Seva Bharati brings sunshine in their life

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Source: Seva-English      Date: 30 Jan 2013 16:13:47

$img_titleAbout thirty-five years ago, laborers working in the adjoining industries erected slums near Dilshad Garden metro in East Delhi on a deserted land. Very soon, the five acre land was entirely occupied by a majority of workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They started living in the 6,000 slums erected there. The laborers lived there in most unhygienic conditions. As the day began, they left the locality in search of work leaving their children to while away time near the gutters. They didn’t even know what education meant! In their life, there was no sunshine at all.

But, one day, in their life, sun really shone. In 1994, Seva Bharati opened a centre here. Now, all the children don’t roam around the gutter but read books at the schools. Now, they know how to lead a good life and how to behave in the society. Now, they have a thirst for higher education. People in the colony have set aside their quarrels and celebrate occasions and festivals such as Independence Day, Republic Day, Janmashtami, Makarsankranti with fervor and zest.

Youths are being imparted vocational training. Seva Bharati activists have played a pivotal role in every reshaping their lives.

Rajendra, who studies in standard IX says, “Seva Bharti karyakartas motivated me to study. They taught me how to respect elders and parents and also saved me from bad habits.”

Shopkeeper Harish Yadav says, “Due to Seva Bharati, almost all problems in this colony were resolved. People developed a feeling of unity. Various development activities were carried out”. Rajesh Kumar, whose daughter Sapna studies at Seva Bharati centre, says: “Parents are busy at their work. In such a situation, Seva Bharti is doing a great job by inculcating good moral values amongst the children. People here have great respect for Seva Bharati.” 

Madan Khanaa, centre in-charge says: “Seva Bharati imparts employment-oriented training to the youths in various fields. Primary schools are also run for the children of the slum-dwellers. They are sent to different schools for higher studies after completing primary education. Since 1994, thousands of children are motivated to take to education. Due to this, new generation has now become independent. Seva Bharati has thus, proved a boon for them.”

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