Showing posts from February 22, 2009

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…