About Vivekanand Seva Mandal:
Vivekanand Seva Mandal is an apolitical youth organization inspired by the “Seva” (service) philosophy propagated by the great warrior monk Swami Vivekanand (1863-1902). We are primarily engaged in the areas of youth education and empowerment and development of underprivileged sections of the population.
Vivekanand Seva Mandal has its functional premises in Dombivli. Still, it caters to students living in other northern suburbs of Mumbai-Thane region through a 7,000-book-strong the library that has been serving professional students of engineering, management, and other streams since 1991. Vivekanand Seva Mandal also serves students community with a spacious study center accommodating up to 95 students at a time. The functioning of the library, as well as the study center, is managed and overseen by a team of student-karyakartas (volunteers) who receive hands-on training in the management of social institutions.
In an earnest effort to abide by the principle of service, Vivekanand Seva Mandal embarked upon a rural development support initiative at Village Vihigaon, Taluka Shahapur, Maharashtra, in 1995. Vivekanand Seva Mandal has successfully managed to bring in some social change in the lives of inhabitants of this village by engaging them in the areas of education, agriculture development, thrift, women issues, health, and hygiene. Vivekanand Seva Mandal has been working to improve the quality of life of villagers in Khodade, Taluk Wada. Through Vivekanand Seva Mandals’ annual outreach programs to tribal villages such as Runamochan Bhet (Thanksgiving Visit) and Diwali Faral Snehabhoj (Diwali Feast), they have been extensively building bridges between city dwellers and villagers.
Vivekanand Seva Mandal ensures overall development of — individual, professional, social and spiritual — the personality of students by exposing them to real-life problem solving, guiding them in studies, in career moves, in entrepreneurial endeavors, initiating them into great Indian art, culture, and philosophy. Elder karyakartas (volunteers), who had received such training from the founder members are friend, philosopher, and guides to many young students who are trying to further the same cause and work of Vivekanand Seva Mandal
Potential areas of collaborations: rural development, social entrepreneurship, student empowerment, environmental awareness and many more
Point of contact:
Dnyan Mandir Building, Nerurkar Road, Datta Nagar, Chowk, Sangita Wadi,
Dombivli(East), Thane 421201
Phone: +91 (0251)-2800 303