The Parent Body
The Bharat Sevashram Sangha, a pioneer registered charitable organization estd, In 1917, was founded by the great illustrious patriot saint Acharya Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj. Nearly 500 Monks and Brahamacharis are running hundreds of charitable dispensaries, Hospitals, Mobile Medical Units, Ambulances, Patient homes, Cancer & Leprosy Hospitals, Tribal Welfare centers, Free residential education for nearly 5000 students ( in collaboration with Govt. of India) in Jharkhand, Nagaland, Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal etc. Schools & Technical institutes, Women empowerment centers, Youth welfare centers etc. besides Relief work during hours of natural calamities of flood, famine, earthquake in any part of country.
We are the first respondents in the exigencies of natural and/or man-made cataclysmic disasters such as droughts, floods, famines, earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorism, acts of God and all other suchlike calamities occurring throughout the length and breadth of India.
Bharat Sevashram Sangha is the operand of seven General Hospitals, four Leprosy Hospitals, ninety-two small-scale Leprosy Care Units, three Cancer Care Units, several Tuberculosis Camps, hundreds of Dispensaries and scores of Mobile Care Units that service the far-flung godforsaken rural districts of India
We also manage over hundred academic institutions such as Primary, Junior and Secondary Schools and Colleges. It also has under its wing over a-hundred-and-nine Computer Training Institutes as well as dozens of Yoga Training Centers.
The Mission prides itself in providing opportunities to the often neglected tribal and backward classes with some sort of tradesman ship training or know how. As such, it has established fifty Vocational Centers aimed at gradually integrating these outcast members of society into the civil mainstream.
ORPHAN CENTERS AND ELDERLY CARE PROGRAMS:
It administers two Orphan Centers along with a Geriatric Home.
REFORMATION OF HOLY PILGRIMAGE PLACES:
India enjoys the reputation of being the premiere holy land. It is deemed not only the mother of religion but also the seabed of spirituality. No other nation on earth has had its sacred soil trodden by so many countless divine personalities, prophets, saint, sages, rishis and Godhead. Note that among them, Jesus is one such noble personality. That’s why this Mission makes every effort to reform and preserve these sacred holy pilgrimage centers. There are hoodlums today who roam about their precints just to exploit unsuspecting or unassuming pilgrims.
In an attempt to increase awareness of the ideals of Vedanta philosophy and the way of life the Sangha has formed seven moving Ashrams consisting of highly educated and spiritually advanced Sanyasins. These groups travel through villages and towns throughout the country organizing meetings and conferences, and offer spiritual services to create awareness of the Vedanta ideals.
During the year 2004-2004, these groups organized more than 265 cultural and spiritual programmes through which they interacted with more than 850000 people.
The Acharya was a great believer of unity amongst all sections of society. He dreamt of a society free from divisions of caste, creed or religion and abhorred the idea of untouchability. The Sangha has setup a forum though which societal reforms could be achieved.
The Householder Ashrams is a common platform through which people from all sections and economic strata unite and work for the welfare of the society. The Sangha maintains hundreds of such Ashrams in India and abroad which carry out various activities that particularly benefit the economically, religious and spiritually disadvantaged.
The Sangha actively provides services for pilgrims at places of worship and religious fairs. Started in 1924, this movement now enjoys a country-wide support from all sections of the society. The Sangha has played a pivotal role in creating a healthy and favourable atmosphere at these places. The services include free shelter and facilities, medical treatment and spiritual services.
Kumbha Mela derives its name from the immortal – Pot of Nectar- described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas Kumbha in Sanskrit languages means “pot or pitcher’. Mela means ‘festival’. The Kumbh Mela is the largest pilgrimage gathering in the worlds attended by millions of people from across the globe. The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each four locations in the country
Bharat Sevashram Sangha is also involved in the running of seventy Hostels, thirty-two Libraries and fifteen Book Banks.
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