News Report for the Month of  June 2011

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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 Month began with remembering holy Sanyas day, June 1st of  Most worshipful and revered H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. A special satsang was held to mark this momentous day of Gurudev's life.  

SEVA Projects -  Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad  is very active in providing the services to the  poor and the sick in the society.  "Manav Seva,  Madhav Seva" has been the guiding principle for whoever has been associated and working at the ashram. The Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj used to take the great pleasure in serving one and all and the tradition continues.
 
"Project READ" (Rural Educational Aid Distribution):
 
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad has taken up the Project READ for underprivileged & needy children of Rural area of Gujarat. It is an extensive program running in its fourth year that focuses on providing educational aid to the underserved Children in the form of distributing Slates, Black boards, chalk, Chalk Eraser pads to junior grade students ( of 1st through 4th grade) and notebooks of 150 & 200 pages to higher grade students ( of 5th through 12th grade). Last year about 75,000 notebooks, 4500 Slates & 300 Blackboards were distributed free.
 
This year about one lakh notebooks has been distributed free through various centers of Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sang of Gujarat. Sri Arunbhai Oza & Sri Sanjaybhai Patel are doing wonderful work in coordinating, distributing and funding for this project. Also, many thanks to the selfless workers at various centers who go to schools and make it possible to reach to the needy children. They have been working silently and succeeded to make a difference in the lives of many tribal area children. Such students among them, who passed their degree course in Medical science, Engineering and other fields were recognized and awarded a special appreciation prize by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj at a grand function held on June 12, 2011. Sri Swamiji congratulated entire student community and their parents for their sincere efforts in the direction of reformation of the community. Sri Arun Oza, Sri Sanjay Patel, Mr. Vanzara, Ms. Kavita and other dignitaries were present at this function.
 
"Project Manav Seva":
 
Project Manav Seva is an extensive program  that focuses on holistically helping the needy and indigent population. Project Manav Seva has been carried out by the Bhagwan Shri Vishwanath Mahadev Seva Kendra, Sivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad for the last fifteen years years and continues to grow by leaps and bounds in the advancement of current programs which address the alleviation of human suffering. The ultimate goal of this program is to further spiritual growth for both those served and those providing service while simultaneously making a difference in people’s lives. 
 
Followings are some of the areas in which the ashram has been working to make the difference in people's life.
Free nutrition programs, including provisions for food for the hungry 3rd of each month and  Monthly distributing grains to the needy families
Ongoing free health clinics providing comprehensive health check-ups and treatments through Homeopathic and Naturopathy Clinics.    Individualized rehabilitation programs.
Reiky Teaching - The Usui System of Natural Healing is a Holistic Method of treatment. 
.Yoga and meditation camps
Corrective surgeries for those afflicted with cataracts, strokes, through our medical team's help. Women's sawing classes periodically  being arranged 
Nurturing of spiritual enlightenment through periodicals and book publications
Efforts to alleviate human suffering in the event of natural calamities
Develop structures to facilitate all of the above services
   
The continuation of such comprehensive programs has been possible only because of the unstinted devotion and generous financial assistance provided by selfless devotees of the Lord.

Jnana Yajna ( June 12, 2011 -June 19, 2011) Pujya Swami Anaghanandaji Mataji from Chinmaya Mission (New Mumbai, Pawai) graced the Sivananda Ashram with her holy presence. During her stay for fortnight she conducted Jnana Yajna, sharing her thoughts on the text of Bhagvan Sri Ramana Maharshi, “UPADESH SAR”. She was accompanied by Bamhacharini Babita Mataji also. This Yajna was attended by large number of devotees.

On June 1, 2011, Wednesday 744th Yoga & meditation camp was concluded.  On June 15, 2011 there was a special Satsang and night long Japa Yajna for Lunar eclipse. Regular activities at the Ashram, weekly satsang, Grain distributions etc went as usual.

Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandajis Satsang programs during the month of June 2011

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