Social Service Activities

Sri Gayathri Devi temple has been part of various social activities for few decades now. It has constantly extended its support for various initiatives from individuals and the government. Following is a brief on the social services activities undertaken by the trust:

Annasantharpane: is one of the latest initiatives undertaken by the trust from this year onwards. Under this scheme every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. the food will be served for all devotees visiting the temple. The dining hall which is specifically constructed in the temple complex has the capacity to accommodate over 250 people for single sitting. The trust is currently serving around 1000 devotees every Friday. This is an unique and one of its program planned by any temple trust in and around Bangalore. Devotees who are interested in sponsoring this event are requested to contact the temple trust office.

Midday meals program for school children (Akshara Dasoha): is the initiative launched by the Government of India to achieve solutions for two pressing needs of hunger and education. To support this noble cause, Sri Gayarhtri Devi temple trust is participating in the preparation and supply of food for six (6) schools in Bangalore covering over 1500 students.

Medical camps:The temple trust organizes various camps for the benefit of the local people who are in the vicinity of the temple. The major programs among them are

Eye camp: For this camp the temple has tied up with Project Drishti, Bangalore. This is a free camp conducting for cataract detection and operation. On identification of the cataract and a need for surgery the operation is conducted by qualified doctors at a hospital free of cost. This has helped many poor people to take advantage of this opportunity provided by the trust. The trust has already conducted two eye camps while the recent being in August 2005. Over 1000 people have benefited from this.

Medical check-ups: These camps are conducted regularly to provide the poor with an opportunity to know there health and suggest any precautionary measures. During this camp the patients are provided with free general health check-up covering Hypertension (BP), Diabetes, Pneumonia and others. Experienced doctors from the reputed hospitals would provide this service free of cost for the people. The trust has already conducted two medical camps. Over 2000 people have benefited from this.