Swami Sivanand Seva Samiti(Trust) situated at Ganeshpur, 6 kms from Uttarkashi towards GANGOTRI, GARWAL HIMALAYA, INDIA. It is also known as Sivanand Ashram locally and is functioning since 1980.
Inspired by HH Swami Chidananda Maharaj’ s dream has put forth substantial efforts towards humanitarian service. We have found that the Himalayan Mountains suffer from severe lack of facilities, Medicare, and primary medical treatment facilities.
Keeping this in mind the Trust started facilities with Ambulances to reach remote hills scattered across the region from Uttarkashi to Gangotri where doctors hold medical camps for people and distribute free medicines.
In course of time the Ashram established medical facilities with a Dispensary, Ayurveda(Panchakarma) therapy facilities, provision for eye cataract operations, dental health facility under the name Sivanand Dharmarth Chikitsalaya.
There are more than 36,500 patient visits each year from different parts of Himalayas availing the medical services provided free of cost.
The Ashram also is a resting place for Sadhaks and monks enroute to Gangotri and are fed free at the Annapurna Hall.
Education for children , Narayan Seva , Gaushala, Satsangs , Spiritual retreats and other activities are regularly conducted at the Ashram.
The Trust also provides scholarships for children’s for studies through Vidyarthi Sahayata, Hostel facility and other measures.
Out of various social activities to name a few:
The community services that Ashram offers are:
1. Sivanand Dharmarth Chikitsalaya (Dispensary)
2. Mobile Medical Camps and Ambulance Services
3. Vidhyarti Sahayata for Education and Hostel facility
4. Computer class
5. Yoga Class
6. Narayan Seva
8. Stay for Monks, Sadhaks and visitors
9. Annapurna Hall (Free Dinning Facility)
Some of the Focused Activities of the Trust:
The students for support were identified on basis of their educational performance, family background and annual family income. They were provided educational support in terms of fees, school uniforms, school Bags, books and stationary including the hostel facility.
Trust runs computer courses for providing technical education for local students and Yoga Class for physical fitness.
Swami Sivanand Seva Samiti also provides a helping hand to the needy underprivileged people living in the Uttarkashi Himalayan villages. Support is provided for ration money, medical/ambulance and support to the poor patients, help for houses and daily needs, etc. which also includes the wandering sadhus and pilgrims in this region.
A daily routine of free food facility of breakfast with Tea, Lunch and Dinner is served in Annapurna Hall to everybody which includes Guests, visitors and hospital patients etc sadhus and monks and whosoever is present in the Ashram.
“Shivanand Dharmarth Chikitsalaya” is one of the great services to Humanity and Mankind. Considering the most important factor (Medical Help) it is now felt that Medical Help should be continued as long as possible.
The Samiti not only caters to disaster affected people but also provide disaster support to animals in terms of Medical Aid. It also trains and develops communities to be self dependent catering to their own needs in life.
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