …

Swami Vivekananda Awasam,

Inspired by the smiles of Childhood

Working with Child rights since 1989 one lesson that we have learnt has been that on an average 50% of children dropout of schools even before the reach their 5th standard. Swamy vivekananda awasam is an initiative to encourage child education and not just child literacy. Providing children a congenial atmosphere, for atleast those who perform well in a screening test and also qualify as needy. These children all selected from the govt primary schools shall be trained in respective areas including sports and games as well as academics. In the first stage of selection a total of 26 childrn have been selected, and a total of around 100 children will be accomodated in the 5 acre well built home. The Awasam shall also act as a hub of various community development initiatives including training programmes to the volunteers at various levels.
With initiative from the local community volunteers of Seva Bharathi approached all the primary schools and selected…

Vandemataram Foundation:

A better School a beeter Society

New Freedom struggle against illiteracy

India Vision 2020! With literacy rate of 61% national average and ranked at the bottom of Human Development Index, does it sound possible atleast near to possibility?
“ A developed India by 2020 is possible only through people’s participation and children are the nucleus of this transformation“ - H.E. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, doesnt it seem hopefully better. This is what has motivated the Foundation a unit of Seva Bharathi to fight for the child rights and contribute its mite in the India 2020 vision of the President Kalam.

“What we do is just visit the school, post office, anganwadi center in the village once in a while without actually intruding” says a volunteer of the Vandemataram Foundation. Nobody knows better than the villagers themselves who today not only look up to the volunteers but act as a volunteer themselves.

Thats a simple story of simple success by a few young volunteers all in their 20s. The visits ha…

Latest Report of Activities of Seva Bharati Meghalaya

A monthly meeting of Mobile Dispensary units of Seva Bharati Meghalaya was held on 1st Dec. 2006 at Shillong Karyalaya from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm to discuss & plan the working of Mohile Dispensary.

Report for the Nov. 2006 from Jaintia Hills was presented by Shri Salan Pasi
Total Medical Camps– 8 camps
No. of Patients – 179
Attendance in the meeting of Health Worker– from 22 village 28 Health Workers
Total Patients attended by Health Workers - 444
Patients at our Shangpung Centre – 123
Donations in kinds – Diesel – 55 liters

Report for Nov. 2006 form Khasi Hills by Shri Bahdeng Warjri.
Total Medical Camps– 10
No. of Patients – 370
Attendance in the meeting of Health Worker – from 21 village 21 Health Workers
Total Patients attended by Health Workers - 378
Patients at our Nangdom Centre – 25

Experiences from our devoted workers

· KSU lPresident has enquired about Medical Camp held at Ri Bhoi Where we are started our work recently (80% converted Area)
· One family has offered one of t…

Seva Bharathi Child Labour Rehabilitation Program

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Seva Bharathi Child Labour Rehabilitation Program Children Win Bravery Awards

Climbing a new high in the Child labour rehabilitation programme, Seva Bharathi run Homes Sandipani Awasam, Mahaboobnagar and Madhava Awasam, Gollur have been proud of their children. The two homes from which 4 children have been selected for the bravery awards by the District administration headed by the District Collector. The children have performed extraordinary tasks of bravery. This year the Govt has been considerate with the cause of Child labour highlighting the cause and highlighting the children who have taken a turningpoint in their life after being rehabilitated.


Chennakeshawulu :
S/O Ramulu
Age: 14 years
Class: 5th
Village: Makhtal
used to work: Theft in rail, jeep, bus Has a knack in theft and was considered notorious for his small thefts. His parrents had to move away to Gujarat and even there he was the same and they have to come back home to Makhtal, where his life took a turn after his interaction…

The IT Professionals meet & seva bharathi

The IT Professionals meet
The IT Professionals meet held on 4th NOV 2006 was an overwhelming success. Thank you Software professional you have sacrificed your weekend and truly to a noble cause. The Performances of the children as you might have noted stand testimony to the amount of work happening at Seva Bharathi.

The children that Sang the Vandemataram were from the VAIDEHI ASHRAM an Affection home for destitute Girls at Saidabad. And the the presentation on the Sewa Activities is a collage of activity presentation. The following performance was by the Child Ramanjaneyulu a Visually challenged boy from the Govt Blind hostel (Dar-ul-shifa) who sang the ANNAMACHARYA keerthana so melodiously that the audience were spell bound, the next in store is the Childlabour theme presentation by the children of the Child labour Rehabilitation center in Mahaboobnagar (Palamoor) the theme song asking the child labourers to get back to school and leave the work.

The next is a wonderful Bharatanatyam…

Medical camp in Arunachal

A medical camp was held in the last village—Chaglagram—in the Indian territory on the Indo-Sino borders. It was for the first time that health needs of these people living in this difficult terrain were catered to after Independence through a camp. The stretch is so difficult that in just 22-km journey between Chaglagram and Metlang, the team had to face 22 landslides.

It was perhaps for the first time after Independence that a free medical camp was organised in extremely difficult terrains of Arunachal Pradesh. A team of eight doctors, six hailing from Nagpur, and drawn from various streams of medical specialisations conducted 11 medical camps encompassing around 80 villages. The medical camps were conducted from September 10 to 16 under the aegis of the Sanghamitra Sewa Pratishthan and Arunachal Vikas Parishad.

A total of 3312 patients were examined in the camps. Despite the fact that the water in Arunachal Pradesh has high iron content, people of the region basically suffer from iron…

Sewa News From Punjab

51 ITBP men from city to take part in rescue work

Express News Service

Chandigarh, December 27: As many as 51 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel would be air-lifted to Chennai and Car Nicobar on Tuesday to take part in the rescue operations being carried out in the Tsunami-affected coastal areas of south India.

Sources in the Air Force said the 12 Wing Air Force Station has been given the task to airlift the ITBP personnel along with 9.5 tonnes of rescue load from Chandigarh to Chennai and then to Car Nicobar.

The IL-76 aircraft, which would take off for Chennai, would land at Delhi for sometime, where additional rescue load would be put into the aircraft. Besides, three AN aircraft have been kept on standby at 12 Wing, which would take off the moment a communication is received from the Western Air Command.

Meanwhile, president of city unit of Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) Gurpartap Singh Riar appealed to the management committee of all gurdwaras and temples to donate generously for t…

Seva Bharathi wins acclaim for its services to tribals

Seva Bharathi wins acclaim for its services to tribalsSaturday September 23 2006 08:59 IST
BHDRACHALAM: Seva Bharathi, a social service organisation which has been in the forefront in times of natural calamities in Bhadrachalam division, has won public acclaim for its services to the flood-hit tribal and Kondareddy families. Seva Bharathi state general secretary Muralikrishna and district coordinator Avula Subba Rao said that under the aegis of the organisation, utensils, lungis, bed sheets, rice, essential commodities and sarees, all worth Rs 8.50 lakh had been distributed to 3480 tribals and Kondareddys. Similarly, medicines worth Rs 2.30 lakh had also been distributed. Further, medical camps were conducted in 48 tribal villages covering Chintur, Kunavaram and Vara Ramachandrapuram mandals thereby providing medical & health services to 8230 tribals. Special medical teams, brought from Vijayawada, conducted check-ups and treated the patients.

Notes on Activities Year - 2001-2006

Seva Bharati - Meghalaya

Seva Bharati Meghalaya is a social service organization registered under Meghalaya societies registration act in the year 1995 with the office at shillong.
In the last 9 years we have spread our service activities to all the districts of Meghalaya and catering almost all the tribes in the state.

We are working in the field of Education, Health care, Vocational training and culture and national integrations programme.

Education

Aids to Local Schools : Seva Bharati Meghalaya provided honorarium of teachers and educational guidance in the different schools of khasi & Jaintia & Garo Hills e.g. Phlangtyngor, Pynter (Khasi Hills) and Mukhla (Jaintia Hills) in the year 2001-2002. & Marakapara (Garo Hills) in 2004-2006.
Residential School: - We have a Residential School from class K.G to class – X at village Belbari, in Garo hills with 97 residential students and 191 day scholars with 15 teachers and 6 non teaching staff. Though this school we have 62 villa…

Tsunami Rehabilitation Project: Construction of Girls Hostel in Andaman

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RANI DURGAWATI GIRL'S HOSTEL
BAKULTALA , ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDSThe project has been totally sponsored by IDRF - USA & was taken up as a rehabilitation project after the tsunami incident. Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, a highly reputed NGO in India shouldered the responsibility to complete this project , to promote & empower young girls & women of the tribal community of Andaman & Nicobar Islands & help rehabilitate the tsunami victims.

95% of the construction work is complete & the finishing & furnishing work is now in progress. Presently, there are 32 girls as inmates in the hostel & have plans to have total of 40 inmates on completion of the project. Its a hostel for the girls of Class 6th to class 12th , aged between 11years - 18years.

Details of the constructed building: 1. Rani Durgawati Kanya Chhatrawas:
A) Ground Floor
Room No. 1 --- Kitchen
Room No. 2 --- Dining Room
Room No. 3 --- Prayer Hall
Room No. 4 --- Hoste…

Some News from Meghalaya

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Some News from Meghalaya : -


1) It was a great day, a get-together organized at state central library (Cultural Hall, Shillong) at 4.00 PM on Sunday 13th Aug. 2006 to reaffirm the mutual friendship and brotherhood on the occasion of Rakshabandhan Utsav i.e. an occasion to vow the bond of solidarity and to stand by each other in all times of pleaser and pain it is the festival celebrated over the entire country and reminds that we are one.
Shri Samudragupta Kashyap (Senior correspondent for Daily Indian Express Guwahati) has delivered a keynote address on "Infiltration a Threat to Existence of India"
Shri D. Suiam has presented his views on this pertinent issue affecting the Northeast.

2) In Jaintia Hills the same function is celebrated under the banner of Sein Raij Jowai, Shri Somen Chakraborty, City secretary of RSS has delivered a speech. Shri Shibun Lyngdoh President Seva Bharati has given information about RSS & activities of S…

Flood in Barmer and Jaisalmer Seva Bharathi stand up to serve

West Rajasthan is the most drought-affected desert area of the country. People of this region have to work hard for arranging drinking water everyday. But today this region is under flood due to heavy rains. The Rohali river, which originates from Jaisalmer, along with the Nimbala river caused havoc in the region. The flood adversely affected about 40 villages in the 100 km belt. The flood started destruction in the night of August 21. Seeing the situation going out of control, a team of Seva Bharathi Volunteers (swayamsevaks) under the leadership of Shri Gopal Chaudhari, Karyavah of Bayatu tehsil, started relief activities immediately. This team provided food packets to 1500 people who had taken shelter at islands of sand. Seeing the alertness of the swayamsevaks, the local administration also swung into action and started relief operation. The district collector sought the help of army, air force and navy to rescue the people trapped in the flood. Shri Nimbaram, Vibhag Pracharak of…

Bhaiyaji Joshi visits flood-hit Surat

Sahsarkaryavah Shri Sureshrao Joshi, who is popularly known as Bhaiyaji Joshi, visited the flood-hit Surat city of Gujarat on August 14 to have first-hand information of the relief activities being carried out by the Sangh swayamsevaks. He said the swayamsevaks started relief activities on August 8 despite the fact that some of their houses had submerged in flood water. They provided shelter to 200 families at Dr Ambedkar Vanvasi Trust run by Dr Hedgewar Sewa Samiti. He said on August 9 they provided meals to the victims. He said the swayamsevaks were first among the government agencies and NGOs to reach the societies of Dandi Road in Rander region and distributed relief material with the help of a tractor. He said over 3000 activists from Navasari, Valsad, Olapad, Bharuch, Ankaleshwar, etc. also started cleanliness drive on August 11 so that water-born diseases could not strike the affected areas. A team of doctors also started working on August 11. By setting-up of medic…

inauguration of the Vandemataram Foundation Kalwakurty

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Its the inauguration of the Vandemataram Foundation in Kalwakurthy, Mahaboobnagar (palamoor).

The Foundatiuon has been active in Warangal district in the field of Child rights and Child literacy.

Seva Bharathi AP Awarded Best NGO 2nd consecutive year

Seva Bharati Unit of Andhra pradesh has been awarded
the best NGO (Community development organisation) by the District Administration of Mahaboobnagar district for the commendable efforts in the field of Child labour rehabilitation and Child rights. This is the second consecutive year for which Seva Bharathi has been awarded and recognised of its efforts.

this has been presented on the independence day celebrations. hon.minister sri Redya Nayak and the district collector v.usha rani presented the award.

Sewa Bharati volunteers in action in the flood affected Surat

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Date: 15 Aug 2006
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Sewa Bharati volunteers in action in the flood affected Surat


Report from Seva Bharati, Gujarat
Report by Navin Prasad (India)

Surat, the industrial city in Gujarat with more than 35 lakh people,
is facing an unprecedented natural disaster and still remains marooned
after water from the raging Tapti river flooded it.

More than seven lakh people are marooned on terraces and on high
grounds are desperately waiting for help.

There are shortages of drinking water and food. The transport system
between Ahmedabad and Surat has virtually snapped because of the floods.

Water levels have reached 15-20 feet in many areas and locals fear
that many more people may have drowned in the flood waters.

The collector office in Surat is submerged under 12 feet of water, and
a temporary control room which was set up is also not functioning. The
administration machinery has come to a standstill due to flooding in
all government buildings.

Officials say the situation in some other parts of Guj…

The Godavari Flood Disaster- Aug, 2006.- Andhra Pradesh

The Godavari Flood Disaster-Aug, 2006.- Andhra Pradesh August month become a terrible month since so many years for those who are living by the side of the Godavari, Sabari in Andhra Pradesh. This Year because of heavy rain in Maharastra and Orissa both the rivers are swollen like Tsunami. Especially, Khammam, East and West Godavari Districts are badly affected with unwarned flood. Usually flood comes slowly, but this time with in hours the height of the water level of the Godavari raised to 67.7 ft. Thousands of people ran away from their houses to safety places with out protecting their valuables even they could not save paddy and other food materials. In Khammam District, Chintoor, Kunavaram, Vara Ramachandra puram, kukkunuru, velerupadu and Boorugumpadu are badly effected mandals. Chintoor, V.R.Puram and Kunavaram are affected by the aggravated river Sabari. It came like Tsunami and wiped away the villages, crops and Pakka buildings also. You can not imagine that the flood water stay…

MANONETHRA ACTIVITY REPORT 2004-05

MANONETHRA
(A Unit of Seva Bharathi)
ACTIVITY REPORT 2004-05
http://sevabharathi.org/handicap_e.htm

Manonethra with affection, is a program for the empowerment of the differently-abled. As an initial activity Seva Bharathi has taken up the cause of the Visually challenged. For the past 4 years Manonethra team has surveyed the Hostels of the Visually challenged and worked with the Visually challenged in the 3 out of 11 Hostels for the Visually challenged.

The mission was to reach the 770 inmates of the Hostels in the twin cities initially. The inmates were deprived of the reading material, and the scribes to pen the exams of the visually challenged while the dictate. It was a herculen task as the Govt which is supposed to provide the Scribes has obviously was unable to match the demand. It was one of our friends who has suggested the Audio books for the Blind. The Audio books are the Audio cassetes that we use Regularly but with a difference in the utility. The Lessons are read out and reco…

Rashtriya SEWA Bharati

Report from SEWA Bharathi, IndiaRecently, under the auspicious of Rashtriya SEWA Bharati there was an all India conference from 4th to 7th September, 2004 at Calicut, Kerala to facilitate efficient pursuance of working of SEWA Bharati, India has been divided into following eleven administrative units, which will work independently in their respective areas. SEWA Bharati (Madhya Bharat) Bhopal covering Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh provinces, are one of the above 11 units.
Total number of projects carried out by these units is given below:-Units No. ofProjectsDelhi2089Uttar Pradesh1821Rajasthan566Kerala & Tamilnadu 6899Maharastra & Gujarat 2479Bihar417Bengal & Orissa 626Assam & all North Eastern States1430Karnataka2096Andhra Pradesh

Sarada Anbu Illam inaugurated in Nagercovil

Sarada Anbu Illam, an orphanage, which houses around 50 boys, was inaugurated on July 13 in the presence of senior saints, activists of Sewa Bharati, Sewa International and RSS adhikaris. A woman had donated the land for building the Anbu Illam with strict instructions to keep her identity undisclosed. Her husband’s wish to build a Ram temple on the premises of the Anbu Illam has also been fulfilled by the Sewa International and Kumbabhishekam was also performed on the same day. The inaugural function was attended by over 500 local people. The gathering was addressed by Shri Chaitanyar, Shri Pamban Adigalar and Shri Sethumadhavanji among others. They highlighted the point that the ultimate aim of the Anbu Illam is to mould the children into great citizens. The Anbu Illam, which sprawls over three floors, has good spacious halls, a locker each for every inmate, etc.

MEGHALAYA STUDENTS FIND 'LEARNING' SHELTER

Mysore, July 5 (KCU)- Meghalaya, the tiny State in the North-east is full of nature's bounty. The predominant poverty and lack of infrastructure has deprived children of good education. Having learnt that, 'Seva Bharathi', a voluntary organisation, has been picking children from that place and admitting to various institutions in Karnataka and thus enabling the kids to get proper education.

For the current academic year, about 17 girls from Meghalaya were admitted to JSS Free School in Suttur. The children have already got acclimatised to the school and learning English and Kannada. All facilities are provided free.

Similarly, hundreds of such children from Meghalaya have been admitted to schools in Dharmasthala, Adichunchanagiri, Nitte and Mangalore. 'Seva Bharathi' is striving to induce and grow national integration in the minds of children of north-east, through a relentless effort of the Association's Convenor Thukaram Shetty.

He is ably supported by Madhuri T…