Seva Bharati, Ichalkaranji
Ichalkaranji based Seva Bharati is one of the unique organizations in the era of project based NGO’s which work only if they have some funds. Seva Bharati’s uniqueness is not limited to the fact that it works voluntarily; but it has many unique characteristics and strengths. It emerged as a district level service project in the 100th anniversary of late Dr. Hedgewar in Kolhapur district of the southernmost Maharashtra. It started as a voluntary organization which works as per the community’s health related needs and continues to do so even after 20 years of its establishment. Its activities are spread mainly across 9 villages and the city of Ichalkaranji; but they are more in depth and extensive. Today the organization does not have any project or sponsors, but they have the work – ethic; that is superior than most of the sponsored or funded organizations.