53135 Lives Saved from Blood Donation Camp..

A mega blood donation camp was organised by Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation and its sister concerns at Shree Harigurugraam, Bandra (W), Mumbai on Sunday 3rd April 2011.

In this camp thirty one reputed Blood Banks of major Government and Municipal Hospitals, was accomodated such as Nair Hospital,KEM Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital,J.J.Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Bhabha Hospital.

 From 1999 to 2010 Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation covered 21 DISTRICTS, in and around Maharashtra where regular Blood Donation occurs at the various Kendras throughout the year.Through various camps held in and around Maharashtra total Number of FIFTY THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE BOTTLES OF BLOOD colleted by Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation.

  • Mega Blood Donation Camp 2011

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Eco-Friendly Activites

If anyone asks what do you do to save planet earth, we give a very casual answer, what can we do alone?  We do not realise if every one says, then who will do?
                   We are hardly realise that we are inviting a terrifying future for not only us but also for the generations to come. ‘Use & throw’ has become the mantra of today.

Amongst the few who do and not just say, Shree Aniruddha Upasna Foundation with its affiliated organisations and the Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM) is a leading organisation which speaks through its work.

The Organisation under the guidance of Dr. Aniruddha Joshi, foundly known as Param Pujya Aniruddha Bapu, has successfully implemented various projects for conservation of the environment and general awareness among both the urban and rural people.
Under the guidance of P P Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu, several seva projects are implemented as part of the 13 point unique programme, I would like to share here some of them.

  • Eco – Friendly Ganesh Idols Project :

           These days most of the Ganesh idols are made of PoP (Plaster-of-Paris). When these PoP idols are immersed in sea or inland water bodies such as lakes and streams, they dissolve slowly, and gradually release its harmful components and toxins.The toxic waste kills biological (plant) and zoological (animal) life in the water. .

        In 2004, under the holy guidance of Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu, Aniruddha Aadesh Pathak started the activity of making eco-friendly Ganesh Idols from Ram Naam books which are generated and collected from Aniruddha’s Universal Bank of Ramnaam. This not only makes the idols eco-friendly but also makes them more pious and sacred.
        In this eco-friendly method Idols are made using paper pulp and other bio-degradable additives (e.g. natural gum, whitener, etc). Moreover non-hazardous eco-friendly paints are used to paint these idols.

          Idol making activity is now being at 46 places all over Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, etc. Aniruddha Aadesh Pathak has trained more than 1600 volunteers have successfully made more than 6000 idols this year with the biggest idol of 8 feet in height being created. The organization has imparted free training to all interested people, organizations and schools who want to help save the environment.

  • Use paper bags instead of non-biodegradable plastic :

           Devotees of P. P. Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu, instead of selling old/used newspapers/magazines/notebooks as scrap, donate the same to the Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation.

            Old paper collected from people is converted into paper bags to use instead of non-biodegradable plastic. Paper pulp is used to make articles for distribution to needy students as incentive to go to school.
            These are then converted into such useful articles, as paper bags. Further, paper pulp made out of this paper is used to make articles such as Word chart, toys and alphabetical blocks, which are distributed to poor students as an incentive for them to attend school.

  • Vermiculture:

               Vermiculture means artificial cultivation of earthworms. Vermicompost is the excreta of earthworms which is considered as one of the most effective and environment friendly fertilizers, without any harmful side effect.
                Earthworms eat cow dung and other solid wastes like household garbage and give out vermicompost. Municipal waste and non-toxic solid and liquid waste generated by industries can also similarly be converted into vermicompost. Earthworms not only convert garbage into valuable manure but also keep the environment healthy.
                    The project was first started at the residence of volunteers, who created vermiculture bins from household items and with an initial ‘seed’ provided by the Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management .
*Following is the list of places where the Academy has conducted Vermiculture Training sessions in Mumbai .
•Naval Dockyard (Colaba)
•Central Railway Workshop (Matunga)
•FDC Ltd. (Jogeshwari)
•Maharashtra State Bank
•DIL Ltd (Thane)
•Bhavans College (Andheri)
•IES School (Marol)
•Dr. Sarvapaali Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya,
•Thane Mahanagar Palika School, etc.

The basic aims and objectives of this project are:
1. Working towards a better environment by disposing off garbage and waste in a productive manner.
2. Production of vermicompost through Vermiculture technology which can be put to effective use for:
•Tree Plantation project
•The supply of the produce to the drought prone areas and needy farmers.
3. Zero garbage – Today each country speeds lakhs of rupees for solid waste management. By using vermiculture we can divert the use of this funds to productive use and thus leading to economic development of the count.

  • Tree Plantation:

           Trees are one of the most important aspects of the planet we live in. Trees are vitally important to the environment, animals, and of course for us humans and all living beings. They are important for the climate of the Earth, they act as filters of carbon dioxide, they are habitats and shelters to millions of species, and they are also important for their aesthetic appeal. However, the trees on our planet are being depleted at a very fast rate.
             The destruction of the forests is occurring due to various reasons, one of the main reasons being the short-term economic benefits, increasing urbanization and as a means of fuel.There are a number of adverse effects of deforestation, such as Soil erosion, disruption of the water cycle, loss of biodiversity, flooding and drought etc. There has also been a considerable rise in the atmospheric temperature mostly attributed by the effects of the Global Warming.
             Stepping Stone:This need of the hour was realized by Param Pujya Aniruddha Bapu. The Tree plantation project took shape in the year 2003. Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management initiated the Tree Plantation Activity in various parts of Maharashtra and Goa Region. The Academy aimed at planting more trees so as to minimize their shortfall and its severe impact to the greatest possible extent. Also when we plant and care for trees, we are making the future better for our family, our neighbourhood, our country and our world.
               “SAVE TREES SAVE LIFE” Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management plants trees to get pure air, to bring down the temperature, to regulate the rainfall, to prevent floods; soil erosion, and to restrict the speed of wind. It not only plants the trees but also takes the after care till they grow completely. It aims to create maximum awareness amongst the masses on the importance of tree plantation.

*Types of plants used :  The Academy insists on scientific selection of saplings and growing trees requiring minimum attention, emitting more oxygen, having best water retention capacity, containing soil holding ability, which helps preventing soil erosion and also being resistant at the time of Natural Disasters.
*Some of them are listed here Peepal, Karanja, Palas, Beheda, Bel tree, Mango, Bor, Pangara, Hirda, Apta, Vad, Ashoka, Jackfruit, Bakul, Shisam, Audumbar, Eucalyptus, Gulmohur, Awla, Bhokar, Tamarind, Saag,  Neem, Khair, Jambhool, Kadamb, Savari.

Sassoon hospital (Pune), Seva

            Sassoon hospital is a one of the well known government hospital in Pune .It has all facilities and advanced technologies available at very reasonable fees. But till three years before due to patient’s illiteracy and improper guidance many  people were unaware about hospital  facilities & faces too much inconvineance to get proper treatment .

              Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation was started seva in Sasoon hospital on 3rd of September 2007 which is also the foundation day of Shri Aniruddha Gurukshetram.
According to the hospital survey, everyday different OPD’s done between 9am to 4pm. Regarding this, proper information was given to the all volunteers at the time of opening ceremony in a small workshop.

Initially Sassoon hospital seva was provided three days a week from 9am to 1pm.But  the dean ( Dr.Jamkar) and doctors were highly impressed by the type of  volunteer’s work and by response from patients, they request Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation to extend the seva time  & days .

OPD ( Outdoor Patient Department) seva

               After getting permissions regarding this Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation were start to provide OPD patient department seva between 9am to 4pm every day.

The patients coming in the hospital are very needy and from workers class, on an average 2000 patients visit the hospital daily, all these are benefited by this seva.

IPD patients also were attended and according to their requirement, old clothes were provided to them from Old is gold yojana (P.P.Bapu’s 13 point Unique programme ) and information about their residence facilities and canteen facilities given.

          Almost 500 volunteers participate in the sasoon seva per month from last three years . Due to this  seva it has become very easy for patients to take benefit of all available facilities in hospital . Doctors can also give sufficient time to patient as the excess crowd is controlled by  Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation, Pune centre volunteers.The hospital workers also now started co-operating to all volunteers .

Sasoon swachata is also a part of this hospital seva. Periodically it is performed in the hospital and is very useful for patients , doctors, and workers. Till now Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation, Pune centre have conducted swachata seva for sasoon hospital for five times. Average 200 volunteers were participated in this seva every time.
Swachata seva
                  During Swine Flu period  seva was provided at Sasoon Hospital with proper precautions. As Param Pujya Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu told the importance of swachata seva during contagious diseases in his Tera Kalami Yojana,(P.P.Bapu’s 13 point Unique programme ) Hospital was cleaned twice a day in the period of swine flu.

Till date Blood donation camp was conducted for sasoon blood bank for three times by Shree Aniruddha Upasana foundation, Pune centre . Average 300 bottles blood was donated every time.
DMV’s assisting Sasoon Hospital staff 
                  On 13th Feb.2010 at German Bakery in Pune there was an explosion because of Bomb. 18 DMV’s from  Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM), Pune center’s  were assisted the Sasoon Hospital staff in shifting the blast victims from casualty to the general ward and Incentive care Unit. DMV’s also helped the victims for the admissions, getting their X- rays and CT scans procedures.

Re-immersion Seva

Re-immersion Seva at Juhu

               In Mumbai the Ganesh Chaturthi festival is specially celebrated in a grand manner across the length and breadth as well as the state of Maharashtra. The huge idols of Shri Ganesh were taken in grand processions mounted on trucks which were taken up to the beaches such as Girgaum Chowpatty,Mahim, Juhu and Versova for visarjan.

          Many lord ganesh idols are usually made of plaster of Paris and, therefore, take a long time to completely dissolve in water. Consequently, these idols are washed back to the shore, which is certainly not at all pleasant sight to behold the day after the immersion.

           Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation, alongwith the Aniruddha Samarpan Pathak volunteers of its sister organization,& Aniruddha Academay of disaster management’s DMV, undertake the re-immersion of such undissolve idols in the deeper waters with the help of boats every year. 
               The beaches are also fully cleaned and spruced up with infrastructural support from the Municipal authorities by way of garbage vans, equipments, etc.by all volunteers at juhu, mahim ,varsova ,Girgaum Chowpatty on the day after the immersion.