Liberal helping hands came together for the tribal children during commemoration of 126th Chicago Diwas by Shivaliknagar branch of Vivekanand Vichar Manch (VVM) during a welfare programme. For the students of Vanvasi Ashram, Rudrapur, six computers and some food items were donated by Mahant Ravindra Puri of Mansa Devi Trust.
Dalchand, in-charge of North India Vanvasi Ashram said that under the service mission of Sewa Bharati, 325 tribal girls and boys from across the country are residing in seven hostels. For the students of Vanvasi Ashram Rudrapur, Mansa Devi Trust sent six computers to enhance the education of the children. The students in Ashrams are aged between five and 25 years, hailing from the tribal areas across the country where they were orphaned due to some calamity or the other. Many students have become self reliant now, after studying in Vanvasi Ashram residential school, said Dalchand.
Presiding as chief guest on the occasion, head of Mansa Devi Trust, Mahant Ravindra Puri said, “Swami Vivekananda is the ideal of youths and his soul stirring words fill us with strength during the trying times of life. To serve the god, serve people was his ideal and this ideal is being practised by VVM and Sewa Bharati.” He said that Vivekananda’s art of oratory was so profound that whoever listened was left mesmerised. He drew comparisons from Bhagavad Gita and verses of Vivekananda and said that one could draw the spirit of giving from him as he used to say that it is only lot of earned merits that one gets a chance to help someone in need.
The secretary of VVM JC Kwatra said that the real Dharma of a human being was only this that he uses his resources to serve that section of society which is deprived. Cultural in-charge of the VVM, Nita Nayyar recited inspiring verses from the gospel of Shri Ramakrishna and patron Pradeep Sharma delivered vote of thanks.