Showing posts from February, 2009

Jagriti project of Sewa Bharati in J&K An initiative to stop migration from rural areas

Source: Organiser
Jammu & Kashmir unit of Sewa Bharati started a project at Siot village under Nowshera district of the state to impart training to rural youth so that they get employment in their village. Named as Jagriti Project, the work began by forming a committee taking five local members and seven Sewa Bharati activists. A total of 24 kanal (about 2.5 acre) land was acquired by the Sewa Bharati in Siot for the demonstrative activities. Three experts from Agriculture University of Jammu were called to give proper guidance and demonstrations in allied activities like vermiculture, composed fertilizer, mushroom and seasonal vegetable cultivation. About two acre land was tilled properly where wheat was cultivated with the help of enthusiastic youth of the local areas. Mustard, carrot, cabbage and seasonal vegetables were cultivated at the demonstrative land with the help of the local farmers. In a shed mushroom and dhingri have been grown for demonstration.

Sewa Bharati aims to…

Children's day out in Mangalore: Asha Jyothi

Source: Mangalorean
Mangalore Feb 23: It was the occasion of a 'mela' for special children held under the aegis of Asha Jyothi, a subsidiary of Seva Bharathi.Age was no bar there. From kids to elders, everybody enjoyed; they danced with the dolls, rode horses, flew kites, sprung with laughter.Such a fair was a scene on the grounds of Canara PU College in the city on Sunday. It was the occasion of a mela for special children held under the aegis of Asha Jyothi, a subsidiary of Seva Bharathi.Speaking on the occasion, District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar emphasised on the need for instilling confidence among special children.If a certain skill is lacking in a person, the God blesses him with another special skill. If the special children are not encouraged, they lack their confidence further, he said.The government has not neglected the necessities of the disabled. There are several schemes meant for them.The organisations should co-operate for their effective impleme…

Sewa bharati and Satra Janardan Dev Goswami teamup to aid farmers

Kamalabari Satra’s welfare mission for Majuli
Source: Assam Tribune , NE

GUWAHATI, Feb 17 – The Uttar Kamalabari Satra in Majuli has undertaken a mission to ensure welfare of the people of the island. As part of the mission, the Satra, a centuries-old Vaishnavite monastery, has been holding monthly health check-up camps in the interior areas of the island, setting up schools in the socio-economically backward areas and has procured an ambulance to help the ailing people reach the hospitals in times of urgency.

Satradhikar of the Satra Janardan Dev Goswami told this newspaper that his institution has been extending the service of the ambulance to the islanders since 2007. Hundreds of islanders have been benefited with this service, he said.

The monthly health check-up camps organised by the Satra has also been benefiting the people of the interior areas significantly. The Satra has also been requisitioning the services of the experts of the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh and Sankaradeva…

Vivekananda, Gandhiji and their concept of service-oriented Hinduism By Jagmohan

On Swami ‘Vivekananda's’ birthday, January 12, it may be both interesting and instructive to recall how he and Mahatama Gandhi viewed Hinduism as a service-oriented cultural force and how virtual abandonment of their views by the Indian State and society have cost the country dearly.

Both Vivekananda and Gandhiji had an original and powerful mind and also an innate faith in the inherent strength of Indian culture. Both believed in practical Vedanta and considered Hinduism as nothing but spiritual secularism based upon the highest principles of ethics and morality. Both argued that a great social and moral order could be built on the shoulders of great individuals alone. “If there is no purity, fairness and justice in your heart, these qualities will not be in your home; if they are not in your home, they will not be in your society; and if they are not in your society, they will not be in your State.”

Both Vivekananda and Gandhiji, in essence, presented a new design for life, a mode…

Sewa Bharati hospital inaugurated in Udaipur

Source: Organiser "Apart from providing treatment for various diseases, it is the endavour of the Sewa Bharati to ensure that a person should fall sick very less,” said RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Sureshrao Joshi. He was inaugurating a hospital of Sewa Bharati in Udaipur on February 1.

Addressing a huge gathering, he said the country built so many hospitals during the twelve Five Years Plan but still the people do not get good treatments. He said what the country needs today is not the facilities but the feeling of service. This health centre will provide all kinds of treatment i.e. allopathic, ayurvedic, homeopathic and acupressure. Though there are about 150 methods of treatment in the country they would also be started at the centre if need arises. Local MLA and senior BJP leader Shri Gulab Chand Kataria was also present on the occasion. BJP MLA from Rajsamand Smt. Kiran Maheshwari thanked all those who contributed in building of the hospital.

Chennai hosts first-ever Hindu spiritual and service fair

Report: Hindu service organisations showcase their activities under one roof All the dignitaries had different messages to give the audiences but the crux of the matter was the same—the dire need for all Hindu organisations to come together and understand, support and grow with each other. For a religion like Hinduism, which is often branded as chaotic and unorganised; when people belonging to different organisations come together under one banner to promote civilisational harmony it is nothing short of spectacular.

The Chennai chapter of the Global Foundation of Civilisational Harmony (GFCH) sponsored and organised a “Hindu Spiritual and Services Fair 2009” at the Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya. This is a global-level initiative taken on behalf of faiths that originated in the eastern part of the world. It is aimed at bringing together organisations interested in the preservation and growth of cultures that live and grow in accord.

The first day of the fair was inaugurated by …

Redistribution of books to the 170 students of Book Bank project.

You are cordially invited to the Redistribution ceremony on Saturday, 21st Feb 2009 at 10.00 AM at DewsawL.P.School, Pynursla East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Shri Banteilang Rumnong, General Secretary of Seng Khasi organization will be the chief guest for this function. Contribute your valuable time and money to up lift the educational quality of Meghalaya by 1.Sending us donations 2.Adopting 5 students of Book bank project 6,000/-3.Adopting 10 students of Book bank project 12,000/-Brief Information of Book Bank Project.The book bank project started for the year 2007-08 has given a very positive response from the people. We have distributed in its first initiative free text books to 112 students from 43 villages of Riwar Mihngi circle of East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya. Students have returned these sets of books to us and now with beginning of new educational year we are redistributing it to the poor and needy students The old members too can renew their registration with us for the…

Apppeal from Seva Bharathi Meghalaya

I hope you have been receiving my emails and detail information about our efforts to keep North East attached to rest of India with the help of our several seva projects.

To run all these projects we need your help. We need your contribution and the donations collected by you for this noble cause.

Please send your donations to us.

You can do it by depositing your contribution to following accounts.

State Bank of India 10881248897

Axis Bank 270010100022914

Please send the details of your donation with your address to us on following mobile no. so that we can send you the donation receipt. You donations are exempted under IT Act 80G.

Mobile No. +91 9436119157

Or you can send Bank Demand Draft to following address :

Seva Bharati Meghalaya

2nd floor, Arya Samaj Mandir Building,

G.S. Road, Police Bazar,

Shillong 411002, Meghalaya.

It is my humble request to you to donate something. Whatever may be the amount; your contribution will support the work to spread an…

Seva in reality today - A Holistic View

Reproduced from the blog : Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum

Last to last week I got a chance to explore the Indian Tribal culture and their lifestyle. They are many primitive tribal groups (Aadivasi) across India and some of them are in Andhra Pradesh also. In Khammam District, surrounded by Badhrachalam; many hill side villages and agency areas we can find these Primitive tribes.

My Travel
I had reached Bhurgham Pahad near Badhrachalam town on 25th Dec and was there for 3 days. I stayed in Vignana Vihara Aadivasi Boys Hostel (strength of 87 tribal children from many tribal villages of surrounding) run by Seva Bharathi Organization. I started exploring the near by places, tribal villages and their lifestyle, their living hood. Had good time in chatting with children, telling stories, science subjects, having food along with them. I got a great opportunity to understand the meaning of service to society. I had covered around 800 km by Bike, Bus, and Medical Van. I had almost traveled to Chatt…

Village Health Workers Training Program: Meghalaya

inputs from: Prashant mahamuni

Village Health Worker Project (Arogya Rakshak):-

Seva Bharati Meghalaya have well spread activity of village Health workers for the last ten years. We arrange the training programme for selected boys and girls from different villages. We train them in Primary health care and about common diseases and give them a medical box for free distribution of medicine to the needy patient. Our 256 workers are working in 159 villages in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills. We have a register of more than 4000 patients who were benefited by this programme.

The village health workers new batch training concluded on 7th Feb 2009 at 3.00 pm at Sohiong village in West khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

The two days training was started on 6th Feb 2009 at 10.00 am. Shri Thabah, President of Seng Khasi organization inaugurated the training. Shri D. Lyngdoh, President of Seng Khasi Nongthilew also was present in the function.

52 youths from 32 villages of West Khasi Hills Di…

Slough Hindu community donates £4,000 for Bihar flood relief

Source: Organiser
Sewa International is planning to select one village in each of the 32 affected areas and provide the affected people with tools, equipment and instruments of trade to enable them to re-establish their trade and become self-sufficient again. It also plans to build a hostel to educate the poor children of the affected areas who cannot afford to have any education. A mobile medical van has also been purchased to enable the provision of health care needs for the flood victims.

SLOUGH, BERKSHIRE UK: The Hindu Cultural Society (Hindu Temple) of Slough donated £4,000 (Four thousand pounds) to Sewa International's Bihar (India) Flood Appeal. The presentation was made at the Hindu temple in Slough during the Gita Jayanti programme, an occasion to mark the anniversary of the recitation of the Bhagawad Gita by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battlefield during the Mahabharat war.

Presenting the cheque on behalf of the Hindu Cultural Society, Shri Vijay Datta, its vice-president…

Ghazal king to raise funds for child workers

Source: Telegraph India

Ranchi, Jan. 14: Ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas will be in the state capital next month to participate in a show meant for raising funds for the rehabilitation of child labourers in state.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan — a joint platform of several NGOs working for the betterment of child labourers — is organising the show. The function would be held in Ranchi Club on February 7.
“We are expecting a huge footfall as the singer has a huge fan following in the state. The amount collected from tickets would be spent in the rehabilitation of children working as child labourers,” said Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the co-ordinator of Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
He confirmed that the singer had agreed to the February date and was quite interested to visit Ranchi.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan is a conglomerate of 58 non-government organisations working for the common cause of eradicating child labour from the state.
These include Bharatiya Kishan Sangh, Nabh Bharat Jagriti Kendra, Chetna…