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Rashtrothana Blood Donation Camp


Sewa Bharti celebrates Basant Panchmi

Udhampur, January 28 On the occasion of Basant Panchmi, Udhampur unit of Sewa Bharti organized a function at district hospital, today. The members of Sewa Bharti congratulated the people of Basant Panchmi Among those present on this occasion included Supdt Dr Chander Parkash, Neelam Nagotra ex-Corporator and a large number of people. Meanwhile, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir also organised function in connection with Basant Panchmi wherein the students participated in debate competition and poetry . The Principal of the school, Renu Sharma presided over the function. Source:

Specially abled kids’ day out

Mangalore, January 22 2012, DHNS: Over 300 children from 7 institutions take part in fun, edn activities
The Canara High School ground at Dongerkeri witnessed a unique festival for unique people at the “Vishishtarigagi Vishishta Mela,” organised by Asha Jyothi, the forum for the challenged and their parents, on Sunday.

Be it the fun activities, educative programmes or the free refreshments and food for the participants, the kids enjoyed each and every moment of the day, which was exclusively meant for them. In fact, the fest was conducted to encourage the differently abled people and to create awareness among the parents and public about the developments in treatments and about the different beneficial programmes and schemes for the differently abled.

The special day began with a procession from the Loyola Hall at St Aloysius PU College to the venue at Canara High School. Corporation Bank Chairman and Managing Director Ajai Kumar, who inaugurated the fest, opined that the d…

Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair draws crowd

CHENNAI: The Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair 2012, being held at the Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College Ground in Arumbakkam, is drawing huge crowds. The fair, which was inaugurated on Wednesday, received a steady stream of visitors on Thursday. According to the organisers of this sought-after annual spiritual fair of the metro, a total of 160 stalls have been put up by various spiritual and service organisations based in the south, as well as from north India.
Large concentration of visitors were seen at the stalls put up by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Sri Sathya Sai Organizations, Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi Peedam, Sri Narayani Peetam, Vellore, Seva Bharathi and Ayya Vaikundar Narpani Sangam, Kanyakumari. Jyotirlingas darshan, organised by Brahmakumaris, is one of the added attractions for visitors. Pictorial presentation of TTD’s growth through a topic ‘Then and now’ drew good response fr…

Sewa Bharti Bhatinda: Voter awareness drive in slum areas of city

Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 9 The aim of the drive was to make people aware about the importance of their voting rights so that on the day of the elections, people exercise their right to franchise because each voter plays a role in the building of the nation.
Sewa Bharati in association with The Bathinda Vikas Manch today organised a voter awareness drive in the slum dwelling areas with the cooperation of other organizations like the Ek Noor Welfare Society, Rahat Foundation, Suraksha Helper and the Joint Action Committee. Also involved were Organisations like the Sahara Jan Seva, Sewa Bharti and the Swami Vivekananda Study Circle also contributed to it. According to Rakesh Narula of the Bathinda Vikas Manch,
Speaking on the occasion, MM Behl said that votes must be cast without fear or favour because greed can spoil our future prospects.

In his speech, Radhey Shyam Bansal said hundred per cent voting is essential to take the nation forward on the path …

Sewa International USA holds national conference in Chicago

Chicago, IL: Sewa Interna-tional, a nonprofit charitable Hindu-faith based organization, held its fifth national conference and workshop, at the Holiday Inn, Rolling Medows, from April 29  to May 1. The event was inaugurated with the lightening ceremony by Consul Vishwas Sapkal and Shanti mantra chanting by Yashaswini Desai. Young volunteers sang American and Indian national anthem. Anil Deshpande welcomed the gathering. Srikant Konda, founder president of SEWA International, introduced visiting delegates from India, Ramesh Mehta, SEWA director from Mumbai, and Shyam Prande, global coordinator from New  Delhi. Ramesh Mehta is  actively involved in Women’s Empowerment in Kutch, Gujarat and many other locations in India and outside. Shyam Parande, provided an overview of Sewa Interna- tional’s involvement in the community and its growth. Shyam Prande said there were over 165,000 projects run by Sewa and it had partnering organizations in 17 countries, including India, Nepal, Ken…

Serving the Sick : Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti

Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti provides free accommodation and food to poor patients from out of Mumbai, Alekh Angre reports

Mumbai with its large hospitals, like Tata Memorial and KEM (King Edward Memorial) providing affordable treatment for critical diseases like cancer, attracts thousands of patients from all over the country. However, accommodation for the duration of hospitalisation for patients and the accompanying family members has been a major problem. It’s not unusual to see scores of people sleeping and cooking in the hospital premises or on pavements outside. The situation was the same four decades ago. Nana Palkar Smruti Samiti (NPSS), founded in 1968, sought to bridge this gap. It provides free accommodation and food to the patients and their two attendees as well as transportation to hospitals. NPSS was founded in the memory of late Nanasaheb Palkar, writer, orator and a well-known pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who was also a social crusader…

SEVA SANGAM, congregation of 50 seva organizations at Jammu

Jammu:  A Seva Sangam programme was recently organized by Akhil Bharatiya Seva Bharati, Jammu & Kashmir unit in which representatives of various seva organizations throughout the country participated with enthusiasm. Around 50 organizations participated in this confluence held in the premises of Ved Mandir situated in Ambphala locality of Jammu. Five seva organizations from J&K and three from Laddakh participated in the meet.
Dignitaries such as Seva Bharati National President Sooryaprakashji Tonk, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Saha Seva Pramukh Suhasrao Hiremath, Kshetra Seva Pramukh Shreeniwasji Moorti, Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Prant Seva Pramukh Jaidevji, Jammu-Kashmir Seva Bharati chief Ramlalji Gandotra, etc graced the occasion. The profound guidance given by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Saha Sarakaryawah Sureshji Soni was a noticeable feature of the entire event.

In the inaugural session Suhas Rao Hiremath congratulated various institutions for participating in this …

Volunteer Experience: YFS Volunteer visits Chenchu Tribal Bhakta Kannappa Gurukulam

Namaste, Amarnath, YFS Volunteer from Wells Fargo spent 15 days interacting with the students from Chenchu tribe in Gokavaram, Dist. Kurnool. He shares his experiences: While going for Seva vacation I did not had anything in mind that I will do this particular thing. Spending 16 days with Chenchu kids & visiting the Chenchu Gudams has been a wonderful experience. Chenchus are freedom lovers, we can notice this even in a nursery kid. Some of them still depend on forest for their livelihood. Few Chenchus came out of forest and are cultivating, and going for other daily work while some are still in forest not willing to come out. They treat forest as their mother. I was staying in Bhaktha Kannappa Gurukulam (BKG) which is exclusively for Chenchu kids. Here they provide education, Vocational Training for the kids & then Awareness Camps, Mobile Dispensary for Chenchu villagers. The…

Sevabharathi : Visually impaired students celebrate School Day

Mangalore: The annual (School) Day of Roman Catherine School for the Blind was observed on Wednesday here, at the school grounds in city. It was 202nd birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who invented a language by touch, for the blind persons, known as the Braille.
Speaking to the children, Canara Bank senior manager in Founder’s branch of Dongerkery, Shivananda Bhandary said that the school was no different from any other school and he could not make out that it was special for visually challenged kids.
It school had started with just 2 students, he noted, but had 28 students now. He promised all co-operations from his Bank for the progress of this unique school. He lauded the management efforts to run such a school. Principal Ms.Calistus D’Souza presented an annual report and stated that the Government had given permission to extend the school up to 10th standard, in High School. The lady principal praised Louis Braille for the script he made popular in 19th century, when things wer…

Massive relief work by Sewa VIBHAG in storm hit Thane

Gusty winds and torrential rains of Cyclone ‘Thane’ hit the coastal areas of Chennai, Cuddalore and Puducherry (UT). Several trees, street lamp posts and electric poles were uprooted causing extensive damage to the road and electrical network. The Prathamic Shiksha Varga of Puducherry Vibhag was concluded (on Saturday, December 30, 2011) one day in advance in order to carry out the relief work. Initially, RSS volunteers did field work to assess the extent of damage. Since there was complete breakdown of power supply throughout the two districts of Cuddalore and Pondy, it was ascertained that there is an urgent requirement of candles, mosquito coils, match boxes, and also drinking water.
Rescue services faced difficulty in reaching the affected areas due to damaged roads.  Swayamsevaks cleared the uprooted trees and electric poles which helped the line man to attend and restore electricity immediately in some parts of Puducherry town.  Mosquito coil, match boxes, candles, bread packe…