Presentation on theme: "27 th Yearly Anna Vastra Daana Satram. A benevolent event, sponsored by many people, aiming to benefit the society at large, constitutes a Satram. What."— Presentation transcript:
A benevolent event, sponsored by many people, aiming to benefit the society at large, constitutes a Satram. What is Satram?
Anna Vastra Daana Satram Rice and Clothing (along with sweets) are distributed to needy families. Jointly organized by Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan. More than 25000 families benefitted from AVDS in 2011. AVDS started in 1985
Tokens are distributed in advance to recipients.
Bed sheets and Sarees arrive a few days in advance.
CIRD, Delhi, March 2012 Volunteers participate in packing rice for distribution.
Narayanashrama Tapovanam, 2011 Recipients queue up awaiting the start of distribution.
Daana Swamiji Daana purifies and sanctifies one’s wealth however meagre or huge it may be. It preserves wealth by fostering generosity. It begets a blessing that passes on to the ensuing generations. It is the giver who should feel grateful that there are people to receive his charity.
Volunteers with Poojya Swamiji at the end of the holy event.
The aim is not only to benefit the poor but to spread the message and spirit of daana-dharma in society. It is the sense of sharing that is cultivated through Daana. Swamiji
Chorus chanting continuing after the distribution.
Volunteers seeking blessings of Poojya Swamiji at the end.
Anna Vastra Daana Satram 2012 From different village centres in Kerala, AVDS hopes to benefit 28,500 needy families. 30 Jun 2012 – 31 Aug 2012
Would you like to Participate? Spread the message of Daana. Join us in the preparations. Join us along with your family and friends to participate in the distribution. Such noble activities can be undertaken only with hearty support and participation from like-minded well-wishers. Offerings may be made through MO/cheque/DD in favour of “Narayanashrama Tapovanam” or “Hind Navotthana Pratishtan”. Donations to Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Hind Navotthana Pratishtan are eligible for exemption under 80G of the Income Tax Act.