HISTORY OF SEWA BHARTI
In 1979, veteran social worker and the then RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Balasaheb Deoras addressed a mammoth gathering of volunteers at Ambedkar Stadium, Delhi, on April 8, 1978, where he called upon them to start service activities among the neglected sections of the society. He asked the volunteers to raise self-respect of the socially and economically deprived people of India. This speech is considered to be the initiating first step that led to starting the Seva Bharati.Although the volunteers of RSS and other allied organisations had been informally working for the betterment of the under-privileged, it was opined that a formal structure would help coordinate the service programs all over the country. Seva Bharati was thus established later that year. On October 2 1979 the first centre of sewa bharati was inaugarated at E block Jahangir Puri and Later in the year 1981, January it was duly registered.
The story of Sewa Bharati Delhi is no different from the River Ganga which after originating from the Goumukh assumes a gigantic form before joining the Yamuna and the Saraswati in Prayag. Who had thought that a tiny project started way back in 1979 with 4-5 kids would become flagship of entire Sewa Bharati work and stand as the talking monument of social reforms and development?
Our diverse society with uneven economic and social opportunities can be woven into one thread, only through love, empathy, co-operation and attitude of sacrifice putting larger good and welfare in picture. The foundation of the Sewa Bharati work was laid by the then senior Sangh Pracharak of Delhi the late Shri Vishnu Kumar. The work informally began in a small room near Valmiki Basti of Sangam Park. Indutai of Rashtra Sevika Samiti with her warm and affectionate persona won the hearts of kids through narrating inspirational stories, lucid poems and historical experiences. It had cascading effect and the work with its right virtue and intent became instantly popular and talking subject in all houses and families situated nearby.