Ulu Tiram, Johor Grama Seva
During the Young Adult and Teen Youth Camp which was held in Savannah Hill Resort, Johor from 7 to 9 December 2019, a group of Young Adults and Teen Youths were brought to a house nearby the camp location in Ulu Tiram, Johor Baru for Grama Seva. This involved 40 SSIO members and 10 non SSIO members.
This Grama Seva was to help an under privileged family who lived in a dilapidated house. The main purpose of the seva was to rebuild the house with brick wall, paint, complete & safe wiring system and the house to be fitted with furnitures. Therefore, the jobs were assigned to several groups of boys and girls. The girls did all the cleaning and painting whereas the boys had their hands on repairing, wiring and building of the dilapidated house. The old furnitures were replaced with new dining table, sofa, chairs, bed and other basic requirements. Later, the external portion of the house was painted with the help of TYs and YAs of the camp.
This Grama Seva was a great learning experience as it was an excellent way to expand hearts and minds to greater level of sensitivity towards the societal needs as Swami continually stresses that the head and heart needs to grow together. Swami has said ” Engage yourselves in service activity. Consider social service as service to God. This is the best way to earn God’s love. Love All and Serve All. Your entire life will be sanctified thereby”.