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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.   


Swayamsevaks at rescue operations at Chitheri (Tamil Nadu Train accident))


A sleepy village (Chitheri) in Tamilnadu-Vellore District which is 90 kms off Chennai went on deaf when two trains, the Chennai Beach-Vellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) train crashed into the stationary Arakonam-Katpadi passenger from behind while it was waiting at the signal. The impact of the collision is so powerful that three coaches of the stationary train and two of MEMU train were thrown off the track. Around 10 persons were killed and 100 were injured badly.

Despite heavy rains and pitched darkness, nine Swayamsevaks of Arakonam, along with the National Disaster Response Force personnel, Naval personnel from INS Rajali, Special Commando Force plunged into rescue and relief operations immediately.

Seva Bharti organizes Ganesh Puja: portblair

Source: Port Blair, Sept. 8: Seva Bharti, an NGO here has organized Ganesh Puja at it premises at Dollygunj from 1st to 3rd Sept, 2011. On the first day a drawing contest for children in two groups was conducted. On 3rd Day of the Ganesh Puja (3-9-11), a colourful cultural evening was organised. On this occasion, Smti Purmima, Pradhan of Dollygunj was the Chief Guest. A multicultural and educational programme was performed by the children of Bal Smaskar Kendra under Seva Bharati. The Secretary of Seva Bharati Shri Ashok Bakshi, presented the Report of the Organisation and informed that 14 Kendra are run by the Organisation around Port Blair. 331 children from economically & socially backward parents are getting benefit from the Kendra. About 1500 people enjoyed the programme and had Maha Bhoge of Sree Ganesh.

procedes from book on cattle protection to go to Seva Bharathi Karnataka

VSK, Karnataka
RSS National Executive Member Shri Indresh Kumar released a book on cattle protection at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Hall in Bengaluru on August 24. Written by a senior Muslim leader and Chairman of Minority Commission, Karnataka, Anwar Manippady, the book, Gou Sampattu Mattu Rashtreeya Arthikathe is in Kannada. Senior Sangh Pracharak Shri MC Jayadev and Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri DV Sadananda Gouda were also present on the occasion. The author, Anwar Manippady, announced that the money earned by selling the book would be donated to the Sewa Bharati in Karnataka. Speaking on the occasion Shri Indresh Kumar urged the beef eaters to refrain from eating beef in the interest of their own self as it develops many ailments. Shri MC Jayadev dwelt upon the history of cow slaughter in the country. Shri DV Sadananda Gowda urged the President of India to approve the Anti-Cow Slaughter Bill approved by both the Houses of Karnataka.

Fire Guts 51 houses Sewa Bharati comes in rescue

Source: indiapost
PASIGHAT : Many spent a sleepless night on Wednesday at the Mirmir Charali point (near DCs office) as after a massive fire gutted down 51 houses and shanties. The fire broke out at around 11.30 pm on Wednesday night and two fire tenders from Pasighat PS and one from neighboring Assam were pressed in service but it was extinguished completely after 15 hours and reportedly dissatisfied public damaged one fire tender. 
Seva Bharati volunteers reached the spot and carried out relief activities, they have distributed buckets, groceries and utensils for immediate use.
The local MLA and present Education Minister Bosiram Siram along with DC (Incharge) SC Debnath rushed to the spot and met the victims. Siram granted and handed over one lakh cash to the DC for immediate relief to the victims and further informed that taking serious note the state Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin has assured to provide new fire tender to Pasighat soon. Siram also assured to provide fre…

Sewa Bharati School Children in Delhi Independence day

Children perform at the 15th August -2011 Independence day programme
at G-6 lal Kuan near Sewa bharti School New Delhi-110044

Sewa Bharati Dham Chandigarh conducts Disaster and crisis management camp for children

Sewa Bharati Dham Chandigarh conducts Disaster and crisis management camp for children
Source: Youtube

Ladakh Phanday Tsogspa, a project of Sewa Bharathi in Ladakh region

Source: prabsthetruth blog Leh experienced one of the worst cloud bursts on August 2010 leaving devastating impact on the inhabitants. Witnesses to the catastrophe say the roads were inundated with four feet water. There were loss of life and vehicles. Sewa Bharathi was the first organization to swing in to action and initiate relief actions; there was a baitak going on in the affected place on the same day. Ladakh Phanday Tsogspa, a project of Sewa Bharathi in Ladakh region is very popular among the locals for its efforts in flood relief operations. The rehabilitation work is still going on with the support of many organizations including the Indian Army.  

We were fortunate enough to meet the man behind this herculean task, Dr Anil ji, the Zilla Pracharak. A very busy man like any other pracharak, Dr. Anil ji, apprised us of the work done by Sangh for the tribal and in the region. Our pracharaks are operating at great natural odds: high altitudes, cold temperatures, t…

Sewa Bharati distributes Free Books to Students in Amroha, UP

Source: Youtube:
Sewa Bharati distributes Free Books  to Students in Amroha, UP
Amroha is a headquarter of newly created district Jyotiba Phule Nagar (J P Nagar) in Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Big FM organizes distribution of Audio CD to visually challenged Kids at Roman and Catherine Lobo Blind School - Seva Bharathi

Mangalore, Aug 14: 92.7 BIG FM organised a program for the distribution of an audio CD on History of Indian Independence Struggle for the students of Roman and Catherine Lobo Blind School today within the school premises. Mr. Vijayanath Shetty, Trustee of Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple Mijar, Commissioner of Mangalore City Corporation Mr. Vijay Prakash and Director of Seva Bharathi Trust Dr. UV Shenoy were the chief guests. Principle of Roman and Catherin Lobo Blind School Mr. Calistus was present on the occasion. 92 pages of history of Indian independence, stories of unheard freedom fighters and national heroes, history of national flag and national anthem were recorded by the team of 92.7 BIG FM Mangalore for the blind school students. It was a distinct initiative by 92.7 BIG FM team to spread patriotism through the stories of Indian Independence to the students. The audio CD was released by the chief guests on the occasion. The program opened with the lighting of lamp.

Sewa Bharati Assam Volunteers with relief efforts in pictures

Sewa Bharati Assam Volunteers carrying relief material
 Sewa Bharati Assam Volunteers carrying relief material