सेवा भारती, इचलकरंजी
।। नर सेवा नारायण सेवा ।।
Seva Bharati, Ichalkaranji, is one of the unique organizations in the era of project based Non Government Organisations (NGO). In the year 1989, the birth centenary year of late Hon’ble Dr. K.B. Hedgewar, the founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS),the idea transpired that some work, related to the service of the under privileged people should be initiated in Ichalkaranji city in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. With this inspiration, Seva Bharati, Ichalkaranji was established in 1990 and is working in the field of health, education and related dimensions for the last 20years.
A sizable team of dedicated voluntary workers (karyakartas), about 3000 strong year-round contributors on “a rupee, a day ” basis, occasional generous donors and well-wishers are the strengths of Seva Bharati.
Seva Bharati’s appeal to the well-to -do section of the society to contribute intellectually, materially and financially for the upliftment of “ less fortunate section” to establish a firm bond of social cohesion has been of unique in nature.
Today Seva Bharati has been able to spread its SEVA initiatives (service) in Ichalkaranji city itself and surrounding 12 villages, two of which are from Karnataka state.
This spread of Seva work has come up with the strong conviction that “service to mankind is service to god” (नरसेवा नारायण सेवा)and on sheer will power & ethics of the volunteers of Seva Bharati, in spite of any institutional funding.