Rashtriya Sewa Bharati, the apex body for many voluntary service organizations in Bharat, is organizing “Sewa Sangam”- a 3day gathering of officials of more than 500 organizations affiliated to it, from 3- 5th April 2009 in Bangalore. Presidents and Secretaries of all these organizations are expected to participate in gathering- the first of its kind being organized. The conference will have various sessions like effective implementation of programs, standard official practices, educational projects, health projects, women’s programs, children activity, etc apart from an elaborate exhibition on Sewa activities across the country. The display will be on panels as well as audio video presentations from all the states.
This conference is an endeavour towards bringing various Sewa organizations together for exchange and understanding in serving the society.
Local NGOs from Bangalore and Karnataka state are also being invited to spend an evening in the “Sewa Sangam” and interact with activist from various parts of the country.
People who are interested in Sewa or involved in Sewa are invited to Bangalore on those dates for participation and will have to contact this office as the participation in the conference is by invitation.
Declare eyes national property
would work for all physically-challenged persons instead of working only for the visually challenged. He said the physically-challenged people would be made self-reliant through various projects. National organising secretary of the Saksham Shri Avinash Sagwai and Mayor of Lucknow Shri Dinesh Sharma were also present at the convention. Shri Madan Das said that the physically-challenged persons should get equal rights and respect in the society. Shri KC Pandey, one of the trustees of Shirdi Sai Sewa Trust (Nasik), said the society would be strengthened through the activities of Saksham. The convention demanded the government to declare eyes national property.
Seva Bharati Kamakhya Nagar Charitable and Dharmik Trust, Assam
Seva Bharati Kamakhya Nagar Charitable and Dharmik Trust wasfounded in the year 1990, with the aim of providing guidance and assistance to the poor people of the North-Eastern region of Bharat. The Trust is regularly organizing Helath Care Camps, running hostels for tribal students and imparting professional training to the youths thereby facilitating their exposure with the rest of Bharat. Further in the backdrop of present scenario of social unrest and uncertainty in the North-East, the Trust, has a definite role to play in imbibing a spirit of nationalism among the people through various service activities.
Vocational Training Centre: Provision will be made for 100 students for training in vocations like Sewing, Garment making, Computer, Masonry, Carpentry and driving etc. etc. enabling them to earn their livelihood.
In this centre training will be imparted to prepare medicines, fertilizers, pesticides etc. from Panchgavya which will help the agricultural activities of the local villagers.
Arogya Kendra: It is a Health Care Centre for the inmates of the Hostel and for the fringe villages.
Devalaya: Devalayas have been the centers for continuing the rich culture and traditions of Bharat. It is a place where one not only can get mental peace but also a centre for invigorating one's sense of Dharma. That is why the provision of a Devalaya at Seva Sankalp has been made.
Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra's Neurotherapy Academy Providing Health-care at negligible cost for the masses.
Established in 1999, it is a social organisation run and managed by a team of professionals and non-professionals dedicated to the welfare of people, to further the lofty aims and ideals of Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra, for popularizing the spread and research of LMNT in rural and urban areas, both in India & Abroad.
Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra, (the pioneer of LMNT)
Mrs. Brij Mehra
Shri B.L. Gangwani
Prof. Nirmala Bathija
Dr. (Smt.) Kamlesh Chavan
Smt. Surjeet Kaur
Sri. Ratanji Jain
Dr. Nilesh Singhania
(All the above doctors are practicing Neurotherapists, in addition to holding a degree in Naturopahty.)
- To spread LMNT to rural areas, irrespective of caste, creed, color and religion.
- To help villagers get rid of their ailments at low, affordable cost without side-effects.
- To train/ motivate interested people, in India and abroad, to become practitioners of Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra's Neurotheraphy.
- To participate in free health camps at needy villages/ towns.
- Establish a centre for research in the cures obtained with LMNT using modern scientific research methods.
- To make self-employed Neurotherapist for themselves and their family by giving LMNT treatment and can also do for the welfare of the human being.
- Four-month residential course conducted throughout the year for males.
- Training centre for suitable male candidates, complete with residential hostel.
- Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology given in addition to theory and practicals of Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra's Neurotherapy.
- Running a free clinic on Sundays.
- Help trained personnel to establish clinics / training centres elsewhere.
The trust does not get any grant-in-aid from the Centre or State Government. Its social activities are run from public donations and donations from its trained therapists / Training centres. Shortfalls are met from personal funds of Dr. Mehra.
Location: Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra's Neurotherapy Ashram, 130km, from Mumbai, 30 km from Wada and 40 km. from Kasara.
Situated on a 12-acre table land on the top of a hill, near Suryamal village, having a population mainly of tribals.
The land has been bought and built up into an ashram with the help of Late Sri. B.M. Tikka, former chairman export promotion council.
A large treatment hall (30' X 25') for males; 2 smaller rooms (20' X 10') for females, and a separate doctor's room with attached bathroom.
Between 150-200 people from nearby villages, sometimes more than 300km. away, come every Sunday to receive free Neurotherapy treatment at the clinic. Needy patients are also given free lunch at the ashram on that day.
- Building of a separate hostel and associated facilities at the Ashram for ladies.
- Setting up of a large clinic-cum-research centre (1000-1200) sq. ft.) at Mumbai, along with office staff, with a computer, printer and communication facilities, with a modern pathology lab to assist research activities.
- Additions to the existing store of library books at the Ashram.
- On-going education program to raise the level of former neurotherapists to keep pace with the latest techniques of the therapy.
- Guruji's cherished vision
was to set up a large hospital at Suryamal, where patients, especially mentally challenged children, could stay and receive NT treatment free of charge.
The uniqueness of Dr. Lajpatrai Mehra's Neurotherapy lies in the following:
- It sets right the root-cause i.e., the body's tendency to become diseased, by correcting the internal organs, so that they start functioning normally.
- It has its own methods of diagnosis, but also integrates the knowledge obtained from modern investigations, such as Blood tests, X-Ray reports etc.
- It uses the findings of Medical Physiology, but views them from a uniquely different and refreshing approach, one that negates the use of medicines or drugs.
- Being a medicine-less therapy, it obviously has absolutely no side-effects and is inexpensive.
-The therapy is simple to learn and can be practiced by all.
- It can be tought 'en-masse' to people of all ages.
- The Therapy is scientific because its methods can be repeated over and over again, with identical results.
- The same results can be duplicated - irrespective of the therapist's age, sex, height, body-weight etc.
Weaving A Success Story
For D. Bhaskar, A. Suresh, D. Damodar, D. Mahesh, D. Chandrashekar, D. Sampath. V. Nagesh and R. Srinivas, the wheel of fortune turned in their favour when they were identified by Dastkar Andhra (DA), a city-based NGO. Aged between 20 and 24, the eight hailing from the weaver community were living in abject poverty. Many had dropped out of school and had been employed in odd jobs.
Their condition was brought to the notice of DA in 2006 when an older group of weavers in nearby Chennur informed them. A year's training in weaving and dyeing, and the youth were all set to weave their own fortunes. "They were quick in grasping what was taught," says V. Dharmender, in-charge, DA Production & Design, DA. Apart from appointing a master weaver to train them, DA also paid them a monthly stipend of Rs.1,000. "What motivated us to take up weaving was the fact that we didn't have to work under anybody," says D. Chandrasekhar.
Even after graduation, D. Sampath, a former teacher at a government school, finds weaving a sustainable livelihood optionHere to participate in a DA design workshop, they swear by their new found profession. Now named 'Individual Weavers Co-operative Society' as a group, they now earn anything between Rs.. 6,000 to Rs. 9,000 individually per month.
"They are very confident now and have even paid back their bank loans," says Ravinder of DA. He said they were identifying similar youngsters from backward regions of Andhra Pradesh. "As long as they are interested in learning weaving, DA is ready to assist them," he says. — D.V.L. Padma Priya, From THE HINDU, 12, January 2009