Sunday 4th October 2015
WHAT IS SEWA?
Sewa is the universal concept of performing an act of kindness without expectation of reward. It is performed selflessly and without ulterior motive.
WHAT IS SEWA DAY?
Sewa Day is a registered charity.
On Sewa Day, thousands of good-hearted people from across the world come together to perform Sewa and experience the joy of giving in its truest sense. By participating in this collective endeavour, we hope that the seeds of Sewa are watered so that acts of kindness and public service are performed more often. Sewa Day is a catalyst in making this happen.
Previously, participating groups have organised Sewa Day volunteering projects in old peoples’ homes, homeless shelters, schools in disadvantaged areas, hospitals and hospices, country parks, conservation areas and city farms – all with an aim of making a positive difference to someone else’s happiness and prosperity. Join this year to make many dreams come to reality.
We’re all concerned about disadvantage, deprivation and ignorance. Sewa Day provides an opportunity to do something positive that makes a meaningful difference to someone else’s quality of life.
Projects that involve fund-raising are discouraged as the purpose is to give your time.
THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF SEWA DAY:
- Help relieve hardship and poverty
- Bring a little joy to others
- Help the environment
NHSF(UK) & SEWA DAY
Over the past 3 years, NHSF(UK) chapters have actively been getting involved in Sewa Day. In 2013, two chapters won Sewa Pioneers awards in recognition of their work towards inspiring Sewa and implementing projects which sustained Sewa for the long term.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Register your project at: www.sewaday.org/home/
Here are some ideas of Sewa Day projects to help you plan activities for Sewa Day. However, please do not be restricted to these ideas only and don’t be afraid to be innovative.
– Mandir Visit
– Restoration projects in your community
– Helping at a local care home
– Help the homeless in your city
– Toy/tin/food collections
– Random acts of kindness in your community
– Painting the homes of elderly or disabled people
– Make and donate prashad for a Mandir
Remember, Sewa is limitless and these are only ideas to help you help!