SERVICE TO HUMANITY
Community Support Programs
Respect everyone, love everyone, and serve everyone.
Sant Baljit Singh
Service to Humanity Programs
Each Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra retreat center operates on a charitable basis, embodying service to humanity by offering free food, accommodation, and medical services, to people in need. Our retreat centers also actively undertake charitable activities in the community through social service programs. With love and respect, we are dedicated to serving humanity.
Cleaning Campaigns 2021
Mini Kumbh Mela clean up on Yamuna River
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage festival that is celebrated every twelve years. The venue is rotated between the four holy pilgrimage destinations: Haridwar, Nashik, Allahabad, and Ujjain. Each Kumbh Mela is attended by millions of devotees around the world. The 2021 Kumbh Mela was held in Haridwar.
A mini Kumbh Mela was held on the bank of the Yamuna River in Vrindavan, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh from February 16 – March 25, 2021. After the festival, the Nagam Nigam Mathura Vrindavan (Municipal Corporation of Mathura and Vrindavan) organized a cleaning campaign along the bank of the Yamuna River.
It is customary for charitable organizations to participate in these cleaning campaigns. Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra sent 50 volunteers to assist in the cleaning campaign. Our volunteers took part in the cleaning drive from 7am to 4.30 pm on 3 days: February 13, 20 and 25. No other charitable organizations were given permission to participate in the cleaning campaign.
Survey of Cleanliness 2021
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra participated under the South Zone, Delhi government’s drive Swachh Survekshan 2021 (Survey of Cleanliness 2021). We donated and distributed 500 summer caps with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) logo to its sanitation workers.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation hereby recognises Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra (Regd.) as a contributor in SDMC under Swachh Survekshan 2021.
G. Sudhakar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Delhi
Cleaning Campaigns (pre Covid-19)
Every year, five to six hundred thousand people from all over India come to Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, to celebrate Mahashivratri on the bank of the Narmada River. After the event, local authorities request assistance to clean the river’s bank. Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra sends a team of about 150 of our volunteers from Madhya Pradesh to join the local authorities in this cleaning campaign.
We also participate in the government’s project to clean the Narmada River. Similarly, we also help in such cleaning campaigns in Punjab.
Support for underprivileged students
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra collaborates with schools to provide basic educational necessities. In 2019, we supported 307 schools in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra organizes charitable social service programs that distribute basic amenities to families in low-income neighborhood areas. These programs are inspired by the teachings of Sant Baljit Singh that motivate our volunteers to see and serve God in everyone.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to organize charitable programs that strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the local, state and central authorities.
Free Well Being Programs (pre Covid-19)
On Sunday, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra centers offer free programs featuring inspirational discourses with meditation sessions. The local communities attend these programs from 9am to 10am from April to September, and from 10am to 11am from October to March.
These programs are guided by unity in diversity, service to humanity, compassion for all, a natural lifestyle, and devotion to God and creation. These are the cornerstones of Sant Baljit Singh’s teachings. Practising these cornerstone teachings can be helpful for one to achieve peace, improve one’s general well being, and foster a better mental and emotional balance. Sant Baljit Singh’s teachings are many fold, they are spiritual to guide the development of soul, and may help one overcome problems that confront humanity in today’s environment.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra offers free lodging and wholesome vegetarian food to anyone who attends a retreat at our centers. Retreatants focus on the spiritual teachings alongside opportunities to participate in various charitable and service oriented activities, spend time in nature, and learn new skills such as wholesome vegetarian cooking, planting vegetables, landscaping, housekeeping, sewing, making savory snacks and sweets, and woodworking.