Showing posts from May, 2022

Residents of Tokipur Village at Taki Indo-Bangladesh Border Receive Aid

Following an initial visit to the border village of Tokipur during April 2022, Team SSM Kolkata has initiated several sevas in May 2022 to support a few inhabitants of this impoverished hamlet. Ramen Ghosh, aged 78 years, had been suffering from cataract and had nearly lost his eyesight for want of medical help. The team members were able to facilitate his travel expenses and support his treatment over the course of multiple consultations at the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata.  Since April 2022, Debabrata Das and Saubhagya Das, two bright youngsters from Tokipur had received aid for their books and tuition fees. One of the team members had also offered them online English support classes. The intention was to eventually bring them to Kolkata after their 12th Grade exams and help them to become financially independent. On 6th May 2022, the team members secured their admission for the basic computer course at the Moulali Youth Computer Training Center which is one of the be

Annadaanam Seva for the Homeless at Yamuna Pushtha, Delhi-NCR

Swami Vivekananda once said: Don't go and preach religion to a hungry man. Feed him first. His religion right now is food. With this exhortation in mind, Team SSM Delhi offered annadaanam seva to 1500 homeless people at Yamuna Pushtha on Sunday, 29 May 2022.  The seva began with a Guru Puja to seek the blessings of the masters. Then the volunteers of The Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra (BYVK) divided the large group of people into smaller groups and taught them a few simple techniques of Pranayama . The SSM team members then served a freshly cooked meal to the congregation. As the seva drew to a close, the happy faces of those who had just partaken of this meal brought much satisfaction to the team members.  To participate in such initiatives, reach us at or click .

Weekly Distribution of Buttermilk Continues at Hyderabad

Team SSM Hyderabad began another round of buttermilk distribution on Saturday, the 14th of May 2022 on the premises of a temple at West Marredpally. This time the buttermilk was lovingly churned out by an all-women's team of family members spanning three generations: a mother, her two daughters, and her granddaughter!  They first offered the buttermilk to the flower sellers and those seated at the entrance to the temple seeking kind benefactors. They then poured out the buttermilk to the devout who had turned up at the temple. About 80 people quenched their parched throats with the perfectly combined mix of fresh curd, mild spices, and cooled water.  They expressed their gratitude to the team members with wide smiles of relief.   To participate in such seasonal sevas , click .

Team SSM Coimbatore Offers Annadaanam at Eera Nenjam Old Age Home

Eera Nenjam Old Age Home located at RS Puram, Coimbatore provides shelter to senior citizens who have been abandoned by their families. Team SSM Coimbatore has been associated with this home since the past two years and regularly provides dry rations, medicines, and cooked meals.     The team members visited the home on 7th May 2022  and offered annadaanam seva to the 85 inmates who are presently housed there.     They served a traditional lunch consisting of rice, sambar , puli kuzhambu , kootu , vegetable curry, rasam , buttermilk, papads , and payasam .      The inmates were filled with happiness as they blessed the team members for sharing a fulfilling meal and spending precious moments with them. To experience the joy of giving, click .

SSM Hyderabad Offers Buttermilk to Thirsty Wayfarers

Team SSM Hyderabad set out to distribute buttermilk on the hot, dry day of May 7, 2022 to around 150 thirsty passersby at West Marredpally, Secunderabad and Gachibowli, Hyderabad.     The team members providentially found suitable places for their buttermilk stands: one on the premises of  a temple, and the other in an empty food stall on a busy road. The cool, minty, and refreshing buttermilk was poured out to the weary folk who drank it with apparent relish and sighed with relief as they took this soothing break. Happy smiles and cheery byes followed, before these travellers walked out into the blazing sun again,  albeit with a more energetic stride.  To participate in such seasonal sevas , click .