It was 25 years back; on a day 40 young friends from different walks of life had resolved to come together with a single pursuit of doing their bit to Society. The then urgent question of their lives was “what you are doing for others?”
We had named the Organization as “Samvedana” true to the self less intentions we carried. We ensured the Organization had no office bearers and no hierarchy as well. Everyone was equal and everyone was raring to take up responsibilities.
The days that followed reinstated the intrepid spirit in these young minds. We had pursued many society oriented initiatives like organizing health camps, helping out the poor and the people in distress without expecting any returns, felicitating the achievers and doing whatever that reinstates the faith in the system. Each event was the responsibility of a member and he would lead the show with all the help from others.
This urge to serve has not faded at all during the times that have followed. This Sunday was again an event of service. A huge health camp for poor was organized in Rajajinagar. It was special because, many specialist checkups like the ECG, EEG, Bone density tests, gynaec, children checkups, eye tests were conducted. There were a variety of health checkups for every one by the biggest names in the medical fraternity. Dr Manjunath, Director of Jayadeva Hospital, Dr Sri Prakash, Director Minto Eye Hospital, Dr. Bhujanga Shetty, Narayana Nethryalaya.. etc., were personally present and added glitter to the camp.
Over 900 people took part in the camp and got free health checkups. Medicines sponsored by leading health companies were distributed free of cost. Over twenty five patients who were diagnosed to have problems would be operated in Jayadeva Heart Hosptal, Narayana Nethralaya and Minto Eye Hospital very shortly without taking a penny from them.
It has been twenty five years of existence for Samvedana. When we started it off we all were energy personified. Now, when I sit back and think, what we did to the Society through “Samvedana”, it gives me mixed feelings.
However, I am happy that my friends still believe in extending help to the needy and am hopeful that they will carry on with the spirited purpose through the years to come.
Special thanks to all those who were part of this event.