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Dhanvantari Sewa Yatra is organized by Sewa Bharati, Purbanchal & National Medicos Organization (N.M.O.) jointly to help the poor and Panajati Villagers of N.E. region. Periodical free health care camps are conducted in the remotest and Janajati Villagers by the Doctors and Paramedical Voluntary Workers. So far, eight Dhanvantari Sewa Yatras have been organized. The 8th Dhanvantari Sewa Yatra was organized from April 17, 2011to April 28, 2011. 37 Doctors participated in this novel venture, out of which 22 Doctors were from BHU, 6from Rajasthan, 5 from Gujarat, 3 from Madhya Pradesh & 1 from Delhi.

No. of villages covered
Total No. of Patients
Children below 12 years
South N.C. Hills (Assam)
11 05 386 144 242 82 02
North,N.C.Hills (Assam)
08 04 348 158 190 65 03
East. Karbi Along (Assam)
39 05 726 314 412 287 04
Wast. Karbi Along (Assam)
36 05 712 298 414 232 05
Sibsagar (Assam)
29 05 1897 777 1120 624 06
Majuli (Assam)
11 04 803 355 448 217 07
Kokrajhar (Assam)
07 07 921 397 524 222 08
South Kam…

Ayyappasevakendram inaugrated by Seva bharathi payyoli

SEVABHARATHI ,PAYYOLI  25th Nov. 2011  Seva bharathi payyoli Ayyappa sevakendram inaugurated by swami Ayyappadas

Sewa Bharti organises Sewa Sangam

JAMMU: Sewa Bharti, a registered (NGO) working for under previliged in J and K State held Sewa Sangam, of around 45 NGOs of the State. NGOs from Ladakh, Kargil, Kashmir, Reasi, Udhampur, Poonch, Rajuri, participated in the function so as to discuss the strategies to exchange and expand the work of NGO’s in J and K State with co-operation of each other.
Sewa Sangam was inaugurated with traditional lighting of lamp by Chief Guest Suraj Parkash Tung, President All India Sewa Bharti. Subash Roy Hera Math and Ram Lal Gandotra President Sewa Bharti were Guests of Honour.
All the representatives of the NGO gave experiences and difficulties in day to day working, and discussed the ways and means to work in mutual understanding.
All the participants showed much concern about the deteriorating conditions of health and education sector in far flung and slum areas. Separate session was held to di…

Seva Bharti: Entries invited for Vishnu Kumar Sammans

Source: Dailypioneer Bhopal: Entries have been invited for three State-level Vishnu Kumar Sammans. Entries for the year 2011 can be submitted by December 31. Under the three Sammans constituted in the memory of social worker and founder of Seva Bharti, late Vishnu Kumar, persons making outstanding contributions to the betterment of Tribals, Scheduled Castes and Women and Children are honoured. Vishnu Kumar Anusuchit Jati Samaj Seva Samman is given to a person or organisation for doing excellent social work for scheduled castes. Similarly, Janjatiya Samaj Seva Samman is bestowed on a person or organisation for putting in excellent work for welfare and upliftment of tribals while Vishnu Kumar Mahila-Bal Kalyan Samman is given for excellent work for welfare for women and children. All the three awards carry `one lakh each in cash and a citation. Information about the awards can be obtained from the office of  Vanya,  Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at Shyamla Hills,  Bhopal phone number 0755-2…

Seva Bharathi secunderabad book distrution for rural students

Seva Bharathi distributed all-in-one books to 10th class students. The programme was organised by Chatrapati Shivaji Seva Samiti, Well wishers Foundation and Maharshi Bharadwaj Sewa samiti. The distribution programme was held in 4 schools of 4 villages; Nootankal (33), Girimapur(26), Dundigal(55), BBalanagar(40) and Srirangavaram (61) villages.

Sewa bharathi Secunderabad has been running 7 Study centers (Abhyasikas) in the above said villages. To complement and follow up the efforts the textbook distribution programme was arranged. A total of  215 sets of books were distributed.

NGOs step in to help thalassaemics at Guru Nanak hospital

Source: TOI AMRITSAR: Thalassaemia patients in Amritsar have to depend on non-government organizations (NGOs) to meet their expenses on medication as government hospitals have expressed their inability to do so due to lack of funds. Not only are medicines not provided to patients but the thalassaemia ward situated in the children's ward of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital is also maintained by an NGO, Amritsar Thalassaemia Welfare Society. Thalassaemia is a genetic blood disorder in which the patient's bone marrow cannot form sufficient red cells and their survival is also reduced. Thalassemic patients have to be given blood transfusion every 15 days. "We organize blood donation camps every now and then and give blood to the government blood bank which ensures that thalassaemic patients are at least never short of blood for transfusion," said president of the society, Satnam Singh while talking to TOI on Saturday. Satnam's son Hargun Singh is also a thalassa…

free medical camp organised by the JRDA with help from Sewa Bharti

Docs on strike open parallel OPD to help patients
Manmeet Singh Gill
Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 3

The protesting junior resident doctors at the Government Medical College today set up a parallel OPD (Out Patient Department) system to see the patients who were facing problem in getting the medical services because of the strike by the doctors.
The Junior Resident Doctors Association (JRDA) on this occasion distributed free medicines to the patients. More than 250 patients were treated at the free medical camp organised by the JRDA with help from Sewa Bharti, an NGO, outside the Guru Nanak Dev hospital.
The JRDA Vice President, Vivek Tomar, said, “The patients were facing inconvenience because of the strike. We have never intended to disturb the services for the poor. We have decided to see patients while on protest.”
He added that the junior doctors are adamant to fight the battle till the end. “We would try to meet the Chief Minist…

CEC inaugurated a Medical Health Centre constructed by SEWA BHARTI Gujrat with a cost of Rs. 65 lacs

Source: visitladakh
Leh: 15 November, 2011 - The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Mr. Rigzin Spalbar today inaugurated a Medical Health Centre building at Solar Colony Choglamsar constructed by SEWA BHARTI Gujrat with a cost of Rs. 65 lacs. CEC on the occasion expressed gratitude to Sewa Bharti for their generous contribution in resettling of the flood affected people through this hospital and said that such kind of noble assistance would always be welcomed. Coming up of the building is the first step, but the real task is the practical running of the hospital with every kind of medical facilities including doctors and equipments. So to ensure efficient functioning of the centre we will have a detail discussion with the founders of the centre besides putting efforts at our own level,” said CEC. He further made it clear that the shifting of the presently running medical centre at Solar Colony in the newly constructed hospital building  is the responsibility of the P…

Seva Bharti, Udhampur: Function on national integration held

Source: Statetimes UDHAMPUR: The Udhampur unit of Directorate of Field Publicity, Govt. of India, J and K Region in close coordination with Bhartya Vidya Mandir, Udhampur and Seva Bharti, Udhampur -NGO, organised a special interactive programme on Tuesday. On this occasion the Director of Field Publicity, GOI, J and K Region, Obaidur Rehman was the Chief Guest. Renu Sharma, Principal, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udhampur presided over.
In all 10 participants of the school spoke on role of youth in national integration and communal harmony. Pooja Thakur, Sarita  and Akshay Kumar were adjudged as best speakers in order of their merit. While honouring the meritorious speakers, the Chief Guest apprised the youth about the necessity of National Integration and Communal Harmony when the whole world is engulfed with unrest, militancy and regionalism. He stressed upon the audience to know their responsibility about oneness and harmony in the society to steer the country on path of progress and pro…

Sewa Vibhag at the service of Tiruppur flood hit

Source: rsschennai First week of November witnessed torrential rains which battered the Tiruppur city, the national knitwear export centre and a District Headquarters.Low-lying areas and dwellings got marooned as the Noyyal River entered the town causing flood. Nearly 15000 people were rendered homeless. Sewa vibhag - RSS volunteers along with other Hindu organizations immediately plunged into relief action. They rescued the children, ladies and aged people from the flood and were safely sheltered in the nearby schools. Toothpowder, milk, bread, tea, water packets etc. were initially supplied to them. 600 rubber sheets, buckets, biscuits were also supplied. Food packets for around 6000 persons were distributed by the Sewa Vibhag volunteers. Ready Selfless Service by the RSS volunteers were well appreciated by the locals. 
Distributing relief to the victims Scene of Flood havoc Flood relief in action

Velji Vishram Seva Van for Primitive Tribal Group Chenchus

The project supported by IDRF and funded by Velji Vishram Popat family has been lifesaving. Here is a documentary of the project.

Sewa bharathi AP: Rural / Folk Arts training camp for children

In view of the dearth of attention and patrons for the folk arts several of the cultures most affective communication media are missing in action. Sewa bharathi Andhra Pradesh has conducted a 4 day training camp "Rural / Folk Arts training camp for children" at the Rashtriya Vidya Kendra campus. The camp attended by Schools and affection homes children run by Sewa Bharathi and like minded organisations had a strength of 182, out of which 150 were the participants and the rest were in the Organisation of the camp as volunteers.

Here is a glimpse of the activity.
Children performing a devotonal bhajan with Folk musical instruments (Tappeta, kanjara, talam)
Children Performing Kolatam (similar to dandiya)
Children trained on Tappeta a famous folk instrument that normally has a role in socal movements
Abhinaya Geyalu: or Musical skits / dances (socal issues)
Jada Koppu: a folk art form famous in Andhra Pradesh

Seva Bharti celebrates Diwali with inmates of Bal Ashram

Udhampur, October 25
On the eve of Diwali celebration, District Seva Bharti, organized a function at Bal Ashram. The function was presided over by superintendent of Ashram, Tilak Raj Atri. The programme started with worshipping of Lakshmi Mata followed by distribution of sweets, bursting of fire crackers with them.  In his address, vice-president of Seva Bharti, Neelam Nargotra, highlighted importance of Diwali and exhorted upon the children to work hard to rise to the high position.

Jan Kalyan trust Guwahati : self reliance n self respect

Courtesy: Prashant Mahamuni Jana Kalyan Trust is a registered trust formed for the welfare of the needy and poor people of North East. Presently we are running two Driving Training School, in Guwahati and Tezpur, Assam and two Sewing Training School in Guwahati, Agia Assam. Both of our projects running smoothly and proved effective tool in the economic development of needy and poor people. 
Jana Kalyan Trust is running a Sewing Training School at Lal Ganesh, Guwahati since August 2010. Majority of the trainees are female. During the last 14 months 68 (3 belongs to ST) trainees admitted, Females with low education and low income group availing a facility to learn a skill of sewing cloths through this project. 
We are getting ` 250/- per month per trainee as course fees, which is very reasonable as compared to other private sewing training schools in Guwahati. After completing a course of 3 months trainee can earn enough money using their skill. There is lack of educational facilities…

Sewabharti: Dengue grips Gurdaspur district 3 confirmed, 51 suspected cases in hospitals

Ravi Dhaliwal
Source: Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, October 20
Barely three months after the Gurdaspur district health authorities organised the Anti-Dengue Month, had the dreaded disease slowly made its way into the district. As many as three confirmed and 51 suspected cases have been reported from various places in the district.
The confirmed cases are from Batala, Naushera Majha Singh and Gharota, while the 51 suspected cases are from different part of the district. All the three confirmed cases have been shifted to the DMC, Ludhiana, and Fortis Hospital, Amritsar.
The authorities have set up a special ward where patients are being kept in isolation.
There were rumours that the patients were forced to buy free medicines from outside the government-run hospital. However, these rumours were quickly scotched by the Civil Surgeon Dr Chandanjit Singh who said he had written a letter to the officials of his department to keep ready adequate stocks of medicine.
Dr Adesh…

Mumbai: Valedictory of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Seva Bharati Held in Metro

By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD)
Mumbai, Oct 13: The valedictory function of silver jubilee celebrations of Seva Bharati and releasing ceremony of commemorating bulletin was held at Silver Inn Hotel auditorium, Andheri (East) here recently.
Seva Bharati silver jubilee Committee president B Vivek Shetty presided over the programme.
All Cargo Logistics Limited managing director Sasikiran Shetty was the chief guest, offered motion for the programme and released the commemorating bulletin.
Regency Group chairman Jayaram S Shetty was present on the dais.

The Committee president Jaya N Shetty in his introductory address said that the cultural extravaganza that was staged by Yaksha Bharati, Nrutya Bharati and Kavya Bharati indeed memorable.
Sasikiran Shetty called on the members of Seva Bharati, to stage united struggle for corruption-free India.
Seva Bharati Award Committee convener and Devadiga Sangh former president Dharmapal U Devadiga conveyed best wishe…

SEVA Bharti organizes painting competition

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 Udhampur,
Seva Bharti, an NGO, organized painting competition at NIT Higher Secondary School in Adarsh Colony, today. On this occasion, the students showcased the pictures based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The participants looked very enthusiastic during the competition. Briefing newsmen, Neelam Nargotra, member of Seva Bharti, said by organizing such type of programme the confidence among children is instilled and they come to know about their country.


Seva bharathi's master trainers at Handicraft Training for rural tribal women

Source: arunachaltimes
TEZU, Sep 25:  The Seva Bharati, Arunachal in association with local based NGO- Amik Matai Society, Tezu kicked off its rural initiative in imparting week long Handicraft Training  in Changliang village under Tezu circle of Lohit today. The inaugural ceremony was graced by the District Art and Culture Officer, Anjaw along with PR representatives of the village and the members of the collaborating NGOs. The chief guest cited the success story of the “Barbie Doll” which had a small beginning initially. 30 Women participants from the adjoining villages such as Duraliang, Hydel camp, PCL colony and Tezu are availing the handicraft training which is aimed at generating self employment for the rural tribal women. Training is being imparted in Fabric painting, flower making, soft toys, embroidery rings among others. The training is being facilitated by the Master trainers from Seva Bharati, Joy Kumar Sharma and Gajen Das from Guwahati …

Rashtriya Sewa Bharati’s three-day Sewa Sangam in Haridwar

Source: Organiser
 Help ameliorate sufferings of deprived people —Swami Satyamitranand Giri
"Service to deprived people is truly service to God. It is the embodiment of yajna, charity and sacrifice. Every person should attain punya by rendering service to the needy. The path of selfless service is very difficult because one has to give up one’s own interests while rendering service,” said noted saint and founder of Bharatmata Mandir Haridwar Swami Satyamitranand Giri while speaking at the concluding ceremony of three-day Sewa Sangam organised in Haridwar from October 1 to 3. About 900 delegates from 65 districts of Uttarakhand and Western Uttar Pradesh presented details about their service activities at the Sangam. A total of 72 service organisations represented at the Sewa Sangam. During the Sewa Sangam, several persons who are rendering exemplary service in various fields were felicitated. Those who were honoured included Dr Harpal from Chamoli, Shri Vachan Singh …

Seva Bharati Dedicates Another Set of Homes to Flood Victims at Raichur, North Karnataka

Source: smvada Raichur Oct 7:  Seva  Bharati, a premier social service organisation and a RSS initiative of seva projects, has dedicated another 52 newly constructed houses to flood victims. In a meaningful ceremony on October 7 2011 at Aprala Village of Devadurga Taluk of Raichur district in North Karnataka. As a part of its massive flood relief activities, Seva Bharati dedicated 52 newly constructed houses to the families of flood victims. Sri Kru. Narahari, National President of Shaikshik Maha Sangh and Former Kshethriya Karyavah of RSS, handed over these houses to flood victims. This is the 6th phase of House dedication by Seva Bharati which already constructed and handed over more than 1000 houses to flood victims.
Sri Venkatesh Sagar, Pranth Seva Pramukh of RSS-North Karnataka, Sri KS Nagabhushan, Senior RSS Pracharak  and Seva  Bharati functionary, N Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary of Rashtrotthana Parishat, Sri Shavana Gouda Nayak, MLA and several other social lead…

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Seva bharathi AP Conducts Blood donation camp

Hyderabad: Seva bharathi AP in association with the Indian Red Cross has Conducted a  Blood donation camp at its office in Nimboliadda on Oct 1st. The Camp was inaugurated by the President of Seva bharathi Western AP Dr Janardhan Gowd. Dr Gowd stressed the need for blood donation on the National Blood donation day in particular and every three months in general. He said it should be as normal and part of ones routine.
There were 27 blood donations, on the day despite the transportation strike.

Dr Surender reddy and the land donor for sewa bharati office Mr Purushottam Bhadbhade also thanked everybody for taking the initiative and hope this would go a long way.Also present were Raghu Veraballi, Gen secretary Seva Bharathi, Dr Shanta from the Indian Red cross and other dignitaries.


Contribute to the Sikkim and India Flood Victims

Every penny Counts, its that point of time when we need to be a little more liberal with giving away some of our money, donations to the victims of Floods and earthquake. 

Sewa International: For foreign contributions Account No.- ​10080533326 Jhandewala Extn Branch State Bank of India Branch Code- ​9371 Swift Code- ​SBININBB550

Sewa International : Contribute in rupees to Account No.- ​10080533304 Jhandewala Extn Branch State Bank of India Branch Code- ​9371 Swift Code- ​SBININBB550

Sewa International 49,
Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg,
New Delhi -110002, India
Tel: +91 11 23232850 or 23684445
Email: sewainternationaldelhi {at] gmail (dot) com

Sewa USA Online donations Http://
Payable to “Sewa International”
and send detail to: Sewa International USA PO Box 14622 Fremont, CA 94539

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Sewa UK, Online donations Http://

Sewa International Releases $10,000 to aid Sikkim Earthquake Victims

Source: SiliconIndia
Fremont: Sewa USA is releasing $10,000 towards Sikkim Earthquake Relief efforts as volunteers from Sewa's sister organizations in India have started relief operations in severely damaged Northern Sikkim.

President of Sewa International USA, Professor Sree Sreenath, said that 52 volunteers from Sewa Bharati have reached the places worst affected by the earthquake.
Three teams of Sewa volunteers have setup a base in Chungthang in Northern Sikkim. One more rescue team with relief van carrying blankets, drinking water, grains, oil, cookies (biscuits) and other essentials is on its way.

The relief work is presently being coordinated from Siliguri in North Bengal, India. There have been 20 landslides that have caused terrible damages, roads are blocked and travelling has become difficult.

Sewa volunteers have built up a great reputation for providing relief to disaster victims. The 2004 Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005…

Sewa Bharathi Activity report of Sikkim earthquake relief

21th Sep, Siliguri: Three teams comprising 25 members (Sewa Bharati karyakartas) in total already reached SIKKIM at Chungthang, and Mangan for relief work. 1 more rescue team with relief-van comprising 150 pcs Blankets, 600 ltrs of drinking water, 3 quintal grains & Pulses, 5 tins Edible Oils, 25 cartoons of Biscuits for children, and many more goods is ready to dispatch form our head office at Siliguri. STATUS REPORT AFTER MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH BENGAL &
Following is our status as of 21.9.2011:
No of our Karyakartas engaged in relief work:
From Siliguri/North Bengal: 22
From Sikkim: 28 to 30
Extent of Damage: In all the 4 districts of Sikkim but mainly is Chungtang/Jungu (North Sikkim). 7-10 villages have totally vanished due to landslide taken place due to earthquake.  There are more than 20 landslides in the 30km long highway from Mangan to Chungthang. Also, big and small boulders are still falling from the hills. There are unconfirmed reports of  2 causal…

SEVA BHARTHI volunteers reach Sikkim with relief

Three teams of volunteers from Sewa Bharati organisation have reached Sikkim at Chungthang, and Mangan for relief work. 1 more rescue team with relief-van comprising Blankets, drinking water, grains & Pulses, Edible Oils, Biscuits for children, and many more goods is on the way to the quake hit place from Seva Bharathi head office at Siliguri. Seva Bharathi has requested for support from public for the operation. You can contact them for more details if you wish to contribute.

To donate in Indian Rupees:
Sewa International 49,
Deendayal Upadhyaya Marg,
New Delhi -110002, India
Tel: +91 11 23232850 or 23684445
Email: sewainternationaldelhi {at] gmail (dot) com

International donations:

Sewa USA Online donations Http:// 
Payable to “Sewa International” and send detail to: Sewa International USA PO Box 14622 Fremont, CA 94539

IDRF Online donations Http:// 
Sewa UK, Online donations Http://

Sewa bharati: Appeal for Support to Sikkim Earthquake victims

The Sept 18, 2011 Sikkim Earthquake toll is now 82 and counting. UPDATE: The Death toll is 82 and counting.
Loss of property: 15,000 houses collapsed while 100,000 badly hit

Nature has struck again, this time in Sikkim and the ground has shaken literally. Sikkim hit by an earthquake of 6.8 in magnitude killing 82 precious lives. Out of the 82 deaths, 68 are in India, including 53 in Sikkim. Theree peopel are confirmed dead in Bihar and 12 in West Bengal, seven each are dead in Nepal and Tibet respectively.   More than 100 people arrived at Siliguri district hospital and 30 were admitted. “The tremors were felt in Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, North East and Nepal. Around 200 people have been brought to the ITBP relief camp in Gangtok, Ranjit Sinha, DG ITBP, said. Coupled by the incessant rains that hit the highways and landslides that deteriorated the situation sikkim needs all the help NOW. Here is a preliminary Video of the quake (Video click here) (Click here) Total dea…

Support millions of Flood victims looking up for help

The Hindu Utility Helicopters UH-3H of the Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam, engaged in flood relief operations in Orissa wherein they have flown for over four days distributing over 25 tonnes of food packets. Photo: Special Arrangement.  Each time relief laden copters fly past the skyline of flooded villages in Kendrapara district of Orissa, people battling against hunger heave a sigh of relief but there are others who look skywards in trepedition as the airdrop often misses its target causing damage to houses and injuring people.  (Courtesy The Hindu) Incessant rains causing floods have affcted millions for the past 2 months...
Orissa      32  dead           2.1 million people affected Bihar       76  dead            7.740 million affected ASSAM  16  dead           900,000 displaced
Contribute to the flood victims  Floods in India have killed 124 and 10.7 millions have been affected. Image: AAP.
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Seva Bharati opens a Home for Orphanage children opened in Nagapattinam, TN.

Source: The Hindu A three-storey home for children was inaugurated under the aegis of the Seva Bharati, a non-governmental organisation, here on Thursday The orphanage christened Guruji Anbu Illam has been constructed at a cost of Rs.1.10 crore funded by the Gujarat Government. Inaugurating the home, Collector T. Munusamy lauded the works taken up by the Seva Bharati in the reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the tsunami here in the district. The organisation has constructed 863 tsunami shelters in the district, and has also been engaged in the conduct of medial camps, mobile libraries, and computer training progammes. The home would provide shelter for children orphaned by the tsunami and also the orphaned children found in villages of the district. The occasion was attended by Muralidhara Rao, National Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party among others.

At present, Sevabharathi runs six Anbu Illams for girls, five for boys and one for infants. Sevabharathi Tamilnadu…

Sewa Bharti Blood Donation Camp in Delhi

The  “I. T. & Management Milan” along with “Sewa Bharti (Reg.)” is organising a Blood Donation Camp
on Sun Sep 18 2011 at 09:30 a.m. The Venue shall be Raghunath Mandir, Krishna Nagar, New Delhi, India. The Blood Donation will be handled by a team of experienced Doctors of GTB Hospital.

Flood Havoc in Orissa: Appeal for support

Odisha or Orissa, lying in the eastern part of India has always been susceptible to natural calamities like flood, drought, cyclone. Just as the state was recovering from the great floods of 2008, it has again been hit by floods which has caused even more destruction this time around. More than half the state has been affected by floods. Over 2 million people have been affected. Official death toll as of today stands at 19. Many people have drowned and many have been swept away. Those who are alive have lost everything and have taken shelter on places like national highway. According to official reports 3,505 villages in 19 of the 30 districts have been affected and at least 21,816 houses have been damaged. But the worse is yet to come as the fear of epidemic breaking out looms large. If you just search for 'Orissa floods 2011' on Google you'll be able to understand the amount of destruction that has taken place. At least 24,429 houses have been damaged.