As part of the charitable and outreach activities of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), its Dwarahat Ashram organises two free medical camps every year for the locals from Dwarahat town and its neighbouring villages.
The first of the bi-annual camps this year was conducted from April 6 to 8, 2019, in which 1600 patients were treated. Swami Lalitananda inaugurated the camp in the morning of April 6, with a prayer.
Select medical professionals from all over the country came to Dwarahat Ashram to provide their charitable services at the medical camp. They included doctors who specialise in one of the various faculties: orthopaedics, cardiology, dental, gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT and general, as well as pathology services.
The doctors were assisted by a team of paramedics and volunteers including devotees residing locally or hailing from other places, as well as students from a local engineering college.
Ahead of the camp, an outreach campaign through posters and announcements was carried out to inform the locals about the charitable medical camp facilities at YSS Dwarahat Ashram and at a satellite camp in Suraikhet. During the three days of the camp, local people would line up outside the ashram since morning and receive assistance from volunteers to get their medical check-ups done.
Medicines prescribed to the patients at the camp were also distributed without any cost. Volunteer devotees from all parts of the country also took out valuable time from their busy schedules and came to render services in the camp.
Most of the patients sought consultation from at least two specialists for getting treatment. A complete medical check-up of all the students of Yogoda Balakrishnalaya was also facilitated at the medical camp.
The camp was facilitated by the service of local devotee volunteers. Moreover, the NSS students of BTKIT Engineering College, Dwarahat, rendered remarkable service in this camp as in previous camps.
During the camp days, regular group meditations were conducted at the Ashram, which were attended by devotees as well as doctor volunteers in the camp. A long meditation was also conducted which included a satsanga by Swami Lalitananda. In the satsanga on acceptance and surrender, Swamiji dwelt on the guidance given by Guruji and Daya Mataji. He highlighted the points on accepting things which cannot be changed, and having the courage to change the conditions that can be altered, and how discrimination is needed to know the difference between the two. Brahmachari Nirliptananda conducted a special bhajan session during the camp.
The next edition of the medical camp is scheduled from November 16 to 18, 2019.
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