SANSKAR – EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
- Since 1967, Parishad has been organising National Group Song Competition of patriotic songs among school children at branch, state and national level. At branch level about 50,000 students from over 4,000 schools take part in Hindi and Sanskrit songs competition all over the country every year. In the programmes organised at all India level, we had the privilege of having Presidents like Dr. Zakir Hussain, Gyani Zail Singh and Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy to preside over the functions.
- Over 1.80 lakh “Bharat Ko Jano” books are distributed among the school students all over the country every year. This competition is being held at branch, prant and national levels. Over 6 lakhs students participate in written test for the “Bharat Ko Jano” competition every year. The purpose of this quiz programme for the school children is to increase their awareness about the distinctive features of our country and culture.
- Through the Guru Vandan Chhatra Abhinandan programme, Parishad aims at strengthening in the minds of the children their respect for their parents and teachers. Functions are held in about 5,000 schools all over the country wherein thousands of students are felicitated and teachers are honoured. More than 10 lakhs students participated in this programme.
Over 400 Bal, Yuva, Parivar and Praud sanskar shivirs are organized all over the country where over 60,000 individuals participate every year. These programmes aim to inculcate moral, cultural and human values in the families and all sections of the society.
SEWA – SERVICE PROGRAMME
- Bharat Vikas Parishad is running over 1,250 permanent projects, whose activities are conducted on daily or weekly basis. These projects include Hospitals, Clinics, Physiotherapy Centres, Mobile Vans, Pathology Labs, Ultrasound Centres, Blood Banks, Educational Institutions, etc.
- Bharat Vikas Parishad, through its 14 centres spread all over the country, provides artificial limbs and other aids to the largest number of handicapped persons in the country year after year.
- Parishad provides artificial limbs, calipers, tricycles and wheel chairs to over 14,000 physically challenged persons free of cost annually. In addition, Parishad is able to provide facilitates to rehabilitate over 2,000 differently abled persons.
- Parishad’s two Viklang Sahayata centres at Delhi and Ludhiana have won President’s award for service to the handicapped persons in 1995 and 2004 respectively.
- Prime Minister bestowed FICCI award to our Ludhiana centre in 2007.
- Parishad has a 220 bedded Super Specialty Hospital at Kota spread over 54,000 square feet with a staff of 300. It annually treats over 1.80 lakh patients. The hospital is also running a Nursing School as well as a College of Nursing with more than 300 students.
- Similarly, BVP Charitable Diagnostic Centre at Chandigarh provides its diagnostic services to over 3..55 lakh beneficiaries annually. BVP Charitable Trust Hospital at Ludhiana, apart from providing OPD facilities, also organises around 70 camps and conducts 1,500 surgeries every year. Kanchi Sri Sankara Medical Centre at Bongaigaon (Assam), with 30-bedded multi- disciplinary facility, has been set up in tribal area of North-East. Another big hospital has recently come at Ramganj Mandi in Rajasthan.
- Parishad’s branches annually organise over 1,500 health check-up and treatment camps benefitting over two lakh patients. In addition, blood donation camps are also organsied where over 20,000 units are donated annually.
- Parishad has adopted about 200 villages and urban slums for their development.
- Parishad has taken up integrated development of our villages. So far work has been completed in 14 villages and work remaining in 23 villages is in progress in various parts of the country. Many more villages will be taken for all round development. So far Parishad has spent over Rs. 3 core on this project.
- One of the developed village, Mohabbatpur in Haryana, has been awarded “Nirmal Gram Purskar” by President of India in 2008 on attaining full sanitation coverage in households, schools, anganwadis and for outstanding contribution in promotion of rural sanitation.
- Parishad is assisting vanvasi brethren in North-East and other states in setting up and running hospitals, dispensaries, medical and health centres, schools, hostels, etc. Our assistance amounts to over Rs.60 lakhs annually.
- Our branches annually plant about 1.50 lakhs trees and distribute 60,000 Tulsi plants throughout the country as pat of its “Green India Project”.
- Parishad annually organises marriages of about 500 couples belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
- Help in cash and kind was provided in case of earthquake in Latur (1993) and Gujarat (2001), Kargil war (1998), Orissa supercyclon (1999), draught in Rajasthan (2003), Tsunami (2004), floods in Assam (2004, 2007 ), Gujarat (2005) and Bihar and Assam (2008), Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra (2009), relief for cloudburst in Jammu & Kashmir (Laddakh) and floods in Uttrakhand (2010).
- When earthquake struck in Gujarat on 26th January, 2001, BVP provided 5,000 artificial limbs to needy persons and contributed a sum of Rs.1.89 crores for reconstruction of devastated villages and rehabilitation of earthquake victims.
- When Tsunami struck the southern parts of the country in December, 2004, Bharat Vikas Parishad, in addition to providing medicines, food and shelters to the affected brethren, also undertook construction of community centres in five coastal villages – three in Tamil Nadu and one each in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. In all, the Parishad’s total contribution exceeded Rupees one crore.
- In August 2010 cloudburst triggered flash floods and mudslides in Leh causing death of hundreds of people. Bharat Vikas Parishad extended timely help to the affected brethren by constructing a six-room school complete with furniture and uniform and books for the students. In addition, it distributed relief material and provided financial assistance to a number of victims.
- In June 2013, when cloudburst caused devastating floods and landslides in Uttrakhand, Parishad rushed to help the suffering brethren. Parishad has since decided to take up a number of Permanent Projects in the state costing over Rupees one crore.
- Parishad also rendered assistance to affected brethren in U.P. (flood in August, 2014), Orissa (cyclone in October, 2014) and Assam (Bodo militancy in October, 2014)
SAMPARK – PUBLIC RELATIONS
- Parishad’s branches hold seminars on contemporary subjects of national interest and welfare of humanity in institutions of higher education to reinforce Bhartiya Sanskriti and Sanskars among the youth. Over 300 seminars are organised annually.
- Bharat Vikas Parishad has brought out over 40 publications and is publishing a bilingual monthly journal “NITI” in Hindi and English. Its circulation is 55,000 copies per month and it reaches every member of the Parishad. A bilingual quarterly magazine “Gyan Prabha” is also published which contains thought provoking articles. E-version of all the publications are on the Parishad’s website.
- Beginning with the year 2007-08, Parishad has been awarding “Utkrishtata Samman” annually to recognise individuals / institutions who have done excellence work in the field of Sanskar or Sewa.