Shantiniketan Chhatrawas: A center of service and sanskars

$img_title$img_title$img_titleDagshai, a place situated at the height of 5000 ft. in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh-the land of Gods- is a beautiful place to visit once in lifetime. The Indian Army has its cantonment here. Sewa Bharati, Himachal Pradesh runs a hostel- Shantiniketan Chhatrawas for poor, destitute and helpless boys where students studying in standard II to X are accommodated. These students belong to remote and inaccessible areas of the state. They mostly come from Dodrakyar and Nerwa of Shimla district, Bari of Kinnore district, Jasorgarh of Chamba district, Shilla, Lanacheta of Sirmour and Chhota Bhangal (Barot) of Mandi district. Some of these areas are covered with ice for most part of the year.
The hostel was started on March 9, 2008 with 14 students. Now their number is 18 but till now 50 students have passed out from this hostel. Sewa Bharati bears the expenses of these students for lodging, boarding, education etc. Sewa Internatinal and some local philanthropists extend their valuable help and assistance to Sewa Bharati in running this hostel.
The day begins for the boys at 5 am with Ekatmata Stotram and studies. They go to school at 9 am and stay their till 4.30 pm. In the evening they participate in the RSS shakha in a nearby basti and then pursue their studies after the regular evening prayers before the dinner.
Three workers look after the hostel management and especially take care of the boys, inculcate in them good moral values and help them in solving difficulties. They take utmost care to provide a family like atmosphere to the students. Shri Mansa Ramji, who is a caring grandpa of the boys, has devoted his entire time and energy to the hostel after his retirement. As a result Laxman, a 10th class student secured 85 per cent and Somdatt obtained 71 per cent marks bagging first and second position in their school.
Through this hostel, regular service is provided to the patients of Solan District Hospital besides organizing health check up camps from time to time. The hostel has a vehicle which was made available by Sewa Bharati Jammu.
Shantiniketan Chhatrawas
Kothi No. 15, Chairing Cross,
Dagshai, District Solan
(Himachal Pradesh, Bharat)
Phone- 01792-266231
How to Reach
Air route: Chandigarh airport is 60 km from Dagshai
Rail route: Dagshai can be approached by rail from Chandigarh or Kalka. One has to get down at Kumarhatti station to reach Dagshai.
Roadways: Dagshai is located at 1.5 km from Kumarhatti and 60 km from Chandigarh on Shimla-Chandigarh Road. State Transport and private buses are available aplenty. 


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