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details of RSS Hostels in Maharashtra
Presently we have 13 hostels for both girls & boys of Meghalaya,Nagaland & Manipur, Mizoram. The details are as follows.Girls Hostels 4 Girls 56 Boys Hostels 9 Boys 106 Total 162.

Courtesy: Balabhau Joshi

Sewa Bharati honoured for serving the blast victims

Sewa Bharati honoured for serving the blast victimsSource:
Jaipur unit of Sewa Bharati was honoured for rendering services to the victims of May 13 bomb blasts in the city. The honour came from Ramganj Shanti Evam Vikas Samiti.
Apart from the Sewa Bharati, 149 other people and organisations were also honoured on the occasion. Director General of Rajasthan Police Shri K.S. Bains and Chief Secretary Home Shri S.N. Thanvi honoured the people at a function organised in Jaipur on July 19. Inspector General of Police (Jaipur range) Shri Pankaj Kumar Singh, District Collector Shri Pravin Gupta, Divisional Commissioner Shri Niranjan Kumar Arya, president of the Samiti Shri Rambabu Agrawal and vice president Mohammad Abdul Ajij were also present on the occasion.
A total of 150 people including 70 persons, representatives of 38 social organisations, 18 saints and 32 medical staffers were honoured on the occasion. Shri Kailash Chand Sharma, Prant secretary of Sewa Bharati and Vaidya …

Experiences of a Sewa International volunteer in India

Hectic is an understatement! Phew! 33 days....10 flights....6 states....endless adventures....1 unforgettable experience! To say my recent visit to India was hectic would be an understatement. I had gone to visit several service projects which are being run by Sewa International and its partner organisation Sewa Bharti. I began my trip in Bangalore and subsequently visited Gujarat, Delhi, Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu - North, South, East and West India!! Though it would take far too long to detail everything that happened during my journey, I will focus on a few experiences which still stand out in my mind.

Firstly, I was very fortunate to be able to go to the North-East region (Assam & Meghalaya) as this was a thoroughly unique experience and quite unlike anything I had ever come across in any other part of India. Visiting this area, one can get a sense of just how isolated it is. In one village which we visited (Mandipur) in Assam a local teacher, addressing a gathering of the vi…

The Joy of Teaching

The Joy of TeachingAugust 16, 2008
Teaching is a passion for me. It fills me with joy and feeling of self worth. My first formal teaching started when I was a Research Fellow, CSIR at Sabour. I had a notion that the teacher should communicate effectively, control class room and sound like an authority. I do not think so now. I feel a teacher should be sensitive to feelings, humane, focused on learners and open. My real test of teaching was at TirhutCollege of agriculture, Dholi. (An unit of RajendraAgriculturalUniversity, Pusa). I had joined My first formal appointment as assistant Professor of the sewing for two years.As I Look back at Life, I feel I was cut out to be teacher of social science. I took up Master’s in extension education because the subject seemed interesting like music. The more I involved myself the more it pulled me. However, I took up my first job in a NGO- Seva Bharati in West Bengal and Worked for three years organizing training. It was a combination of bield ext…
Courtesy: Prashant from Shillong

Capacity Building Residential Camp 17 May 2008

RSS Jankalyan Samiti Purvanchal Vikas

Courtesy: Balabhau Joshi

Ressults of SSC examination held in March 2008 were announced today. It is a great pleasure to tell you all that all the students who appeared for the same have passed with flying colurs. Seeing is beleiving. Hence their results are now tabulated for you to see.

RSS Jankalyan Samiti Purvanchal Vikas RankNameHostelMarks%1Leishipam Awung ShatsangChinchwad49375.842Fivepower DkharSambhaji Nagar48574.613Thoin MyrthongSambhaji Nagar45570.004Haobijam Gandhi SinghChinchwad45269.535Themshang HoramChinchwad44167.846Dishanding SunSambhaji Nagar41964.467Wungkachui Awung ShatsangChinchwad41163.238Shelletty BasaringaidNashik38760.009BanshidalinNashik35554.6110Wilton DkharSambhaji Nagar34152.4611Pynskemtre PaswetSangli32149.3812Darita MarshyllongNashik31248.00

Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Award to be given to Seva Bharti Bhopal

Source: The Hindu

Bhopal (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Government's this year prestigious Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Award will be given to RSS affiliate Seva Bharti, New Delhi. The award was announced here on Sunday by the Minister for Culture, Mines and Public Relations, Laxmikant Sharma. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a citation. Defending the decision to award Seva Bharti of New Delhi, Minister said Gandhiji also believed in serving humanity and the Seva Bharti is doing the same service. The minister also announced other national and state-level awards of Madhya Pradesh Government for the year 2007-08 on the occasion. National Kabir Samman for poetry will be given to Padma Sachdev. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh and a citation. Similarly, the National Maithilisharan Gupt Samman for Hindi literature will be given to Shatrughan Prasad. The award carries a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The national-level Kalidas Samman will be given to noted sculptor…

Cong targets award to RSS outfit, forgets it honoured it too Milind Ghatwai Posted online: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 0108 hrs

Source: Indian ExpressMilind Ghatwai Bhopal, August 12: In criticising the BJP-ruled state Government’s decision to confer the Mahatma Gandhi Award on RSS-affiliated organisation Seva Bharti, the Congress party seems to have scored a self goal. The oldest national party has itself felicitated the Delhi-based organisation at the hands of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for improving the lot of street children and also doing a commendable job in slums in 2004. The MP Government had on Sunday announced its decision to give its biggest national award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, to the voluntary organisation “for working according to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”. But the mere association of Gandhi and RSS saw PCC president Suresh Pachauri and campaign committee chairman Rahul Singh slam the award and call it an insult to the father of the “It’s a big joke on Gandhian philosophy,” Singh said. “Giving the award to an NGO affiliated with the RSS is an insult to Gandhiji,” Pac…

Intelligroup rolls out iGive

Source: Business standard
Bs Reporter / Chennai/ Hyderabad August 15, 2008, 2:28 IST
Intelligroup Inc, a provider of strategic IT consulting, application management, support and implementation services, has launched iGive, a payroll giving programme that facilitates donating to a charity by having the donation deducted from an employee’s salary.“We believe that there is a social purpose of being in business and that business has to go beyond making profits. It must improve the quality of lives of the workforce, their families and society at large. Our first initiative in this respect is the iGive programme,” Alok Pant, senior vice-president (global marketing and alliances,) Intelligroup, told Business Standard.So far, around 350 of the company’s employees in Hyderabad signed up for iGive, donating Rs 2.5 lakh while the company contributed an equal amount.The employees and Intelligroup have committed Rs 10 lakh each towards iGive this fiscal, and the total funds collected from the progr…

Rashtriya Sewa Bharati : Bringing about positive attitudinal change --By Pramod Kumar

It was election time. High pitch election fever was everywhere. Money was profusely distributed throughout that constituency. Election agents of a candidate belonging to a particular political party arrived at Mangaleshwari Nagar, a remote village in East Coast Road of Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu, with boxes of fresh currency notes of 500 and 1,000 denominations to distribute among people of this particular village. One currency note was available for each voter to get his support. But, to those agents’ surprise, the people of this village categorically refused to accept money from them.

“Let the Grama Sevika of Sewa Bharati come, you speak to her”, was the reply from the people of the village.

The agents patiently waited for hours. The Grama Sevika reached the village as per her regular programme. She was informed about the presence of agents with currency notes.

“We will cast our vote to an honest and patriotic leader of high spirit, not for money”, the …