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Corp Bank donates Rs 50,000 to Seva Bharati and Abhaya Ashraya in Mangalore

Corp Bank Compassion Scheme gets 3.63 Lakh new accounts
By Neelima Shankar
Dec 10, 2007

Mangalore: The Corp Compassion Scheme started by Corporation Bank has been a huge success with 3.63 lakh new accounts being created during June 1 to July 31.

Under this scheme, the bank identifies various charitable institutions all over India to provide financial assistance to the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society. The bank had proposed to donate Rs. 10 to people from these sections of the society for every new account opened during the campaign period. The bank also donated Rs. 50,000 each to Seva Bharati and Abhaya Ashraya in Mangalore as a part of its corporate social responsibility.

Corporation Bank was established in 1906, and is considered as one of the better performing banks in the public sector. Government of India holds as much as 57.17% of the bank's share capital. The bank came out with its IPO in 1997 and has a net worth of Rs. 3,765.45 crore as on 31.03.2007. Manned …

Sewa International saves lives Raises £35,000 for UK cause

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FOC LONDON: On November 7, 2007, the leading British charity Sewa International pledged £35,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support and Refuge. Thirty-five volunteers participated in a charity skydive to raise funds for these two causes.

Shri Arup Ganguly, spokesman for the ‘Sewa Skydive’ said: “We are delighted to have raised such a large amount of money for these two causes. We are grateful to the 35 participants for their fund-raising efforts and hope that the two beneficiaries are able to maintain the high level of services that they are associated with.”

On the strength of Sewa volunteers—a network of volunteers cultivated by Sewa International— he added: “We recognised that by developing a volunteer network, we would be in a far stronger position and be able to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of lives of those who are less fortunate. The mobilisation of funds through the Sewa volunteers’ network serves to emphasise that a charitable organisation, dependent…

Sewa Bharti, Fazilka, organised a dental check-up camp

Fazilka (The tribune)
Check-up camp: The Sewa Bharti, Fazilka, organised a dental check-up camp in Kanshi Ram Colony on Sunday. A team of dental surgeons comprising Shuchi Wadhera and Vishal Chawla offered their services at the camp. 125 children up to the age of 15 years were examined at the camp. Ram Krishan Dhunkian, Block Primary Education Officer, and Vipin Kataria, science lecturer, inaugurated the camp. The examined children were also given tips to keep teeth healthy.

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17th October 2007
Photos Courtesy (posted in the earlier post) Reshma G Kurup of Art of living
The programme Stand up and speak out at Nele an ngo for more than 60 boys street children bangalore
At the 2000 Millennium Summit, a major breakthrough was reached for the world when 189 Heads of State and Governments assembled together at the United Nations and pledged to make a better world for all by 2015. They agreed to do this by achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger2. Achieve universal primary education3. Promote gender equality and empower women4. Reduce child mortality 5. Improve maternal health6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases7. Ensure environmental sustainability8. Develop a global partnership for developmentThe Goals are a unique international agreement, being time-bound, measurable and having the public promise of every Head of State in the world. All eight Goals are achi…

Standup & Speak out Bangalore

Over 43.7 million people, in 127 countries have broken the Guinness World Record – set last year at 23.5 million - for the largest number of people to “STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY” in 24 hours.The “Stand Up and Speak Out” record attempt took place over 16th and 17th October and was jointly organised by the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) with a wide range of other partners. The challenge saw millions of people physically and intentionally standing up against poverty, inequality and in support of the Millennium Development Goals. They spoke out to demand a more urgent political response to the growing crisis of global poverty.

17th October 2007

Photos Courtesy Reshma G Kurup of Art of living at Stand up and speak out at Nele an ngo for more than 60 boys bangalore

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Sewa Bharati helps child education

Scaling the new heights in the child labour rehabilitation programme, Sewa Bharati-run rehabilitation homes Sandipani Awasam at Mahaboobnagar and Madhav Awasam at Gollur in AP are proud of their children. Four children have been selected from the two homes for the bravery awards by the district administration headed by the District Collector.

Chennakeshawulu (14) belongs to village Makhtal. He used to steal in rails, jeeps, buses and was notorious for his small thefts. His parents had to move away to Gujarat and even there he was the same and they had to come back home to Makhtal, where his life took a turn after his interaction with Sewa Bharati volunteers. The child now stands first of 300 of his colleagues. Now the kid has won the award for his greatest transformation of his life. Similary, Padigae Parameshwar (14) belonging to village Ramapuram used to work as a cleaner in Tata Sumos, jeeps, hotels. People were scared of this kid who was known for his notoriety for beating anybody …

CWS - BITS Pilani using Telecom Technology to Provide Healthcare Services

CWS - BITS Pilani using Telecom Technology to Provide Healthcare Services
UGC Centre for Women Studies (CWS) at BITS, Pilani has joined hands with Sewa Bharti, Pilani to open new vistas for the people by inaugurating a Telemedicine Centre, first of its kind in Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan. The centre aims at delivery of health care services across distances using telecom technology.

On the occasion of 61st Independence day, Dr. L.K. Maheshwari, Vice Chancellor, BITS-Pilani who inaugurated the Centre congratulated the efforts of CWS and Sewa Bharti and mentioned “In this Digital Age, technology is being leveraged to render educational, developmental and social services. Telemedicine Center is yet another step to abridge the gap present in the rural health care sector.” Dr. Nirupama Prakash, Chief, Women Studies and Social Development Unit at BITS, Pilani claimed that the Telemedicine Center would be beneficial towards improvisation of health care accessibility, immunization drives, edu…


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Village Health workers study tour to shillong.
Date Thursday, 30th & Friday, 31st August 2007.

Venue Shillong.

Visit to

1. Ramkrishna Mission Dispensary,

2. NEIGRIHMS: North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences.

3. Woodland Hospital

Expected Participants : Apporximately 70 Village Health Workers from 70 Villages.

Aims & Objectives · To aware our Health Worker about the Health Facilities available in Shillong so they can help their villagers.· To improve knowledge of Village Health Workers to make them confident in their social work. · To strengthen the feeling of unity through coming together for specific purpose.· To eliminate feeling of difference i…

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Meghalaya at Khasi Hills & Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya (North East India)

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This is how people trust Sewa Bharati

Rasathi and Ratisha are sisters of 10 and 9 years respectively. They are daughters of the poverty stricken family belonging to a Vanvasi community namely Kuravas living in Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari district. On holidays, they both beg on the streets. Tamil daily Dinamalar on July 4, 2007 carried this pathetic news. Several NGOs approached the family to admit the girls to some ‘home’.

The parents did not like the idea. Just then, Shri Ashok Kumar, Kanyakumari district Sewa Bharati organiser, along with district secretary Shri Murugesan had a talk with the parents of the girls. Sewa Bharati could understand the parents’ mind. So, it was decided that the girls should continue their studies at the same school, with Sewa Bharati bearing all expenses for their education, food, etc.

Sewa Bharati got Yakki, one more child of the family, to class one. The child was so far unable to attend school because of poverty. Sewa Bharati did not stop with that. It has come forward to give medical aid t…
Floods in Andhra
Sewa Bharathi volunteers are the first to reach villages and towns in Andhra, Sangh swayamsevaks knickerclad and marching to their duties were the first to take on the floods and natures fury. !0,000 food packets distributed on June 26th and continuous medical camps being set up across the state. Statistics are flowing in, but whats important is te moral support and the courage and counseling given by the volunteers to the victims. This time around atleast in Nandyal the Govt and political parties are competing to support the victims.
In Kurnool 3 slums have been supplied with drinking water and food packets by sewa bharathi volunteers, Elsewher the situation is grim and volunteers are fighting to bring situartion in control.

The Monsoon as they say in india brings several feelings a rainbow of them, some good, some bad. After all there are so many people so many feelings, some celebrate, some nostalgic, some depressed and some others are deprived. The Lovers, the poor, …

home for the poor children & Medical aid center inauguration

On 24th of June 2007 there will be another home for the poor children inaugurated in the Kurnool district in association with Hanumanthareddy & Lakshmamma Trust. Attached to the home would also be a free clinic Medical aid center. The medical aid center cum hospital would be attending to the poorest of the poor and also training Community health volunteers for Health awareness. The facility will be located at Deebaguntla in Kurnool District very near to Nandyal.
Seva Bharathi already has a home at Nandyal (Sanghamithra ) and another at Kurnool town (Annapoornamma) ofcourse the third one is at Gokavaram an exclusive Chenchu Boys hostel (Bhakta Kannappa Gurukulam). With the inauguration of the home Seva Bharathi's Affection homes would go up to 13 and the children in the homes that benefit directly would go up to 655 and indirectly the children that get influenced would be hard to count.

President of the Function would be Sri N H Prasad Reddy

The Program shall be graced by Sri PP N…
Seva Bharathi Adopts 93 children from the lowest strata of the society on a poverty, talent and deprivation basis.

After a thorough talent hunt among the 2000 and odd children of mahaboobnagar the Volunteers of Seva Bharathi Western Andhra Pradesh have shortlisted and selected 93 children all childlabourers or if not given a chance to childhood would end up in Childlabour. The organisation till date has adopted 259 Children from Mahaboobnagar District alone. A district that has a million poverty victims turned into migrants. They migrate as far as Gujarat and Assam not only in the country but to Dubai and saudi Arabia in search of meagre earnings. The first victims would always be the Children the future of the country. So here we are trying to give childhood a chance.
This initiative now is picking up and more such talent hunt exams are driving children and their parrents to schools and towards seva Bharathi. The parrents have been thoughtful and looking back at their children, now the…

Girls craft their destinies

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A handicraft exhibition organised by the Dhubri unit of Seva Bharati Purbanchal at Dhubri Lions Club.
Picture by Eastern Projections

June 7: Decorative items crafted in Dhubri district are not only making their way into homes across the country, but also giving the women behind these exquisite pieces of art a chance to escape poverty.Nearly 500 girls trained by Seva Bharati Purbanchal, an NGO, over the past four years are transforming handicrafts into a successful cottage industry in these parts. Another 108 girls were trained to make 10 kinds of items during a 10-day camp organised by the NGO at Dhubri Lions Club.Seva Bharati Purbanchal also organises exhibitions of handicrafts churned out at such camps and works as a catalyst in marketing these items.Mahua Mondal, who was in the first batch of trainees, is now an assistant instructor in the Dhubri unit of Seva Bharati Purbanchal and earns enough to help her…

Donation from SV KRISHNA REDDY RR Film makers on the eve of Audio release function for BAHUMATHY

19th May 2007:
In a rare and commendable gesture, the Producers of the Film BAHUMATHY on their Audio release function Donated Rs. 50,000/- to Keshava Seva Samithi (A Unit of Seva Bharathi). Talking on the eve of the Audio release Mr S V Krishna Reddy appreciated the role of Non Governmental agencies in charitable work and Community development.

The Producer Mr Venkat was anonymous by missing in the function but his action spoke louder when he decided to donate Rs. 5 lakh for community development prorammes as well as needy people suffering from chronic diseases or emergency medical aid. Keshava Seva Samithi runs Single teacher schools in Andhra pradesh as well as runs a home for the destitutes at Moulali, The Vatsalya Sindhu. The organisation runs the Schools in the most remote and needy parts of the world. The remote rural areas and the tribal hamlets as well as the slums of the urban landscape.

The cheque was presented by Mr Venu Madhav the comedian hero and the co-producer Mr Suresh …

Performance of Children of the Affection Homes in SSC (10th ) Board Exams

Hi Friends,
Heres the results and fruits of toil of years ... Seva bharathi has been toiling, for years and now the results are for all of us to see.


Performance of Children of the Affection Homes in SSC (10th ) Board Exams

Vaidehi Ashram

1) Supriya Hyderabad 531
2) Aparna 509
3) Umarani 486
4) Umadevi 449
5) Jyotsna 375
6) Sai Ratna 421
7) Krishnaveni 330

Vatsalya sindhu

1) Rajender Hyderabad 518

Sanghamitra Awasam

1. Hari Sanghamitra ashramam Nandyala 488/600
2. Narasimha 4…

Seva Bharathi makes tribals thirst for education

Seva Bharathi makes tribals thirst for education
Saturday May 12 2007 11:15 IST
KHAMMAM: Remote Kothulagutta in Kunavaram mandal of Khammam district is home to a silent transformation these days. In this remote hamlet, a bridge school, being run by Seva Bharathi, is changing the lives of tribal kids.

It is not just education that is being given. The Kondareddy children are being taught self-respect, to be proud of their culture and their role in the society. Games, sports, group discussions, meditation and yoga are moulding these boys.

Eleven-year-old Bogga Rajesh, who till the other day herded cows, today talks of how important it is to be to get educated. He talks of citizen’s responsibilities.

Payam Ravikumar of Pedda Arkur was a domestic help before being admitted to the Seva Bharathi-run bridge school. Today, he is proud to be a student.

Eighty-three such students belonging to 20 tribal villages, who had never been to school, …

BHU Medica team in North east

Glad to know that TheBhu (Kashi Hindu University) medical team of 23doctors have been for medical camp in North Eaststates.
They have left varanasi on 2nd may and isexpected to return back on 12th may. The team leaderis Dr. Rabishankar . There are another four teams consists of 31 doctors from Agra, Delhi Gujurat and Patna. The total strength of doctors is 54. All themedical camps will be organiserd under NMO(NationalMedicose Organisation) in association withVKA(Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram ).

More to come as updates

Seva Bharathi new building in Kanyakumari inaugurated

New building sponsored by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Pazhathottam near Kanyakumari was inaugurated on 25-3-2007 at Guruji Nivas premises, Pazhathottam near Kanyakumari. The function started with traditional boiling of milk at the new building with poojas. Earlier the pradishtai and Kumpabishekam were performed for the Vigna Vinayagar temple which is constructed at the Guruji Nivas temple premises at 10 clock in the morning. The inaugural function was held in the presence of Shri Surya Narayana Raoji. All the Mahasabai workers of SHG attended the function and other officebearers of the Seva Bharathi projects also attended it. Shri K.R.K. Moorthy, additional secretary general, Bharat Vikas Parishad, graced the occasion with the zonal secretary Shri V. Hariharan and Swamy Chaithanyanantha Maharaj, Vellimalai. Shri Kesava Vinayagan, general secretary Seva Bharathi Tamil Nadu, Shri Sundara Lakshmanan, kshetra seva pramuk, Shri E. Parameshwaran were also present on the occasion. Dr V.R. Theiv…

Eye donation awareness campaign from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

May 06, 2007
Eye donation awareness campaign from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Akhil Bharatiya Drishtiheen Kalyan Sangh, a prominent organisation working for the integrated development of visually challenged persons of the country, has started an eye donation awareness campaign from Kashmir to Kanyakumari from April 22. The campaign, which began from Pune by train, would conclude in Pune itself on May 16. The volunteers of the campaign will reach Delhi on April 30 and will stay in Delhi till May 2. The campaign is a creation of Acharya Dr Madhusudan Ghanekar, a Pune-based wellknown and unique personality in the field of hand-writing, signature analysis and author of several books in this field. The campaign would cover about 7,500-km distance. The whole distance would be covered by train. During the campaign the team of the total five activists led by Dr Ghanekar would interact with people through a very unique project called signature analysis campaign and would promote eye donation. During …
New Indian Express

Apr 28, 2007
‘Rs 225 crore for welfare of physically challenged’Monday April 9 2007 12:52 IST

MANGALORE: ‘‘The coalition government is aiming to sanction Rs 225 crore for the welfare of physically challenged in the year 2007-08,’’ said Woman and Child Welfare Minister H K Kumaraswamy on Sunday.He was speaking after distributing identity cards to the physically challenged at a programme organised jointly by the Asha Jyothi of Seva Bharati and the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Disabled Association at the Raveendra Kala Mandira.

The erstwhile government had sanctioned only Rs 50 crore for the welfare of physically challenged during 2005-06. But the JDS-BJP coalition government had hiked this amount to Rs 125 crore for 2006-07, he said.He said that cards would be distributed through each taluk centre in the future considering the difficulties of disabled people.

A sum of Rs 10 crore had been reserved for the distribution of tricycles to the han…

News to Create विएव्स फ्रॉम Meghalaya

News to Create Views

The Seva Bharati Meghalaya Jaintia Hills unit has conducted the 3 days residential training of Village Health Workers New Batch from 24th March 2007 to 26th March 2007 in Raliang Village of Jaintia Hills Meghalaya. 15 New Health Workers participated from 11 villages of the district. Dr. Wanki Lakiang, Dr. Devendra Sonawane has given the important information regarding the medical topics which are necessary for the Health Workers. Shri H.S. Dhar also delivered speech. Shri P. Kynjing, Shri M.L. Ktung & Shri Mangkashang Khongshei has also given lectures on various social topics. The training was concluded by distribution of Medical Boxes with the kind guidance and blessings of Shri C. Lyngdoh, the Dalloi of the Elaka Shangpung. Shri Shibun Lyngdoh the President of Seva Bharati Meghalaya was also present in the concluding function.

The Opening ceremony of Medical Box was held on 1st April 2007 in Biar Village. Villagers have actively participated in the meeting. Sm…

सेवा भारती वोलुन्तीर्स सर्वे Thousands of devotees

KOLLAM: Thousands of devotees Saturday March 10 2007 11:48 IST
KOLLAM: Thousands of devotees offered pongala at Sree Puthiyakavu Bhagavathy temple on Friday. Women from all over the district occupied the roads leading to the temple. With the lighting of the temple hearth at 10 am by Thantri Balamurali, all the hearths were lit up. The pongala hearths occupied most areas of the city including SMP Palace Road, Benziagar Hospital, Karbala, Chemmammukku Overbridge, Manichilthodu, Chinnakkada, Kadappakkada, Asramam, Nair’s Hospital, Mundakkal and Thumbara.By 12 noon, around 100 temple priests started sprinkling holy water on the pongala nivedyams. The Kerala Water Authority provided water to the devotees. Besides the Police and the Fire Force personnel, hundreds of Sevabharathi volunteers also came to the service of the devotees.

सेवा दिशा 06

SEWA VIBHAGSERVICE ACTIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY(As on 31-01-2006)S.No.StateNo. of placesTotal No. of service activities1KERALA147536262SOUTH TAMILNADU9505100