Seva in Jamshedpur, India

On October 25, 2020, as part of Navarathri Celebrations, Team Annapoorna along with Sri Sai Surya Panchajanya Trust, Jamshedpur, distributed Bhagawan’s Love in the form of Grocery Kits, New Clothes and Sweet Packets to 36 families at Sabar Tola in Lupungdih on the outskirts of Jamshedpur.

Sabar Tola, Lupungdih is 20 km from Tata Nagar Railway Station in East Singhbhum, District of Jharkhand near Jamshedpur with a total population of 150, there are 36 households.

Sabar Community: This community belongs to a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) of Jharkhand which is fast disappearing. They mostly fish in close by streams and rivers. Their only concern is the next meal and nothing more. They are in extreme poverty. Hunger and illness hover over every family.  Sabar families eat rice when they can afford it; otherwise, they survive on forest products. Many of them, by their own admission, drink a good deal of handia (rice beer) – perhaps it is the only way to feel on top from time to time, in these dire circumstances. Their only possessions are a few pots and some sort of thin bedding. Most of the Sabar in this area survive by selling wood, hacked from the surrounding forests.

Grocery Kits: 5 kg Atta, 1 kg  masoor dal, 700 gm mustard  oil, 250 gm salt, 1  Biscuit Packet,  2 Washing soaps and 2 Bathing soaps.

Clothing Kit: 1 Dhoti, 1 saree and 1 Gamcha (towel).

Sweets: Each kit consisted of 8 Balusahi (local sweet) and 250 gm Namkeen.

Sri. Diamond Sinha, Head Statutory Compliance and Societies, Tata Steel and his wife Smt. Swetha Charan Sinha were the Chief Guests at the function. They were gracious enough to spend time with Annapoorna Volunteers and distribute Swami’s Love to all the beneficiaries.