Society in HaridwarHaridwar is known as the gateway to gods for the belief of the Hindus that a dip in the holy waters will bring salvation to the past, present and future lives of the devotees and they will get to go to heaven. It is this strong belief in the spiritual properties of the Holy Ganga that Haridwar has found its way into the Hindu scriptures as a holy city.
Tourists from all over the nation come to visit Haridwar for its spiritual roots and many international travelers keep a space in their itinerary for Haridwar to witness the true Indian roots of joie de vivre veils a sad truth of practicality prevalent in our society. While most of Haridwar is a palatial town with huge houses, hotels and lively ghats and temples, the rustic parts of this city are unnoticed by the travelers and residents alike, a part where the under-privileged live and make their home.
Destitute and forgotten, these slums of Haridwar are as much a manifestation of the society as are the posh areas of the city. The district administration with the help of the government, many influential people and NGO organizations are trying to bridge the gap between these two very different societies of the same city. With many orphanages, old age homes and charitable clinics and hospitals, giving care to the under-privileged is high on priority.
Orphanages in HaridwarWith many charitable institutions and government grants, there are a number of orphanages that are catering to the development and establishment of the kids who have been left bereft by their parents for some reason or the other. Such orphanages are always in need of more funds and volunteers and with some of them having websites, they are trying to reach out to as many philanthropic hearts as they can. Struggling to provide basic care and facilities to the young orphans, the people at the orphanages do a commendable job giving hope to these young hearts. Some of the orphanages in Haridwar are Sri Ram Orphanage, Haridwar Bal Kunj and Sachcha Manav Sewa Sansthan.
Old Age Homes in HaridwarThere are many aged people in our society who grieve the deaths of their young ones or are thrown out by heartless children, Haridwar being the gateway to gods, is considered as a place where such destitute aged souls can find solace. Though most of them have no money and no family, old age homes try to accommodate as many aged people in their care as they can, giving such people new hope with a roof over their head and food on the table. These social activities are struggling with many mouths to feed and not many funds. With the help of websites and charitable donations, these old age homes are trying to survive. A few of such old age homes are Sneha Basera, Sachcha Manav Sewa Sansthan and vridhashram.
Sneh Basera in Haridwar
A residential complex which provides all the facilities to the aged people, enabling them to live with dignity and peace on the banks of holy River Ganga. The organization serves both the fit and the disabled.
Address: Village Kangri near Chandi Devi Mandir, Biznoar Road Highway, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Phone: + 91 9811020894, + 91 931663417
Shri Sachcha Aashram in Haridwar
The organization provides free food services and day care unit for the aged who are suffering, restoration and also cremation services.
Address: Haripur Kalan, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Phone: +91 9258229388
Ram Raj Gramodhyog Seva SansthanThe organization mainly serves the aged who are physically and mentally disabled and disturbed.
Address: Shop Plot No. 09, Govindpuri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401
Ph: 01334 227527
Lala Jagat Narain Vridh Ashram
Geeta Kutir Tapovan
Phone: 0135 426185, 0135 426663
Vriddha Sewa Ashram
(Bharat Mata Janhit Trust)
P.O. – Sadhubela Sapt Sarovar Road
Phone: 01334 260111, +91 9412070309
Sri Sri Bholananda Sanyas Ashram
Phone: 01334 223376
Shavilayat Educational And Social Welfare Society
Noor Manzil-Qilla Manglaut Town
Manglour Town, Dist. Haridwar
Phone: +91 9897119414
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