4 November 2009 BAPS 3 Objectives To study various social activities of BAPS. To study about how BAPS serve the people in the society. To know how BAPS manage actively help to the people to all over the world.
4 November 2009 BAPS 4 Introduction It is a socio-spiritual organization with its roots in the Vedas. It was revealed by BhagwanSwaminarayan (1781-1830) in the late 18th century and established in 1907 by ShastrijiMaharaj (1865-1951). Its universal work through a worldwide network of over 3,300 centers has received many national and international awards and affiliation with the United Nations. 7,215 weekly assemblies for men and women, youths and teenagers are engaged in BAPS. 5,400 weekly assemblies for children organized by BAPS all over the world.
4 November 2009 BAPS 5 Cont… BAPS Charities is a nonprofit international charity organization committed to sincerely serving the world by caring for individuals, families and communities. It was registered as an independent charity in USA and Canada after serving since 1950 under the wing of its parent organization, BAPS SwaminarayanSanstha (BAPS) which was founded in 1907. It has amassed over 50 years of firsthand experience in initiating, managing and sustaining over 160 humanitarian activities throughout the world in such diverse fields Such as: Medical Service, Educational Services, Environmental Services , Community Services, Tribal Services and Disaster Relief Services.
4 November 2009 BAPS 6 Vision BAPS Charities works with the vision that every individual deserves the right to a peaceful, dignified and healthy way of life. And by improving the quality of life of the individual, we are bettering families, communities, our world and our future.
4 November 2009 BAPS 7 Mission BAPS Charities' mission is to serve needy individuals, families and communities throughout the world, with a focus on India. Drawing on BAPS diverse resources, broad reach and vast experience, BAPS endeavor to provide both emergency care and long-term solutions in the areas of health, education, the environment, community development, tribal uplift, and disaster relief.
4 November 2009 BAPS 8 Led by BAPS volunteer corps, BAPS Charities strives to Provide free health care through the creation of well-staffed hospitals. Protect our natural resources by creating innovative sustainable solutions. Empower underprivileged girls and young women with education and skills to raise sound families Provide immediate relief support to survivors of natural disasters. Build self-supporting educational institutes to provide quality, value-based education for children.
4 November 2009 BAPS 9 Word of Pramukh Swami Maharaj: Many ask, “ How can you mix spirituality & social service?” We ask, “ How can you separate the two?”
To distribute foot wears & cloths to poor people.
4 November 2009 BAPS 12 Volunteers Detail There are 55,000 volunteers They are engaged in this work by only one reason that’s give service to the society 1,20,00,000 annual volunteers-hours in service Any person of any religion can be volunteer for giving social service to the society. Everybody is free to give social service
4 November 2009 BAPS 13 Main Activities of BAPS Provide Medical Facility Hospital Law Cost Education Anti Drug Programmed Bal Sabha on Every Sunday GyanSabha for every one Providing a financial help in major operation to poor people. Body donation camps
4 November 2009 BAPS 14 Continued Medical camps AIDS awareness programs in rural area Health awareness programs Preventive Health Awareness Seminars Physical Fitness Courses Health Awareness Publications Free Diagnostic Camps to Education about Disease, Food & Health. Anti-Addiction Drives for Better Health & Prevention of Diseases.
4 November 2009 BAPS 15 BAPS has established many Hospital T.M. Vadodaria General Hospital at Botad Pramukh Swami Eye Hospital at Mumbai Pramukh Swami Hospital at Dabhoi Pramukh Swami Hospital at Bhuj Pramukh Swami Hospital at Atladara, Vadodara Pramukh Swami PrathmikArogya Kendra at Chansad Pramukh Swami Healthcare & Research Centre at Ahmedabad
4 November 2009 BAPS 16 Ayurvedic Pharmacy & Health Awareness BAPS Swaminarayan Herbal Care produces over 90 pure ayurvedic herbal products, as per norms given in scriptures. 76 Medico-Spiritual conferences have enlightened over 20,000 doctors. Health exhibitions and publications on AIDS, alcohol, smoking, heart and eggs. Patient Guidance activities for ayurvedic treatment. Regular Weekly Seminars for medical students.Special counselling to medical students
4 November 2009 BAPS 17 BAPS also Serve many things like follow 2 mobile Medical vans in Kutch - Bhuj earthquake-affected areas treated 7,778 patients during the year 2005. 7 mobile medical vans treated 325,509 patients in remote tribal areas of Gujarat during the year 2005. . Pramukh Swami Hospital at Bhavnagar is under planning Free dispensaries and clinics at all major BAPS centers. A new opening BAPS Pramukh Swami Hospital, Surat.
4 November 2009 BAPS 18 Healthcare Centers in the United States Atlanta, GA Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Los Angeles, CA Orlando, FL Washington DC BAPS Charities also operates a healthcare center in London, England
4 November 2009 BAPS 19 Main Social Activities 33 disaster relief operations. 50,000 family inspired to hold daily Family Assemblies. By inspiration of BAPS over two million people inspired to quit addictions.
4 November 2009 BAPS 20 Relief Work 2006 Floods Gujarat, India 2005 Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, USA 2004 Tsunami Relief Work, India 2001 Earthquake Gujarat, India 1998 Cyclone Sothern Gujarat, India 1998 Floods Surat, India
4 November 2009 BAPS 21 Spiritual Activities 700 BAPS mandirs. So, thousand of pilgrims visit BAPS mandirs daily. Over 800 Sadhus are follow the BAPS way.
4 November 2009 BAPS 22 Activities belong to Women Training Camp Womanhood Development Programme Publication & Perodicals Education Works Clean-Up Campaigns
4 November 2009 BAPS 23 Other Women Activities 1. Anti-dowry Campaign 2. Health & Medical 3. Education Help 4. Exhibitions for Women 5. Regional, National & International Competitions 6. International Conventions 7. BAPS Women Volunteer Force 8. Social Activities Conducted by Women 9. Moral Centre 10. Cultural Activities 11. Publications
4 November 2009 BAPS 24 Anti-Addiction Camp 3000 young girls visited major areas of cities and villages. They met 147,226 people, of which 52,395 gave up their addictions. Motivated by books, pamphlets, exhibitions, personal letters and counselling, countless people have been de-addicted. Over 6 million people have visited BAPS mobile exhibitions and its de-addiction work has received the prestigious Gujarat Cancer Society and RavishankarMaharaj Awards.
4 November 2009 BAPS 25 Blood Donate Camp BAPS Charities regularly organizes blood-donation camps stretching from Australia, to India and to the United States. This is an incredible act of kindness. An individual takes time out of their busy schedule to give a piece of themselves to help a stranger. Where blood requirements are high, blood camps are held more frequently. BAPS has collected a huge Blood many times. These are some facts about Blood Donate Campaign conducted in only Gujarat.
4 November 2009 BAPS 26 Some Information of Blood Donate Camps A 37-day blood donation camp was organized in 1993 in Amdavad, which collected a volume of 250,000 ccs of blood A 59-day blood donation camp was organized in 1998 in Amdavad, which collected a volume of 619,500 ccs of blood A 34-day blood donation camp was organized in 2000 in Gandhinagar, which collected a recording breaking volume of over 800,000 ccs of blood. A 37-day blood donation camp was organized in 2005 in Mumbai, which collected 405,000 ccs of blood On 12/1/2007, blood camps were conducted in both Kolkata and Amreli, generating 27,900 ccs and 27,000 ccsrespectivel In 2008, BAPS Charities organized 4 blood donation camps and collected 99,300 ccs of blood. To date, 2,908,500 ccs of blood have been collected in our blood donation camps.
4 November 2009 BAPS 27 Moral & Cultural Activities 630,000 annual satsang assembly organized by BAPS. 34 million visitors to cultural festivals in India, UK, USA, Africa. 554,790 students have appeared in the international cultural examinations.
4 November 2009 BAPS 28 Educational Activities 31 permanent educational institutions annually serve 11,000 students by the BAPS. There are over 5,000 scholarships awarded annually announced by the BAPS . There are 55 schools built in disaster-hit regions by the BAPS.
4 November 2009 BAPS 29 Environmental Activities BAPS is doing very nice work in the area of environment. By the BAPS Millions of trees and shrubs planted in thousands of villages. It is also one of the good things about BAPS. BAPS also doing work in the area of water plant like thousands of water conservation projects in hundreds of villages has been established by the BAPS. BAPS is aware of environment very deeply so thousands of tones of paper collected by BAPS for recycling annually.
4 November 2009 BAPS 30 Marketing of BAPS By News Papers. By Television. By Viral Marketing. By Channel Marketing Through Sat-sang sabha. By Notice board in each mandir. By Hordings & Banners.
4 November 2009 BAPS 31 Finance Source of Finance: Donation. BAPS keeps books of records of the balance sheet and profit and loss account. The rules and regulation of BAPS does not allow us them to give the proper figure of the donation and the donors The donation which the BAPS is getting,all that fund is distributed to the each and every activity for the social welfare. The main thing is that income of BAPS is arise from donation etc. that they got from many sources. The figure of donation to the BAPS is very huge in Rupees.
4 November 2009 BAPS 32 Management BAPS SwaminarayanSanstha, and are managed by a diverse Board of Directors, who meet regularly and serve without reward, and whose personal opinions and interests are in line with the vision, mission, commitment and convictions are selfless.
4 November 2009 BAPS 33 How People Know About BAPS
4 November 2009 BAPS 35 Findings Generally people came know to about the BAPS activities from the relatives only. Most of the people are not aware of the social activities done by BAPS as this is a non profit organization and they are not advertising in any media. so they need to advertise more that people came to know about the such activities. Also they have to expand their activities in the other states of India which are underdeveloped. so that more people can take advantage. They need to serve people by providing low cost education system so poor people can take advantage.one of this suggestion we came to know from the surveyor.
4 November 2009 BAPS 36 Limitation Our area of study is limited to only RAJKOT & GONDAL. They were not ready to provide any financial information belonging to BAPS. They were not permit us to take any videos or photos. Swamis of BAPS only meet to Few minute.
4 November 2009 BAPS 37 Conclusion BAPS is one of the most excellent NGO of the world. By its different activities we are come to know that its social service is very good for the society. BAPS is worlds’ No.2 NGO. The contribution of volunteers are also excellent. The social activities of BAPS towards the society are very helpful. Without help of volunteers, this type of big NGO can’t run smoothly.
4 November 2009 BAPS 38 Suggestions Organization has to publise their detail about sabha & satsang every month. So, every person can know the detail about these all. Organization has to put a suggestion box anywhere to improve their system with the help of people. They have to start new hospital in every small town so more & more people can take advantage. They have to provide free lunch to the poor student like AkshayPatra.
4 November 2009 BAPS 39 Bibliography (1).WEBSITES: www.swaminarayan.org www.google.com www.wikipedia.com www.perfectworld.com (2).Personal Interview of some of the Swami of BAPS. (3).From Many Volunteers of BAPS. (4).Booklet of BAPS.
Birth : 7th December 1921. Sprititual head since 23rd Jan 1921. Villages visited: more than 15,500. Homes sanctified : over 2,50,000. Letters read & replied : over 6,00,000. Disclosure delivered : to more than 20,000 people. Mandirs Built and Constructed: 540.