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Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust

Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust

It all began in 1942. The Jamnalal Bajaj Seva Trust was the first charitable trust to be formed at the initiative of Mr. Kamalnayan Bajaj after the passing away of Jamnalalji. His entire share in the family wealth made up the initial corpus of the Trust. Gandhiji himself drafted the Memorandum and Articles of Association as well as the objectives of this Trust.

The initial thrust was towards assisting Sarvodaya workers and Gandhian constructive programmes. Later in 1960, on Acharya Vinoba Bhave's suggestion, the Trust scaled up its activities and established the International Sarvodaya Centre (ISC) - Vishwaneedam over 400 acres of land on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

 

For the greater good - Vishwaneedam

Vishwaneedam's activities are centered on providing the benefits free of cost and improving lives and include:

  • Organising youth camps and seminars for promoting Gandhian values and Sarvodaya activities
  • Managing balwadis - a non-formal methodology for imparting pre-primary education, where mid-day meals, milk, pick-up and drop and health check-up are provided to students
  • Imparting training to rural womenfolk in tailoring and embroidery
  • Running a computer training centre
  • Conducting eye camps and medical camps