Swami Vivekananda Says............... Come, do something heroic, Brother, what if you do not attain mukti, what if you suffer damnation a few times? Is the saying untrue: 'There are some saints who, full of holiness in thought, word, and deed, please the whole world by their numerous beneficent acts, and who develop their own hearts by magnifying an atom of virtue in others as if it were as great a mountain.' CW VI 314-5
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Welcome to the extremely backward regions of Karnataka border. More so Pavagada in Tumkur district. The burning priority for the survival and progress for the locals was health care - long term health care: Cure from Leprosy, TB, Polio etc.

Founded in 1991 by Swami Japanandaji, to put into action the soul-stirring call of Swami Vivekananda, - the Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre (SV IRHC) started off as a project to reach out and serve the most affected. In time this health centre grew and now focuses on basic health care including key areas of Child health as well as Leprosy, TB, Polio and Public Health.

Focusing on eye care, what started out initially as periodic eye camps for the rural poor became more institutionalized in the form of Sri Sharada Devi Eye Hospital (SSD EH) . Recently, in 2016, Sri Sharada Devi Institute of Visual Management & Rehabilitation/Training of Differently Abled released the "A Glimpse into the World of Light" detailing its activities - Read it in English or in Kannada

More successes brought in more responsibilities as well as more patients seeking relief from their chronic sufferings. In collaboration with Narayana Hrudayalaya,Bangalore, a cardiac care unit well supported with Telemedicine technologies was recently started in
Sri Ramakrishna Heart Care Clinic (SRK HCC)

Apart from the above, a Public Health Centre (PHC) is also being run by us voluntarily at the village of Venkatapura.

Swami Vivekananda
Serve the Shiva
in the Jivas around you

Swami Vivekananda

In the News

There is always so many events taking place every few days in one or the other institutions. All these and more are captured in the quarterly activity reports.

The unseasonal Chennai Rains in Nov & Dec 2015 has caused untold hardship to the residents of Chennai and the other districts Tamil Nadu.

Swami Japanandaji & SVIRHC representatives rushed out to offer seva to the public at large in these places. Here are some photographs of the same 1 2 3 4 5

The current report - Jan-Dec 2014 - is available here

Swami Japanandaji has been on the forefront of the struggle for getting cauvery water to Pavagada. Read more

Visiting Us

You are most welcome to get in touch with us, to participate in our activities and support us in anyway you feel.

Several eminent people had visited us and left us with good words of encouragement and hope.

Our Core

At the core of all these is the spiritual urge to become better human beings and serve the needy at large. The locals and devotees of Pavagada found it in the
Sri Ramakrishna Sevaashrama

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