Showing posts from October, 2009

Work in 150 villages to start next month: CM (karnataka)

Source: Express buzz
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa inspecting development work at his hometown Shikaripur in Shimoga on Monday.
Express News Service
SHIMOGA: Out of 220 flood-affected villages in north Karnataka, the state government will construct houses and develop infrastructure in 150 villages from next month, said Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
He told reporters here on Monday that various organisations, mutts and religious institutions had come forward to construct houses and the foundation stone-laying functions would be held shortly.‘‘On October 30, the Seva Bharati will lay the foundation for constructing 2,000 houses in Bijapur district, Adichunchanagiri Mutt for 5,000 houses at Gadag in November 1, Dalmia Cements in Belgaum, Jindal Company in Koppal and Ramakrishna Ashram in Raichur districts. These works will be taken up in phased manner. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP leader LK Advani, former president APJ Abdul Kalam and former prime minister H…

Sewa Bharathi Karnataka Flood rehabilitation : reconstruction of villages

(A Project of Seva Bharathi Trust)
Keshava Shilpa Kempegowdanagar, Bangalore-560019
PH: 080-26616861, E-Mail: neravunk@Gmail.Com          Date: 22-10-2009
The Proposed Villages For Reconstruction by Sevabharathi

Note: Cost of constructing 1 home is Rs.1 lakh (Rs.100,000) and Sevabharathi -Karnataka is planning to build 2349 homes. Following are the details of villages and number of homes. Extensive survey was conducted by Sevabharathivolunteers in all these areas to identify the homes that need to be reconstructed.
DistrictTaluka VillagesHouses Uttara KannadaKarwarKadwad23GadagRonaKuruvinkoppa105Amargol207BelagaumRamdurgaHire Tadasi75BijapurIndiRoodagi94SindagiRamanalli194MuddebihalHadaginal51Bolwad150BijapurHukumnal195BagalkotBagalkotIngalagi155HungundaInambudihal73Suralikal182Parpanal60BadamiSabbalhunasi77Alasur S.P127Kotnail140KalburgiSurpurUppaladinni130RaichurRaichurGurjapur128DevadurgaKolur1207 Districts13 Talukas19 Villages2349 Houses

Slum kids screened for eye defects

Source: TOI

TNN 26 October 2009, 03:13am IST
BANGALORE: Continuing with its Slum 10K Project, Narayana Nethralaya along with with NGOs Aruna Chethana and Seva Bharathi conducted its sixth
free children's eye-screening and treatment camp on Sunday.
The event was inaugurated by minister for higher education, Aravind Limbavalli at Government Model Higher Primary School, Varthur Road, Marthalli. During the camp, free treatment, including spectacles and surgery were performed at Narayana Nethralaya.
At the camp, 1,350 children from slums were screened by a team of over 20 ophthalmologists from Narayana Nethralaya and volunteering organizations.
"So far, we have screened 8,000 children and hope to complete our target of 10,000 by the year end," said Dr Anand Vinekar, paediatric retinal surgeon and project co-ordinator, Narayana Nethralaya.
Dr Bhujang Shetty, chairman and MD of Narayana Nethralaya said: "This project is one of our paediatric initiatives to commemorate our 25t…

comprehensive Video player: Sewa vibhag

Studion N: Sewa Vibhag / RSS Flood relief 1

Studion N: Sewa Vibhag / RSS Flood relief

Sakshi TV Elaborates on RSS / Sewa Bharathi Flood relief efforts

Seva Bharathi services for Flood Victims: Sakshi TV

Sewa vibhag Flood relief activities in kurnool Dist

Climate rally: Step towards a carbon-free future (Seva bharathi)

Source: TOI
TNN 23 October 2009, 04:15am IST

KOLKATA: The Climate Action Group an alliance of organizations dealing with climate change and the environment will organize a rally on Saturday,
September 24 from Sahid Minar to Mohar Kunja. Participants will take a pledge for a carbon-free future.

"The carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere at present is 390 parts per million. The safe range is 350 ppm. If unchecked, emissions could grow to 600 ppm, condemning us to a world unfit to live in. Millions of people are already victims of climate change. Our weather and glaciers are at a risk. Failure to act will condemn human societies and ecosystems to unchecked global temperature rise and risk tipping points' in the climate system," said Asish Ghosh, convener of the group.

The Kolkata Cycling Club will also participate in the rally and has urged people to bring their bicycles along. "Lets show Kolkata and the world that the two most sustainable ways of transport are walking an…

RSS Mangalore aims to build 200 houses

Source: TOI
TNN 10 October 2009, 10:10pm IST 
MANGALORE: Members of Mangalore division of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will join the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in flood-ravaged districts
of North Karnataka. They will join the other RSS members and offer their services to build houses for people who have lost their shelter in the floods, said M B Puranik, Mangalore division president.

Some members are skilled carpenters, masons and plumbers who will work for free, Puranik told reporters here adding that RSS has responded to a plea from the state government to all concerned to join hands in the rehabilitation process. It is the aim of RSS members of the division to construct at least 200 houses in the villages that the government requests it to adopt, he said and added that each of these houses will be constructed at a cost of around Rs 65,000. each. "We will be saving on labour costs as our members are involved," he said.

There will be no compromise on quality, Puranik sai…

Sewa vibhag Final Report Flood relief operations Guntur Vibhag

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Blood donation camp held: Utkal Biparna Sahayata Samiti

BHUBANESWAR:(visakeo) Utkal Biparna Sahayata Samiti run Susruta Swathya Sahayata Kendra hostED a blood donation camp in the premises of Utkal Biparna Sahayata Samiti, Plot no-41, sector-A, Zone-D) on October 9, said Ravi Narayan Panda, spokesman. 51 persons donated blood. Dr Umakanta Mishra inaugurated the camp. RSS Orissa-Bengal Saririka Pramukha Ghanashyama Mohapatra, UBSS president Ashok K Das, Abhaya Pati and Dr Debasis Mishra were among those present.

Lighta lampThis Diwali, Light a life

This Diwali,Light a lamp but when you do that also let the light spread to the far off, the under previliged,the Unfortunate and needy.

Like for example the floods in AP,Karnataka have affected the lives of atotal reaching anywhere between 3million (NGOs say) and 2 million (Govt agencies put it that way).Eitherway they are not just simple statistics they are lives of the fellowhuman beings. Human beings and even their cattle, their crops and other living beings. What we can do now is pray and along with our prayers ACT Send them however small it may be but our contribution to save and have them a chance to get back their lives.

People out there affected by the worst floods in 100 years, no fault of theirs, so lets give them a chance, a chance to stand upon their legs. And not pity by sending them some used clothes.

So pick up your pen write a cheque, Draft or contribute online.

If you are abroad:
Use one of these services



Seva Bharati to build houses for flood-hit

Source: The Hindu
Bangalore: Seva Bharati, a social service trust affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, in a meeting of donors held here on Tuesday, has decided to help construct 2,660 houses in flood-hit districts of north Karnataka.

In the meeting, industrialist Ravindra Pai offered to construct 500 houses. Aruna Chetana, a school for mentally challenged children, promised to construct five houses. Even government affiliated co-operative bodies such as Karnataka State Oil Seeds Federation and Souhardha Cooperative Bank said they would support the cause. The meeting decided to construct each house of 300 sq ft dimension at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh.

Seva Bharathi services for Flood Victims: Courtesy

Sewa Bharathi Karnataka new web site

Sewa Bharathi Karnataka has a new web site

Flood situation in Costal andhra pradesh Andhra pradesh

Flood relief activity in Repalle

Sewa vibhag Flood relief activities in Guntur Dist

Sewa vibhag Flood relief Report card in Statistics

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IT Milan volunteers Sewa Vibhag flood relief

Karnataka Foods: a request from Seva Bharati

A personal experience working with flood relief teams of sewa vibhag

Written in Marathi by mangesh Joshi 

Translated to English by
PrafulKumar Nikam
Consultant - BI
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Last Friday 11th Oct 2009 I got a chance to visit Rajoli a flood affected village in Andhra Pradesh. Seva Bharati an organisation under sangh parivar umbrella is working in flood relief work from day one of this tragedy. This happens to be my first visit to a calamity hit area and this gave me a chance to understand the work culture in the  RSS.  

One thing that struck me with glaring intensity was the chaos that surrounded the relief distribution in the flood affected areas. Many NGO were involved in the flood relief to help people but because of lack of proper planning and insufficient experience and cadre made it impossible for them to reach every affected person. whenever a relief vehicle reaches with relief items for flood affected people; theres' a crowd attacking the vehicle. It was impossible to control the crowds, the police person or any other volunteer…

Experience of an IT professional working with Seva bharathi / RSS in Flood relief

Reconstructed experience of Mr Deepanshu as written in bits and pieces as comments in his Picasa album:

On Sunday 11 Oct we visited this place Rajouli (Mahaboobnagar dist) to get more details of how RSS is operating for relief work. Believe me, no media coverage or photos would have given even a closer understanding of the devastation than this first hand visit..
We started at 5 am from hyderabad.

On the way to the relief camps run by seva bharathi /RSS
We found truck loads of relief materials by various agencies one of them was a corporate Astra Microwave products Ltd going for flood relief assistance. For the first time I was going to such kind of assistance and also for first time worked with Seva Bharathi / RSS. Their work system is very organized. They first surveyed and counted the affected number of houses in advance and mean time arranged the items and simulteniously got the tokens and cards printed. Today till 2.30 pm first 10 groups went to each area in Rajoli village and dist…

Sewa Vibhag RSS Karnataka Flood Relief Activities

Sewa vibhag karnataka relief efforts in pictures


Flood Relief Activities Mahaboobnagar Dist 9th Oct'09

Sewa Vibhag Flood Relief Update Mahaboobnagar Dist

South india Floods: Sewa Vibhag Flood Relief activity video

Sewa Vibhag Flood Relief Update Mahaboobnagar Dist

Round up of Flood relief in South India: Sewa vibhag

karnataka Flood situation

10 million people had become homeless and nearly two million houses had been destroyed across 14 districts in the state.
More than 300,000 people have taken refuge in about 1,000 relief camps

The death toll rose to 194 in Karnataka alone

200,000 to 300,000 people in villages where aid has not reached

Bijapur, Bagalkote, Raichur, Koppal and Gulbarga districts remain the worst affected. In Bijapur alone, more than 17 villages are marooned and over 10,000 people have been left homeless.

Sewa vibhag Karnataka Relief Efforts

Volunteers working

Bagalkot :  150

Belgaum: 400

Gadag: 80

Raichur 40

Beneficiaries in various districts
 Bagalkot :  4500

Belgaum: 15000



RSS workers distributed rice, biscuits, toast and other food supplies that had been brought from Chikkaballapur, the villagers scrambled, jostling children, the elderly and the.

A RSS team distributed food provisions to some flood victims of Poinguinim on Sunday.

14 lakh people are affected by t…

Sewa vibhag Flood relief Vijayawada

Swayamsewaks Relief work (Sakshi news paper)

This news Item Describes the actual status of the After effects and situation in the flood hit area. Covered in Sakshi the Telugu news paper (owned by YSR's son Jagan and you can see a reason why he publishes the pic and noty even once mentions the name of Swayamsevaks / Sangh organisation).
The headline itself goes on saying Villages... or Samshans !

That gives the whole picture.

RSS volunteers fan out to do relief work

Source: Expressbuzz
Express News ServiceFirst Published : 08 Oct 2009 03:27:00 AM IST HYDERABAD: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other like-minded organisations are involving themselves in relief work in the floodaffected districts of the State. In the first phase of relief operations, they distributed over one lakh food packets collected from neighboring villages and districts in the interior rural areas of Kurnool, Mahaboobnagar and Nalgonda districts. The Swayamsevaks said that since links to Kurnool had been cut off, material was being brought in from Anantapur, Kadapa, Nellore in the State, and Raichur in Karnataka. The RSS set up relief camps in Karnool town at Saraswati Sishu Mandir and G Pulla Reddy Engineering College. Volunteers from Adoni cleaned the Raghavendra Swamy temple in Mantralayam and cleared the carcasses of the cows of Goshala and other animals, and handed them over to the police. In Hyderabad, 2,000 Swayamsevaks went round the city collecting money, food an…