Context

Crores of our brothers and sisters are cursed to live with deprivation - of Sneh, Swavalamban, Samajik Suraksha - and poverty for no fault of them. They are suffering simply because they have taken ¬birth under these conditions. They face discrimination on counts of gender, physical disability, disease or poverty – economic or educational – and are destined to bear the brunt of circumstances and systemic apathy.
A vast majority of our country lives in poverty which is an outcome cumulative errors, like ill designed productive structure, mal-distribution system, selfish governance, mal-governance and thoughtless planning. We would have heard about the nature and extent of poverty and deprivation prevailing in the lower rungs of our society which would have moved us deeply. The stark difference between, what many have called, Bharat and India, is a constant reminder for the fortunate of their responsibility towards their less privileged brethren.
We are the few fortunate ones who have access to world class educational institutes, and are blessed with merits and capabilities to meet out almost all of our desires.

“Service to man as the visible manifestation of the Godhead was the special form of worship he (Swami Vivekananda) advocated for Indians, devoted as they were to the rituals and myths of their ancient faith”

- Swami Nikhilananda
An umbrella of compassion, love and a healing touch from the capable can remove tears from their eyes and bring smiles in their face. No system can be so foolproof that renders none in deprivation. But Sewa is a tool to rectify this ill effect of the system. Sewa is considered to be an integral part of our “philosophy of life”. Taking inspiration from the words and works of Swami Vivekananda who said, “My God lives in the Masses", a number of people have dedicated their lives in service to the nation by serving its people. These Real Life Role Models have changed the lives of many people and have brought smiles in their face and peace in their life.