News Source : Organiser
Sewa Bharati, Kakinada, gets a pat from Administration (Feb 17 2008)
The services being rendered to the needy people by Kakinada unit of the Sewa Bharati under East Godawari district of Andhra Pradesh have received appreciation from the district administration. The Sewa Bharati has been presented a certificate of appreciation and a memento from the district Collector, East Godawari District. In the picture from left Shri Venu, East Godawari District Council Chairman, Shri Subramanyam, District Collector, Shri Sriniwas, Superintendent of Police and Shri Seshareddy, MLC presenting the certificate to Shri T. S.V. Aditya Sarma, president of the Sewa Bharati Kakinada unit at a function recently. (FOC)
Sewa Bharati helps child education (Sept 16th 2007)
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 and everybody even his elders as well as his school teachers. It was Sewa Bharati’s Telkapally Residential Bridge Course Centre that moulded him into a different personality. Now he is known for his skill in swimming, climbing trees and running. He saved a small girl of three years when she accidentally slipped into a well though a lot of people even elders were just onlookers. He dived into it without a second thought.
Vamshiv (14) belonging to village Addakula is an orphan and was picked up from the Hyderabad Railway station. He used to beg in hotels, staying in buses and railway stations. He is now known for his talent in long jump and high jump. He is also a very good singer in classical Annamacharya keertanas and won prizes by TTD and stood first in competitions. He scored first in science fair where he projected the ill-effects of eco-degradation. (FOC)
This is how people trust Sewa Bharati (Aug 5th 2007)
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 to yet another child Kani of the family, who is ailing. Following this, Dr Deiva Prakash, state general secretary of Sewa Bharati Self Help Groups, Shri Manian, state general secretary and Shri Jyotindran, district organiser of RSS, accompanied by Shri Rajamani, father of the kids, to Kalkulam Government Middle School and formalised the adoption of the children. (VSK Chennai)
Sewa Bharati workers attend literacy camp in Jamia
Twenty-two senior workers of Sewa Bharati, Delhi, attended a literacy camp in Jamia Millia Islamia University on November 3. The camp was organised to impart training to accelerate the literacy campaign. It is to be noted that the Sewa Bharati, Delhi, has been running a number of educational and training centres among slum-dwellers and resettlement colonies of Delhi. Shri Z.H. Qureshi, convenor of the training camp, and Smt. Aparna Bhatt imparted training to the workers. Shri Shahajad also guided the workers in two sessions. The participants openly discussed different aspects of literacy campaign. Shri Qureshi said that a firm commitment and positive thinking was must for achieving the goals of literacy. The workers who attended the camp included S/Shri Vishwakant, Rishipal Dadwal, Mahesh Chandra, Madanlal Khanna, Ramnarayan Popali, Kanchimal Gupta, Kamalkant, Mayaram Patang, Mahendra Jain, Chunnilal Madan, Khajan Singh, Shriram, Bishandas Chawala, Rramprakash Gogia, Rakesh Kumar, Smt. Vina Mahato, Smt. Manorama, Smt. Prem Virmani, Smt. Swarnkanta Makhija, Smt. Sunita Dhalival, Smt. Saroj Sharma and Smt. Promila Popali.