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  • 3 Mar 2022 9:13 PM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)

    A US-based charitable non-profit organisation here has launched a helpline to help evacuate international students stranded in war-ravaged Ukraine by arranging for transportation to the nearest border check post and making arrangements for food and other essential supplies for their journey.

    Sewa International already has over 4,000 students registered in its helpline, with its volunteers making concerted efforts to help evacuate another 400, according to a statement by the organisation on Monday.

    Explosions and gunfire were heard in embattled cities in Ukraine on Monday as Russia's invasion met with stiff resistance.

    Sewa Europe, an independent partner organisation, and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) are currently working in ten Ukrainian cities.

    Sewa International has also released USD 10,000 for the Ukrainian relief efforts and started a Facebook fundraising campaign to help people who are caught in this humanitarian crisis, the release said.

    The messages and videos we are getting from the war zone show the fear, anxiety, and danger people are facing as they run to safety. As the global Sewa network rises to face this challenge, I request people to support Sewa International in this rescue effort," Arun Kankani, President, Sewa International, USA said.

    "The war between Russia and Ukraine has affected all people in the region and caused serious distress in a world that is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sewa International in the USA, and HSS volunteers in Europe, the US, and India are receiving hundreds of messages seeking help from people who are stuck in the war zone," he explained.

    Sewa International helped a group of 150 students on February 26 to travel from Vinnitsa to Chernovtsy by bus. At Chernovtsy, Sewa provided them shelter, food, and transport for their onward journey to the Romanian border, the release said.

    According to official estimates, about 18,000 Indian students are studying in universities across Ukraine. Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, they are currently stranded, facing a severe shortage of food, and are in dire need of transport and shelter.

    The Indian Embassy in Kyiv is advising these students on how to reach the country's western borders to reach Poland, Romania, or Hungary from where they can board Air India flights specially operated by the Indian government to reach India.

    According to latest information, a total of 1,396 Indian nationals have been brought back from Ukraine in six evacuation flights.

    https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/us-based-ngo-helping-in-evacuation-of-foreign-students-stranded-in-ukraine-122030100251_1.html?fbclid=IwAR2DSnDQHAoSjh-jXNOfXlLf0BpGxPD-u-DG1cpOZUFwzsKTKb1LcUnkHZg

     

  • 3 Mar 2022 8:52 PM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)

    Sewa International, the US-based charitable non-profit organisation with links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has launched a helpline to help evacuate international students stranded in Ukraine by arranging for transportation to the nearest border check post along with providing food and other essential supplies for their journey.

    Sewa International already has over 4,000 students registered in its helpline, and in a statement released on Monday, its volunteers are making arrangements to help evacuate another 400.

    Sewa Europe and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) are currently working in ten Ukrainian cities to help Indian students and Sewa International also released funds USD 10,000 for the Ukrainian relief efforts and started a Facebook fundraising campaign as many people are caught in this humanitarian crisis, the release said.

    https://twitter.com/sewausa/status/1498727151364808704

    Arun Kankani, President, Sewa International, USA said, The messages and videos we are getting from the war zone show the fear, anxiety, and danger people are facing as they run to safety. As the global Sewa network rises to face this challenge, I request people to support Sewa International in this rescue effort.

    “The war between Russia and Ukraine has affected all people in the region and caused serious distress in a world that is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sewa International in the USA, and HSS volunteers in Europe, the US, and India are receiving hundreds of messages seeking help from people who are stuck in the war zone,” he explained.

    According to official estimates, there are over 18,000 Indian students studying in universities across Ukraine and many were left stranded once the Russia-Ukraine conflict started and are in dire need of transport and shelter.

    The Indian Embassy in Kyiv had advised these students to reach the western borders of Ukraine from where students can cross over to Poland, Romania, or Hungary and board Air India flights specially operated by the Indian government to reach India.

    https://thecommunemag.com/sewa-international-helps-more-than-3200-indians-evacuate-war-torn-ukraine/?fbclid=IwAR2R9fEL5zkO3o9QnDchN2BFccjET_GDJ_bkjhaGYr5TrVq3f73NLHf4Qwg

  • 3 Mar 2022 8:50 PM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)
    Sewa International already has over 4,000 students registered in its helpline, with its volunteers making concerted efforts to help evacuate another 400, according to a statement by the organisation on Monday.

    A US-based charitable non-profit organisation here has launched a helpline to help evacuate international students stranded in war-ravaged Ukraine by arranging for transportation to the nearest border check post and making arrangements for food and other essential supplies for their journey. Sewa International already has over 4,000 students registered in its helpline, with its volunteers making concerted efforts to help evacuate another 400, according to a statement by the organisation on Monday.

    Explosions and gunfire were heard in embattled cities in Ukraine on Monday as Russia’s invasion met with stiff resistance. Sewa Europe, an independent partner organisation, and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) are currently working in ten Ukrainian cities.

    Sewa International has also released USD 10,000 for the Ukrainian relief efforts and started a Facebook fundraising campaign to help people who are caught in this humanitarian crisis, the release said. The messages and videos we are getting from the war zone show the fear, anxiety, and danger people are facing as they run to safety. As the global Sewa network rises to face this challenge, I request people to support Sewa International in this rescue effort," Arun Kankani, President, Sewa International, USA said.

    “The war between Russia and Ukraine has affected all people in the region and caused serious distress in a world that is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sewa International in the USA, and HSS volunteers in Europe, the US, and India are receiving hundreds of messages seeking help from people who are stuck in the war zone," he explained. Sewa International helped a group of 150 students on February 26 to travel from Vinnitsa to Chernovtsy by bus. At Chernovtsy, Sewa provided them shelter, food, and transport for their onward journey to the Romanian border, the release said.

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    According to official estimates, about 18,000 Indian students are studying in universities across Ukraine. Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, they are currently stranded, facing a severe shortage of food, and are in dire need of transport and shelter. The Indian Embassy in Kyiv is advising these students on how to reach the country’s western borders to reach Poland, Romania, or Hungary from where they can board Air India flights specially operated by the Indian government to reach India. According to latest information, a total of 1,396 Indian nationals have been brought back from Ukraine in six evacuation flights.

    https://www.news18.com/amp/news/education-career/us-based-ngo-helping-in-evacuation-of-foreign-students-stranded-in-ukraine-4821668.html?fbclid=IwAR2-8VFqih_vGO9zJjB6bBQj-Gjs6BqHAcMd2REn4l9885dSmlSLe2JuAeY

  • 3 Mar 2022 8:34 PM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)

    Help is trickling in for international students who have been studying in Ukraine and were stranded following Russia’s invasion.

    Sewa International in the US has started a helpline to assist stranded international students, arranging transportation to the nearest border post, and providing food and shelter during their journey. 

    According to the Hindu faith-based charitable non-profit, over 4,000 students have already registered on Sewa International’s helpline and the Sewa volunteers are in touch with another 400 people to help them evacuate. 

    Sewa Europe and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) arealso working on the ground in 10 Ukrainian cities to assist those affected by the war. 

    “On Feb. 26, 2022, Sewa Europe helped a group of 150 students to travel from Vinnitsa to Chernovtsy by bus. At Chernovtsy Sewa provided them shelter, food, and transport for their onward journey to the Romanian border,” said the non-profit in a press release. 

    Concerns escalate for international students studying in Ukraine

    Concern is mounting for students studying in Ukraine following escalating tensions in the Russia-Ukraine war. According to a report in the Deccan Herald published yesterday, a group of 21 Indian students of Chernivtsi National University are still stranded in the city. 

    Republicworld.com reported that Kyiv’s mayor issued a “shoot on sight” order yesterday to the Ukrainian armed forces, asking his army to gun down anyone plundering local shops and businesses, including Russian soldiers collecting food and fuel.

    According to official estimates, some 18,000 Indian students are studying in Ukraine. Those stranded are facing a shortage of food and require transport and shelter. 

    The Indian Embassy in Kyiv has advised students on how to reach Poland, Romania, or Hungary from where they can board Air India flights specially operated by the Indian Government to reach India. The Nigerian embassy has also advised its citizens to leave Ukraine via these three countries.

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    A woman kiss a dog as she holds a placard reading “Stop Putin” during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on La Marina square in Malaga, Spain on Feb. 28, 2022. Source: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

    Calls for donations and support

    Sewa International has released 10,000 US dollars for the Ukrainian relief efforts and is also running a Facebook fundraising campaign to help people who are threatened by the humanitarian crisis.

    “The messages and videos we are getting from the war zone show the fear, anxiety, and danger people are facing as they run to safety. As the global Sewa network rises to face this challenge, I request people to support Sewa International in this rescue effort,” said Sewa International US president Arun Kankani.

    “The war between Russia and Ukraine has affected all people in the region and caused serious distress in a world that is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sewa International in the US, and HSS volunteers in Europe, the US and India are receiving hundreds of messages seeking help from people who are stuck in the war zone.”

    Those seeking to register for assistance can click here. More details related to Sewa’s Ukraine relief efforts can be found here.

    https://www.studyinternational.com/news/studying-in-ukraine-ngo/?fbclid=IwAR25hc5SRfoh-QRkMMfN3hAUoFqm--jUrlwTWJuPeGY2n8TDMLOGiN-o3kw


  • 1 Mar 2022 6:52 PM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)

    A charitable non-profit organisation here has begun a helpline is helping in the evacuation of international students stranded in war-ravaged Ukraine by arranging for transportation to the nearest border check post and making all the necessary arrangements for food and other essential supplies for their journey, a press release said on Monday.

    A charitable non-profit organisation here has begun a helpline is helping in the evacuation of international students stranded in war-ravaged Ukraine by arranging for transportation to the nearest border check post and making all the necessary arrangements for food and other essential supplies for their journey, a press release said on Monday. Sewa International already has over 4,000 students registered in its helpline, with its volunteers making concerted efforts to help evacuate another 400, the release stated. Explosions and gunfire were heard in embattled cities in Ukraine on Monday as Russia’s invasion met with stiff resistance. Sewa Europe, an independent partner organisation, and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh are currently working on in ten Ukrainian cities.

    Sewa International has also released USD 10,000 for the Ukrainian relief efforts and started a Facebook fundraising campaign to help people who are caught in this humanitarian crisis, the release stated. “The messages and videos we are getting from the war zone show the fear, anxiety, and danger people are facing as they run to safety. As the global Sewa network rises to face this challenge, I request people to support Sewa International in this rescue effort,'' Arun Kankani, President, Sewa International, USA said. ''The war between Russia and Ukraine has affected all people in the region and caused serious distress in a world that is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sewa International in the USA, and, HSS volunteers in Europe, the US, and India are receiving hundreds of messages seeking help from people who are stuck in the war zone,'' he explained.

    https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/1942517--us-based-ngo-helping-in-evacuation-of-students-stranded-in-ukraine?fbclid=IwAR0TD_iDybpDqOnYciy_GOwJk_MaaWw4TIz3HXmhP7gVwqZvR3L-cywUSys

  • 28 Jan 2022 9:36 AM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)
    Washington, Jan 28 (PTI): Indian-American non-profit body Sewa International has jumped to the 10th spot in a latest list of charitable organisations for the year 2021, mainly because of the commendable work carried by it during last year's COVID-19 crisis in both India and the United State.

    Washington, Jan 28 (PTI): Indian-American non-profit body Sewa International has jumped to the 10th spot in a latest list of charitable organisations for the year 2021, mainly because of the commendable work carried by it during last year's COVID-19 crisis in both India and the United States.

    Notably in 2020 Sewa International was ranked 375 in the list of Benevity Inc, the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, and was placed at 690 in 2019. In 2021, the list is led by Doctors Without Borders.

    “Non-profits supporting India’s COVID-19 crisis received a groundswell of support, including Sewa International. Our earnest thanks to Benevity Inc. for keeping track of these trends and identifying Sewa’s increasing support from corporations and their people,” said Sandeep Khadkekar, Sewa’s vice president for Marketing and Fund Development.

    In 2021, nearly 1.6 million people from over 700 companies donated USD2.3 billion on the Benevity platform to more than 200,000 nonprofit organisations around the world, a media release said.

    Nonprofits supporting India’s COVID-19 crisis received a groundswell of support, including Sewa International (ranked 10 vs. 375 in 2020), Give2Asia (23 vs. 63), Pratham USA (26 vs. 75) and Goonj (30 vs. 384), Benevity said.

    The crisis in India also drove additional giving to UNICEF and was part of the reason the organisation’s support through Benevity almost doubled year over year (USD13.5 million vs. USD7.3 million in 2020), it said.

    “When the Delta variant hit India last year, we saw companies and their employees mobilise to help,” said Birger Stamperdahl, Give2Asia’s president and CEO.

    “Their generosity made possible life saving projects that delivered oxygen concentrators, protective gear for health workers and emergency food rations to those hit hardest by the pandemic,” he said. PTI LK RUP RUP

    https://news.abplive.com/news/world/indian-american-ngo-jumps-to-10th-spot-among-charitable-organisations-1509309





  • 26 May 2021 9:12 AM | Rachappa Bellappa (Administrator)

    Image of an oxygen generation plant from one of Sewa's suppliers

    Image of an oxygen generation plant from one of Sewa's suppliers

    HOUSTON, May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sewa International will be funding the installation of 100 oxygen generation plants in hospitals across India to ease oxygen scarcity in the country. It has ordered 20-tonn Zeolites (molecular sieves that absorb nitrogen and produce oxygen as a product) from Honeywell to establish up to 30 plants immediately. As a part of these efforts, it has placed purchase orders for 15 oxygen generation plants to be set up in the next 8-12 weeks at a cost of about $1.8 million.

    Image of an oxygen generation plant from one of Sewa's suppliers

    Image of an oxygen generation plant from one of Sewa's suppliers

    Sewa International has started a fundraising campaign to construct these oxygen plants. A donation of $61,000, $81,000 or $121,000 will help install one oxygen plant of a desired sizeThe campaign will help distribute oxygen generation capability to different parts of the country equitably bridging the urban-rural divide in India's healthcare sector.

    "Based on our reading of the current situation, we have made a strategic decision to start building oxygen generating plants in India to enhance India's capacity to face the present COVID-19 crisis. This will make India future-ready to face a possible third wave of the pandemic," said Arun Kankani, President of Sewa International.

    Sewa has identified three vendors from India to supply machinery required to build these plants. The first fifteen plants will be a mix of 250 LPM and 500 LPM capacity and each can support about 20 to 40 ICU beds. Sewa International is working with forty to fifty hospitals across India to establish these plants, and the number of hospitals is expected to grow to more than one hundred depending on donor support.

    "The primary target for installing these oxygen generation plants are charitable hospitals in rural and tribal areas and hospitals in 2nd and 3rd tier cities. The plants, with good care and maintenance, have a life of twenty years. One 500 LPM plant can support a 200-bed hospital with 40 ICU beds or can produce 110 cylinders of oxygen a day. Including site preparation expenses and taxes, one such plant will cost about $121,000," Mukund Kute, Project Manager for Sewa's oxygen generation plant initiative said.

    Source

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sewa-international-to-build-100-oxygen-generation-plants-in-india-15-to-be-operational-in-three-months-301297977.html

  • 26 May 2021 8:42 AM | Rachappa Bellappa (Administrator)

    Imphal, May 24 2021: Agriculture minister O Lukhoi donated 40 D-type oxygen cylinders to CM's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

    The oxygen cylinders were handed over to health advisor to chief minister Dr Sapam Ranjan at the directorate of health services complex, Lamphel here on Monday.

    After handing over the oxygen cylinders brought from Kolkata, minister Lukhoi said that chief minister N Biren is working hard to bring medicines and oxygen from outside in view of increasing COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Manipur.

    Many people are also extending help to the government and donating cash and kind to the CM Relief Fund, he said, adding that now is the time for extending help and this was the reason behind donating 40 oxygen cylinders.

    RPI (Athwale) Manipur State president Maheshwar Thounaojam also donated 10 oxygen cylinders (5 D-Type and 5 B-Type) to Saina Institute of Sciences, Manipur managing director Dr S Kumar on Monday for aiding denizens of Keishamthong AC who are in need of oxygen.

    In a video recording released by RPI Manipur State, Maheshwar said that the Covid-19 Task Force formed under his supervision has been extending assistance to the people of Keishamthong AC who have been affected by the lockdown/curfew over Covid-19.As part of the assistance, 10 oxygen cylinders were donated to Saina Institute of Sciences, which is providing free 24-hour ambulance service to help the denizens of the constituency who are in dire need of life saving oxygen.

    Urging those in need to contact the Covid-19 Task Force to avail the services of the Institute, Maheshwar further urged for concerted efforts in preventing the spread of the disease.

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr S Kumar appreciated Maheshwar for donating the cylinders after the Institute sought help on social media over shortage of oxygen.

    He then urged the people to avail the ambulance services being provided by the Institute.

    Meanwhile, Maheshwar has extended deepest condolences over the demise of former Health Services director Dr Thiyam Suresh who passed away due to Covid-19.The RPI (Athwale) Manipur State Committee president also shared the grief of the bereaved family.

    Seva Bharati Manipur (SBM) under the sponsorship of Sewa International also donated six Oxygen Concentrators (OCs) to RIMS, Imphal for the people of Manipur on Monday, said a release issued by RIMS media advisor N Philip Singh.

    On the other hand, Manipur Public School (MPS), Imphal 1997 (class XII) batch donated 3 (three) Jumbo Oxygen Cylinder (JOC) to RIMS, Imphal.

    RIMS Prof A Santa Singh expressed gratitude to the donors for their noble act during the pandemic.

    Source

    http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=29..250521.may21


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