Offering kanwar camps 2014 – 2019
Once, Sant Baljit Singh Ji was traveling by road and saw many pilgrims undertaking the annual Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage. These pilgrims, known as kanwarias, were carrying their kanwar on their shoulders. Sant Baljit Singh Ji also noticed that the pilgrims were barefoot and many had foot sores. On seeing their plight, his heart went out to the pilgrims. Immediately, Sant Baljit Singh Ji advised Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra to hold medical camps to serve the kanwarias every year.
Inspired by Sant Baljit Singh Ji’s words, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra began planning its charitable program to hold annual kanwar camps. In 2014, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra launched its program of week long kanwar camps to offer medical facilities, food, and rest to the pilgrims. Each camp is set up in accordance with the safety measures and hygiene guidelines issued by the local, state and central bodies. Fire extinguishers and CCTV cameras are installed at the camps and separate male and female resting areas and washrooms are provided.
The number of camps grew in subsequent years. In 2019, Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra organized 50 kanwar camps in nine Indian states: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, and two union territories: Chandigarh and Delhi.