Spreading Warmth on New Year
Hooghly, West Bengal: As strong winds blew and the mercury dipped in Gourhati, Art of Living volunteer, Tarun Sardar and his team went around distributing warm blankets on January 1, 2019, bringing warmth and cheer to those shivering in the biting cold. The team went door to door in the village, distributing over 100 blankets.
. Tarun says, “There is no greater religion, no greater service, thanserving humanity. It is the duty of all citizens to understand the problems of suffering humanity, especially during the winter season, and reach out to the poor and helpless.”
Birbhum, West Bengal: Art of Living volunteers in Rampurhat distributed 200 blankets among the poor and needy people in the area adjoining Rampurhat Super Speciality Hospital and Rampurhat Railway Station on January 3, 2019. Ranchi, Jharkhand: The Birhor tribe in Jharkhand has been identified as being precariously close to extinction.
Their condition had been made worse by the extreme low temperatures witnessed by the state this winter. The Art of Living Beacon Gram Panchayat field team of Jharkhand reached out to them with warm blankets at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science in Ranchi, where they had been receiving treatment. In the wake of extreme winter in Jharkhand, the team has generated funds to organize a blanket distribution drive across Ranchi city, Khunti, Bokaro, East Singhbhum, Saraikela and several other regions. In the drive, 575 blankets have been distributed so far. The team comprised of D K Sinha, the Chairperson of Jharkhand Apex Body of The Art of Living, Prawin Kumar, Anukriti, Ravi Shankar, Kishore, and other volunteers.
To Share is to Care
Surat, Gujarat: On January 18, 2019, The Art of Living Women’s Club of Surat arrived at the Halpati Seva Sangh’s Ashram Shala in Bardoli loaded with essential items that would make life so much more comfortable for the 245 tribal children studying in that school. .
The gifted items included almirahs, chairs, bedding, bed sheets and pillow covers, kitchen burners and utensils, ceiling fans, tube lights, clothes for the children, buckets, etc. All the items were donated by members of the club.