With the sole aim of making physically challenged persons to lead a normal life the trust has been distributing artificial limbs to the needy. For this noble endeavor an artificial limb center has been set up at Mangalapalem. The center has been functioning under the guidance of Sri Guduri Nalinesh Babu, A President of India Awardee who lost his both lower limbs at the age of 12 and he got fitted with artificial limbs which are heavy in weight and costly then he decided to manufacture lighter, durable and low cost limb to reach the corner disable. Till today Mr Babu manufactured around 12,000 artificial limbs and distributed various places in and around Andhra Pradesh.
The Sri Gurudeva Charitable Trust has organized special camps to distribute artificial limbs at S.Kota, Srikakulam, Tekkali, Visakhapatnam, Pulivendula, Rajahmundry, Alumuru and several other areas and distributed artificial limbs to the disabled persons. It has chalked out plans to extend all possible help to poor and disabled people in remote areas of every district. The trust has distributed tri-cycles, clutches, hearing aids and other implements to the physically and visually challenged people. The trust has also been running a hostel for blind boys at Tirupati and also disbursing monthly stipend to disabled persons apart from clothes to them. With a view to improving quality of life and empower the physically challenged people the trust has been organizing self-employment camps. As part of this the trust has been operating phone booths with the physically challenged people.
Old and Destitute
The list of services being rendered by the trust is endless. It has distributed rice to 70 poor people. The trust had st.... a oldage home with a strength of 100 oldage people home for destitute and old people at Mangalapalem. Sri Gurudeva Charitable Trust has donated a bore well at Kothavalasa Junior College to meet drinking needs of students, water cooler at visakhapatnam central jail, constructed permanent sheds at Sri Chaitanya Manasika Vikalangula Patasala at Kothavalasa and donated liberally to permanent fund created by Prema Samajam to help poor and leprosy patients. It has also conducted several medical and eye camps in remote areas to provide medical aid to the needy people. The trust to encourage poor students has awarded cash awards to meritorious students among poor. It has also been distributing school text and notebooks to poor students. The trust has taken up these service programs as a social responsibility.
The SGCT to help women has taken up a series of programs and awareness camps in villages. It has also initiated steps for empowerment of women by setting up self-help groups in several places and women were being trained in various trades to make them self-reliant. The trust has also distributed ‘Mangala Sutrams’ to poor women and holding mass ‘Shastipurty Mahotsvams’ for the benefit of poor people who crossed 60 years of age.
To promote devotion and spiritually among people it has adopted several villages and has been organizing Bhajana mandals for the service of ‘Srivaru’. The trust has also come to the rescue of several small temples in villages by providing them necessary aid for maintenance of these temples. Moreover, it has also been helping women in villages to undertake spiritual tours.
Sports & Culture
The trust has also been leading from the front in promoting sports also. It has organized a state-level volleyball tournament in 2004 and also extended support to several organizations for holding sports tournaments. The trust has been striving for protecting the ethic sport, which is facing danger of extended support to several organizations for holding sports tournaments. The trust has been striving for protecting the ethic sport, which is facing danger of extinction besides, it has been conducting cultural melas to help poor and neglected artistes in rural areas. It has extended help to several cultural troupes and artists.
To promote spiritualism among people to help them a peaceful life in society, the trust has taken up several religious programs. Jagadish Babu constructed a magnificent temple of Lord Rama at Mangalapalem at a cost of Rs. 30 Lakh. The trust has also involved in renovation and construction of several temples. It has also initiated steps to construct a modern Veda Adhyayana Kendram at Mangalapalem by 2011. The trust has also been in the forefront in popularizing ideals of Hinduism and also importance of festivals. The trust has also been organizing festivals involving all castes and religious in villages and interior areas. The trust has ambitious plans to set up spiritual centers in agency areas to promote peace and harmony.
Sri Gurudeva Charitable Trust has mega plans to open its chapters at Keonjhar (Orissa), Dantewada (Chattishgarh), Mysore (Karnataka and Hyderabad to reach out more people with helping hand.
The trust has been making fervent appeal to one and all to support its ‘maha yagna’ of rendering social service.