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Voluntary Groups Honoured as Sewa Pioneers Award Winners 2013
Date:3/21/2013

ring a little joy. ‘Sewa’ involves performing an act of kindness without expectation of reward. It is performed selflessly and without ulterior motive. And yet the social return on sewa is directly measurable. Independent economic analysis of the initiative conducted in 2011 has shown that Sewa Day provides £4.40 of net benefit to Britian for every £1 expended, which approximates to £300,000 of monetized net benefit from a single day of volunteering!

“Whilst the inherent nature of ‘sewa’ is selfless service, we could not continue without acknowledging the excellent range of initiatives that Sewa volunteers have created, germinated and nurtured,” said Arup Ganguly, Chairman of Sewa Day, “while every single person who took part in Sewa Day 2012 deserves our heartiest congratulations and deepest appreciation, ultimately, the judges were tasked with picking their favourite projects.” The judging panel comprising Jon Aarons, Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting; Lopa Patel MBE, Digital Media Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Redhotcurry.com and Nupur Singh, Director of Human Resources (UK & Ireland), Tata Consultancy Services met in February 2013 to pick the shortlist and winners deserving of a Sewa Pioneers Award.

Sewa Pioneers Awards 2013 Winners

Voluntary Groups (in alphabetical order)

  •     Exemplaris – for organising a diverse range of activities including providing free professional advice & health clinics, feeding the homeless, and collecting clothes to benefit local charities in Southall.
  •     Food for Life – for encouraging 70 volunteers in Hong Kong to come together to cook and feed 1,000 underprivileged people.
  •     Om Unity Group – for involving 107 volunteers in making the Keech Hospice, in Luton, a more brighter, cleaner, and harmonious e
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