Hope for Tribal Population of Sonbhadra
Sewa Samarpan Sansthan was started by Awadh Bihariji. After completion of his Master of Science, he devoted his life for social cause. Inspired for serving Mother India, he reached at Kachanarava, a small village in Chopan block of Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh in 1980. This village was completely cut-off from the rest of area and it was also devoid of basic facilities for education and health. People were forced to live in primitive state, vulnerable to criminality. In such a grave situation he started his work of providing basic education to the children in a small hut. Because of his effort people around the 40km of circle got blessed with education, primary requirement for leading a better dignified life.
With the passage of time and due to his sheer effort several Balwadi Kendraswere opened in surrounding villages. Within a span of ten years from 1985 to 1995, the number of such centres increased to 27. As a consequence of this self-less service, Government attention turned towards these areas and these Balwadis were converted into Government schools. Now there are only 6 Balwari Kendras running. These Balwari Kendras are running at Karail, Kachnarava, Fudnadandi, Murkatti, Sadhubathan and Saraiya.
For giving proper training to the tribal students and bringing them on single platform, Chhatrawas (hostel) was started at Bari, in Dala in 1991. It was started with eight tribal students. Presently 25 students are taken care of in this hostel. The hostel is running by the help of people around the area who are contributing generously.
Full of enthusiasm and intense desire for serving Mother Land, Munishji, just after completion of his engineering degree from IT-BHU, came to stay in the jungle at Karinar, Chapki with his colleague and social worker Harishji in 2000. They started SewaKunj Ashram for tribal students. With their selfless effort and participation of people in surrounding region, the capacity of this Ashram has increased now seventy six students. Although there is always dearth of proper resources, it was able to bring a great change in the lives of tribal-students of this district. Many students got chance for higher education. Many students got good job in Government sector. Such successes won the confidence of villagers who started approaching the Ashram willingly to keep their children in the hostel. People of this area are now feeling connected with the rest of country. SewaKunj Ashram has got such a fame in tribals of this area that hundreds of them are coming here with their children with the hope that their children might get chance to stay in the Ashram.
At present Ashram is taken care by Anandji, a law graduate. A team of dedicated engineers got associated with him for providing quality education to the children making them competitive as per modern, city school students