Puri Rath Yatra begins, RSS assists seva

Nation’s most awaited Chariot festival of Lord Jagannath begins today at Puri, Odisha.  The celebration starts this day that comprises the construction and decoration of Raths by numerous devotees showcases their enthusiasm.  The three chariots – the chariot of Lord Jagannath which is 45.6 ft high comprises 18 wheels (referred as Nandighosa), Balabhadra chariot is 45 ft high with 16 wheels (Taladhvaja) and Subhadra chariot is 44.6 ft high with 14 wheels (Devadalana) decorated with various designs and colours.  Over 30 lakh people are expected. 

Yearly, RSS seva unit Utkal Bipnna Sahayata Samitee (UBSS) provides 9 types of volunteer services (SEVA) on the auspicious occasion of Ratha Yatra and Nabakalebara. This year 9 different services include:
·         running four first aid centers,
·         carrying patients in four ambulances and eight stretchers
·         providing assistance to the patients in hospitals,
·         distribution of safe drinking water without using mineral water pouches in sixteen places,
·         traffic assistance at twelve different locations
·         running information centers
·         providing security to the three chariots in collaboration with the local police and para-millitary forces,
·         maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in and around the temple ,Bada Danda and Gundicha mandir and
·         making Puri a polythene free menance for five days.

UBSS has mobilsed more than more than two thousand swayamsevaks, doctors, and paramedics from the state of odisha as well as from neighboring states like West Bengal, Simandhra, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand.

RSS Akhil Bharatiya saha pracharak pramukh Adaita Charan Dutta, the superintendent of SUM hospital, Dr. Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, purba khetra pracharak Pradeep Joshi, khetra karyabaha Gopal Prasad Mohapatra, khetra seva pramukh Jagdish Prasad Khadanga, Odisha purba pranta sanghachalak Samir Kumar Mohanty, saha pranta karyavaha Sudarshan Das inaugurated the program of volunteer services (SEVA) by UBSS by waving flags. The program was organized under the guidance of president of UBSS, Prakash Betala, secretary, Mansook Lal Sethia and organiser, Dr. Bijaya Kumar swain.
(vsk odisha) 

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  1. Great seva... Sad that such news are not covered in our ' media'