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As Jaipur bleeds, volunteers apply much-needed balm

As Jaipur bleeds, volunteers apply much-needed balm

16 May 2008, 0312 hrs IST,Avijit Ghosh,TNN

JAIPUR: Calamity often brings out the best in humans. And the Tuesday serial blasts in Jaipur was no exception. From sewadaars of Dera Sacha Sauda to RSS swayamsevaks, from Muslim youths of Pathan Chowk to Nirankaris, not to forget corporate houses and co-operative groups, everyone has set up their tents and stalls outside the city's Sawai Man Singh hospital where a majority of the blast victims are undergoing treatment. Donating blood, working as hospital's unofficial fourth-grade employees, ensuring relief money reaches the right people, offering free food, medicine and telephone services — they are doing it all.

Dera Sacha's sevadars arrived with 30-odd members within an hour of the blast, says Kulbhushan, among the the organisation's senior volunteers. By morning, the number of volunteers dressed in their cream and green uniform had swelled to 350. "So far we have donat…

Sewa bharti helps recover victims' body from police

Help’s body found, trader, placement cell owner heldNew Delhi, February 22 A domestic help placement cell owner and a trader were today detained after the body of a 22-year-old help was found in suspicious circumstances in Punjabi Bagh, west Delhi, six days after her death. According to police, the help, Sunita Tete, worked at garment trader Anil Sabharwal’s house in Saraswati Vihar. Police said Sabharwal, who had hired Sunita’s services five years ago, did not inform them after her death but kept moving her body—which was stored in ice—in a private ambulance over the last six days. Sunita’s family had got in touch with Sewa Bharti, an NGO, after they did not hear from her for several weeks. The NGO, in turn, contacted Sabharwal and Jharkhand Personal Placement Service Agency’s owner Bhanu Singh about the girl. Police said Sunita died on February 16 and that her death “seemed natural”, but that Sabharwal and Bhanu had not informed them. “They stored her body in ice in an ambulance, wh…

Sewa Bharti, Bathinda, organised a free medical camp

Monday, March 3, 2008, Chandigarh, India
Health camp: The Sewa Bharti, Bathinda, organised a free medical camp at RK Public School. Around 300 patients were diagnosed and free medicines were also dispersed, a press note from the aforementioned organisation claimed. Dr Subhash Aggarwal, Kamal Garg and Dr Akshay Kumar inagurated the camp.