ACTIVITIES OF ERAWS
It was in the year 1963 on the unique occasion of Vaeshákhii Púrńimá Dharma Maha Cakra(DMC) that ERAWS was floated with a vow and determination to translate the grand and lofty ideals of ÁNANDA MÁRGA. Till some time after this, ERAWS, was not familiar name but thanks to the most zealous and ardent Whole Time workers of ERAWS, it has now become almost a household word, throughout the length and breadth of the country. Now hundreds and thousands of young boys and girls are getting EDUCATION in the true sense. Extensive relief and social work is being carried out by its selfless, Dedicated WHOLE TIME workers.
Its activities such as Progressive system of EDUCATION — a system based on the needs of the human society in general and the poor andthe needy in particular, with simultaneous emphasis on the Welfare of the much neglected womenfolk as well as the tribal community of the society; Medical care and attention to the poor patients through charitable dispensaries, and Relief work for calamity-striken people have endeared this social service Soceity to the masses beyond measure all over the country.
To the sincere and dedicated men and women of ERAWS, the very purpose of service is “Attainment of Individual Salvation and Promotion of Collective Welfare” (Átmamokśárthaḿ Jagaddhitáya ca) and the method of ‘Service is to serve all with the ideation of Náráyańa. They believe that only through SÁDHANÁ, Service and Sacrifice can a human being become great and enlightened.
ACTIVITIES OF ERAWS
1. Primary Schools(with Kindergarten)
2. Post Primary Schools
3. Higher Secondary Schools
4. Engineering Teacher’s Training and Medical
5. Research Institute
6. Mass Literacy
1. Childrens’ Home (for destitute children)
2. Students Homes (for poor students)
3. Cheap Hostels
4. Free Hostels
5. Sisters’ Homes
6. Retiring Homes
7. Academy of light (for deaf, dumb and crippled)
8. Painca Seva(Sadharana & Vishesa)
9. Cheap kitchen
10. New Life Asylum
11. Invalid Homes
12. Refuge Rehabiliation
13. To Combat Natural Calamities
1. Nursing Homes
2. Charitable Dispensaries
3. Mobile Dispensaries
4. Medical Camps
1. Women Welfare Units
2. Tribal Welare Units
3. Master Units
4. Regional Units
RELIEF SECTION OF ERAWS
Relief Section of ERAWS has undertaken a scheme of Service inthe name of “Ananda Marga Painca’Seva”.
Following items are under the Painca’seva:
1. General Relief
2. Medical Relief
3. Aid to poor student
4. Narayana Seva (Sadharana)
5. Narayana Seva(Vishes’a)
Some destitute children, due to the negligence of the society are unable to develop into prohumans and they are even exploited to do all the sorts of crimes. If they are given proper training and education under a good guide they too will prove to be the real citizens of the society. No one is parentless, Supreme God is the father and the mother of everyone.He is the real Father. None therefore be called orphan (Anantha). With this end in view ERAWS of Ananda Marga has started hundreds of Children’s Home (Shishu Griha) all over India in which there is programme to maintain thousands of poverty and drought stricken destitute children who will be given proper education and training for integrated development of their personalities.
Some students though brillant in their academic career, are unable to continue their studies further due to poverty and economic crisis. Students Home have been opened by ERAWS to provide facilities to those students for their higher studies.
New Light Asylum
For giving proper treatment to lepers and for making necessary arrangements for their livelihood ERAWS has started “New Life Asylum”.
Academy of Light
‘Academy of Light’ is started for blind, deaf, dumb amd crippled. All necessary arrangements are being made to the effect that the candidates coming out to the Academy should earn their livelihood and lead economically independent life with honour. They will no more remain the liabilities of the society after getting in our centres.
There are old retired persons who have not got any one in thier family to look after them. A few retired persons are unable to live and adjust with their family members and want to live separately. Retiring Homes have been provided to these retired people with all facilities of reading, writing and spiritual practices etc., by ERAWS.
For the invalid persons who are incapable of rendering work, Ananda Marga plans to open invalid homes to accomodated them. One such home has been started at Ranchi.