Shram Daan

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (October – May) Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m (June – September)

Shrama Daan (donation of labor – volunteerism) is a concept that has long been ingrained in our way of life. Mahatma Gandhi and Vinobha Bhave made volunteerism popular in preindependent India and used it effectively to undertake social development pro grams in rural India. Self-help and helping others through community service are attributes that enrich all our lives as evidenced during the recent natural disasters including the tsunami in Asia, the hurricane in the US gulf coast and the earthquake in South-Asia. Volunteering is an enriching experience in so many ways. When you become part of the team, you have an opportunity to: support a cause you truly believe in apply your skills and acquire new ones make new friends and develop contacts feel the personal satisfaction of helping others make a difference in your own community The rewards are as unique and personal as your reasons for wanting to volunteer.

Shrama Daan during the initial months at Shanthi Mandir will focus on projects that help with the upkeep of the Mandir. Concurrently we will start planning for our involvement with other ongoing community service projects in Columbia.

For more information, contact V.S Gopalaratnam at 446-0663

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