Dera Sacha Sauda is a spiritual and social welfare organization. It is well known for its humanitarian works and is a confluence of all religions. Everyone, irrespective of religion, race or nationality, is welcome here. It was founded on 29th April, 1948 by the Spiritual Master Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj. His Holiness anointed Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj as his successor on 28th February, 1960. On 23rd September, 1990, Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj announced, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, the present Spiritual Master, as his successor. His Holiness stated that the trinity of the Saints that is, himself, his predecessor and his successor, were his own embodiment. Outwardly, the three spiritual masters have no worldly ties with one another.
No Offerings or donations are accepted here. His Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan does not accept even a penny from the organization’s funds for his personal requirements, which are fulfilled from his own hard earned income. Volunteers themselves work hard to meet the expenses of the organization. Guruji guides people toward inner emancipation and noble deeds.
It is the result of Guruji’s spiritual guidance and benevolence that the Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing Members have great enthusiasm and zeal for the service of humanity. A brief description of the 133 ongoing humanitarian programs is given here.
NOVEL AND TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVES
1. CROWN OF THE LINEAGE
Promoting matrilineal inheritance (parallel to the usual patrilineal one) by encouraging the boy (if he has another male sibling) to relocate to his wife’s parental place with everyone’s consent and look after her parents as his own responsibility.
2. THE BRAVEHEART DEVOUT WARRIOR
Motivating independent women to marry handicapped persons of a marriageable age.
3. SHUBHDEVI (BANE REMOVED BY BOON)
Revered Guru Ji adopts the girls entrapped in prostitution as his own daughters, gets them medically treated and rehabilitate them with the social mainstream by arranging their marriage, thus, creating a movement against prostitution.
4. SUKHDUA (A COMMUNITY THAT PRAYS FOR THE WELL BEING OF ALL)
Eunuchs (Hijra/ Kinnars) are the most discriminated and least respected segment in the society. Revered Guru Ji renamed them as “Sukh Dua Samaj”,took an initiative to adopt them and integrate them with social mainstream.
5. FLIGHT OF SPIRIT
Arranging free treatment and marriages of girls who suffer from hostile acid throw by the miscreants.
6. BEYOND IMAGINATION
To reach out to the victims of rape and gang rape and their families,to end their isolation and social ostracism. Young unmarried men who follow ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ (Devout Warriors) shall volunteer to accept them as life partners, with their mutual consent.
7. TRUE INSPIRATION
Encouraging people to pledge to never accept or give bribes to make India a corruption free nation.
8. SERVING UNCEASINGLY
To pray for the welfare of people and whole society by devoting at least 10-15 minutes towards meditation & donating minimum of 1 rupee per day for the welfare of society.
9. A UNIQUE INITIATIVE
Inspiring people to utilize money for welfare works for humanity instead of spending money on superstitions like performing rituals and unnecessary expenditures on occasions as birth, marriage and death.
10. COW MILK PARTY
Celebrating parties with cow milk instead of other aerated & sugary drinks.
Educating the young generation to be health conscious by organizing different sports events and promoting mutual cooperation for a better society.
12. AN INITIATIVE
Spreading awareness on the menace of AIDS & homosexuality by arranging seminars and distributing books in schools and colleges regarding these, thus, encouraging moral values among younger generation.
13. DIGNIFIED HUMANISM
Counselling the youths to avoid eve/adam teasing i.e. prevent unethical behavior.
14. CAREER GUIDE
To provide career counseling to school/college going students who are rather in dilemma to choose the appropriate career line according to their capabilities for bright future.
Helping unemployed citizens by making them independent through self employment or finding a job.
16. ROYAL DAUGHTERS
With an aim to counter the menace of female feticide and gender based discrimination of girls, Revered Guru Ji has adopted the girls who were to be killed in fetus or are abandoned by parents as his own foster daughters. He has inspired lacs of followers to take a pledge not to kill their unborn daughters.
17. THE BUD OF KNOWLEDGE
Promoting girl’s education through awareness and acilitation.
18. EMPOWERED WOMEN
Operating training centers for giving self-defense techniques to females.
Setting up vocational centers such as stitching centers, looms for weaving etc. as source of employment for women in rural areas.
20. SAVE WOMANHOOD
Assisting destitute women.
21. ANTICIPATED LIFE
Helping young widows getting married again.
Providing help to financially poor and unprivileged girls to get married.
23. THE NEW MORN
To help and counsel young divorcee women to get married again and start a new life by finding good matches.
24. SORROW FREE JOURNEY:-
To arrange marriages of girls who are physically challenged, suffering from vitiligo (skin disorder), speech disorders/stammering etc. with Devout warriors.
25. RESPECT MOTHERHOOD
Providing healthy and nutritious food and medical treatment to extremely poor pregnant women.
26. MOTHER CHILD GUARDIANS
Bringing up the newly born babies and nurturing the poor pregnant women for some time till the baby grows to some extent.
27. Self Defence Training
To Counter crime against women by teaching them self defence to tackle anti-social elements: Training them in Judo, Taekwondo and martial arts at grassroots level
ACCESS TO HEALTH & MEDICAL CARE
Organizing free polio camps and facilitating polio vaccination to the newly born.
29. TRUE BLOOD PUMP
Running an International blood bank and conducting several mega blood donation drives worldwide to fulfill blood needs of major blood banks world over. In addition, blood donations are made by volunteers, wherever required, for the police, journalists, patients of thalassemia etc. by members of Dera Sacha Sauda spread all over the world. Dera Sacha Sauda also happens to be the largest blood donor to the Indian Military including Army, Air Force and Navy.
30. PUBLIC WELFARE
Organizing monthly free treatment and medical checkup camps (Jan Kalyan Parmarthi Shivir) providing services of specialist & super specialist Doctors, along with free tests.
31. DIVINE LIGHT/ TRANSPLANTING EYES
Conducting free eye operations, providing medicines and accommodation, care and assistance to thousands of patients in a free eye camp on 13th, 14th & 15th December every year, apart from regular monthly camps.
32. CAMPAIGN TO RELIEVE STRESS:-
Organizing free counseling camps by Doctors for the people suffering from depression and mental stress in order to alleviate their stress and refrain them from committing a crime like suicide.
33. NANHA FARISHTA (A Medical MINI Angel)
Organizing medical checkup camps in remote villages by the Ashram’s Mobile Hospital, “Nanha Farishta“.
34. TRUE HAPPY
Running True Happy (Heart Attack Prevention Program for You), A Project for free heart checkup and prevention of heart diseases through a holistic and preventive approach.
35. AIDS AWARENESS
Prevention of AIDS by spreading awareness and helping those who are fighting with it.
36. NURTURING MOTHER AND CHILD
Organizing free medical camps to provide free medical care including medicines, advice, tests and follow up to ensure good health of the expectant mothers and their unborn babies.
37. BACK TO NATURE
Homosexuality is a huge problem for the present as well as coming generations. Revered Guru Ji has initiated a drive to eliminate homosexuality by providing counseling to them, cautioning them about possible health hazards and encouraging them to lead a normal life.
38. HEALTHY PROGENY PROGRAM:-
Premarital medical checkup for prospective life partners to screen for any genetic disorder & ensure compatibility of their blood groups for a healthy progeny.
39. HEALTH FOR THE MARGINALISED
Operating a leper’s home for leprosy patients, where patients are provided with all the medical, physical, mental and emotional help along with boarding & lodging arrangements.
40. AYURVEDA- A PANACEA
Providing treatment of incurable diseases with the help of Yoga & Ayurveda with positive living.
41. HELP ON CALL
24×7 ambulance is facilitated
42. HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN:-
To abstain from the usage of non-stick and aluminium utensils and to educate people about it, so that one can be saved from the diseases caused by it.
43. BIRDS’ NURTURING
Feeding birds and encouraging people to keep feed & water for birds on rooftops.
44. STOP THE MASSACRE
Ensuring closure of animals’ Slaughter houses for animals and birds.
45. SECURING LIFE
Believing in and teaching the way to non-violence.
46. SAVE LIFE
Helping stray animals by providing them shelter, food and medical aid.
Encouraging farmers to use the left over stalks as fodder for animals instead of burning it. It will be useful in for animals and save the environment too.
SOCIAL AWAKENING & UPLIFTMENT
48. SUPREME OBLIGATION
Encouraging children to avoid parental disdain. Rather treat them with honour, due obedience and courtesy.
49. Constructing old age orphanages for the parents who have been neglected by their children.
50. CONTENT WITH ONE
Promoting the message of ‘We (Husband-Wife as one family unit) are one, our child is one’ to check population explosion.
51. LIBERATION FROM CURSE
Endorsing dowry-free marriages.
52. RIGHTEOUS CUSTOM
Teaching & helping people to give-up superstitions, rumors, black magic and misguiding predictions.
53. THE TRUE PATH
Discard corruption, loot, thefts etc and promotion of good human qualities like honesty, integrity, discipline etc. for the wholesome growth of the country.
54. SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD
The well off, affluent families will give up subsidy, provided on different items by the government, in the favour & benefit of the needy & hapless to make the nation economically stronger & more stable.
55. LIVELIHOOD THROUGH LABOR
Eradicating gambling and betting from the society.
56. THE GAMBLE BETTOR, HOMES DOES SHATTER
The Gamble Bettor, Homes does shatter Shall stay away and motivate others from indulging in betting of any sort.
57. HEALTHY LIFE
A concerted Anti – drug addiction and rehabilitation Campaign.
58. DRUG FREE SOCIETY
Conducting awareness campaigns in different blocks/villages one at a time to make them liquor free.
59. DINT OF HARDWORK ALONE
Shun the practice of begging by educating beggars about the fruits of hard work and enabling them to get into main stream society
60. FREE ENTITLEMENT
Providing free legal aid.
61. GET LIGHT IN THE DARK
Uniting the prisoners with God’s name and true meditation.
62. TRUSTED RESORT
Helping those boys & girls who get eloped from their houses, by making them & their families understand about the consequences & further unite them, so that they can be saved from the so called hatred of society.
Resolving family disputes through Mediation & counseling instead of approaching courts and a tedious legal process.
64. SAVE SOCIETY
Getting the brothels closed through legal means.
65. TRIBAL MARRIAGES
To let them tie in the nuptial lock while ignoring wrong orthodox customs and traditions.
66. CIVILIZED BEINGS
Reintegrating tribals with mainstream society.
67. GENUINE GUIDANCE
Guiding people about the ills of child marriage.
Ashram’s free matrimonial service under Ru-B-Ru program through website (http://www.marriagerubru.com) as well as through a Help Desk.
69. NEW LIGHT OF HOPE
Promoting widows marriage by the in-laws family like their own daughter, if the girl is willing to.
70. FOOTSTEPS TOGETHER
Supporting physically disabled people and gainfully employed, to help them to get married and generate employment for them.
71. DEVOTEE’S METTLE
Encouraging Devout Warriors (Bhakt Yodha)to tie nuptial knots with the physically challenged girls.
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION & AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT
72. CLEANSE CAMPAIGN
Promoting cleanliness and hygiene by encouraging people to keep the environment clean; Dera Sacha Sauda regularly organizes Mega cleanliness campaigns in different cities which are led by Guruji Himself.
73. NATURE CAMPAIGN
Making people aware and encouraging them to save trees and to plant & nurture more saplings for the coming generations to live in a healthy environment. People are also provided with saplings for plantation.
74. SCIENTIFIC FARMING
Educating and guiding farmers to get better yields from their land under agriculture by promoting scientific techniques of cultivation.
75. SAVE THE FOOD PRODUCER (Agronomist) :-
To appoint team of Agriculture Scientists having the apt Knowledge pertaining to farmers’ interest who can guide and support farmers evading their frustration and distress which often lead them to suicide.
76. BYE-BYE ETHENE
Totally giving up the use of polythene and switching to cloth bags.
77. CLEAN SOCIETY:-
Construction of toilets by Dera followers for the people living below poverty line to discourage open toilets & ensure safety from bacteria and viruses.
78. POLLUTION FREE ENVIRONMENT
Checking Pollution by making manure out of agri-waste instead of burning the fodder in the fields.
79. WATER IS LIFE
Teaching that Water is life, to save it and encourage all for Harvesting Water.
80. SAVE ENERGY
Making people aware about different ways & means of saving water and electricity.
81. DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Rendering disaster management training and first aid training to individuals through the Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing.
82. DISASTER RELIEF
Relief operations during droughts, floods, earth-quakes, heavy snowfall and other natural calamities.
83. FIRE DEFENDER
24×7 Fire fighter team with fully equipped fire tender vehicle.
Helping people, who met with an accident, helping them reach the hospital as soon as possible and ensuring the best possible medical care.
85. Chemical less colors and reflectors ought to be affixed by expert and zealous devotees on the astray animals roaming to and fro in darkness at night, in order to avoid road accidents and save human lives.
86. SAFE ROADS, SAVE LIVES
Clearing obstacles like trees and animal carcasses lying on roads to avert road accidents.
87. CONFLUENCE OF ALL RELIGIONS
Believing & promoting religious unification that all religions lead to one God, promoting defacto unity to stop religious disputes and maintain brotherhood.
88. PEACE AND SALVATION
Helping people lead a stress free life and attain salvation by the path of Gurumantra.
89. CHARACTER BUILDING
Channelizing the younger generation away from immoral mores, cheap music and other means that makes youngsters directionless, by means of spiritual congregations and devotional hymns sung in modern music.
90. SPIRITUAL CHARACTER
Promoting character buildup (which helps build up a healthy young generation free from fatal diseases like AIDS and other sexually transmitted illnesses without any medication) through Satsang, Yoga & Meditation.
91. DIVINE BUDS
To habituate children towards meditation, where in return they will be rewarded with pocket money from their parents. This will further help them to attain confidence and stability towards inner peace via meditation. meditation will also assist them towards moral values and help them to shun vices and eradicate wrong doings.
92. DIVINE CHARACTER
Promotion of vegetarianism.
93. NEW FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE
Counselling the depressed people, motivating them to adopt a positive attitude towards life, encouraging them better their resolve to fight problems besides exhorting them to never consider suicide. The promotion of inner self confidence is only possible through the true method of meditation.
94. PIOUS WOMB
Building character, values and good traits in coming generations by encouraging pregnant women to listen to true spiritual discourses and read stories of the noble and brave.
Anti-suicide teaching by promoting the fact that committing suicide is the greatest sin, and teaching free meditation to gain self confidence and joy from within.
MISSION PATH TO SERVE EVEN AFTER DEATH
96. ETERNAL SERVICE
Encouraging posthumous body donation for medical research works.
97. EYE DONATION
Encouraging posthumous eye donation.
98. HEART DONATION – AN HONORABLE TASK
To motivate people for posthumous heart donation.
99. KIDNEY DONATION – A MAGNIFICENT TASK
To motivate people to donate kidney to needy people under a fully lawful progress.
100. SKIN BANK
To open a skin bank, to extract the skin of dead bodies so that skin of the dead bodies can be used for the skin coating of acid attack victims or burnt cases/fire victims.
101. WELFARE FROM BONY CREMATION REMNANTS
The human remains, especially the bony part, are used to nurture and sustain saplings that grow into trees, thereby ending pollution.
SALUTE TO NATION
Helping and indulging in repair & maintenance of government buildings and pigmentation of walls with prior approval from government and governing bodies.
103. BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS
Boycott Chinese Products.
104. Motivating people to utilize the black money stashed away for public welfare.
105. HUMANITARIAN COMFORT
Adopting and taking care of old aged people or children whose relatives have died in any misfortune or war and do not have any one to look after.
106. HUMANITARIAN FAVOR
Supporting the families of those martyred or injured due to terrorism or while defending & F the nation or at any other public places.
107. NATION’s ADORNMENT
To assist freedom-fighters in every possible way.
108. SALUTE TO SHER-E-HIND
Helping the protectors of Nation, the Army & Army personnel, as much as possible.
109. MANAGE HERITAGE
To help Handicapped Soldiers & their families, and to help families of slain soldiers who lost their lives in the call of duty.
110. ROYAL SHELTER
Operating the Shah Satnam Ji Asra Ashram for hapless orphan boys, where they are provided with state of art educational, boarding & lodging facilities along with mental and emotional upliftment.
111. CHILD PROTECTION
Stopping child labor as well as promoting education.
112. SAVE THE TINY HARDSHIP
Eradicating Child Labour and providing them education.
113. STOP TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN
Resisting child trafficking by creating teams to check it.
114. EDUCATION ENDOWMENT
The literate volunteers will provide free coaching during the exam days, to the poor & financially weak students, with their consent,to make them enjoy good result & taste success and excellence.
115. REAL EDUCATION
To facilitate financial help and guidance for students from poorer sections of society. Career counseling is also provided to them.
116. NEW LIFE
Providing financial help to patients belonging to economic weaker section to meet their medical needs.
117. PATHWAY TO LIGHT
Opening special schools for blind & dumb children.
118. FOOD BANK
Food is one of the most important needs to survive. Millions of people don’t get enough food, and many have surplus that they waste, so encouraging people to donate food items to the needy. 24×7 food service is available for the needy at the Ashram’s food banks.
119. CLOTH BANK
Encouraging people to donate clothes to the needy who can’t afford to buy clothes by themselves.
120. SMILE ON INNOCENT FACE
Developing Book-Banks and Toys-Banks so that the destitute children can also be provided with education and toys.
Helping people, who met with an accident, helping them reach the hospital as soon as possible and ensuring the best possible medical care
122. COMPANION INDEED
Donating wheel chairs and artificial aids to the physically challenged and needy people.
123. TRUE LIFE
Providing medical & emotional help along with treatment to mentally & physically challenged people, who tend to beg on public places; educating them on hard work and making them capable to integrate into society.
124. LIFE’S BACKBONE
Requesting government to provide means of employment to the physically handicapped people.
125. SHELTERS FOR THE DESTITUTE
To sheltered the people who are physically challenged & homeless in government aided homes called “Rain Basera – The home for needies” or to provide such type of help where these homes are not opened.
126. WATER FACILITY
Facilitating clean drinking water in public places.
127. HOMELY SHELTER
Providing “ready to move in” houses to the needy, unprivileged, widows and poor.
128. BENEFACTOR OF OUR OWN BEINGS
Creating awareness among the people living in slums. Members of Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force Wing motivate them to quit narcotics and request to Government to resolve their problems and bring them to Ashram for the betterment of their life.
129. THE WARRIOR -EPITOME OF DEVOTION
A campaign to inspire women willing to marry widowers.
130. THE GREATEST GIFT
Helping childless couples by helping them adopt children through legal adoption and thus bringing joys into their life.
131. MOBILE WELFARE WORK
Using a mobile platform, distribute books and toys to poor children and arrange for their free education; Free medical checkup and medicine, offer free treatment and rations to the needy; IT experts to train in net-banking; nutrition information dissemination.
132. SHUBH KAAMNA
133. A BLESSING FOR LIFE