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Narayan Seva Sansthan: Transforming Lives, Spreading Hope

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Aravali Hills, in the serene village of Badi near Lake City, Udaipur, Narayan Seva Sansthan stands as a beacon of hope and healing for differently abled and underprivileged individuals worldwide. Founded in 1985 by Padma Shri Kailash ‘Manav’ Agarwal, this charitable organization is dedicated to integrating differently abled individuals into mainstream society by empowering them physically, socially, and economically.

A Visionary Beginning

Mr. Kailash ‘Manav’ laid the foundation of Narayan Seva Sansthan with nothing more than a fistful of flour, driven by a desire to serve the poorest of the poor. Over the years, his tireless efforts and the support of generous donors have propelled the Sansthan to become India’s largest NGO for disabled people. His humanitarian spirit, nurtured since childhood, continues to drive the organization’s mission.

Today, Mr. Prashant Agarwal, the director of Narayan Seva Sansthan, carries forward this vision. Known as “Sevak” for his selfless service, Mr. Agarwal has received numerous awards for his contributions to creating a better society.

A Smart Campus for the Differently Abled

Narayan Seva Sansthan is renowned as a ‘Smart Campus for the Differently Abled,’ offering comprehensive facilities for physically impaired individuals at any stage of life. With 480 branches in India and 86 abroad, the organization focuses on alleviating disabilities. From the moment patients arrive at Udaipur Railway Station, they are provided with free transportation, accommodation, and meals, ensuring their comfort and care.

Physical Rehabilitation: A Lifeline for Many

Narayan Seva Sansthan serves as a lifeline for patients suffering from Polio, Cerebral Palsy, and other congenital disabilities. Over the past 30 years, the organization has performed over 3.5 lakh surgeries, providing top-notch medical services, medicines, and technologies free of charge. With no cash counters on the premises, patients receive all necessary care at no cost.

The Sansthan operates two hospitals with 17 buildings, accommodating 1100 beds in Udaipur, Rajasthan. A team of 125 doctors and nursing staff performs about 95 surgeries daily. The organization also distributes physiotherapy aids, calipers, tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, blind sticks, and modular artificial limbs free of charge. Annually, approximately 25,000 calipers and 11,000 modular artificial limbs are installed. To date, the organization has donated about 7.95 lakh wheelchairs and 2.59 lakh tricycles, providing nutritious food to 5000 patients and their attendants daily.

Economic Rehabilitation: Building Self-Reliance

Narayan Seva Sansthan believes in making differently abled individuals economically self-sufficient. To this end, the organization offers various vocational training programs free of cost, including computer training, electronic equipment repairing, hardware and networking skills, home appliance repairing, sewing training, and mobile repairing skills.

Since 2011, the Sansthan has skilled over 8,750 specially abled individuals. Post-surgery, 2,875 individuals have started mobile repairing work, and 2,830 people have been trained in computer and hardware skills. The organization also showcases the talents of differently abled individuals through fashion shows, featuring ramp walks by models treated at Narayan Seva Sansthan. Upon successful completion of vocational courses, trainees receive free tool kits, including hardware and networking equipment, mobile and appliance repairing tools, and sewing machines, enabling them to earn their livelihoods and become functional members of society.

Social Rehabilitation: Celebrating Togetherness

Narayan Seva Sansthan also focuses on social rehabilitation by organizing mass marriages for differently abled individuals. These grand celebrations are free of cost and include participants from all religions. To date, the Sansthan has organized 32 mass marriages, celebrating the union of about 2000 disabled couples. Each couple receives essential household goods to start their journey of togetherness.

Shattering Stereotypes, Embracing Opportunities

Disability awareness and rehabilitation are crucial for breaking stereotypes and overcoming preconceptions. Narayan Seva Sansthan is dedicated to fostering a society where disabilities do not inhibit personal or professional growth. Through its remarkable work, the organization aims to create a world where every individual, regardless of their abilities, can thrive and contribute meaningfully.

Join the movement towards healing, empowerment, and social change. Experience the incredible work of Narayan Seva Sansthan and witness how compassion and dedication can transform lives.

Source credits:  narayanseva.org

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