March 07, 2011


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.



Viveka said...

ವಿಶ್ವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನಕ್ಕೆ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿ

ಸಹೃದಯ ಸಚಿವರಿಗೆ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರಗಳು,
ಇಂದಿನ ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭದಲ್ಲಿ ( 8, ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 2011) ಶ್ರೀ ಜಯಣ್ಣರವರಿಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಹಾಯ ಹಸ್ತ ಓದಿ ಕಣ್ಣಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿಮಾನದ ನೀರು ತುಂಬಿ ಬಂತು. ನೂರ್ಕಾಲ ಬಾಳಿ. ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡು, ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನ ಪೋಷಿಸಲು ನಿಮಗೆ ಭಗವಂತ ಆಯುರಾರೋಗ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ತಕ್ಕ ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ಕೊಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಹಾರೈಸುತ್ತೇನೆ

mudgal venkatesh said...

Sir, “Samvedana” is doing excellent work. It has a great mission which can not be compared. I wish “Samvedana” to complete its golden Jubilee also with high achievement.

sampath said...

Sir, “Samvedana” is very great of doing

Anonymous said...

sir this is to bring to your notice about sand mining . when people are dying to get water for agriculture people near the river(talkad)are just planting eucalyptus and are engaged in sand mining all along river cauvery people take agricultural land and govt leases these lands as mining pits .these are fertile agricultural land next to river acres and acres totally ,how can a non agriculturist take these lands on lease and use it for non agricultural activity. the land is not converted to non agricultural use .taxes not paid ,how can the govt issue tenders on agricultural land which is not converted.if if the govt wants to how can it convert fetile land to non agricultural purposes this means govt is promoting illegal sand mining .when all want only money and nothing else karnataka govt and people should not fight for any river issues with any other states less talked about the river being damaged the better let all including the govt make only money.sir my hope is there are more people like you and God give you power to do whats in your conscience thank you hope you will look into this matter

chandra said...

and bangalore has no drinking water sand mining along the river cauver goes unabated