Bihar Relief work
A team of sevadharis from Sant Shri Asaramji Ashram involved in Seva in Bihar for flood relief.
Orissa Cyclone Relief: A flash-back
The ashram, under the supervision of Bapu, had carried out relief work in cyclone-hit Orissa in 1999. It had 80 relief camps in the areas where the impact of the cyclone was maximum. R K Jain, former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association who has launched the each-one-feed-one movement, spoke highly of that relief activity. "Bapuji's ashram saved several lives. The team reached the worst hit interiors and in many places it was the first to come to the rescue of the dying."
Tsunami Relief Efforts in India
The Tsunami tragedy has affected thousands in India and other parts of Asia. Through the inspiration provided by His Holiness Sant Sri Asararmji Bapu, the Ashram is engaged in relief work for the affected victims by sending volunteers to the affected areas with truck loads of clothes, food and medicines. While the current efforts are to provide immediate relief to the affected, the Ashram is also engaged in efforts which will provide long term settlement to the displaced people and give them long-term relief.
Ashram's relief work includes constructing new permanent shelters for the homeless, providing treatment through specialist doctors in mobile clinics run by the Ashram, distributing items of day to day necessity like food packets, food grains, clothing, blankets, tents, canvas, utensils, water, medicines, foot-wear in the areas affected by natural calamity, are all been executed proficiently and enthusiastically in the past.
A team of over 100 relief workers from Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad have already reached the affected areas along with 2 truck loads of rice and other food items to provide urgent relief in the heart-rending situation arising out of the Tsunami waves that struck South-India. Arrangements are also being made to start free food camps in Cuddalore, Nagapattnam and Nagercoil.
Ashram's delegation also attended the meeting on 29th Dec., in which the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat urged various social bodies to help the victims of the Tsunami disaster. As per the decision taken in the meeting, the following relief material has already been sent by the Ashram on an emergency basis through a special goods train that left Ahmedabad on 1st Jan 2005.
The Samitis across the country have joined hands to help in this relief effort. The administrators’ of the ashrams are in touch with the central and state govts. and are making arrangements for further relief efforts.