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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 …