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Sewa Samarpana Telugu sewa Magazine launched

Sewa Samarpana Telugu sewa Magazine of Sewa Bharathi AP launched in Hyderabad at Vatsalya Sindhu. The Home for destitutes  vatsalya Sindhu is celebrating its 22nd Foundation day.
by H H Swamy Satyananda Prabhu  Saidham keesara,

 L- R: Sri Aekka Chandra Sekhar Prant karyavah, Sri VenkataramiReddy Oraganising Secretary Sewa Bharathi, Sri Nageswara Sarma, Presidenyt Kesava Seva Samithi, H H Swamy Satyananda Prabhu  Saidham keesara, Sri R Nagaraj, Hon President Keshava Seva Samithi, Sri Kumar Valiveti Planetnet Vice President.

Click here for a sample view of the first issue:Cover 1 - 4 of Seva Samarpana TeluguSeva Samarpana Telugu Magazine

Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, ‘Sewa Sangam‘ Report

In collaboration with Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, ‘Sewa Sangam‘ programmes were organized in 10 places by Sewa Vibhag. Representatives of 706 organizations from 17 prants participated in these programmes. This included 3153 representatives including 480 women members. Benedictions of revered Pujya Swami Vasudevananda Saraswatiji, revered Swami Satyamitranandji, Swami Kailashananaji and other saints were received in these programs. Besides, guidance from various social activists was also provided.
These programmes were successful in creating necessary enthusiasm, inspiration and impetus to the work. The experience of these programmes was that such collective thinking and exchange of notes should take place on a regular basis.

YFS Health Team Gulbarga visit coordinated by Sewwabharati

Last weekend, Vyjayanti and I were off to Gulbarga to take things forward following my previous visit. We were in Gulbarga for 3 days from Mar 18 - 20 and tried to fit it as much as possible during that time to get things going. We are happy to announce that we are now all set to begin officially in Afzalpur from April 8th. In addition, we're also starting a Doctors for Seva clinic in Gulbarga city slums on April 7th. Details of the visit are attached, and here are some highlights:
1. We approached 12 doctors while in Gulbarga, and now have a team of 6 Specialists for Afzalpur who will volunteer once a month. 
2. We also found a nurse/assistant who shall accompany the doctors from Gulbarga to Afzalpur every Sunday. So the visiting team will comprise of a Pediatrician, a Gynecologist, a nurse and volunteers.
3. Seva Bharathi, an NGO which runs 14 tution centres in Gulbarga city slums will be helping us set up a free clinic in one of the tuition centres. 
4. We were s…

Sewa Bharati celebrates formation day

Haridwar, March 25
The Sewa Bharati organised a function on its formation day in which its 145th branch was opened. Regional coordinator Shiv Kumar pointed out that while this was the 145th branch centre in Uttarakhand. The society has more than 1,000 such centres in the whole country. He added that since 1925, when a group of social activists had formed this organization, more than thousands of children had been provided free of cost education, books, school dresses and scholarships by them. Dehradun-based social activist Anuradha, while lauding the efforts of the society, pointed out that while the government was also launching various educational schemes for the poor, yet due to corruption, they didn't reach the target audience but Sewa Bharati volunteers make sure that the aid was availed by the student only. While district secretary of the organisation Naresh Kala said now they were providing girls with sewing machines and aiding them in learning job-orie…

Seva Bharathi’s 'Manonethra' imparts a new vision

The disabled in India comprise only 1.5 percent of the total beneficiaries of various poverty alleviation and welfare schemes. Statistics tell the tale of neglect, of how the benefits of many government schemes don’t percolate to the people with disabilities. Also, India is now the home for world's largest number of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. Understanding the gravity of the problem, Seva Bharathi initiated Manonethra project that aims at giving a helping hand to empower the handicapped and bring the sunrise of knowledge in the life of visually disabled. RSS senior karyakarta Sri Suryanarayanaraoji laid the foundation for the project in the year 2001.
Under Manonethra project, a full-fledged audio library is provided for visually handicapped. In twin cities of Hyderabad-Secunderabad, there are eleven government hostels for blind students. Out of these 11 hostels, Manonethra is active in four hostels and p…

An oath to help the tribal people for availing the benefit of various welfare schemes:Vikas Bharti, Jharkhand’s

Government initiates various schemes for the welfare of economically backward people, but lags behind in the effective implementation of these schemes in the remote regions of the country that are cut off from the mainstream of social development. As a result, government is always accused of neglecting the development issue of tribal masses. Vikas Bharti, Jharkhand therefore took an oath to help the tribal people for availing the benefit of various welfare schemes formulated by the government.
One of the most important strategies that Vikas Bharti adopts is collaborative interventions with government. The organization has been constantly working with government departments and lending its assistance in effective implementation of various projects and programmes.
Through Vistaar Project, Vikas Bharti is providing technical assistance to Government of Jharkhand for improving the health and nutrition status of mother, children under 2 years and adolescent girls in partnership with CINI …

Mobile dispensary for naxal-hit vanavasis: Dr Hegewar Janmshatabdi Seva Samiti

Gadchiroli district that lies along the edge of Maharashtra is regarded as one of the most undeveloped and backward tribal region of the country. This district is gripped by various development-related problems such as health, education and employment. Also, the naxal menace and malnutrition are at their peaks. Government initiated a number of schemes for the up-liftment of the region but whether those schemes reached up to the common people is really a matter of concern.
Deriving inspiration from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr Hegewar Janmshatabdi Seva Samiti, since several years, is striving to reach healthcare and educational facilities up to the vanavasi brethren residing in the remote regions of the country. With an objective of providing healthcare and creating health awareness among the people of Aheri, Etapalli, Bhamragarh and Mulchera regions of Gadchiroli District through mobile dispensary, the samiti initiated this work in 1988 to mark the centenary year of RSS founder Dr…

A blogger opines on Self help and Sewa Bharathi Tamilnadu

This Spanish town is in trouble; Their council coffers are empty and burdened with a debt of $ 1 million. Spain is going through a very bad debt crisis.
The civic work routines are now taken by volunteers donating their labor to perform regular maintenance works.
In India, thousands of kilometers away from Spain, donating one's own labor (as against hiring help) was a common practice half a century ago.
There is a name for this noble activity: Shrama Daan, sharing of community work.  
Gandhiji spread this ideal of community service in Indian villages during the time when national economy was ruined by the British Colonialism. The practice dwindled after independence and has almost disappeared now.
At Sevabharathi, Tamilnadu, the ideals of Gandhiji are kept alive. Here people are involved in the upkeep and development of their neighbourhood through the Shrama Daan scheme. 
The people, mainly youth and students, are encouraged to come together and engage in physical work for t…

Rahul Dravid Confers Utthishta seva Award on Agasthyar Bala samskara Kendra

Rahul Dravid presented Utthishta Seva Puraskar Award
Bangalore Feb 26: The Uthishtta Seva Puraskar was conferred on the Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra fraternity at a function in Bangalore yesterday. Ace cricketer Rahul Dravid handed over the award, which consisted of Rs 1 lakh in cash and a shield. The award was jointly received by Chellamma and Shobha, the two ladies who dedicated their lives for the noble cause and Ramachandran, Sewa Pramukh of Sewa Bharati, Neyyatinkara. The high light of the function was the sterling Kathakali performance by Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi and his team.

Conferring the award, noted Cricketer Rahul Dravid spoke on the need for more such schemes for the benefit of the tribal folks. He said that those who worked selflessly for Agasthyar Bala Samskara Kendra have set an exemplary example for others to emulate. (Uthishtta seva Puraskar was conferred on the team for the selfless services done by team members towards the development of Kani tribals, …