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CSR POLICY: KIOCL Donates School Bus to Chethana Child Devt CentreMangalore: KIOCL Donates School Bus to Chethana Child Devt Centre

Media release Mangalore: Under its CSR Policy, KIOCL ( formerly Kudremukh Iron Ore Co, Ltd) has sponsored  a school bus and has donated it to the Chethana Child Development Centre, run by Seva Bharathi, Mangalore.  The Centre is situated on V T Road in the city and has been extending education to the physically and mentally challenged children.  The school bus, a 26-seater Tata Marco Polo, was sponsored by KIOCL at a cost of Rs 7.50 lakh.  The vehicle was flagged off by KIOCL MD K Ranganath at the school premises on Feb 22. The keys were handed over to Trust founder Vasudeva Shenoy. KIOCL director K Subba Rao, general manager N Vidyananda and other senior officers from the firm were present. School managing trustee Vinod Shenoy, trustees Dr U V Shenoy and Dr Sabitha and principal Soorya Prasad were present on behalf of the school.   Source:

Mansa based NGO Sewa Bharti appeals handing over stray animals at local Gowshalas

The accidents caused by stray animals wandering aimlessly on roads are rising by the day in the absence of corrective measure. In such a terrifying accident, a stray bull on late Saturday night caused three deaths and getting serious injuries to three others. The stray bull coming in the way of family members returning from a marriage party resulted in two brothers dying at the moment whereas other breathed his last on the way to hospital. The family members of Bathinda’ Gora Lal on late Saturday night were returning from Ratia in Haryana in a Maruti car after attended marriage of a relative that the car hit a bull on Sirsa road. The car overturned after hitting the bull and Gora Lal’ sons Bittu and Sooraj died on the spot whereas Gora Lal’ other son Deepak, daughter Poonam Rani, relatives Sher Singh and Chhota Singh got injured. The injured were taken to Mansa civil hospital and going by the serious injuries, the injured were referred to Bathinda, where Sher Singh was declared broug…

Seva, for a better society

While most engineering students are bogged down with the weight of heavy textbooks and are confined to a tight academic schedule, here is Niveditha V who chose to live a different life. The final-year engineering student at Yellamma Dasappa Institute of Technology has been actively involved with the NGO, Youth For Seva (YFS) for the last six months, trying to make the society better. “In my sixth semester I saw a banner of YFS inviting volunteers. At the same time, I saw around me a society that was in need. I felt dutiful to approach the NGO and become a volunteer. That is how my acquaintance with YFS started,” says Niveditha. Starting with small-time community-based activities to more responsible ones, Niveditha believes that she has come a long way, in that she has become a better person. “I have observed that my confidence has improved, and my communication skills have become better. As for now, I teach computers at local government schools,” she says. According to her, the best …

Uthishta Seva Puraskar to be awarded to Agasthya Kuteeram Balika Sadan

Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendrais an initiative undertaken by Sewa Bharati for the education of children and empowering of tribal folks namedKani. These tribals dwell in the Kuttichal Panchayat of Trivandrum District, Kerala.  Tucked away from regular settlement, the tribal folks are cut off from all amenities offered by city life. There is a total umber of 11 settlements, where members resort mainly to cultivation for a livelihood. BANGALORE: Uthishta, a Bangalore based autonomous service group is organising Kathakali Sandhya on 26 February, 2012 at Indra Nagar Sangeeth Sabha. The programme, which begins at 5.00 pm, will also bestow Uthishta Seva Puraskarato theAgasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra fraternity. The award is being conferred in lieu of the selfless services done by team members towards the development of Kani tribals, especially in the field of education. Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendrais an initiative undertaken by Sewa Bharati for the education of children and empowering of trib…

Child Line 1098, Jammu-Kashmir

While the human beings are coming closer in terms of the world perspective, on the other hand, families are gradually reducing in size. Increasing trend of industrialization caused the migration of youths towards cities in search of jobs. Villages started shrinking and cities became overcrowded. Need for population control arose. Now the situation is such that the number of members in a singly family is limited to 3 or 4. However, in this entire process of transformation, it is the child who suffers. Today, children don’t even see the faces of their relatives for a couple of days. Parents also cannot devote sufficient time for their children; even at the time of sickness. This is severely affecting the psychology of children day by day. They are falling prey to intoxication and bad company due to the absence of sanskars. They are becoming more self-centered.

Children belonging to economically weaker families have to opt for jobs at an early age for supporting the famili…

Free Medical Camp in Trivandrum by Sewabharathi

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A free medical camp is being organized by Seva Bharathi in Trivandrum.  The venue for the free medical camp will be in Edakkodu Pulluvila Junction at about 10 am on sunday. There will be free consultation and free distribution of medicines as part of this medical camp.

Hindu Seva Pratishtana: Where service comes first

The youngsters trained with the Hindu Seva Pratishthana work to brighten the lives of those afflicted by poverty, injustice and natural disasters, discovers Sharada Prahladrao Here’s an organisation that believes that volunterrism is the back bone of any social development. Hindu Seva Pratishthana established in 1980, identifies and trains volunteers for social action, social change and development in and around the State.

When HSP was established, there were several questions about gathering volunteers. Who would work as Sevavrathis (dedicated volunteers)? The concept of training volunteers for social action was new at that point of time. What kind of curriculum was needed? Who will train the volunteers and where will they be trained? Who is going to make use of the trained Sevavrathis?

When HSP plunged into volunteerism, they discovered that a large chunk of the people who approached them were youngsters. More than 90 per cent of volunteers trained by HSP were young …

Sewa Interview : We believe that through character building, ordinary people can reach extra-ordinary heights:Shridhar Sagar

“We believe that through character building, ordinary people can reach extra-ordinary heights”: Interview with Shridhar Sagar Shridhar Sagar (or Shridhar anna as he is lovingly called), is the director of Hindu Seva Pratishthana. After his education, he worked as a Manager in a Bank for 2 years before he decided to dedicate his life for social service. He joined the Rashtriya Seva Bharati, a Social Service Organisation, as a coordinator and helped organize community activities and train volunteers. He worked in many service organisations in different capacities throughout Karnataka. In the year 1989, he joined Hindu Seva Pratishthana and started working as a coordinator. Since then he has been very active and has overseen the birth and the growth of many projects. He became the Managing Trustee and the Director of Hindu Seva Pratishthana in 1997. In this interview Shridhar Sagar talks of the concept of Seva, about the different projects of HSP and how HSP is helping peopl…

Sewa International sends aid to Pakistan

Children in Pakistan affected by floods receive clothes from Hare Ram Foundation.
The Sewa International USA is immediately releasing an addi- tional $2500 to help the extremely poor and desolate flood victims in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
“We are really encouraged by the reports we received from Hare Rama Foundation (HRF) in Pakistan. Donors’ money is put to good use by the foundation” said Professor Sree Sreenath, President, Sewa International USA. Sewa USA led a multi-group effort with Hindu American Foun- dation (HAF) to raise funds for Pakistan’s flood victims and an- nounced a $5000 matching grant in early November. Sewa funded Hare Rama Foundation in December to help start the relief efforts.
“Hare Rama Foundation distributed warm clothes to 800 fami- lies in seven districts in Sindh. We recently received a detailed report, video, photos and a list of beneficiaries from the foun- dation,” said Anil Deshpande, Vice President of Development of Sewa.
“Each flood victim family rec…